Making Nostrils Smaller with Rhinoplasty

One of the surgeries I perform most frequently in my practice is rhinoplasty—and one of the most common complaints I hear from my rhinoplasty patients is that their nostrils are too wide or flared. There are two ways to surgically narrow wide nostrils: by removing a small wedge of tissue from the crease of the nostril (where it meets the face), or by performing a......
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How Long Does Blepharoplasty Last?

Nothing lasts forever. Of all the plastic surgery procedures out there, however, blepharoplasty has some of the longest-lasting results—so much so that after you have one, you probably won’t need to get another ever again. This is not to say that once you recover from your blepharoplasty, your eyelids will stay exactly as they are for the rest of your life; plastic surgery can work......
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Wearing Makeup after a Blepharoplasty

So you’ve had eyelid surgery, and everything went just as planned—but the area around your eyes is still swollen and bruised, and you don’t want to go out in public looking like that. Are you allowed to wear makeup? Maybe—but it depends on how far out from surgery you are. If your wounds are still healing and haven’t sealed yet, makeup can irritate your incisions......
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Complications After Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries there are—a fact that has made it a relatively routine, and therefore safe, procedure. As with all surgeries, however, some risk is involved with eyelid surgery, and it’s important to be informed about what they are if you’re considering the procedure for yourself. Here are some of the most frequently seen complications from......
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Does Botox Cause Bruising?

We’ve already talked about how long Botox lasts and where it can be injected. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the possible downsides to getting Botox: bruising. Any time an injection is made under the skin, bruising is a possible side effect. That said, bruising does not always occur after Botox is administered—in fact, the majority of patients do not exhibit bruises following......
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Where Can Botox Be Injected?

So now that you know how long Botox can last (see last week’s post, if you haven’t already)—do you know where it can be injected? The list of places where Botox can be used is lengthier than you might expect. The most typical areas where Botox are injected, of course, are the areas on the face where dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles cause by repeated muscle contraction)......
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How Long Does Botox Last?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what Botox is and how it works. What I didn’t get around to talking about in that post, however, is how long it works for—and since that’s usually one of the first questions I get from patients who are interested in getting a Botox treatment, I thought I would explain that in this week’s post. The short answer......
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Look Years Younger with a Facelift

More than any other part of the body, the face tends to fall prey to the tolls of time. Sun exposure, loss of elastic tissue, gravity, and the stresses of daily life gradually make their mark as we age: jowls begin to develop under the jaw; the creases between the mouth and nose begin to deepen; the skin on the face and neck becomes looser......
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Loose Skin After Breast Augmentation

While it doesn’t happen to everyone, it’s not uncommon for someone who has undergone breast augmentation surgery to have the skin around their breasts stretch and become a little bit loose in the years following their procedure. This can be caused by a variety of factors: aging, weight gain, weight loss, and even the implants themselves (especially if the augmentation significantly increased your breast size).......
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How Botox Works

Botox has been around for so long now—and has increased so much in popularity over the years—that it’s safe to say that it’s a household name these days. Still, not everyone seems to understand exactly what Botox is or how it works, and I find that many people think it’s pretty much the same thing as a dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm (it’s not).......
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