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The Deviated Nasal Septum

A common physical disorder of the nose, nasal septum deviation involves a displacement of the nasal septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal cavity. When it becomes crooked or off centre, this is a classified as a deviated septum. Nearly 80 percent of healthy people have some kind of misalignment […]

Asian Rhinoplasty

The goal of rhinoplasty for Asian patients is the same as rhinoplasty for Caucasian patients – to make the facial structure look as natural as possible. Generally, Asians need a nasal augmentation to achieve the desired result, as opposed to Caucasians, who more often than not need a reduction. A successful ethnic rhinoplasty surgery for […]

Snoring Treatment – The Value of Seeing an ENT Specialist

Millions of men and women suffer from mild to severe snoring issues that not only mar their ability to obtain a good night’s sleep but also interfere with their capacity to function normally the following day. Although the problem of snoring is more prevalent in males, a sizeable number of women also suffer from the […]

Septal Perforations: Why and How Are They Fixed?

A septal perforation, in simple terms, is a hole in the cartilaginous septum that divides your left and right nostril. This hole (perforation) connects the two passages. A perforation can be caused due to many reasons. Most commonly, it is caused by previous nasal surgeries and trauma to the septum. Other causes can be abuse […]

The Lebanese Nose and Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The anatomical features of people from various races and ethnicities differ in many ways. If you look closely, you’ll notice the difference in facial anatomies between ethnic groups such as Caucasians, African Americans, Asian Americans, and people of Lebanese descent. Typically, people want to improve their looks while retaining their ethnic features. Thus, it is […]

Wake Up Tired Eyes with a Browlift

Usually, it is our forehead and brow region that first begins to show visible signs of ageing. The skin develops folds and creases, and the brow may hood the upper eyelids. This can make your eyes appear tired, angry, or sad, and may sometimes make you look older than you actually are. Causes of Tired […]

Rejuvenating the Ageing Neck

Usually, the first signs of ageing are visible in the neck. Excess weight loss, sun damage, and ageing are the most common reasons for the neck’s skin to loosen, sag, and look weathered. Neck lift surgeries provide a number of solutions, such as trimming away excess skin, removing excess fat, and tightening underlying drooping muscles. […]

Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax (cerumen) What is ear wax? Ear wax (also known as cerumen) is a yellow or brown coloured substance secreted into the ear canals of humans and other animals. Ear wax contains secretions from two types of small glands in the ear canal (ceruminous and sebaceous) as well as dead skin cells and hairs. […]

Acute Rhinosinusitis (sinusitis) – An overview for GP’s and patients

Acute rhinosinusitis

  Acute rhinosinusitis remains a common cause for GP and otolaryngology specialist consultations. Adults experience on average one to three episodes of viral acute rhinosinusitis per year but children may experience many more depending on their exposure to viral pathogens. The condition is similar in children and adults but the adenoid pad can play a […]

Paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis – advice to doctors and parents

Paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis is a clinical diagnosis due to persistent inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses. Most children have a runny nose (rhinorrhoea), nasal congestion and a cough lasting more than 12 weeks. Pathophysiology of paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis Paediatric chronic rhino sinusitis is thought be multifactorial possibily involving bacteria, biofilms, adenoiditis and inflammatory […]