You Really Don’t Want to Risk DIY Lip Injections, Do You!?

Bargain-hunting can be a really rewarding pastime – after all, why would you pay full price when you can get a discount? As some people have already learned the hard way, there are some things in life you shouldn’t cheap out on for fear of things going horribly wrong. DIY lip filler injections definitely fall […]

Does the Thread Facelift Make Anyone Else Cringe? Asking for a Friend

I wish I could say that the tread facelift trend is just a scary leftover Halloween costume, but the reality is that this facelift option is a very real procedure that some people are willingly getting. Not sure what I’m talking about? Read on if you dare. What’s a Tread Facelift? Like its name suggests, […]

Sometimes Even Cats Need Eyelid Surgery to See Straight

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good animal rescue story, you’re in luck. Turns out, there’s a formerly stray cat named Feifei, or Fatty for short, who could barely open her eyes, prompting a vet clinic in China to spring to action. Interestingly enough, the same procedure that helped Fatty to see much better […]

Why Your Face Is Gonna Be BFFs with the Silhouette Instalift™

Lines, wrinkles, jowls—oh my! If these signs of aging are creeping up on your face faster than you’d expected, it might be a job for the minimally invasive Silhouette Instalift™. Here are three good reasons why you might want to opt in for this procedure over a facelift. No Time for a Facelift? No Problem! […]

You Could Try BOTOX® on Your Lips But It Could Get Awkward

If you’ve always wanted that pouty, sultry lip look but haven’t been gifted with a naturally plump pair, you’re in luck. There’s a new BOTOX® trend designed specifically for this purpose. But before you sign up, know that there’s a catch. The “Lip Flip” BOTOX Trend Lip injections certainly aren’t a new thing. But what […]

If You Have a Facelift in Your 20s, You’ll Stop Aging, Right?

The best way to take years off your face is by getting a facelift. In general, you probably wouldn’t even start thinking about a facelift until your 40s (at the very least). This hasn’t stopped some proactive 20-somethings from hitting up their plastic surgeon for a facelift. Are they on to something? Does getting a […]

A Nose Job Could Make Pumpkin Spice Season Even Better

Many things remind us of autumn. Leaves crunching underfoot, trading in those flip-flops for boots. And pumpkin spice, well, everything. Of course, if you have nasal issues that keep your schnoz from doing its job correctly, you may not get to enjoy this seasonal phenomenon. Before you let this cruel fate turn you into a […]

You Want Your Facelift to Make You Look Young, Not Done, Right?

So you want a facelift, but you don’t want to end up looking like a character out of Mars Attacks! Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case at all, but you will need to keep a few factors in mind to make sure you get the subtly youthful look you want and not a […]

How to Spot a Facelift Gone So Very, Very Wrong

A facelift can take years off you, but can also leave you looking like a circus attraction if you’re not careful. Working with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon’s clinic is a must for any procedure, but what actually makes a good facelift? To avoid that over-stretched, immediately obvious bad facelift, make sure to do your homework […]

How Many Facelifts Is Too Many?

You don’t need five facelifts. Let’s start there. If you’re considering a facelift to deal with developing jowls, sagging skin or a decrease in facial volume, start with one really good lift. You might even consider a nonsurgical facelift procedure before you jump into the big guns. One thing’s for sure, though – facelifts are […]

It’s as Plain as the Nose on Your Face: You Need Another Nose Job

Your nose is one of the most defining characteristics of your face, which would explain why nose jobs are so popular among both ladies and gents. But if your new look didn’t quite come out like you’d expected, you could be facing a revision rhinoplasty. Before your panic, let’s take a closer look at what […]

Your Sunglasses Called: They’d Like a Better Nose, Please

Okay, so maybe you’re not considering getting plastic surgery to highlight your shades, but you might opt for a rhinoplasty for one of these four excellent reasons to get a nose job. 1. You Have a Deviated Septum You know that little piece of cartilage between your nostrils? That’s called a septum, and it’s actually […]

3 Eyelid Surgery Mistakes You Really Shouldn’t Make

You want the best results from your eyelid surgery, right? Then you need to make sure you avoid making simple mistakes. Things like skimping on the cost of surgery, immediately putting on Instagram-worthy eye makeup, and, worst of all, walking into your surgery without any information. Here’s what you need to know about eyelid surgery. […]

There’s a Better Way to Look Younger Than a Sheep Placenta Facial

So, you want to look younger? You’re not alone in hating the signs of aging and wanting to do what you can to reclaim your youth, but how far are you willing to go? It’s no secret that there’s a huge number of weird, wonderful and downright disturbing beauty treatments available to those who’re happy […]

3 Tips to Stay Calm & Adjust to Your Nose Job

If all the excitement and giddiness that you felt before your nose job has suddenly turned into anxiety and regret, hold your horses. Take a second to recollect yourself, and keep these three need-to-know nose job tips in mind to help you adjust to your new look. 1. Know That Nose Job Results Aren’t Instantaneous […]

Say Buh Bye to These 3 Throwback Facial Procedures

Thanks to advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques, facial procedures are now some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed, and they can achieve some amazing results. But that wasn’t always the case. Take a look at these three ancient facial procedures, and thank your lucky stars for the modern facelift and its results. […]

Wishing for a Strong Jawline? Wish No More, the Tie Tuck Is Here

If the coveted Brad Pitt-esque jawline that’s just dripping with masculinity is what you’re after, you’re in luck! There is now a plastic surgery procedure made just for men who want a sexy, chiseled jawline and maybe a few less wrinkles. It’s called the tie tuck, gentlemen, and it has your name all over it. […]

Lip Reduction Surgery?! Why the Age of the Plump Lip Isn’t Over

Lip reduction surgery is a new trend we’ve seen popping up across social media platforms. But why? you may be asking. We’re wondering the same thing. Your lips can thin with age, so we’re still loving the plump, luscious look. Research shows the trend of lip reduction is more popular in Asian countries, while here […]

What Gross Ingredients Are in Your Facial?

Very few people actually embrace the signs of aging, particularly if they start to appear sooner than expected. Whether your aging is premature or definitely in sync with your actual age, there’s a plethora of anti-aging treatments of various kinds available, from both reputable and less than scrupulous sources, some of which are eccentric to […]

Why the Facelift of Your Dreams Just Might Be Non-Surgical

None of us want to put up with saggy jowls and loose facial skin, but you may be discovering that it’s an all-too-common side effect of aging. Yes, another one. There mightn’t yet be a magical elixir that reverses all signs of aging, but there is an excellent non-surgical facelift alternative that could have you […]

The Ugly & Beautiful Truth about Ditching a Double Chin

Has your double chin been ruining your selfies recently? It’s incredibly annoying when you take what you think will be an amazingly gorgeous photo of your most recent outstanding outfit, only to find that you have more chins than you bargained for. As with many problem areas, there are numerous quick fixes and alternative remedies […]

Why Vampire Facelifts Just Can’t Rival Legit Facelifts

Anyone who’s paid any attention to the world of TV and film over the past few years will be all too familiar with how popular vampire lore has become. Not content with vampire-themed TV shows, movies and books, lovers of the undead are now opting for vampire facelifts, where blood is used to rejuvenate facial […]

Should You Surgically Change the Color of Your Eyes?

Have you ever wished that your eyes were a different color? Would you prefer blue, green, hazel or brown? There are some unusual cosmetic surgery options available and one of them involves permanently changing your eye color by having artificial irises implanted. There are, of course, less invasive ways of changing the color of your […]

This Hound Got a Facelift. What Are You Waiting for?

Have you heard about Duke? He’s a basset hound that got a facelift. He’s part of a growing number of pets whose owners have opted for facelift surgery procedure to correct problems and defects that can lower pets’ quality of life. Excess Skin Isn’t Just a Problem for Pets Duke suffered from excessive amount of […]

How Can You Prevent Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are the death knell of youth. We check the mirror ever day, hoping to find nothing, wincing when we see that line or crack forming along the brow. That’s why there’s no small market for products and treatments that keep those buggers away. How can you prevent wrinkles and have the treatment actually, you […]

4 Plastic Surgeries Perfect for Your Beauty Bucket List

A bucket list gives us something to look forward to. And a beauty bucket list only sweetens the deal! What could be better than planning for a little nip and tuck to help fine-tune your look? If you need some inspiration for what to add to your beauty bucket list, we’ve got you covered. Read […]

Age Is Just a Number, Right?

There are times in our lives when age is important. We have to be old enough to vote, old enough to drink, old enough to date, old enough to study astrophysics. But there are other times when age kind of gets in the way, right? So which category does our favorite plastic surgery procedure fall […]

A DIY Facelift & Other Things You Shouldn’t Try at Home

People are DIYing everything these days. But a DIY facelift? It’s true. From “face taping” (which is exactly what it sounds like) to a vibrating mouthpiece that promises to make you look younger, there are plenty of DIY facelift methods out there. While these techniques are less costly than having an actual facelift, there’s a […]

Can’t Stand the Election? Escape with a European Facial

Politics can be dirty business, especially during an election season. If the 24 hour news cycle and partisan wrangling make you wish you could leave the country, I’ve got the next best thing to a one-way ticket to Canada: a European facial. Mud on Your Face The thing about all the mud-slinging that happens in […]

Is a Thread Lift Really So Great?

Have you heard of the thread lift? It’s being touted as the facelift that doesn’t require you to go under the knife. The fact that there’s yet another new procedure sweeping its way through plastic surgery clinics across the nation is no surprise, but does the thread lift live up to the hype? How Does […]

Would You Inject CO2 to Fix Your Raccoon Eyes?

Your outfit is dope and your hair is on point, but your god-awful under eye circles are all you see in the mirror and lead to many unwanted speculation as to how much you drank or slept last night. If you’re willing to go to extremes to defeat dark circles, like spending the equivalent of […]

3 Cosmetic Surgery Options to Whip Your Eyes into Shape

Cosmetic surgery has reached an all-time high as fashion trends have grown and changed completely, thus leading to even weirder treatments and trends… like eyebrow transplants to help those who over-pluck and are sparse in some areas. And yes, that does say eyebrow transplant. You don’t have to get too crazy to bring out the […]

Why You Shouldn’t Go to the Freaky Side of Facelifts

Remember when it used to be taboo to be weird? America has evolved into a much more tolerant country when it comes to those who go against the grain. These days, we don’t hide crazy. We put it on the porch and give it a cocktail. Some people go to great extremes to modify and […]

Don’t Love Your Resting Angry Face? Here’s 3 Fixes

Anyone ask why you look angry ALL the time? Then you may be a victim of a condition called “resting angry face.” Okay, maybe’s it’s not scientifically a condition, but it should be a concern if children start cowering every time you look at them, afraid of what’s hiding underneath that intimidating glare. The angry […]

Could Your Need for a Face Lift Lead to a Life of Crime?

If you’re thinking about getting a facelift or a nose job, you may just want to opt for the procedure sooner rather than later, lest you enter into a life of crime. At least that’s what one Canadian research study performed in Oakalla Prison seems to have concluded. Rehabilitating Inmates with…Plastic Surgery? Facial reconstruction expert […]

Facelifts Have Really Gone to the Dogs

What’s not to love about a big wrinkly-faced dog, aside from maybe a lot of drool? As it turns out, those wrinkles could be cause for some serious vision problems for breeds like the Shar Pei, who are known for their layers of floppy wrinkles, especially around their faces. For some pooches, those loveable wrinkles […]

Pucker Up, Buttercup: 2 Ways to Plump Up Your Kisser

First Angelina, then Kim and now Kylie. Big lips are in, and unless you completely refrain from TV or social media you’ve probably had lip envy at some point. Plumped up lips are the hottest trend and scream, “Look at what a hot, sexy goddess I am!” If you were born with a perfectly plumped […]

Why Asian Eyelid Surgery Isn’t about Looking Western

If you wear camouflage-inspired fashion, it doesn’t mean you want to join the army or head off into the woods to shoot deer. If you dye your hair blue, it’s probably not because you want to look like a Smurf. And if you decide to get breast implants, the world doesn’t rush in to say […]

Are Your Contacts Setting You Up for Eyelid Surgery

If you’re reading this through contact lenses, you could be headed for droopy eyelids. And you’re not alone, my friend. More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So what’s the big deal? Lots of people wear contacts and love them. But here’s the thing: Your eyes may […]

Is This the End of Angry Resting Face?

If you or someone you know suffers from angry resting face, relief is in sight. Angry resting face, sometimes known by a more *ahem* rude name, describes how the features of a relaxed face can make someone look angry or annoyed. Although those afflicted with angry resting face are often anything but irate, their scowling […]

Laser Yourself Lovely before the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But whoever said parting was such sweet sorrow somehow missed the dread of reuniting with the friends and loved ones you haven’t seen since last year’s Christmas Eve party. So maybe you got a promotion this year, lost some weight or put down the cocktails (or maybe […]

Lip Plump Challenge Left You Black and Blue?

The Kardashians, known best for their stellar judgment and medical expertise, are clearly the experts when it comes to sensible life decisions about your appearance. As such, Kylie Jenner offers a solution to your barely-there kisser: lip plumping! Now, this is not to be confused with legit lip fillers injected artfully by an actual medical […]

A Facial for Your… Butt?

There’s no denying that the butt is having a cultural moment. Until JLo burst on the scene several decades ago and flaunted her assets everywhere from dance routines to the red carpet, little attention had been given to the derriere. A lot has changed since then. Baby Got Back The trend pendulum quickly swung from […]

Get Fat, or Get a Facelift?

It’s true, sometimes a bit of baby fat can give our faces a youthful appearance. Of course, so can acne, braces and “mall bangs.” Some things might be just too steep a price to pay for the illusion of youth. Recently, comedian Whitney Cummings revealed that a 25 lb. weight gain resulted in a plumper, […]

3 Reasons Blepharoplasty Is Eye-Poppingly Great

Unless you’ve built your entire career around your heavy-lidded, seductive eyes to the point where they’re practically considered a trademark, having seriously hooded eyelids can be a practical and an aesthetic disadvantage. There are three reasons why an expertly executed eyelid lift so regularly lands rave reviews. 1. Eyelid Surgery Can Help You Look Younger […]

How to Get Arched Brows Like a Cartoon Supervillain

Did you know that Jocelyn Wildenstien is actually a respected and feared superhero? She springs into action when the New York Mayor’s office signals her with a searchlight that projects a scalpel into the night sky. Fact. If you want to be a member of Jocelyn’s Justice League (fellow members: Mickey Rourke and L’il Kim), […]

Is 40 Too Young for a Facelift?

At what point should you start thinking about age-combatting tools? Probably at birth, really. Facelifts aren’t something that are awarded to you after you reach a certain milestone, like a gold watch at a retirement party. They’re procedures designed to combat visible signs of the aging process. If you’re 70 and have a face like […]

Permanent Surprise Party or Eyelid Surgery?

If you feel as though your eyes are betraying your age, eyelid surgery might be just the ticket. Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, removes excess skin from the upper eyelid, and can also fix bagginess in the lower lids. It is often performed just for aesthetic reasons, although some patients find their eyelids are sagging […]

Bullied Teen? Just Get Plastic Surgery!

Just because your 13-year-old swears that if she doesn’t have Selena Gomez’s nose, she’s going to be a future-less social pariah, it doesn’t mean your first instinct should be to make an appointment for her with your friendly neighborhood plastic surgeon. Not that we’re discounting the very real and very painful bullying that goes on […]

3 Ways to Whip Resting Angry Face into Shape

We’ve all heard our mothers/fathers/teachers tell us, “If you keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way!” This, of course, isn’t 100 percent accurate—Jim Carrey is still able to relax his features, despite building an entire career on imitating 9-year-old class clowns, after all. However, common facial reactions to physical and emotional stimuli can cause […]

How to Get that Lovely Wind Tunnel Look from Your Facelift

Have you ever seen a septuagenarian who looks like his or her face was planed smooth during a sandstorm and thought: “That lucky so-and-so! How can I get my face tighter than a bongo drum, only tanner and with visible stitches?” Well, read on, because we’re going to show you how to achieve that Donatella […]

Ethnic Nose Surgery: Utter Betrayal of Your Entire Heritage?

Any kind of cosmetic procedure is an utter betrayal of something. If you have breast enhancement, you’re turning your back on the small-boobed lobby. If you have a facelift, you’re abandoning your wrinkly peers. If you have liposuction, you’re making the muffin-topped population just a little bit lonelier. Why aren’t all people who have had […]

Can a Computer Give You a Better Nose?

In the age of technology, it seems that computers can do it all. Not only can your iPhone monitor your heart rate and scan documents, but you can also get a better look at your potential nose job results from computer imaging. It’s only a matter of time before our MacBooks start cooking our eggs and […]

How Eyelid Surgery Can Help You Look Younger

Many patients interested in improving the signs of aging in their face assume that a facelift is their only option. However, a smaller surgery called blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can have a surprisingly dramatic impact on your appearance. What Is Eyelid Surgery? Eyelid surgery can include surgery on the upper eyelid, the lower […]

4 Treatments to Combine with Your Facelift for Better Results

A facelift is intended to rejuvenate, providing you with a refreshed and polished yet naturally beautiful look. Once you’ve decided it’s time to refresh your appearance, there are 4 treatments that I recommend to all of my patients to receive the best facelift results possible. Eyelid Surgery If you want to rid yourself of that […]

5 Smaller Facial Surgeries that Can Make a Big Impact

Many men and women think that a facelift is the only cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve their appearance. However, minor facial surgeries can be an excellent way to bring harmony to your facial features and create a more youthful look. Here are five small facial surgeries that can make a big impact. 1. Eyelid […]

The Top 4 Ways to Improve Your Complexion Imperfections

While a lucky few people are blessed with perfect skin, most of us have trouble areas we’d love to eradicate. Here are four popular procedures that can improve even the trickiest complexion problems to give you the clear, smooth skin you’ve always wanted. 1. Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing Fraxel® Dual is an FDA-approved technology that uses […]

4 Procedures to Include for More Complete Facial Rejuvenation

When it comes to looking younger, a facelift is far from your only option. Here is a closer look at four procedures that can help extend and complement your facelift results, or can even help turn back the hands of time when used all on their own. 1. BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers Fine lines and […]

3 Key Elements for a Successful Facelift

A facelift is one cosmetic surgery procedure that’s particularly challenging to perform well. When patients come to me for a facelift, I look at three elements to create beautiful results that help them feel younger and refreshed without looking overdone. 1. Patient Candidacy The best candidates for a facelift are in good health overall and […]

3 Fixes When Laugh Lines Aren’t So Funny

While smiling and laughing a lot may be good for your soul, they can also leave behind unsightly laugh lines that you might not find so funny. Luckily, there are several treatment options available to erase those lines, leaving you free to keep on smiling. 1. Restylane® Restylane®, a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, is […]

How About an Eyelid Sandwich?

Unlike the proverbial “knuckle sandwich,” an “eyelid sandwich” may just be what your face is asking for! The idea incorporates new thinking about how plastic surgeons approach lower eyelid surgery today into a procedure we perform in our practice in New York called a mid facelift.  For the right patient, the result is a refreshed, rejuvenated […]

It’s Not Just for Teenagers: 5 Answers for Adult Acne

Acne is generally considered a necessary evil of the pubescent teenage years. However, many adults also suffer from the frustration and embarrassment caused by acne. Oftentimes, older acne sufferers don’t realize there are a variety of treatment options available that can clean up their blemishes and leave behind clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin. 1. Topical Medication […]

What’s the Best Age for a Facelift?

My approach to facial aging is to recommend the least invasive technique that will still deliver beautiful results, while respecting and complementing a patient’s individual features. While there is no “best age” for a facelift, people in different decades of life often have similar cosmetic concerns that can be addressed via nonsurgical treatments, facial cosmetic […]

The Buzz on Liquid Facelifts

These days, there are more options than ever for looking younger. Most recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about “liquid facelifts,” sometimes also called the facelift facial or facial rejuvenation. Whatever they’re called, the bottom line is that they can be an effective alternative to a traditional facelift that helps men and women look […]

How to Fix Fine Lines

Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and between the brows are often the first telltale signs of aging, yet they simply aren’t pronounced enough to warrant surgery. Luckily, there are a number of nonsurgical treatment options like BOTOX® Cosmetic available to help minimize these wrinkles and achieve smoother skin. Resurfacing Resurfacing procedures remove the […]

How the Eyes Affect Others’ Perception of You

Signs of aging around the eyes, much like aging on the rest of the face, can impact the way other people perceive you. The formation of certain lines and wrinkles can make you look sad or angry, regardless of how you may actually be feeling on the inside. Eyelid surgery, BOTOX® and other eye treatments […]

The Importance of Customized Rhinoplasty

Ever since Prince William married Kate Middleton, plastic surgeons have seen a dramatic uptick in requests for noses that look just like Kate’s. While the Duchess of Windsor has a lovely nose, that doesn’t mean that her exact shape and profile will look right on someone else’s face. The best rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego understand that […]

Differences in Facial Aging for Men and Women

Cosmetic facial enhancement needs differ from patient to patient, depending on the level of correction needed and personal preferences. One of the deciding factors in approaching a face lift, however, is the difference between facial aging in men and women. This translates to the need for different approaches to cosmetic surgery in male patients vs. […]