Nose & Sinus Issues

Unexplained Coughing and Sinusitis

by Anisa Abbas
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  Question: Can sinusitis cause a chronic cough? My 9-year-old daughter has been coughing for the past several weeks, especially at night. She is normally very healthy but recently recovered from a bad cold. I called her pediatrician and he suggested that her cough could be due to sinusitis. Can my daughter’s cough be due […]

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Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation Repair

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  Is it appropriate to combine rhinoplasty and septal perforation repair procedures? Question: A few months ago I suffered a nasal fracture while playing baseball with some friends. At the time, I had my nose “reset” in the emergency room. I followed up with the ENT doctor three weeks later and was diagnosed with a […]

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Septal Perforation– Treatment of Complications

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  Can septal perforations heal without intervention? Question: My ENT doctor has diagnosed me with a septal perforation.  It happened after a “routine” septoplasty, after which I had a lot of bleeding from the left side of my nose that made a really big scab and blocked my air passage.  After the doctor pulled it […]

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Stevie Nicks Voice Changes: Can a Perforated Septum Affect Your Voice?

by Dr. Reena Gupta
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  Stevie Nicks has come back onto the stage in a big way.  The current Fleetwood Mac tour has shed the spotlight on her once again, and among other topics, she is opening up about her struggles with drug addiction. Among the most prominent tales in Nicks’s lore is that of the hole in her […]

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Can Stevie Nicks’s Septum be Fixed?: The Large Septal Perforation

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  With the current Fleetwood Mac tour, much attention has been placed on Stevie Nicks.  In interviews over the past decade, including recently, she has admitted to a history of significant cocaine use.  She also bemoans its effect, the hole in her septum, that she says one could “pass a belt through.” Despite how much […]

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Did Beyoncé Have a Rhinoplasty?

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  Rumors abound in the press daily about which celebrity has had which surgery. Beyoncé is one of the latest celebrities to have the floodlights pointed her way. Speculation is that Beyoncé had a celebrity rhinoplasty sometime after welcoming Blue Ivy into the world. It was suggested that she debuted her new nose at her […]

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Septal Perforation – Treatment Options

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  How do I know if I’m a candidate for repair of my septal perforation? Question:  I just had my 3 month post-operative appointment with my doctor after having a septoplasty and rhinoplasty.  He told me that I had a hole in my septum (a septal perforation) as a result of my surgery.  I was shocked […]

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African American Female Rhinoplasty

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  African Americans traditionally have shunned cosmetic surgery procedures…at least publicly. Well, things seem to be changing. Improved technology, increased acceptance amongst younger African Americans, and less social stigma associated with cosmetic surgery in our culture have led to a significant increase in cosmetic procedures within this community. In fact, within the last decade cosmetic […]

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Deviated Septum: Facts & Information

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

Millions of Americans suffer form from chronic nasal stuffiness or congestion. This may be indicative of chronic breathing problems that don’t respond well to ordinary treatment. The blockage may be related to structural abnormalities inside the nose (i.e. septum, turbinates) or to swelling caused by allergies or viruses. Causes of Nasal Obstruction: Deviated Septum There are numerous […]

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Rhinoplasty Tips: Male Rhinoplasty

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

When we think of the aging face and cosmetic/plastic surgery we immediately conjure up images of an aging female patient. However, recent studies show us that more and more men are having cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock and improve there overall self image. One of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures for the […]

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Your Nose, Nasal Surgery & Rhinoplasty: Patient Education-Tips for great results and pitfalls to avoid #2: The deviated septum, to operate or not to operate?

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

  It is not too infrequent that Dr. Jason S. Hamilton, Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute sees a patient with a deviated septum. The question that is always asked of him is “does this need surgery?” The nasal septum is the middle wall […]

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