Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Can Cosmetic Surgery Change Your Life?

I recently came across this article about cosmetic surgery improving the quality of one’s life. An excerpt is shown below. Report: Facial Plastic Surgery Improves Quality of Life Facial plastic surgery improves patients’ quality of life, but the effects are different for men and women, researchers report in the March/April issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic […]

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Tell Me About Injectable Lip and Wrinkle Fillers

If you asked a doctor about injectable fillers 20 years ago, the answer would have been easy…..collagen.  Bovine collagen (from cows) was about the only FDA choice for plumping lips and wrinkles.  It worked pretty well, didn’t last very long and required allergy testing a month before injection.  Hard to believe that surgeons and patients […]

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Is Botox Safe?

Recently the news media has been blitzed with warnings about Botox treatments resulting in patient deaths.  Obviously, this is a very serious matter, but it also begs some investigation into the facts of the matter. Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin A.  This is a protein derivative obtained from bacteria.  In the concentrated […]

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Eyelid Surgery Vs Browlift: What’s it all about?

One of the most common points of confusion in cosmetic facial surgery is  understanding the diagnosis and treatment options between eyelid surgery and brow and forehead lift surgery. Put plain and simple, the brow and forehead are intimately related to the eyelids in youth and aging.  If you look at your picture in your 40’s […]

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The Digital Age and Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Welcome to word one, day one of my blog.  A lot has changed since the last century (8 years ago)!  While in my surgery residency I, one-day, saw a bunch of people in the surgery office huddled around a new fangled machine shaking their heads in disbelief.  One of the doctors was saying “you mean to […]

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