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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty with Injectable Fillers

Posted July 25, 2014

I am increasingly using injectable fillers to improve nasal defects that previously required surgery. Use of Juvederm and Restylane has proven valuable in specific types of deformities involving the nasal dorsum (bridge of the nose). Typical nasal deformities addressed by hyaluronic acid fillers: Saddle nose. A saddle nose occurs when there is reduced support to […]

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Performing Facial Injections

Posted October 12, 2012

I am fully aware that Botox and facial fillers are available on practically every street corner. Doctors’ and dentists’ offices, medical spas, and even beauty parlors offer injectables. Patients are routinely injected by gynecologists, dentists, nurses, aestheticians, medical assistants, and occasionally personnel with no formal medical education.  The results of the injections are variable: some […]

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Restylane for Saddle Noses

Posted September 25, 2012

A saddle nose entails a concave or “collapsed” look on nasal profile, resembling the shape of a saddle.  Some people’s noses just happen to look that way.  Other people may develop saddle noses following nasal trauma, infection, or rhinoplasty. Typical treatment for saddle noses is complex.  It generally involves a rhinoplasty (“nose job”) with placement […]

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Sculpture and Surgery: a brief autobiography

Posted September 27, 2011

Plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons routinely advertise that they can “sculpt” your features: your nose, your tummy, even your breasts.  Patients routinely request a “chiseled” jawline. Who would want to have liposuction when you can have liposculpture?The sad truth, however, is that most surgeons are not actually sculptors.  There are no art classes offered in […]

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Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane Prices

Posted November 11, 2010

Uses of hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers frequently used to fill facial lines, wrinkles, and folds or to add facial soft tissue volume anywhere it is desired.  A list of the top 10 uses for HA fillers is included in a previous blog. Personalized injection directly by the […]

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