Author Archives: Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). see more: http://www.donyoomd.com 433 N Camden Drive, Suite 970 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-772-0766

What are the limitations of a nonsurgical nose job?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or liquid nose job, refers to the use of dermal fillers to change the shape of the nose. The past few decades have seen a rapid evolution in the development and application of facial fillers that offer safe, … Continue reading

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Can an Alar Reduction Compromise Breathing? 

When performed judiciously, alar base modification should have no effect on breathing.  Typically the sensation of nasal obstruction or flow is most easily affected at an area referred to as the “nasal valve”, which should not be affected by alar … Continue reading

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I Got Double Eyelid Surgery 3 weeks ago and my Eyes Are Horribly Uneven? 

The amount of swelling (edema) that develops post-operatively is rarely symmetric.  Give yourself and your eyes time to heal and for the swelling to resolve, and try not to over-analyze things until you reach your final result.  

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What Can Be Done to Make my Asian Nose Projected and Pointy?

A number of different surgical techniques are available to increase the projection and the refinement (pointiness) of your tip.  Conservative excision of cartilage in the tip of your nose, and suture techniques can be used to increase the refinement in … Continue reading

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Increased Swelling 4 Months After Rhinoplasty – Just Swelling or Excess Cartilage? 

For an entire year after your surgery, your nose is continuing to heal and take on its final appearance.  During that period of healing, it’s not unusual to see your nose fluctuate in size and the amount of swelling.  You … Continue reading

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Issues after Asian rhinoplasty with silicone implant

L-shaped silicone implants are a quick and easy way to get a more projected (taller), more refined nose.  The problem that you are starting to encounter is a common one for many patients that have rhinoplasty with an L-shaped implant. … Continue reading

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Safe Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty

The way to ensure the safety of any surgical procedure, especially an elective cosmetic one, is to make sure you have an appropriate medical clearance and/or cardiology clearance, and that your surgeon operates at an AAAHC accredited surgery center with … Continue reading

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Can Alcohol cause swelling of your nose after rhinoplasty?

Alcohol, strenuous activity, flying, high altitudes, hot weather – basically anything that increases the blood supply to your nose, can increase the amount it swells.  Don’t worry though, no permanent damage done.  Your nose took a step back in terms … Continue reading

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Revision Rhinoplasty on Rib-cartilage-instilled Nose?

Q: Hi I had a rhinoplasty done with rib cartilage to lengthen my nose as well as to sharpen the nose tip. I feel my nose tip can be slightly sharper. Is it possible to use more rib cartilage to … Continue reading

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Nearly 3 Weeks Since Rhinoplasty, and I Have a Small Bump on the Bridge of my Nose, Will It Go?

Q: My surgeon reduced my tip making my profile smaller, and thinned the bridge of my nose a little bit, I had internal and external splints, a little after 2 weeks I began to feel a bump on the right … Continue reading

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