Rhinoplasty in New York

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that has become increasingly popular in recent years, and now more affordable than ever.  The surgery involves making surgical corrections to the nose, and is done for mainly aesthetic reasons.

Rhinoplasty is also known as nose reshaping, and it improves the shape and proportions of your nose.   More specifically, it can improve the nose in relation to full facial balance.  The nose bridge size, or the width across the nostrils is also a very common modification.  Many people opt to get rhinoplasty surgery because of a nasal tip that has a noticeable hook, droop, curve, or bulbous appearance.  Nasal asymmetry or other noticeable features are always common reasons to get the surgery.

However, rhinoplasty is not always done for purely cosmetic purposes.  Although that is the most common reason people get it, there are also legitimate medical reasons.  The most common is a deviated naval septum, which can impede airflow in the nose.  In order to correct this, the patient has to get rhinoplasty surgery to align the septum and allow for proper airflow.

The main point of rhinoplasty, when it is done well, is it looks completely natural.  To an unsuspecting outsider, it appears like a perfectly normal nose.  Above I have shared a video of a digital demonstration of how the surgery is performed, and what exactly is done to achieve the changes.

Acupuncture as a Cheap Alternative to Painkillers

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Recently, I’ve been searching for cheaper alternatives for things like joint pain and arthritis.  The problems I have been hearing are that effective painkillers are crazy expensive, especially if you don’t have the proper insurance or coverage.  Some insurance plans may only cover part of the cost, but if you live in the US, painkillers can have ridiculously high costs that will still be far too expensive for you to cover.  In my experience research, I found out that acupuncture is starting to come on as a common and very workable (in addition to very affordable) alternative to these expensive painkillers.  Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment that has become very common in the Western world.  Today, it is considered a form of alternative medicine.  Acupuncture works by inserting thin needles into pressure points on the body, and it has evolved as a common treatment for arthritis and joint pain.

In my search for acupuncture in Red Deer, my hometown, I tried it out and I personally had a lot of success with it.  I know others who also claim to have had significant results after seeing an acupuncturist, so I think it’s definitely worth a try, especially considering the significantly lower price tag compared to expensive prescription drugs.  Scientific evidence and studies are somewhat split, there is some evidence pointing to it being effective.  Personally, I believe more evidence and studies are needed before we can determine if it’s effective or not.  For now, it can be a great high-upside low-risk gamble.  Acupuncture is a fairly lost cost endeavor, where an initial visit will often cost around $75 to $95.  Routine visits will cost less, usually between $50 to $70.  Keep in mind this can vary significantly based on where you live, and costs can run much higher in certain areas.  However, make sure you pick a good acupuncturist and I’m sure you won’t regret giving it a try.

 

Some Cheap Healthy Food Ideas

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There are lots of cheap food you can get that will also be a healthy and nutritious option.  Here are some example (in addition to their approximate prices, just keep in mind prices vary a lot by region):

  • Eggs ($0.19 per egg).  Eggs are great to add some protein to your diet on the cheap.
  • Chicken Breasts ($0.75 for 4 ounces).  Another easy and cheap way to add lean protein!  Much healthier than fast food chicken nuggets.
  • Tofu ($0.20 per ounce).  High in protein and low in fat, tofu is a great healthy food (although many do dislike it’s taste).
  • Canned Salmon ($0.20 per ounce).  Seafood is a great way to get some Omega-3 in your diet (which research has shown, helps in brain health and development).  Will also provide a good protein boost.
  • Yogurt ($1 for a 6-ounce cup).  Yogurt can be a great way to add some protein, calcium and other vitamins into your diet with very little effort.  As a bonus, it often has healthy probiotics in them as well.
  • Popcorn ($1 for 1 pound of kernels).  Surprisingly, popcorn is actually a pretty nutritious snack (just go easy on the butter).  It’s low on calories, and provides a healthy dose of fiber as well.