Category Archives: Plastic Surgery


Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Lam talks about the social media meme #NoMakeUp and what his thoughts are on it. Full Audio Transcript: I saw this article on the hashtag no filter, hashtag no makeup thing that’s going around the Internet today talking about women who are brave enough to not wear makeup or […]

No Amount of Ice

People always ask me about the recovery time, which I think is really important to discuss. The saying that my mentor taught me, who is an amazing surgeon, said that there’s no amount of ice that will ever cover the gentle hand of a surgeon or lack of a gentle hand of a surgeon. Full […]

Why you want a plastic surgeon closing your wounds

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Lam talks about how he closes wounds in a plastic surgical technique and highlights some differences between those who are trained in plastic surgery techniques and those who are not. Full Audio Transcript: This is a podcast talking about basic sewing techniques. You know, there’s an old joke, which […]

How to Speed Up Your Plastic Surgery Recovery Time

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Cosmetic surgical procedures are increasingly becoming part of the mainstream. According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 2,314,720 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2020. This figure is up 22% compared to 20 years ago. The most common procedures done were breast augmentations, buttock implants, and facial surgeries. Indeed, plastic surgery is a […]

Dr. Lam is featured in this month’s Forum International

Dr. Lam is featured in this month’s Forum International, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)’s official journal, on his eyebrow hair transplant and surgical correction of keloid scars and hair loss in the eyebrow region.

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 […]

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 […]

Facelift Dallas

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Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which […]

Lip Augmentation Dallas

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There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers […]

Otoplasty Dallas

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The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick […]

Nose Surgery Dallas

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Nose Surgery is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve […]

Ear Surgery Dallas

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Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among […]

Brow Lift Dallas

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The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options […]

Facelift Dallas

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The Facelift is a procedure that reduces common signs of aging in the lower portion of the face. Today there are many options for facial rejuvenation available—more than ever before—so how do you know which one may be right for you? Some procedure as less invasive than others and if often comes down to the amount of […]

Nose Surgery Dallas

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Nose Surgery is a procedure that has helped a number of men and women achieve the nose they desired. The Nose, front and center of the face, can either blend in seamlessly to your appearance or stick out as a sore and constant spot of insecurity depending on the person. Many people are unhappy with the […]

Brow Lift Dallas

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Brow Lift is a cosmetic procedure performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the forehead. A sagging, heavy brow may be genetic, or may occur as a person ages along with lines, creases, and wrinkles in the forehead and between the brows. The brow lift procedure is designed to lift the area, smooth out lines and […]

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