February 16, 2015

Is digital imaging and virtual surgery useful for people who are interested in a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)?

Digital Imaging and Virtual Surgery is a computerized technique that many facial plastic surgeons (myself included) use to aide in patient communication when planning for a rhinoplasty (Nose Job).
January 31, 2015

Seriously, How can I Stop and Prevent Bruising when I get Cosmetic Fillers like Juvederm, Esthelis or Radiesse? The Truth! An Editorial.

There are a number of things we can do to help reduce the risk of bleeding, particularly before we inject these products. Many of these considerations are related to medications and the risk of increasing bruising.
January 25, 2015

What does skin elasticity have to do with aging?

This brings us to elasticity of the skin and aging. One of the key changes in our skin that occurs as we age is a loss of elasticity. Our skin becomes loose. This is due to two very important factors, sun exposure and our genetics. Without a doubt sun exposure is the most important preventable factor. If everyone was to use sun screen and avoid long term sun exposure, our skin would maintain its youthfulness much longer, not to mention reduce the risk of skin cancer. However, our genetics also play a role. Some people age more quickly than others.
January 23, 2015

Research in Facial Plastic Surgery – Aesthetic Facial Units: What are they and why are they important?

One question that arises is whether these boundaries are also important in aging. Do these boundaries become more defined and thus more noticeable with age? What if we were to smooth these boundaries in older people, will this give the appearance of a more youthful face?
January 22, 2015

Dr Bonaparte’s “what’s new in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Research”

I’ve decided to start a weekly/bi-weekly section on my website in which I will review a recently published, cutting edge article. I will try to summarize and discuss the implications of the findings and hopefully give people some insight into the treatments we perform.
January 19, 2015

How long does it take to heal after a Facelift? What is the healing time of a facelift?

What is the healing time of a facelift?