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Archive for March, 2011

Lip Enhancement: Why I Hate Solid Implants in Lips

Lip Enhancement: Why I Hate Solid Implants in Lips Beautiful lip enhancement can make a woman look more alluring and feminine.  However, we all know that lips can be the most overdone element of a face, drawing unwanted attention to how unnatural they appear.  I perform more lip corrections and reductions than almost any surgeon […]

Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth

Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth Fine lines around the mouth is perhaps the most important and at the same time least important topic for a written blog on facial plastic surgery.  Why is that the case?  Because almost every woman young and old is bothered to some degree about what they call “smoker’s lines” […]

Dr. Lam appears on CBS News to promote his spa and Wellness Week

Dr. Lam appeared on CBS News on Monday, March 21, 2011 as part of an effort to educate consumers on the health benefits of regular spa going rather than seeing spa visits as merely a frivolous luxury item.  At his Spa at Willow Bend, Dr. Lam offers a wide-range of healthy spa services from therapeutic […]

Who is a Candidate for Lip Reduction

Who is a Candidate for Lip Reduction Our society has been deluged with desires for lip augmentation or enlargement but who is a good candidate to have his or her lips reduced?  There are two principle groups of people desiring lip reduction.  The first group includes individuals who have had terrible lip augmentation procedures that were […]

Scooped, Straight, High, and Low Bridged Noses: My Personal Aesthetic View on the Bridge, or Dorsum, in Rhinoplasty

Scooped, Straight, High, and Low Bridged Noses: My Personal Aesthetic View on the Bridge, or Dorsum, in Rhinoplasty When we talk about rhinoplasty, we are focused on both the technical skills as well as the artistic judgment of the surgeon.  If you visit 10 surgeons you will most likely encounter 10 slightly or greatly different […]

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 3: Donor Dominance

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 3: Donor Dominance A new concept that really did not mature fully until I was preparing for my Vegas lecture in mid-2010 and then refined further as I was finishing my prep work for my St. Louis lecture in November 2010 was the concept of […]

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 2: The Dip

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 2: The Dip The early swelling of fat grafting that dominates the first 1 to 3 weeks after a procedure can be misconstrued as a result when it in fact is a mixture of engorged fat cells and postoperative swelling. Sometimes the stretched out appearance […]