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By Ear Nose & Throat, Surgeons of Western New England LLC
February 10, 2016
Category: ENT
Tags: Rhinoplasty  

A rhinoplasty, known informally as a nose job, is often seen as being purely cosmetic. However, while many cases of rhinoplasty are cosmetic, rhinoplastythere are medical reasons for the procedure as well. With help from your Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield, MA ENT doctor at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, you can determine if a rhinoplasty is right for you.

What is a rhinoplasty? 
A rhinoplasty changes the shape, appearance, or proportion of the nose and nasal cavities. The surgery itself consists of altering the bone and cartilage in the nose. Your Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield doctor achieves this by making incisions inside or around the nose to reach the underlying layers. When the framework of the nose is reworked, the skin tissue goes back into its original place and the incisions closed.

Are there different types of rhinoplasty? 
Rhinoplasty is performed one of two ways: opened or closed. Closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal rhinoplasty, hides all the incisions inside of the nostrils. Though this method avoids visible scars, access to the inner framework of the nose is limited. External, or open, rhinoplasty allows your surgeon to lift the skin and have direct access to the nose’s inner framework. There is the risk of a scar with open rhinoplasty, but the procedure gives your doctor more control and greater options. The best way to determine which method is right for your situation is to consult with your doctor.

What conditions can a rhinoplasty treat? 
The most obvious reason to get rhinoplasty surgery is for cosmetic changes. However, there are medical reasons for a rhinoplasty as well. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage which separates the two nostrils is crooked or off-center. This condition causes difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, headache, and nosebleeds. Rhinoplasty can also repair a nose damaged by trauma or an accident. Broken noses often do not heal correctly and require surgery to improve their appearance.

For more information on rhinoplasty, please contact your doctor at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield, MA. Call 413-732-7426 to schedule your consultation today!

Has your nose always been a source of embarrassment or discomfort for you? If so, you aren't alone. Many Springfield residents choose to visit Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC for rhinoplasty every year for this exact reason.

Whether the shape of your nose is unappealing due to genetics, a birth defect or some type of trauma, the good news is that if you don't like your rhinoplastynose, you can get a new one! In fact, with rhinoplasty from Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield, you could give your appearance a complete overhaul with just a little tweaking. It's amazing what a quality nose job can do!

Why Should I Consider Rhinoplasty?

When people look at you, your nose may very well be one of the first things they see. After all, it is located right in the middle of your face. It's pretty hard to miss! Don't you want people's first impression of you to be a positive one? They say you should always put your best foot forward, but the truth is, no one looks at your feet when they meet you. You need a beautiful, attractive nose if you want to make a great first impression.

Plus, the benefits of rhinoplasty from Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield include more than just increased self-esteem and self-confidence. A quality nose job can also help you breathe easier, sleep better and enjoy life more. In fact, many of our patients are amazed when they realize just how dramatic of an effect a new nose can have on their life.

If you are tired of looking at your misshapen or unattractive nose, make today the day you finally do something about it. Call Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield to set up a consultation with Dr. Kimberley Rutherford for rhinoplasty today.

By Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England
August 25, 2014
Category: Injuries
Tags: Rhinoplasty  
We all don’t obsess over celebrities, but we usually hear about their whereabouts and scandals quite easily, via gossip magazines and TV. It’s probably stressful to be under the microscope, but that’s part of being a celebrity. Another issue they must deal with is how to affectively address rumors and tabloids. One popular topic that has put the rich and famous in the hot seat is a rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” procedure, which can alter the proportions of the nose.  
Many celebrities have undergone the procedure because they stated that a deviated septum was causing breathing problems. But we wonder—is this the truth behind the use of a rhinoplasty?

The Issues of a Deviated Septum

When celebrities cite a deviated septum as the main reason behind their rhinoplasty procedures, they could be telling the truth. First off, what is a deviated septum? It’s an issue when the nasal cavity shifts away from the midline, causing an imbalance in the breathing passages.
Thus, a deviated septum can cause a number of issues, including:
  • Sinus infection
  • Headaches
  • Postnasal drip
  • One-sided nasal congestion
  • Nosebleeds
  • Difficulty breathing

What Can a Rhinoplasty Do? 

In terms of treatment, a rhinoplasty can change the appearance of the nose, as well as improve function. A few common reasons a patient may undergo a rhinoplasty include:
  • Treat a nose injury
  • Repair deformity
  • Improve breathing difficulties
Improving the proportions of the breathing passages can help your overall quality of life, and we believe many of these celebrities saw this as the best way to find relief. What do you think?
Please contact our office for more information about a rhinoplasty procedure. Call us at (413) 732-7426. 
By Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC
May 15, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

What Are The Advantages of a Rhinoplasty?

What is a rhinoplasty? It’s a reconstruction of the nasal bones and cartilage. The procedure can be done “closed” or “open.” A closed rhinoplasty is when incisions are made inside of the nose, and an open rhinoplasty raises the skin of the columella—the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
A rhinoplasty is advantageous for two reasons: treating a deviated septum and improving the facial harmony.

Breathe a Sigh of Relief With Rhinoplasty

A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum favors one side of the nostrils, causing one nasal passage to be smaller. Thus, it becomes harder to breathe through the nose. A reduced airflow through the nasal passages can be annoying, but many people continue to live with it. However, a deviated septum can get worse, leading to a nasal obstruction, which can cause the following:
  • Dry mouth
  • Pressure and congestion in the nasal passages
  • Disturbed sleep

Find Facial Harmony With Rhinoplasty

If someone asked you to name one thing you wanted to change about your face or body, you can probably rattle off a whole list of things. Some people are content with the way things are, and that is great. However, many patients lack confidence in their facial features, and the nose is a common issue. With the help of rhinoplasty, you can feel at peace with your nose.
We want to help you feel confident about your facial esthetics. If you have any questions about a rhinoplasty or other service, contact our office today.