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Natural Ways to Speed up Healing After a Facelift

By Dr. Siegel | July 9, 2018

The after-effects of facial plastic surgery seem counter-productive to the surgery itself. The swelling and bruising that often follows a plastic surgery are a natural result of the body’s healing process, but they are unwanted and uncomfortable. These less than fortunate consequences can keep the patient from work and other daily activities. People receive these surgeries to look and feel their best – not the other way around.   There are several steps that can be taken to speed up your recovery process and get you back to feeling and looking like yourself. After you’ve completed your facelift or rhinoplasty, the most important thing to do is implement natural…

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Which Day After Rhinoplasty Is The Worst?

By Dr. Siegel | April 30, 2018

After your rhinoplasty, some days will be worse than others. From the earliest steps to the final part of the healing process, you might face occasional challenges as you get used to your new (and gradually improving) appearance. But which day after your surgery is the worst? What Happens After Surgery? During the first 3-5 days, there will be some internal swelling. This creates the feeling of having a perpetually stuffy nose, which is a fairly unpleasant sensation for most people! In the weeks following surgery, your surgeon will need to remove the external splints that were put in place to…

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When Can I Blow My Nose After Rhinoplasty and Other Recovery Questions

By Dr. Siegel | March 30, 2018

Whether you’re still actively considering rhinoplasty or you’ve already got your surgery scheduled, you may have a number of questions about the recovery. What will your life be like immediately following the surgery, and how can you improve your recovery in the months ahead? Here are a few of the most common post-rhinoplasty questions patients ask us. When Can I Blow My Nose? Although nose blowing seems harmless, it can cause damage to the new structure of your nose if done too soon or aggressively after surgery. Forceful blowing can potentially tear or damage the tissue inside the nose. And that’s not to mention the fact that people who blow too…

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Should You Tell Others You Had Plastic Surgery?

By Dr. Siegel | March 9, 2018

    One advantage of using an experienced plastic surgeon is that you can get results that look completely natural. Rather than looking like another person, or looking artificial, it’s simply an improved version of you! The surgeon’s dedication to natural results also means that others may not be able to tell that you’ve even had cosmetic surgery. They may be sure you look better than ever – but can’t put their finger on the cause of the improvement. Today, the stigma of having plastic surgery has all but disappeared. Almost everyone wants to look and feel their best, so getting a facelift or rhinoplasty isn’t frowned upon. But this begs the question: should you tell others…

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6 Ways to Rejuvenate Skin Before Holiday Photos

By Dr. Siegel | November 28, 2017

With the holiday season approaching, everyone wants to look their best for all the inevitable family photos. There are a range of non-surgical procedures out there that’ll get your skin looking youthful, radiant, and photogenic. Here are six of the most popular options: 1) Chemical Peels Chemical peels come in light and deep varieties. Most of them use acidic solutions to “burn” your facial skin. Although lighter store-bought peels yield only superficial and short-lived results, deep peels are so potent and effective that they are considered a medical procedure. They perform a dual action, by which outer skin layers are removed and collagen production is increased – leading to…

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How Long Does it Take to Get Rid of a Double Chin With Kybella?

By Dr. Siegel | November 21, 2017

If you’ve been trying to get rid of that pesky double chin but exercise and dieting haven’t been helping, Kybella could be the way to go. It’s simple, affordable, and doesn’t involve any incisions – yet it can still radically improve the appearance of your chin. Let’s have a closer look at how Kybella works and how long it takes for full results to become apparent. What Is Kybella? Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe double chins. A synthetic form of deoxycholic acid – a naturally occurring molecule that helps to break down fat in your body…

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Does Having Diabetes Affect Surgery?

By Dr. Siegel | November 14, 2017

Although surgery is a wonderful development in human history, nobody but the worst masochist enjoys contemplating the process itself. For diabetics, the dread of surgery tends to be even greater than it is for the average patient. But how much of this dread is well-founded? In this post, we’ll look at the main things you need to know about how diabetes may affect your cosmetic surgery. Diabetes Is A  Spectrum It’s difficult to speak generally of diabetes and its role in surgery, because the condition can be very mild or very severe in different patients. Important things to consider are…

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How To Reduce Swelling After Rhinoplasty

By Dr. Siegel | November 7, 2017

Like any surgical procedure involving incisions, rhinoplasty can sometimes cause unwanted swelling around your nose. Although this subsides over time as the surgical site heals, many patients look for ways to minimize the amount of swelling or to reduce it as quickly as possible. In this post, we’ll look at some of the best ways to do this, so you can enjoy your new look in no time! What Is Swelling and What Causes It? Swelling is part of your body’s natural healing process. There are two main types that occur after rhinoplasty. First, there’s the initial swelling that results from your…

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Current Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

By Dr. Siegel | October 31, 2017

Facial plastic surgery has developed at an astounding pace since the turn of the millennium. The past few years have seen a surge in the use of injectable fillers and other exciting new technologies such as PRP “vampire facials” and Kybella. Classic procedures such as face lifts and Botox injections, once associated with rather unnatural results, have become increasingly subtle and effective as techniques and components continue to improve. However, what’s in store for the rest of 2017 and beyond? Let’s look at a few of the latest trends in the cosmetic surgery world. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Nose jobs are consistently one of…

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Should I Bring Photos to My Consult

By Dr. Siegel | October 24, 2017

Your initial consult with a plastic surgeon is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss your procedure. It’s also the best time to reach an understanding with your surgeon about what sort of results you would like, and what results you can expect. One of the best ways to bring your desires in line with reality is to bring a selection of photos to the consultation. Photos Aren’t Everything A key point to remember about any cosmetic procedure – especially facial ones – is that every patient’s features are unique. When an experienced facial plastic surgeon performs a rhinoplasty, for instance, it’s…

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