Archive for February, 2021

Pain Medication After Surgery – what to take, and what NOT to take

It is our goal for your surgical experience to be pleasant, rewarding, and comfortable. However, some procedures can cause discomfort which is appropriately addressed with pain medication. So, what is the right pain medication? Your doctor will let you know what to take, and how to use it, but there are some important overall considerations. […]

Understanding Costs

There is an old expression that money cannot buy happiness. Of course, there are some happy things that money cannot buy (true love, for example), but most people have their doubts about the validity of the expression. With an unlimited budget, you’d be able to get any procedures you wanted. Rhinoplasty? Yes. Facelift? Why not? […]

5 things you need to know about Varicose veins!

1. Varicose veins, and their variants, are very common. Nearly one quarter of US adults have them, and if you include small red spider veins (telangectasias) it’s more than 80% of people who have these, and nobody likes having them. They affect men and women, and are most common on the legs. Essentially, a varicose […]

Who should do my eyelid surgery?

Facial plastic and head and neck surgeons (otolaryngologists) have been doing blepharoplasties (upper and lower eyelid lift surgeries) long before their ever was a specialty called occuloplastics. The problem is that ophthalmology surgery is not very similar to other types of skin and tissue surgery. Of course, there is a lot of skill and ability […]

Turn That Frown Upside Down with a Corner Lip Lift

There is an unseemly and unpleasant expression that some people use to describe themselves. It’s initials are “RBF” and it stands for Resting B*tch Face. This is an unkind statement, but the underlying sentiment is understandable. Some people feel happy, pleasant, and upbeat but understand that their faces present an angry, disgruntled expression even when […]