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Archive for October, 2011

How can I rejuvenate my tired looking eyes?

Although I feel rested and youthful, my eyes look tired. What kind of techniques do you use for people like me? Most of my patients wish to address heaviness or hooding of the upper eyelid. Hooding of the upper eyelid may be due to excess skin of the upper eyelid. If this is the case, […]

When can I color my hair after a facelift?

When can I color my hair after a facelift? The incisions from a facelift need to heal before you color your hair.  This process of healing for the incisions takes approximately 2-4 weeks, so the timing of coloring of your hair is somewhere between 2-4 weeks.  After your facelift, I shall follow your progress closely […]

I’m of Middle Eastern decent and my main concern is my nose on profile. How can this be fixed?

I’m of Middle Eastern decent and my main concern is my nose on profile. How can this be fixed? In ethnic rhinoplasty, one of the most common requests I receive from Middle Eastern patients requesting rhinoplasty is to address a bump along the bridge of the nose. This is achieved through refinement of the bump. […]

A wide nasal bridge seems fairly common to many ethnicities. How can this be changed?

A wide nasal bridge seems fairly common to many ethnicities. How can this be changed? A wide nasal bridge on frontal view in a patient of ethnicity may be secondary to a “flat” appearance of the bridge of the nose on profile view. One method to address this issue is with augmentation of the bridge […]

I’ve heard that African Americans tend to have short nasal bones. How does this impact rhinoplasty?

I’ve heard that African Americans tend to have short nasal bones. How does this impact rhinoplasty? Short nasal bones tend to be less predictable when performing osteotomies. Also, if an African American has a wide bridge of the dorsum, he or she may believe that the bones may need to be “brought in” or “broken” […]

Are there any risks that I should be aware of that are specific to African American patients?

I’m African American and considering rhinoplasty. Are there any risks that I should be aware of that are specific to African American patients? One specific risk for rhinoplasty that is specific to African Americans is the potential risk for keloid formation at incision sites. Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.

I would like my nose to fit into the normal range (size and shape) of people with my ethnicity.

I am from Lebanon and would like to have rhinoplasty. I would like my nose to fit into the normal range (size and shape) of people with my ethnicity. Should I bring in pictures of what I want to look like? Yes, you can bring in pictures of what you want the nose to look […]

How is ethnic rhinoplasty different from Caucasian rhinoplasty?

How is ethnic rhinoplasty different from Caucasian rhinoplasty? Ethnic rhinoplasty is different from Caucasian rhinoplasty in that the ethnic patient tends to wish for refinement while at the same time maintain their ethnicity. For example, a Middle Eastern patient with a bump along the bridge of the nose may request refinement of the bump on […]

I’m Asian and want to know how you would suggest changing a bulbous nasal tip and flared nostrils?

I’m Asian and want to know how you would suggest changing a bulbous nasal tip and flared nostrils? Flared nostrils can be addressed with nostril narrowing procedures. Through these procedures, I am able to remove the excess skin of the nostril and hide the incision in the crease between the nostril and the face. To […]

Is it true that augmentation is common in African American procedures and what does this entail?

Is it true that augmentation is common in African American procedures and what does this entail? Augmentaion of the African American dorsum or bridge of the nose is not uncommon. The method I choose for augmentation includes using cartilage (from either the septum, ear, or rib) diced and wrapped with temporalis fascia. Temporalis fascia is […]

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