Archive for April 9th, 2008

Thinking of a Face Lift "Consider Going Deep!"

April 09th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

It’s getting harder and harder to see through the hype these days when talking about face lifts, what with all the marketing around thread lifts, contour lifts, S-lifts, J-lifts, mini-lifts, lunchtime lifts, etc. Everyone wants to take years off without going through a big procedure. We understand that desire. Besides, who has the time for a long recovery? Read more

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Why do you use silicone implants for the chin and cheek but not in the nose?

April 09th, 2008 | Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty,Facial Plastic Surgery

Nasal Implant

In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several patients seeking revision augmentation rhinoplasty who have had silicone or medpor implants previously placed in the nose. These have become warped and displaced and are in need of revision.

Here at Profiles, we are fans of silicone rubber (silastic) implants for chin, cheek, and jaw augmentation. But, for the nose, we much prefer to use your own cartilage for augmentation, if available. Why is that? Read more

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Mini-Facelifts: Big results from a small surgery?

April 09th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

There is a lot of talk these days about minimally-invasive facelifts of every kind. And each one seems to have a catchier name than the last; whether it’s the mini-lift, S-lift, J-lift, Weekend lift, Lunchtime lift, Executive lift, Lifestyle lift, Quicklift Md and the list goes on and on. Each of these lifts declares itself new, unique, and exciting, with outstanding results attainable at minimal risk. Very often they are accompanied by very impressive patient photos that seem almost too good to be true. But is the hype surrounding these lifts for real? Read more

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