Yearly Archives: 2010

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

5 Nonsurgical Face Lift Options

Northern Virginia & Maryland patients seeking cosmetic options for the face typically are overwhelmed by the many nonsurgical and surgical options. Metropolitan DC area dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and facial plastic surgeons are now able to offer non-surgical options that weren't available years ago, including laser treatments, Botox Cosmetic, fat injections, and facial fillers. Naturally, many …

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Plastic Surgery: Numbness or Tightness after a Face Lift?

Maryland face lift patients may experience of variety of skin sensations immediately following their cosmetic surgery. A face lift procedure involves improving the appearance of the lower face, jaw line, and neck via small incisions around the ears, in order to elevate sagging skin & underlying facial tissue. While many other non-surgical cosmetic options are …

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Ear Lobe Repair: Plastic Surgery or Injection?

Torn Ear Lobe A very common plastic surgery procedure (perhaps even #1) is ear lobe repair surgery for people who have stretched out, torn, or split their earlobes. A popular television show in the northern Virginia and Maryland area recently did a segment for those who love to wear big earrings. Big, heavy earrings may …

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Ointment after Surgery to Reduce Scars: Best to Prevent Scarring?

Many company's ointments and creams claim to reduce scarring after plastic surgery, injury, scratches, or cuts. Unfortunately, there isn't much well-done scientific research to support those claims. So how does one pick the best ointment to prevent scars? First, speak with your Washington DC facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist and follow their advice.Several studies have …

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Nasal Care after Rhinoplasty Surgery or Septoplasty

The nose and septum are understandably sensitive after rhinoplasty surgery. Variable nasal swelling typically occurs both on the outside and inside of the nose, with cosmetic nasal surgery or septoplasty for deviated nasal septum. To help with healing in the recovery period, a post-operative care regimen of nasal cleaning is critical. Nasal care helps keep …

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Finding the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Cosmetic Surgery

Good plastic surgeons are not just in Beverly Hills or New York City. The best cosmetic specialists can be found all over the world. Top surgeons performing plastic surgery have a range of training backgrounds and professional interests. Some plastic surgeons specialize in breast augmentation, while others perform exclusively face lift surgery. Maryland patients seeking …

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Rhinoplasty Cost: Does Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies greatly across the United States, including the metropolitan Washington DC area, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Rhinoplasty cost is always one of the first questions asked the plastic surgeon. However, rhinoplasty cost should be taken into consideration with many other factors when choosing your cosmetic nasal surgeon. Rhinoplasty is not …

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Nasal Splints in Rhinoplasty or Deviated Septum Surgery

Splints are commonly used in deviated septum or rhinoplasty surgery. Northern Virginia and Maryland patients often ask how long such nasal splints are used. Nasal splints may be internal or external. The external splint, or nasal cast, is gently removed one week after surgery. This cast helps to decrease nasal swelling after rhinoplasty, and maintain …

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More Wrinkles with Tanning & Sun Exposure

Everyone should know sun exposure contributes to facial aging and wrinkles over time. Even worse, sun damage is the leading cause of skin cancer. Tanning from either indoor beds or outside direct sun exposure is the most harmful, especially with sun burns and sensitive skin. Maryland skin care patients are always put on sun blocks …

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Cosmetic Surgeon Review Sites

Maryland face lift patients often go to the Internet, in addition to their close friends, to research plastic surgeons for cosmetic surgery. Nothing will ever beat a personal recommendation from a trusted person. However, several physician review sites exist that provide patient reviews for multiple physician specialties. Doctor review sites are just one component of …

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