An estimated 7,000 babies in the United States are born with cleft palate, a birth defect that involves an opening (or “cleft”) in the roof of the mouth. Unfortunately, cleft palate can lead to several serious setbacks including those related to dentition, eating, drinking, speech and even hearing. The only treatment option is cleft palate repair surgery. … Continue reading
If there is one feature on your head that you don’t want to grab attention, it’s the ears. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with ears that are subtle and balanced. Many children realize very early when they have unsightly ears, which is often ears that stick out (protrude) or appear too large for the rest of the face. In fact, the ears can be a major source of peer ridicule at school. If your child is called “Dumbo” and teased frequently for protruding ears, it may be time to take action. While over-sized ears are not typically a health concern, they can certainly be a threat to your child’s emotional development and self-esteem.
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Are you bothered by a long or “big” forehead? When a facial feature is sized out of proportion with the rest of the face, it can significantly compromise your overall beauty and attractiveness. Your forehead is no different. While not all long foreheads are a source of aesthetic concern, they can often give the appearance of a receding hairline because the distance of the brows to the hair line is noticeably large. … Continue reading
Whether you call it a port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma or salmon patch, it is not uncommon for your child’s very visible birthmark to trigger concern. While infantile hemangiomas are considered the most common tumor of childhood (occurring in up to 10% of newborns), few parents have a full understanding about these vascular lesions that often appear on the head and neck. To put your mind at ease, we’ve provided some FAQ’s on hemangiomas so that you can understand the risks of leaving this birthmark alone or make an informed decision about how to move forward with hemangioma treatment.
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Whether it was a facelift, blepharoplasty or other type of facial plastic surgery, your overall results can be influenced by how well you heal after the procedure. It is important that you follow all post-operative instructions after facial plastic surgery to not only protect your comfort during recovery, but also maximize your outcome and investment. One of the most critical rules is staying out of the sun. This can be a challenge if you have recently undergone facial plastic surgery and your healing period falls in the hot summer months. However, there are ways to protect yourself from harmful UV rays and still enjoy the warm weather. … Continue reading
Whether you are correcting an imperfection you were born with or one that was created by a traumatic accident, it is no surprise that cosmetic surgery can boost your self-confidence and often improve your quality of life. However, the plastic surgery we know today looks very different from when it began. Here’s closer insight into the history of cosmetic surgery and how it has evolved into such a popular and fascinating surgical specialty in our modern day. … Continue reading
On the heels of the first ever Orofacial Club Seminar in Miami, FL, plastic surgeons, dentists and oral surgeons are invited to attend a Perioral Beauty seminar at The London West Hollywood Hotel at Beverly Hills on Thursday, July 18th. Dr. Ben Talei, world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, will be speaking on the art of personal enhancement and the beauty of the smile. Joining him will be cosmetic dentist and accomplished lecturer, Dr. Kyle Stanley. As members of the Orofacial Club, Dr. Talei and Dr. Stanley will discuss the importance of combining disciplines in order to provide excellent patient care and superior results. … Continue reading
Our skin is remarkably elastic. It can grow and shrink in incredible ways throughout our lifetime. However, when the skin stretches or shrinks too rapidly, there are components of the skin that just can’t keep up. The collagen and elastin rupture during these abrupt changes, and as the skin heals, a narrow, band-like scar forms on the skin’s surface. This type of scar is commonly known as a stretch mark. … Continue reading
According to 2018 reports, as much as 3.196 billion people use social media. Social media has transformed the way we communicate to others around us and document our everyday lives. With just a click of a button, we can upload photos to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and wait for others to respond. The majority of these photos are selfies, which undoubtedly fosters a greater awareness in appearance among social media users. It comes to no surprise, therefore, that the rise in social media has impacted the world of plastic surgery. The more you see your face (or a face you wish you had) on the Internet, the more you want to improve your appearance. While it may be a slippery slope for some, it has brought more and more individuals into a plastic surgeon’s office. But which age group and demographic is influenced most? … Continue reading
The nose is a central and prominent feature on the face. It is not uncommon for patients to want to revise or correct certain aspects of their nose to feel more confident and look more attractive. While you may think of a nose job as a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the nose or eliminate a hump on the bridge of a nose, rhinoplasty is also frequently used to improve the appearance of those two holes in the nose that allow you to breathe – more commonly known as the nostrils. … Continue reading