Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Mole Removal without Scars?

I would bet that anyone reading this article has at least one mole somewhere on his or her body.  Most of us have many.  For the most part, these flat or raised lesions are known as nevi.  Some people love their facial moles and consider them beauty marks while others disdain these bumps and call […]

Dealing with Acne

Acne is a condition that is misunderstood by many patients and doctors.  First let me say that I am not a dermatologist and anyone with severe acne should see a dermatologist for their unique expertise.  Having said that, I see (as do most cosmetic facial surgeons) many patients with active acne.  In some cases patients […]

Out of Town Cosmetic Facial Surgey

Many patients decide to have cosmetic surgery in a location other than where they live.  Although patients have always traveled for surgery, it has become much more popular with the advent if the Internet.  I have had a web page for my cosmetic facial surgery practice for about 12 years, but it has only been […]

When Doctors Talk Bad About Other Doctors.

Surgeons are no different than other people in society.  There are good ones, there are bad ones and there are jealous ones.  Since many specialties are involved in cosmetic surgery, there is certainly competition.  Realizing this, there will be some surgeons that are very successful and there will be surgeons that are barely making it.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cheek Implants: small surgery, big changes

  Providing patients with a natural rejuvenation requires a firm understanding by the surgeon and the patient of all the areas of the face.  Brow and forehead lift are common surgical procedures used to improve the upper face.  Facelift and liposuction are used to rejuvenate the lower face.  Botox and fillers are used to enhance […]

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 […]

Kanye West’s Mother and Surgical Risks.

Earlier this year the life of rapper Kanye West’s mom ended tragically after undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure.  This is an unfortunate and tragic event and besides the personal tragedy it also brought light to many other aspects of cosmetic surgery. First of all, it shows that there is risk with any surgery.  Every year, […]