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Archive for May, 2011

Lip Augmentation: Defining a Natural Lip Shape

Lip Augmentation: Defining a Natural Lip Shape This article is a basic primer on lip shape and balance to help a prospective individual interested in lip augmentation to attain the best looking lips that are 100% natural but still worth undergoing augmentation.  There are certain criteria that make a lip look natural and others that […]

Bruce Jenner and Thoughts About Bad Facelifts

Bruce Jenner and Thoughts About Bad Facelifts Unfortunately, the time that plastic surgery gets publicized is when it looks bad.  I too often hear, “Well, I can always spot out plastic surgery.”  Two things.  First, if facial plastic surgery is done well you should not be able to tell.  Second, even if you cannot tell, […]

Otoplasty: When do I split cartilage and Why?

Otoplasty:  When do I split cartilage and Why? Otoplasty refers to cosmetic reshaping of one’s ears.  Typically, the problem is one of protrusion where the ears stick out too far from the head.  There are two major types of protruding ear deformities:  lop ear deformities and cup ear deformities, or a combination of the two.  […]

Dismissing Fat Grafting Myths

Dismissing Fat Grafting Myths After speaking with patients who are vaguely familiar with fat grafting I have encountered a lot of misunderstanding about how fat grafting works and a lot of this misunderstanding comes from other surgeons who do not understand it.  Here are some of the top myths on fat grafting that I would like […]

Blink Effect: How We Perceive Beauty and the Role of Cosmetic Surgery Enhancement

Blink Effect:  How We Perceive Beauty and the Role of Cosmetic Surgery Enhancement One of the most important things that a woman typically wants fixed is the fine lines around her mouth.  I have found this to be the case no matter if she is 33 years old or 85 years old.  Why is this […]

Fat Grafting Recovery: Things You Need To Know Following Your Procedure

Fat Grafting Recovery: Things You Need To Know Following Your Procedure One of the biggest concerns in our busy workaday America is “What is my recovery like after fat grafting?”  This is something that I will try to explore in this brief article to help prepare a prospective patient who is interested in having this […]

Otoplasty: Looking at the Ear in Thirds

Otoplasty:  Looking at the Ear in Thirds Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear pinning, is typically performed for individuals who were born with ears that stick out too far (see our otoplasty procedure page for more info). Although frequently performed in children, the majority of my patients nowadays are adults who simply decided later in life to […]

Injectable Rhinoplasty: When, Why and Why Not

Injectable Rhinoplasty: When, Why and Why Not With the desire for non-invasive techniques today, many patients are turning to injectable rhinoplasty to make themselves feel better about their nose shape without undergoing surgical rhinoplasty. However, is this a good thing?  Who is a good candidate? First, let’s define what injectable rhinoplasty is.  It involves injecting […]