“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
Category Archives: Facial Plastic Surgery
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
When considering a ‘nose job’ or rhinoplasty Boston patients often call our office. A rhinoplasty involves fine detail adjustments to the central feature of the face and can result in an enormous impact on a one’s overall appearance. Historically rhinoplasty was performed as a ‘reductive’ procedure, one that focused on narrowing a wide bridge or sharpening a bulbous tip. The … Read more
Split, elongated, or gauged earlobe repair in Boston is done in many different ways. I use a specialized technique that incorporates small flaps and the procedure is comfortably done in the office under local anesthesia. When compared to more traditional straight-line closures, the multiple flap technique offers the advantages of: Fewer recurrences An earlobe that is naturally rounded as opposed to pointed … Read more
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