Article Tagged ‘ cosmetic facial surgery ’

Happy Birthday Latisse: 5 Years Old

As a member of the Allergan Latisse advisory board I recently returned from Dallas for an advisory board meeting.  We discussed the past 5 years of Latisse and how it has interacted in cosmetic surgery practices.  We also discussed many details surrounding aesthetic treatment of the periorbital region. Women put a lot of energy into […]

Doctor; the Botox made my eyelids Droop!

This is a complaint that all providers of Botox, Dysport or Xeomin will hear from an occasional patient.  It is both true and false but in reality false. There is a very rare complication of true eyelid ptosis and this results from the neurotoxin getting into the muscle that raises the eyelid (levator palpabrae superiorus).  […]

Joan Rivers and Cosmetic Facial Surgery

  Lover her or hate her, Joan Rivers is funny.  She has become the self proclaimed poster child for cosmetic surgery and is the brunt of many jokes, but old Joanie actually looks pretty good these days.  Anyhow…..every day I do numerous consults and people have to decide how to budget get their cosmetic surgery […]

My New Textbook: the first 90 days

I have written several blog posts about the task of writing a comprehensive cosmetic facial surgery textbook.  The first post was written as I was mid way into the project http://niamtu.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/on-writing-my-textbook/ and the second entry was written after it was finished and I realized what I did. http://niamtu.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/writing-a-textbook-the-hardest-thing-i-have-ever-done/ Again, writing a sole author text of […]

Dr. Niamtu Recent Featured Cosmetic Facial Surgery Patient

Name: Brenda Michaels Age: 61 See a video of Brenda Discussing her Surgery Procedures Performed: Facelift Upper and lower eyelid surgery Family: I am a recent widow.  I have two sons and two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and three adorable grandchildren, ages three, five, and seven. Occupation: Self employed- buying and selling plastic raw materials. Hobbies: I […]

Fat Transfer: taking it from where you don’t want it and putting it where you do.

Fat is a natural and predictable filler that has been used for a century to increase volume, fill voids, and plump wrinkles.  Some of the main advantages of using fat include the fact that it is a natural filler, since it is harvested from the patient, there is no allergic issue, it is easy to […]

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 […]

“On Being on a Magazine Cover”

  I recently had the honor of being featured on the cover of Plastic Surgery Practice magazine.  Usually people get on magazine covers if they do something really good or something really bad.  In this case it was the former.  This magazine profiles leaders in plastic and cosmetic surgery and has featured some of the […]

Facial and Neck Liposuction

  Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures and has become much easier over the past 20 years.  Unlike body liposuction where large volumes of fat may be removed , the procedure is much more conservative in the head and neck.  Most patients do not have large areas of fat in the […]

The Art of the Peel

Chemical peeling is one of the most time tested procedures in cosmetic facial surgery.  It was practiced by the Egyptians using fermented fruit acids and has been safely and effectively utilized since then.  The basis of chemical peeling is to intentionally damage the outer layers of the skin.  This is done by coating the skin […]