How do you straighten a crooked nose?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients present with a crooked nose or may not even be aware that they have a crooked nose. Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose requires the surgeon to perform many maneuvers in order to straighten the nose. Using strong straight cartilage grafts from the septum…

Will a facelift improve acne scars?

Many of my Houston facelift patients may have had acne as a teenager or adult and are curious if a facelift will help their acne scars. While facial wrinkles will be improved with a facelift, acne scars will not improve significantly with a facelift. The best treatment for acne scarring is…

Eyelid surgery and glaucoma

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients inquire if they can have eyelid surgery with a history of glaucoma. Upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery is safe despite having glaucoma. Any patient with a history of ophthalmologic disease should discuss their interest in cosmetic…

Is rhinoplasty outpatient surgery?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients want to know where the procedure is performed, what type of anesthesia is administered and if the procedure is an outpatient one where they go home afterwards.
Rhinoplasty is almost always an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Patients may go home after a short period in the recovery room. 

Will my cheeks get fuller and elevated with a facelift?

When discussing facelift surgery with my Houston patients, some of my patients are interested to know if their cheeks will be pulled up with a facelift. This depends on the type of facelift performed. A SMAS facelift will typically not elevate the cheeks but simply tighten the jowls and jawline and maybe the neck a little. 

Under eye bags

Many of my Houston patients complain about under eye bags causing them to appear tired and unrested. Lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can treat lower eyelid bags or dark circles under the eyes. This can be treated in two ways. Filler injection to the tear trough to…

Facelift and sideburn or temporal tuft

Some of my Houston facelift patients are curious regarding the incisions and scars after a facelift. Where the incisions are placed will also determine how high the sideburn or temporal tuft of hair is lifted. If the incision is placed behind the temporal tuft, then this may raise the hairline…

Scar tissue and revision rhinoplasty

When my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients come in desiring a more refined nasal tip I must have a frank discussion with them and let them know that due to the significant amount of scar tissue after rhinoplasty, refining the tip can be difficult with a revision rhinoplasty.…

Can I have upper eyelid surgery after having a brow lift

Some of my Houston eyelid surgery patients who are concerned about upper eyelid hooding or excess skin of the upper eyelid may have had a previous brow lift and questioning as to whether they are good candidates for a blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery after their brow lift. This…

Facial nerve and facelift

During discussion with my Houston facelift patients, it is important to discuss risks of a facelift. One of the more important risks with facelift surgery is injury to the facial nerve. This injury is usually temporary and due to swelling or slight compression of the nerve during dissection…