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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

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 had when he saw her 7 years […]

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 […]