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Those Bedroom Eyes - Blepharoplasty

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


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Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

More commonly referred to as ‘ear pinning’, otoplasty is the surgical procedure undertaken to improve the appearance of the ears by changing their size, shape and position. Dr William Mooney explains that there are several commonalities in ears that can be successfully corrected with this surgery: 'These include ‘bat ear’ - the technical name for ears that stick out too far, or situations where the 'bowl' of the ear is too deep, the folds are unfolded, or there is asymmetry. All can be corrected.’

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Asian Noses

Monday, November 14, 2016

What is the main objective you associate with the term ‘rhinoplasty’ or ‘nose job’? To make the nose smaller right? Well no, not necessarily. As is often the case with Asian rhinoplasty, patients will typically require augmentation rhinoplasty to increase the projection of a bridge that is flatter, and to increase definition of a tip that is rounder. Caucasians on the other hand usually require reductive rhinoplasty in which the bridge and nasal tip are reduced. 

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Rhinoplasty Surgery: The Recovery

Monday, October 10, 2016

An overnight stay in hospital is standard following rhinoplasty surgery. In this time nursing staff are able to monitor the patient's condition and provide any medications necessary while they rest. 

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Part Two: Risks and Rhinoplasty Surgery

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The risks of rhinoplasty are those of any surgical procedure; pain, bleeding and infection. However the two major risks as far as Dr William Mooney is concerned are form and function. Will the nose work correctly? Will it look as desired? With careful planning and execution, rhinoplasty should be a successful procedure. This in mind, it is a process rather than just a simple one step procedure, and careful planning and postoperative care can be just as important in achieving a successful outcome as the actual procedure itself.  

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Part one: Rhinoplasty: The Surgery

Monday, September 26, 2016

Rhinoplasty is the oldest cosmetic procedure. Two thousand years ago the punishment for infidelity amongst men in India was rhinectomy; chopping off their nose! This was not a great look and forehead flaps were developed to try and recreate a nasal structure.  

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Does my nose look big in this? When age alters the size of your nose

Monday, September 19, 2016

Does the nose get bigger with age or is that a myth? “It is a bit of both” says Dr William Mooney, ENT and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. Cartilage tends to grow in your older age (usually 60s and 70s), especially men and more commonly in Mediterranean ethnicities. However, when patient’s in their 30s and 40s complain about their nose getting bigger it is more likely to be one of two things:

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Not so Silent Night: Snoring Kids

Monday, September 12, 2016

Snoring is an audible upper airway sound that occurs when the muscles of the airway relax too much during sleep, resulting in vibration of the air passing through whilst breathing.

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Balance & Proportion: Facial Implants

Monday, September 05, 2016

Studies have shown symmetry is one of the key signs of an attractive face. Even in the animal kingdom symmetry plays a role in the mate selection process.

Everyone is slightly asymmetric and this is due to our facial skeleton but in some cases the asymmetry may be a bit more pronounced. Facial symmetry does not only impact the appearance but when one side of the face is considerably smaller than the other, the muscles are weaker on the smaller side of the face.

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Septoplasty: Deviate from that stuffy nose!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Take a deep breath. Did you take a clear, deep breath? Or did it feel or sound obstructed? 

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