Douglas J. Kibblewhite, MD
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: MD, University of British Columbia
Medical: MD, University of British Columbia
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, McGill University
General Surgery, Dalhousie University
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington with Dr. Wayne Larrabee
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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The is a muscle in the side wall of your nose (dilator naris) that stiffens the side wall when you breathe in. It is likely to be not working because... READ MORE
Absolutely! You are describing a classic development problem. The tip of the septum is in the left nostril, the rest of the septum crosses into the... READ MORE
An over narrow nose can be widened with spreader grafts. An upturned nose can be turned back down with septal extender grafts. However, you cannot... READ MORE
Good question. Redo rates for rhinoplasty are at least 10% for even the most experienced surgeons. The rates are higher in less experienced surgeons,... READ MORE
The majority of septoplasties can be done with incisions hidden inside the nose. Certain types of crooked septums, particularly those where the... READ MORE
Generally speaking the cartilage in your nose is as strong as it was before your operation. There are a couple of good studies demonstrating this. It... READ MORE
The bridge of my nose is uneven and wide. Would Rhinoplasty be especially difficult for my nose? (photos)
Given the photos provided, you appear to have a bit of a dropped tip and dorsal bump. I cannot see, in the photos provided, the other details that you... READ MORE
Rhinoplasties take at least a year for the swelling to settle, particularly tip swelling with an open approach.It is too early to panic. Continue... READ MORE
Basically you ice the nose in the first 24-48 hours, and then let the initial swelling settle, which will take about 5 days. If your nose is clearly... READ MORE
You should wait a full year for your nose to completely settle down. At that point a diagnosis needs to be made as to what your nasal obstruction is... READ MORE
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