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Toxins, Fillers and Lasers…Oh My! How do I Choose?

The most recent statistics from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons confirm that the trend towards non-surgical options continues. We are a society of instant gratification and clearly, surgery means recovery and down time. Toxins, fillers and lasers have been the foundation and remain at the forefront of the movement towards non-surgical cosmetic solutions. They are reliable, time tested and continually improving. Toxins (scary but generic term that encompasses the first wrinkle reducer we will talk about) are used to treat lines and wrinkles due to muscle activity. The common ones are the 11’s between the brows, forehead lines and … Continue reading


We would like to take a moment to talk to you about ThermiVA. This is a revolutionary new procedure to treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, helping to restore self-confidence and improving interpersonal relationships.  Having children comes with many wonderful blessings’ however, incontinence or leaking with laughing, sneezing and exercise is a frequent consequence of stretching the pelvic floor.  Many women will avoid exercise because they are afraid of a leak spot on their clothes.  Nearly 1 in 2 women that are peri-menopausal suffer from vaginal atrophy.  Common symptoms are dryness, itching, painful intercourse, incontinence, and loss of orgasms during intercourse.  These symptoms may have a … Continue reading

Hormones: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Most women understand all too well what the concept of being “hormonal” means. Usually thoughts of PMS, moodiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, poor sleep, fatigue, and overall just feeling cruddy come to mind. For those who don’t understand it, hormonal imbalances are a convenient excuse for a woman’s unpleasant disposition. The reality is that hormone imbalances are a valid medical issue that negatively affects one’s relationships, work, and health. What are hormones? Hormones are chemical substances produced in the body that control and regulate the activity of certain cells or organs. Hormones are secreted by special glands and are then sent … Continue reading

Did Bill Clinton have facial plastic surgery?

I was watching the Democratic National convention last night, specifically Bill Clinton’s speech, and I couldn’t help but think about how good he looked. I started looking a little closer and noticed that his neckline looked sharp, clean, and rejuvenated. As a facial plastic surgeon, I take photographs of all my patients and understand that the smallest inconsistency between photos can make someone look different. Especially in the era of selfies, one can change the way their nose, mouth, and eyes look by just turning their head at a different angle. I looked through a number of photos and have … Continue reading

Two Reasons people seek a Revision Rhinoplasty

People seek a revision rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. In my practice, the two main reasons that people come for a revision rhinoplasty consultation are that they have an aesthetic or cosmetic concern from their previous rhinoplasty, or equally important, the inability to breathe through their nose. In cases of revision rhinoplasty, I frequently see that many of the elements that provide structure to the nose have been over-resected.  This frequently leads to breathing problems because much of the support has been altered. Part of the treatment involves re-creating the structure of the nose to restore the integrity and … Continue reading

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