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Archive for September, 2012

What would be the best option for me if I want fuller lips, but want them to look as natural as possible?

I am a 30-year-old woman from Brentwood and I have very thin lips. What would be the best option for me if I want fuller lips, but want them to look as natural as possible? Hyaluronic acid fillers are an excellent option to achieve fuller lips that look natural.  These fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) are placed […]

Results of facelift one month post-op

My mother-in-law had a facelift a little over a month ago. She’s very disappointed because she’s really not seeing much improvement. Her doctor keeps telling her that it will improve as she heals. Is this really possible? Since your mother had a facelift one month ago, she may have some residual swelling that needs to […]

Fat injections in the face

Where do people usually have fat removed from when getting facial fat transfer? Typically, the fat is removed from the abdomen.

Impact of thick skin on African American nose job

I’ve heard that the thickness of the skin is a greater factor in ethnic rhinoplasties. Why is this? Thick nasal skin makes refinement of the nasal tip challenging because the thick skin hides the underlying nasal tip cartilages. Therefore, we use a variety of techniques to achieve nasal tip refinement in the ethnic rhinoplasty patient. […]

Deciding between closed and open rhinoplasty

When it comes to deciding between a closed and open rhinoplasty, how much of that decision is the patient’s vs. the doctor’s? The decision is a combination of dialogue between patient and doctor.  First, the patient expresses his or her desires for rhinoplasty.  Then, the doctor evaluates the nasal anatomy and determines the best approach […]

What type of chemical peels do you use?

What type of chemical peels do you use? Does it depend on the individual? I have uneven pigmentation on my face and the texture is rough, perhaps from the sun. I use a variety of chemical peels. These include the 35% TCA peel and 88% phenol peel. The most common peel we perform is the […]

I have a flabby neck and a double chin. Are these things that the neck lift can fix?

I have a flabby neck and a double chin. Are these things that the neck lift can fix? I would recommend a neck lift.  The first part of the neck lift is performed through an incision underneath the chin.  Through this incision, I perform neck liposuction.  I then tighten the neck muscle underneath the chin; this […]

Can Latisse be used on the eyebrows or is it just intended for the eyelashes?

Can Latisse be used on the eyebrows or is it just intended for the eyelashes? Latisse is FDA-approved to treat thin eyelashes.  There are patients who use the product on the eyebrows; however, it is not an FDA-approved use of the product.

What ethnicities do you have experience in performing rhinoplasty in?

What ethnicities do you have experience in performing rhinoplasty in? We have experience in performing a wide variety of ethnic rhinoplasty, including Middle Eastern, Persian/Iranian, and Asian rhinoplasty.  When performing ethnic rhinoplasty, we take into consideration a variety of factors.  One factor is anatomy specific to that ethnic group.  For example, some ethnic groups tend to […]

Are there any reasons not to have closed rhinoplasty?

I know everyone says that the incision on the columella for open rhinoplasty is barely noticeable, but I’d rather not even chance that and just have closed rhinoplasty. Are there any reasons not to have closed rhinoplasty? The decision to perform an open (also known as external) rhinoplasty or a closed (also known as endonasal) […]

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