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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm in my 40s and have developed some fine lines around my eyes over the past year. They've been bothering me more and more so I would like to fix them. Are fillers a good option for this and which one would be best? Also, how long will the results last?

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Fillers are a good nonsurgical option for periorbital rejuvenation. They are particularly good for filling the groove between the lower eyelid and the cheek. For fine lines…

I used to wear long heavy earrings for years. My right earlobe ripped and my left lobe is nearly torn, too. I want to wear my mother's heirloom earrings to my daughter's wedding, can you fix my lobes?

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Yes, torn earlobes are a common problem. It is a relatively simple office procedure in which the scar tissue within the torn part of the earlobe is removed and the lobe is su…

I have ice pick acne scarring on my cheeks and I was told that laser resurfacing was a good option but someone else mentioned dermabrasion. Can you explain the pros and cons of each procedure?

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In my opinion, laser resurfacing is a better method of treatment for acne scarring. It can more readily provide a uniform removal of the outer skin layers throughout the enti…

I am really interested in neck liposuction but I am really nervous after hearing horror stories about liposuction. What can you tell me to reassure me that the procedure is quite safe?

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Liposuction of the neck, also termed sub mental liposuction, is a very safe and easy procedure. I usually perform it in conjunction with other procedures, such as lower facel…

I recently noticed that my neck is wrinkly and saggy. Which procedure do I need, a neck lift or a neck liposuction?

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Liposuction of the neck is a good procedure in individuals that have excess fat beneath their chin and also have good skin tone or elasticity. Patients who get good results f…

My five year old son has very large protruding ears. I know that he will endure ridicule and teasing if we do not have this corrected. I would like to know if it is safe to have an Otoplasty performed on a child and what type of anesthesia and medication will be required?

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Otoplasty is one of the most rewarding procedures I offer. I usually like to wait until approximately 6-7 years of age, depending on the growth and maturity of the patient. F…

My neck is losing its tone and starting to sag. I would like to have a neck lift, but I am worried that I may have visible scarring. Can you tell me where the scars will be located and how big they will be after neck rejuvenation?

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Every patient is different when it comes to planning rejuvenation of the neck. In general, I place a small incision beneath the chin so I can safely remove excess fat and …

I am both near sighted and far sighted and have poor vision. I am getting eyelid surgery on my top eyelids. How long after having Blepharoplasty, can I wear my contact lenses and glasses?

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Glasses can be worn immediately after your surgery, but not so for contact lenses. The soft tissue swelling of the upper eyelid can impart a minor change in the shape of your…

I am a woman and I am considering having brow surgery. I do not want anyone to know that I have had this surgery. Should I have open or endoscopic surgery and how long will it take before there is no swelling or bruising?

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I almost always perform brow lift surgery via an endoscopic approach through small incisions behind the hairline. The brow and forehead region can remain swollen and bruised …

As a middle aged woman, I am concerned about the skin on my face beginning to wrinkle. I know that chemical peel procedures use acids to dissolve the top layers of skin and that laser skin resurfacing does the same thing. How do I know which procedure will work best on my skin?

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The procedure that is the best for you depends on your skin quality, the depth of your wrinkles, and your desired "down time". For minor wrinkles and pigmentation of the face…