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When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To

Published on July 23, 2012 by

When to Perform a Lip Lift and When Not To Let me just get this out of the way: I hate lip lifts. Well not always. I just think they are too often performed creating lips that look unnatural. There are exceptions to this rule but there are very few, which I shall try to […]

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Priscilla Presley and Bad Silicone

Published on December 5, 2011 by

Priscilla Presley and Bad Silicone 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 […]

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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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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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Lip Reduction/Correction Testimonial 1 Year Out for Bad Silicone Injection

Published on July 12, 2011 by

Jody, Dr. Lam’s patient, gives her testimonial 1 year after her upper and lower lip reduction procedure and talks about how it has changed her life.  

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Injectable Rhinoplasty: When, Why and Why Not

Published on May 3, 2011 by

Injectable Rhinoplasty: When, Why and Why Not With the desire for non-invasive techniques today, many patients are turning to injectable rhinoplasty to make themselves feel better about their nose shape without undergoing surgical rhinoplasty. However, is this a good thing?  Who is a good candidate? First, let’s define what injectable rhinoplasty is.  It involves injecting […]

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Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth

Published on March 24, 2011 by

Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth Fine lines around the mouth is perhaps the most important and at the same time least important topic for a written blog on facial plastic surgery.  Why is that the case?  Because almost every woman young and old is bothered to some degree about what they call “smoker’s lines” […]

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