COSMETIC SURGERY The Nose Job

pat13Why live with something you do not like if you can have it changed ? The nose, as everyone knows, plays an important role in one’s overall appearance. How you look often defines your personality and personal relationships. It affects even your career and financial prospects.

In fact, how you look is the first thing that people notice the first time they see you. And those first impressions stick no matter how many times you’ve changed your looks down the road. For ages, people have been obsessed about the ideal shape for their nose. Fortunately this has become less of an issue, thanks to rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a set of popular procedures used to either correct nose related health problems or to reshape the nose for cosmetic reasons. Now you can get your nose to your ideal shape with a very simple surgery. It can correct brith defects or help to relieve some breathing problems. It can reduce or increase in size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. The best candidates are those looking for improvement, not perfection, Rhinosplasty can enhance your appearance and self-image, but it will not make you look like a movie star.pat10

Those that are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and have realistic expectations make the best candidates. Age can also be a consideration. There are many different types of rhinoplasty. It is regarded as a must if you are an entertainer. Almost 65 percent of actors and actress in Hollywood have had rhinosplasty in order to improve their on-screen appearance. If you are not satisfied with the shape of your nose then it is time for you to get in touch with a local surgeon and then discuss him with the kind of treatment you need for your nose. In fact, you might not even need a surgery. There are other procedures that can give you the desire results without need for incision.

pat9COSMETIC SURGERY The Nose Job Rhinoplasty or reconstructive nose surgery was first developed in ancient India by the Ayurvedic physician Sushruta around 800 BC. Sushruta and his medical students developed and applied plastic surgical techniques for reconstructing noses that were amputated as religious, criminal, or military punishment. Non-surgical rhinoplasty was pioneered by Dr. Andrew Tuan-anh Le, an Australian cosmetic surgeon. With the use of soft-tissue fillers, he was able to create an aesthetically proportionate nose for a patient. Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery that is designed to enhance the way you look, not to correct a condition that is affecting your health. If your nasal problem is great enough it may be a good idea to have the surgery but not if you have significant other medical problem. Cosmetic concerns, abnormalities and appearance are real problems.

They are often dismissed as shallow or narcissistic, make individuals unhappy. But why live with something you do not like if you can have it changed? Many patients who underwent cosmetic change had told their doctors they should have had it long before. When rhinoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are rare and usually minor. You can further reduce your risks by strictly following the doctor’s instructions. During the initial consultation, the doctor will conduct a nasal history assessment. He or she will try to know what you like or dislike about our nose, about any nasal problems, your general medical history, and if you’ve ever had injuries resulting in an undesirable change in your nose. Next the doctor will analyze the face to determine proper proportions and surgical options. Photos may be taken to assist in the analysis. The doctor will present his or her assessment during the second consultation and answer any questions you may have.

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HERBS AND SPICES IN THAI COOKING

pat6Thailand’s kitchen has all the raw ingredients that one may find in any other kitchen around the world. However, these individual ingredients like the common herbs and spices are carefully mixed to produce a unique Thai taste. The proper combination of these ingredients is considered an art and involves time, skill and delicate adjustment. The special combination is what gives Thai food its very distinctive character. It is also interesting to note that the 20-30 main herbs and spices which form the basis for Thai cooking are often used in approximation.

In fact, most Thai cooks don’t use food processors, oven, measuring cups spoons and all those weighting devices. Most local cooks when asked about how much or how many of this or that ingredient to add, they’d just say. “I just know.” Many times, the amounts they use are no minimal that you wonder if they have any effect at all.

However, to a trained palate, it oly takes one taste to know what is missing. Some of the essential herbs and spices in Thai cooking are coriander (phak chee), Thai holy basil (bai ka prao), kaffir lime leaf (bai ma krood), lemongrass (ta krai), bird chilli (prik khee noo suan), lime (ma nao), galangal (khaa), ginger (khing), turmeric (kra chai), saw-leaf herb (phak chee farang), shallot (hua hom daeng), garlic (kra tiem), spring onion (ton hom) among others Coriander or phak chee leaves are used often as garnish. It stems and roots are used as seasoning I many Thai dishes, while its seed is used to spice up the Thai curry.

pat5No Thai kitchen would be complete without a good supply of fresh basil. Thais make use of several types of basil in their cooking. The holy basil (bai ka prao) being the ost common one. These intensely aromatic dark green leaves with purplish flower is commonly used in stir-fried chicken, beef, pork or seafood or added into the curry. Kaffir lime leaf or bai ma krood, has freshly green and glossy color and its shape resemble a figure eight. These leaves can be finely shredded and added to salads or tom and added to curries and soups like tom yum.

Lemongrass or ta krai, for some dishes, is chopped and pounded, other times it is simply cut into long pieces and “bruised” (bent and kneaded or even lightly cut in several places) to release the scent and flavor for soups and curries. Indispensable in tom yum, and often mixed with onion, chilli and coriander then topped on sardines. The smallest of the chilies, called bird chili or phrik khee noo suan, is the hottest.

Whether ground fresh, dried, chopped, whole or mashed, these spicy chilies are in almost Thai dishes. You often have to warn our cook not to put too much in your dish if you don’t have the tongue for this fiery thing as Thai dishes are normally spicy. Galangal or khaa is a relative of ginger (khing), as is fresh turmeric (kra chai). It is used like ginger root in cooking, but is is different in flavor, tasting slightly medicinal. It is sometimes referred to as “aromatic giner.” Thai cooks often use it to help eliminate any unwanted fishy smells from shellfish and other seafood dishes.

Saw-leaf herb or phak chee farang also known as the saw tooth herb, taking the name from the appearance of its long, slender and serrated leaves has a similar but rather more pungent flavor than the coriander leaf. Most commonly used in meat or fish soups as stews. Among other numerous Thai herbs and spices commonly found in Thai dishes are spring onion (ton hom), pandan leaf (bai toey), pepper (prik Thai), mint (bai saranae), Chinese chives (kui chai), garlic (kra tiem), bay leaf (bai krawan), cardamom (look kra wan), criton (som za), cumin (yi ra), tamarind (makham piek) and shallot (hua hom daeng).

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