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5 Benefits of Facial Fillers Sep 7th, 2021

Reversing the cosmetic effects of aging is a priority for many Americans. In fact, they chose facial fillers over 3.4 million times in 2020 in the quest for a more youthful appearance. The most effective dermal fillers use biocompatible gels made from synthetic versions of substances already in your body...

Struggling With Nasal Polyps? Sinuva® Can Help Aug 10th, 2021

Nasal polyps are common, non-cancerous growths that sometimes collect along the lining of your sinuses and nasal passages. On their own, they’re not an issue, but they take up space, and for some, that lost space can mean problems that affect breathing.  Polyps can contribute to chronic sinusitis, a condition...

What To Expect After Eyelid Surgery Jul 14th, 2021

The skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest on your body, so as you get older, it’s natural for this skin to droop and sag. In many cases, it’s not an issue, but for some, it can create a tired, inattentive appearance and it’s sometimes severe enough to...

The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Jun 20th, 2021

Snoring occurs when the soft tissue at the back of your mouth relaxes enough to constrict the airway through your throat. This constriction causes the air you breathe to accelerate with sufficient force to vibrate the relaxed tissue. That vibration causes the characteristic sound of snoring.  On its own, it’s...

4 Problems That Can Develop if You Have Postnasal Drip May 13th, 2021

You probably don’t give nasal mucus a thought until it’s aggravated by a cold or allergies. Then, it can dominate your days until the underlying cause is over. While in most cases, postnasal drip is a temporary symptom that clears up with time, it can have complications, or it may...

Stop Time With Botox Apr 1st, 2021

Aesthetic treatments based on the botulinum type A neurotoxin account for almost half of all minimally invasive cosmetic procedures every year. Botox® Cosmetic was the originator and it remains the most recognized and requested product of this type. It has the research, the history, and the record of safety on...

When Is Nose Surgery the Right Move? Mar 1st, 2021

The decision to undertake nose surgery is often deeply personal, particularly when your goal is to balance the nose with the remaining features on your face. However, this isn’t the only reason for rhinoplasty, the medical name for nose surgery.  The anatomy of the nose is complex, involving bone, cartilage,...

Why Snoring Isn’t Just an Annoying Sound Feb 4th, 2021

Snoring is never a positive condition. It provides no benefit to the person who snores. At its most benevolent, snoring is, at least, harmless to the sleeper, though it may still disturb others around them.  A symptom of other conditions, snoring could indicate that the sleep of the snorer isn’t...

Complications of a Deviated Septum Jan 5th, 2021

Few people likely give their nostrils much thought, except when a head cold or other respiratory issue makes breathing difficult. Having a deviated septum can make you more susceptible to congestion by creating unequal air passages through the nose.  When you experience breathing issues due to the structure of your...

All the Ways Aging Impacts Your Skin Dec 21st, 2020

There’s nothing you can do. Time moves only forward, so aging is inevitable. Somewhere along the line, the excitement of growing up exchanges for unease about the effects of getting older. Nowhere is this more obvious than your skin.  Your skin is vulnerable to other factors too, from sun exposure...

What Are Nasal Polyps? Nov 10th, 2020

In some people, chronic inflammation is a nearly constant process within their bodies, and though it’s not fully understood why this happens, one of the results of this condition is sometimes nasal polyps. On their own, they’re not harmful, simply benign tissue growths that resemble skin tags, except they grow...

What Factors Contribute to Your Snoring Problem? Oct 13th, 2020

Relaxing is, in general, a good thing, but it’s possible to overdo it. During deep sleep, the muscles of your soft palate at the back of your throat relax, and depending on your anatomy and other factors like age and lifestyle, this relaxation could result in snoring.  Occasional snoring isn’t...

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty? Sep 17th, 2020

Rhinoplasty is the go-to procedure when you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose. Whether it’s the nose nature gave you or an injury affected the shape, rhinoplasty can give you the results you desire. While you might think this procedure is purely cosmetic, there are health benefits. Injuries can...

Tooth Pain and Other Symptoms of Sinus Problems Aug 10th, 2020

Chances are you don’t give your sinuses much thought outside of cold and flu season. An upper respiratory infection can make life miserable, particularly when your sinus walls become inflamed and swollen, preventing normal mucus drainage. Sinus infections are obvious when you’re dealing with a cold, but sometimes, there are...

Tips for Preparing for a Septoplasty Jul 26th, 2020

Don’t mistake a septoplasty for a cosmetic nose job. While the procedure can change the appearance of your nose, a septoplasty is all business. It addresses breathing problems by correcting a common structural issue with your nose – the deviated septum. Any surgery involving the nose is complex because even...

Lifestyle Changes That Can Curb Your Snoring Jun 24th, 2020

Anyone can snore, depending on their sleep position. But not a lot of people have a chronic issue with this noisy problem.  Four of every 10 men are chronic snorers, while a little over two of every 10 women have the same issue. Snoring doesn’t always mean you have obstructive...

How PROPEL® Can Aid Your Severe Sinusitis May 19th, 2020

It feels like a permanent cold. Your nose is always stuffy, you have pain in your sinuses, and postnasal drip makes your voice sound like a creature from a horror movie. When it lasts three months or more, you’ve got chronic sinusitis. In severe cases, that runny nose could require...

Telemedicine and Social Distancing Apr 17th, 2020

Right now, every aspect of life is seeing a dramatic change. The medical field is no different. With elective procedures and well visits suspended, there’s still the question of how to pursue areas of healthcare that won’t wait. Along with other medical practitioners, Dr. Alexis Furze turns to telemedicine practices to cover...

5 Underlying Causes of a Runny Nose You May Not Have Considered Mar 2nd, 2020

A runny nose usually means a cold or the flu. If it’s not a viral respiratory infection it could be an environmental irritant. A runny nose could even be an allergic reaction to pollen or sensitivity to chemicals or fumes at work. Even exposure to cigarette smoke can stuff you...

Effective Treatment for Chronic Post-Nasal Drip Feb 10th, 2020

Post-nasal drip occurs when your body produces too much mucus or when mucus isn’t draining effectively. It’s a common symptom of colds and other respiratory infections or allergies that have respiratory effects. Virtually everyone experiences post-nasal drip from time to time. For an unfortunate few, however, post-nasal drip can become...

When Your Symptoms Aren’t Just a Common Cold Jan 10th, 2020

It’s winter here in Southern California and that means cooler temperatures, drier air, and the occasional cold.  If you've experienced a cold, that means you’re at higher risk for developing a sinus infection, or sinusitis. At our practice in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Alexis Furze and Eugene Yamamoto, PA-C have...

5 Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty Dec 1st, 2019

Are you dissatisfied with the size of your nose? Or maybe you have a breathing condition that you want to have fixed? Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery to correct the nose, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons — hence, its nickname, a nose job. In Newport Beach, California,...

Myths and Facts About Botox Nov 1st, 2019

Wrinkles are often associated with aging, but some wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, form due to repetitive facial expressions -- like furrowing your brow. But thankfully, you’re not stuck with these wrinkles and creases. Botox is a minimally invasive injectable designed to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. In addition to...

How Does a Deviated Septum Impact Your Life? Oct 1st, 2019

When you close your mouth and breathe through your nose, does air flow evenly through both sides? If you find it difficult to breathe through one or both sides of your nose, you may have a deviated septum.  Some people live their whole lives without knowing they have a deviated...

What to Expect When Undergoing a Septoplasty Sep 1st, 2019

In a perfect world, your septum neatly divides your nose into two equal parts, allowing a free and balanced flow of air in and out. But the world is far from perfect, as nearly 80% of the population in the United States has some degree of deviation in their septums....

When Is Snoring a Health Concern? Aug 5th, 2019

Being sleep deprived isn’t just a nuisance; it can be a significant health concern. If you or your partner’s snoring is making it difficult to get a good night's rest, consider how snoring can be a life-altering problem. Snoring happens when the tissues in your nasal cavity and/or throat become...

The Secret to a Natural Looking Rhinoplasty (aka: Nose Job) Jul 16th, 2019

There’s no single secret to a successful rhinoplasty, particularly if you choose a nose job for cosmetic reasons. Regarded as one of the most complex plastic surgery procedures, choosing an experienced surgeon is the best place to start. Alexis Furze, MD, of Newport Beach, is a rhinoplasty specialist with more...

If You Suffer from Chronic Sinusitis, a Balloon Sinuplasty May Be an Ideal Solution Jun 28th, 2019

Who knew that something so empty could cause so many problems?  Your sinuses are four pairs of air-filled cavities located on either side of your nose, between your eyes, and behind your forehead. Healthy sinuses are lined with mucus-producing tissues that help trap irritants and germs — such as bacteria,...

5 Things You Should Know Before You Decide to Have Eyelid Surgery Jun 26th, 2019

Eyelid surgery can revitalize your appearance, making you look years younger. As you get older the skin around you eyelids begins to droop and sag, causing you to look tired or rundown. However, at Facial Plastic Surgery OC, in Orange County near Los Angeles, our expert plastic surgery team can help...

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Sinusitis Jun 26th, 2019

Tired of sinus problems? You’re not alone. It is reported that over 37 million Americans visit their physicians annually seeking relief from sinus infections. Since pollution, smoking, allergens and other irritants contaminate the air, many people experience nasal congestion, irritability, stuffiness and facial pressure caused by sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis causes...

Reconstructive Facial Surgery After an Accident Jun 26th, 2019

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. However, facial trauma or deformities can result from fights, sporting injuries, animal bites, or even simple falls when not...

Pre-operative tips Jun 25th, 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. Often the surgery is performed to smooth out a bump, balance asymmetry, and improve a droopy tip. Because every rhinoplasty is...

Will You Look Better After Cosmetic Nasal Surgery? Research Indicates You Will Jun 20th, 2019

If you’re thinking of going through with cosmetic nasal surgery, you’re probably asking yourself whether the results are worth it. Will this form of surgery really make you look better? More importantly, will it make you feel better? Research indicates that you will both look and feel better. Here is...

What A Mini Facelift Can (and Can’t) Do May 20th, 2019

The mini facelift is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure that addresses wrinkles and sagging skin without the scarring and side effects of a regular facelift. It has become one of the most popular procedures done by Dr. Alexis Furze at Facial Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach. If done by...

The Best Ways to Prevent and Soften Marionette Lines May 10th, 2019

As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexis Furze is a leading expert in helping clients prevent and soften the appearance of fine lines. He uses a multidisciplinary approach and a myriad of cutting edge techniques at his Newport Beach / Orange County clinics to improve this key...

Celebrity Secrets to Fighting the Dreaded Double Chin May 10th, 2019

Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to look good at any age? Recently, Hollywood legend Jane Fonda was a guest on The Ellen Show and she did not look a day over 60. Aside from living a healthy lifestyle – she does Pilates and eats healthy – she also...

5 Things to Know Before Having Eyelid Surgery May 10th, 2019

Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in Orange County. Dr. Alexis Furze, Newport Beach’s top eyelid surgeon, has performed hundreds of successful eyelid surgeries. A double board-certified facial plastic, reconstructive, and head and neck surgeon, Dr. Furze has helped his clients achieve the best results...

Can a Rhinoplasty Affect My Sense of Smell? May 9th, 2019

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. How Long Till I’ll Recover my Sense of Smell? As the post-surgical...

The Best Techniques for Creating Facial Symmetry Mar 20th, 2019

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. In the hands of an expert such as Dr. Furze, clients can...

Why the Demand for Eyelid Surgery is On the Rise Mar 20th, 2019

Do you still remember the time when plastic surgery was considered taboo? No one wanted their friends to know that they had a little tuck here and there, so much so that they’d even have surgery in another state or country just to avoid running into people they knew. All...

Rhinoplasty Techniques- Ethnic Rhinoplasty Mar 20th, 2019

No two rhinoplasties should be performed the same, as the surgery should be individualized to the patient’s unique size, shape, and structure of the nose. This is especially true when it comes to preserving the patient’s natural look by customizing the nose job to specific ethnic standards and characteristics. An...

What to Do About Your Aging Neck? Mar 20th, 2019

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. This can be a difficult sign of aging to disguise through creams and makeup...

Recovering from a Balloon Sinuplasty Mar 1st, 2019

What is 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, you may want to consider balloon sinuplasty–an innovative technique that yields impressive results. Dr. Furze–a double board-certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive and...

Rhinoplasty and Your Smile Mar 1st, 2019

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 is in balance with the proportions and characteristics of the individual face. Every...

Botox on Sale: Dangers of Fake Injectables Mar 1st, 2019

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. Unfortunately, to mirror its success, many fraudulent drug companies have attempted to replicate the Botox injection. However,...

Derma-Fillers and Hyaluronic Acid Mar 1st, 2019

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. At Facial Plastic Surgery OC, Dr. Furze uses a variety of premium fillers currently available on the market: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC®, Restylane®, and Belotero Balance®....

What to expect after rhinoplasty Mar 1st, 2019

Rhinoplasty can strikingly, yet delicately, alter the appearance of the nose and refine its relationship to the rest of your facial features. If you are one of the millions of Americans who have decided to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, learning about the recovery process can help you understand how to...

What is Pillow Face? Mar 1st, 2019

Injectable dermal filler can be an excellent alternative–or complement–to plastic surgery. When injected artfully and with care, fillers can restore volume and smooth out deep creases, giving the skin an instant natural-looking lift. However, when overdone, a filler treatment can potentially distort the face, making it appear overly plump. This...

Five Signs That You Need a Deviated Septum Surgery Mar 1st, 2019

Though everyone dreams of having a symmetrical facial balance, a perfect nose is virtually non-existent. Most individuals have the septum slightly off center and the imbalance causes no concern, but for a percentage of the population living with a deviated septum is life-altering. In these instances, undergoing a special procedure...

Preserving Your Hairline During Facial Plastic Surgery Mar 1st, 2019

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. Conversely, there are patients who undergo facial fractures corrections to rectify a deformity or paralysis among many...

What Every Teen Should Know About Rhinoplasty Feb 28th, 2019

Adolescence is a stage when we first get a taste of love, friendship, ambition and adventure. On the other hand, we also go through rejection, isolation and uncertainty. Unfortunately, many people are not able to move on from the negative experiences of the teenage years. Even in their 30s and...

What are the difference between Fillers & Relaxants? Oct 27th, 2017

With the advent and refinement of injectable rejuvenating products, an array of advanced skin-enhancing techniques have become widely available–and popular. But what are the differences between the different products? If you have been considering an injectable cosmetic treatment, but are confused by the menu of choices here are some basic...

When to Consider a Revision Rhinoplasty Oct 26th, 2017

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. There is absolutely no room for mistakes when it comes to rhinoplasty. Unfortunately, many times, inexperienced surgeons who...

What is Sinusitis? Oct 26th, 2017

The discomfort can be relentless: headaches, congestion, difficulty breathing, facial tenderness and pressure. If you are one of the millions of Americans who has experienced these agonizing symptoms, you may be suffering from sinusitis. Usually caused by an infection, sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the nasal...

The Revolution of Rhinoplasty through Snapchat and Social Media Oct 25th, 2017

Plastic surgery has typically been a discreet affair, something to go about quietly rather than advertise. But in the age of social media, more patients are broadcasting their experiences with cosmetic surgery procedures. Today, patients are more likely to chronicle their transformations through Snapchat and other social channels, letting the...

Using fillers to postpone a full surgical facelift Sep 1st, 2017

Facelift with Fillers in Orange County CaliforniaThe decision have a facelift can be a hard one to make. A facelift is a surgical procedure and involves a fair amount of downtime. Fortunately, there are options for those who would like the benefits of a facelift but have busy schedules and are...

Upcoming Rhinoplasty Techniques Jun 21st, 2017

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. Our revolutionary rhinoplasty methods can help you achieve a symmetrical and natural nose. Opting to undergo a nose job at...

Dr. Furze is Featured in the L.A. Times. Apr 6th, 2017

Dr. Furze is Featured in the L.A. Times.

Should I choose Open or Closed Rhinoplasty for my Nasal Bump? Apr 3rd, 2017

A Rhinoplasty, or nose job is one of the most commonly sought after forms of plastic surgery. Dr. Alexis Furze proudly specializes in the delicate art of nasal surgery. He understands the intricate nature of your nasal structure and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology necessary to give you a more...

10 Ways To Minimize Post-Surgery Complications Mar 28th, 2017

As with any surgery, there is always a risk of complications. Rhinoplasty is a challenging procedure, so it is only natural that post-surgery complications occasionally arise. Although dealing with complications after major surgery can be challenging, there are steps you can take to prevent feeling helpless and to speed up...

Edema- Post Rhinoplasty Mar 27th, 2017

When you undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure, post-operative swelling is to be expected and may last for up to a year following your surgery. This isn’t to say your nose will look appear swollen, but your tissue and cartilage are still going through the healing process and necessary changes. Edema post-rhinoplasty...

Using Robotics in Plastic Surgery Oct 6th, 2016

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. In order to be able to perform remote procedures, the space exploration agency invested in developing precision technology. Thanks to...

At Home Stuffy Nose Treatments Sep 2nd, 2016

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. So what can you do to help keep your sinuses healthy and clear? Here are 4 at-home remedies Dr. Furze recommends...

How to Take Care of a Sunburn Jul 22nd, 2016

The arrival of summer means days at the beach, leisurely picnics and great hikes, and a change in wardrobe. But more time outside in shorts and t-shirts also means that larger areas of the skin are more exposed and vulnerable to damage. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to overdo...

Detecting Cancerous Moles and Discolorations Jul 22nd, 2016

Moles and freckles can add character to our faces; some standing out as a distinguishing feature (think the beauty mark). But as we accumulate years of exposure to the sun, we run a greater risk of seeing a once-benign common mole become cancerous, particularly among those of us who have...

Sun Protection Tips Jul 1st, 2016

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. Dr.  Alexis D. Furze recommends patients to follow these sun care tips all year round. Apply sunscreen...

Common Mistakes Before Facial Plastic Surgery May 18th, 2016

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? What will the downtime be like? When will I see results? Although different procedures will have...

What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon Apr 16th, 2016

Finding the right plastic surgeon is no small task. The process requires self-reflection, excellent research skills, a few conversations, and a good intuition. Before you embark on your search, it is worthwhile to review your motivations for seeking out plastic surgery. Self-confident patients who grasp the benefits and limitations of...

Tips for Out-of-Town Patients Apr 14th, 2016

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 and, as a result, have compiled some tips for those who are traveling long distances to...

The Best Diet Tips For Facial Plastic Surgery Recovery Apr 14th, 2016

Undergoing a facial plastic surgery can be very overwhelming. It can prove to be draining for the body. If proper care is not taken, the recovery process can unnecessarily be prolonged and, in extreme cases, the facial features may also be altered or damaged. To prevent this from happening, Dr....

Questions to Ask During Your Plastic Surgery Consultation Apr 14th, 2016

Facial plastic surgery can be transformative. However, the decision to undergo a procedure should not be taken lightly. Facial plastic surgery is just as much an art as it is a science. The face is full of details and an incredible amount of skill is necessary to “get it right.”...

Non-Surgical vs Surgical Facelift in Orange County Oct 16th, 2015

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, as well as offers the latest non-surgical facelift techniques. What Is a Facelift? A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is...

Non-Surgical vs Surgical Chin Augmentation in Orange County Sep 29th, 2015

What is a Chin Augmentation? A chin augmentation is a cosmetic enhancement that can strengthen the jawline and chin, bringing an underdefined lower face into greater harmony with the upper face. A chin augmentation procedure can elongate, widen or increase the projection of the chin. How Does Dr. Furze Perform a...