Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Skin Care

Is it normal for the facial skin to be very dry after rhinoplasty? How soon after surgery can I resume my normal skin care routine and use things like masks and exfoliants? Following rhinoplasty, I usually place a dressing, also called a dorsal splint, on the nose for approximately one week. Once I remove this […]

How do you fix a hook nose?

The term “hook nose” may refer to a bump along the bridge of the nose, also known as a dorsal hump. The dorsal hump may be bony as well as cartilaginous in nature. I remove a dorsal hump by shaving down the bony and cartilaginous portions of the hump. This can be performed through either […]

Injectable Fillers

Over the past year I have had a few injections of Juvederm. The results have always been good until the last injection. I now have small lumps under the skin that are visible. What can I do about this? Will it clear up and when? Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a […]

Medical clearance before plastic surgery

Do I need a physical examination with my primary care physician prior to plastic surgery? Plastic surgeons will be prohibited from performing elective cosmetic surgery procedures on patients who have not undergone a proper physical examination up to 30 days prior to the procedure under a law (AB 2968) that took effect on January 1, […]

Skin Care

The Younger You Look, the Longer You’ll Live? New research by Danish scientists suggests that chances are, the younger you look, the longer you’ll live. A team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark studied photographs of 1,826 Danish twins and rated the perceived age by looking at pictures of the subjects’ faces. The […]

Botox and Juvederm

I have very deep lines between my eyebrows. These lines are particularly noticeable when I frown. Is Botox a good treatment? Treatment of frown lines (some people refer to frown lines as “elevens” because the lines sometimes look like the number 11) is a common reason patients come to my office. During the consultation, I […]

Lower eyelid filler

I am considering lower eyelid surgery for bags under my eyes.  However, I am interested in learning about non-surgical options. Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is an excellent procedure for the treatment of fullness of the lower lids, hollowness between the lower lids and cheek region, and excess skin of the lower […]

Revision upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)

I had an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) performed in the past by another surgeon. I am concerned with a sunken appearance to the upper lid region. What, if any, options are there to correct this issue? The most common reason for someone to seek out upper eyelid surgery (lift and/or blepharoplasty) is to treat excess […]

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

I am Persian and interested in rhinoplasty. However, I want a result that fits my face and culture. Do you perform ethnic rhinoplasty? Yes. This is an interesting question as this was a significant topic of discussion at our American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Advances in Rhinoplasty meeting in Seattle this year. […]

I have a crooked and long nose, how will a rhinoplasty help repair this?

I have a crooked and long nose, how will a rhinoplasty help repair this? Afterward, will my nose look different from the front and the side? If your nose is crooked, one potential benefit from rhinoplasty is the appearance of a straighter nose from the front. If the nose is long, it may appear long […]

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