Category Archives: General

The Boston – Phoenix Connection


When you think of Phoenix, what comes to mind? Is it desert landscapes, golf, and cacti? Perhaps it’s retirees puttering around in golf carts and sunscreen. For me, especially this time of year, I think of the great mythical bird, the Phoenix. As you may know, the Phoenix is a great bird which lives a […]

Fixing a Nasal Valve Collapse

The nasal valve is the narrowest part of the airway in your nose. When there is a nasal valve collapse, that means there is a weakness or the further narrowing of the nasal valve. Any alterations made to the structure of the nose that affects the nasal valve area can result in increased resistance to […]

Smooth and Tight: Beautiful Lower Eyelids

What do you see when you look at your lower eyelids? In the best situation the answer should be “not much”. The lower eyelids in an attractive young face are not well defined. They blend smoothly into the cheek. If you can see a clearly defined lower lid, it may be time to get ahead […]

Do you Breathe Beautifully?

There are many reasons why a person may want a rhinoplasty, or “nose job”. Certainly the most common desire is to look better. The nose is a centerpiece on the face and if twisted, too large, or disproportionate to the rest of your features it can be a conspicuous liability. However, the nose is not […]

How much does art cost?

Closeup studio shot of a beautiful teenage girl with bold make up

Suppose you wanted a painting.  How much should you expect to pay and how will you find out this information? You could go into a gallery and ask the well dressed person how much do paintings cost.  Or, you could go online and ask Google how much is a painting. Either way, you’re not going […]

Choices, Choices, Choices!

Have you ever had a tough time making a big choice? Let’s say you were shopping for an automobile. You do your research, talk with friends, read reviews, and now you’re down to two. Maybe you know you want a specific model but can’t decide upon the right color. Eventually you select. You’re still plagued […]

Do you want to Get Cheeky or Stop Being Cheeky?

“Cheeky” is a British adjective for being impudent, audacious, impertinent, or irreverent, though perhaps in a fun way. In our world, being “cheeky” means having full cheeks.  Just like the British adjective, this can be good or bad.   Having nice full cheekbones is good, and having a round backside is good.  We can add to […]

In for the long run

There are three basic things we can do to change how someone looks:  reposition, add, or remove. If you want fuller lips we can add volume with a filler such as Versa, Juvederm, or Restylane.  If you have too much neck fat we’ll remove volume such as with fat freezing or liposuction. If your ears […]

Asian Eyelid Surgery: True Beauty or Rejection of one’s heritage?

Some people with Asian ancestry have eyelids that appear different than those of, say, persons of European descent. Asian eyelids may have a fuller appearance and can have a skin fold near the central (or medial) corner (or canthus) of the eye. This lack of a “supratarsal crease”, which is the medical name for the […]

Otoplasty: Ear shaping

Have you ever wondered what is the purpose of the external ear?  I know that ears are for hearing, but why do we have the curvy cartilaginous structure outside of the ear canal? It’s likely that the external ear (or auricle) is used to help focus sound waves towards your ear canal so that they […]