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My Thoughts on Blepharoplasty

There are so many ways to enhance and rejuvenate the eyelids that the prospective patient can be quite confused at the end of an endless Internet search. I want to present my thoughts about the aging process around the eyes and why I have chosen the method that I have to restore the eyelid area […]

Demystifying the Deep Neck Lift

I perform a deep-plane facelift, which involves releasing certain facial and neck ligaments to allow a proper, unrestrained elevation of the midface, jawline, and neck. However, in certain patients, about half or more of my cases, I also perform an additional deep neck lift. Unfortunately, the words “deep neck” and “deep plane” can be confusing […]

Pain Points: Managing Acute and Chronic Pain following Facial Plastic Surgery

My singular invention is the treatment of both acute and chronic pain for my patients. I have used my unique technique to fix a ton of conditions that no one in the world can manage the way that I do including fixing migraines, TMJ issues, joint pain, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shingle pain, and […]

Dr. Lam Best Doctors by D Magazine 2023

Dr. Lam was recently honored for being one of the best doctors in Dallas by D Magazine in the 2023 edition. He was voted by his peers and he has never solicited votes on his own behalf. This is an unpaid honor.

Dr. Sam Lam Interviewed by Renée Rouleau for Facelifts Have Come a Long Way—Here’s What You Should Know

As a professional esthetician, I know firsthand the power of a good skincare routine. Skin quality is a huge component of aging— it includes elements like brightness, evenness of tone, and hydration. In this golden age of skin care, we have the ability to preserve these elements better than ever before.  While skin care can […]

Dr. Sam Lam has been elected to the Board of Directors

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Lam has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). He has served as an oral examiner for the AFPRS for many years now and has helped to create the oral and written exams. He has served on the […]

Rethinking the Alar-Base Reduction: When, How, and Why to Reduce the Nostrils in Rhinoplasty

Reducing nostrils is an oftentimes major goal in rhinoplasty, particularly for ethnic noses but can be so for any ethnicity. There are many considerations when discussing this topic of alar-base reduction. The first is the importance of preserving the nostril shape and the nostril sill. Too often you see cut off nostrils where the shape […]

Rhinoplasty: Tongue-in-Groove Technique

This is one of my favorite maneuvers in rhinoplasty, and I use it when I need to do so in select primary and revision rhinoplasty cases. The tongue refers to the bottom part of the septum and the groove refers to the two inner nostril cartilages. The surgical maneuver is to move the tongue between […]

Dogs and Cats: How To Avoid Weird Eyes Following Blepharoplasty, or Eyelid Surgery

Closeup of attentive mixed breed Boxer dog and cat together looking up

Unnaturalness is the first and most important cardinal sin that must be avoided. I am very blunt, at times to a fault. If you look fake but you do not see it, I will point it out to you in a judicious and caring manner; but I think I owe it to you to mention […]

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