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Dr. Bashioum’s Patient Loves New Nose

July 21st, 2014

Kristina had a rhinoplasty or nose job and writes:

Thanks to Dr. Bashioum and his team, I feel much more confident about my nose! I told him what I wanted and he did exactly what he said he would do to fix what bothered me.  I am now five weeks out from the surgery and I love the results. Thank you all for your support. I am going to recommend Dr. Bashioum to all my friends and to my mom for her upcoming surgery.

Read more.  Nose surgery has jumped to the second most popular cosmetic surgery request after breast augmentation. According to the ASPRS, 252,352 patients like Kristina have chosen to have their noses reshaped.

Dr. Bashioum describes a typical rhinoplasty, with video clips during actual surgery (not Kristina).  Follow another one of Dr. Bashioum’s nose surgeries from start to finish:

Patient Lisa’s diary of nose surgery

Actual surgery

After photo and patient comments

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Fixing Pesky Lip Winkles

May 23rd, 2012

Lip wrinkles or sometimes referred to as “smokers lines,” are the lines that radiate out from the lip margin.   They can be the result of aging, sun exposure, smoking, and /or genetics.   They often may make a person look older.   Women generally dislike them because their lipstick runs into the wrinkles, giving a pronounced pursed look.  Skin resurfacing may reduce these wrinkles, but this procedure frequently carries a possible downside. Invariably there is bleaching of the skin, which more often than not requires make-up to conceal.

Fortunately there are other choices to reduce lip lines.   Injectable materials have made a dramatic contribution in the area of treating these wrinkles.  Filler materials are currently the first line of defense.   Products like Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane are a few of the ever-increasing number of dermal filler type materials on the market today.   They are injected under the skin and actually fill in the lines.   These newer products are based on a  hyaluronic acid  formulation, a natural component of your normal skin.   Interestingly, when lip lines become apparent, there is frequently a loss of lip size or fullness at the same time.   Not only can the lines be corrected, but the lips can be restored to more youthful size and shape, as well.

It is important to seek qualified professional advice when considering these procedures.  Most cosmetic surgeons do not charge for patient consultations.  Here are some links for locations near you.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)  and Dermatology  Clinic Directory.

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