Archive for the ‘ Lip and Wrinkle Fillers ’ Category

Lip Implants are Still an Option

Lip implants have come in and out of popularity about every 10 years.  The have been great in some patients and not so good in others.  Over the past 20 years I have seen Gore-Tex, a saline filled implant and the more recent soft silicone implants.  The reason that lip implants were in demand in […]

Silicone Injection for Facial Scars and Defects

  Patients often present to my office with scars from previous accidents or surgery and seek cosmetic improvement.  Most scars can be improved by laser treatments and generally lighter skin is easier to treat than darker skin.  Some scars are treated with subcision which involves separating the scar bands under the skin and some scars […]

5 Minute Cheeks: Small Changes Make Big Results

Most patients don’t realize that volume loss in the cheek regions make them look old and tired.  They also don’t realize that in less than 5 minutes, this area can be volumized and rejuvenated and look younger.  This video explains midface volume loss and how easy it is to look younger in several minutes. For […]

Juvederm Voluma- the Newest FDA Approved Cheek Filler is Here Soon!

Our European and Canadian colleagues have known a secret for cheek augmentation for the last several years that will soon hit our county with the newest FDA approved filler Voluma from Allergan.  I just returned from Toronto as a member of the Allergan Voluma Advisory board with about 50 other multispecialists from around the United […]

A Teaching Moment

This year I will present about 20 academic presentations on cosmetic facial surgery in various states and abroad.  I love teaching, so this is always fun.  The fun is not only helping other doctors learn cosmetic facial surgery, but more so meeting new doctors who are also excited about cosmetic surgery.  This also gives me […]

Tell Me About Belotero, the Newest Injectable Filler

Belotero is the newest FDA injectable filler available in the USA.  It has been used for years in Europe with excellent patient satisfaction and safety margin.  This filler is unique in several ways.  Most notably, it is made with a dual cross linking process that gives it some of its unique properties.  The biggest advantage with Belotero is […]

Cosmetic Injectable Fillers Can Kill You: The wrong filler in the wrong hands.

You have to wonder what people are thinking when they agree to be injected by lay personnel.  Lately, the news has featured several high profile cases where patients sustained serious health problems and even death after injection of industrial substances instead of approved soft tissue fillers.  You may think it is because of the lower […]

Lip Reduction:Sometimes Needles are Not Enough

A lot of attention gets paid to lip enlargement but there are a large number of patients that aren’t interested! Contemporary cosmetic surgeons and practitioners are well aware of the art and science of lip enhancement using injectable fillers.  For those of us who have been doing this longer than 10 years, we remember the […]

Surgical Lip lift: a great but underutilized procedure

Surgical Lip lift In today’s fast paced field of cosmetic facial surgery lip enhancement is one of the hottest and most requested options. The most common lip augmentation procedures include injectable fillers, lip implants and unknown to many patients, subcutaneous lip lift.  This procedure is also called “subnasal lip lift”. What is a “Lip Lift”? […]

Evolence: A New Breed of Fillers

Recently, new wrinkle filler called Evolence has been getting a lot of attention, especially after Demi Moore and other Hollywood types have admitted using it. This is an exciting time in cosmetic surgery as many new and effective products have become available.  As the minimally invasive revolution continues, patients find it difficult to take precious […]