Archive for December, 2008

Is it OK to use fillers in the nose?

We are often asked about using fillers in the nose. We usually don’t advocate the use of fillers or fat in the nose for anyone who needs more nasal support, structure, or definition. Your nasal cartilage and bone are hard tissues and their appearance seen from the outside can’t be reproduced using fillers. In these cases, a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty is the answer. Read more

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To Crush or Not To Crush: What is the fate of crushed cartilage used in rhinoplasty?

December 17th, 2008 | Category: Revision Rhinoplasty,Rhinoplasty Techniques
Hamlet, crushed cartilage
To crush, or not to crush, — that is the question: —
Whether ’tis better in the mind to only think about crushing
The cartilage, but leaving it intact for grafting,
Or to take arms against the cartilage,
And by crushing it? — To sleep, knowing the cartilage will not show through, —

The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That cartilage is heir to, — ’tis a consummation…

To sleep, perchance to dream: — ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of crushed cartilage what dreams may come,
The perfect nose… Read more
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Forehead Lifts 10 Years Later: Is Endoscopic as Good as Open?

December 12th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Recently, the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery reviewed the progress made and things learned regarding brow lifts by facial plastic surgeons over the last 10 years.

For many people reading this blog you may be wondering why do open forehead lift when endoscopic techniques are available? Read more

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Can nostrils be narrowed to look natural?

Many rhinoplasty patients are interested in narrowing their wide nostrils at the base of their nose but many are afraid of obvious scars or of having a distorted or pinched look. There is the potential for these sorts of problems if nostril narrowing is not planned and done properly but, with care and appropriate technique, this can be a really nice finishing touch to a great rhinoplasty.

Base photo of the nose

There are a few different techniques for narrowing wide nostrils, known as alar base reduction. The 2 most popular techniques are shown below followed by the technique that we use. We’ll illustrate for you how it is done and the effect that each technique has on the nostril shape. Read more

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Is Fat Sometimes Good?

December 03rd, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

With all the interest in dark under eye circles and injectible fillers used under the eyes, we decided to post a little youtube video.  For those interested we review why we prefer fat to other fillers in this area and show one of our patients who underwent the procedure.

www.youtube.com/bhprofiles

We welcome your thoughts and questions. And for more information you can read more in our other blogs on the topic

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The ‘concertina effect’: what do traffic jams and eyelid surgery have in common?

December 02nd, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Why do many people who have eyelid procedures often look like a deer caught in the headlights? Are their surgeons just pulling their lids a little too tight or is it something more? Recent studies have shed some light on this issue and shown us that the whole concept of eyelid aging has been wrong and is in need of an overhaul.

eyelid lift Read more

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