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Downtime after Plastic Surgery

Nonsurgical procedures, such as liquid facelift and eye bag treatment, have gained in tremendous popularity. However, surgery still plays an important role in cosmetic surgery offices. Only surgery can remove excess skin and significantly lift sagging tissue. Natural changes from age and sun damage affect ligaments, skin, bone, muscle, and fat. These tissue changes can …

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Current Newsletter

Rejuvenating the eyes are common requests in our plastic surgery office. While nonsurgical options with injections and peels increase in popularity, surgery remains the preferred option for many patients. Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation Injectables and skin peels are the main methods to improve the appearance of the eyes. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, work …

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Eye Rejuvenation in Men

Eye rejuvenation is a common request by men considering plastic surgery. Smooth skin, reduce eye bags and dark circles, and lifting a low brow are frequent goals. Plastic surgeons utilize both nonsurgical and surgical techniques to help male patients achieve their desired results. Men's Skin Testosterone makes the skin more susceptible to UV damage. As …

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Your Thyroid can affect the appearance of Eye Bags

Yes, your thyroid can affect the appearance of eye bags. Eye bags are not always from fat. The lower eyes and eyelids can become puffy or bulge from a variety of reasons, such as allergies and hormones. Read more about puffy eyes in our plastic surgery blog. How can the Thyroid gland affect the Eyes? …

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The Limited Incision Brow Lift

A low brow bothers some patients who prefer a more elevated or arched brow. A low brow is considered more masculine. Various methods of brow grooming and makeup can help achieve a perfect brow. However, sometimes a trip to the plastic surgeon's office is required for adequate brow lifting. Brow vs. Bleph A common confusion …

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Early Recovery after Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

After nonsurgical cosmetic treatments (ex. liquid facelift), the eyes are often the first area patients consider for plastic surgery. Upper eyelid excess skin crowds the eye and covers the eyelashes. Natural changes from age and sun damage to the eyes can make them look tired or smaller. While nonsurgical injections of Botox® and Dysport® can help …

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See Real Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift Results After 4 Years

My prospective plastic surgery patients often ask about the eyes, as the eyes are the first area of the face that one notices. Additionally, the eyes are a universal sign of health and beauty across the world. Subsequently, cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) are popular here in Washington DC and throughout the …

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October 2017 Newsletter

As we age, our faces change. Many people develop excess skin and fat in their top eyelids. Others may notice that their brows have descended over the years, causing them to look tired or angry. When it comes to addressing these issues and rejuvenating the eye area, a popular course of action is often a …

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Puffy Lower Eyelids are not always from Fat

As a facial plastic surgeon, I see many men and women who complain of puffy lower eyelids and bags. These patients are coming to the cosmetic surgery office to improve the appearance of their eyes with eyelid surgery or facial fillers (ex. Restylane®). Puffy lower eyelids, however, are not always due to excess fat. As …

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Upper eyelid surgery can be performed via local anesthesia

Fear of anesthesia is one factor that deters patients from undergoing cosmetic surgery. The prospect of anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia may give patients anxiety. Fortunately, plastic surgeons can perform a variety of plastic surgery procedures strictly via local anesthesia, defined as numbing the operative area without any sedation. Patients are awake, alert, and comfortable during …

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