A Rhinoplasty Procedure Will Boost Your Self-confidence

By Adriana Noton

You may be someone who thinks that your nose is really horrible. Looking at popular college kids with their perfect features and athletic bodies, you feel ugly. You spend hours in front of the mirror looking at your flaws ' especially your nose. Perhaps someone has said cruel things about your appearance. If you search online about nose surgery, the word rhinoplasty will come up.

"You have an exotic look, " your family and friends might say, amongst other cliches that do nothing to make you feel better. You've seen yourself in photos, and it is always there ' standing out like a beacon on your face. You try everything to make your nose look smaller, to no avail.

After doing some research online, you have found out all these is to know about rhinoplasty. You know that you would qualify to have the surgery. Now you have to go and face your family to tell them about your decision.

Your family may, at first, be horrified when you tell them that you have going to have rhinoplasty. However, if you can explain how severely this is affecting your self-confidence, they are sure to see your side. You will first need to see a plastic surgeon to talk to about the surgery.

The surgeon will take photographs of your nose and explain what changes can be made during the procedure. He or she will tell with you and your family about what the surgery entails. The cost of the surgery as well as the recovery period will also be explained.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common male cosmetic surgery performed today. It can be done in an outpatient surgery, or in a hospital. You will either be under local or general anesthesia, depending on your surgeon who does your nose surgery.

Local anesthesia means you are slightly sedated and your nose area is numbed. You are aware what is happening, but cannot feel any pain. General anesthesia is when you go into theatre completely asleep and wake up some time after the surgery.

The operation is commonly done through the nostrils. The surgeon will chisel away at the bone and cartilage and reduce the size of your nostrils if necessary. There will be no visible scarring when you have healed.

Most surgeries will cause a certain amount of pain. After your procedure, you will have puffiness and bruising around your face. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication and give you other instructions which you must take heed of. Don't miss any follow up appointments.

It is important not to blow your nose during the first week of your operation because you might injure your healing nose. Within about 10 days the stitches will be removed and the bruising should almost be gone. Your nose will still be slightly swollen for some time.

Once your face has healed up nicely, you will be able to really see what a difference the rhinoplasty has made. Your confidence will soar and you will soon be out and about feeling like a million dollars. This small procedure can make a big difference in your world. - 29851

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Choosing Between Laminate Floors And Engineered Wood Flooring

By Daniella Claudia

The only real similarities between engineered wood flooring and laminate wood flooring is those last two words in their titles. People still confuse them, though. We'll take a look at both the similarities and differences between them to help you figure out which will work best for you. However, you will still have to be careful since a lot of people often call both the engineered and laminate floor the same thing, and it can be hard to tell which one they are talking about.

What Laminated Flooring Is And What It's Not

Laminate flooring isn't made out of solid wood at all. Instead, it's basically a really high definition photo of wood covered in resin to protect it, generally sitting on top of a wood-chip composite. That composite is actually the only real wood that's involved in laminate flooring at all, even though it may look totally realistic to many. Lots of people that are not accustomed to laminate have to actually get down on the floor to be able to tell if it is engineered wood flooring, or a laminated flooring.

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Engineered wood flooring is actually wood, of a sort. It is definitely not to be confused with what is traditionally referred to as hard wood flooring. The top layer of engineered wood flooring is real wood. However, this top layer is very thin, and therefore cannot be sanded like a hard wood floor. Unfortunately, this means that deep scratches and scuffs often require replacement of planks, making engineered wood flooring a bit more fragile than true hardwood flooring.

Laminate Floors Are Better For Some People

Laminate floors will generally cost less than an engineered wood floor, mainly because there is no real, hard wood used. Be sure, though, that in areas where there will be high traffic, you consider the costs of replacing some planks. Yes, there are engineered wood floors that are designed for high traffic, but they are quite expensive and not always attainable, even if the end result would be money saved. Laminated floors are not as likely to get scratched or scuffed from the get go. If you have children, pets, or both, then engineered wood flooring may not be worth the trouble. Laminate flooring installation is also extremely easy, and maintenance is, too.

When Is An Engineered Wood Floor Better Than A Laminate Floor?

Engineered wood floors definitely feel more solid than the typical laminated floor. Some people dislike the sound, which is a bit hollow, that comes from a laminate floor. As opposed to laminate wood floors, an engineered wood floor can actually be sanded, though only one or two times. Because of this, some deeper scratches that cannot be fixed can instead be sanded, but only if they are not too deep. In situation where engineered wood floors are optimal, they'll last long, and also look new longer than your typical laminate floor. - 29851

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Defining A Peaking Laminate Floor

By Lacy Foster

When it comes to flooring, laminate is not particularly prone to failure or damage. There are, however, various ways that a laminate floor can warp, and various reasons as to why. Here, we'll take a look at the phenomenon referred to as peaking. A laminate floor that is peaking will seem to be rising, as if there is something underneath it. The effect is, honestly, sort of disturbing. Many folks will think that something is wrong with their foundation, or that water has somehow gotten underneath their laminate floor, but that's rarely the case.

The Causes Of Peaking

There are a few different reasons that your laminated floor might begin peaking. It's very important to know why this is happening before you begin trying to fix things. Don't just assume that something that caused someone else laminate floors to peak is the reason yours is. Making this kind of assumption can cause you to waste a lot of time and money.

Lack Of Expansion Space Is A Top Cause Of Peaking

Everything around us expands and shrinks, and your laminate flooring is no exception. For this reason, laminated floors should always have the appropriate amount of space at their edges, before the molding. If there is no space, the planks will instead push up against one another. Once there is enough pressure, the planks will begin to rise. Although often minor at first, if this is ignored for a long enough time, a floor can develop a hump or hill.

Peaking Can Be Caused By Fixed Moldings

Even if there is room to expand, your laminated flooring cannot take advantage of it if the moldings cannot move. This can sometimes be a nightmare to track down if the original installer was not consistent. Since laminate flooring is intended to be floating, which means not attached to either the moldings or the sub-floor, any solid point can cause an issue. Amateur installers will occasionally attach the laminate floor to molding to keep it from moving during install, or simply because they don't know any better.

The Length Of The Boards Can Cause Peaking

This is usually the least likely issue, and does not pertain to all laminate flooring manufacturers. Having one board that's too long will net you the same result as not having enough expansion room. If there is no single plank that's longer than recommended by the manufacturer, then this issue is easily avoided. However, if you didn't do the install, you may not know who the manufacturer is. For the most part, unless your issue is in a long hallway or you have an exceptionally large home with runs of longer than 40 feet, you can probably ignore this possibility. That is, however, unless you can't find any other places, in which case you might get stuck pulling planks and looking for manufacturer markings. - 29851

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