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Facial Plastic Surgeon.

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Which Brow Lift Technique Is Best For You?

Beverly Hills CA Trusted Plastic SurgeonCould a brow lift make you look younger, happier, or more energetic? A brow or forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that works to correct sagging skin and other signs of aging around the eyes, brows and forehead. It repositions the eyebrows or underlying forehead tissues to create a more youthful appearance. A brow lift, when done correctly, can restore the youthful arch to your brow while also opening the eyes and reducing forehead wrinkles. (more…)

Traits That Define Beauty

It may be true that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, there seems to be some common denominators when it comes to what people perceive as beautiful. In regards to a woman’s facial appearance, cognitive researchers and psychologists believe the following are some of the traits that define beauty and attraction: (more…)

What To Consider Regarding Teen Nose Jobs

Beverly Hills CA Rhinoplasty Plastic SurgeonThe social consequences of having a large or unattractive nose are not limited to adults. Many teens feel self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance because of their nose. If you are a parent of a teenager who is suffering these consequences, you may be wondering if plastic surgery is even an option. The short answer is yes. A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is not only safe, but it is also the most common cosmetic surgery performed on teens. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) indicated in 2012 that plastic surgery among teenagers is on the rise, with the number of teen patients reported at up to five times the number it was fifteen years ago. This does not mean rhinoplasty is right for all teens. It is a decision that must be safely agreed upon by the parent, teen and physician. (more…)

The Advantages of Micro-Liposuction

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonYou have probably heard of liposuction, but how much do you know about “micro-liposuction”? This new technique does exactly what its name suggests; it allows your plastic surgeon to perform liposuction (or remove fat) on smaller, more delicate areas of your body using small incisions and cannulas. Many patients choose micro-liposuction on areas such as the neck, face and chin. (more…)

Exploring the “Daddy Makeover”

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures Beverly Hills CAIt is true that 90% of all plastic surgery patients are women, but men have kept up their demand as well. Plastic surgery helps men and women in different ways. There are procedures that allow women to achieve a more feminine look and men to gain more masculine results. Many facial plastic surgery procedures are designed to reverse the signs of aging, and growing old is certainly not discriminated by gender. (more…)

The Droopy Cheeks Fix

Is gravity getting the best of your once youthful and vibrant cheeks? The aging process, environmental issues and gravity all take their toil on our bodies, and our facial structure will often suffer most. Even men and women in their 30’s can start to notice that their cheeks are getting droopy and flatter. This process is natural, but it can make a person look older and more tired than they really are. Fortunately, your plastic surgeon can offer a solution. (more…)

A Simple Fix For Stretched Earlobes

When you got your ears pierced as a young girl, you probably didn’t consider how your earlobes might look after years of holding the trendiest earrings of the eras. Your pierced ears have likely been adorned with pearls, large gold hoops and heavy stones over most of your life. What you may be left with are earlobes that are stretched out, torn or no longer attractive. Don’t worry – there is a simple fix from your plastic surgeon that can restore youth and vitality to those hardworking earlobes. (more…)

Fixing Your Broken Nose: Time is of the Essence

A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is not always obvious. Although there is usually swelling and soreness, it is not uncommon for a patient to ignore a nose injury. It is true that your nose will heal by itself. However, if you have truly fractured your nasal bones, it can cause both functional and aesthetic problems if it is allowed to heal in the wrong way. Ignoring a nasal fracture can obstruct your airway and create an unbalanced facial appearance. (more…)

Answering Your Cleft Lip Questions

Cleft lip and palate is the most common birth defect of the head and face. Cleft lip occurs when there is a separation or a gap within the upper lip. There can also be a separation of the roof of the mouth, which is referred to as cleft palate. This congenial anomaly can be distressing to parents and also present immediate feeding concerns for the baby. Here are some answers to common questions surrounding cleft lip. (more…)

How Smoking Can Sabotage Your Plastic Surgery

Most plastic surgery procedures, whether it be a tummy tuck, breast reduction or facelift, involve a change in skin and tissues. When skin and tissues get placed differently or removed, there is an inevitable change in blood supply. Adequate circulation and oxygen in your blood supply is vital to ensure your skin and tissues get what they need to heal properly. (more…)