Category: Facial Analysis and Surgical Planning

What’s the Right Age for Cosmetic Surgery?

04, January, 2020

I’m often asked if one can be too young or too old for cosmetic surgery. At any age, a doctor would assess a patient’s readiness to undergo a surgical procedure, including overall mental and physical well-being. Advanced age can increase the chances that surgery would not be medically sound, but the decision is unique to […]


Advancements in Facial Implants

29, December, 2019

When I started practicing medicine in the 1980s, the year 2020 evoked futuristic images of cyborgs and interstellar travel. Now, 2020 is upon us and – while we still don’t have flying cars or robot housekeepers – technology has enabled major advancements in craniofacial implants. As we embark on a new decade, it’s an appropriate […]


The Limited Role of Mathematical Ideals in Planning Facial Surgery

24, September, 2018

When reconstructing a severely injured face after a motor vehicle accident, the plastic surgeon attempts to return the involved area to its original appearance, or, if that is not possible, to one that is symmetric and accepted as normal. When a patient chooses cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their healthy face, the aesthetic […]