What is an alarplasty?

I recently was asked by one of my Houston rhinoplasty patients about alarplasty and what it entails. Alarplasty, also know as alar base reduction, nostril reduction, or Weir excisions is a technique in rhinoplasty to reduce the width of the nostrils, change the shape of the nostrils, and…

Is there a treatment for my platysma bands?

Many of my Houston facelift patients who come in for a facelift or neck lift consultation ask what can be done for the bands in their neck. It is important to understand what causes these bands. Platysma bands are caused by loosening of the platysma muscle in the neck with concomitant thinning…

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are concerned about their saggy skin over their upper eyelids. What some of them do not realize is that a large component of this eyelid hooding is due to brow ptosis or the brows having fallen over the years leading to that heavy…

Browlift and upper eyelid surgery

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are concerned about their saggy skin over their upper eyelids. What some of them do not realize is that a large component of this eyelid hooding is due to brow ptosis or the brows having fallen over the years leading to that heavy…

Does rhinoplasty require stitches?

Some of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are anxious about suture or stitch removal during their postoperative visits. With open rhinoplasty there are some small stitches that may need to be removed between the nostrils. This is not painful and should feel like no more than a pinch. When…

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask what is done exactly during rhinoplasty? Nose job surgery can either performed as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. With open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made between the nostrils and the skin over the cartilage and bone is elevated.…