Massage therapy is a great way to relax and improve your overall health. It can help reduce stress, improve blood circulation, and even relieve muscle tension. However, it can also cause a stuffy nose after the massage session, especially after a Swedish massage. This is due to the increased pressure on the face during deep… [Read More]
What do I do about my nasal hair before rhinoplasty?
Nasal hair is something we are supposed to have. Vibrassae, the medical term for nose hair, serves to help filter particles and air. However, overly long nasal hair is probably not high on our list of attractive. So what are you supposed to do prior to a rhinoplasty? Pluck, clip, or leave it alone. The… [Read More]
Does Dr. Shah use topical Cocaine as an anesthetic in rhinoplasty?
Does Dr. Shah use topical Cocaine as an anesthetic in rhinoplasty? Cocaine is one of the traditional agents used in rhinoplasty and septoplasty to both anesthetize the nose and cause vasocontriction*. The main issue with the use of cocaine is the potential for cardiac arrhythmia*. So do the pros of its use outweigh the cons?… [Read More]
Runny Nose After Rhinoplasty
A condition develops in some patients known as rhinorrhea, which is also known as nasal drip. This condition can occur after rhinoplasty for a few weeks to in rare cases months. This phenomenom is not well described in the literature. After a septorhinoplasty, the interior lining of the nose can be swollen and cause the nose… [Read More]
What’s the normal swelling process after a rhinoplasty?
Many patients wonder how long it takes for all of the swelling to dissipate after a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is unlike other procedures where patients can often see a “final” result within a three month span. In fact, most patients take up to a year or longer for the swelling to reach a final status. This… [Read More]
Is it me or my nose that smells bad after my rhinoplasty?
Why Bad Smells Occur After Nose Surgery After a nose job or rhinoplasty procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to experience bad smells coming from their noses. This is due to a variety of factors that can occur during the healing process. During a nose job, the surgeon makes incisions inside and outside of… [Read More]
Exercising After Rhinoplasty: What’s Safe, What’s Not
Exercise after rhinoplasty can be a tricky subject. It is important to understand the healing process and what activities are safe to do in the weeks following surgery. Rhinoplasty Chicago is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the nasal bones and cartilage to improve the appearance of the nose. It’s very common for patients to… [Read More]
How Small Can A Rhinoplasty Make My Nose?
A common question for patients seeking rhinoplasty is to make their nose smaller. So how small can you make the nose? The rate limiting step on how small you can make the nose is the soft tissue envelope, which is essentially the skin of the nose. A rhinoplasty is designed to reshape the underlying structure… [Read More]
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