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How much does Plastic Surgery cost?

With the new year, patients are seeking plastic surgery to look refreshed or are already thinking about their appearance for the spring and summer. Did you already read our New Year's post on 7 things to know before having plastic surgery? A common question cosmetic surgery patients often ask is "how much does plastic surgery …

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New Year, New You: 7 things to know before having plastic surgery

With every new year, Washington DC patients make a resolution to improve their lives. Stop smoking, loose weight, get healthier, or spend more time with family are some of the most common resolutions. As part of the new year, many also consider taking care of themselves with cosmetic surgery and make the effort to move forward with plastic …

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Upper eyelid surgery in Asian patients to create a fold: incision or suture technique

Blepharoplasty (i.e. eyelid surgery) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Asian countries. Patients seeking blepharoplasty consider bigger eyes more attractive and request more "open" eyes. Prior to having plastic surgery, they have used tape or glue in the upper eyelid to temporarily create the effect of a double eyelid. We've reviewed Asian eyelid surgery in 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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Am I a good candidate for fat transfer for facial rejuvenation?

Fat transfer, also known as fat injection, is a popular option to rejuvenate the face, breasts, and buttocks. Patients like fat transfer procedures, since it uses one's own fat to naturally augment a specific area. Fat transfer is a quick procedure, which may be performed by itself or combined with other procedures. What is the difference …

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Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Surgery opens the eyes for a more youthful appearance

Washington DC eyelid surgery patients commonly request plastic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the upper eyelid. Perhaps they also have decreased peripheral vision from the sagging tissue blocking their vision. Sometime women have increased difficulty applying makeup. More commonly, however, Washington DC patients want to look younger and rejuvenate their natural beauty …

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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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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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Eyelid Surgery: Thyroid Affect Bags?

Can the thyroid gland affect facial appearance? Yes. All thyroid conditions may affect one's appearance. Thyroid disorders, either elevated/hyper or low/hypo, changes all tissue: mucous membranes, skin, hair, muscle, and bone. Most patients have under active thyroid gland, which may contribute to increase aged appearance. For some thyroid patients, they may have increased under eye …

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