What is an Alar Base Reduction?

An alar base reduction, also known as nostril reduction surgery or an alarplasty, is a rhinoplasty procedure that narrows the width of the nostril base, decreasing the nostril size and amount of nostril flaring. Alar Reduction Rhinoplasty Patients who qualify for an alar base reduction have a ...

Surgery, Injectables or Both?

Educational Messages from Dr. Menachof Many things happen to our face and neck as we age. Changes occur slowly in the skin, fat, muscle and bone of our faces, causing an older appearance to develop over the years. In some people, these changes can occur early, while others can continue to look young until they are much older.

Growth Factors: What are They and Why Do We Need Them?

If you’re concerned about reversing the signs of aging in your skin, rejuvenation can be found in the innovative science of skin care containing growth factors. Growth factors are an important part of maintaining firmness and elasticity in your skin. Growth factors are made by skin cells to help your body maintain healthy skin. They work by repairing damaged skin, making the components that provide firmness and elasticity and helping to maintain your skin’s natural protective functions.

The Secret to Amazing Skin

So I’m sitting poolside in Cabo. The sun is out. It’s about 90 degrees. There is a slight breeze. There is an ice-cold refreshing beverage sitting about 4 inches away from my left hand. I’m watching Kathleen and two of my kids floating near the ...

A New Chapter in Hydration

The number of effective non-surgical options available that improve the appearance of the skin continues to grow. This can be seen as both good and bad. The good part is that we are finding more and more things that will make us look better.

Should I Get Plastic Surgery

Several factors go into determining which facial procedure is right for you, or if plastic surgery is even necessary. Take time to find a facial plastic surgeon that will help you determine which procedure will give you the results you want.

How to Avoid Surgery: Tips from a Plastic Surgeon

While plastic surgery produces dramatic and noticeable results, there are a number of ways to avoid surgery altogether. These steps can also provide some pretty amazing changes to your face, without the downtime and financial commitment that surgery requires.

Balancing your facial features with a chin implant

I have been unhappy with my face, mainly my profile, for a very long time. I have considered many procedures including rhinoplasty, otoplasty, fat transfer, mandibular advancement and sliding genioplasty. I think I look awkward and imbalanced with my large nose and ears and lack ...