Yearly Archives: 2012

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Rhinoplasty Swelling: The First Days

Swelling after rhinoplasty is the most common question Maryland and Virginia rhinoplasty patients ask their cosmetic surgeon. It's normal for the swelling or edema to last a long time after surgery. Most of the swelling resolves within the first few weeks, while some swelling may still be present after one year from surgery. Some are …

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Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Fat, Skin, or Both removed?

Blepharoplasty of the the upper eyelid rejuvenates the eyes, and the surgery is tailored to suit the needs of each patient. Excess skin is typically removed during upper eyelid surgery. A small amount of skin removal can dramatically improve one's appearance and "open" the eyes, as the extra skin no longer covers the eyelashes. Occasionally, …

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Bruising or Hematoma after Facelift Surgery

Bruising is very common with cosmetic surgery and not considered a complication with plastic surgery. I advise my Maryland face lift surgery patients to expect some degree of bruising and swelling after surgery. Skin bruising may even occur with non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as lip enhancement or Botox® wrinkle treatment. On the other hand, a hematoma …

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