“At this point, they are unsure as to what causes it but believe it is somehow related to the texturing of the implant surface,” explains Dr. Rahban. It also seems that removing the implant along with any scar tissue can be curative. So far, statistics are rare, with 626 cases and 17 deaths reported worldwide. If you’ve gotten implants in the past, don’t freak out yet. “It is something to be aware of. While I don’t think it’s super alarming, it’s good to know what is on the horizon,” says Dr. Rahban.
Breast augmentation surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The typical length of time for this procedure is usually from 1 to 1.5 hours. Nonetheless, you always have the option to stay a little longer at the hospital for your recovery if you choose. It is also important that you have regular check-ups with your surgeon while you’re still in recovery. This is especially important to patients who have undergone silicone breast implants; you have to make sure that your implants are properly functioning. An MRI screening or ultrasound is required to assess its condition.
Spend as much time as you can on researching possible surgeons for the job. You should look at the work they’ve done on other patients, ask for a recommendation from people you know, and look up their credentials. Ideally, your best choice for a surgeon to do your nose job is one that performs them regularly and has a background in ENT (ears, nose, and throat).
Case 4: Some might think that this patient had had previous rhinoplasty with tip collapse, but she did not. Occasionally, the shape of the tip cartilages is very vertically-oriented, causing a deep groove in the nostril. She felt this, along with her marked tip crookedness, drew unwanted attention to her nose. Now, her nose is smaller, smoother, more defined, and just blends with the rest of her face.
Dr. Richard Rival, a rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto, has both certifications. While board certification is an essential prerequisite, make sure your surgeon has extensive experience performing the procedure and does so on a regular basis. Ask to see photos of previous patients. While these photos will likely show only the "best results," you will able to determine whether the surgeon is able to produce the improvements you want by paying attention to cases in the photo gallery that are similar to yours.

Post treatment I was a left a little red and blotchy, so I cancelled any meetings I had straight after. Although the redness soon faded I was left with a few tiny pin prick points. I am told that bruising is common, but it all depends on how sensitive your skin is. I was also left with a slight headache, almost like I’d been wearing a swim cap for a few days. This too didn’t last longer than a few hours, and wasn’t anything that two paracetamol couldn’t fix. If you do experience a headache for longer than 48 hours, or any other symptoms like nausea or visual disturbances (although rare) you are advised to contact your practitioner.

Although reviewing before and after photographs is an important element in selecting the right rhinoplasty surgeon, choosing your surgeon solely on the basis of website photos is ill-advised. Indeed, countless disappointed rhinoplasty patients can attest to the deceptive and misleading nature of many rhinoplasty websites. Moreover, viewing online photos is no substitute for the consultation visit, where I can share numerous other before and after photos, many with noses similar in appearance to your own – a far more meaningful comparison. Although I have been slow to incorporate internet marketing into my rhinoplasty practice, the growing number of individuals who look to the internet as their sole source of medical information cannot be overlooked. Consequently, I offer this website as a source of candid information to equip the prospective rhinoplasty patient with accurate information and honest advice.


Dr. Richard Rival, a rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto, has both certifications. While board certification is an essential prerequisite, make sure your surgeon has extensive experience performing the procedure and does so on a regular basis. Ask to see photos of previous patients. While these photos will likely show only the "best results," you will able to determine whether the surgeon is able to produce the improvements you want by paying attention to cases in the photo gallery that are similar to yours.
If you don't know what nasal packing is, consider yourself lucky. Nasal packing is gauze placed deep inside the nose, usually to prevent or stop bleeding. Dr Rival uses nasal packing in only about 5% of all his rhinoplasty surgeries. Sometimes in very deviated noses he may place plastic splints inside the nose to maintain a straight septum for 5 to 7 days.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
If the repair or revision of the nose is extensive, then the operating time is longer and there will be more expense involved. The fee is also based on the geographical location. For example, the cost of any facial cosmetic surgery in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, will be more expensive than the same procedure here in Toronto. The other factor and the most important consideration is the experience of the facial plastic surgeon performing the operation. As a facial plastic surgeon gains experience and clientele, their fee is usually more than that of a novice.
Through our office in Vancouver, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) effectively, predictably and safely corrects the appearance of the nose. Following rhinoplasty, the desired result is a natural appearance with the nose being in balance with the other facial features. In addition to cosmetic considerations, obstruction of the nasal passages can result from structural abnormalities both on the outside and on the inside of the nose. This can lead to multiple problems including decreased exercise tolerance and sense of smell, poor sleep, noisy breathing and chronic bad breath (so-called “functional” problems).  Certain functional problems are treatable during rhinoplasty surgery but this is evaluated on a case by case basis. For a general overview regarding this procedure, please read our blog post on the basic facts about rhinoplasty.

When the breasts do differ by one bra cup size or more, surgical correction is usually the best solution. Depending on the patient, surgery to correct asymmetrical breasts may involve breast implants for augmentation of one or both breasts, reduction of one or both breasts, or reduction of one breast and augmentation of the other. A breast lift may also be incorporated, if necessary.

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