How To Fix Damages From A Failed Rhinoplasty

Unfortunately there are a number of reasons for why rhinoplasty can fail. These can include failure to follow the instructions of the patient as well as incompetency technically on the part of the surgeon. What results can be an unholy apparition where the person’s nose is out of alignment or contour. This can take an average person’s facial appearance and make it into something decidedly unnatural which causes emotional pain and embarrassment.

Worse than this, a failed nose surgery can cause a real deformity of the nasal cavities and passages that negatively impacts the function of the person’s nose. Disappointment and anger are natural reactions to problems like these, along with bitter regret for have opting to have the surgery in the first place. In the end, many disappointed rhinoplasty patients will look for a reliable and dependable surgeon who can fix the damage and rebuild the horribly misshapen nose.

Repairing Unnatural Damages from a Previous Rhinoplasty Is Possible

It requires a high degree of medical, technical, and artistic skills to fix a surgically ruined nose. In fact the challenge is far more difficult than the original surgery should have been. There are several reasons for this. Delicate, thin components of the shape have to be recreated in a three dimensional picture. Twisted, collapsed, and shredded remains must be worked over into the new and improved shape.

Every fabricated section will need a true mirror image to mimic the opposite part. The final product has to be correctly and optimally aligned in such a way that the nose looks straight to the casual observer. Joints and seams have to be invisible after the surgery heals. The whole nose structure needs to be correctly proportioned so that it appropriately fits in with the rest of the person’s face. Not only does the outer appearance have to look nice and be smooth. The interior air passages have to be sufficient in size so that a comfortable quantity of airflow is permitted.

Differences Between First Time and Revision Rhinoplasty

The revision form of rhinoplasty requires a great deal more surgery time. This surgery is far more complex and easily needs a minimum of four to five hours of operative time. The recovery period turns out to be far longer as well, thanks to pre-existing damage to tissue and the longer surgery time. Those patients who possess healthy but thin skin could need a full six to twelve months to see complete results and healing. It could even take two years for optimal recovery and results to appear for those who possess thicker skin that is more prone to scarring.

Revision rhinoplasty also needs something besides merely extended treatment and recovery times. It practically always needs graft material for the surgery to be successful. This living material it wants comes from cartilage that the surgeon will have to harvest from somewhere else in the patient’s body. This is then applied to replacing the damaged nose tissue. The human organism only possesses three ample supplies of extra cartilage. This is why the results with the grafted cartilage will range widely from one patient to another.

The three types of cartilage employed for this revision rhinoplasty are from the septum, the ear, or the ribs. The best source is always from the septum because it is straight and comes from the nose itself. Next best choices are the ear and rib cartilage.

Cartilage from the Nasal Septum (Septal)

This cartilage comes from the dividing barrier which differentiates between the left and right nasal passages. The septum proves to be approximately the dimensions of a credit card. The cartilage beyond the outer perimeter of the septum is safely removable for grafting purposes in nose reconstruction.

There are so many benefits that septal cartilage offers surgeons. The only downside to it is that the excess supply of the material is highly limited. A great number of patients may not be able to take advantage of this excellent source of spare cartilage. Those suffering from prior septoplasties, intense septal deviation, or septal cartilage that has been damaged in the past will simply lack an excess supply with which to reconstruct a nose that was badly damaged in the prior surgery.

Cartilage of the Ear (Conchal)

Within the external ear is a bowl-shaped part that is on the other side of the ear canal. This conchal bowl may be harvested via a tiny incision hidden behind the postauricular crease. For most people, the cartilage a size of a quarter can be taken out without changing the look of the outer ear.

The downside to this ear cartilage is that it is curled, thick, and likely to crack under shaping or stress. It does resist infection effectively as well as resorption and warping. Yet the thickness, unworkable shape, and limited amount cause it to be less than optimal as nose grafting material. Yet there are scenarios when the cartilage from an ear can be effectively deployed to improve a nose surgery gone bad.

Cartilage of the Rib (Costal)

Most people think of the rib cage as primarily built out of bone. Yet in the places next to the breast bone (sternum), the ribs are comprised entirely of cartilage. Every person’s ultimate shape, strength, and thickness of the cartilage varies considerably. .Yet obtaining a length of cartilage that is two to three inches long is possible for aiding with nasal surgery reconstruction.

The upside is that this material is often widely available in sufficient quantities. Getting to it is difficult, takes time, and can be dangerous. Besides this, the cartilage from one’s nose has a tendency to be too brittle and weak when the surgeon thins it to the necessary thickness for the nose surgery. It often warps or curls up in only the months, weeks, or even days after surgery too.

This means that noses which a surgeon reconstructs using rib cartilage can be bulky or bigger than desired so that the thin grafting is not necessary in the procedure. This works for men who want a strong nose, but not well for those looking for delicate and shapely noses as these will all too easily warp. Yet for those whose nose jobs were badly botched, using cartilage from the rib can many times prove to be the only practical means of treating the issue.

If you’re thinking of undergoing a rhinoplasty or a revision rhinoplasty in the Beverly Hills area, you may look for or contact Dr. Andrew Frankel. Dr. Frankel is a board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Frankel performs a wide variety of facial & neck area procedures.

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Rejuvenate “Tired and Sleepy” Eyes With Blepharoplasty

Firm eyelids and a youthful look, that’s what you want to see in the mirror each morning. Happily, simply by placing yourself in the hands of Dr. Mark Glasgold and his associates, you can soon restore that wide-eyed and vibrant countenance you desire. After all, the eyes are known as the windows to the soul for good reason. Left to droop and loosen, your upper eyelids start to cover your eyes. That hooded, heavy appearance to your gaze, deceptive as it may be, will make you look sleepy and older. Eyelid surgery is the answer, surgery that’ll erase the years that hang above your still very much young at heart eyes.

The youth-rejuvenating results are fully realizable, but the best possible outcome requires the services of a true professional, someone who’ll consider every factor and lead you carefully through the procedure. Are there risks? How long of a recovery period should you expect after the eyelid surgery has concluded? For answers to these questions and more, please read on.

Understand The Procedure

Known by plastic surgeons as an Upper Blepharoplasty, the goal is to skillfully rejuvenate the skin of the upper lids. The procedure uses several small incisions to erase the years, to remove puffiness and that heavy aspect to the eyes that conveys an impression of weariness or apathy. Generally speaking, your plastic surgeon will recommend a local anesthesia. For full comfort and a stress-free experience, talk to Dr. Glasgold about a local, plus IV sedation.

At any rate, with thoughts of discomfort now dismissed, you’re likely wondering where the incisions will be placed. Like any other plastic surgeon, a specialist who views his work with a high degree of professionalism, the doctor directs his actions with great dexterity. Each carefully applied surgical incision is delicately concealed within the lines of an eyelid crease. Excess fat and tissue are removed at this point, and the area is sculpted ever so slightly so that the upper lid area gains a smooth, contoured appearance.

Characterizing Eyelid Surgery Experiences

Sitting in a waiting room, you worry a little. Escorted into the doctor’s office and seated, those worries evaporate like an early morning mist. For every question you have, there’s a reassuring answer. Indeed, you discover that eyelid surgery on the upper lid is considered routine, although the Glasgold group never treats any procedure as routine; as soon as you enter the sanitized operation area, every move, every incision and surgical action, will be made with clinical precision.

First of all, there’s the local anesthetic to administer. A slight stinging sensation is possible here, but that feeling soon passes. A light IV sedative is also carefully dispensed at this moment, all the better to assure a comfortable and anxiety-free procedure, from start to end. Only when the upper lid area is numb and you’re ready does the blepharoplasty commence. The incisions are concealed, perhaps in the fold of your eyelid or in a fine skin crease. Then, when the lid contours are well-defined and the puffiness-causing fat is removed, a few mico-sutures are used to invisibly conceal the work.

In point of fact, after the procedure is over, there should be very little bruising or swelling. The local anesthetic minimizes such post-op issues. Diligently wielding his instruments, your doctor also works hard, and with supreme dexterity, to ensure the incision marks blend into your natural skin creases and light wrinkles.

Who Will Enjoy The Benefit?

If you’re constantly being asked if you’re getting enough sleep, a moment comes when you wonder why everyone’s convinced you’re so sleepy. Perhaps you’re a woman, and your eye makeup would benefit from larger, smoother eyelids. Or, if you’re a man, that promotion you’ve been after is out of reach because your hooded eyes are making you look sleepy and old. Whatever the reason, this eyelid surgery could just be your way out of the eyelid-heavy doldrums.

Of course, you’re not worried about an obstruction to your visual field when you’re on the verge of opting for an upper blepharoplasty, but you’re certainly beginning to experience a different kind of anxiety. Looking in the mirror, seeing the reactions of friends, colleagues, and family, you just want to rejuvenate your eyelids and be able to convey the inner energies you’re experiencing. Thankfully, restored by this procedure, your eyes will look well-rested and significantly younger.

What Are The Post-Op Effects?

Well, a light swelling effect around the lid area is common. That post-op outcome could linger for as long as a week, and it may be accompanied by some localized discomfort, but it will fade. If the discomfort does last longer, please do contact your plastic surgeon. Otherwise, post-operative dressings are not required, and you can resume normal activities when the preoperative narcotics have safely worn off. As for driving, don’t attempt to drive until all narcotics and pain meds have passed through your body. Additionally, consider remaining a passenger until all of that concentration-debilitating eye discomfort has gone.

For more information and an appointment, call the offices of Dr. Mark Glasgold. Board-certified in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Glasgold and his professionally accredited colleagues will work with you to ensure you receive the highest level of care and consideration. Dr. Glasgold specializes in facial rejuvenation techniques including eyelid surgeries in New Jersey. From the moment your consultation begins to the moment your procedure concludes, your path to a positive outcome is our sole concern.

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Scratch your way to a win

Hey readers,

Shall I let you into a little secret….I love now and again having a go on scratch cards. To me, they are an ultimate treat because they are a great way of getting the adrenaline going. I don’t smoke or drink so this is my little vice, because you know sometimes it is good to treat yourself. So, when Scratchcard-winners asked if I wanted to review some of their scratch cards winner I was like hell yeah, so much fun because let’s face I have nothing to lose.

If you have not heard of Scratchcard-Winners they are the number one blog page for all UK National Lottery Scratchcards past and present. We regularly feature information on new scratchcards and their availability in shops, as well as posting images of big winners on our social media pages. We love to run competitions and giveaways, so come and follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news.”

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Here is a selection of my scratch cards to test out.

Super 7s.

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This card is called Super Seven and cost £3. You have nine changes of winning. First, you have to scratch the top box to reveal the winning numbers. Next, you have to check to see if the three numbers in each seven block match with the top winning numbers box.  Prizes range from £5.00 – £250,000. Sadly I did not win on this card.

Jewel Smash. 

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This next scratch card is Jewel Smash which cost £2.00. You had to scratch each box and you could either win when you found three of the same symbols horizontal or diagonal. Again I did not win anything and this was probably my least favorite scratch card out of the punch that I received.

Red Hot 7s Doubler. 

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This scratch card was all about the number seven hence the name Red Hot 7 Doubler, which costs £2. I enjoyed playing this card as it is something a bit different. The rules of this scratch card are to scratch each line to reveal the numbers and you could win prizes if you got three black number sevens in a row. You also could get a chance to win again if you got three red number sevens. I did not win on this card, boo!

Get Lucky. 

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This card is called Get Lucky and cost £1. You can scratch boxes to reveal the symbols and if you can match three of the same symbols. Depending on the symbol is the amount you can win, you can see on the box on the left-hand side what prizes go with which symbol. I did not win anything on this card.

5X.

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This card is called 5X and cost £1. The rules to this game are scratch the boxes to see if you have a 5 to win a price or a 2X to win 2 times the price and then finally the big price is 5X to win 5 times the price. The top price would be £10,000. Gutted that didn’t win the top price nor did I qin any other price.

Top Prizes of. 

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This is my final scratch card to play with and be pleased to know that I won, even if it is £1 it is still a winner in my eyes and now I can buy Freddo, whoop! Anyway with this game you need to match three amounts of the same value of money to win a price. I got three £1, hence the £1 winning. There is also another win with finding the fingers crossed symbol to win £5.

So, there you have it that is my experience of scratch cards.

Thanks for reading X

I have been gifted the scratch cards in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

 

 

Then vs Now.

Hey readers,

I got talking to my mum the other day and she was discussing her dream to go on this holiday of a lifetime. She said that she made for her home and that she didn’t need to worry about things like a mortgage. I discussed my mortgage my age and how the prices of homes have risen so high over the years compared to her time when she was younger. Some things are better now but also they can be tough going especially for the young couples like myself trying to get their foot on the housing market and make a home mine.

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I think my mum is now at the age where she can enjoy her retirement and think about doing some exciting things that she wants to do. She wants to go explore the world and now at the age she is, she can go to Egypt and see the pyramids and ride on a camel. She is fortunate to have that security to know that she has paid her mortgage and can feel secure knowing her home is for life. She can do anything she wants, she could redecorate her home if she wanted to.

It was interesting to hear my mum tell me that she looked into how much her property had increased over the thirty odd years since she had brought her home. It was the best decision for her to buy and invest, she can now enjoy her life knowing that she has been rewarded later on for paying her mortgage. As much as I appreciate her success regarding getting raise her value to her home. I can’t even manage ever owning my own home or if was fortunate how long would it go on for till I finally get to pay off the whole mortgage. These times are uncertain, they’re not as secure as when my mum was younger. Security and a job for life are not always definite. You could lose your home if you lose your job and not manage the payments. It is a much riskier era to be in when considering homes.

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I know it was a lot easier 30 odd years ago when my mum brought her home, the prices were so lower, click here to check how much your property is worth. It was much easier for people of my mum’s generation to quickly pay off the mortgage when my mum brought her home in 1980 it only took her 13 years to pay off. The thought now just doesn’t seem imaginable. Not to mention my mum having much more choice, she has a 3 bedroom semi-detached for £25,000. I can’t even imagine me affording that size property and definitely not for the price. The rise of the cost of the property over the last 30 years is mind-blowing.

So, as you can see my mum was lucky to be around at the right time where now she can sit back and reap the rewards of the increase of the value of her home that she can have the dream of riding a camel.

Cheers for reading X

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Review of The Selfie Bag

Hey readers,

Have you heard of the selfie bag?…..  me neither! Well, that was until recently when I had the opportunity to review the selfie bag. The bag is designed by a company called Cotton Bag Co who focus on eco-friendly reusable bags.

So what is a selfie bag?

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The bag in all it’s glory!

The Selfie bag is bassically a bag but with extra customised pockets – one for your phone and the other to keep your selfie stick in, perfect for any selfie lover out there that want to take selfies on the go. What I like about the pockets is that they are easy to access to get your mobile and selfie stick because you never know when an opportunity to take a selfie will come.

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As you can see the two different pockets – one for the phone and the other to keep the selfie stick secure.

The bag also has a mirror sheet to help the light bounce off and onto your face giving that much more natural feel to your selfies. Sadly, the one downside to the sheet is that it gets easily crinkled causing a water effect if the company could change the design to make it firmer not so easy to get crinkled then that makes the bag perfect.

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The mirror sheet.

What I like about the bag is that it feels super soft canvas material. There is plenty of space to carry shopping plus bits and bobs. The arm handles are really comfy and they are just the right size, Some bags have really small handles and then they fall down constantly. So, this bag is really comfortable to hold when out and about. It is well made and you can tell from the quality of the material that should last a long time. Therefore saving you money and also looking after the environment.

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Loads of room in there for shopping and other bits.

The design of the selfie bag is a black background with a gold pattern making it feel stylish and not just for the main purpose of holding your technology.

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Sun Worshipper.
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Shameless selfie.
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Me.
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Me and the boy in the bright sunshine.
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Testing out photos without the stick.
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Snap, snap!
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Me checking out the bag, whilst the boys are knocking about.

One last crucial bit of information is that when you buy the bag, you do get an information sheet with the do’s and don’ts when it comes to capturing the perfect selfie.

Cheers for reading X

I have been gifted the bag in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.  

10 best life tips

Hey readers,

As we get older hopefully we learn and grow insight to improve as a person. I myself have learnt some things along the way on my journey through life and I thought I would share some of my best life tips.

1) This lesson IS difficult but if you learn to not be anger and put blame on people you will lead a more fruitful life. Life is a b*tch and there are some God awful people out there. I have experienced a fair few. But, once I learn to let go of that anger and just accept it, life is much more pleasent. I don’t forget the hurt by any stretch of the imagination. I just let go, untie it from my emotions. The more you hold on to the negative feels they will only fester and bring you down. The more that you don’t allow it to influence you means you can enjoy life better.

2) I know people go on about enjoying every second and you should be enjoying it. However, lets face it life is not like that. Don’t put these expectations on, just focus on not taking life too seriously, have a laugh and make happy memories.

3) I know it is cheesy with the whole idea of the power of positivity. I suffer depression but looking at one small thing a day no matter what it is can really help you. Even for example it is just getting out of bed or leaving the house, that is one step closer to helping yourself move forward.

4) Enjoy the outdoors and surround yourself with nature – it can really help physically and mentally. Plus it is free, so even if you have no money you can still go out and look at the trees.

5) If you can help people, karma and all that. Plus it is nice to just do something for someone.

6) Don’t compare yourself to other people, remember that we are all on our own journey. You don’t know what people are going through, you only see a section of that person especially if it is on social networks like Instagram. Never forget that comparison is the thieve of joy so instead of worrying about missing out, just focus on your self and what you are doing.

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7) Write down goals – small or big get them down physically on the paper and see where you can make improvements. Small steps lead to better destinations. It can help if you are in a negative frame of mind to work on something that you can focus but also check in each month to see how far you have progressed. This can help make it feel more real and concrete giving you that well earned boast that you deserve.

8) Make sure you get some sleep because it really does help give a clear mind to think.

9) If in doubt or you don’t want to do something, do micro tasks that lead to the bigger goal. This can help you feel less overwhelmed and in the long run be more productive.

10) Make sure you are on top of your emails. Go through them each day and delete the unnecessarily ones.

What life lessons have you learnt along the way of your journey?

Cheers for reading X

It’s all about the beats

Hey readers,

A great way to enjoy this summer heat is to get the headphones on and get walking. A fantastic heatphones set is Beats Studio 3 headphones. These beats are excellent because they offer noise cancellation which if you have never experienced it is a must. They really do help give a better audio experience when there is less external noise around therefore you can just a simply focus on listening to your music.

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As you can tell they are large but that is the thing that makes Beats headphones appealing as they are made from soft cushioned ears to make them comfortable for long wearing periods. The ear cushions go over the ears which for me personally I prefer as they don’t hurt your ears because they don’t need to go inside the ear. The headphones themselves are a flexible fit meaning that you can adjust to your personal needs so that you are confident that you can get the right fit for you.

I like the fact that the headphones come in black colour as I like the subtle that it design brings. I think it is great not to just focus on the appearance and just go with the goal to escape from the world and just get the enjoyment from your music. The design of the headphones is lightweight, durable and comfortable so all you simply have to focus on is listening to your music.

They are wireless headphones so you don’t have to mess about with leads and they also come with a carry box to make them safe and secure when you are not using the headphones.

The manufacturers have said that the headphones have up to 22 hours of charge which means you can enjoy listening to your music throughout the day without the fear of needing to charge my headphones.

The headphones are compatible with iPhone.

Cheers for reading X

This is a collaboration with HMV. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.