A couple weeks ago I traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil as a keynote speaker for the 16th World Congress of Rhinology, organized by the Dr. Aldo Stamm. This meeting was a combined meeting for three international nasal surgery societies: 1. The International Rhinology Society; 2. The International Society of Inflammation and Allergy of the Nose; and, 3. The Rhinology Society. A total of about 1600 surgeons from around the world traveled to Brazil for this meeting, making it the largest nasal surgery meeting that I have ever spoken at. The scientific part of the meeting was fabulous. There were four simultaneous...
Dr. Minas Constantinides was featured in a Sunday Styles article in the NY Times yesterday. The article's author, Ms. Joyce Wadler, has a Styles column entitled "I Was Misinformed". Her witty article describes in very light-hearted detail her experience receiving Restylane and Juvederm Voluma. To read the article in it's entirety, please click this link: A New Face at 20 Percent Off? Sign Me Up.
Among the many complexities of rhinoplasty, one of the most challenging to correct is alar, or nostril, retraction. Alar retraction occurs when the nostril is curves upward excessively, either because that is the way it formed, or due to previous surgery. Alar retraction after rhinoplasty is a particularly difficult problem, because it is usually caused by over-resection of the lateral tip cartilage. Over time, the nostril pulls upward due to lack of support and scars there. It creates an ugly nostril that appears too large, called "excess nostril show". Patients hate it because it makes it seem that people can see right up their nose. It cannot be concealed with lighting or make-up like other deformities.
"Prominauris" is the Latin-derived medical term for prominent ears. Ears that protrude run in families, and it is astounding how many boys and girls there are that never have anything done to correct them. The problem with prominent ears is that they interfere with how men and women can wear their hair. Most women with prominent ears have never worn their hair up. They keep it long over their ears so they don't have to see them, and so that others don't either. This works as long as they don't go to the beach or pull their hair back for sports, but how many of us can do that? Men's prominent ears get in the way of wearing baseball caps. The caps often will sit right above the ears, and make the ears look even more prominent. Hair styles and the way they look on their Instagram pics (see Dr. Constantinides' Instagram account by clicking here) are important for both men and women. Otoplasty has been around for a long time. The trick is to ma
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Surgical techniques have steadily improved in rhinoplasty over the past 20 years. Why, then, are results in revision rhinoplasty so unpredictable. The literature reports revision rates of up to 50% after a patient has a revision rhinoplasty. That is to say, if a surgeon sees a patient who has had one rhinoplasty by another surgeon, and then revises that rhinoplasty, he risks having an unsatisfactory outcome in up to 50% of his cases (Note: Dr. Constantinides’ revision rate is 15% in this scenario, better than 50% but certainly not 0%). Why, despite all the advances we have made in rhinoplasty techniques, are revisions still so unpredictable? The answer, as in all solutions to complicated, multi-step problems, is multifactorial.
Response to our free consultation offer has been so robust that we can not accommodate the demand. So, we have extended our offer of free consultations through March 2015. These are not quick, superficial consultations that only take 10 minutes. These are full consultations with Dr. Constantinides, lasting as long as needed to fully understand and analyze your concerns and come up with practical solutions. Come in and see what over 10,000 patients have already discovered about Dr. Constantinides. He is thorough, talented and respectful of your concerns and of your privacy. And until March 2015, your consultation is free, complimentary, on the house.
It’s OK to be afraid before rhinoplasty surgery. Everyone is a little nervous before surgery, or even just thinking about elective surgery. When nerves progress to real fear, your progress forward towards your goals of having a nose that works and looks great will come to a halt. Only by understanding your fear and getting control of it can you move towards rhinoplasty happiness.
Cando Cornejo was a beautiful 19-year-old beauty queen who won the "Queen of Duran" beauty pageant in Ecuador in October, 2014. On January 10, 2015 she died of complications related to abdominal liposuction in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the New York Post reports. In today's NY Post, Andrea Peyser writes in her column about another well-known (among plastic surgeons) tragedy. Ms. Peyser's take: "If cosmetic surgery disappeared today, we'd all get used to smaller boobs and imperfect noses. That's fine with me." My take: Ms. Peyser is lobbing a cheap shot at an industry that has become an integral part of American life. Rather than decrying plastic surgery, she ought to champion better training and certification for surgeons, and better patient education, worldwide.
Trauma to your child is often more traumatic for you, the parent, than for the child. During my 20 years as a facial plastic surgeon, I
have seen every type of facial trauma to children. I have seen deep cuts through skin to bone. I have seen noses sliced open in motor vehicle accidents. I have seen pit bull attacks by the family dog that crush entire cheeks. I have seen jaws fractured and cheek bones mangled. In every case, the parent has been traumatized as much and often more than the child