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Category: Rhinoplasty

The Myths of a Deviated Septum and the Benefits of Septoplasty

Posted August 21, 2020

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No matter what age, circumstance, or lifestyle, humans are no strangers to accidents. For example, some parts of our body may bruise or swell when injured but typically heal without further concern. Others, however, are a bit more delicate, especially in the face or nose. 

woman touching nose after rhinoplasty or septoplasty.

While it can be genetic, a deviated septum is often the result of an injury suffered to the nose.

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Facial Plastic Surgery Options in Los Angeles

Posted July 05, 2013

Los Angeles facelift surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole has nearly three decades of experience helping men and women throughout Southern California look and feel years younger. Offering a wide variety of facial plastic surgery options, Dr. O’Toole can customize your procedure to address your specific concerns and provide you with a much more youthful, vibrant, and refreshed appearance.…

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Top Plastic Surgery Options for Men

Posted May 13, 2013

Plastic surgery has always been a popular service among women. However, in the last few years the amount of men seeking plastic surgery has also increased. The procedures that men are undergoing the most include:


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), this procedure is the most popular form of plastic surgery among men.…

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Can I Have Plastic Surgery Without Scars?

Posted April 09, 2013

In most cases, if you remove something from the body or cut the skin deep enough, a scar will replace it. The visibility of the scar depends on your skin color and type. However, there are a few ways to minimize scarring:

Research limited incision techniques

Oftentimes there are techniques available that minimize the appearance of scars by using smaller incisions.…

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Finding the Right Nose for Your Face

Posted March 12, 2013

Every year, hundreds of men and women in Los Angeles look to rhinoplasty to correct imperfections with their nose, and understandably so. Your nose is one of your most noticeable features. Having a nose that compliments your other facial features is not only attractive, it’s an essential part of making a great first impression. But how do you decide what your nose should look like?…

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Pre and Postoperative Care for Rhinoplasty

Posted November 07, 2012

Prior to your rhinoplasty procedure you will need to:

  • Quit smoking
  • Arrange for a ride to and from your surgery
  • Discontinue medications and herbs including anti-inflammatory drugs and blood thinners
  • Prepare a clean, quiet space you can rest in during your first few days of recovery

During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. O’Toole may discuss certain medications that can aid in your comfort and recovery following your surgery.…

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Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline

Posted November 07, 2012

Your recovery from rhinoplasty will depend on your body’s natural ability to heal, your willingness to follow all of Dr. Martin O’Toole’s postoperative advice, and the rhinoplasty technique that was required to produce your desired results. The entire recovery process can take several months. However, you should be able to resume many of your normal activities much faster than that.…

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Revision Rhinoplasty

Posted November 07, 2012

Ideally, your rhinoplasty surgery will produce a lifetime of results, but as many as 20 percent of people who undergo rhinoplasty will require revision surgery at some point. In a study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal involving 150 patients who had undergone rhinoplasty revision, 41 percent of patients said the reason for their second surgery was a need to correct a deformity caused by the first.…

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How Rhinoplasty is Performed

Posted November 07, 2012

Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole offers our patient options when it comes to rhinoplasty. No two noses are alike making no single technique ideal for every face. During your initial consultation with Dr. O’Toole, the rhinoplasty technique best suited to meet your needs will be determined.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

There are two primary techniques used in rhinoplasty surgery:

  • Closed – in which all incisions are placed inside of the nose
  • Open – in which one or more additional incisions are made outside of the nose

Both techniques allow Dr.…

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