How long does a facelift take?

When I see my Houston facelift patients in consultation, many may ask how long a facelift will take or how many hours under anesthesia for a facelift. This depends on the extent of the facelift and the extent of dissection. A mini facelift will typically take 3 hours of operative time. This…

Upper eyelid surgery for hooding

Hooding of the upper eyelids is a common concern amongst my Houston upper eyelid surgery patients. As we age, we lose elasticity and collagen in our skin. This is most evident around our eyelids, the thinnest skin in our body. Hooding of the upper eyelids may begin with…

Rhinoplasty for a long nose

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients come for consultation and state they feel they have a long nose. When told this, I feel that they should describe what this means to them. Do they feel the tip of the nose sticks out to far on their profile or side view, or do they feel the nose is too long on the frontal view from the forehead to the tip of the nose. This is an important detail to explore…

Will a facelift remove wrinkles?

Many of my Houston facelift patients want to know if a facelift will improve the wrinkles in their cheeks. Wrinkles due to thin skin on the cheeks will improve after a mini facelift or full facelift. The skin in this area will tighten with a facelift and appear more smooth and the contour…

Rhinoplasty for thick skinned nasal tip

Many of my Houston ethnic rhinoplasty patients present for consultation with thick nasal tip skin. With these patients, one of their major concerns is their bulbous tip. Creating a more refined nasal tip with rhinoplasty on a patient with thick nasal tip skin can be difficult.…