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Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

When researching your own in San Diego, you've probably come across a wealth of unfamiliar terms and concepts. One common one my patients ask me about is the "open" vs. "closed" rhinoplasty. While many people assume that "open" rhinoplasty is a more invasive form of the surgery and therefore 1 to be avoided, the truth …

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Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Patients often ask me to explain the difference between cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty here in San Diego. The answer is not simple because frequently it's necessary to correct a functional problem while also improving the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure where form and function are interconnected. Functional Rhinoplasty Functional …

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Rhinoplasty Explained by Dr. Chaffoo

  Most plastic surgeons agree that rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery procedures for many reasons. The nose is a complex structure with an obvious position in the middle of one’s face. Expert rhinoplasty requires simultaneously correcting nasal deformities while preserving maximal nasal function. One cannot make a nose look …

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“What’s the difference between the treatments?” “How do I know which one is best for me?” Those are some of the most common questions I hear from patients interested in body contouring. While some providers may prefer one treatment to another, I think it's important to set a baseline of understanding about when each procedure …

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