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Augusta Plastic Surgery welcomes new physician – WRDW-TV

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Doctors Christopher Ewart and Randolph Smith of Augusta Plastic Surgery are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Michael S. Tarakji to their practice.

Dr. Tarakji will provide a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, both cosmetic and reconstructive, according to a press release. Being well trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, he is able to perform both common and complex reconstructive procedures in areas such as breast reconstruction after cancer, breast reductions, skin cancer reconstruction, hand surgery and wound care. In the cosmetic realm, he is adept at performing minimally invasive injections as well as more involved face lifts, body contouring, and cosmetic breast surgery.

Dr. Tarakjis interest in plastic surgery began in medical school when his aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing something taken away from a woman and then watching their confidence restored again made me realize what a profound difference plastic surgery can make, Tarakji said, There is nothing I value more than my patients trust and together creating an individual plan to achieve the best surgical outcome.

Dr. Tarakji attended West Virginia University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Communications and was inducted as a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He earned his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed residency in General Surgery at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, MI. Dr. Tarakji completed Fellowship Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he was inducted into the Cohn-Rives Surgical Society for the LSU Department of Surgery. He is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Tarakji was recently published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open for his case report Using the Venous Pectoral Branch from the Thoracoacromial System as a Lifeboat in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.

Augusta Plastic Surgery is committed to providing the highest quality patient care. Doctors Ewart and Smith selected Dr. Tarakji with their patients in mind and are confident he will bring that same level of care to the practice.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Announces Galderma and Merz as Silver Sponsors for Plastic Surgery The Meeting – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Arlington Heights, IL, Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to announce Silver Level support from Galderma and Merz North America for its 86th annual scientific conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, taking place October 610 in Orlando.

Galderma is a global dermatology company that partners with health care professionals to provide innovative medical solutions to patients with skin health needs. Merz North America provides injectables, health care devices and skin care.

We are excited to have support from both Galderma and Merz as 2017 Silver Sponsors. Joining forces with two worldwide companies committed to providing innovative medical dermatological solutions enables our members to offer their patients a better quality of life, said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. We look forward to greeting Galderma and Merz in Orlando at the premier conference for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting is geared toward plastic surgeons, residents and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.

For more than 30 years, Galderma has channeled all of our resources into providing innovative medical dermatological solutions that meet the needs of patients and physicians, said Stuart Raetzman, CEO of Nestl Skin Health, Galdermas parent company. We are proud to support Plastic Surgery The Meeting and look forward to our collaboration with ASPS.

In addition to innovative products and cutting-edge technologies, Merz offers a comprehensive range of customer services and training to physicians, enabling them to perform their art at the highest level, said said Philip Burchard, Chief Executive Officer, Merz Pharma. We are inspired by ASPS members and proud to support Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from nearly 50 countries around the globe. It is the premier educational and networking event of the year, for both domestic and international plastic surgeons.

For more information, visit the Plastic Surgery The Meeting website.

About GaldermaGalderma, Nestl Skin Healths medical solutions business, was created in 1981 and is now present in more than 100 countries with an extensive product portfolio to treat a range of dermatological conditions. The company partners with health care practitioners around the world to meet the skin health needs of people throughout their lifetime. Galderma is a leader in research and development of scientifically-defined and medically-proven solutions for the skin, hair and nails. For more information, visit http://www.galderma.com.

About Merz North AmericaMerz North America is a specialty healthcare company dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative quality products for physicians and patients across the United States and Canada. Merz products are distributed through two divisions, Aesthetics and Neurosciences, and are developed with the goal of improving patients health and quality of life by delivering therapies that bring about real progress. Merz North America is a privately-held company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about Merz North America, visit http://www.merzusa.com.

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Veteran makes an impact with reconstructive surgery – Daily Commercial

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It seems a stretch to go from the Army Medical Corp to owner of a plastic surgery clinic, but that was the path Larry Blevins chose. After a 20 year career he left the Army as a medical officer and started the Mesos Plastic Surgery Center in Lady Lake and Clermont.

I originally started out with learning the art of reconstructive and cosmetic techniques trying to restore soldiers back to, or as close to normal as possible where those visual signs of what they went through were gone, Blevins said. I really put my heart into treating injured soldiers.

Blevins joined the Army in 1991 in the Physician Assistant Program. He acquired his medical training at the University of Nebraska and became part of the Army Medical Corp. In early 2003 he was sent to Iraq as a medical officer for the 101st Airborne Division and on his second tour in 2005-2006 with the 801st Forward Surgical Team.

During the time of the mosque bombings in 2005, we sometimes saw as many as 200 severely wounded people each day, Blevins said. I would literally walk down a row of wounded and maimed men, women and children and have to determine who could be helped and who couldn’t. It wasn’t easy to look into the face of an Iraqi mother whose child is lying there with a missing limb and determine if a soldier with a broken arm should be taken into surgery first.

Blevins said in 2002-2004 he was exposed to cutting edge technology with lasers for scar rejuvenation for scars or burns.

During his two tours of duty in Iraq, Blevins received two Bronze Stars and the Order of St. Barbara medallion.

While Mesos started as a liposuction and weight loss clinic while Blevins awaited his release from the Army, in 2010 he went full time and focused on plastic surgery, laser procedures and injectables.

I fell in love with the cosmetic world, he said. I now work with an aging population in The Villages and I constantly hear women and men tell me they don’t like the disconnect with how young they feel on the inside with how they look on the outside. I love being in a career that bridges the gap between medicine and art.

He said for the first two years in the clinic he did not pay himself.

I worked for two years for zero pay because I knew that’s what I wanted to do and couldn’t afford to pay myself, Blevins said, adding that he had to build up a reputation and client base.

Now, in 2017 I’ve built one of the largest cosmetic clinics in the region.

Blevins’ wife, Carrie, also works at the clinic, has a masters in nutrition from the University of Alabama and is a registered dietitian/nutritionist.

The word mesos means balance, balance between internal health and external beauty, she said. We feel the two really go hand in hand.

Blevins has been credentialed a Master Injector and the clinic is a Center for Excellence for cosmetic injectables by Raleigh, NC based Merz Aesthetics, a vetting process that took two years.

Aesthetics is one of the top growing industries in medicine, said Brenda Shores, Central Florida portfolio territory manager for Merz. New providers are jumping in all the time. The new ones are trying to learn how to inject and the seasoned injectors are trying to fine tune and get more expert training.

While it’s been a long road for Blevins from military to civilian life, the journey has rewards.

I was blessed to get to serve my country for most of my adult life, and now I’m honored to work in a field where I can serve others and make a positive impact on a daily basis, Blevins said.

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High doses of energy-boosting vitamin B12 and B6 supplements … – The Sun

THEY are an every day supplement sold to us as a natural way to boost energy.

But over-the-counter vitamin B12 and B6 supplements may significantly increase a man’s risk of developing lung cancer.

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A new study found that men who take high doses of the energy-boosting vitamins over a long period had a two-to-four-fold increased risk of developing the disease.

And the risk if even higher if they smoke.

Vitamin B12 and B6 are both involved in keeping red blood cells – the cells that carry oxygen throughout the body – healthy and absorbing and releasing energy from foods like proteins, fats and carbs.

They are found naturally in meats, fish, cheese, eggs, milk and fortified cereals but millions of people in the UK choose to take supplements that can be boughtin pharmacies and supermarkets.

The NHS recommends men eat 1.4 milligrams of vitamin B6 a day and 1.5 micrograms of vitamin B12 a day.

But some supplements available in stores contain up to 1000 micrograms of vitamin B12 and up to 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 – far more than the recommended dose.

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Researchers from Ohio State University analysed more than 77,000 patients aged between 50 and 70.

They were asked to report how much b-vitamins they consumed over the last 10 years, including dosage information from supplements.

Researchers took into accountpersonal smoking history, age, race, education, body size, alcohol consumption, personal history of cancer or chronic lung disease, family history of lung cancer and use of anti-inflammatory drugs before analysing if the vitamins put them at a greater risk of cancer.

Co-author Theodore Brasky said: “This sets all of these other influencing factors as equal, so we are left with a less confounded effect of long-term B6 and B12 super-supplementation.

“Our data shows that taking high doses of B6 and B12 over a very long period of time could contribute to lung cancer incidence rates in male smokers.

“This is certainly a concern worthy of further evaluation.”

Men who smoked and took more than 20 milligrams of vitamin B6 per day for 10 years were three times more likely to develop lung cancer.

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And men who smoked and took more than 55 micrograms of B12 per day for 10 years were four times more likely to develop the disease.

The risk was associated with taking more than 20 milligrams of vitamin B6 or 55 micrograms of B12 per day for 10 years.

But there was no similar link found in women.

The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Beauty salon launches ‘revolutionary’ treatment to give you a boost – vitamins fed through a drip – Gazette Live

A brand new beauty treatment has arrived on Teesside – but theres a catch.

Cosmedics Skin Clinic is offering revolutionary beauty treatments, but you must hook up to an intravenous drip at their clinic in Middlesbrough.

IV therapy claims it targets a variety of needs through a targeted vitamin boost.

The treatment already has massive popularity across the globe, with stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss and Rihanna among its fans.

Dr Wass, who opened the Gresham Road clinic around eight weeks ago, claims the treatment can also help people recover from illness or tiredness, restoring vitamin and nutrient levels while overall cosmetic appearance is given a refresh.

Research shows that 90% of people are nutrient deficient, and 50% of those people are already taking a multivitamin. Dr Wass said.

That is the reason for us deciding to venture as IV vitamin drips are a revolution in vitamin supplements which were first invented in 1960s and have since taken the world by storm.

There are nine different types of IV drips, which clients can choose from; Wellness Protcol, Mood Support, Athlete Sport, Booster Shot Glutathione, Energizer, Age Defiance, Detox Fat Burning, Immuno Booster and Hair Tonic.

Dr Wass said: We would suggest patients start with the wellness cocktail as this contains the right mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for an overall feeling of wellness and health promotion.

It is claimed the drip combats and treat the effects of factors such as dehydration, strenuous physical activity, ageing and fatigue.

Each drip can take between 45 minutes and 90 minutes to administer and start from 175 per shot.

After a consultation with a doctor, those hoping to indulge in some recovery time are fitted with a cannula and attached to a drip bag containing the chosen formula.

Only after a full assessment, do we decide which type of drip will be suitable for each client, Dr Wass said.

Our goal is to provide varying nutrients directly into your bloodstream for maximum cell absorption. This will immediately refuel your cells, restore balance & overall well-being both physically and mentally.

We are hoping to help those who live a fast-paced lifestyle by offering them a quick pick-me-up, without having to wait for results.

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OncoBreak: Bad News via Microscope; Risky B Vitamins; End of … – MedPage Today

A patient who received anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed/refractory lymphoma showed re-expansion of the genetically modified T-cells months after the initial infusion. (New England Journal of Medicine)

American Society of Clinical Oncology president Bruce Johnson, MD, discussed the impact on his career of learning that his aunt had breast cancer when he saw the cancer cells under a microscope as a trainee.

Final results of a randomized trial showed that patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma lived significantly longer if the received carfilzomib (Kyprolis) plus dexamethasone instead of bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone. (The Lancet Oncology)

Laboratory studies provided new insights into healthy skin cells’ ability to resist the effects of adjacent cells harboring cancer-causing mutations. (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Save the date: The third Tuesday in September is Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day. (American Cancer Society)

Preoperative radiation therapy led to complete surgical resection of soft-tissue sarcoma more often than receiving radiation after surgery. (University of California Davis)

Long-term use of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a significant association with an increased risk of lung cancer, particularly among men who smoked. (Ohio State University)

Florida residents seeking access to medical marijuana face long waits, as the number of applicants doubled in the past year to more than 31,000. (Miami Herald)

Discovery of a key metabolic pathway associated with recurrent endometrial cancer and treatment resistance might inform research to find new therapies for patients who currently have few options. (Cleveland Clinic)

Could a 20-year favorable trend toward diagnosis of small, early-stage kidney cancers be nearing an end? (University of California Davis)

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Now we men can blame our hormones: testosterone is trouble – The Guardian

As a man the sort of thoughtful, Fawcett Society-supporting man who lowers the toilet seat after peeing, even when he has the house to himself its hard to talk about women and their hormones. Theres no doubt that they affect minds and bodies, through puberty, pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The National Association for Premenstrual Syndromes list of common symptoms includes mood swings, depression, tiredness, anxiety, feeling out of control, irritability, aggression, headaches, sleep disorder, food cravings, breast tenderness, bloating, weight gain and clumsiness.

Men cant and shouldnt ignore this catalogue of woes. But theres a fine line between commiserating and condescending. Its too easy and tempting to dismiss a womans actions or opinions because its that time of the month. Mostly it isnt. Many women are lucky enough to escape PMS. And even when they dont, sometimes shes still right and youre still wrong.

For better or worse, however, we males must now face up to our own fluctuating chemistry. We may not routinely bloat and bleed, but a new study makes it clear that we too are at the mercy of our hormones specifically, the one produced between our legs. After testing hundreds of men, researchers from the California Institute of Technology, Wharton School, Western University and ZRT Laboratory reported (pdf) a clear and robust causal effect of testosterone on human cognition and decision-making.

To put it bluntly, testosterone makes you stupid.

Having persuaded 243 men to smear their torsos with either a placebo or a testosterone gel (imagine the lead-up: No, honestly, were not videoing this No, thats not a one-way mirror No, we are not going to offer you a Diet Coke), the scientists gave them a cognitive reflection test designed to assess their ability to answer tricky questions where their first, intuitive answer was likely to be wrong*. Those who had rubbed themselves with testosterone rather than the placebo answered 20% fewer questions correctly while remaining convinced they were right. They also gave incorrect answers more quickly, and correct answers more slowly than the placebo group. As Caltechs Colin Camerer said: The testosterone is either inhibiting the process of mentally checking your work or increasing the intuitive feeling that, Im definitely right.

Perhaps its not Donald Trumps brain thats running things, but the Leydig cells in his testicles

If testosterone does encourage hasty decisions, thats not always a bad thing. If youre being chased by a tiger, for example, its better to either run away or improvise a weapon than to just stand there weighing up your options. All the same, this will be a kick in the teeth for big pharma. In the US particularly, drug companies have encouraged doctors to prescribe billions of dollars worth of testosterone supplements to combat the effects of ageing, despite objections that they do nothing for mens health. A host of studies have already shown a correlation between elevated testosterone levels and aggression and now theyre being linked to dumb overconfidence. That wont help with the marketing though it may explain Donald Trump and his half-cocked willy-waggling. Perhaps its not the presidents brain thats running things, but the Leydig cells in his testicles.

Women arent entirely off the hook their bodies also produce testosterone, though in smaller quantities, and the Caltech study notes that it remains to be tested whether the effect is generalisable to females but for now at least they now have another way to fight the scourge of mansplaining: Youre talking out of your nuts.

Better still, with the evils of testosterone firmly established, the world may learn to appreciate older men. Around the age of 30, no longer young, dumb and full of cum, we typically find our testosterone levels declining, so that with every day that passes we become less aggressive, more rational and generally nicer. Your average 54-year-old to pick an age entirely at random can now boast that as well as decades of experience, he can draw on ever-larger reserves of self-control. Whether were trying to land a beautiful lover or a well-paid job, that should make us quite a catch.

* For example, A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? If you immediately declared 10 rather than 5, youre a) wrong and b) possibly covered in testosterone gel.

Phil Daoust is a Guardian feature writer and editor

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Testosterone replacement can affect sex drive, osteoporosis – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 67-year-old male in fair to good health (more good than fair, really). In a recent column, you mentioned that a good testosterone level for a man taking a replacement would be between 500-600 ng/dl.

In November 2016, I was tested for my testosterone level. At the time, I was (and still am) suffering from a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. My level was 290 ng/dl. The reference range my primary care doctor bases his judgment on has an acceptable range from 193-950 ng/dl; hence he said my level was ”low normal.”

When looking at the symptoms of low testosterone, I noted that I have at least four symptoms: low sex drive, ED (for which I have already been treated with a prosthetic implant), loss of body hair (especially my legs) and, most notably, osteoporosis (for which I take alendronate sodium, 70 mg weekly). I was diagnosed in November.

I also am being treated for depression and anxiety disorder, and have been since 2001. I don’t know if this is related to my testosterone level.

Should I talk to my doctor about the disparity I’ve found in reference ranges? Should I be seeking treatment for the low testosterone? J.P.P.

Dear J.P.P.: I think you definitely should speak to your primary care physician. You also might benefit from a discussion with a urologist or endocrinologist with experience in treating men with testosterone replacement.

When we look at normal testosterone levels by age, we find that older men have lower normal levels; however, given your symptoms and result, I certainly would think a trial of testosterone would be appropriate. I must say that I am surprised that you had an implant placed without a trial of testosterone first. I also am surprised you were treated for osteoporosis without a trial of testosterone replacement, which has been shown to improve bone density in men with low testosterone levels (one study treated men with a testosterone level below 350; another if they were below 320). Low libido and erectile dysfunction both frequently respond to testosterone replacement: Some men get benefit in their mood as well. You sound to me like an excellent candidate for testosterone replacement.

Dr. Roach writes: A recent column from a man asking for alternatives to coronary bypass surgery generated many letters with the same question: Why not advise a change in diet as an alternative to surgery?

There are two reasons. The first is that it’s not an alternative to surgery: It’s a medical recommendation that should be made for every person with diagnosed coronary disease. Nearly all people can improve their diet. While a vegan diet was the most common recommendation I received, it still is not clear that a vegan diet is most likely to reduce coronary disease. In the vast literature on diet, there are only a few well-done studies that show a benefit. The clearest benefit has been from the Mediterranean diet, but a very-low-fat, plant-based diet, in combination with stress reduction and smoking cessation, has been shown to help reverse coronary lesions.

The second reason is that if someone needs the arteries in his or her heart reopened, the changes in diet are not likely to reverse blockages in the time needed to prevent a heart attack.

Healthy diet changes are appropriate for all people with heart blockages, but inadequate by themselves in the short term, in people with symptoms of angina and serious blockages.

Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.

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Dr. Roach: Testosterone replacement can affect sex drive, osteoporosis – LubbockOnline.com

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 67-year-old male in fair to good health (more good than fair, really). In a recent column, you mentioned that a good testosterone level for a man taking a replacement would be between 500-600 ng/dl.

In November, I was tested for my testosterone level. At the time, I was (and still am) suffering from a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. My level was 290 ng/dl. The reference range my primary care doctor bases his judgment on has an acceptable range from 193-950 ng/dl; hence he said my level was low normal.

When looking at the symptoms of low testosterone, I noted that I have at least four symptoms: low sex drive, ED (for which I have already been treated with a prosthetic implant), loss of body hair (especially my legs) and, most notably, osteoporosis (for which I take alendronate sodium, 70 mg weekly). I was diagnosed in November.

I also am being treated for depression and anxiety disorder, and have been since 2001. I dont know if this is related to my testosterone level.

Should I talk to my doctor about the disparity Ive found in reference ranges? Should I be seeking treatment for the low testosterone? J.P.P.

Answer: I think you definitely should speak to your primary care physician. You also might benefit from a discussion with a urologist or endocrinologist with experience in treating men with testosterone replacement.

When we look at normal testosterone levels by age, we find that older men have lower normal levels; however, given your symptoms and result, I certainly would think a trial of testosterone would be appropriate. I must say that I am surprised that you had an implant placed without a trial of testosterone first. I also am surprised you were treated for osteoporosis without a trial of testosterone replacement, which has been shown to improve bone density in men with low testosterone levels (one study treated men with a testosterone level below 350; another if they were below 320). Low libido and erectile dysfunction both frequently respond to testosterone replacement: Some men get benefit in their mood as well. You sound to me like an excellent candidate for testosterone replacement.

Dr. Roach writes: A recent column from a man asking for alternatives to coronary bypass surgery generated many letters with the same question: Why not advise a change in diet as an alternative to surgery?

There are two reasons. The first is that its not an alternative to surgery: Its a medical recommendation that should be made for every person with diagnosed coronary disease. Nearly all people can improve their diet. While a vegan diet was the most common recommendation I received, it still is not clear that a vegan diet is most likely to reduce coronary disease. In the vast literature on diet, there are only a few well-done studies that show a benefit. The clearest benefit has been from the Mediterranean diet, but a very-low-fat, plant-based diet, in combination with stress reduction and smoking cessation, has been shown to help reverse coronary lesions.

The second reason is that if someone needs the arteries in his or her heart reopened, the changes in diet are not likely to reverse blockages in the time needed to prevent a heart attack.

Healthy diet changes are appropriate for all people with heart blockages, but inadequate by themselves in the short term, in people with symptoms of angina and serious blockages.

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Dr. Keith Roach is a syndicated columnist with North America Syndicate Inc., P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) | Harley Medical Group

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgeryor a nose job, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size or change the shape of the nose.

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After surgery, you will need to stay in hospital for one night and wear a splint over your nose for 7-10 days. Whilst in the clinic, you may have dressings inside each nostril. Any bruising should subside around two weeks post-surgery, and swelling can take up to six weeks to recover. It is recommended that you refrain from working for at least two weeks after your surgery, and avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. A series of follow-up appointments will be made to check your progress. Read our rhinoplasty aftercare guidelines for more information.

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