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    Rhinoplasty Surgery: Enlarged Turbinates

    Rhinoplasty Surgery: Enlarged Turbinates

    Rhinoplasty Surgery: Enlarged Turbinates | Beverly Hills | Los Angeles

    Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is an effective treatment for enlarged turbinates. Turbinates refer to thin, long bones that project outwards from the side of the septum inside the nasal cavity. Turbinates look like tiny, small knobs on the ends.

    There are three types of turbinates. The bones that are located in the upper portion of the nose between the nose and eyes are called superior turbinates. Middle turbinates refer to the middle part of the nose, and inferior turbinates sit atop the nostrils.

    During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s nose to evaluate if enlarged turbinates surgery is appropriate for them. The successful board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides a wide range of nose reshaping surgery procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


    Turbinate Rhinoplasty

    Turbinate rhinoplasty can address inflamed turbinates which can occur due to irritants or allergies. At times, the turbinate can contract due to pressure from a deviated septum which pushes it to one side. This causes the opposite turbinate to become larger to make up for the constrained turbinate and leads to additional breathing issues.

    Certain surgeons treat enlarged turbinates by removing tissue to reduce their size while others not to excise any tissue. Instead, the surgeon fractures the turbinate in the outward direction. Turbinates warm the air entering the nose and generate moisture to facilitate proper breathing.

    Sometimes, removing these turbinates causes a painful condition known as atrophic rhinitis. However, fracturing a turbinate outwardly and away from the septum and positioning it appropriately creates a larger airway. This improves breathing and enhances the proper functioning of the turbinates.


    Surgical Procedure

    Various cosmetic surgery techniques can be employed to reduce the size of turbinates. Turbinate size correction surgery is commonly known as turbinate reduction or turbinate resection. The patient can undergo this procedure in the surgeon’s office or an operating room. The surgeon typically performs a septoplasty and turbinate resection simultaneously.

    It is important not to remove the turbinate entirely as it can impact the overall functioning of the turbinate. The complete elimination of a turbinate can lead to a very dry and crusty nose.

    At times, the turbinate tissue may re-grow following the procedure. In this case, the patient will need further surgical intervention. This is more acceptable in comparison to completely removing a turbinate.

    Certain techniques can reduce the size of a turbinate without removing the turbinate bone of tissue. Techniques such as radiofrequency reduction, coblation, and cauterization can help accomplish this reduction.

    In these techniques, a part of the turbinate is heated with a specialized tool. This enables the turbinate to shrink after a while as scar tissue develops due to the heating process.

    Certain procedures can be used to remove a part of the turbinate. The surgeon must ensure that sufficient turbinate remains within the nose while performing these procedures. The turbinate that remains in the nose can warm and humidify the air going into the nose.

    A standard technique to treat enlarged turbinates is called submucosal resection. Prudent plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and cities in this region of the nation for nose surgery.

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    Correcting a Deviated Septum

    Correcting a Deviated Septum | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodRhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can correct a deviated septum to restore proper function of the nose. After the surgeon determines the exact nature and extent of the deviated septum, they can design a customized surgical plan to treat it.

    The accomplished board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides a wide range of nose reshaping surgery procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities in this part of California.


    What is Septum Deviation?

    The septum divides the nasal cavity into two narrow airways that begin from the upper portion of the nose where it attaches to the nostrils. The septum comprises various sections of bone and cartilage.

    The lower part of the septum is situated on the anterior nasal spine. This bone provides support, and it can be felt in the area where the nose connects with the upper lip.

    Septum deviation refers to the moving or development of the septum to one side of the nasal cavity instead of dividing this cavity into two identical airways.

    The septum can bend to one side creating an S-shape or bow out to create a C-shape. Such deviations in the septum can restrict the air flow and gradually damage the delicate tissues of the nose.

    Some people have a deviated septum since birth while others develop it because of a nasal injury. This can lead to breathing obstructions. A deviated septum can also lead to recurring facial pain and nosebleeds.


    How is Septal Deviation Corrected?

    The surgeon will work on either the cartilage located in the lower portion of the nose or the bony upper part of the septum that sits on the top of the nose. The septum may also shift off the anterior spine in a condition called a caudal septal deviation. In such cases, the surgeon will shift the septum back to the correct position and move its base to the anterior nasal spine.


    Septoplasty Procedure

    In this cosmetic surgery procedure, the surgeon will either reshape the cartilaginous lower part or the bony upper portion of the septum. Some patients experience a condition called a caudal septal deviation where the septum moves off the anterior nasal spine. The surgeon will address the shift of the septum and realign its base to the anterior nasal spine to treat this condition.

    To commence the procedure, the surgeon places an incision on one area of the nose to gain access to the septum. After that, they will delicately move the deviated septum back to its correct position. They will also remove obstructions such as useless bone pieces or cartilage. Finally, the surgeon repositions the mucous membrane.

    The patient may need stitches to ensure that the membrane and septum remain in their positions. Sometimes placing a cotton pack in the nose is sufficient to help the membrane and septum maintain their positions.



    Septoplasty is outpatient surgery. Most patients can go back home on the day of the procedure itself. Devoted plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other neighborhoods and cities across the horizon for nose surgery.  

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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Types

    Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can treat physiological conditions that can impact a person’s ability to breathe properly. In addition, it can enhance the nose shape for improved aesthetics. There are many types of rhinoplasty to address a wide range of patient needs.

    Committed board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides a wide range of nose reshaping surgery procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Who is a good candidate for a brow lift? | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesHollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and suburbs in this region of SoCal.  


    Functional Rhinoplasty Procedures

    Nose reshaping cosmetic surgery can be performed as an “open” or “closed” procedure. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon places incisions on the outside of the nose whereas in closed rhinoplasty the incisions are placed within the nose.

    Surgeons employ a closed technique wherever possible to avoid any conspicuous scarring. However, open rhinoplasty may be required for patients with severe damage or in case the treatment area is located high in the nasal cavity.  

    An experienced, proven, and skilled plastic surgeon can place open rhinoplasty incisions within the nasal contour to minimize the appearance of any scars resulting from the nose surgery.


    Ethnic Rhinoplasty

    Every race has specific aesthetic characteristics, although not every member of a particular race has these physical attributes. However, those that do sometimes choose to receive cosmetic surgery to modify these characteristics.

    Rhinoplasty is a sought-after procedure for patients whose ethnic attributes include a broad nose. Many patients with Asian and African heritage seek cosmetic rhinoplasty to decrease the nose width from one nostril to the other.

    It is crucial that the plastic surgeon modifies their approach to the unique anatomic elements of the ethnic nose. The surgeon should not alter the nose beyond a point that would dramatically change the patient’s appearance.


    Correcting the Radix

    The radix refers to the upper bony part of the nose. The radix, as well as the cartilage beneath it, may be substantial leading to a bump. In case the radix is shallow, it can create a depression and a bump. The surgeon can decrease the size of the radix by cautiously shaving away tiny portions.

    The surgeon may create fullness in a depressed region via a part of the patient’s own cartilage taken from another area of the nose. They can develop a straighter slope by augmenting the area right above the radix.


    Straightening a Crooked Nose

    In case the nose is shifted to one side or slightly crooked, a surgeon can straighten it by physically moving the tissues, or reducing some cartilage or bone. Similar to the case of a broken nose requiring functional rhinoplasty, the surgeon may place a splint to hold the nose in position during the healing period.


    Tip Rotation and Reduction

    In case the nasal tip lacks definition or is too defined, it may not have a proper rotation. Rotation is the downward or upward turn of the nasal tip. While making adjustments to the nasal tip by reshaping the cartilage, the surgeon will focus on the base of the nose as it impacts the rotation and tension.


    Projection Adjustment

    In order to reduce the nasal projection, a surgeon can shave away a part of the cartilage at the nose tip. If the projection needs to be increased, the surgeon may bifurcate and realign the cartilage, pushing it forward and suturing it into the desired position. In case the nasal tip has insufficient cartilage, the surgeon may use a cartilage graft to augment it.

    Cordial plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for nose surgery.  

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    More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery


    More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesConversations around body image and physical aesthetic have traditionally involved women. However, a new American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) study indicates that now even males are actively participating in this discussion on undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures to enhance their appearance.

    Successful board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides a wide range of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.


    Men are Increasingly Seeking Plastic Surgery

    Men are seeking advice from plastic surgeons to enhance their appearance and boost their self-image. This can be ascertained from the fact that in 2017, men received more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures.

    An increasing number of men are seeking plastic surgeons to have honest discussions on their cosmetic concerns and areas of insecurities.

    Surgeons report that they often notice relief on the patient’s face when they explain the multiple surgical and nonsurgical procedures that are available to them to alleviate their aesthetic concerns. Many men feel less self-conscious about their appearance with a cosmetic surgery procedure on a single body area that they are unhappy about.

    Some surgeons witness a number of younger men who are seeking procedures for body contouring. Statistics indicate that cosmetic procedures such as abdominoplasty surgery (up 12 percent) and liposuction (up 23 percent) are becoming increasingly sought-after by men in the past five years. During this period, there has also been a 30 percent increase in male breast reduction surgeries.


    Case Study

    A 20-year old male patient found it impossible to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits in the chest region following substantial weight gain due to his asthma medication.

    The cosmetic surgeon diagnosed the patient with gynecomastia, which involves swelling of the male breast tissue due to hormonal fluctuations. The patient received male breast reduction surgery to remove the fat deposits.

    The surgeon attests to a dramatic improvement in the patient’s self-confidence along with high satisfaction levels after the procedure. The patient felt more confident and was motivated to exercise regularly and manage his long-term weight loss. According to the patient, his weight-loss initiatives would not have been likely without plastic surgery to kick-start the process.


    Older Men Choose Less Invasive Procedures

    Younger men are more interested in cosmetic procedures for their bodies while older men prefer less invasive procedures to mitigate aging signs. Over 100,000 men received dermal filler injections in the year 2017 which is almost twice the number of men who received these in 2000. In the same period, Botox popularity has gone up four times in men.

    “Executive edge” is the term men used for wanting to appear more youthful to compete with the younger generation of employees at their workplace. Dr. Jeffrey Janis, President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), elaborates that usually, men seek cosmetic procedures to appear as young as they feel from within. An expert plastic surgeon can assist them in achieving this goal.

    Moreover, Dr. Janis emphasizes the importance of identifying a well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure safety protocols and ethical practices. In addition, the surgeon should be able to provide patients with various treatment options to address the unique needs of every patient.

    Dependable plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and suburbs in this area of the state for aesthetic procedures.

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