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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a junior in high school, and I have a chunk out of one earlobe from my earring getting caught and ripping out when I was 13. I'm very self-conscious about it, and I want it to be fixed so I can look great in my senior pictures next year. How long would I have to take off school to recover from ear surgery?

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This is a relatively easy procedure that I perform in my office procedure room. It is done with local anesthesia and usually takes about twenty minutes to complete. The ear…

I fly a lot for business trips. I want to get an otoplasty to fix how my ears droop at the top. My ears tend to be sensitive to pressure changes, so I experience a lot of discomfort when I fly. Will it be even more uncomfortable to fly while I recover from my otoplasty?

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The ear discomfort that you currently experience is probably due to inability to equalize the pressure differential between the cabin pressure and the space behind your eardr…

I recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 42, so I'm trying to be especially careful about keeping my baby safe. I've been considering Botox injections and wanted to know if it is safe to still get them during my pregnancy?

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There aren't any definitive studies on the safety of Botox injection during pregnancy. To err on caution, I do not recommend receiving it during your pregnancy or if you are…

I have a lot of extra skin and fat on my neck. I definitely want to do something about it, but I've been having trouble finding the clarity I need: What is the difference between a neck lift and neck liposuction?

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Liposuction of the neck is a procedure in which a very small incision is made under the chin and sometimes under the earlobes. The liposuction instrument can be inserted and…

I've heard that during neck liposuction, the incision is sometimes made in the mouth. If this is done, will I have to be cautious about what I eat after neck liposuction? If so, how long?

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I have always used an external incision under the chin for neck liposuction. The resulting scar is often hard to find, once healed. I do not see any benefit in making an in…

I'm 50, female, and I have a great body for my age. My only problems are my face and neck. I'm considering having neck liposuction and a facelift. Can these procedures be performed at the same time?

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The nomenclature of these procedures can be confusing. Neck liposuction can be performed as an isolated procedure. A facelift can be performed as an isolated procedure as w…

I'm a 45 year old man interested in a forehead lift. I have a rather unusual issue: I sleep on my stomach, and I'm wondering what effect a forehead lift would have on my sleep. Would sleeping on my stomach be painful after a brow lift?

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Many people either sleep on their side or lie flat on their abdomen. After a brow lift procedure, I ask my patients to try their best to keep their head elevated to reduce s…

I've heard that facelifts and nose jobs are sometimes performed under local anesthesia and sedation, instead of general anesthesia. I don't want to be under full anesthesia either. What sedation are brow lifts typically performed with?

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I almost always use general anesthesia for rhinoplasty procedures. Most facelifts are also performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The anesthesia I use for endo…

I'm a 50 year old woman, and I've been looking into different facial fillers. I recently read about fat transfer procedures, which sound intriguing. I have a little extra baggage I'd like to lose in the love handles anyway. Since the fat would be from my own body, would the results of a fat transfer last longer than from an artificial filler?

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Fat transfer procedures can offer a long lasting and natural enhancement to the face. In my experience, fat injection lasts longer than an artificial filler, especially in t…

As a 48 year old, I know it's silly, but I'm afraid of needles. I'd like to get a facial fat transfer, but I don't want to be awake during the procedure. Can a facial fat transfer be performed under general anesthesia?

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Many fat transfer procedures that I perform are done in conjunction with other procedures, such as brow lift, facelift, or blepharoplasty. Most cases involving multiple proc…