Understanding the nose job In 2015, nearly 218,000 nose reshaping procedures were performed. To alter the shape of the nose, the surgeon adjusts the cartilage and bone under the skin. If surgeon does the incisions inside the nose, it’s a closed rhinoplasty. If the surgeon needs to make an incision in the outside skin, it’s…

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Lip enhancement Lip enhancement surgery is no longer of exclusive interest to women. Men these days are increasingly seeking out lip enhancement surgery. Four percent of those who underwent such surgery in 2015 were men — up from 1 percent just a year previously. Before this surgery, as before any facial plastic surgery, stop smoking…

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Rhinoplasty Q&A How do I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area? The best rhinoplasty are probably those who are called upon to improve on the work of other rhinoplasty surgeons. These surgeons do what is called revision rhinoplasty, which is not only more complicated but carries the expectation that this time it absolutely…

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Brow lifts and how they’re done Brow lifts have been performed since 1910. These days, surgeons don’t just cut out a slice of the scalp and lift the skin on the brow straight up to close the wound. Instead, skin is lifted up and to the sides, reversing the usual aging pattern in which time…

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A history of rhinoplasty Not many people realize just how old a procedure the nose job or rhinoplasty truly is. Surgeons in ancient Egypt, India and Rome had methods for repairing mutilation of the nose. In 16th-century, surgeons in Europe had a very unpleasant way of fixing a nose by grafting on a flap of…

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BOTOX and other treatments BOTOX has been widely used since the 1990s. It uses a purified protein from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to force facial muscles to relax, reducing the appearance of laugh lines and frown lines. Carefully applied, it has minimal side effects and can take years off your face without looking unnatural. In…

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The SOOF lift A SOOF lift blepharoplasty is a way to create a much younger appearance with a very small and subtle alteration to the face. This procedure should involve less swelling than a typical cheek lift. As we age, a tiny deposit of fat under our eyelids called the suborbicularis oculi fat (or SOOF)…

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A nose job to further a career The following is a dramatization: Jason started modeling to pay his college tuition. Now that he was staying in shape and taking care of his skin, he began to realize that his best career option might be to stay in modeling. His agent suggested, however, that although his…

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