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6 signs you have a deviated septum [Infographic]

Dr. Monica Tadros releases an infographic highlighting some of the signs when you have a deviated septum. The septum is the piece of cartilage and bone in the nose that separates the nostrils. Typically, it lies perfectly straight between the nostrils, however, in some people, this isn’t the case. Many people have a deviated septum, which makes one nostril larger than the other. If you have a deviated septum, it can cause health complications such as a blockage in one or both nostrils or difficulty breathing. A deviated septum is very common. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), roughly 80 percent of the population has a deviated septum. If you or anybody you know has a deviated septum, it is recommended to seek medical attention, so it doesn't cause other health issues or negatively impacts the quality of life.

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What are the symptoms of a deviated septum?

Some of the symptoms may include:
  • difficulty breathing, especially through the nose
  • having one side of the nose that’s easier to breathe through
  • nosebleeds
  • sinus infections
  • dryness in one nostril
  • snoring or loud breathing during sleep
  • nasal congestion or pressure
To schedule your no-obligation deviated septum surgery consultation with Dr. Monica Tadros, please use the contact form to request additional information or call 201-771-8151 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors. Our office is conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631. request-consultation

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Sinuses [Infographic]

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Infographic created by Dr. Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S. visualizes 5 things you need to know about your sinuses. Sinus disease has become more common over the years because of a number of contributing factors.  Underlying allergies, smoking, untreated nasal fractures, environmental irritants and antibiotic resistance are among the most common to blame.

What is sinuses?

Sinuses is caused by infections that enduse inflammation in the sinuses. Microorganisms in the form of viruses, bacteria or fungus may grow within a sinus and develop inflammation and blockage of the opening where the sinus is suppose to drain. This results in pressure and retained fluid in the sinuses called an acute sinus infection.

Symptoms of sinuses?

Symptoms may include sinus headache, facial pain, nasal drainage, nasal stuffiness and facial pressure. Occasionally this may be accompanied by fever, sore throat or cough. When the eyes fail to drain into the nose, excessive tearing may occur.  When the middle ears fail to drain into the nose, ear pressure and pain can occur.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Sinuses

Frontal sinuses are located in the forehead and can cause frontal headaches and pressure. Maxillary sinuses are located in the cheek area and can cause facial pain that may radiate to the teeth.  Sphenoid sinuses are located in the center  of the skull and can cause pain radiating to the top and back of the head. Ethmoid sinuses  are located between the eyes and can cause pain that radiates to the eye area. The sinuses, eyes, and ears all drain into the nose.  Symptoms of sinus disorders vary widely.

 Here are some tips addressing common issues that affect your sinuses.

  1.  Keep Kleenex handy

    Clearing secretions  by gently blowing your nose rather than inhaling alleviates sinus  blockage and pressure.
  2. Use an expectorant

    An expectorant like Mucinex (Guaifenesin) is  a medication used to thin out your nasal secretions.  This can be used in conjunction with decongestant  that will reduce swelling and sinus pressure.

    Home Remedies

    Include:  High dose vitamin C,  a personal steam vaporizer and saline rinses  to moisturize and cleanse the sinuses. Vicks can be placed on the upper lip skin just under the nose (never within the nostrils)  to stimulate circulation. Try keeping your head elevated on pillows while sleeping.  This can also help decrease swelling and congestion.
  3. The common cold is usually a virus

    A virus after 4 to 5 days tends to block the sinuses and may trigger a bacterial sinus infection.  Unlike the common cold virus,  bacterial sinus infections are generally not contagious.
  4. Signs and symptoms of sinusitis

    - Headaches, pressure  or pain in the sinus area -  Nasal stuffiness -  Facial swelling -  Yellow or greenish Marcus -  Sore throat and coughing from a backdrip - Fever Acute sinusitis usually feels like a prolonged cold.  Chronic sinusitis may be more difficult to diagnose. Prolonged symptoms of headache, facial  pain or sinus pressure that failed to resolve after antibiotics may indicate a chronic condition.
  5.  See a specialist for treatment options

    If you had two or more sinus infections, suffer from sinus pressure or headaches, it is best to seek out a specialist for an evaluation. An ear nose and throat specialist (Otolaryngologist) can help guide you with treatment options and prevention. Learn more about Sinus and Allergy.

Top Triggers of Winter Allergies [Infographic]

During winter time, many people notice their allergies are more active. This may be the reason due to spending more time indoors during the cold winter months, and being allergic to mold and dust mites. Being indoor sends dust, mold and insect parts into the air. This may trigger an allergic reaction. Dr. Monica Tadros, NJ based plastic surgeon located in Englewood, NJ, has released this infographic summarizing top triggers of winter allergies.

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Some common indoor allergy triggers are:

  • Pet Dander
  • Mold and Mildew
  • Temperate Climates
  • Damp Wood

Symptoms:

Here are the common allergy symptoms caused by dust, pollen, or mold during the winter:
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes

Allergy Treatment Consultation 

To diagnose and treat your winter allergy problems in Englewood, NJ and Bergen County area, Dr. Monica Tadros uses methods that have been shown to not only identify specific allergens, but also to achieve effective control of allergies quickly. Please contact us today at 201-771-8151 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors to receive additional information on allergy treatments. You may also use our contact form to schedule your no-obligation allergy treatment consultation. request-consultation

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Featured on Celebrity Before & Afters: Melissa Gorga’s Nose Job Scandal

Whenever something scandalous happens on The Real Housewives (which is literally all the time), we as viewers and gossip hungry gluttons can hardly wait for the matriarch of Bravo drama, Andy Cohen and his all too honest hour of Watch What Happens Live to give us all the dirt on the dirty details. In this recent season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, there are homcomings and new comers; new ventures and old friendships rekindled. It seems as if Teresa's emotional homecoming was nothing short of sweet and welcoming. Her friendship with Jacqueline has been restored in true Teresa fashion, sweeping everything under the rug and calling for a new beginning. Jacqueline, as deeply rooted her emotions are, seems to be more than okay with how things are going and appears to be openly accepting of the new (old-ish) Teresa. As for the family, Teresa still isn't speaking to cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. However, her relationship with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga seems to have left the past in the past and are (almost) like two peas in a pod (notice we say almost). Melissa Gorga, alongside longtime RHONJ superfan and actor Michael Rapaport joined Andy Cohen on this past weeks round up on the WWHL set. Discussions varied from Teresa's hairline being "the best in the business" to post face lift newbie Siggly Flicker. However, the real scoop was served up when Cohen digs up some old dirt; the longtime forgotten frenemy of basically everyone in the cast, Kim DePaola- also known as- Kim D, when a caller asks Melissa if her new boutique "Envy" was in competition with Kim D's "Posche". In which Melissa responds in true housewives fashion, with pity, poise and oh so much shade- "No, I think every now and again, a rat needs to come out of the sewer for a piece of cheese." Ohh, burn! Is Melissa insinuating that Kim D is fanning the fire for her 15 seconds of (semi) fame, yet again? Andy Cohen replies in his usual no holds barred manner, stirring up the pot, "There was an interview with her [Kim D] in InTouch, she said your erlationship with Teresa is fake. She said you've had four nose jobs, on and on." But of course, Melissa sticks true to her clap back, "Like I said, every now and again a rat needs to come out of the sewer for a piece of cheese Andy." Back in 2013, a "close source" to Melissa had claimed, "She DID have a nose job! Her plastic surgeon is the same one Kathy used...Melissa's ex-trainer trained her at home and her nose was wrapped up from surgery when she went to go train her. Melissa also gets fillers in her face and her lips." According to Radar Online, another secret source claims Gorga had not one, but two nose jobs. Furthermore, the source states that she had gotten the work done for free, as the surgeon was under the impression that she would promote his work to her fans. At first, looking at photos of Melissa, new and old, you can definitely tell that something seems to be different, a bit off. Believe it or not, makeup can work wonders and the magic of contouring is a beautiful thing. But, after much speculation, makeup can only do so much.

Take a look for yourself!

Melissa Gorga before

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It seems as if the bridge and tip of her nose has been slimmed down along with the dramatic difference in her side profile. However, we can still noticably see that her nostrils have remained the same shape and size, yet appears less prominant. Whether or not Gorga has actually gone under the knife to tweak her nose, the possible changes that were made seem to suit her in a beautifully natural way. Dr. Monica Tadros, a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon has spoken about the important factors that must be taken into consideration for a proper and effective nose job. When discussing form and function, the Rhinoplasty specialist states, "That third level is understanding that the nose, how it relates to the rest of the face is important but also how it conveys a certain sense of character in its persons identity...Our face defines our emotions." Melissa seems to have maintained an appearance that cohesively blends with who she is and her character. Whether her nose is new or not, she is still able to hold it high and not worry about what her haters are saying. #TeamGorga !

Kaley Cuoco’s Impact on the Plastic Surgery Industry

Kaley Cuoco, leading lady and television star of the hit syndicated sitcom The Big Bang Theory (BBT) has confirmed the media’s suspicions that she has in fact turned to plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement to solidify her aesthetic image in the public eye. In a recent interview with Women’s Health Cuoco revealed, “Years ago, I had my nose done. And my boobs. Best thing I ever did.” Fans of the show and even the general masses are shocked by her admission. Traditionally speaking, actors and actresses of the past would never confess or acknowledge their choice to go under the knife or undergo a little noninvasive maintenance. However, modern day headliners and social influencers have no shame in their Botox game- especially since sometimes these celebrities go a bit overboard and the lack of facial expressions and movements shows it’s written all over their injected faces- they try and beat us to the punch. With plastic surgery becoming progressively common, nonexclusive to young Hollywood, why are individuals still hesitant to divulge the truth behind the work they’ve done”? Pressure to keep up with the fillers is causing the latest trend-setting, youthifying facial treatments and nonsurgical beautification processes being identified as simply “routine”.   While we commend Kaley for her honesty, there are still famous stars who will never own up to the ideals of being au natural. Celebrity Before & Afters has been dedicated to analyzing the tell-tale signs of cosmetic solutions and procedures among the media entertainers. Dr. Monica Tadros is a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator. She has offices located on Park Avenue in Manhattan and in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, and plastic surgery in NJ. She is one of a small number of surgeons to attain dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has combined the two specialties in her unique practice of aesthetic medicine. Here she helps us find the wrinkles in detecting what to look for when wondering if they did or didn’t have plastic surgery. How To Identify A Nip-Tucked, Plucked or Smoothed Out Celeb
  • Scars or Skin Tags: Ever wonder what happened to Enrique’s mole? Samsies. It didn’t just vanish, it had to be surgically removed. Sometimes it is something minor like the abstraction of skin abnormalities for health concerns or aesthetic reasons, but regardless the disappearing act of scars or beauty marks are an easy giveaway. It’s all in the details. Check for the visibility of facelift scars (e.g., or other facial deformities/incisions) or locations near or targeting the hips and/or midsection for liposuction marks. Scars caused by breast implants appear under the breast tissue or close to the armpits.
  • Puffiness: When lips or cheeks seem fuller or puffy, there is a solid chance some type of formula has been injected inside, inflating those infamous duck-ish features.
  • Sharp & Precise Angles:Facial fillers help to add more structure and balance. So when you are seeing individuals with severe turns and ridges on their face or extreme curves sculpting their body, a needle is never too far behind.
  • Fixed expression:You know when girls snap those ‘typical’ selfies, acting all surprised, yet sexy and unassuming, well what if their manifestation wasn’t just a filtered performance at all? A staple, frozen expression highlighting the contours we all deem attractive and desire, basically just leaves us wondering, Disport? Restylane? Juvederm? Botox?
Check out The Plastic Surgery Network for all of the Body procedures available: About PSN: The Plastic Surgery Network is a one-of-a-kind, exclusive platform, bridging the gap between highly-accredited physicians, superior skilled professionals, and candidates seeking solutions. By highlighting all of the current trends and newest innovative science and technology in plastic surgery, our community aims to deliver expert knowledge behind the beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures leading the forefront of the industry. Our forum was designed to increase communication, comprehension, and of course, be the ultimate guide through an exceptional plastic surgery experience.
  • Body Parts Defying Gravity: Sagging is a part of evolution and the unavoidable aging process. Whether it’s supple, perky breasts or voluminous, lifted skin, if things don’t hang low it is most likely because they’re being held up.
  • Carry-on Luggage:  Disproportionate? Off-balance? Makes absolute zero sense… For instance, a five-foot, 87 lbs. woman with double D boobies, usually requires the assistance of a board-certified professional or physician.
  • Don’t Match the Rest:Like choosing the wrong shade of bronzer, this is a frequent error. Although neck tucks or hand procedures are now not only possible, but also popular, many individuals have forgotten to pay close attention to their maturing, stretched out, and often thinning skin on smaller areas.
  • Constant Fluctuation or Drastic Makeover:We aren’t just talking about bad hair days and good hair days. Despite scientific data which does display that one’s hormones, mood, diet, daily activities, environment and/or medications can and will affect one’s aesthetic, even by the hour, dramatic changes overnight simply are not conceivable- unless parts of you are not really you that is.
Just give it up already… We’ve examined the evidence and the obvious, yet most individuals are still denying having had plastic surgery. However, when your transformation goes beyond a clean diet and exercise program, the crowd is going to speculate. We understand it is your story to tell, and I’m sure you have your own personal reasons, but the denials lead to people gossiping, and more often than not, unflattering excuses and alternative explanations. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that from 2000 to 2015 the number of cosmetic procedures (surgery plus minimally invasive) per year in the U.S. has jumped from 7.4 million to 15.9 million, which is about one procedure for every 16 adults in the U.S. So look around and do the math! More celebrities, especially those who rely heavily on their money-making faces need to take a page out of Cuoco’s book before the paparazzi splashes it across a rag-mag. For more information on the advanced technology and specific facial fillers which can help to alleviate all of your aesthetic concerns while boosting your confidence click here…  
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