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What to Ask Before Getting a Nose Job

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A nose job or rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic surgery that alters the shape of your nose. For the right patient, rhinoplasty can help restore facial balance. Some rhinoplasties remove bumps or humps on the nose. Some can change the shape and position of the nasal tip. Some even enlarge or elevate the bridge. The key is to set realistic goals when you consult with your plastic surgeon. Here are some of the most important questions you should ask yourself — and your surgeon — prior to your nose job. What Type of Nose Job Surgeon Is Best for Me?… Read More

Why More Men Are Turning to Cosmetic Surgery

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While plastic surgery has been largely marketed to females over the years, today, more than ever, men are choosing to rejuvenate their appearance as well.  But can men get plastic surgery just like women? Of course! In fact, since 2000, there has been a 29 percent increase in male cosmetic procedures in the United States. Some of the plastic surgery for men that tends to be most popular includes fillers, tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty.  Why the Shift in Male Cosmetic Surgery Interest? There are several reasons for this major shift in male interest in cosmetic surgery.  First and foremost,… Read More

Putting Your Best Face Forward With a Facelift

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As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I help my patients address the signs of facial aging on a daily basis. As plastic surgeons, we have many tools in our toolbox, so-to-speak, to help slow down, and in some cases, turn back the aging process… at least for a while.  While botox and fillers may be right for the younger patient trying to hide subtle changes of aging, chemical peels may do better for the next level of patients. And for those with finer lines and wrinkles, a facelift is a worthy option to explore. Specific situations where a facelift is a… Read More

Five Ways to Accentuate the Appearance of Your Brow Lift

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As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and begins to droop. One of the areas where this is most prominent is on the brow line. It’s common to be frustrated by a sagging brow and eyelids. Fortunately, a brow lift or browpexy can gently lift the brow back up. Eyelid surgery can make the lids look less heavy and more youthful. With or without eyelid or brow surgery there are some things that patients can do to help accentuate their brows: Have Your Brows Professionally Shaped While natural brows are certainly “in” right now, some men and women may… Read More

How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles

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Of all the types of wrinkles that can appear on the skin, forehead wrinkles are often the most noticeable and the most annoying for my patients. Below, I’ll discuss why forehead wrinkles tend to develop so prominently and what you can do to get rid of them. Why Do Forehead Wrinkles Form? Certainly, time is the biggest culprit when it comes to forehead wrinkles. Aging is the number one cause. However, several other factors may cause forehead lines as well. Namely, over-exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun or tanning beds can exacerbate the signs of aging and… Read More

Four Injectables That Slow Down the Aging Process

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Anti-aging injections or “injectables” offer a minimally invasive solution to wrinkled and creased skin, shallow facial contours, thin lips, recessed scars, sagging eyelids, and more. Some injectables that are referred to as dermal fillers essentially restore plumpness, volume, and youth to the face. Who Needs Anti-Wrinkle Injectables? I generally recommend injectables to adults who have lost some of their skin’s elasticity. As we age, we naturally lose collagen in the skin. In turn, that bouncy, plump appearance of youth can be lost. Many factors such as smoking, sun exposure, and overall lifestyle can also influence a patient’s need for injectables…. Read More

Dealing with Gynecomastia

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For many men, gynecomastia (“man boobs”) is an embarrassing and frustrating issue. Fortunately, at my practice, male breast reduction is an effective solution for most men that can help. Below, I’ll outline exactly what gynecomastia is and how male breast augmentation can help this common problem. What Is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue, and it can happen at any time in life. At some stages of life (for example, during infancy and puberty), gynecomastia may be completely normal and is generally the result of changing hormones. However, other causes of enlarged breast tissue during young adult… Read More

How to Take Care of Your Lips in the Summer Sun

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Much of lip care is about having the right products available at the right times. During the summer months, while many people concern themselves only with their skin by using sunscreen (which is great!), I always remind my patients not to forget about their lips. While certainly a continuation of the skin and an admittedly small part of the face, lip care during the summer is crucial to maintaining a flawless smile. Below, we’ll go over some key lip care tips to follow this summer. But first, let’s talk lip augmentation. Considering Lip Augmentation? Here’s What You Need to Know… Read More

Transform and Enhance Your Body This Summer

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There’s certainly no “ideal” season for transforming and enhancing your body by visiting a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Still, summer can be an excellent time of year to invest in your appearance. Most people have more free time in the summer, and it’s also easier to transition into your new body. Rather than having to answer endless questions about your recent physical changes, you can take the time to rest and ease into your new appearance and return to school or work rejuvenated, recovered, and ready to take on the world. Popular Cosmetic Procedures During Summer While I perform a wide… Read More

Summertime Nose Job: Three Things to Avoid While Recovering

summertime nose job

Are you thinking about having a nose job this summer? A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures.  It’s also one of the most delicate. That’s why it’s important to be fully aware of your responsibilities as someone recovering from rhinoplasty as well — especially if you have your surgery scheduled during the summer months. The following is a list of the top three things I tell my patients to avoid while recovering from a summertime nose job. What to Avoid While Recovering from Rhinoplasty The Sun Some patients want to get outdoors as soon… Read More

Three Signs You May Need a Breast Lift

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If you like your figure in a bra, but when the bra comes off your breasts go south, you may want to consider breast lift surgery. Time, gravity, childbearing and weight loss can all contribute to loosening of the breast skin and in some cases the loss of breast volume.   What Happens During a Breast Lift? Breast lift, also known as mastopexy simply removes the extra loose skin of the breast. Imagine if you will, taking fabric out of a bra that is too loose. There is almost no change in the size of the breast with a breast… Read More

Do Men Get Tummy Tucks?

do men get tummy tucks

Yes, they do. I see it more and more in my practice. But the consideration and selection process is very different from my female patients. In the female patient, pregnancy has caused the abdominal wall to weaken and stretch. When the babies are born and the uterus has returned to its normal size there is a lot of room to take back with a tummy tuck (tightening the abdominal wall and removing excess skin). We have room to help flatten the abdominal wall. Men only accomplish this if they have lost a lot of weight. In weight loss, the fat… Read More

When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

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“When is the right time for a Mommy Makeover?” is a question that I get often. And I understand why that’s important to know. Giving birth and becoming a new mother can be exhilarating for sure, but pregnancy can also cause your body to change. Many of my patients are eager to get back to their pre-pregnancy body or to improve their body in general with some enhancements – either surgical or non-surgical. But there’s a time for everything, and the best time for a Mommy Makeover is not right after you’ve given birth. What is a Mommy Makeover? A… Read More

Vibration Liposuction: The Latest Lipo Game Changer

vibration assisted liposuction

Liposuction remains one of the most popular things that I do. Whether as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a mommy makeover or tummy tuck, most patients want as much fat removed as possible. It still requires the right candidate, and I have written about the importance of good skin elasticity before removing fat and paradoxically it is still one of the most imprecise things that I do. Liposuction is without a doubt more of an art than a science. But there is a new game changer in both fat removal and fat replacement — vibration assisted liposuction. We… Read More

Planning Cosmetic Surgery? Stop Smoking Now

stop smoking before surgery

We already know about the numerous negative effects that smoking can have on our health – cancer, birth defects, stroke, and more. But being a smoker who’s planning to have cosmetic surgery presents a whole new level of risks. And this is why I strongly encourage patients who want to have cosmetic surgery to stop smoking before surgery. In fact, there are some surgeries I will not perform if a patient is smoking. Do whatever you can to stop. Preparing for Surgery No matter what type of surgery you’re planning to have, it involves prep.  Perhaps your doctor told you… Read More

Good Body Fat vs Bad Body Fat: What They Do and How

good body fat vs bad body fat

Contrary to popular belief, all body fat is not bad fat. There is also good fat. And as I tell my patients, it’s important to differentiate between the two, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and get healthier. All fat is not created equal and putting on too much of the wrong type of body fat can lead to some serious health issues. Good Body Fat vs Bad Body Fat Our bodies are basically made up of two types of fat: subcutaneous fat – the fat that sits under the skin on our thighs, arms, and buttocks – and… Read More

Can My Facelift Look Natural?

natural looking facelift

Facial rejuvenation can work wonders for enhancing your looks and boost your confidence, all of which adds to its popularity.  One way to refresh your look is with a facelift, but whether or not to get a facelift can be a huge decision to make – understandably so.  Although I am highly recommended to them, many of my clients still ask if they’ll get a natural looking facelift. Obviously, no one wants to look as if they had something done. What is a Facelift? Before discussing what makes a facelift look natural, and how you’re going to look afterward, I… Read More

The Truth About Eyelid Surgery

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When you think about the signs of aging, more than likely, facial wrinkles and fine lines come to mind. But there’s another perhaps more prominent sign of aging on the face – drooping eyelids, which can make you look tired or fatigued, and of course, older.  Not surprisingly, eyelid surgery is popular. In a 2017 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),  eyelid surgery is listed among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s one of the many services offered here at my office. But what does eyelid surgery entail and address?  … Read More

The Benefits of Combining Cosmetic Surgery

combining cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular each year, with people undergoing various cosmetic surgical procedures to enhance their looks and boost their self-confidence. But imagine being able to get a more dramatic transformation. That’s possible by combining cosmetic surgery procedures. Advances in surgical procedures and technology, along with increased safety measures are making it more common and attainable.  You might be surprised to learn about the many benefits of combining these surgeries. Benefit #1: Save Time There’s no debate. Undergoing more than one surgical procedure at a time will take longer, but you’ll actually save time in the long run…. Read More

Why More Men Are Choosing Hair Transplants

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Hair loss is a common problem for many men. Hair loss experts indicate that over two-thirds of men will experience hair loss as early as 30 years of age. A full head of hair has always been associated with a sign of youth and vitality. In an effort to combat hair loss, the marketplace is flooded with false promises and too-good-to-be-true potions. Most men realize that many over-the-counter products don’t always work as advertised. So, it is no surprise that the number of men receiving hair transplants has increased dramatically in the last few years. Understanding Hair Loss As men… Read More

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