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Broken Nose Repair – Restoring and Improving Nasal Form

Deviated noses are commonly seen in a facial plastic surgery practice. A deviated nose may develop naturally as the nose develops from childhood or following nasal injury and trauma. The nose, since it projects from the face, tends to get a more of the facial injuries. What is a broken nose? A broken nose typically refer to fractures of the nasal bones. However, the cartilage and tissue of the nose and nasal septum may be injured as well. Some signs and symptoms of a broken nose may include: a deviated, crooked, or twisted nose bruising and swelling pain, discomfort, tenderness nasal congestion a nose bleed … Continue reading »

July 2017 Newsletter

It’s finally summer, which means that your social calendar is likely pretty packed. Between hopping from graduations to weddings to barbecues and more, you may be considering cosmetic treatments to help you look your best. While wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) are great for smoothing out forehead lines, they can be used for so much more, including: Reducing excessive sweating: During the summer, many people are worried about excessive sweating. Muscle relaxers can help! The active ingredient in muscle relaxers can block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for activating sweat glands, which reduces the amount of … Continue reading »

Current Newsletter

Your facial features are the first thing that people notice about you, including your cheeks. Many consider strong cheek bones to be a sign of beauty. Whether you’re looking to add volume nonsurgically, or you’re looking for lasting results, we have options that will fit your needs. You can choose between fillers, fat transfer, or implants. Whichever you choose, our cheek augmentation options can help you achieve customized results for a lasting impression. Facial Fillers Facial filler injections are part of a non-surgical lift, which may also be referred as a liquid lift. We offer a variety of injectable fillers that can be used to … Continue reading »

Silicone implants for Cheek Augmentation

Cheek implant surgery was the most popular method to lift and fill the cheeks, before the popularity of nonsurgical treatments of facial filler injections. The general decrease in cheek implant surgery globally is primarily due to the growth of office treatments. Despite dropping in popularity, silicone cheek implants remain an excellent method for permanent cheek augmentation. Why consider cheek augmentation? Full cheeks and high cheek bones are a universal sign of vibrant youthfulness for both women and men throughout the world. The natural aging process and sun damage gradually result in flatter cheeks and decreased facial volume. This flattening of the cheeks is due to a combination … Continue reading »

Will the iPhone® X recognize you after Plastic Surgery?

*The views expressed in this article are my own and based only on an initial read of publicly available descriptions of the iPhone X. The blog is for entertainment and informational. I am not a professional or expert in technology, but look forward to learning more about this technology in the near future. Botox® and iPhones are very popular. Now these two phenomena will interface in an unusual way with Apple’s latest iPhone X. Among other technological features, the iPhone X has the ability with its front cameras and software to recognize its owner. The phone apparently not only examines the appearance of your face … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.