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Phone cameras / selfies distort the face making the face and nose look wider and longer.
Phone cameras and selfies have became very popular nowadays.   However, the phone cameras  distort the face and nose making them wider and longer.   A number of patients before surgery complain that they do not like their noses  in their photos.  Also, some patient after rhinoplasty  complain that their noses still ...
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Subtle Refinement Rhinoplasty
This patient underwent closed rhinoplasty  to lower the dorsum (bridge), decrease tip projection, raise and refine the tip, and shorten the nostrils.  Nasal deviation was improved ...
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Long term results after rhinoplasty.
Is one year enough to see the final result after rhinoplasty?  Although most swelling after rhinoplasty resolves by 12 months, there is almost  always some swelling present in the tip and midnasal area.  Any experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, would see his/her rhinoplasty results evolve over   3-5 years after surgery. At 12 ...
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Julia’s rhinoplasty consultation, day of surgery, and before/after photos.
Julia underwent closed rhinoplasty by Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants. This video shows her initial consultation, preoperative discussion on the day of surgery, the procedure, and immediate before and after photographs. The procedure included a cosmetic portion (dorsal hump reduction,  tip refinement, raising of the columella, nostrils reduction) and functional portion ( septoplasty, repair of ...
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How to tape the nose after rhinoplasty, reviewed by Dr. Grigoryants
Dr. Grigoryants instructs patients to tape the nose after the split comes off.  The tape needs to be applied overnight to minimize swelling.  Two to three strips  of paper tape are applied on the dorsum  of the nose with a gentle pressure against the bridge and one one strip is ...
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Review of J’s closed rhinoplasty by Dr. Grigoryants.
J underwent closed rhinoplasty by Dr. Grigoryants to reduce the dorsal hump refine and lift the tip, and narrow the nostrils.   The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.  Bleeding during surgery is usually minimal. No packing is used.  The splint is removed 5-7 days after surgery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkG74gGLmw ...
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Custom Rhinoplasty Los Angeles by Dr. Grigoryants
Dr. Grigoryants  performs custom rhinoplasty in Los Angeles. One of the best ways for patients to communicate their wishes is by modifying their own nose using photoshop or a free software ( e.g. Plastic Surgery Simulator Lite).  Having patients do the actual computer modifications allows patients to think through what ...
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Closed rhinoplasty for an overprojected nose by a Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Grigoryants
  Overprojected nose with a dorsal hump is reshaped using closed rhinoplasty.  Overprojected noses frequently have a tenion lip.  The upper lip is pulled forward by the overprojected nose. In these patients, the tip will usually move when the patient talks or smiles.  During surgery, the tip was deprojected,  dorsal ...
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Scarless Rhinoplasty – Closed rhinoplasty Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
The advantages of closed (scarless) rhinoplasty is that there is no scar going across the columella. By now, I have seen a number patients with visible/notched columella scars after their open rhinoplasty from elsewhere. Unfortunately, open rhinoplasty results in visible scarring more commonly than thought especially in ethnic patients. Therefore, ...
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