Mar 2

Study shows daughters age like their mothers

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Something we hear often from women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s is the phrase, “More and more, I look in the mirror and I’m starting to see my mother; and I’m not ready for that!” Well, it’s official. If you think that you’re starting to see more and more of your Mom in the mirror, it’s because you probably are. A new study from researchers at Loma Linda University compared information using sophisticated 3D camera facial imaging techniques in 40 mother-daughter pairs and concluded that mothers and daughters appeared to share strikingly similar aging patterns.

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Feb 17

Accutane at fault for inadequate warnings

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LaRoche, the drugmaker responsible for Accutane, has been slapped with a $25 million judgment against it for inadequate labeling of its popular acne drug. This is the latest in a series of personal injury judgments against the embattled manufacturer blaming them for chronic ailments such as inflammatory bowel disease suffered after using the oral drug. While Accutane, or isotretinoin, was highly effective and often used as a last resort in treating patients with severe acne who failed to respond to other treatments, it also had significant potential side effects requiring frequent monitoring.

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Feb 8

Can nostrils be lifted?

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Because our practice focuses heavily on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, we see many patients every week who are unhappy with their previous rhinoplasty result. One of the greatest sources of unhappiness is a poorly performed nostril reduction. Nostril reduction or narrowing is a relatively common procedure performed along with rhinoplasty and, done well, it often is a really nice finishing touch to a great nose job. See our blog of Dec 08 to get a sense of How we do alar base reduction differently.

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Jan 11

Why we created JolieMD?

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As facial plastic surgeons working in Beverly Hills we were constantly seeing women of every ethnicity who presented unsatisfied with their skin, looking for answers.  And having spent a lot of time looking at all the various prescription and over-the-counter brands available, we genuinely felt that we could create a better skin care system.

So while creating a better skin care system we kept forefront in our minds: Read more

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Jan 5

Environment to blame for skin aging at least according to new study

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A new twin study published in the Archives of Dermatology last month has demonstrated the hazardous effects of environmental factors on skin aging. According to the  report, 65 pairs of twins were studied for differences in environmental and lifestyle factors that might contribute to wrinkles. The conclusion according to news sources is that these factors, such as smoking, sun exposure, and weight change may play a larger role in facial skin aging than does genetics. Read more

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Dec 16

Don’t focus on a specific procedure in rhinoplasty

It is only natural when you are reading and learning about rhinoplasty for you to be drawn to a particular idea of what needs to be done to your nose to achieve the rhinoplasty results you are hoping for. This is especially true of revision patients who have been ‘burned’ before and want to do everything possible to make sure that their outcome this time around is a decidedly different and positive experience. We have prospective patients coming to see us every week who have pretty well-developed pre-conceived ideas, like they don’t want an open incision or they must need a rib graft to fix their noses. A lot of this stems from having heard or read about a poor result with a particular procedure or from hearing mixed messages from surgeons about how they would approach their surgery. In fact, these are really not mixed messages at all, but actually just reflections of each surgeon’s individual style that developed from personal experience. Read more

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Nov 30

Why New Botox Tax is Just a Tax on Women

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For many people reading this blog, you may think- what’s the big deal if a 5% tax is imposed on cosmetic surgery? You may think those people are rich after all- aren’t they?

But the truth of the matter is that some 86% of cosmetic surgery patients are working women ages 35-50, with an average annual income of $55,000 per year. Hardly the case of a tax on the rich and famous. Read more

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Nov 18

Ethmoid bone grafts in Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty

Recently we’ve seen a number of people who have asked about the use of ethmoid bone in revision rhinoplasty. Each had previously undergone a nose job that had over time either resulted in loss of tip support- resulting in a droopy nasal tip- or had a twisted nose which had been partially corrected but over time had twisted again- resulting in a crooked nasal tip. Read more


Oct 8

Hats off to the bloggers at Boing Boing

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We wanted to commend the bloggers at Boing Boing for their principled stance against Ralph Lauren. Turns out they had re- posted a blog pointing to Photoshop Disaster. In it their was a re-touched image of a model that was so shockingly thin that someone had posted the comment, “Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis.” Read more

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Sep 29

Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty- African American rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty- cost more?

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Plastic surgery today has become widely accessible and more socially acceptable. The result has been a much wider public understanding and acceptance of plastic surgery across the spectrum, including the various ethnic populations that make up the world and, particularly, the United States. As a result we see patients from around the world that make up almost any ethnicity one could think of. Read more


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