Blog Archive

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider a Rhinoplasty Sep 1st, 2021

Getting a rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is nothing to be ashamed of, but there are many medical reasons someone might seek out a nose job. Birth defects, sinus issues, and even facial trauma from accidents can lead to damage and sinus problems. In these cases, a rhinoplasty can provide more...

Are You an Insomniac? Aug 1st, 2021

Late nights can be fun if you’re socializing with friends, having a party, or just enjoying your alone time. However, if you spend your midnight hours tossing, turning, and trying to fall asleep, you might be an insomniac. This is a common problem among people of all ages, including teenagers,...

Reasons Why You Should Only Let a Physician Administer Botox® Jul 4th, 2021

Cosmetic treatments such as Botox® and other injectables can be expensive, but visiting a discount spa can be risky — you get what you pay for. If you’re cutting corners on cost, there’s a good chance you’re cutting corners on quality as well. That’s why it’s important you choose an...

How to Care for Your Skin After Laser Hair Removal Jun 8th, 2021

Lasers are quickly becoming one of the most popular methods of hair removal, especially among women. However, just like shaving and waxing, you need to take care of your skin after receiving this treatment. While laser hair removal requires no recovery period, it’s important to be aware of the side...

Peritonsillar Abscess: Signs and Treatments May 18th, 2021

Many different illnesses begin as a simple sore throat, but quickly develop into something more serious. In some cases, the issue can worsen even further, leading to painful complications like abscesses. If your tonsillitis has intensified into severe throat pain, trouble talking or swallowing, and noticeable swelling, there might be...

Plastic Surgery After Facial Trauma: What to Expect Apr 12th, 2021

Many people see plastic surgery as an avenue for aesthetic beauty and self-confidence. However, plenty of people seek out plastic surgery to heal from trauma or defects. If your facial structure and appearance have been damaged during an accident or attack, it can be equally damaging to your self-esteem and...

3 Types of Effective Hearing Aids Mar 10th, 2021

Hearing aids provide more than just sound. They can help people connect with the world, fit in with peers, and even improve their mental health and prevent dementia. If your or a loved one is suffering from hearing loss, you might feel lost while browsing the wide variety of hearing...

When to Consider a Brow Lift Feb 9th, 2021

No one likes to be told their resting expression looks tired, angry, or sad. However, your brows naturally shift down as you age. While a skincare routine and sunscreen can help you avoid wrinkles, a brow lift might be necessary to correct a low brow, sagging forehead, or uneven eyebrows. ...

Why Do I Keep Getting Sinus Infections? Jan 21st, 2021

Sinus infections that happen over and over can be annoying and degrade your quality of life. While home remedies and over-the-counter medications can dull your pain and mask your symptoms, recurring infections are a sign that something more serious is going on. If you’re one of the many people suffering...

Why You Shouldn't Push Cotton Swabs Deeply in Your Ears Dec 9th, 2020

Many people remember being warned balefully: ‘Be careful when cleaning your ears, or you’ll lose your hearing!’ Is this real, or is it just another old wive’s tale, like your face freezing in a grimace if the wind changes when you’re pulling a goofy smile?  South Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat...

6 Symptoms of Tonsillitis Nov 15th, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, tonsillitis can occur at any age. While many children used to get their tonsils removed after a bout of illness, today just as many retain their tonsils well into adulthood. Your tonsils don’t need to be removed the first time they get infected, but your doctor...

Am I a Good Candidate for an Eye Lift? Oct 15th, 2020

Your eyes are the first thing people notice when they look at you for the first time, but they’re also one of the first things that begin to age as you get older. You’ll see wrinkles and crow’s feet appear, bags start to form, and even your eyelids can begin...

5 Lifestyle Habits for Better Sleep Sep 17th, 2020

Do you have sleep issues? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you share these problems with many others. A startling one-third of American adults get less than seven hours of sleep a night, which is the recommended amount of sleep for an average person. SLENT has several...

Sinusitis versus Allergies: How to Tell the Difference Aug 24th, 2020

If you’re dealing with “head cold” symptoms that just aren’t going away, or persistent “allergies” that aren’t responding to antihistamines, you might be treating the wrong problem. Sinusitis can cause similar symptoms, but it requires more than Benadryl and bedrest. If you’re struggling to determine whether your stuffy, runny nose...

Health Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Jul 23rd, 2020

Do you wake up after a full night’s sleep and find yourself still tired? Is heavy snoring disrupting your bed partner? Do you wake up gasping for air? Do you have memory or concentration issues? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea...

Considering Otoplasty? Here's What You Need to Know Jun 11th, 2020

Your portrait, or front-facing appearance, is more affected by your ears than you might think. Large or flared ears can make your face seem wide, or give you a comical appearance. Extremely small ears can make your skull look oversized. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can change the shape and position...

5 Signs of a Deviated Septum May 29th, 2020

A deviated septum (misalignment of the cartilage that forms the nasal passages) can be visible or invisible, and can cause a host of problems from pain to breathing difficulty. Around 80% of people are estimated to have some measure of septum deviation. Only the most serious cases usually require surgical...

How Finasteride Works to Reverse Hair Loss in Men Mar 12th, 2020

Is hair loss causing you to lose self-confidence? Men with male pattern baldness can start losing hair at their temples before the age of 21, and nearly half of US males have moderate-to-extreme hair loss before the age of 50. Fortunately, there’s a medication that can help address hair loss...

Adjusting to Life with Hearing Aids Feb 11th, 2020

Are your new hearing aids throwing you for a loop? Adjusting to having your hearing improve suddenly after a slow slide into hearing loss can be disconcerting. Take heart; you’ll adjust soon enough and love how you’re able to reconnect with the world around you once again. At SLENT, with...

The Secrets to a Natural-Looking Nose Job Jan 21st, 2020

You’re thinking of getting a nose job, but you’re afraid you’ll end up with a fake-looking nose that looks worse than the one you’ve replaced.  Don’t worry. The team of doctors at South Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastics (SLENT) knows how to give you a natural-looking nose job...

Why Everyone is Raving About the HydraFacial® Dec 27th, 2019

A monthly facial is beneficial for just about anyone because your skin cells turn over every 28 days. But are all facials created equally, and do they offer the same benefits? The short answer to that question is an emphatic “No!”  There’s one facial that stands out among the crowd:...

What is Immunotherapy and Can it Cure My Allergies? Nov 1st, 2019

Allergies rank as the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, affecting more than 50 million Americans. Because the prevalence of allergies is also constantly on the rise, an ever-increasing number of people can expect to develop them with each passing year. Here at South Louisiana Ear,...

Skin Care Trends-2019 Exciting New Concepts and High TECH Products May 20th, 2019

Year after year skin has become an important topic with new trends. As technology advances, the demand for newer and better products increases, year after year. We have stated this in previous blogs. Both the plastic surgeons and the companies producing new products cannot ignore this demand.  2019 will be no...

I CAN’T BREATHE THROUGH MY NOSE! HELP! May 6th, 2019

It sounds like you might have allergies that are causing nasal congestion. Or it could be viral colds or other environmental irritants. Is it possible to try home remedies first before going to the doctors' office? Yes! Let us look at a few safe home remedies. Hydration: This is not...

James Connolly MD Receives Award April-2019 Apr 25th, 2019

We are excited to announce an award for Dr. Connolly here at SLENT. The award is from the St. Tammany Quality Network and is quoted below. Congratulations Dr. Connolly!         “St. Tammany Quality Network presented the 2019 first quarter Medical Director Award to James for his assistance in the...

Nasal Anatomy and Obstructions… “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Apr 16th, 2019

Have you ever awakened from a good sleep to a stuffed nose or runny nose? How miserable is a blocked stuffy nose? How lucky are those individuals that do not ever sustain a postnasal drip, sinusitis, allergies, rhinitis, deviated septum… “But wait a second…What are you talking about?” Oh, I...

THE GOITER DILEMMA… Mar 21st, 2019

The term GOITER is simply an enlargement of your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is at the base of your neck right below the Adam’s Apple. It is butterfly-shaped and surrounds the trachea/esophagus. Goiters are mostly unnoticed by people and sometimes caught accidentally during other routine visits to your primary...

What is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux? The Silent One… Mar 7th, 2019

Have you ever had this persistent cough that just won’t go away? And with that an excessive clearing of the throat? Has your significant other ever asked you why your voice has been hoarse lately and this persistent cough and clearing of the throat is waking up the newborn baby...

EarWax Impaction Feb 28th, 2019

What is Earwax? Cerumen is the medical term for simple earwax. All species in the mammalian kingdom produce earwax. Why? Because it functions as a lubricant, protection of ear canal from bacteria, fungus or even insects. Earwax even protects against water. The earwax substance is hydrophobic (water repel)and is continuously produced. Earwax...

Sleep Apnea 101 Feb 9th, 2019

“February is American Heart Month.  Did you know that untreated sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, heart failure, arrhythmia, and even stroke! Check out this article from our clinic #Heart.Org for more info. #SLENT #HeartHealth #Snoring #OSA”  —-Jon Sorrel, MD ENT Specialist at SLENT.     Yes, sleep...

Nosebleeds Feb 5th, 2019

The inside of your nose has a lining that contains thousands of microscopic blood vessels that are very close to the surface. These potentially can be and are easily damaged. There are two common types of nosebleeds: Dry air —You would not think this is possible but when your nasal lining...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 26th, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, SLENT became ‘official’ when we cut our ribbon! Dr. Guillot helping Jack officially cut the SLENT ribbon while Dr. Connolly and Olivia cheer them on! SLENT Family Portrait! Dr. Jason and Betty Guillot with children Jack and Ann, Dr. James and Jessica Connolly with children...

Sleep Apnea – Am I at risk? Jul 9th, 2015

How common is Sleep Apnea? Over 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and 20 million suffer from OSA. Despite the high prevalence, 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate to severe OSA remain undiagnosed.  In a community-based study, men were found to be 2 times more likely...