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Minimal Rhinoplasty Photos Beverly Hills

January 30th, 2013

In a previous blog posting (10 Sep 2011) I discussed the “minimal rhinoplasty”. I would like to present the “before & after” results, several years later, of one such case. In this instance, a cartilage graft was placed to fill out a depression over the left side of the tip, and the right nasal wall [...] [ Read More ]

Nasal Implants

July 26th, 2012

Though many rhinoplasties are of the “reductive” variety, with the object being to make the nose smaller, occasionally an “augmentative” rhinoplasty is the procedure of choice. This may be necessary in certain ethnic groups, such as Asian and African, or for nasal revisions, if too much tissue has been removed during the initial surgery. The [...] [ Read More ]

Evaluating a Facelift Result

May 8th, 2012

Though many facelifts are performed in Beverly Hills, the percentage of those that would be considered “excellent” or even “good” is not as high as one would expect. But rather than going into why this is the case, I would like to discuss what constitutes an excellent result. It goes without saying that there should [...] [ Read More ]

The Vertical Facelift in Beverly Hills

April 11th, 2012

Facelifts go by many names—some technical and some not-so-technical. There is the subcutaneous facelift, the SMAS facelift, the deep-plane facelift, the composite facelift, the MACS facelift, the mini-facelift, the mid-facelift, the endoscopic facelift, the S facelift, the thread facelift, the Lifestyle facelift, the short scar facelift, and, most recently, the vertical facelift. Many of these [...] [ Read More ]

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

April 7th, 2012

Recent statistics released by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery show that in 2011 the 3 most commonly performed facial procedures were rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and Botox Cosmetic. And it is no surprise to me that this should be the case. Rhinoplasty is one of the most transformational procedures that I do. [...] [ Read More ]

Increasing Nasal Tip Projection

April 4th, 2012

The ideal nasal profile has a tip that is slightly higher than the rest of the bridge. In many instances, this requires raising the tip to this level. To accomplish this, there are several techniques that can be employed. The first involves narrowing each of the two tip cartilages and then sewing them together. Because [...] [ Read More ]

Nostril Re-shaping in Beverly Hills

April 3rd, 2012

Being a surgeon who sees many rhinoplasty patients, I am frequently asked if nostrils can be re-shaped. Many of these patients have been told that what they want is either impossible, unpredictable or very difficult to accomplish. However, it has been my experience that this is generally not the case. In fact, most nostril shapes [...] [ Read More ]

Unsuccessful, “Successful” Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills

March 21st, 2012

We constantly see celebrities who suddenly look different with telltale signs of having had some plastic surgical procedure. And though the procedure may have been executed successfully, from a technical standpoint, the final aesthetic result is “off”. In many cases they look younger, but not necessarily better. And, on the other hand, in many cases [...] [ Read More ]

Pinwheel Flap Repair After Resection

March 12th, 2012

In my blog posting on 11 September 2011, I presented photos of an extensive cancer resection which was reconstructed using a “pinwheel flap”. I am presenting a follow-up photo , approximately five months after the surgery, which shows a barely perceptible scar with hair growing through the flaps. The hair has been pulled away to [...] [ Read More ]

The Nasal Overkill

November 21st, 2011

Being a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nasal surgery, I have been somewhat dismayed by the relatively recent increase in cosmetic as well as reconstructive procedures that are much more extensive than they need to be. This is not to say that the results aren’t acceptable or that it is being performed by inexperienced [...] [ Read More ]