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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

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 […]

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Dr. Lam on Doctor Radio July 18th!

This Wednesday, July 18th, Dr. Lam will be appearing on Doctor Radio, channel 110 on both Sirius and XM radio! He will be speaking with Dr. Erich P. Voigt for one hour regarding facial plastic surgery and hair restoration. Tune in at 12 pm CDT/1 pm EDT. To ask Dr. Lam questions, call our toll-free […]

Why I use Dissolvable Epidermal Sutures Now

In the past, I was convinced that I needed to have very short lasting epidermal (outer skin) sutures and long-lasting dermal (deep, below the skin) sutures. I am now convinced of the exact opposite. In the past, I would use deep, dissolvable stitches that would take 6 to 8 months to dissolve in order to […]

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 […]

Why Threadlifts Suck

Threadlifts suck. Yup, threadlifts suck. I tried them 10 years ago and nothing has changed. The company that bought Silhouette purchased ancient technology and has since repackaged it. I have yet to see convincing before-and-after results to me. Most often any results come from a pooled resource of physicians with one decent result that was […]

Dissolve Your Bad Fillers Now Not Later: Get Rid of Your Ducks and Chipmunks!

I have had too many patients who simply have very artificial-looking results from fillers. Lips that look like a duck, and cheeks that look like chipmunks. I do not create these results but I see them come to my office every day from other injectors. Just last week I had a patient who has been […]

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

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 […]

Restylane Dallas

Restylane is an injectable dermal filler that is used to “fill in” areas that may appear sunken-in due to loss of volume, or to enhance facial features such as the lips. Dermal Fillers are administered via injection in just a few minutes and require no downtime for recovery afterwards. There are different types of dermal […]