Nasal Fractures

January 20, 2022 By Amar Gupta, MD

Nasal fractures most commonly occur as a result of blunt facial trauma sustained in events such as motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries, assaults and falls. In fact, the nasal bones are the most frequently fractured facial bone and tend to peak in incidence during the second and third decades of life with a male predominance. In a basic sense, the external nose is made up of bone (the upper third of its structure) and cartilage ...

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Anatomy of the Nose – Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

January 6, 2022 By Amar Gupta, MD

To accurately assess and characterize the external nose, we have to obtain a solid understanding of the underlying anatomy. In fact, multiple structures influence the surface topography of the nose including the skin (varies in thickness along the nose) and the underlying structural framework of bone and cartilage (osseocartilaginous skeleton). Since this is a large topic, I will focus on the skin and subcutaneous tissues here with a future post on the osseocartilaginous skeleton. Skin ...

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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) vs. PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)

December 3, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

In my last blog post, I wrote all about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and why it is has many valuable qualities that we can use to our advantage. Today, I would like to compare PRP to the newer PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin). Though PRP and PRF are both types of blood concentrate therapy, in which certain components of blood are concentrated in order to harness growth factors, they differ in some key characteristics that I will discuss ...

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What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)?

November 22, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a common treatment that is being used extensively in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery for hair loss, facial rejuvenation, and multiple other indications. Perhaps, you have heard of men getting scalp injections for baldness or come across the “Vampire Facial” as popularized in the media. Today, I will focus on the scientific background of PRP and the reasons behind why it works. This will allow you to be informed regarding ...

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