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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
I've always had trouble breathing through my nose, it's crocked, I've got small bumps on the bridge of my nasal bones and the tip is large. I finally decided it was time for me to get a septorhinoplasty. Its something I've been wanting since I was 12 years old. So I finally did it. I'm currently post op day 2 and feeling pretty miserable. The swelling just really became bad yesterday evening...
5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty
I had a deviated septum from multiple breaks that healed wrong. I couldn't even breathe out of one side. Dr. T did a 4.5 hour sept/rhino. I have to admit the healing process was not fun. Packing, splints, swelling etc. Wearing a cast for two weeks. Be prepared for revision surgery later on, healing doesn't always go as planned. I have had two revisions since but insurance covered it all. He's...
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
My upper lid was actually starting to obstruct my vision and I looked "tired" in photographs but I was concerned that I might end up looking startled or scared as can sometimes happen. Dr. T's results were amazing but unnoticed but all but the few I told.
5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery
After losing a large part of my nose to a basal cell cancer removal, I faced the daunting prospect of having a scarred and deformed nose or finding an extraordinary reconstructive surgeon. I interviewed 2 other surgeons. Before I chose Dr. T., another surgeon told me that after the surgery, "I wouldn't scare myself when I looked in the mirror." Dr. T. was far more...
5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery
I recommend Dr. T and the UCD team without hesitation. I am simply amazed at the level of care and follow up my son received before, during and after his surgery. It is above and beyond anything I expected. I am so glad we chose Dr. T for this procedure.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Awards & Recognition
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery- editorial board member
University of Kansas Medical School, Early Career Achievement in Medicine Alumnus Award-2011
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BSc in Biology, Baker University
Medical: MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Graduate: MS of Public Health, Clinical Effectiveness Harvard School of Public Health
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at Davis
Treatments offered at Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS
Most popular answers from Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH
Dear New York This Rhinoplasty technique can be effective,but the muscle fibers can reattach and not be completely effective. To see if... READ MORE
Dear Collin Thanks for your question. There are many reasons why eyelids may be drooping and might even be a medical problem. Eyelid Ptosis has a... READ MORE
Dear Micchy, from your description of the"growths" in your mouth that may be present after cleft lip and palate repair, you should consider... READ MORE
Dear Guidance4Me, Yes, adults with previously repaired cleft palate can be treated with some nonsurgical treatments to address dental... READ MORE
Thanks for the question. Your surgeon is the best resource for these questions, as they may have a preference.In general the drip pad is just so you... READ MORE
Each ear deformity requires attention to detail to address an individuals earsFactors that are considered include:Patient Preferencesymmetry to the... READ MORE
Top corner of the graft in the nose tip is almost getting out of the skin. Should I do something about it?
Dear bahram_e •It would be wise to discuss these concerns with your surgeon•The firmness and "edges" of cartilage under the skin will change sig... READ MORE
Dear cocoluvaSorry to hear about your irritation on the skin. The adhesives in any tape can irritate your skin (as well as the skin cleanser used... READ MORE
Dear villaparkFortunately, you had around 5 years of feeling good about your breathing, but now it has changedmake a list before going to your surgeon... READ MORE
Dear ChouetteThanks for the photo. The only think that you should concentrate during these initial weeks of healing is to take care of your self with... READ MORE
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