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Shaping the Chin Doesn’t Have To Mean Surgery

By John Lee MD
May 15, 2017

So much attention is given to certain parts of the face, such as the eyes or the lips, that it is easy to forget that beauty does not stem from any one area, but from overall symmetry. Skilled cosmetic surgeons know this, and they harness proven procedures, technologies, and techniques to provide each patient with ... read more

Understanding Ptosis

By John Lee MD
April 15, 2017

When the upper eyelid of one or both eyes droops, this is referred to as ptosis (pronounced TOE-sis). This droop can be almost unnoticeable, or it can be so pronounced that the eyelid descends over the entire pupil. This condition occurs due to aging, but it can affect both children and adults. What causes ptosis? ... read more

7 Antioxidant-Packed Foods for Flawless Skin

By John Lee MD
March 15, 2017

What’s the secret to smoother, younger-looking skin? It has a lot to do with what you eat. In fact, studies show that foods rich in vitamins and minerals can protect your skin from harmful UV rays and speed up cell turnover to reveal healthy underlying skin. Load up on these seven antioxidant-rich foods to start ... read more

Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery the Right Way

By John Lee MD
February 15, 2017

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, you know that it’s a major decision. After all, a lot of time and money goes into this very serious (and very permanent) procedure. To achieve the best possible results, check out the following guidelines to prepare for cosmetic surgery. Do Your Homework There is a lot of information floating ... read more

Removing the Appearance of Scars

By John Lee MD
January 15, 2017

After your skin suffers an injury like an accident or surgery, scar tissue forms. The amount of scar tissue that forms depends on your age, the color of your skin (pigmentation), and the size, location and depth of the wound. When scarring happens, many turn to scar revision surgery as a way to reduce the ... read more

Keep Your Skin Looking Radiant During the Winter Months

By John Lee MD
December 15, 2016

Winter weather can do a  number on your skin. The drops in the temperature and humidity levels make the air dry, robbing your skin of its natural moisture. What’s more, hot indoor air and baths can make the problem worse. To make sure your skin doesn’t chap, itch or redden this season, check out these ... read more

Which City Has the Most Plastic Surgeons?

By John Lee MD
November 15, 2016

OK, it’s your big day; you’re on Jeopardy! You look at Alex Trebek with his outdated double breasted suit and he gives you this answer: Cities with the most plastic surgeons per capita. Uh oh, you didn’t prep for this. OK, better go with the likely places. “What is Beverly Hills, Dallas, Phoenix, Manhattan, and ... read more

Cosmetic Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate?

By John Lee MD
October 15, 2016

Plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity for many reasons. Technology in this field of medicine continues to improve, so more and more people are less wary of having that cosmetic procedure they’ve been considering. There is also less downtime and more procedure options than ever before. Nevertheless, some people make better candidates than others ... read more

The FAQ’s of Rhinoplasty

By John Lee MD
September 15, 2016

If you’re bothered by the feeling that your nose is too long or is otherwise misshapen (with a bump on the top or very wide nostrils, for example), you may want to consider rhinoplasty. Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a very common procedure performed on men and women to reshape the ... read more

Facial Fillers: How to Stay Safe

By John Lee MD
August 15, 2016

When performed well, wrinkle fillers can minimize fine lines and create a more rested, youthful appearance. The most common areas treated by facial fillers are the lip lines, and the lines between the eyebrows and forehead, creating a more rested and youthful appearance. And as one of the safest cosmetic procedures performed today, facial fillers ... read more