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6 Telltale Signs of a Deviated Septum

Ideally, each pair of nostrils would be symmetrical, but virtually everyone has minor deviations. For most people, these variances aren’t significant enough to create issues. But for some people, a deviated septum can be a problem.
Nov 1st, 2022

When to Consider a Sinus Implant (SINUVA)

Nasal polyps develop after chronic inflammation in the sinuses and nasal passages. While surgery can be effective, results are often temporary, requiring additional treatment. The SINUVA™ implant system provides nonsurgical relief.
Oct 1st, 2022

5 Popular Perks of Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason. These procedures are minimally invasive and can provide a wide range of enhancements.
Sep 1st, 2022

Can Biocorneum Get Rid of my Scar?

When scars form after deep skin injuries, this shows that your body’s repair mechanisms are working as they should. However, you don’t have to accept their appearance. Biocorneum® may be a simple solution for scars new and old.
Aug 1st, 2022

Four Medical Causes of Loud Snoring

Snoring isn’t always a mere annoyance or amusing sound. It can be the symptom of a medical problem that needs attention. Read on to learn more.
Jul 1st, 2022

Are Sagging Eyelids Obstructing Your Vision?

When you think of eyelid surgery, a cosmetic procedure might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, due to the thinning of skin as you age, drooping eyelids can affect your vision as well as your appearance. Read on to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2022

What’s Causing Your Recurring Runny Nose?

Virtually everyone has had a seemingly endless runny nose that's accompanied by a cold, but the problem usually clears in about 10 days. However, there are things that can cause a runny nose to last much longer. Read about them here.
Apr 4th, 2022

Is Your Partner’s Snoring Keeping You Awake at Night?

Snoring is often a sign of nighttime breathing issues, but even when it isn’t, it can be a problem for the snorer’s partner. While some may be lulled to sleep by the breathing sounds their bedmate makes, it can be an aural disturbance for others.
Mar 3rd, 2022

The Amazing Benefits of SINUVA

Some people have nasal polyps that don’t affect their breathing. However, other people have polyps that do. If you’re in the latter category, SINUVA™ may be able to help you breathe easier. Read on to learn more.
Feb 1st, 2022

The Role of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin

Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable result of aging. Your skin loses volume and moisture with time and exposure to the elements, primarily sunlight. These effects break down two proteins, collagen and elastin, which are essential for youthful skin.
Jan 6th, 2022

How Can I Get Rid of a Scar?

If you’ve had surgery, it’s a virtual certainty that you have scars to show for it. Deep cuts and other injuries can also leave visible reminders, too. There are solutions for minimizing the appearance of scars, though, so they need not be permanent.
Oct 6th, 2021

5 Benefits of Facial Fillers

The effects of time hit everyone. There’s no avoiding it. There’s also never been a better time to take control over the aging process. When your skin starts to show lines and wrinkles, the benefits of facial fillers can help you reverse the process.
Sep 7th, 2021

Struggling With Nasal Polyps? Sinuva® Can Help

Surgery is a last resort treatment for conditions that have other alternatives. When nasal polyps contribute to chronic sinusitis, sprays and pills are common non-surgical options. Sometimes, they don’t work, so Sinuva® takes a different approach.
Aug 10th, 2021

What To Expect After Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery -- blepharoplasty -- isn’t solely a cosmetic procedure. Drooping eyelids can interfere with your vision. While this procedure is simple and effective, your recovery period is essential to its success. Here’s what you can expect.
Jul 14th, 2021

The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

You may not have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) if you have a tendency to snore, but all sleep apnea patients display snoring as a symptom, usually loud and often disruptive. OSA carries an increased risk for many health issues.
Jun 20th, 2021

4 Problems That Can Develop if You Have Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip is a common problem, most often triggered by colds or allergies. Mucus overproduction means that some drains through the rear of your nasal passages into the throat, where it causes secondary issues.
May 13th, 2021

Stop Time With Botox

When it comes to active wrinkles -- those formed by muscle contractions under the skin -- there are few solutions. Perhaps that’s one reason by Botox® Cosmetic remains one of the top aesthetic treatments requested by patients. Keep reading to learn more!
Apr 1st, 2021

When Is Nose Surgery the Right Move?

For those in the know, nose surgery isn’t always about cosmetics, changing the shape of the nose to balance facial features. Many times, it’s about improving the ability to breathe, though even then there are aesthetic considerations. Read on to find out.
Mar 1st, 2021

Why Snoring Isn’t Just an Annoying Sound

Snoring is more than a funny noise your grandfather makes while napping. While it’s not always true of every snorer, for many it can indicate a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially major contributor to several health conditions.
Feb 4th, 2021

Complications of a Deviated Septum

Dividing your nostrils into the left and right sides, the septum should ideally be central. However, most people have some deviation and for an unlucky few, the septum is drastically off-center, causing a range of complications. Keep reading to learn more!
Jan 5th, 2021

All the Ways Aging Impacts Your Skin

Your skin is your contact point with the world. Though you might slow the effects of aging, you can’t stop them altogether. Natural aging is just the beginning. Exposure to the elements, nutrition, and lifestyle choices can age your skin too.
Dec 21st, 2020

What Are Nasal Polyps?

It’s possible you have nasal polyps without knowing they’re there. In many people, nasal polyps are simple, problem-free non-cancerous growths. For some, though, polyps can make breathing more difficult by reducing the size of nasal airways.
Nov 10th, 2020

What Factors Contribute to Your Snoring Problem?

Snoring isn’t always a problem, but it’s generally not a good sign. It’s often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea and, if it doesn’t disturb your sleeping, it may affect others around you. Knowing what causes snoring may help you minimize it.
Oct 13th, 2020

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Though it has a reputation as a cosmetic procedure, rhinoplasty (known as a "nose job") often addresses functional breathing issues too. Keep reading to learn how rhinoplasty can fix structural problems while changing your nose’s appearance in just one sur
Sep 17th, 2020

Tooth Pain and Other Symptoms of Sinus Problems

Do you have a toothache? You might not suspect your sinuses are to blame. However, when your upper molars have a dull ache that’s hard to pinpoint, you may be experiencing sinus pressure rather than a dental issue. Keep reading to learn more!
Aug 10th, 2020

Tips for Preparing for a Septoplasty

About four out of five Americans have a minor deformity called a deviated septum, the rigid divider between your nostrils. Most people never notice, but for some, it can create breathing and sinus infection problems. Septoplasty can fix the issue.
Jul 26th, 2020

Lifestyle Changes That Can Curb Your Snoring

If you’re tired throughout the day even after seven or more hours of sleep, your snoring symptoms might be pointing to obstructive sleep apnea. Don’t wait for further problems to start. Make lifestyle changes now to ease your snoring. Keep reading to learn
Jun 24th, 2020

How PROPEL® Can Aid Your Severe Sinusitis

Respiratory infections cause inflammation of your nasal passages and sinuses, blocking air circulation and drainage. This creates a cycle that's hard to break, called chronic sinusitis. PROPEL® helps support sinus surgery and recovery. Keep reading to lear
May 19th, 2020

Effective Treatment for Chronic Post-Nasal Drip

Most people experience excess mucus production around a cold or allergies. Chronic post-nasal drip is similar, but it sticks around longer than it should. Do you think you could be experiencing chronic post-nasal drip? Keep reading to learn effective treat
Feb 10th, 2020

When Your Symptoms Aren’t Just a Common Cold

It’s winter and that means cold season. Sometimes it’s hard to know if your runny nose, sneezing, and headache are from the common cold or sinusitis. Keep reading to learn about the different symptoms, so you can tell what it is.
Jan 10th, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

If you’re dissatisfied with the look of your nose, or you literally would like to sleep better or breathe more easily, take a moment to explore whether rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you.
Dec 1st, 2019

Myths and Facts About Botox

Botox is the number one requested nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, but there are some misconceptions surrounding this injectable treatment. We debunk the myths and share the truth about Botox.
Nov 1st, 2019

How Does a Deviated Septum Impact Your Life?

Many people worry about the appearance of the outside of their noses. But did you know that asymmetry on the inside of your nose can cause serious problems? Read on to learn about deviated septums and how they can impact your life.
Oct 1st, 2019

When Is Snoring a Health Concern?

Getting a good night’s sleep is more important than you think, but snoring can take away from your getting the rest you need and could be affecting more than just your rest. Find out how snoring may be affecting your health.
Aug 5th, 2019

Reconstructive Facial Surgery After an Accident

Facial reconstructions can result from some of the most traumatizing experiences of our lives. When we think of an accident and facial reconstruction, our first thought is usually a motor vehicle collisions.
Jun 26th, 2019

Pre-operative tips

Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, is a highly sought after, yet highly individualized procedure. Rhinoplasty can address several aesthetic concerns related to the appearance of the nose.
Jun 25th, 2019

What A Mini Facelift Can (and Can’t) Do

The mini face lift is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure that addresses wrinkles and sagging skin without the scarring and side effects of a regular face lift.
May 20th, 2019

Can a Rhinoplasty Affect My Sense of Smell?

If you have been contemplating a rhinoplasty, or you recently had the procedure, you may be experiencing changes to your sense of smell. Good news – in most cases, this is just a temporary loss of the ability to sense smells.
May 9th, 2019

The Best Techniques for Creating Facial Symmetry

Facial Symmetry has long been a basis for beauty. While we’re not all born with balanced facial features, advances in Cosmetic Surgery can now give patients a more symmetrical appearance with the use of Dermal Fillers and BOTOX.
Mar 20th, 2019

What to Do About Your Aging Neck?

A lot can be revealed about the age of a person through their neck. The skin around our lower jaw and neck loses significant elasticity, as we get older, causing it to noticeably sag or droop.
Mar 20th, 2019

Recovering from a Balloon Sinuplasty

If you have been plagued by the persistent and uncomfortable symptoms of chronic sinusitis, but have been unresponsive to medications or other therapeutic treatments.
Mar 1st, 2019

Rhinoplasty and Your Smile

Can a Rhinoplasty Alter My Smile and Voice? As the focal point of the face, the nose is one of our most defining features. Although there is no absolute standard for a perfect nose, an aesthetically pleasing nose.
Mar 1st, 2019

Botox on Sale: Dangers of Fake Injectables

Botox is the most popular of all dermal injectables available today. Its fame only increases with every passing year because it is safe, very cost-effective, and has been proven to produce results every time.
Mar 1st, 2019

Derma-Fillers and Hyaluronic Acid

Injectable fillers are an effective, non-surgical way to add fullness and volume to the skin, while smoothing away moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
Mar 1st, 2019

What to expect after rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can strikingly, yet delicately, alter the appearance of the nose and refine its relationship to the rest of your facial features.
Mar 1st, 2019

What is Pillow Face?

Injectable dermal filler can be an excellent alternative–or complement–to plastic surgery.
Mar 1st, 2019

Preserving Your Hairline During Facial Plastic Surgery

There are various types of facial surgeries that are performed for either cosmetic or medical reasons. For example, there are full facelifts, eyelid lifts, and mini-lifts that are mainly done for aesthetic reasons.
Mar 1st, 2019

When to Consider a Revision Rhinoplasty

The sheer intricacy of the nose combined with the fact that it is one of the most apparent features of our face makes rhinoplasty a very important procedure in the world of plastic surgery.
Oct 26th, 2017

What is Sinusitis?

The discomfort can be relentless: headaches, congestion, difficulty breathing, facial tenderness and pressure.
Oct 26th, 2017

Upcoming Rhinoplasty Techniques

Over the past few decades rhinoplasty techniques have made great advancements. In addition to having access to the latest, most advanced equipment, our team has training in the newest techniques.
Jun 21st, 2017

Edema- Post Rhinoplasty

When you undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure, post-operative swelling is to be expected and may last for up to a year following your surgery.
Mar 27th, 2017

Using Robotics in Plastic Surgery

When most people think of NASA, surgical technology is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But in fact, NASA was a major supporter of robotic surgical research.
Oct 6th, 2016

At Home Stuffy Nose Treatments

Inability to breathe, headache, malaise: congested sinuses can leave us feeling uncomfortable and fatigued. Constantly blowing your nose is not only annoying, but can leave the skin around the nose raw.
Sep 2nd, 2016

Sun Protection Tips

The summer is here and we all want to go outside and enjoy the bright, sunny weather. Unfortunately, too much exposure to the sun can be harmful, hence the need for proper sun protection.
Jul 1st, 2016

Common Mistakes Before Facial Plastic Surgery

Congratulations, you have made the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery! Now what? If you are like most people, you probably have a long list of questions: How should I prepare for the procedure?
May 18th, 2016

What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon

Finding the right plastic surgeon is no small task. The process requires self-reflection, excellent research skills, a few conversations, and a good intuition.
Apr 16th, 2016

Tips for Out-of-Town Patients

Facial Plastic Surgery OC at Newport Beach, offers our patients exceptional care and services.  As a cosmetic surgery practice that has a reputation beyond Orange County, Dr. Alexis Furze has treated many out-of-town patients.
Apr 14th, 2016

Non-Surgical vs Surgical Facelift in Orange County

You can choose from a range of cosmetic procedures to give your face an anti-aging boost. Dr. Alexis D. Furze of Orange County specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures and performs reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and more.
Oct 16th, 2015