Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Cosmetic Treatment Options for Lower Eyelid Bags and Dark Circles

Lower eyelid bags and dark circles have many cosmetic treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. Even patients in their 20's start considering lower eyelid cosmetic surgery, so it's not just for "older" patients. As a facial plastic surgeon, every week I see patients who can benefit from any of the treatment options below. The first …

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Otoplasty or Ear Reshaping in Adults

Otoplasty, otherwise known as ear pinning surgery, reshapes the ear cartilage for those patients who have protruding ears. The ear cartilage sometimes get too big and sticks out too far, which then draws too much attention. Some women tend to grow their hair long to help cover and hide the ears until they're ready for …

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Teaching Surgeons techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery

All physicians from all specialties are teachers. We educate our patients on their conditions and treatment options. Many physicians generously pass along their knowledge to other physicians. Did you know that in times past the techniques of plastic surgery were aggressively kept secret from other surgeons? Now plastic surgeons openly share information for the good …

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Botox Cosmetic FDA approval for Crow’s feet wrinkles

Recently, Botox Cosmetic has been approved by the FDA for the cosmetic improvement of wrinkles on the sides of the eyes, ie. Crow's feet. What does this mean for patients? Not much immediate change really, only that the FDA has officially approved this cosmetic treatment. Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and dermatologists have been safely …

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Facetime Facelift: New or Existing Cosmetic Surgery Technique?

Facetime facelift is a relatively new term that refers to the increased awareness of one's own sagging skin and excess neck fat when video conferencing. We're all seeing ourselves more often on photos and video, which brings more attention to natural wrinkles and aging. In addition during video conferencing (laptop, phone, etc), one tends to …

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Blowing Nose or Sneezing after Rhinoplasty Surgery

A common concern among rhinoplasty patients is when they can blow their nose or sneeze after surgery. Washington DC rhinoplasty patients are advised not to blow their nose after surgery and to try to sneeze with the mouth open. This restriction also applies to septoplasty patients. Why the restriction? Nose blowing or sneezing can contribute …

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Neck Lift or Neck Liposuction?

Modern plastic surgery thinking and techniques have greatly advanced to help minimize recovery while maximizing aesthetic results. A sagging neck, jowls, and extra neck fat are some of the signs of aging which trouble many Washington DC area residents. With incisions around the ears and under the chin, a facelift or neck lift can help …

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