When Plastic Surgery Isn't Just for Looks

When Plastic Surgery Isn't Just for Looks

Cosmetic surgery is usually done for aesthetic reasons. Maybe you want your cheekbones to be a little sharper, your jaw a little squarer, your breasts a little larger, or your nose a little straighter. Plastic surgeons do more than vanity work, however.

SLENT, or South Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastics, has locations in Mandeville, Hammond, and Slidell, Louisiana. We perform both cosmetic and non-cosmetic plastic surgeries.


Sinus issues, facial trauma from an accident, or even a birth defect like a severe cleft palate can lead to ongoing sinus issues. A medical rhinoplasty is focused on straightening and clearing the sinus pathways, so you can breathe freely. 

The SLENT team can use their skill and experience to rebuild a shattered sinus passage, repair damage done to the sinus from lifestyle choices, or correct problems that started in the womb. 

If you have a deviated septum, we can go straight to the source of the issue and perform a septoplasty. This can straighten your sinus passages and stop issues like sleep apnea or nasal drip. You might even stop snoring, to the delight of your partner.

If you wish, we can also perform traditional rhinoplasty, to give you the aesthetic look you’ve always dreamed of. Many patients choose to have their nose addressed both medically and aesthetically at the same time.

Brow, jaw, and cheekbone work 

If you have experienced facial trauma, whether from a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury, we can help. Our team is well-versed in reconstructive measures and can put your face back together to show as little damage as possible. This can help you keep your self-confidence and go back to living your best life. 


As you age, you may find that your upper eyelids begin to sag so deeply that they don’t just hood your eyes, but they also impede your vision. A blepharoplasty can remove excess folds of skin and restore functional eyelids. We also perform lower lid blepharoplasty to remove deep circles or bags under the eyes.

Another main difference between cosmetic plastic surgery and medical plastic surgery is that insurance may pay for plastic surgery that’s medically indicated. So don’t think you can’t have problems fixed due to expense. Ask us about your condition and find out if it qualifies as medical use of cosmetic surgery. 

To learn more about medical plastic surgery, schedule a personalized consultation. You can book an appointment by calling the location closest to you, or visit the contact page for more information.

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