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Archive for March, 2011

Will a VI Peel help with my melasma?

I’ve had two photofacials, the first time I had positive results with my melasma and I was happy with it. However, in the second photofacial my melasma got worst. At this point I don’t want to proceed with any more laser treatments, should I proceed with a VI peel instead. Will Vi peel help me […]

What are the most common surgical procedures performed for men in plastic surgery?

What are the most common surgical procedures performed for men in plastic surgery? According to statistics recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men seeking out plastic surgery has increased by 2% last year. Facelifts increased by 14% and eyelid surgery (upper and/or lower blepharoplasty) increased by 6%. Non-surgical options, […]

Does the Fraxel laser remove most facial wrinkles, including those around my lips?

I have used tanning salons for the last ten years. I am also a smoker. I bring these two facts up because I believe they are the reason that I look so much older than I am. I am interested in the strongest or deepest laser treatment that you provide. Does the Fraxel laser remove […]

I am quite interested in cheek implant surgery. Now I have noticed some sagging in my cheeks

I am quite interested in cheek implant surgery. I have wanted more pronounced cheekbones for several years but for me that was only a pipe dream. Now I have noticed some sagging in my cheeks, perhaps even the formation of jowls. Would cheek implants alleviate these skin issues or do I need a cheek lift? […]

I am worried about my upcoming facelift making my face look too tight

I am worried about my upcoming facelift making my face look too tight. What do you do during the surgical procedure to prevent this? First, I don’t place the tension of the facelift on the skin flap. Rather, I use the tougher, fibrous layer underneath the skin (known as the SMAS layer) to hold the […]

Will blepharoplasty interfere with my tear ducts at all?

I have a dry eyes condition but would like to have eyelid surgery for both the top and bottom lids. Will blepharoplasty interfere with my tear ducts at all? One risk of upper and/or lower eyelid surgery is dry eye syndrome. Given the fact that you suffer from dry eyes to begin with, this risk […]

I will be getting a neck lift. I am worried about the bruising and swelling afterwards

I will be getting a neck lift. I am worried about the bruising and swelling afterwards. Will the swelling make it feel like it is difficult to breathe? Will there be any numbness in the area? In order to minimize bruising after surgery, I recommend you avoid aspirin and ibuprofen-containing products 2 weeks prior to […]

Are there limitations to what can be achieved when performing rhinoplasty on African Americans?

Are there limitations to what can be achieved when performing rhinoplasty on African Americans? Yes, there can be some limitations when performing rhinoplasty on African Americans. First, the nasal skin is typically thicker and more sebaceous, thus limiting the amount of refinement of the nasal tip. Second, the nasal base is typically wider. In order […]

I would like shapelier lips. Are silicone injections the best method at this time for lip augmentation?

I would like shapelier lips. I am not interested in surgery at this time, but I am leery of silicone injections. Are silicone injections the best method at this time for lip augmentation? I do not recommend silicone injections to the lips. Rather, I prefer a hyaluronic acid filler to achieve more shape to the […]

Are the results of laser resurfacing immediate? When do you see results?

Are the results of laser resurfacing immediate? When do you see results? Some of the results of laser resurfacing are immediate. Following laser resurfacing, the skin is swollen. As a result of this swelling, there is less appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. As swelling resolves (approximately 2 weeks after procedure), some of those lines/wrinkles may return […]

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