Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, exceeding the rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and more than half of those will go on to develop an additional skin cancer. Removing these cancerous tumors presents certain challenges. It’s difficult to […]
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is not just for beauty. Surgery can be performed to help you breathe and hear better. Ask our ENTs in Raleigh & Cary, NC.
When you think of cosmetic surgery, the first thing that may come to mind is dramatic “before” and “after” pictures. While these procedures can remarkably transform your appearance, some also make an extraordinary difference in your health and well-being. These common procedures are performed by our ENT physicians, and in some cases, they can be performed in-office or on […]
How Long Do Botox Injections Last? Typically, Botox injections last for four months, but results will vary slightly. In some cases, Botox may last for 12 months, depending upon what area you are treating, according to information from the U.S. Library of Medicine. How Does Botox Work? When you receive a Botox injection, certain muscles are […]
You’ve probably heard of skin grafts used as treatment for serious burns. However, did you realize that they skin grafts may be needed after skin cancer treatment or reconstructive surgery? There are several instances in which a skin graft is an appropriate and effective treatment. What is a skin graft? A skin graft is a surgical procedure […]
Supermarket tabloids are filled with before and after pictures of celebrities who have had “nose jobs” or some other type of cosmetic surgery. It may surprise you to know that “nose jobs” (rhinoplasty) are not only done to improve appearance. Often, improving the shape of the nose can help support drooping cartilage and open nasal passages, allowing […]
Nasal Valve Collapse is a relatively common cause of nasal obstruction.Although a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates are the most common causes of obstructed nasal breathing, nasal valve collapse can often contribute to blockage as well. The nasal valve is the narrow area of the tip of the nose composed of the tip cartilages and […]