Some patients ask if a rhinoplasty procedure is functional or aesthetic. Some parts of a procedure are clearly aesthetic while other portions are more functional, while other portions of a rhinoplasty may have a component of both involved.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) have released a new clinical consensus statement on septoplasty. A consensus statement is an opinion by groups of experts who if they all share the same opinion on it but there is not enough evidence to create an official guideline. Dr. Shah will share his opinion as well with the statement.
A new study from The Lancet, a medical journal, found that music given to patients before, during or after surgery can decrease anxiety and patients to have less postoperative pain. The study found its data from a group of patients who randomized to either receive music, no music, or white noise (not Taylor Swift but static noise).
The top 4 nonsurgical procedures in the US for men and women are:
1. Botox (3,588,218 patients)
2. Facial filler (1,696,621 patients)
3. Hair removal (828,480 patients)
4. Chemical peel (484, 053 patients)
So why the upsurge in patients receiving non-surgical procedures. Nonsurgical procedures represent affordable non invasive technique which allow patients to look and feel their best. These procedures offer patients an opportunity to literally look better with just a few minutes of time in an aesthetic physician's practice.