Rhinoplasty is an operation to alter the shape of the nose either for breathing problems or to alter the shape of the nose or indeed for both reasons. Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most challenging operations as the operation has to deal with the deformity of bone, cartilage and soft tissue. In addition to aesthetics the nose has an important function breathing and allowing humidification and filtering of inspired air. Mr Patel has expertise in the field of rhinoplasty surgery.
The sinuses are air filled spaces around and behind the eyes. They are thought to reduce the weight of our skull and have a wet lining called mucosa. The mucosa produces mucus and up to 1.5 litres is produced by the sinus and nasal mucosa per day. The sinuses have drainage holes through which mucus passes into the nasal cavity. These holes can be easily blocked as they are quite small, sometimes the size of a pinhead.
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The feeling of dizziness can be quite disturbing indeed. It can remove confidence to even walk a short distance without the fear of falling over or having an accident. Driving becomes impossible and associated symptoms such as nauseas or vomiting exacerbate the problem.
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Our voice is an essential body function allowing us to communicate with other humans. Many patients need to use their voice often with projection to perform their work. These include, Teachers, Lawyers, Lecturers and those working in noisy environments. Many conditions can affect the larynx ranging from upper respiratory viral illnesses resulting in laryngitis, through to growths of the vocal cords. The latter are mainly benign in nature but in rare instances can be malignant especially if the patient has a history of smoking.
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