The nose is the most prominent feature of the face. Due to its protruding position and thin nature of bone structure, it is also common for the nose to break. A broken nose can occur during a direct blow to the face or an accidental fall. Regardless, it is very important to treat or repair the nose when it suffers such damage, as it can affect your appearance as well as your breathing function. Not only should you let a professional repair your broken nose, but it needs to be done in a timely manner! … 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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I’m so sorry for your heartbreak! My heartbreak story is a little different than most as it includes more than just a man breaking my heart.
I’ve been cheated on twice by two men and one completely broke my heart and destroyed my self-confidence and I plunged into total depression after the break up. It was love at first site for me; he was charming and good looking and could make me laugh, yet at the same time there was an air of mystery about him. Little did I know that the mystery was fueled by secrecy and his inability to answer a question directly. … Continue reading
You may not realize it, but the size and shape of your chin can play a strong role in the overall beauty and balance of your face. While men and women seek different attributes in a chin, augmenting or enhancing this facial feature can create drastic improvements to how you look. It is common for patients to complain of a small, “weak” or undefined chin, which can disrupt the balance of the face and even make the nose appear too large.
Fortunately, there are ways to correct a small or weak chin. The two most common (but very different) methods are chin implant surgery and non-surgical facial fillers. As with any cosmetic procedure, deciding which one is right for you depends on several factors, including your individual needs, preferences and goals for chin enhancement. … Continue reading
The appearance of your eyes can greatly influence how others perceive you. A smooth complexion and even skin tone around the eyes can give off a youthful and energetic look. Unfortunately, this means that when the eyes are framed by wrinkles, heavy skin and dark circles, you can look tired, aged and unattractive.
One of the most common cosmetic concerns regarding the eyes is dark circles. You may be surprised to learn, however, that under-eye circles can exist for multiple reasons – not just when you are lacking in sleep. When you can rule out fatigue as the culprit to your dark under-eye circles, you can consider the following reasons for their unwanted appearance: … Continue reading
Are you self-conscious about your stretched or elongated earlobes? Do you have split earlobes and want to wear earrings again? Earlobe repair from a skilled plastic surgeon can help. Like any other facial plastic surgery, earlobe repair is designed to restore shape, beauty and symmetry to the earlobes. However, this procedure also offers a functional or reconstructive benefit if you wish to wear earrings.
The earlobe is composed of cartilage, which is a firm tissue but much softer than bones or tendons. Therefore, cartilage can get damaged or stretch very easily. It is common for adults to experience stretched, drooping or even split earlobes later in life. While this can occur from a variety of reasons, the shape and structure of the earlobes can almost always be repaired by an experienced cosmetic ear surgeon. … Continue reading
It is very common and perfectly normal to see hair in the shower drain or on your hairbrush if you are a woman. In fact, the average female sheds 50-100 strands per day, according to Smart Beauty Guide. The shedding of hair is part of a healthy hair growth cycle. There are three main stages of hair growth, called the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. Each strand of hair can be in its own stage. In general, your hair grows for about two to six years before it stops and enters the shedding (telogen) phase. Once the cycle is complete, it begins again as a new strand of hair starts to grow. … Continue reading
When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, it quickly became the most widely-known facial injectable product across the nation. Instead of undergoing plastic surgery, aging patients now had the opportunity to treat forehead wrinkles, fine lines and “crow’s feet” with the simple and strategic injection of Botox. By 2009, however, Botox earned some competition in treating wrinkles as Dysport hit the United States market. … Continue reading