Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Eighty-five percent of patients undergoing functional nasal surgery had at least partial improvement in their headaches, according to a research summary and update by Ahmed M. Afifi, MD, and colleagues of University of Wisconsin, Madison. They write, “These results suggest that the use of nasal surgery to improve headache symptoms is a viable treatment option in appropriately selected chronic headache patients.”

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No Benefit From Preventive Antibiotics in Nose Jobs, Study Notes

Postoperative antibiotic therapy did not significantly reduce infection risk among patients undergoing rhinoplasty, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.

With data on 589 patients in five randomized trials, the pooled risk ratio of infection for prophylactic antibiotics (given prior to, during, or after procedures) vs placebo was 0.92 (95% CI 0.35-2.43; P=0.86), reported Sam Most, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Facial Plastic Surgeons Call for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions After Rhinoplasty

A team of surgeons at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that, of 173 patients undergoing rhinoplasty, only two refilled their opioid prescriptions after the procedure — with some patients not filling their initial opioid prescription at all.

Published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, these results suggest that patients experienced less pain than expected, and that the optimal number of opioid tablets to manage postoperative rhinoplasty pain may be lower than expected.

People Are Taking to Social Media to Celebrate the Noses They Were Bullied For

The body positive movement is all about loving yourself as you are, and the latest example of that seems to be people sharing their profiles on social media and talking about embracing their noses.

Twitter user @_lunasofia_ shared what she called a “side profile appreciation post” on Friday, and since then it has been shared over 3,500 times and liked almost 30,000 times.

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Mother, 40, Whose $19K Nose Job Left Her with a Discolored ‘Beak’ Reveals How She Used Leeches to Restore It to Normal

Due to the botched surgery Shari had developed what is known as ‘polly beak’, a post-operative deformity that can cause the the tip of the nose to slowly collapse away from the cartilage, causing it to resemble a parrot’s beak.

Fearing she would need reconstructive surgery, Shari travelled 2,500 miles to LA to get advice from a top surgeon – only to be recommended leech therapy by the doctor who explained it would start the blood circulating in the back of her nose again.

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Rihanna’s Nose Is Inspiring This Surprising Plastic Surgery Trend

Two months ago, plastic surgeons across the country reported that Meghan Markle’s nose, from its natural-looking hump to its button-like tip, was the latest plastic surgery trend. Well, move aside, Markle because there’s a new plastic surgery trendsetter, and her name is Rihanna.

According to Dr. Melissa Doft, a New York-based plastic surgeon, the 30-year-old singer’s schnoz is the latest plastic surgery obsession for its straight and symmetrical structure.

Do Pore Strips Really Work? Here’s What Dermatologists Say

Even if you’ve never used a nose strip before, chances are you’re familiar with them.

Much like sheet masks and pimple stickers, pore strips — often known simply as “nose strips,” due to the facial feature’s overwhelming popularity in this skin-care genre — are much like sheet masks and pimple stickers in that they’re bizarrely satisfying to use. This, coupled with their alleged ability to remove buildup from pores, is precisely what makes them so appealing.

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans.

Dubbed Team AssistENT, the five students – including Melissa Austin, Eric Cao, Talia Kirschbaum, Theodore Lee and Harrison Nguyenhe – have won the $10,000  “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for 2018.

Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

Dorsal reduction has a greater effect than tip manipulation in adding value to social perception of the facial profile of patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty, according to a study published online June 7 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Cherian K. Kandathil, M.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues assessed the social perception of four patients who underwent cosmetic rhinoplasty. An online survey showed 813 participants original and simulated images in order for them to estimate age, approachability, perceived success, overall health, and intelligence, and to rate attractiveness on a visual analogue scale (0 to 100).