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[caption id="attachment_11364" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lower Eyelid Surgery[/caption] If the eyes are really windows to the soul, some people in middle age are assumed to be constantly tired or haggard, due to their eyelids’ appearance. Sagging upper eyelids can make a full-of-energy person look sleepy. Eye bagging under...

[caption id="attachment_11175" align="alignleft" width="435"] Chin Augmentation before and after (right.) (Robert Kotler, M.D., FACS photo.)[/caption] A great deal of the satisfaction in rhinoplasty is having a far better profile and a nose that naturally fits the rest of the face. But in some cases, the chin recedes...

[caption id="attachment_13073" align="alignleft" width="450"] Checking for a Deviated Septum[/caption] During nose job consultations, facial cosmetic surgeons examine the outside of a nose by areas and zones. Rhinoplasty surgeons also carefully inspect inside the nose. Why? Bent, crooked or missing inside structures affect the outside look of...

[caption id="attachment_11502" align="alignleft" width="229"] Cosmetic Surgeons? Plastic Surgeons?[/caption] While many people think plastic and cosmetic surgeons do the same thing -- make you look better – an article about consumer concepts in the current issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal for the American...

Way back in the 1930’s, movie stars used cellophane tape to pull loose facial skin back behind their hair for a younger look. Do-it-yourself – but very basic temporary – cosmetic (non) surgery, as it were. With the Oscars coming up February 26, more of those...

[caption id="attachment_11988" align="alignleft" width="275"] Watery eyes, sneezing and nasal itching? Is this rhinitis?[/caption] It’s the depth of winter so colds, sneezing and coughing seem to be common. But when you go to the hairdressers, a trainee steps in to learn a particular flip or curl and then...

[caption id="attachment_13154" align="alignleft" width="425"] Receiving Anesthesia before Rhinoplasty[/caption] The world’s leading organization of facial plastic surgeons has completed its annual survey and found rhinoplasty, followed by revision rhinoplasty (the process of repairing a badly done first nose job) leading the way in surgical procedures.              (Learn more...

[caption id="attachment_13151" align="alignleft" width="200"] Celeb Cosmetic Surgery, Before (left) & After; Iggy Azalea[/caption] As you may know, Beverly Hills and Hollywood are joined at the hip, so we see and help our fair share of celebrities. But many new patients ask why so many movie and...

[caption id="attachment_13148" align="alignleft" width="300"] Starting a permanent, non-surgical nose job[/caption] A recent survey of 242 Korean patients who had non-surgical rhinoplasty concludes the non-surgical version was just as good as actual nose job surgery. But – it seems there’s always a “but” or “however” – the survey...