Face Q&A: For Injections, Fillers, Deformities, Rhinoplasty and Blepharoplasty

I had a Nose Filler Injection Juvederm 6 Days Ago. Will the Size of the Swelling Go Down Quite a Bit More? I had a Non-Surgical Nose Job.

This is a common question after non-surgical rhinoplasty, and it involves the healing stages of filler injections. Typically we wait 2 weeks for all of the swelling to improve and resolve after the initial injection. At that time, most of the irregularities and what appears to be overfill go away and you are left with a nice result. In the nose, Juvederm can appear swollen or uneven for 2 weeks, and at that time, you achieve your final result.

I have Chubby Cheeks just like My Dad. My Dad is almost in his 60’s and his Cheeks are still very full. I have always wanted a Slim Face and wondered if Buccal Fat Pad Removal is the Right Choice?

This is a common concern when it comes to Buccal fat pad removal. Clients want to look great at all ages, and when you are young, you can have slimmer cheeks with fat pad removal. I also perform fat transfer surgery so that when you get older, the fat can be replaced, reshaped and sculpted to fit your face well.

Should I just Narrow my Bulbous Tip or Combine that with Narrowing of the Bridge?

This is a common concern of rhinoplasty clients who dislike some parts of their nose. Some want just a smaller tip, or their nostrils more narrow, but want to leave the rest of the nose alone. When you see a rhinoplasty specialist, he or she can examine your nose and tell you his opinion on what looks best. Since the nose is a three-dimensional object, you generally have to address all the areas to make sure everything is in balance. A great rhinoplasty surgeon will be able to give you the nose that best fits your face by addressing all the areas necessary and leaving alone the areas that do not need any alterations.

Do I Have a Pollybeak Deformity?

A pollybeak deformity is a harsh name given to a nose that is more full at the bottom portion of the bridge, than the upper portion. It is usually due to removing too much hump from the top and/or not enough from the bottom. If this occurs (naturally or after surgery), it can be fixed. It depends on the client, most cases require rhinoplasty surgery to correct it, but others may be a candidate for a filler injection. In general, the more severe the pollybeak, the more likely surgery will be the answer.

What Can I Expect from a Consultation Regarding the Bags Under My Eyes?

When you go to a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon, we are all trained to treat the under eyes both surgically and non-surgically. In general, younger clients in their 20s and 30s are great candidates for fillers like Restylane. Once the skin loses the elasticity, a lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat transfer may be the best option to get the best results. No external incisions are used, the bags are removed, and then fat is injected to smooth the junction between the eyelid and cheek. At your consultation, your options are discussed so you can make the best decision for the look you want.