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The Outer Face: Converting Double Concavities into Convexities

Published on January 2, 2013 by

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 […]

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Cannulas for Facial Fillers: The Evolution of My Technique

Published on December 19, 2012 by

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 […]

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Fat Grafting: A Little Everywhere

Published on November 25, 2012 by

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 […]

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

Published on November 26, 2011 by

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 […]

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Notched Noses: How To Fix Them Without Rhinoplasty

Published on October 24, 2011 by

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 […]

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Leveraging the Hardness of Products in Cosmetic Injectable Fillers

Published on October 9, 2011 by

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 […]

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Use of Microcannulas: A Revolution in My Practice Using Fillers

Published on September 3, 2011 by

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 […]

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Who is a Candidate for Lip Reduction

Published on March 20, 2011 by

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 […]

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