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Dr. Constantinides invited to speak about rhinoplasty at Chilean ENT meeting in Coquimbo, Chile

Nov 11 2014 | Comments (0)
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Dr. Constantinides is in Coquimbo, Chile this week to speak about rhinoplasty, as the guest of the Chilean Otolaryngology Society at their annual meeting.“My trip began with a visit to the sister cities Viña Del Mar and Valparaiso, on the Pacific coast about 80 km from the capital Santiago. When I was about 10 years old, and then again when I was 15, I spent a total of 9 months in Viña Del Mar. This was the beginning of my Spanish exposure, and I continued it through my undergraduate studies at Brown University.

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What Happened to Renee Zellweger?

Oct 22 2014 | Comments (0)
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Hollywood is buzzing about Renee Zellweger's new look. Did she have plastic surgery? Or is she just looking different because of natural aging? The answer probably lies somewhere in between.

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How much does rhinoplasty hurt?

Oct 07 2014 | Comments (0)
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“I want to have a nose job, but am afraid of the pain. How much does rhinoplasty really hurt?”  Rhinoplasty is among one of the most popular plastic surgeries done today on the face. The two things that prevent people from becoming  rhinoplasty patients is: (1) the cost of rhinoplasty, and; (2) the amount of pain during recovery. Fortunately, the fear of pain after rhinoplasty is mostly the fear of the unknown; most patients find that pain after rhinoplasty is not as bad as they feared, and for most is hardly an issue at all.

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Worried about Rhinoplasty Insurance Reimbursement? New Consumer Website Takes Away the Guess Work

Sep 23 2014 | Comments (0)
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A new consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org, takes away having to guess at how much of your functional rhinoplasty surgery (or any other kind of surgery covered by insurance) will cost you. The website lists Usual & Customary (U&C) Rates by zip code and surgical CPT code. This makes planning for your surgery financially much easier. For years I have not been able to make accurate guesses at what my patients' out of pocket expenses would be after insurance reimbursement. This is because 

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Rhinoplasty Can Change Your Entire Face, But Can You See It?

Sep 21 2014 | Comments (0)
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Sofia is a 23 year old patient that has always wanted a nose job. She can “see” her ideal nose every time she looks in the mirror or takes a selfie.  She knows that the change will make an amazing improvement in how she looks overall, and not just improve how her nose looks. During Sofia’s consultation, Dr. Constantinides performed photo imaging, guided by what Sofia had told me about how she wishes her nose would look. At the end of the photo imaging session, Sofia and Dr. Constantinides both remarked how the proposed changes would make Sofia look so much better overall. Two weeks later, Sofia returned for her preoperative visit and brought her mother along. Her mother had seen the pictures that Dr. Constantinides had given to Sofia at the end of her initial consult with the imaging “before and afters”. Sofia’s mother really never understood why Sofia wanted surgery. In her eyes, she was perfect the way she was. She thought Sofia was too

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