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Glass of Water Emptying: The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face

Published on June 28, 2013 by

Glass of Water Emptying:  The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face When people ask me whether fat grafting is permanent, I say yes and no.  Yes, it is permanent because if done well by an expert injector (which I consider myself one) then once the graft gains formal blood supply over a period […]

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Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks

Published on June 13, 2013 by

Breaking down the Cheek into Aesthetic Subunits: Avoiding Chipmunk Cheeks There is nothing uglier than big, chipmunk cheeks other than perhaps a devil looking arched brow or a duck-like lip.  How do you avoid this problem?  Should one not fill the cheeks at all then?  The answer is no since the cheek is one of […]

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Bellafill(Artefill): How I use It and Why

Published on January 30, 2013 by

I know that Bellafill(Artefill) can be controversial since it is a permanent filler.  However, I have used it without any real issues for a few years now in almost every part of the face excepting the lips, where it is poorly indicated.  I find it remarkably easy to use and much more effective than almost […]

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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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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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