Will rhinoplasty change my smile?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask if rhinoplasty will change their smile.  While rhinoplasty will change the shape of your nose, it should not change your smile.  However, initially, due to swelling and healing, the upper lip will feel stiff and not move up as much during the first several weeks of healing.  This will resolve and return to normal.  I…

Brow lift or upper eyelid surgery?

Many of my Houston upper eyelid surgery patients who believe they may need upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty for hooding or heavy eyes, may actually need a brow lift.  Evaluating these patients properly will determine the most beneficial surgery for each patient.  The female brow should sit slightly over the superior orbital bony rim and peak higher laterally…

Do I need my neck done with a facelift?

Many of my Houston facelift patients are not as concerned about their neck or do not have a neck that requires a necklift or liposuction of the neck.  Those facelift patients' main concerns may be jowling, downturned corners of the mouth, or marionette lines.  The ncek may not have significant fat, laxity, or banding of the platysma on exam.  It is important to understand…

Liquid rhinoplasty or surgery?

The last 5 years, many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients have been interested in liquid rhinoplasty or filler to the nose.   Many are unsure if they should have liquid rhinoplasty or actual surgical rhinoplasty.  I like to explain it this way:  

- Liquid rhinoplasty is usually performed to camoflauge a nasal hump by injecting above and below the…

Will eyelid surgery change the shape of my eyes?

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are concerned that eyelid surgery may change the shape of their eyes.  Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is meant to create softer, more refreshed, rested, and youthful eyes.  Unless it is necessary to tighten the lower eyelid or correct a ptosis of the eyelid, the shape of the eyes should not change.  Eyelid surgery is a…

Facelift Cost

Many of my Houston facelift patients are interested to know the cost of a facelift in Houston.  Facelift cost is truly dependent on the surgeon and the amount of work necessary for the facelift.  Some patients require liposuction of the neck and tightening of the platysma or neck muscle.  Others may simply require just a mini facelift where the neck is not dissected.…

Rhinoplasty cost in Houston

An important factor for many of my Houston patients is the cost of rhinoplasty.  First and foremost, I'd like to mention that I never discuss cost of procedures directly with my patients.  My job is to focus on their care and providing the best possible result.  Our patient care coordinator is repsonsible for discussing quotes and fees with each patient.  Yes, some…

Does Accutane help a bulbous tip?

A few of my Houston rhinoplasty patients with thick nasal tip skin have also had severe acne.  Recently, I saw one of them 3 years out after rhinoplasty.  She had a nice result despite her extremey thick nasal tip skin and I had not seen her in over a year.  Upon examination, her tip had significantly become more refined and shrunken.  She then shared that after she…

Can lower eyelid surgery be performed with rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston patients who are inquiring about rhinoplasty are also interested in lower eylid bag surgery or lower blepharoplasty.  A common question is whether these can be performed at the same time.  Although the lower eyelids and nose are in close proximity, it is not uncommon to perform these procedures simultaneously.  Swelling around the eyes after…

Will a neck lift improve my jowls?

Many of my Houston facelift patients are concerned about their neck primarily, but also would like to see improvement in their jowls.  Facelift terminology can be confusing so it is important to understand what each procedure can do.  A neck lift alone will improve the contour of the neck and double chin area, however will not improve the jowls much.  A lower facelift…