Monthly Archives: May 2009

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Botox Cosmetic: What about Pregnancy?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very common cosmetic procedure, especially in young woman of child-bearing age. A concern which always comes up is the timing of Botox around pregnancy. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a category C medicine, based on animal pregnancy studies. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of BOTOX® Cosmetic in pregnant women. BOTOX® Cosmetic …

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Septoplasty: What is in my nose after surgery?

Septoplasty, deviated septum surgery, is one of the most common surgeries in the face and nose areas. A deviated septum is present in most patients, although some may not realize it. Septoplasty is an outpatient and relatively simple procedure. Patients with severely deviated septums, revision septoplasty, prior facial trauma, prior nasal surgery or rhinoplasty, or …

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Chin Augmentation: Removing Big Facial Implant?

Chin implants are usually made from silicone, and may be removed at anytime. If the implant is too big or too small, the implant can be exchanged for a more appropriate size for facial balance. Big chins are more masculine, and inappropriate for a woman. Small chins make the nose appear larger, and also inappropriate …

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Botox Cosmetic: What Concentration?

Most patients don't know the concentration of Botox Cosmetic they are receiving. Some frequent Botox users may know the total units they receive. Everyone knows the facial areas they wanted rejuvenated! For the glabella (between the eyebrows), a total 10-25 units of Botox Cosmetic injected via 4-5 injections is appropriate. Most plastic surgeons and dermatologist …

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Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose: Septoplasty or Nose Job First?

Patients frequently have deviated noses, septal deviation, and nasal obstruction following nasal injuries. Trauma may be acute or immediate, but usually the injury occurred years ago. Most patients injure their nose from sports, fist fights, or minor falls. Broken noses should be evaluated by a facial plastic surgeon soon after the injury. Swelling after injury …

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Botox Cosmetic: Can it help for Facial Paralysis or Bell’s Palsy?

Idiopathic facial paralysis (ie, Bell's palsy) is a relatively uncommon condition. Most patients recovery completely, but some may continue to have residual facial paralysis. Every patient who has facial paralysis which includes a comprehensive evaluation of possible causes of the paralysis, which includes blood, MRI, and neurology testing. Patient with chronic facial paralysis suffer from …

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Eyebrow: Thread Lift or Endobrow

Droopy eyebrows is a common sign of aging, with the tail part of the brow descending the most with age. While thread lifts are an option, this minimally invasive method is also minimally effective. Thread lifts are usually performed by nonsurgeons done with local anesthesia, with results being temporary. The best cosmetic surgery for the …

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