Many of out of town patients have their initial physical exam and consultation immediately prior to scheduled surgery. During this consultation, the doctors will discuss the surgery in full detail.
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ALLERGY - FACTS
The word "allergy" was coined by the Viennese pediatrician Clemens von Pirquet in 1906. Pirquet noted that some of his patients were hypersensitive to normally innocuous entities such as dust, pollen, or certain foods. He called this phenomenon "allergy", from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "work". Allergy is a very common disorder and more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. An allergy is an abnormal reaction or increased sensitivity to certain substances. The allergic individual produces symptoms when exposed to these substances, which are harmless to non-allergic people and that can result in symptoms as common as a runny nose, to life-threatening shock and death.
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There is much evidence to support the genetic basis of allergy, as allergic parents are more likely to have allergic children, and their allergies are likely to be stronger than those from non-allergic parents.
Relationship with parasites
Some recent research has also begun to show that some kinds of common parasites, such as intestinal worms (e.g. hookworms), secrete certain chemicals into the gut wall and hence the bloodstream which prevent the body from attacking the parasite. Without them, the immune system becomes unbalanced and oversensitive. However there is still some research that is needed to properly prove this theory.
Increasing use of chemicalsAnother theory is the exponential use and abuse of chemicals in affluent nations since the second world war. Vast numbers of chemicals and vehicular and industrial pollutants are introduced into our indoor and outdoor environments. Allergies are also viewed by some medical practitioners as a negative consequence of the use and abuse of antibiotics and vaccinations.
Types of allergens
Common outdoor allergens are trees, grass, weed pollen, ragweed, mold spores and industrial pollution
Common indoor allergens are house dust, mold, feathers, wool, cosmetics, dander or furry pets, tobacco smoke, aerosols and fresh paint
Some common types of allergy and their symptoms
The stomach and the digestive system are also frequent targets for allergic disease. Symptoms are caused by allergy to foods, which can result in vomiting, stomach pains, diarrhea or constipation. Food allergy may also trigger asthmatic attacks and, rarely, generalized anaphylaxis. Food anaphylaxis is most commonly seen with ingestion of nuts and iodinated shellfish (lobster, shrimp).
Severe allergic reactions to bee and wasp stings are not uncommon. More people die in the world from insect sting allergy than die from snakebite. The allergic reactions induce symptoms such as nettle rash (hives), running nose and eyes, swelling of the throat, attacks of asthma and, in severe cases, fainting.
The term occupational allergy is generally used to describe episodes of allergic reactions occurring after working with industrial dusts, vapors, gases or fumes. Furthermore, substances like nickel (in coins), chromium (in cement), rubber, different dyes, formaldehyde and glues may result in contact allergy that occurs at the site of contact with the skin. Inhalants such as grain dust may affect farmers with respiratory allergy.
Hay fever is a seasonal allergic condition that presents with swelling of lining of nose and eyes along with sneezing, nasal dripping, breathing difficulty and sometimes with fever.In this condition, the primary concern should be to avoid the responsible allergens
TYPES OF ANESTHESIA
General Anesthesia , in which case you'll sleep through the entire operation and do not feel any pain.
* The Information Presented On This Website Is Intended To Be Used For Informational Use Only; It Is Not Intended To Be A Substitute For Professional Advice. If You Are Planning On Having A Procedure Performed Or If There Is Anything You Don't Understand Or Have Questions About Your Procedure, Time, Price Variation Due Patient Comorbidity, Blood Work, Additional Cost for General Anesthesia, Post Surgery Recovery, Combination Of The Different Procedures. Please Consult Our Physician Who Will Be Happy During Your Free Consultation To Go Over In Details With All Your Questions.
Following are some common questions asked by those considering REVISION RHINOPLASTY
Question: I think my first surgeon took too much from my nose. Can you fix this?
Answer: This is a common reason for revision rhinoplasty. No matter where in your nose too much has been removed, Doctor's experience is that improvement is often possible.
Question: I want my nose to look natural again. Can you do this?
Answer: This is the most common request our patients have, and is perhaps the most important objective in revision rhinoplasty. Doctor is experienced at repairing the "over-operated" nose. While each case is different, in Doctor's experience it is usually possible to make significant improvement.
Question: My nose is too small. Can you make it bigger?
Answer: Yes, if a patient's nose has been over-operated and now looks too small, Doctor can generally improve it. He also can generally fix noses that are too short, too long, too narrow, too wide, twisted, and so forth.
Question: Is there a lot of pain or nausea?
Answer: Not typically. Time after time, Doctor's patients are surprised at how little pain and how little nausea there is. After-surgery pain is usually well-controlled with a mild narcotic. We are especially proud of our anesthesia team, who provide expert anesthesia that keeps after-surgery nausea to a minimum.
Question: What is recovery like?
Question: What is the recovery period?
Question: I live far away, how do I arrange to see you and to have surgery?
Answer: You can contact Doctor's office and arrange an appointment. Many patients come for an initial visit and schedule surgery at the end of this initial visit. They then return for their surgery. Occasionally a patient may wish to come into town for consultation followed by surgery the next day. This is possible but obviously must be arranged in advance.
Question: The tip of my nose looks pointy, twisted and abnormal. Can you fix my nasal tip?
Answer: Yes, it has been Doctor's experience that significant improvements are possible in this relatively common problem.
Question: Do you do Computer Imaging?
Answer: Yes. Computer imaging is a very helpful way to communicate surgical goals. It is important for the surgeon to know what the patient wants to accomplish, and the patient must know what the surgeon envisions as a goal for the surgical result. Computer imaging is extremely useful to communicate this information, and we therefore perform computer imaging on virtually all patients prior to surgery.
Question: I'm not sure what I need to have done, I just know I don't like it!
Answer: We understand! Some patients know how they want their nose to look, but other revision rhinoplasty patients are frustrated, angry, and even a little scared. They know they don't like their nose, but they are upset and confused and just want someone to help them! We understand this and will take the time to work with you to help you have a happy outcome.
Question: I am scared!
Answer: We understand! You have had a bad experience, so it is okay to feel that way. It is important for you to be confident in the surgeon you choose to perform your revision rhinoplasty. Doctor is proud of his surgical results, but he also wants his patients to feel at ease. Doctor's staff plays an important role in helping his revision rhinoplasty patients feel more at ease before and after surgery.
Question: How do I know if I am a candidate for revision rhinoplasty?
Answer: If you have had a rhinoplasty and do not like the way your nose looks, and if you are in good health, then you are eligible for a revision rhinoplasty consultation. The next step is to meet with a skilled surgeon to see if surgery can meet your expectations. In Doctor's practice, Doctor talks to you in detail and examines you. Then, he explains his realistic expectations for your surgery and will let you know if he thinks you are a good candidate.
Question: Is this outpatient surgery?
Question: Ever since my rhinoplasty, I can't breathe well through my nose. Can you fix this?
Answer: Yes. Unfortunately, this is a common complaint. Fortunately we are usually able to substantially improve nasal breathing. A number of the patients in the Photo Album had this problem. Many times, patients request improvement in breathing and appearance