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How much downtime should I expect with a Facelift procedure?

Imagine this scenario… Your jowls have been driving you crazy for a decade and you finally decide to rejuvenate your look with a facelift. But you’re an avid runner, love to get facials, and have family Christmas photos in three weeks. So you get a hold of your surgeon and ask the question everybody wants…

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Could Liposuction Be The Weight Loss Solution For You?

Too Much Turkey This Thanksgiving? Could Liposuction Be The Weight Loss Solution For You? Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery with over 300,000 liposuction cases being done in 2018 Here are the top 5 most common questions I get asked about liposuction… 1- Who is an ideal candidate…

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Buccal Fat Pad Removal: No More Chubby Cheeks!

Buccal fat pads are structures that we are all born with. They lie within our cheeks, and there is one on each side. With increasing age, we tend to lose some of the fat underneath the skin in our face, but the buccal fat pads remain the same size. With time, this can result in…

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Rhinoplasty Risks

Regardless of whether someone is considering a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their nose or to improve their nasal breathing, common fears center around the risks of the procedure. Generally speaking, there are two main categories of risks involved with rhinoplasty. Medical Risks With Rhinoplasty The first category involves medical risks. Nasal bleeding is…

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Chin Augmentation: Improving A “Weak Chin”

A small or “weak” chin is a facial attribute that is often inherited and present for a person’s entire life. It is not a medical problem, and it does not “need” to be corrected. However, an underdeveloped chin can affect facial harmony and facial balance. When we look at a person, we unconsciously measure how…

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Rhinophyma: Cause & Treatment Options

Rhinoplasty can correct many nasal issues, but not all of them. Rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nasal bones and cartilages to improve the nasal appearance or improve nasal breathing. However, rhinoplasty does not affect the nasal skin. Rhinophyma is a condition of the nasal skin that is characterized by sebaceous gland hyperplasia. This condition was once…

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The Sliver Blepharoplasty Technique

Aging skin around the eyes can cause people to look older than their true age, and similarly it can result in a perpetual “tired” look. Blepharoplasty is the term given to the surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. There are several different…

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Removing A Dorsal Hump With Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is performed for a myriad of reasons. One of the primary reasons that a person may desire a rhinoplasty is due to a large dorsal hump. Patients often describe this as a “bump” on their nasal bridge. The bump is often not noticed when looking directly in the mirror, but it becomes much more…

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Treatment for Facial Scars

Facial scarring is a common, and commonly misunderstood, problem faced by many people. To help clarify treatment options, we must create two categories of scars. Treatment For A Single Scar The first category is a single dominant scar. This can be the result of a laceration from a car accident, knife injury, or other traumatic…

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Closed Rhinoplasty a.k.a. The Scarless Rhinoplasty

Many people familiar with plastic surgery understand that rhinoplasty is the name of the procedure designed to reshape the nose, and that it can be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve nasal breathing. However, it can be difficult to understand terminology related to the surgical approaches and techniques of rhinoplasty. In general, there are…

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