What type of anesthesia is used for a facelift?

Many of my Houston facelift patients inquire as to the type of anesthesia used for a facelift.  A typical facelift or face and neck lift takes 2-4 hours, depending on the type of facelift.  Liposuction for the neck adds operative time as does dissecting out the neck.  A mini-facelift will take shorter time than a full face and neck lift.  Deep plane facelifts may take…

Rhinoplasty to straighten a crooked nose

Many of my crooked nose rhinoplasty patients in Houston want to know how their crooked nose can be straightened.  The crooked nose may be due to previous trauma, pubescent growth, or previous surgery.  Correcting a deviated septum with septoplasty does not necessarily correct a crooked nose and straightening a crooked nose will…

How to increase projection in a flat ethnic nose

A flat or droopy nasal tip in an ethnic nose is a common reason to seek rhinoplasty with my Houston patients.  Asian rhinoplasty or African American rhinoplasty frequently requires grafting to increase the tip projection, or bring the tip of the nose further out from the face.  This grafting can be done with cartilage grafts from the septum which can be…