Archive for August, 2011

Can laviv really treat facial wrinkles?

I recently read an article in the Daily Mail on a new procedure that takes your own cells from behind the ear to treat facial wrinkles. What is this procedure? The product you asked about is named laviv. A biopsy of skin is obtained from behind the ear. It is sent to the company. At […]

Is Asian rhinoplasty a common ethnic nose job? How is it performed?

How common is augmentation in Asian rhinoplasty and how is this achieved? A common request from Asian patients who seek rhinoplasty is agumentation of the bridge of the nose. This can be achieved through a variety of methods. One method is injection of filler material. This is an in-office procedure. The filler material (such as […]

Help – I’m a middle eastern woman seeking subtle ethnic rhinoplasty.

I am a Middle Eastern woman with an extremely crooked nose. Will I be able to get this corrected without changing how I look? If your nose is extremely crooked, a rhinoplasty may provide a nose that is straighter in appearance. It is challenging (if not impossible) to achieve a perfectly straight nose from an […]

Information about Exilis skin tightening

What is Exilis skin tightening procedure? Exilis uses radiofrequency technology to deliver heat to the tissues beneath the skin. Heat creates collagen reformation, thus tightening the skin. Excellent treatment areas of the face include the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, jawline, and neckline. This is an in-office treatment. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment. […]

What type of anesthesia is used during rhinoplasty?

I am interested in Asian Rhinoplasty. I am nervous about being awake during the procedure. What type of anesthesia is given to patients during rhinoplasty? We use general anesthesia during rhinoplasty. With general anesthesia, the board-certified anesthesiologist can monitor you at all times to make certain you do not wake up during the procedure. As […]

Will ethnic rhinoplasty fix my flared nostrils?

I am a 34 year old Jamaican woman with extremely flared nostrils. Can this be fixed with ethnic rhinoplasty? Flared nostrils can be reduced using alar base reduction techniques. This does require an incision that is well hidden within the crease between the nostril and face.

Hello, I am interested in potential scar revision.

Hello, I am interested in potential scar revision. On the center of my forehead, I have a diagonal scar that resembles the shape of a canoe. it is about 3/8″ long and about 1/4″ wide in the middle and I am wondering if you could help to make it look better or at least make […]

Would like to refine my Middle Eastern nasal structure

I’m a Middle Eastern man and I don’t like my profile. Is there a type of nose job I can get that would cater to my specific needs? It depends upon what your specific needs are. I understand you don’t like your profile and, based upon your line of questioning, it appears that the nose […]

Interested in ethnic rhinoplasty, can this fix the hump of my nose?

A bump or hump on the bridge of the nose seems like a common ethnic characteristic. How is this fixed? A bump or hump on the bridge of the nose is a common ethnic characteristic. The bump is usually a combination of bone and cartilage. One way to take down the bony bump is with […]

Asian rhinoplasty with chin augmentation – is this common?

How common is it in Asian patients to combine rhinoplasty with chin augmentation? What does this accomplish? Rhinoplasty combined with chin augmentation is commonly performed in patients who have disproportion of the nose/chin relationship. A small or recessed chin may make a nose appear bigger on profile; therefore, combining a chin implant to address the […]

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