Monthly Archives: April 2024

What is the difference between blepharoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty or “double eyelid surgery”?

Blepharoplasty refers to any surgery that reshapes the eyelid, while standard upper blepharoplasty and Asian upper blepharoplasty require different techniques owing to some anatomic differences unique to Asian eyelids. For a standard upper blepharoplasty procedure, excess skin (dermatochalasis) will cause … Continue reading

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Considerations during alarplasty and alar base reduction

Alarplasty, alar base reduction and alar base modification refer to a surgical procedure used to reshape the ala and nostrils, alone or in combination with rhinoplasty, to improve and enhance the overall proportions of the nose. The ala and alar … Continue reading

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FDA/CDC investigating outbreak of botulism type illnesses from possible Counterfeit Botox

One of the leading cosmetic injectables has recently come into the national spotlight after the Centers for Disease Control announced an investigation, jointly with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and several state and local health departments, into 22 cases … Continue reading

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How long does neck lift last?

The aging process is continual, and a neck lift is a surgical procedure to address and improve some of the signs of aging along the neckline and jawline. Typically the results of a neck lift will last ten to fifteen … Continue reading

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What is a revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a nose job surgery performed in the setting of a previous, or multiple previous, rhinoplasty surgeries that have left a patient with aesthetic and/or functional issues. The aim of revision rhinoplasty and revision nose job surgery is … Continue reading

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How long does Asian rhinoplasty last?

Asian rhinoplasty, when performed with tissue from your own body (autologous grafts) is permanent. One of the great benefits of autologous grafts are that they are viable, living tissue from your own body, so there is no risk of rejection … Continue reading

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Asian rhinoplasty

Is Asian rhinoplasty different? Asian rhinoplasty represents a unique subset of rhinoplasty surgery that requires specialized technical expertise and an aesthetic eye that is finely in-tune with Asian beauty standards. While a standard rhinoplasty procedure may involve reducing the size … Continue reading

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What is nose job without surgery? Is Rhinoplasty without surgery performed?

Rhinoplasty without surgery, or non-surgical nose job, is a commonly performed procedure to reshape the nose in a temporary fashion. Using hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane or Juvederm Voluma, the nose can be augmented and refined by adding volume … Continue reading

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What is a facelift? How long does a facelift usually last?

Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a common facial plastic surgery procedure performed to address the signs of aging by repositioning ptotic and sagging tissue, removing excess skin and facial fat, while restoring volume to deficient areas. The overall effect is a … Continue reading

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What is a lip augmentation? How long does lip augmentation last?

Lip augmentation is typically performed as a non-surgical, office-based procedure with a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers have revolutionized aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery since first being FDA approved in 2003 for their strong safety profile, ease of use, … Continue reading

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