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Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose. Bone and/or cartilage can be reshaped for multiple reasons: reducing a bump, straightening the nose, building the bridge, lifting the tip, etc. Plastic surgeons develop a plan with patients during the rhinoplasty planning process. As part of the surgical plan, grafts may be needed to help achieve the patient’s desired results. What are Cartilage Grafts? Grafts are pieces of tissue taken from one are and used in another. Cartilage is usually taken from the nasal septum inside the nose during rhinoplasty. These cartilage grafts may also be obtained from … Continue reading »

Chin Plastic Surgery in Women

A strong chin may be considered a masculine feature, but a defined chin can be feminine too. Some women are apprehensive toward chin procedures for fear looking “too manly”. Many women (and men) visit a plastic surgeon complaining of a “double chin”. Yet, this double chin is a vague term as the appearance of the chin, neck, and jawline is multifactorial. Anatomy of the region determines the cause of one’s double chin. It’s not just fat! Read more about treating a double chin, also sometimes referred to as submental fullness. Women who consider chin surgery may have an apprehension about … Continue reading »

A Liquid Lift with Fat and Filler for Facial Volume Loss

Refreshed, full of energy, vibrant. Those who visit a plastic surgeon want to look their best. While facelift surgery can be required to improve one’s appearance, especially if you have loose skin, a liquid facelift with fat or filler plays a significant role in facial rejuvenation without surgery What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical treatment with injections to rejuvenate the face. Injections can fill hollow cheeks, reduce wrinkles, improve dark circles, and augment lips. Certain liquid facelift injections have also been reported to possibly stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

Fillers to Reshape the Nose without Surgery

After liposuction, rhinoplasty and septoplasty are common cosmetic surgical procedures worldwide, especially in younger patients. However, not everyone is a candidate or wants surgery. As liquid lift procedures with facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers have grown in popularity, plastic surgeons have developed an alternative approach to reshape the nose in appropriate patients. Facial Fillers A tremendous variety of facial fillers are available to a cosmetic surgeon to rejuvenate the face, with hyaluronic acid fillers being the most popular. Restylane® and Belotero® are examples of hyaluronic acid fillers that rhinoplasty surgeons may use to reshape the nose without surgery. Downtime is minimal after a liquid … Continue reading »

The Frontalis Muscle in Plastic Surgery

Patients who complain of forehead lines are common in a facial cosmetic surgery practice. There are many reasons why one may have these wrinkles. Patients may have spent too much time in the sun and developed wrinkles gradually occur over time from sun damage. Others may have droopy or heavy eyebrows with muscle tension. Genetics also plays in role in the appearance of forehead wrinkles. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, anatomic considerations are very important. One anatomic aspect of facial procedures that plastic surgeons consider is the frontalis muscle. What is the frontalis muscle? The frontalis muscle is … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.