Archive for August, 2014

Why Facial Plastics?

While plastic surgery has become increasingly accepted in American society, there are still taboos to undergoing an elective procedure. Some see surgical modifications as extreme, while others feel they diminish characteristics that make individuals unique. Though plastic surgery may be debated for years to come, there is some logic behind its acceptance. Genetic Undertones to […]

Duck Lips: The Trend That Never Was

The lips can be a very sexy facial feature. We look to the mouth when someone makes a facial expression or speaks, helping us to interpret the meaning behind the look and words. Women and men alike choose to draw attention to this facial feature in a number of ways. They may whiten their teeth, […]

The Basics of Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Cosmetic injections of the face can be used for a multitude of aesthetic corrections. They may be used to plump the skin of depressions caused by wrinkles or scars. Dermal fillers can also add volume to the cheeks and lips to create ideal contours of these features. A lesser known but equally transformative use for […]

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Celebrating, Not Eliminating, Differences

A New York magazine article making the rounds this summer asks, “Is Race Plastic?” The author ventures into what a headline calls the “minefield” of ethnic plastic surgery and, despite that charged description, emerges with a fairly nuanced view of the practice. In Dr. Batniji’s long experience with ethnic rhinoplasty, most non-Caucasian patients aren’t looking […]

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