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Will Nose Surgery Cure My Snoring?

“My spouse snores all night and I can’t get any sleep! Can you help us?” We get this request often. And the answer to that question is maybe we can help. Snoring is a symptom that many people with a deviated septum will exhibit, and here’s why. The septum is the cartilage that divides the two halves of your nasal cavity. About 80 percent of people have septums that are off-center, but most don’t exhibit symptoms. If your septum is crooked to a significant degree, you can have symptoms including: …

Facelifts: Not Just for Hollywood

A lot of times we’ll hear people say, “I’m just not the type of person who gets a facelift.” So who is the person who gets a facelift? A lot of people are under the misconception that facelifts are a luxury only for the Hollywood elite. After all, they’re in a business that depends on looking young and attractive. So it’s not surprising that stars like Jennifer Anniston and Cameron Diaz have had a little work done over the years. The great thing is, facelifts and other treatments such …

The Specialty of Facial Plastic Surgery

It might seem like facial plastic surgery has come about with the age of Hollywood, and our society’s love affair with movie stars and looking glamorous. But really, humans have been interested in manipulating the body since ancient times. There are records of plastic surgery taking place in ancient Rome, on gladiators whose bodies and faces had become severely damaged in fighting, and ancient Egyptians undergoing reconstructive nose surgery. But it was World War I that brought plastic surgery …

Myth Busting! Uncovering the Truth about Facelifts

Facelifts are one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in America, and they’re not reserved only for celebrities in Hollywood and socialites in New York. People all across the country, including here in North Carolina, are interested in maintaining a youthful appearance, and facelifts are a good way to do that. Unfortunately, there are quite a few myths about facelifts. We’re taking on the role of the myth busters today and clearing up some of the misconceptions about facelifts. 1. Facelifts …

Skin Resurfacing: The Perspective of a Facial Plastic Surgeon

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. In previous articles published in Forsyth Woman, I have written on the topics of facelifting, nasal surgery and cosmetic injectable products. This article deals with the topic of skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing is any procedure that removes the outer most layers of the skin in order to improve the health and appearance of that skin. Skin resurfacing is best suited for, and therefore most commonly performed on, the skin of the face. Patient complaints which lead a person …