Category Archives: Procedures

The Dangers of Hyaluron Pens

Hyaluron pens are a needle free device that use pneumatic pressure to force hyaluronic acid into the skin. The FDA recently issued a warning on 10/8/21 advising against these devices, as they have been linked to serious injuries and irreversible … Continue reading

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Want fast recovery from rhinoplasty? Dr. Donald B. Yoo, M.D. explains.

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Local or general Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty? Which option should I opt for ?

Each surgeon will have his/her preference in terms of general anesthesia.  For me personally, I find general anesthesia to be the most comfortable and safe form of anesthesia for my patients during rhinoplasty.  The nose is a part of the … Continue reading

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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal (cheek fat removal) is a surgical procedure designed to create facial slimming by reducing the volume of the cheeks along the lower third of the face. The surgery is performed through small incisions hidden on the inside … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau?

Hi! I’m Jinli Wu, a plastic surgery physician assistant in Beverly Hills and I would like to talk about a popular topic that my patients regularly ask me about: what is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, and how … 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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