Revision Septoplasty for Deviated Septum - Houston, TX

A deviated septum can lead to significant nasal breathing problems and even nose bleeds. Septoplasty can easily correct a deviated septum. However, sometimes the cartilage can lose correction and return to its deviated state.

French Breast Implants to be Removed

A recent revelation that a certain type of silicone breast implant is prone to rupture has created a stir throughout Europe and the Middle East. The French government has recommended anyone with the PIP silicone breast implant have them removed. Initial comments that it may be linked to breast cancer have been retracted, however these implants are more likely to rupture and cause leakage of silicone…

Rhinoplasty Cost in Houston, Texas

The cost of rhinoplasty depends on multiple factors. The complexity of your nose and whether there are functional or breathing issues.

Previous cosmetic nasal surgery increases the level of difficulty for rhinoplasty as there is significant scarring and lack of cartilage for grafting.


Did Vladimir Putin have Plastic Surgery?

There has been much speculation as to whether Vladimir Putin has had facial plastic surgery. Based on his photographs, it appears he may have had lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty in addition to Botox and perhaps fillers to his cheeks and corners of the mouth.

It is not uncommon for political figures to have facial plastic surgery to appear more youthful and obtain the younger vote.…

Ear Job, Lobe Lift, Lobe job, Earlobe Reduction

Rejuvenating an earlobe has gained popularity with the baby boomers as of late. Wearing long or heavy earrings over the ears in addition to the loss of collagen, fat, and elasticity (that is also lost everywhere in the body) causes the earlobes to become long, thin, and hanging. This looks abnormal and disharmonious when combined with a 

Rhinoplasty for a septal perforation

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery for a septal perforation is a complicated procedure. A septal perforation can occur due to many causes such as previous nasal surgery, trauma, intranasal drug use, or Afrin abuse. The perforation must be symptomatic to warrant closure. Symptoms might include poor nasal breathing, crusting, bleeding, and whistling due to the septal perforation. Closing a septal perforation…

Earlobe repair for slit earlobes

Slit earlobes, torn earlobes, gauged earlobes, or slot earlobes can be a nuisance to many women and men who have worn large or heavy earrings. These earrings can create a long slit in the earlobe and sometimes tear through the bottom of the earlobe.


Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty

This weekend I attended a sinus surgery conference in Houston hosted by the UT ENT department sinus experts. The guest speaker was Dr. Stammberger who is considered one of the top sinus surgeons in the world. I frequently have rhinoplasty or 

Expert Tips for a Facelift

facelift is somewhat of a misnomer and should really be termed a “lower face and neck lift”. This is because a facelift improves the jawline and neck - enhancing these features mainly. However, the deep plane facelift, which I perform regularly, provides a more vertical vector and will…

Rhinoplasty or Nose Job lecture

I recently attended a rhinoplasty lecture by one of the foremost rhinoplasty experts in the world. It provides me comfort and joy to know and see that I am using some of the same rhinoplasty techniques as him and attaining similar aesthetic results. I am now leaning less towards harvesting rib for revision rhinoplasty and utilizing more ear cartilage and residual septal cartilage along with…