Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, addresses eyelid heaviness and puffiness that contribute to the common complaint “I look tired, but don’t feel that way”. I assure patients at my Boston practice that if the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the shades shouldn’t be distracting. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. However, when considering periorbital … Read more
Category Archives: Facial Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty is a common procedure used to alter the shape and profile of the nose. There are several additional components that can be addressed at the same time that improve the overall outcome, both aesthetically and practically. At my Boston-based practice, the 3 most common ancillary procedures are: Septoplasty Turbinate Reduction Chin Surgery A deviated septum can disrupt the flow of … Read more
“Facelift” is a fairly generic term, and this can be confusing when one is looking to reverse the signs of aging. A facelift procedure lifts the cheek area and tightens the overlying skin, thereby improving the midface and jowls. It doesn’t address other areas of the face that may also be prematurely aged, and this can lead to disharmony if performed alone. Because of … Read more
The uses for injectable fillers continues to grow. Initially relegated to areas like the “parentheses” around the mouth, they now are increasingly used in Food and Drug Administration off-label methods throughout out the face. This includes their use in the nose. Before undergoing treatment the patient is anesthetized with a topical to maximize comfort. I’ll mix additional local anesthetic into … Read more
Ear shape and size can significantly alter a newborn’s appearance, and while you may not notice an average pair, you will certainly notice ones that “stick out” or are abnormally shaped. The problem is usually noticed shortly after birth and occurs in upwards of 30% of newborns. Parents are often incorrectly told that the ears will “correct themselves over time”. … Read more
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