Plastic Surgery Blog

Juvederm is My Preferred Choice for Facial Cosmetic Blending

Published on January 23, 2013 by

In my effort to find the best filler experience for an individual, I am constantly evolving my injection filler methods and the preferred products that I use to accomplish those goals.  In the past, I was a big advocate of Restylane injectable fillers but of late have found a real passion for Juvederm Ultra Procedures.  Is Juvederm great […]

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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 certain […]

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Fill vs. Lift in Facial Cosmetic Enhancement

Published on July 2, 2012 by

Fill vs. Lift in Facial Cosmetic Enhancement This article is a corollary to my other article called the “Two-Finger Rule”. In the article on the “Two-Finger Rule”, I argued that taking two fingers and gently pulling up on the skin would not be achievable with any type of cosmetic procedure since it cannot be exactly […]

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Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine

Published on January 13, 2012 by

Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine National Glossy Magazine Heralded As The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide. Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, is featured in the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of NewBeauty magazine, which is due on newsstands in January 2012. The featured article discusses some of Dr Lam’s facial rejuvenation procedures and techniques that minimize […]

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Priscilla Presley and Bad Silicone

Published on December 5, 2011 by

Unfortunately, celebrities seem to be victims of shysters and crooks.  As far as what I have heard, Priscilla Presley had silicone injected into her face by an unlicensed individual leaving her permanently scarred.  As you can see in this photo, her cheeks were made way too large, whereas her upper and lower face was left […]

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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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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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The Liquid Facelift Debunked

Published on August 4, 2011 by

The Liquid Facelift Debunked A term that has become the bane of my existence is the “liquid facelift” due to a recent appearance on Dr. Oz that has caused quite a media stir.  Although I perform a huge volume of facial fillers and fat grafting in my practice, it is not the same meaning of […]

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Fillers versus Fat: Shifting Sand Concept

Published on June 26, 2011 by

Fillers Versus Fat: Shifting Sand Concept Many of my patients try to weigh the merits of fat grafting versus fillers since they both seem to be equally beneficial to fill in the hollows of an aging face.  However, I would disagree.  For younger faces still replete with enough fat and in whom I worry about […]

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Megan Fox Lip Surgery

Published on June 2, 2011 by

Megan Fox’s Lips In general, I am not opposed to a more aggressive policy with lip augmentation for women in their late teenage to early twenties.  A full set of lips can actually look natural in this narrow window of time.  However, even by the late twenties when the face is slimmer, very full lips […]

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Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 1: Graft Growth

Published on February 27, 2011 by

Fat Grafting Using a Hair Transplant Model for Understanding Part 1:  Graft Growth Looking at my fat grafting results I was puzzled initially as to why I saw results continue to improve in patients somewhere between 6 months to 2 years after a procedure.  Being a very careful student of my own work by photographing […]

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