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Archive for April, 2011

Stem Cells and Fat Grafting: My Thoughts

Stem Cells and Fat Grafting: My Thoughts Perhaps the hottest topic that we have today in cosmetic surgery is stem cells.  Do they exist?  How do we use them?  What are they good for?  Are there risks?  Unfortunately, even the most dogged proponents or detractors do not have clear answers to the above points.  I […]

My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty There are three principal methods for creating a so-called “double eyelid”, or upper eyelid crease in an Asian patient: the suture method, the partial-incision method and the full-incision method. I have tried all three over the years but have found that the full-incision method has been the most […]

Lips and Teeth: Relationships that are Important When Planning for Lip Augmentation

Lips and Teeth:  Relationships that are Important When Planning for Lip Augmentation The number one concern that most women have when they visit a plastic surgeon when it comes to lip size is “Please make my upper lip bigger, but I don’t want it to look unnatural.”  In an accompanying article we explored the relative […]

Asian Eyelid Surgery – Things You Need To Know About Your Recovery

Asian Eyelid Surgery – Things You Need To Know About Your Recovery Like any procedure, understanding the nature of what follows a surgery is one of the most important elements to solid patient education.  Unlike most procedures, the recovery time following an Asian eyelid procedure can be very long so it is worth exploring this […]

Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 2 of 2: Rethinking the Lower Eyelid

Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 2 of 2:  Rethinking the Lower Eyelid This second article in the series focuses on techniques for lower eyelid rejuvenation.  The traditional way to manage the lower-eyelid aging was through a cutting procedure that involved either a skin cut or involved taking fat out from inside the eyelid without an […]

Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 1 of 2: Rethinking Aging of the Upper Eyelid and Brow

Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 1 of 2:  Rethinking Aging of the Upper Eyelid and Brow Traditionally, we have looked at the aging of the upper eyelid and brow through a gravitational model, i.e., we believe that the aging of the upper eyelid and brow sag over time.  This is not always the case.  In […]

The Importance of the Buccal Zone: Joining the Mid to Lower Face

The Importance of the Buccal Zone: Joining the Mid to Lower Face The buccal area is defined as the part of the face where if you sucked in your cheeks they would suck inward.  It is the area that in a very skinny person can make one look gaunt, and the buccal area resides in […]

Recent Fat Grafting Video Testimonials

Recent Fat Grafting Video Testimonials I have had several recent video testimonials by patients who have had my fat grafting services that I thought I would post here in this blog in addition to putting them in the video testimonial section of this Web site. I would truly like to thank my patients for their […]