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Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., a darker-shaded male.  The reason that she argues that men are […]

Dr. Sam Lam Is Scheduled To Speak At “THE FACE”

Dallas facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam is scheduled to be one of the faculty members at the upcoming European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress in Norway, commonly referred to as “THE FACE”.  The international conference is being organized by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and will be held on August 28th – […]

Glass of Water Emptying: The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face

Glass of Water Emptying:  The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face When people ask me whether fat grafting is permanent, I say yes and no.  Yes, it is permanent because if done well by an expert injector (which I consider myself one) then once the graft gains formal blood supply over a period […]

The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty

The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty I think it is worth exploring a concept that allows me to discuss with prospective rhinoplasty patients exactly how I approach noses and what the specific limitations are for a particular individual based on the unique characteristics of one’s anatomy.  The tent pole analogy is my […]

Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks

Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks There is nothing uglier than big, chipmunk cheeks other than perhaps a devil looking arched brow or a duck-like lip.  How do you avoid this problem?  Should one not fill the cheeks at all then?  The answer is no since the cheek is one of […]

Type 1 and Type 2 Eyelids

Type 1 and Type 2 Eyelids One of my colleagues came up with the distinction between two types of youthful eyelids.  Type 1 is a very full upper eyelid that hangs almost over the eyeball itself (not quite).  Type 2 eyelid is an eyelid that is much hollower but at the same time still distinguishes […]

Breaking the Brow into Subunits: Designing a Brow for Cosmetic Improvement

Breaking the Brow into Subunits: Designing a Brow for Cosmetic Improvement In a previous blog we discussed why low, full brows are sexy, youthful and attractive. In this blog, we will delve into the exact subcomponents of a brow that need to be filled to achieve that look.  I break the brow into multiple points depending […]

OVA, my new Skin Care Line

OVA, my new Skin Care Line I launched my new skin care line earlier this year entitled, OVA; and it has been nothing short of revolutionary both for my patients and for those who have purchased it elsewhere.  I had some cast members of True Blood who heard about this miracle product and have been […]

Botox: Understanding Balance

Botox: Understanding Balance One of the most common things that I hear when I am working on a new patient for Botox is either “Don’t give me those Spock eyes” or “Don’t make me look too frozen.”  Although Botox has become one of the most commoditized items in the cosmetic world, I believe that by delivering […]

When Do I Do an Upper-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How?

When Do I Do an Upper-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How? But should we always just add fillers or fat to the upper frame of the eyelid and never remove any tissues?  The answer is no.  If the eyelid skin is above the eyelash margin, I rarely if ever remove skin.  Filling fat or fillers into the […]

When Do I Do a Lower-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How?

When Do I Do a Lower-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How? Like the upper eyelid, I find myself performing many more fat transfers to correct the aging process than traditional eyelid surgery.  Further, if I perform a traditional lower-eyelid procedure I will almost always use some fat transferred to improve the result.  In fact, I look at […]

Cut-off Nostrils Following a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Cut-off Nostrils Following a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) One of the ugliest things that I see with a traditional rhinoplasty, or traditional nose job, are cut-off nostrils.  A nostril should naturally taper and curve onto the face with a shelf like portion on the upper lip known as the nasal sill, like a window sill.  When […]

Why 3 Syringes of Fillers Can Look Overfilled and Why 30 May Not

Pillow Faces Can Look Weird and Bad Recently, I had a lady who at the age of 57 started modeling for the first time in her life thanks in large part to the syringes I have put into her face to make her look better.  Her new boyfriend remarked that she looked better than she […]

Plastic Surgery Stories: Improving One’s Blink Effect

I love stories because in a story I am able to convey a lot and make it memorable for a person.  I remember a couple of stories that involved the Transport Security Authority (TSA) at the airport.  I had one lady in whom I had done many facial fillers to make her face look a […]

Notched Nostrils Following a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Notched Nostrils Following a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) Another problem after a bad nose job rhinoplasty that to me is a telltale sign of bad work is a notched or V-shaped nostril.  The curvature of the nostril rim should form a gentle upside U-shape.  When it has been operated on in the past, it can look […]

Correcting Fat Loss in IPL Damage: My Thoughts

Correcting Fat Loss in IPL Damage: My Thoughts Unfortunately, I have heard a lot on the Internet about facial fat loss following a laser treatment like intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL.  Fortunately, I have never seen a patient of mine with this outcome.  I think partly because this phenomenon is rare and partly because […]

Survival of the Prettiest Part 3: The Uncanny Valley

One of the biggest concerns that I have from prospective patients is that they not look weird, the fear stemming from seeing unnatural celebrities that are frightening to them in magazines and on television.  The question I get all the time is “If celebrity X has all the money in the world, how can she […]

Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Survival of the Prettiest Part 2:  Do Blondes Have More Fun? As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., […]

Knowing Yourself and Your Plastic Surgeon: Clasping Your Hands and Determining If You Are Right-Brained or Left-Brained

Knowing Yourself and Your Plastic Surgeon:  Clasping Your Hands and Determining If You Are Right-Brained or Left-Brained My Allergan business-development representative conducted a wonderful leadership seminar in my office that gave my staff a rousing and thoughtful view on leadership.  A fun exercise that we did was to clasp our fingers together like in prayer […]

Recovery and Cost of Fillers vs. Fat Grafting

Recovery and Cost of Fillers vs. Fat Grafting I would like to focus on two specific pros and cons with fillers and fat transfer: cost and recovery. In the younger patient (under 35 years of age), fillers typically are the most affordable way to make a face look more youthful. The reason for this is […]

Getting Past Revision Plastic Surgery

Getting Past Revision Plastic Surgery One of the toughest things that I have to deal with is a patient who is dissatisfied either with my work or with another surgeon’s work.  I have many individuals who come to me with a sullen demeanor about what another physician created and what could I do to fix […]

Juvederm is My Preferred Choice for Facial Cosmetic Blending

In my effort to find the best filler experience for an individual, I am constantly evolving my injection filler methods and the preferred products that I use to accomplish those goals.  In the past, I was a big advocate of Restylane injectable fillers but of late have found a real passion for Juvederm Ultra Procedures.  Is Juvederm great […]

Top 10 Things People Worry about After a Fat Transfer (During the Recovery Period)

Top 10 Things People Worry about After a Fat Transfer (During the Recovery Period) When I call one of my patients the night following a fat transfer procedure, I usually mention the top few things that can make them alarmed that will resolve over the period of the next couple of weeks.  Here is that […]

High or Low Brows?: What is Sexier for Men and for Women?

High or Low Brows?:  What is Sexier for Men and for Women? I am reading a book called Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcoff in which she says studies have shown that a higher brow actually looks less attractive to subjects who viewed various individuals with different brow heights.  A low brow was considered […]

The Outer Face: Converting Double Concavities into Convexities

The Outer Face:  Converting Double Concavities into Convexities The one thing that I cannot stand is seeing a face that appears disjointed, i.e., part of the face has been over augmented relative to another.  Perhaps the two biggest problem areas that I see are the lips and the cheeks.  In fact, I have come up […]

Cannulas for Facial Fillers: The Evolution of My Technique

Cannulas for Facial Fillers: The Evolution of My Technique Although I would estimate that only 1% of injectors currently use cannulas rather than standard needles to perform facial fillers, I truly believe that they have become the standard of care in my practice and I would hope the industry soon. I have been using cannulas […]

Cosmetic Facial Enhancement: A Mechanic vs. an Artist

Cosmetic Facial Enhancement:  A Mechanic vs. an Artist I had a lady come to my office a few months ago who said that she went somewhere else for a facial fat transfer because it was a couple of thousand dollars less than what I charged.  She then came to me to touch up the work […]

Cartilage grafts for Nose Jobs/Rhinoplasties: Pros and Cons

Cartilage grafts for Nose Jobs/Rhinoplasties:  Pros and Cons There are three principal supplies for cartilage grafts to build up a nose.  They are the septum (from inside partition of the nose), the ear (conchal bowl cartilage), and rib (either cadaver or one’s own).  Each type of cartilage has its pros and cons for use in […]

Fat Grafting: A Little Everywhere

Fat Grafting:  A Little Everywhere Good taste with clothing means that the items one wears are in harmony, possess style, cut well, and made of good material.  Good cosmetic facial surgery is very similar.  The products (materials) one uses can determine the outcome and certain fillers, e.g., fat, Restylane, and Juvederm, work better in certain […]

ARTAS: Robotic No-Incision Hair Restoration

ARTAS:  Robotic No-Incision Hair Restoration Although this website is really dedicated to facial plastic surgery matters, and I have a separate website, www.hairtx.com, for hair matters, every now and then something major comes up that is worth my mentioning even in a facial blog here.  The ARTAS Robotic hair restoration system is one of those subjects. […]

Revision Rhinoplasty: What Are My Standards of Naturalness

Revision Rhinoplasty:  What Are My Standards of Naturalness I had a lady who came to me wanting to perform facial enhancement and I asked if she had any previous surgeries.  She said, “No.”  I asked her, “How about your rhinoplasty?”  She was startled that I could tell.  I reassured her that probably most people could […]

Hollywood’s Pillow Face is a Problem

Hollywood’s Pillow Face is a Problem Cameron Diaz’s Chipmunk Cheeks As many of you know, I love facial volumization in which lost soft tissue of the face from aging is restored using fat grafting and/or injectable fillers.  The word that has dominated the media is a “pillow face” to describe this facial fullness.  I am […]

The Happiness Hypothesis and Plastic Surgery

The Happiness Hypothesis and Plastic Surgery The Happiness Hypothesis and Plastic Surgery A great book that I read last year was Jonathan Haidt’s The Happiness Hypothesis in which the author outlines many parameters for happiness.  One of his points in the book is that great happiness that can last for years following cosmetic surgery.  Unlike […]

When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To

When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To Let me just get this out of the way: I hate lip lifts. Well not always. I just think they are too often performed creating lips that look unnatural. There are exceptions to this rule but there are very few, which I shall try to […]

Saving A Friend: When Maybe You Should Tell Someone You Had Plastic Surgery

Saving A Friend:  When Maybe You Should Tell Someone You Had Plastic Surgery I had a patient of mine in whom I had done facial fillers and Botox treatments over a period of two years.  In a word, she looked fabulous.  At 47 years of age she looked like she was in her mid-30s.  One […]

Fill vs. Lift in Facial Cosmetic Enhancement

Fill vs. Lift in Facial Cosmetic Enhancement This article is a corollary to my other article called the “Two-Finger Rule”. In the article on the “Two-Finger Rule”, I argued that taking two fingers and gently pulling up on the skin would not be achievable with any type of cosmetic procedure since it cannot be exactly […]

The Two-Finger Rule

The Two-Finger Rule Almost every day a patient comes to me holding up the sides of her face and asking, “Can you do this for me?”  The answer almost invariably is no, and I would like to take this blog to have you understand why that is.  I like to call this the “Two-Finger Rule” […]

Downturned Corners of the Mouth: How To Fix Them

Downturned Corners of the Mouth:  How To Fix Them One of the banes of women’s existence is the downturned corners of the mouth. Whether they are mildly present or severe, almost every woman regardless of age is overly focused on them to their own detriment. I often think that the reason for this is that […]

Dr. Sam Lam Interviewed by Medical Spa MD For His Entrepreneurial Work and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Expertise

Dr. Sam Lam Interviewed by Medical Spa MD For His Entrepreneurial Work and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Expertise Dr. Sam Lam was recently interviewed by Medical Spa MD, an online community comprised of over 5,000 physicians and medical providers actively engaged in the field of cosmetic medicine.  During his interview, Dr. Lam was asked questions about […]

Understanding the Brow as a Balloon: The Role of Fat Grafting to the Brow

Understanding the Brow as a Balloon:  The Role of Fat Grafting to the Brow One of the most confusing things that I do is to inflate a brow/upper eyelid with fat or filler when someone instinctively thinks that her brow is already too heavy and sagging.  If someone really does not get it, all I […]

Why I don’t use Sculptra

Why I don’t use Sculptra First, let me say that I truly do not believe Sculptra is a bad product. In fact, I have many trusted colleagues who use it and use it well.  However, I have used it in the past but I do not anymore for several reasons.  The motivation behind this blog […]

Mastery Is An Asymptote: My Plastic Surgery Journey

Mastery Is An Asymptote:  My Plastic Surgery Journey I am constantly refining my work so that you have a better and better result every time you see me. An example is I started to use microcannulas for facial fillers in November 2010. Since that time I have advanced in my skills with my cannulas to […]

Heidi Montag Plastic Surgery: What Are My Thoughts

Heidi Montag Plastic Surgery:  What Are My Thoughts Obviously, when a famous celebrity gets plastic surgery, there is a thunderstorm of opinions that surround that event.  Mostly these opinions originate from the lay press, and at other times these opinions appear as sound bites from a media-hungry or media-savvy plastic surgeon.  My goal in this […]

Understanding the Role of Artistry in Cosmetic Surgery and Enhancement

Understanding the Role of Artistry in Cosmetic Surgery and Enhancement Pablo Picasso Studio One of the greatest compliments that I received was from an Italian plastic surgeon who flew from Italy trusting me to work on his wife’s face, which I performed in front of him.  I undertook a fat transfer on her face to […]

Otoplasty Principles: Learned From Reconstructive Ear Cancer Operations

Otoplasty Principles:  Learned From Reconstructive Ear Cancer Operations Before I began my career dedicated to cosmetic otoplasty, or ear pinning procedures, I performed the full gamut of reconstructive procedures for cancers of the ear that required sophisticated flaps, tunneling, and cartilage splitting maneuvers. I learned many things that I brought with me when I perform […]

The Road to Mastery in Plastic Surgery is an Asymptote

The Road to Mastery in Plastic Surgery is an Asymptote The author Malcolm Gladwell argues that you need 10,000 hours doing something to become a master at it.  An example is to be a world-class chess player who no matter how good he is or could be does not achieve mastery until he has been […]

Understanding The Importance of Lip Transitions When Creating Natural Looking Lips

Understanding The Importance of Lip Transitions When Creating Natural Looking Lips I have been thinking about transitions from the red lip to the non-red lip because of two women that I saw in the past few days.  First, there was a woman who came from Oklahoma that had these hanging red lips towards the corners […]

Forgiveness in Cosmetic Surgery

Forgiveness in Cosmetic Surgery Many times I have individuals who come to me who are very depressed about a previous cosmetic surgery procedure that they elected to have done.  I can see that for me to help them with anything new that I would first have to help them overcome their previous relationship with their […]

Concerns After Lip Reduction Surgery

Concerns After Lip Reduction: Revisited Since I perform a very large number of lip reductions, I have worked hard to discuss with individuals all of the risks, complications, and recovery issues that I can imagine and that I have experienced over the years.  This blog article will discuss what I have encountered so that hopefully […]

Globalization of Beauty: Trends and Concepts

Globalization of Beauty: Trends and Concepts Globalization of Beauty The traditional view on beauty has focused on the standard of the Caucasian, Nordic race.  In the past two decades the trend has been to incorporate many models of mixed heritage.  In fact, with the growing acceptance of marriage between races, racial lines have continued to […]

Flow and Passion in Facial Plastic Surgery

Flow and Passion in Facial Plastic Surgery Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi came up with the concept of flow, the time when skills and passion intersect and the person gets lost in his work.  Think of a great sports player who is completely in sync with his work.  That flow is what drives […]

Accent XL: Skin Tightening as an Important Adjunct to Cosmetic Enhancement

Accent XL:  Skin Tightening as an Important Adjunct to Cosmetic Enhancement Sometimes skin tightening is overrated and sometimes it simply does not work. In the past I used infrared technologies but abandoned it due to short-lived results. I have instead relied on radiofrequency work with the Accent XL to achieve skin tightening with increasingly better […]

Joan Rivers Plastic Surgery: From Overlifted to Overfilled

Joan Rivers Plastic Surgery: From Overlifted to Overfilled Joan Rivers, From Overlifted to Overfilled Joan Rivers has been the poster child of bad plastic surgery for quite some time now.  She was one of the most overlifted individuals that anyone has ever witnessed, but I believe that she may have gone overboard in the other […]

When to Say No: Understanding Limits of Plastic Surgery

When to Say No: Understanding Limits of Plastic Surgery I had a longstanding patient in whom I had done 5 rounds of micro silicone injections into her lips.  Her results were stunning, natural, and feminine.  She came back a year afterward wanting more.  I humbly tried to talk her out of it, begged her not […]

Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine

Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine National Glossy Magazine Heralded As The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide. Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, is featured in the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of NewBeauty magazine, which is due on newsstands in January 2012. The featured article discusses some of Dr Lam’s facial rejuvenation procedures and techniques that minimize […]

Kenny Rogers and Bad Blepharoplasty and Browlift Surgery

Kenny Rogers and Bad Blepharoplasty and Browlift Surgery Obviously, there is quite a bit of brouhaha about Kenny Rogers’ facial work. His alien appearance has clearly become the poster child for bad facial plastic surgery. If you are wondering what I see as far as his bad work is concerned, I can break it down […]

Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery

Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery I was giving a lecture a few years ago in Hilton Head when the surgeon before me who is about 30 years older than I am said, “Give a patient what they want not what they need.” I went on stage right after him and said, “I give […]

Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs

Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs I oftentimes hear a patient come to me to say, “I don’t want to look like celebrity…” who has had too much surgery done or a friend that has been subject to similar bad work.  If the surgery has to do with the eyes, there […]

Eyebags, Shorelines, and Rocks

Eyebags, Shorelines, and Rocks When we talk about eyebags, we are focused on the obvious, which is that there is a protuberant bag of tissue. However, is this really the case in the majority of situations? My answer is no. What I oftentimes see is that the lower orbital bony rim becomes exposed over time […]

The Plastic Surgery Trifecta: Education, Experience, and Results

The Plastic Surgery Trifecta:  Education, Experience, and Results Many times my patients say that all they care about are the results.  However, although I agree that results are king, everything else matters too.  First, education is the cornerstone to every consultation and even every postoperative visit that I make with a patient.  If I do […]

Priscilla Presley and Bad Silicone

Unfortunately, celebrities seem to be victims of shysters and crooks.  As far as what I have heard, Priscilla Presley had silicone injected into her face by an unlicensed individual leaving her permanently scarred.  As you can see in this photo, her cheeks were made way too large, whereas her upper and lower face was left […]

How I use Permanent Facial Fillers: Fat, Silicone, Bellafill(Artefill)

How I use Permanent Facial Fillers: Fat Transfer, Silicone, Bellafill(Artefill) In my clinical practice I use both temporary and permanent facial fillers depending on a mixture of budget, desires, and safety. Although permanent fillers carry the risk that they are indeed permanent, I believe that it is important to delineate safety guidelines and also to […]

Wayne Newton’s Browlift

Wayne Newton’s Browlift Wayne Newton has obviously had quite a bit of face work that has left him looking plastic, which is not the intended outcome of plastic surgery.   Most of you know that the plastic in plastic surgery comes from the Greek word, plastikos, meaning to change the shape.  In this case, the shape […]

Functional & Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in My Facial Plastic Surgery Practice

Functional & Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in My Facial Plastic Surgery Practice Most of what I do is cosmetic in nature with very little functional surgery for the face. About the only thing that I do that is functional in nature is rhinoplasty, i.e., to help one breathe better afterward. However, first of all I do not […]

Differentiating Type 1 from Type 2 Eyes When Considering Fat Transfer to the Upper Eyelid/Brow Complex

Differentiating Type 1 from Type 2 Eyes When Considering Fat Transfer to the Upper Eyelid/Brow Complex A colleague of mine really got it right when he created a new perspective on seeing youthful eyes.  He called them Type 1 and Type 2 eyes.  I cannot recall which one was which, which is not important.  Suffice […]

Nicole Kidman’s Lips: The Non-Disappearing Lip

Nicole Kidman’s Lips: The Non-Disappearing Lip Celebrities all are subject to bad plastic surgery like the rest of us. They just so happen to have their mugs plastered across magazines and television appearances, making their mistakes ever so more glaring. Nicole Kidman’s lips are no exception to this problem. Nicole Kidman’s Fake Lips The overly […]

Notched Noses: How To Fix Them Without Rhinoplasty

Notched Noses: How To Fix Them Without Rhinoplasty For me one of the biggest telltale signs a nose underwent previous rhinoplasty is the nostril is notched like an upside V-shape rather than a gentle upside U-shape. This notching that occurs after previous aggressive rhinoplasty may remain unaware to the individual that it is unnatural but not […]

Botox Personal Trainer: Guiding You To Long-Term Success

Botox Personal Trainer:  Guiding You To Long-Term Success As any of my patients can attest, I am very passionate about Botox and believe that it is one of the most important products to make the face as youthful and as bright as possible. In another blog article, I discussed how I believe Botox treatments can be […]

Runner’s Face News Story Featured on 33 News Tonight

Runner’s Face News Story Featured on 33 News Tonight I was featured on 33 News tonight at 9 pm on a segment entitled “Runner’s Face” for those hyper athletic individuals who prematurely age due to volume loss.  Melinda Arai goes through multiple syringes of fillers to help plump her face back naturally into a more […]

Leveraging the Hardness of Products in Cosmetic Injectable Fillers

Leveraging the Hardness of Products in Cosmetic Injectable Fillers How hard an injectable product is can be a very good thing or a not so good thing. In any case, I try to use products based on its hardness factors for differing effects on the face. One of the softest materials that I use is […]

A Boutique Surgical Plastic Surgery Experience

A Boutique Surgical Plastic Surgery Experience in Dallas, Texas To me, your facial plastic surgery experience is as important as to me as your results. Why? For many reasons. First, safety. My nursing administrator, Dianne Bourque, who is a certified nurse of the operating room (CNOR) in addition to an RN, got a very difficult […]

Exploring The Recovery Period After Plastic Surgery: The Concept of Personal Time

Exploring the Recovery Period after Plastic Surgery:  The Concept of Personal Time Many times during a recovery following plastic surgery we imbue that time with heavily negative connotations.  We reflect on everything that we could otherwise be doing. We think about the lost wages or time away from work.  We contemplate the time that we […]

Depression: The Dirty Word After Plastic Surgery

Depression: The Dirty Word After Plastic Surgery The first week following a plastic surgery procedure can be a difficult one for some people.  I try to help my patients not only through the physical elements of the experience but also the mental and emotional components as well.  When I was editor in chief of a […]

Use of Microcannulas: A Revolution in My Practice Using Fillers

Use of Microcannulas: A Revolution in My Practice Using Fillers Many of my patients who have been with me for many years have witnessed the revolution in techniques that I have developed for injectable fillers.  Early on I started with rudimentary needle injections.  I then progressed to larger cannulas that I adapted from fat grafting […]

Robert Downey, Jr.: A Double Standard for Attractiveness

Robert Downey, Jr.:  A Double Standard for Attractiveness I am always looking to understand what makes someone attractive.  I find Robert Downey Jr. better looking now in his 40s than when he was in his twenties. Same thing goes for George Clooney.  The gray hair and some wrinkles are not necessarily a bad thing in […]

Why People Fly in for Botox Almost Every Day

Why People Fly in for Botox Almost Every Day This may sound boastful, but I have people fly in from both Coasts almost every day for my Botox injections.  Why is that?  The simple reason is my passion for doing all that I do the best that I can do.  Many surgeons look at Botox as […]

Understanding Double Dome Highlights in Rhinoplasty

Understanding Double Dome Highlights in Rhinoplasty One of the major issues with traditional rhinoplasty has been to create an overpinched nasal tip that has been dubbed the “unitip”.  This unitip simply looks unnatural because it is not the natural shape of a nasal tip.  When one looks at a nose, especially a white person’s nose, […]

The Liquid Facelift Debunked

The Liquid Facelift Debunked A term that has become the bane of my existence is the “liquid facelift” due to a recent appearance on Dr. Oz that has caused quite a media stir.  Although I perform a huge volume of facial fillers and fat grafting in my practice, it is not the same meaning of […]

Adrian Brody versus Tom Cruise’s Nose: Should They Have Rhinoplasty?

Adrian Brody versus Tom Cruise’s Nose:  Should They Have Rhinoplasty? Adrian Brody and Tom Cruise both have pretty big noses, the former winning by a stadium length.  Would you perform rhinoplasty on either one of their noses to make them less big?  That is a matter of artistic understanding.  Some would argue that very large […]

Why I Prefer Botox over Dysport

Why I Prefer Botox over Dysport I have been a faithful Botox user now for a decade and recently experimented with Dysport.  Although I have nothing against Dysport as a product, it has not worked well in my hands.  For all the many questions that my patients ask me about it, I would like to […]

Botox: First Time is the Most Important Time

Botox:  First Time is the Most Important Time Many individuals who desire to have Botox get obsessed with the quick fix of how Botox looks during the 3 months or so that it is effective.  However, as many of my patients know, I try to emphasize the importance of long-term healing.  Specifically, I truly see the […]

Depression After Plastic Surgery

Depression After Plastic Surgery The goal of these blog articles is to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with regard to facial cosmetic surgery. Depression is an ugly word but it is important to mention it to understand when someone experiences it after plastic surgery. Depression may arise during the first week or […]

Lip Reduction/Correction Testimonial 1 Year Out for Bad Silicone Injection

Jody, Dr. Lam’s patient, gives her testimonial 1 year after her upper and lower lip reduction procedure and talks about how it has changed her life.  

Suzanne Somer’s Facial Injections: Oh My God!

Suzanne Somer’s Facial Injections:  Oh My God! Recently, I performed a fat transfer on a lady from Houston who showed me a photograph of Suzanne Somer’s during our preoperative visit the day before the procedure.  She had already sent me an email terribly worried about the procedure, asking whether I would make her look like […]

Design, Artistry, Technique, Purpose, Passion of my Plastic Surgery Practice

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam, discusses his ideas on artistry and design in excellent facial cosmetic surgery and how he differs from his colleagues who practice facial enhancement procedures.

Fat Processing for Fat Grafting: Does It Matter?

Fat Processing for Fat Grafting: Does It Matter? One of the most common questions that I get on the forum is “How do you process your fat?” This question pertains to how fat, once harvested from the body, is treated before injection into the face and/or hands. I know the intent of the question is […]

Madonna’s Cheek Implants

Madonna’s Cheek Implants Madonna has had some amazing work done and also some very bad work done as well.  The one thing that gained my attention was her cheek augmentation she had a couple of years ago. Madonna’s Cheek Implants I believe she underwent cheek implants to make her look younger but the opposite effect […]

Fat Grafting Master’s Seminar in Las Vegas 2011

I gave this Master’s Seminar on Fat Grafting in Las Vegas on June 22, 2011, at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2011 conference.

Fillers versus Fat: Shifting Sand Concept

Fillers Versus Fat: Shifting Sand Concept Many of my patients try to weigh the merits of fat grafting versus fillers since they both seem to be equally beneficial to fill in the hollows of an aging face.  However, I would disagree.  For younger faces still replete with enough fat and in whom I worry about […]

Understanding The Aging Process Using Fat Grafting: A Glass Of Water Emptying

Understanding the Aging Process Using Fat Grafting:  A Glass of Water Emptying The face undergoes significantly less gravitational descent than was once thought.  Although everyone oftentimes takes two fingers to lift up what appears to be sagging, this maneuver does not truly represent what can be accomplished with a lifting procedure nor does it reflect […]

Understanding The Anterior Chin: The Upside Down U

Understanding The Anterior Chin: The Upside Down U Aging of the chin area is one of the most confusing areas because people I believe focus on the wrong thing. Most oftentimes the concern is about a jowl or about a sagging puppet line. Alternatively, it is about the fine lines that can circumscribe the lips, […]

3 Levels Of Botox Healing

3 Levels Of Botox Healing I always say that if you forget everything I teach you about what Botox can do for you, remember one short phrase, “Botox heals”. I know that may sound counter to initial thoughts about what Botox does since it is deemed a “poison” or a “toxin”, but it is the truth. […]

Megan Fox Lip Surgery

Megan Fox’s Lips In general, I am not opposed to a more aggressive policy with lip augmentation for women in their late teenage to early twenties.  A full set of lips can actually look natural in this narrow window of time.  However, even by the late twenties when the face is slimmer, very full lips […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 1: Graft Growth

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 1:  Graft Growth Looking at my fat grafting results I was puzzled initially as to why I saw results continue to improve in patients somewhere between 6 months to 2 years after a procedure.  Being a very careful student of my own work by photographing […]

Balance vs. Symmetry

Balance vs. Symmetry We have all heard that symmetry is one of the cardinal signs of a beautiful face.  Studies in the animal kingdom have led us to believe that symmetry truly makes all the difference when selecting an ideal mate.  However, I would like to propose that symmetry is not as important as we […]

Rethinking Facial Implants

Rethinking Facial Implants When considering a cheek augmentation, consider truly what would benefit you most.  In many young individuals with weak bone structure, a cheek implant made of silicone or other material can be an ideal choice since it is reversible, easily inserted and can provide a better, more attractive structure to the face.  However, cheek […]

Fat Grafting: Rethinking Aging of the Face

Fat Grafting: Rethinking Aging of the Face A revolution is upon us today in how we see aging of the face and how we understand the aging process. In the past, the gravitational model held that all things fall including the brows, the eyelids, the cheeks, and the jawline. Using rigorous computer modeling and matching […]

An Introduction to My New Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

An Introduction to My New Facial Plastic Surgery Blog “To access Dr. Lam’s other blog on life philosophy, lifestyle and self-development, please visit www.LFP-Blog.com.” Hi Everyone, As many of my faithful blog readers know, I have written about 600 blogs on peace, love, health, and happiness. They have been an amazing part of my journey […]

LFP’s Holiday Party

Title: LFP’s Holiday Party Location: Plano, Texas Description: Dr. Lam hosts his annual holiday party for his staff at his home. Date: 2010-12-11

Advanced Facial Rejuvenation 2

Title: Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Location: St. Louis, MO Description: Dr. Lam lectures on facial fat grafting in St. Louis, MO at St. Louis University. Start Date: 2010-11-19 End Date: 2010-11-20

Dr. Lam’s hair transplant book, Hair Transplant 360 is published.

Title: Dr. Lam’s hair transplant book, Hair Transplant 360 is published. Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam’s two volume hardcover books on hair restoration include 8 DVDs and are unique in their scope and approach. Volume 1 is dedicated to teaching physicians how to artistically, ethically, and technically perform excellent hair restoration. Volume 2 […]

Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Course

Title: Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Course Location: St. Louis, MO Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam lectures on fat grafting and assists in the cadaver workshop at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. Start Date: 2011-11-18 End Date: 2011-11-19

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting

Title: International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Meeting Location: Anchorage, Alaska Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam should be lecturing at the ISHRS meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Start Date: 2011-9-14 End Date: 2011-9-18

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 2011 Fall Meeting

Title: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 2011 Fall Meeting Location: San Francisco, California Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam lectures on facial fat grafting at the annual fall meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in San Francisco. Start Date: 2011-9-08 End Date: 2011-9-11

Multi-Specialty Conference 2

Title: Multi-Specialty Conference Location: Las Vegas, NV Description: Dr. Lam lectures on facial fat grafting at the Multi-Specialty Conference held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Start Date: 2011-6-22 End Date: 2011-6-26

International Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting

Title: International Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting Location: Hollywood, Florida Description: Dr. Lam lectures on alloplastic implants versus fat transfer and also lectures at a session that he moderates on facial fat grafting. Start Date: 2010-4-28 End Date: 2010-5-2

2nd Annual Hair Transplant Workshop

Title: 2nd Annual Hair Transplant Workshop Location: St. Louis, MO Description: Dr. Lam is the course director for this annual hair transplant workshop and also lectured on crown design and consultation techniques. Dr. Lam’s hair staff also lectured at this meeting. Start Date: 2010-7-23 End Date: 2010-7-25

Multi-Specialty Conference

Title: Multi-Specialty Conference Location: Las Vegas, NV Description: Dr. Lam lectures on fat transfer and moderates a panel on fat grafting at the Multi-Specialty conference in Las Vegas held at the Bellagio. He also moderates a panel on latest advances in facial rejuvenation. Date: 2010-7-14

XX Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Title: XX Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery Location: Bruges, Belgium Description: Dr Lam is invited to lecture as a keynote speaker and to deliver a master class on fat grafting in Bruges, Belgium at the XX Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Start Date: 2010-9-13 End Date: 2010-9-17

I8th International Hair Restoration Surgery Conference

Title: I8th International Hair Restoration Surgery Conference Location: Boston, MA Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam participates in running the live cadaver workshop for the basic course in hair restoration. Date: 2010-10-20

Advanced Facial Rejuvenation

Title: Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Location: St. Louis, MO Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam lectures at St. Louis University on how fat transfer is like a hair transplant. Start Date: 10-1-19 End Date: 10-1-20

Rejuvenation of the Aging Face

Title: Rejuvenation of the Aging Face Location: San Diego, California Description: Dr. Lam will lecture of facial fat transfer and also moderate a session on the use of the Internet during which time he will also give a talk on the subject. He will also participate in a live injectable workshop. Start Date: 2011-1-19 End […]

3rd Annual Hair Transplant Workshop

Title: 3rd Annual Hair Transplant Workshop Location: St. Louis, MO Link out: Click here Description: Dr. Lam will be the course director for the 3rd Annual Hair Transplant Workshop at St. Louis University. Start Date: 2011-10-14 End Date: 2011-10-16

Dr. Sam Lam Appears in the Dallas Chinese Times

 

Botox Jaw Reduction News Story with Dr. Sam Lam

Dr. Lam was featured on 33 News at 9 pm discussing Zach Middleton’s Botox treatment for a square face, or commonly known as Botox Jaw Reduction, Botox Facial Slimming, or Botox Masseter Reduction:

Managing Lip Lines

Managing smoker’s lines around the mouth is a hard thing to do. Dr. Lam offers a brand new perspective on how to manage these annoying lines that can be helpful in achieving long-term success:

African-American Lip Reduction Diary

This African-American patient shows her recovery the week following a lip reduction surgery with Dr. Sam Lam. Here is her video:

Botox and Teenagers (National Radio Broadcast) Interview with Kim Iverson in Austin, Texas

Dr. Lam was featured on national radio with Kim Iverson discussing his feelings about Botox and teenagers. Here is a rebroadcast of that show with Dr. Lam’s interview:

Your Face Like a Bed: Understanding Fat Transfer, Fillers, & Botox

Dr. Lam talks about your face like a bed to understand how fat transfer, fillers, and Botox will help the face for facial rejuvenation.

My Mom’s 3 Year Anniversary After Fat Transfer

Dr. Lam’s mom is now 3 years after Fat Transfer and is nearing 71 years of age.  Here is her video testimonial:

Fat Transfer Testimonial

Dr. Lam’s patient, Amber, who is 1.5 years following a fat transfer and upper blepharoplasty talks about her experience and her results.

Botox Jaw Reduction Article in New York Times

Here is the article that appeared in the New York Times on August 12, 2010, on Teenagers using Botox focusing on Botox Jaw Reduction in which I was featured.

Fat Grafting Testimonial 2 Years Out

Della tells her story of her fat grafting with Dr. Lam and her feeling about her results.

Hanging Lower Lip Reduction

This patient discusses the reasons why he underwent a lower lip reduction and his thoughts about his results.

Fat Grafting Vs. Implants Discussion by Dr. Sam Lam in Miami, Florida

Fat grafting vs. implants lecture given in Miami by Dr. Sam Lam at the 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery:

Fat Grafting Lecture by Dr. Sam Lam in Miami, Florida

Fat grafting lecture given in Miami by Dr. Sam Lam at the 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery: Part 1: Part 2:

Lip Reduction/Correction of Fat Transfer and SMAS

This woman came to have a correction via Lip Reduction of her lip that was augmented incorrectly with fat grafting and SMAS by another physician.  She talks about her experience for one day following the procedure.

Cup Ear Deformity Otoplasty Diary

Watch this video on a cup ear deformity otoplasty correction, a one-week diary:

Dr. Sam Lam’s Grandfather’s Legacy: Founding of Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Sam Lam’s grandfather, Dr. Lam Chi-Fung, was a generous man who gave tirelessly to all who knew him. He founded Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Baptist Hospital along with richly endowing Pui Ching Middle School.

Dr. Sam Lam Offers His Staff Thanks This Holiday Season!

Dr. Samuel Lam offers his staff at LFP thanks for their great service this year:

Dr. Sam Lam Wishes Emina (Yoda) a Happy Birthday!

Dr. Samuel Lam (aka Luke Laminator) would like to wish Yoda, Emina, his hair transplant coordinator a very special birthday wish!

Fat Grafting Testimonial: Fixing Bad Plastic Surgery

Using fat transfer/fat grafting, Dr. Sam Lam, corrected bad browlifting, midfacelifting, facelifting, and cheek implants that made the person look unnatural, older, and more masculine. 1.5 years following a single fat grafting session into the hands and face, this woman looks more youthful, less tired, more natural, and more feminine.

African-American Lip Reduction Testimonial

African-American Lip Reduction Testimonial This very kind African-American woman who underwent a lip reduction about 7 months ago started to cry and express how much her life has changed since her lip reduction.  She then presented me with the following testimonial regarding her experience and results with us: “I was born with a very large […]

Fat Grafting Testimonial December 2009

Fat Grafting Testimonial “I cannot express how much I enjoyed the facility, Dallas, and the whole experience. Thank you soooooo much!!! Excellent job from all.”

Fat Grafting Safety: Considering Weight Fluctuations

Fat grafting, fat transfer as Dr. Samuel Lam discusses must be a safe procedure. Dr. Lam talks about his considerations for safe fat transfer based on the concept of weight fluctuations following a fat grafting procedure in this video:

Rethinking Revision & Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Tent Pole Metaphor

Revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty may be better conceived by virtue of Dr. Sam Lam’s thinking of a tent pole metaphor, as exemplified in this video:

Facial Fat Grafting Lecture in Plano, Texas by Dr. Sam Lam

Dr. Sam Lam lectures for Essential Energy in Plano, Texas on facial fat grafting also known as fat transfer, the most natural way to rejuvenate the aging face. Watch his video on fat transfer here below:

Plastic Surgery Staff and Dr. Lam Lam Testimonial

Sorry, despite a ton of testimonials with , I have not posted them here, but here I will start again: “The staff is exceptionally friendly and courteous. I was well taken care of; Dr. Lam is exceptional. I would recommend this facility to a friend or family member.”

Fat Grafting Lecture Given by Dr. Sam Lam

Fat grafting is a technique used to rejuvenate the aging face in the most natural way all without incisions.  This permanent technique has been the main focus of Dr. Sam Lam’s practice and which he spoke on today in St. Louis, MO at the Advanced Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation course.  Here is a two-part video […]

Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam, Featured in Turtle Creek News

Dr. Sam Lam, Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon, was interviewed on October 23, 2009 for Turtle Creek News in Dallas, Texas on his plastic surgery work, life philosophy, and life perspective.

Marcy’s Birthday Bash at Lam Facial Plastics

We all have a little fun during the day, perhaps too much fun.  But is there such a thing?  We celebrated our dear Marcy’s birthday on Thursday, which we would like to share with you.

Trauma Surgery Testimonial

Dr. Lam & Staff, Thank you all so much for taking care of me last Friday. You all are such wonderful people. I am very lucky to have been in your care. Sincerely, D.Y.

Reconstruction Surgery Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.We can never repay your kindness. All we can do is to pray for everything that is noble and generous about you to be recognized in divinity. That you can count on.At every opportunity, I will give you the highest recommendation.We deeply, deeply appreciate you. […]

Charity Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam Words can never express the heartfelt thanks I feel for you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. I could never have done this financially. You are always kind, caring, gentle and I know you truly care about your patients. Qualities very seldom found in a Plastic Surgeon. I am so […]

Scar Revision Testimonial from C.S.

Dear Dr. Lam, I am very happy to have been referred to you for my scar. As you said it would be, it is much smaller and looks great compared to the way it was before the surgery. Sincerely, C.S.

Mole Removal Testimonial

Thank you Dr. Lam & Staff, Thank you all for being so kind and accommodating every time I come in. And Dr. Lam – thank you especially for extra time and extra attention you have taken with me. You have made such efforts to make me feel comfortable & free of worry. Please know they […]

Botox, Filler, Eyelid Correction Testimonial

Dr. Lam, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me – I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I found your clinic where miracles are truly made! Have a wonderful Xmas & New Year, C.G.

Eyelid Enhancement Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam, Thank you very much for your Generosity, Kindness, and Spectacular Performance. From, M. & H.W.

Facelift Testimonial

Your words invoked by your thoughtful heart are what makes you who you are and that is why I have such high regard for you as a person and professional. You will always be one of my favorite stories to share of dedication, compassion and honor to medicine. Thank you for taking the moments to […]

Rhinoplasty Testimonial from L.

Hi Dr. Lam, I just wanted to thank you for everything. Not only for giving me the ability to breathe, but the confidence to hold my head a lot higher. I have a lot more self-esteem than I ever had before. The impact and the change you have made are unbelievable. I don’t think I […]

Rhinoplasty Testimony

Dear Dr. Lam, I never had the chance to formally thank you for my surgical rhinoplasty procedure. You have done wonders for my face and wonders for my entire life! I cannot thank you enough for your hard work and dedication. I am incredibly pleased with the final outcome. Everybody absolutely loves the nose! Compliments […]

Scar Revision Testimonial

At age 43 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Thankfully, it was successfully removed and I made a full recovery. However, after 15 months, my hair had still not grown back at the incision site on my scalp. Dr. Lam did a wonderful job revising the scar so there is no longer a bald […]

Asian Rhinoplasty Testimonial

Dr. Lam, Thank you, thank you, thank you for a job well done. I had numerous compliments about my overall appearance without neither my relatives nor close friends noticing that I had a nose job. Unlike most Asian rhinoplasty that makes the nose bridge too high, the results I got were very natural-looking. The recovery […]

Lip Correction Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam, It would be impossible to fully convey my appreciation for what you have done for me. You have in essence given me back my smile; a gift that is priceless. For so long, I felt terribly self-conscience about my mouth whether I was smiling, laughing, or just talking closely with someone; and […]

Rhinoplasty Testimonial

Dear Dr. Samuel and Staff, Thank you for taking such meticulous care with me and my rhinoplasty procedure. Your attention to detail gives me great confidence in what I have had done and may choose to do in the future. I feel blessed that I found someone who treats his work with such care, respect, […]

Acne Scarring Testimonial

After one treatment with the silicone injections my acne scarring is vastly improved! I have lived with acne scarring for many years and have been discouraged with the treatments that I have sought out. This treatment is incredible as there is no down time involved and there are immediate results. Dr. Lam and his staff are […]

Lip Enhancement Testimony

My first experience with Restylane® was awful, painful and lasted a very short time not as told!!! I screamed everytime the needle went in. I have never had a painless dental block until now. This was truly painless and I hate needles. I did not feel a thing. This was the best experience I have […]

Lip Enhancement Testimonial

My first experience with lip enhancement was with Restylane®. The first word that comes to mind is waste- meaning waste of money. I spent about 1,000 dollars each time I went and the lips were gone in about 2 months. I loved the way the lips looked the first and second day and then boom […]

Dimple Testimonial

Hi Dr. Lam, I wanted to tell you that I’m all healed up and feeling great. I attached some pictures to show you how awesome my dimple looks. It is exactly what I wanted. You are a truly an artist!!! Let me know if you want any testimonials of how ecstatic I am for your […]

Rhinoplasty Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam, Thank you for making my surgery a great experience. You are a very talented artist and I love my new nose ! I never told you my exact reasons for wanting surgery, but I hope you know how much better you’ve helped me feel. I admire you not only as a physician, […]

Fat Grafting & Rhytec Plasma Skin Resurfacing Testimonial

Thanks again for always going beyond the call of duty in caring for your patients. Your gentle, concerned manner always instills us with confidence that we are in good hands. We know you have a great sense of humor. Hope you are able to take a little time for yourself and have some laughs. M […]

Rhinoplasty Testimonial

Dr. Lam & Staff, Thank you so much for such an incredible experience. This has made such a huge difference in my life. I love my nose! J.S.

Lip Correction/Reduction Testimonial

I made the terrible mistake several years ago to allow myself to be persuaded by a very well known plastic surgeon to have gortex implants put in my lips. The ironic thing is, I wasn’t even there for that but he suggested it and I figured he knew what would look the most beautiful, that […]

Rhinoplasty Testimonial from daughter and father

Dear Dr. Lam, My parents have taught me since I was very young that the purpose of our lives is to serve God and people with a heart of love, humility, and excellence. I want to thank you for demonstrating this so beautifully to me over the past several weeks. It was obvious during our […]

Ethnic Lip Revision Testimonial

If doctors were required to practice the way you do and have the dedication, knowledge and insight that you do this would be a better world. After all there is only one Dr Lam and boy am I glad to have found you. My main goal Dr Lam is for the patients that have bad […]

Fat Grafting & Rhytec Plasma Skin Resurfacing Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam, I don’t know quite where to begin. A simple “thank you” seems so inadequate for my very pleasant experience and incredible surgical outcome. My husband and I “found you” on the Internet and all I can say is that it has been a “God thing”……from start to finish. Only He could have […]

Nose Correction Testimonial

Dear Dr. Lam, As a young patient of yours, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for investing so much time into educating me during our conversations and my visits, for inspiring me with your words of wisdom, and for always having my best interests at heart. I truly admire you not only […]

Fat Grafting & Upper Blepharoplasty Testimonial

Dear Sam, As a years have rolled by, the man in the mirror had seemed to age more rapidly and less gracefully than I had hoped. I still felt young, active and maybe a bit adventuresome, but the droopy eyes, wrinkles and hollow face did not reflect that. I earnestly wanted to look more like […]

Hair Restoration Workshop for Physicians & Hair-Transplant Technicians

Hair Restoration Workshop for Physicians & Hair-Transplant Technicians, Course Directors, Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S., Dominic A. Brandy, M.D., Lakmeesh Mike Nayak, M.D., November 6-8, 2009.

Prevelle Silk Enters Dallas Market: Pros and Cons

As mentioned in the last few blogs, new technology is always coming out quickly to the market. When I was in Chicago at the Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, I looked into Mentor’s new Prevelle Silk, which is another hyaluronic-acid (HA) based product to compete against Restylane, Resylane […]

THANK YOU LETTER FROM RHINOPLASTY PATIENT, ARKANSAS

I just posted several thank you letters in my written testimonials section.  One of the most moving testimonials is from a young girl that I did a corrective rhinoplasty that not only helped her look better but so that she could also breathe again.  Her father wrote a very moving letter too.  I posted them […]

New Fillers Coming Out Soon: Evolence, Voluma, Restylane SQ

New fillers are coming out in the coming months to year. At this time with early reports about Evolence, I am not thrilled to use it. I listened to a lecture last year in St. Louis about the product. It is made in Israel and it is from pig collagen. The physician reported that it […]

Botox Competitors Coming Soon!: Reloxin, Purtox, Xeomin

For all of you out there, I am at SFO in San Fran stuck because of this M80 airline fiasco and will squeak in for clinic hours in the wee hours on Alaska Airlines through Seattle!  Just finished attending and lecturing at the Rejuvenation of the Aging Face course in SF and wanted to let […]

2 Year Out Fat Grafting Testimonial

I had a patient a few months ago asked me to post more testimonials and photos of patients at least a year or more out from fat transfer.  I have been trying to get people 2 to 3 years or more out to show you that fat grafting is not only permanent but actually can […]

Vicki’s Video Diary on Fat Grafting

Vicki, Dr. Lam’s patient, talks about her fat grafting experience every day following fat transfer for the first 6 days.  Watch her video and experience the recovery period with her.

Our Friendly Dallas Pugilist does a Video Journey following Face Lift, Fat Transfer, Blepharoplasty & Chin Implant

One of the nicest men that I have as a patient, Robert, who trains boxers, shows himself a bit beaten up a day after facial rejuvenation and a week after having a face lift, fat transfer, upper eyelid lift (cosmetic eyelid surgery), and an extended large chin implant.  Thanks Robert!  You can find his video […]

Face Lift (facelift), Fat Grafting, Plasma Skin Resurfacing Diary by Carey

Carey films herself every day for a week following her facelift, fat transfer, and Rhytec Portrait plasma skin resurfacing to show you her recovery in depth.  Thanks Carey for helping me convey to prospective patients the dimensions of your recovery, including discomfort, swelling, and your perceptions.  Hopefully, this will reduce the fear of the unknown […]

New Fat Grafting Diary from Debbie

Debbie, who did a hair transplant diary (see www.hairtx.com) a few weeks ago, was kind enough to do a daily video diary on her fat grafting experience, which I just posted in the video diary section of the media center and under the “Resources” tab as well.  Hope this helps people considering fat transfer to see […]

Facelift Alternative with Fat Grafting Featured on KVUE ABC in Austin, Texas

I was featured last night on ABC (KVUE) in Austin, Texas by Christine Haas for fat grafting, featuring my patients Terri and Cathy.  To watch the video, you can visit the Press Videos section.

Salud & Estetica en Colombia Interview

Salud & Estetica en Colombia Interview in Espanol and English:

Southern Vanity-The Face Specialist

Southern Vanity-The Face Specialist: Pioneering Facial Rejuvenation

Inform Magazine- Cover Story

Inform Magazine- Cover Story

Salaam Namaste

Salaam Namaste

Modern Luxury Dallas-“Fat Shift”

Modern Luxury Dallas-“Fat Shift”

Smile and Share It

Smile and Share It

Living Magazine-A Dedicated Specialist of the Face

Living Magazine-A Dedicated Specialist of the Face

Southern Vanity- You Could Leave Your Hat On

Southern Vanity- You Could Leave Your Hat On

D Magazine-Makeover Madness

D Magazine-Makeover Madness

Asian Beat- A Beautiful Face according to Dr. Samuel Lam

Asian Beat- A Beautiful Face according to Dr. Samuel Lam

Inside Collin County

Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine

Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine

Asian Beat- The Art of the Asian Face

Asian Beat- The Art of the Asian Face

The Turtle Creek News

The Turtle Creek News

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