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Asian vs. Western Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasties are just as popular with Asians as with Western ethnic groups. The same unhappiness with appearance (crooked nose, dorsal hump, bulbous tips, etc) occur in Asians like in other races. In addition, many may also have trouble breathing and a rhinoplasty may be the answer to improve function. While the basic evaluation and techniquesRead More

3 Ways To Improve Your Recovery After Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Post-Op Care The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty is a major decision, one filled with anxiety. This is understandable. After all, you’re about to have one of the most defining features of your face—your nose—cut on. You want to be sure your surgery goes well and that you heal quickly. What many patients worryRead More

Lip Lifts- The New Hot Trend

What Is A Lip Lift? Recently, I posted a blog on how a simple overlooked procedure can complement a facelift. When surgical procedures are considered in aesthetic surgery, people tend to think these are best reserved for older patients who need a facelift. Injectables such as fillers and botox, as well as energy based devices,Read More

What’s The Best Age For A Facelift?

As we age, it’s inevitable that we start to see unwanted changes to our face that make us look older than we feel or act. Common signs of facial aging are loss of skin elasticity, loss of volume, some bony loss. All of these contribute to the sagging tissue we don’t want to see inRead More

Rhinoplasty- Mastering the most complex surgery

I’m here in Orlando attending the Advances in Rhinoplasty course, which prompted me to think about why I wanted to attend.  It’s almost unanimously felt by all facial plastic and plastic surgeons that rhinoplasty is the most complex surgery in our field.  Every nose is different.  Meticulous attention to detail, surgical finesse, and intimate knowledgeRead More

Botox and Fillers for Chinese People

I’ve written about ethnic cosmetic treatments (such as rhinoplasty) in past. I thought I would focus a bit more on injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers for a specific group—the Chinese. China has the world’s largest population, and few people realize that its people are made up of over fifty ethnic groups. By far,Read More

Lip Lifts – An Overlooked Procedure to Complement Facelifts

It’s easy to notice facial aging when your jowls start to sag, and the rest of your face seems to drop. Today, dermal fillers, neuromodulators like Botox injections, lasers, threads are all procedures that can help make you look more refreshed. However, everyone at some point will have enough aging signs that a facelift inRead More

What’s Better? Thread Lift or Mini Facelift?

One of the first areas of concern people have with aging is the drooping of the corners of your mouth. This sagging makes you look sad, tired and old. You may find yourself pulling on your cheeks to improve this deformity. While traditionally a surgical lift is the ideal technique to rejuvenate this area, majorityRead More

Three Reasons to Get a Mini-Facelift

As we age, loss of skin elasticity and volume will lead to sagging tissue. While many non-surgical options exist to rejuvenate the face, at some point, you may feel like surgery may be the best option. But a facelift procedure can be a daunting decision for many people—the idea of cutting open your face withRead More

When Should I Get A Hair Transplant?

For many San Antonio men, hair loss is unavoidable. In fact, if we live long enough, almost all men will lose hair. To what extent and how fast is dependent on our genes. If you are experiencing hair loss, you might ask when is the best time to get a hair transplant. The answer reallyRead More