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Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

Woman looking at trees during fall in Anchorage, AK (model)

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose by surgically altering the delicate nasal structures. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. for both female and male patients. Patients range in age from teenagers to women and men in their 30s and 40s. The surgery can either be performed using a “closed” or “open” incision technique. Either technique yields exceptional results. Men and women who come in for rhinoplasty consultations with our Facial Surgeons at ACENT are often more concerned about what to expect from “nose job” recovery than about the operation itself. The good news is that recovery … Continue reading »

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal

Woman feeling confident in a bathing suit after laser hair removal in Anchorage, AK

Unwanted hair is something that both women and men experience. That’s one of the reasons for the enduring popularity of laser hair removal—at our Anchorage, Alaska, practice, and throughout the U.S. But even though it’s among the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed each year, certain myths about the treatment persist. Unfortunately, this misinformation results in people sticking with the hassle of shaving, waxing, or tweezing unwanted hair instead of getting laser hair removal treatments. Laser Hair Removal Myths With patients researching cosmetic treatments on the internet or social media platforms, inaccurate or partly accurate information spreads quickly. Once a … Continue reading »

Get to Know Christopher Kowalski, MD

Get to know Christopher Kowalski, MD

Where are you from and how did you come to practice in Anchorage? I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.  I lived in the Midwest for the majority of my life and hadn’t even considered Alaska until a friend moved to Anchorage for work and suggested I check it out as a potential place for work.  My wife and I really enjoyed the feel of Alaska when we visited and luckily ACENT was looking to add a physician to the practice at the time. What about otolaryngology first piqued your interest? I was lucky to be raised by parents … Continue reading »

Get to Know Erin Norton, NP

Get to Know Erin Norton, NP, Anchorage AK

  Where are you from and how did you come to practice in Anchorage? I’m from the Ohio River Valley, and spent my childhood in Indiana and the rolling hills of Kentucky.   I moved to Anchorage with my husband, who was serving in the US Air Force at the time.  At the end of his commitment, we decided we were JUST TOO HAPPY HERE to leave.  There is so much to explore, and we won’t leave until we’ve seen it all.  We get outside with our young son as much as we can.   What about audiology first peaked your … Continue reading »

Get to Know Goldie Pappan-Hall, Au.D

Q and A with Goldie Pappan-Hall

Where are you from and how did you come to practice in Anchorage? I am originally from the Wichita, KS region. In May 2018, I completed my clinical doctorate and wanted to work for Indian Health Service. As a tribal member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, I have received healthcare through this system and wanted to give back by providing audiologic care to Indian Health Service beneficiaries. I joined Southcentral Foundation in July 2018 and have primarily been based in Wasilla. I am eager to serve the Anchorage community as an audiologist at Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, & … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.