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Facial surgeries generate questions that result in anxiety before, during and after plastic surgery. At ReNova Plastic surgery of Pittsburgh, we believe that answering those questions improve the state of mind of our patients, favoring successful outcomes.

Please find questions related to Facial surgery, Eyelid surgery, and Rhinoplasty. Dr. Clavijo answered them with his systematic approach. Analyzing the problem, identifying possible reasons for them, and proposing advice that may help solving the issues.

Be aware that the accuracy of the answers may be limited due to the lack of physical examination, not being the surgeon of the case, and not being part of the decision making of the cases.  

Eyelid Surgery - Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers - Eyelid Surgery

Can my droopy eyelid from injury many years ago be repaired? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Droopy eyelids after trauma could be the result of many causes. 1. Detachment of ... READ MORE

1 week post lower bleph, my eyes are extremely dry and burn and I have drooping of lower outer lids.

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are many... READ MORE

I have epicanthal folds beside nose bridge can it be corrected or possibly removed? If can, is it safe? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Epicanthal folds are structures of the eye that have the potential of living... READ MORE

Can transconjunctival blepharoplasty with fat repositioning cause motor nerve damage on one side?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

6 days post op swelling after ptosis surgery. Is this delayed swelling instead of right after surgery?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is:... READ MORE

What to do about my ptosis? My idea is to have an experienced plastic surgeon do a surgery on my levator muscle. (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You have minor ptosis that can be corrected to a better level of symmetry... READ MORE

Will lower blepharoplasty make my tear trough area look deeper? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case there is a possibility to have a great outcome to address your... READ MORE

Can my round hollow eyes be made upturned and more almond? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. upturn of the lateral canthus is an option. however finding the correct level... READ MORE

Can an eyelid surgery be done without touching the orbital septum?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes. skin only blepharoplasty is an option. However, if herniating fat is part of... READ MORE

Dry eyes 4 weeks after upper and lower blepharoplasty.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are many reasons for dry eyes after eyelid surgery. Swelling usually is... READ MORE

Lower bleph (with or without fat transfer) or fat grafting injections? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If the lower eyelid bags are of your concern, then surgery should provide the best... READ MORE

Can my asymmetrical eyes be fixed? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I would start by saying that you have beautiful features to your eyes. There ... READ MORE

I had eyelid surgery yesterday, can I use Vaseline now before stitches dissolve? When can I use meter a? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I like to keep the stitches covered with an ... READ MORE

Congenital Ptosis; Muscle Resection OR Frontalis Sling? Please Answer Each Question Specifically (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Congenital ptosis is a hard problem to solve due to the lack or recreation of... READ MORE

Will Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty fix saggy top lid and sunken lower eyes? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are a great candidate for upper eyelid blepharoplasty. your lower eyelids... READ MORE

Its 10 days after Eyelid surgery, my right eye is sore can I use Savlon ointment? My stitches are still in. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I would suggest... READ MORE

Is it better to have the Lower Eyelids surgery from the inside of the eyes?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. yes transconjuntival approach does heal faster, however is only indicated if... READ MORE

7 weeks after lower blephroplasty; more darkness under eyes and lower lid position?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The dark color is usually removed with the removal of skin tissue. worsening... READ MORE

Are my eyes severely deformed? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your bony eye sockets seem to have a side downward slant. Ideally the sides should... READ MORE

Is there anyway to fix my eye asymmetry? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your asymmetry seems more related to bony frame differences. In your case the... READ MORE

Tender lump s/p Bleph and fat transfer to cheeks? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without... READ MORE

Do people notice my eye asymmetry? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Asymmetries are normal findings amont people. Your findings are moderate.... READ MORE

Why did I wake up with an eye bag on one side only when I had the surgery 1 month ago on September 7th? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling usually is the result disrupted pathways secondary to surgery. sometimes... READ MORE

Are my eyelid reshaping goals possible/realistic? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. changing the landmarks of your eyes is more complex than using an app.... READ MORE

I had a lower eyelid surgery 5 weeks ago and my eyelids are still very pulled down and swollen. I am really worried. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You seem to... READ MORE

Upper blepharoplasty has 2 instead of one incision. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think you... READ MORE

Follow-up to an earlier question: Early ectropion after blepharoplasty. (photos) This is an update of my first question. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Early ectropion... READ MORE

What do you recommend to get a more even eye and brow structure? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think you have beautiful features to your eyes. Do NOT do anything to them. It ... READ MORE

Can blepharoplasty surgery be performed on someone with cataracts who's 75 years of age?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Non of the above mentioned concerns (cataracts or your age) should preclude you... READ MORE

Must all blepharoplasty procedures be done with laser?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Laser blepharoplasty is only indicated for minimal skin redundancy. Although... READ MORE

What can I do about my eyes? Unsymmetrical, lazy, negative tilted. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.  In a nut shell, The asymmetries that you are pointing at, are within the normal ... READ MORE

Lower lid orbicularis (korean love band). Any suggestions?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your case has transform into a reconstructive one. The replacement of the... READ MORE

I am considering lower eyelid blepharoplasty. I have concerns about the anesthesia options.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lower blepharoplasty can be done under local anesthesia depending on the level... READ MORE

Will my eyelids continue to improve? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without seeing your before pictures is difficult to assess the changes on your... READ MORE

Why is one of my eyes smaller than the other? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eye appearance. I can appreciate your concern. Your eyes have very beautiful features to them. I... READ MORE

What can I do to improve my eyelids? My lower lids seem to have developed more fat and dark circles as I've aged. (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your eye appearance. I can appreciate your concern. Analysis of your photos when you are animating... READ MORE

Lower eyelid bag after blepharoplasty. What can I do? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. 2 weeks is very... READ MORE

Is there any surgery that can make my eyes smaller please? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eyes’ shape. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Trying to change s... READ MORE

I have a lazy blind eye. Is there anything I could do which would help to make it straighter? (Photo)

I am sorry that you have issues with your eyes. Your picture has a very nice result. Almost imperceptible differences. Considering that the treatment... READ MORE

Should I have any type of eye surgery? Could I benefit from any type of eye surgery? (look more youthful?) (Photo)

You have very beautiful eyes. All the characteristics that we try to recreate are present in your eyes.Leave them alone. It will take a long time... READ MORE

For lower eyelids, is "arcus marginalis release" the same procedure as "fat repositioning"?

This is a very smart question. Lets start by saying that the arcus marginalis are attachments from the bone to the skin that create the indentation... READ MORE

Will skull growth affect canthopexy results?

Very well thought question.You are partially right. The bottom line is that the grow that you have left will unlikely represent a significant change... READ MORE

Sad eyes, shocked or problem with the eyelid! (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eyes’ shape. I can appreciate your concern. The bottom line is that you have beautiful c... READ MORE

Is transconjunctival or another method the better option for lower blepharoplasty? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Both methods are adequate for correction of the lower eyelids. My personal... READ MORE

My doctor removed my stitches a week after my upper eyelids surgery and he left a strip. Is that normal? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Everything seems to be healing ok. Different... READ MORE

How can I raise my lower eyelids to make my eyes look more almond and not round? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eyes’ shape. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Trying to change s... READ MORE

Would blepharoplasty be the best solution to get rid of the tired look? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. Lets start by saying that you have very nice characteristics to your eyes. It is evident that your... READ MORE

Here is a picture of my left upper eyelid that I am concerned about. Will it improve or is a revision required? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. 2 weeks is very... READ MORE

Is there a way I can permanently cure my prominent eyes? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eye appearance. I can appreciate your concern. The most important issue to determine is the... READ MORE

How can I get those eyes? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eyes’ shape. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Trying to change s... READ MORE

How can I get rid of an eyelid lump overnight?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your eyelid before an important event. I can appreciate your concern. Without a picture or a... READ MORE

My face has some symmetry issues. Can it be corrected?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about facial changes and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your question can... READ MORE

After laceration to eyelid & area, sutures were completed by ER. Do I plan for reconstruction now or wait to see how it heals?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Definitively... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for upper bleph and ptosis surgery? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The main question is: Does the excess skin... READ MORE

Is a lower lid pinch the best option for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. A pinch blepharoplasty is meant to remove 1... READ MORE

Lower lid pinch vs lower blepharoplasty? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. A pinch blepharoplasty is meant to remove 1... READ MORE

Is there any damage on the eyelid of Stitches both ends of the eyelid in order to be closed during sleep?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When doing your procedure the suturing is done... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery - Questions and Answers.

Having a bulbous tip and wide nostril; will alarplasty or tip refining or both will help to made the tip higher and more refine?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The selection of the procedures is related to the findings on your nose. the first... READ MORE

1 vote

I have recently noticed indentation, sunken skin on both sides of my nose. What could cause such dents? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Those triangular areas are called the soft triangles. It is an area with no support... READ MORE

2 votes

I had a Rhinoplasty 20 days back and I'm not happy nose look way more bigger. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Can this nose job result be achieved? (Edited nose) (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Let me start by saying that you have beautiful proportions to your nose. the change... READ MORE

1 vote

Does it exist a non-destructive technique with closed Rhinoplasty?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Open or close rhinoplasty are good methods for tip definition. The selection is based... READ MORE

1 vote

Tip refinement or full on rhinoplasty? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I agree with your assessment. tip definition would be a good option. however, the need... READ MORE

3 votes

Droopy nose and tip rhinoplasty outcome

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There are many things that may create the droopy nose effect. One is the lack of tip... READ MORE

1 vote

Uneven nostril, not sure if it's scar tissue or cartilage? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Can I continue wrestling and jogging or is it risky for the grafts??

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Jogging should not affect your grafts. however,... READ MORE

1 vote

Why is one side of my nose so different and what can i do to fix it? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the differences may... READ MORE

1 vote

How soon after rhinoplasty plus eyelid and brow lifts can I hike at elevations of 11,000-15,000 feet?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Exercise will have and effect on blood pressure,... READ MORE

1 vote

Can my nose transform to a small pointed tip and look defined? Would it be an extremely complicated procedure or is it common?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.tip definition is not complicated. Some of the requirements for  a good outcome is ... READ MORE

1 vote

Do I have a low-radix/pseudo hump or an actual hump? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I do think that you have a minimal low radix. You may consider a liquid rhinoplasty... READ MORE

1 vote

Can getting your cast/splint slightly wet a few days after rhinoplasty affect the results?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is unlikely that water has moved your bones. however, if you have any concerns... READ MORE

1 vote

6 months post rhinoplasty. Is one side of my nose still swollen? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without a physical... READ MORE

1 vote

What are good and bad side effects of alar trim, tip plasty and dorsal implant?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. those are very benign... READ MORE

1 vote

I'd my wish photo for Rhinoplasty achievable ? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The structure of your face is significantly different from the ones you desire to have... READ MORE

2 votes

Best option be for fixing a retracted, offset columella? Primary goal- deprojection esp at the tip. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your analysis is right on target. I will add some in-site. The short answer is a... READ MORE

1 vote

What would it take to get my nose to be long and a good arch/bridge? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The use of rib cartilage will be the best option to elongate your nose. Be aware that... READ MORE

1 vote

What's causing the hump in my nose after goretex Rhinoplasty? I am really scared hoping that it's not an infection. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Rhinoplasty... READ MORE

1 vote

I was just wondering how much of nose has healed after 6 months post op rhinoplasty?

Thanks for sharing your question. In general 1 year is the overall time for healing of the nose. swelling wise, by 6 months 80 % of swelling is gone... READ MORE

1 vote

How long after alar plasty can I repeat it?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Waiting 3-6 months is... READ MORE

1 vote

I had a Rhinoplasty 7 days ago and my cast is still on but my boyfriend hit me with his hand accidentally, is that dangerous?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.If things do not seemed moved, and you did not have bleeding, it is unlikely that you... READ MORE

2 votes

Is Tip Rhinoplasty Right for Me? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.you are a great candidate for tip plasty only. your profile is beautiful. Finally,... READ MORE

2 votes

Will the tip of my nose drop more than what it is now? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course... READ MORE

1 vote

Do you use a catheter during rhinoplasty?

Do you mean a nasal canulla during surgery, or splints after surgery?Looking forward to your comments to orient better this answer.Thanks. READ MORE

1 vote

10 weeks post op. Is it swelling or will my nose look like this from now on? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

2 votes

I'm 3 years post rhinoplasty and I have a strange cartilage on my nose. Can it be fixed?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

What should I do to remove/prevent blood clots and coagulated blood in my nose after Rhinoplasty? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Some times bleeding is the result of very dry... READ MORE

1 vote

I am on day one of my rhinoplasty. Will the shape of my nose change in the weeks to come?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You need to wait.... READ MORE

1 vote

For how long after a rhinoplasty must I refrain from ballet?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You will find different answers to... READ MORE

1 vote

Rhinoplasty not made much difference? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course... READ MORE

1 vote

I don't like my nose. What should I get, a non-surgical nose job or a rhinoplasty? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Non surgical rhinoplasty will never have a significant impact in the shape... READ MORE

1 vote

Laughing a day after bandages removed?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Vomiting immediately... READ MORE

1 vote

Can a plastic surgeon perform rhinoplasty successfully even if it is not listed as one of their specialties?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The selection of your surgeon is the most important step for a successful outcome.... READ MORE

1 vote

6 days after rhinoplasty, and I'm bleeding out of one nostril in the middle of the night. Is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Bleeding after... READ MORE

1 vote

How long will my face swell after the surgery?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course for swelling after... READ MORE

When will swelling on the nose not be so noticeable to others?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course for swelling after... READ MORE

1 vote

Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your facial features. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. I might say you... READ MORE

1 vote

6 weeks post-op, very bulbous tip - will this really reduce much more?? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Do I have an inverted v deformity? If not, what do you think is wrong? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Will the cartilage spreader graft used during Rhinoplasty will absorb in time or will be stable?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Spreader grafts are... READ MORE

1 vote

I had open rhinoplasty/septoplasty this past April. I had a dorsal hump removed and my nose straightened and minor tip work.

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Alternating... READ MORE

1 vote

Does taping for long time dangerous?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Taping is not dangerous for your surgery. I use... READ MORE

1 vote

20 days post op Rhino-septo-plasty. I know its too early to judge, but Septal deviation and dorsal hump even after op? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Is my nose broken, and how do I fix it? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your photos shows... READ MORE

1 vote

Would I be a good candidate for rhinoplasty? I feel my nose is not symmetrical and doesn't for my face. (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. You have beautiful features, and the... READ MORE

1 vote

After 6-7 weeks, there's still a hump on the bridge of my nose from my rhinoseptoplasty! (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

2 votes

Have had septorhinoplasty - asthma has gotten a lot worse - can't breathe from one nostril. (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concerns. In general,... READ MORE

1 vote

Tip Rhinoplasty? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The tip can be addressed by it self if this... READ MORE

1 vote

Does drinking pineapple juice after rhinoplasty outway the negative if someone has a slight allergy to it?

Thanks for sharing your question. The answer is that YES pineapple has an enzyme called bromeline, This supplements truly improve the swelling... READ MORE

2 votes

Is my nose too short/small? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photo. I can appreciate your concern. When... READ MORE

1 vote

Are septal re-alignment and inferior turbinate reduction necessary when no functional issues with the nose?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

2 votes

Is it normal to have burning feeling in nose & throat 17 days post turbinate reduction, septo/rhinoplasty, sinus surgery?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. This is very late... READ MORE

2 votes

Do I have a pointy nose or a weak chin or both? (photos)

Thank you for your question.I think that the projection of your nose is ok. Any changes that you would like to do to it, would be more due to personal... READ MORE

1 vote

Facial Surgery - Questions and Answers

Where do I begin adjusting my mouth? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. From your pictures you seem very young and surgery should not be the first line of... READ MORE

2 votes

What are the increased risks of complications adding C02 laser to a facelift with fat transfer?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. CO2 laser is a well established procedure in combination with facelift. Usually it is... READ MORE

2 votes

I have wide white scars under my ears and into my hairline after a face lift in July 2017. Why has this happened? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, scaring is a must when removing... READ MORE

1 vote

Is straight Aloe Vera right from the plant a good application for the face after a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Aloe has being identified to have various healing properties. I would recommend ... READ MORE

1 vote

For sagging skin (mouth to chin), is the only remedy a facelift or will fillers work? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The technique needed for your facial rejuvenation depends on what needs to be ... READ MORE

1 vote

Facelift 11 weeks ago. Do I have an infection?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to assess the issue without... READ MORE

1 vote

Had facelift and ear looks like it's falling off? When drain was removed I felt like ear was being ripped off, was it? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your pictures, it seems that the... READ MORE

1 vote

Mid face lift, upper and lower eyelid lift four weeks ago, still swollen. And acne! Is acne a reaction to the surgery? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling may be... READ MORE

1 vote

Am I having too much surgery at one time? Est 5 hrs. Dr. reccomends either oral sedative with a block or IV sedation. (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Too much surgery in a small time frame usually results in lack of detail attention.... READ MORE

1 vote

3D Lyft w/stem cells and PRP? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A 3D lift is just a marketing tool for NON board certified surgeons to charge... READ MORE

3 votes

Should I get fillers or a facelift? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every thing depends on what you want to achieve. filler will provide fullness... READ MORE

1 vote

I had a facelift 5 months ago. I have ended up with a double chin and no definite jawline.

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes... READ MORE

1 vote

I am a 55 year old woman, should I have a full facelift or would fillers give me the refreshed look I am seeking?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. everything depends on the level of correction that you want to achieve. Fillers... READ MORE

1 vote

I had a deep plane face and neck lift four months ago. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your neck may... READ MORE

1 vote

Is it possible to lower malar fat pads which have been raised too high?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. elevated cheeks... READ MORE

1 vote

I feel the scars on either side of my head are large and extreme, is this normal? How can I speed up the healing process? (photo

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is very early to determine the final... READ MORE

1 vote

Can I do a facelift with fillers or will I look older? I'm told I look young for my age (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. At your age non invasive procedures are preferred to regain the loss youthful... READ MORE

1 vote

On the 4th day post op, I noticed a small bump on my right cheek which is where one end of the device was. Will it go away?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The endotien is a material that takes... READ MORE

1 vote

Any and all advice appreciated, having a facelift, upper lids and brow lift in few months.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every cook has a different recipe to make the same soup. Based on the... READ MORE

1 vote

Cost of facelift unerring local anesthesia? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A face lift under local anesthesia is a well accepted approach to facial... READ MORE

1 vote

When a facelift is performed, do surgeons just pull the skin or both the skin and muscles in the face?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You hit the nail on the head. You are completely right. A deeper tissue pull... READ MORE

2 votes

Do you recommend your patients to take Emend anti-nausea medication on the morning of facelift surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Emend is a latest generation of antiemetic. It is very effective and costly. If... READ MORE

1 vote

What is the difference between a lower face lift and a neck lift please?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your description a neck lift is a needed portion of a procedure to... READ MORE

1 vote

Full face and neck lift and a chin implant (winged, inserted from underneath the chin). Will this improve?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The tightness is not only a result of the... READ MORE

1 vote

My skin is starting to sag around my jaw line, what can I do for long lasting, natural looking results? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You see very young. Depending on your age, different surgeons will recommend... READ MORE

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Would like a facelift at lower cost by a resident. Had a consult for a mini & she said I would be a perfect candidate (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Resident clinics is a good low cost alternative to very expensive cosmetic... READ MORE

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Reversing fat transfer to cheeks: can I get good results with face lift? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are very... READ MORE

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Where is scar located in upper facelift? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The only solution to your problem could be hair transplantation. once the scars... READ MORE

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Why do some facelifts appear "Joker-like" and show large salivary glands sticking out on the side of the neck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The redundant salivary glands are secondary to the plication technique on patients... READ MORE

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I am 18 and I plan to do face lifting? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. your problem is due to muscle activity. Start with botox to see if that solves... READ MORE

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What can cause the lines all down the side of my face when I smile? And what can be done to improve it? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. An important component to determine what to do is based on the animation pattern... READ MORE

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Facelift 2 mos post op: Not sure which side is swollen, the right or the left?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling takes between 2 weeks to 6 months... READ MORE

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Should I do a combination of filler and Facelift? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your question is very well taken. I partially agree with you. however, there is more... READ MORE

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How many years can one look younger with a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your question is very well taken. I partially agree with you. however, there is... READ MORE

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Is it common to have painful jaw after Facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is very difficult to determine surgical techniques by picture assessment.... READ MORE

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Blood work normal before Facelift. How could this happen when alt was normal one week prior to surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Liver enzymes could be alter due to the intake of alcohol or trauma. At the end... READ MORE

Where can I get a minimal face lift just to get rid of jowls?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Minifacelift if the removal of excess skin to improve deeper tissue issues.... READ MORE

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Is there a reason for the swelling and why would it last so long?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling is a normal response of the body to... READ MORE

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Does a facelift change the size of nose?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. No, a facelift  should not affect the size of your nose.Finally, make sure ... READ MORE

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After mini lift revision my face looks worse. What can be done? It's been 3 months (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, you are suffering from the... READ MORE

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How long do I need to wait after facelift to get skin treatments like peels, microdermabrasion etc.?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The prefer to wait until there are signs of full healing specially at the areas... READ MORE

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In a facelift, how do surgeons ensure that they preserve the intertragal notch of the ear when making the post-tragal incision?

The quick answer is based on recreating the original feature. the technique is based on thinning the skin as much as possible to achieve better... READ MORE

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Antibiotics after facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are not standardized management of antibiotics for facelift. In theory, it i... READ MORE

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Scar removal after Facelift. Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. revision of the scar is possible. however, if there is significant tension of the... READ MORE

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My left side of my face paralyzed. Had an upper eyelift & weightsI Want to do a Facelift, is there something I can do? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues from your trauma and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The lack of function is ... READ MORE

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Am I a candidate for face lift? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. a facelift at young age is not recommended. Non invasive procedures are preferred... READ MORE

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What is the best skin tightened or Facelift method for a 20 year old girl?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Without pictures is difficult to be specific about your features. a facelift is not a... READ MORE

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I've had a facelift but there is very loose skin under my eyes and into my crows feet. What can be done?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lower eyelid surgery may remove the excess skin that resulted from lifting your... READ MORE

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Facelift and chin implant or augmentation in one surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes it is a doable procedure in a reasonable timely fashion. Finally, make ... READ MORE

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DRY or apply VASELINE to scabs on tragus after Facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. My preference is to use a thin layer of... READ MORE

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Will I be able to take a 20-hour flight from the US overseas 7 weeks after a Facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes. You should be recovered already. make... READ MORE

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This photo is after 3 weeks hifu face lifting . Let me know what is tis reaction & what should we do now ? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I am uncertain on the side effect that you... READ MORE

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Will lift up a face or will lift toward both sides during a Facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your comments are right on target. The answer is both. the deeper planes will ... READ MORE

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How long does mid-facelift last & is it normal to feel cheeks falling off my bones?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling and... READ MORE

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Why is half my face droopy? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I have to agree with my other colleagues coments. I understand that you are ... READ MORE

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What kind of facial surgery gets rid of wrinkles on the nose bridge and surrounding area. (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Frowning lines are the result of 2 muscles bringing tissues towards the middle... READ MORE

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Dizziness after a facelift 10 months ago?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The symptoms that you describe are not likely to be related to your face lift.... READ MORE

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What procedure would you recommend for light sagging in the lower face for someone in their early 30s? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes that you experience are just the beginning of the aging process.... READ MORE

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After my surgery, I realized my doctor & I weren't in the same page about the surgery! What are my options?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Results after surgery take time. Significant swelling is expected after face... READ MORE

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Sutures or staples behind the ear? Does it really matter?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Either technique is adequate for closure. the important component for best scars is... READ MORE

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What is currently the best, most effective procedure to correct marionette lines and nasolabial folds? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In your case the marionette lines are the result of cheek volume loss, in addition to... READ MORE

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Facelift expectations - was I expecting too much?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Swelling usually takes... READ MORE

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Can a mid facelift help the jaw line?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The mid facelift is design to address the cheek area. The jowls are addressed with a... READ MORE

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Facelift and masseter muscle?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Masseter reduction is a very bloody and dangerous procedure. Botox, will favor muscle... READ MORE

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How long after a upper bleph, temporal brow lift and Deep FX would I have to wait to have a face lift and neck lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The surgery will depend on your healing process. Despite not seeing the huge scars,... READ MORE

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How do Plastic Surgeons differentiate between parotid leak and seroma?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

1 vote

Arnica and bromelaine?

Thanks for sharing your question. The answer is that YES both supplements truly improve the swelling. GNC has many alternatives. I prefer... READ MORE

2 votes

Is blue suture poking through skin fixable? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree... READ MORE

1 vote

Sleeping position after facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Your surgeon... READ MORE

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Facelift, necklift, both, chin implant, or fillers? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Also wonder if you had loss some weight... READ MORE

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Face lift for sagging face? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your appearance. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. When talking about... READ MORE

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Fillers or facelift? I'm 49 years old, always wear sunscreen, and want to look more youthful (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. It seems to me that you have lost... READ MORE

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Why do many women have smaller eyes after a facelift?

Congratulations on your upcoming procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The... READ MORE

1 vote

What is your opinion on fat grafting during a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. Fat grafting has become the panacea of face lifting. Being able to recover the lost volume is an appealing tool... READ MORE

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5 weeks post surgery, should I be worried about the way my facelift scars are healing? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues with your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree... READ MORE

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Had a face lift and was left with a hairline only about 2" wide at base of neck with bad scarring. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

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Can anyone tell me if they had experience with residence doctors in universities ?

Thanks for your great question.The risks of surgery performed by last year residents with monitoring by their professors, shouldn't be different than... READ MORE

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Facelift or fillers? (photo)

Thanks for the question and photo.To answer your question:The excess skin is unlikely to go away without removal (yes facelift is your option). There... READ MORE

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