WEIGHT AND FACIAL SURGERY

Good health is important for both post-surgery recovery and great treatment outcomes. Besides discussing your medical and surgical history; medications; allergies; and nicotine and alcohol use, we frequently talk about weight with our patients. While a healthy weight and BMI (body mass index, which can be calculated here) are optimal, we also consider your planned […]

CHIN IMPLANTS: THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO TREATMENT

Facial balancing with injectable dermal fillers has grown in popularity over the last few years, but facial implants have offered a permanent way to contour the facial features for decades. For too-short or “weak” chins, our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman often recommends chin implant placement as an effective, long-lasting and customizable treatment option. […]

SCARS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM BETTER

Scars are a common concern in the world of facial plastic surgery and in life.  Whether a scar arises from a fall-related injury, car accident, or elective surgery like a blepharoplasty, there are many effective ways to make scars heal in a really favorable and imperceptible way, says our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman.  […]

DRAINS AFTER FACELIFT SURGERY

Recovery after facelift or neck lift surgery always involves some degree of swelling and bruising, independent of technique, surgeon, and your individual anatomic factors.  “I do both SMAS lift surgery and deep plane face lifts and neck lifts,” says our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman, “and recovery is, of course, always a big concern […]

NEWBORN EAR CORRECTION: MOST COMMON PARENT CONCERNS

Misfolding or a deformity of the ear is a common finding in newborn children; studies show that approximately one third of all newborns have some sort of external ear deformity, ranging from very mild kinks of pinched areas in the outer rim of the ear to severely constricted and misfolded ears that look significantly misshapen.  […]

PRO-NOX LAUGHING GAS IN OUR PRACTICE

Beauty is pain—or is it? It is true that some of the treatments and procedures in our practice carry variable degrees of discomfort.  Furthermore, some patients worry about pain or have a fear of the unknown—and experience anxiety even with mildly uncomfortable or painless procedures.  We use Pro-Nox™ laughing gas to help our patients decrease […]

DAXXIFY (DAXIBOTULINUM) RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL

Today’s news reports the FDA approval of an exciting new injectable anti-wrinkle medication, Daxibotulinum/ Daxxify. Daxxify arrives as a competitor to Botox and other neuromodulator injections that target moderate to severe frown lines. With very few anti-wrinkle options available in the US, we asked our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman about the significance of […]

7 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT EARLOBE REDUCTION

An earlobe reduction procedure reduces the size of your earlobe. The technical term for an earlobe reduction is loboplasty, but this term is rarely used. Patients may want to decrease the size of their earlobe due to multiple reasons. Sometimes the earlobe is too long or “fat” due genetics, and sometimes piercing or gauging can […]

PREPARING FOR YOUR CONSULTATION: DR. FISHMAN’S TOP 10 POINTS OF ADVICE

Your consultation is your first personalized and in-depth interaction with our Surgeons, practice, and staff.  We are highly invested in making this interaction a positive and educational experience, and we recently asked our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman to share her advice for patients preparing for the their consultation.  Read on to learn her […]

EARWELL NEWBORN EAR CORRECTION: DR. FISHMAN’S TOP 6 PEARLS FOR SUCCESS

NEWBORN EAR CORRECTION

Newborn ear correction is an effective treatment for many congenital ear deformities.  This treatment, originally described in the 1980s, is commonly performed at Aviva Plastic Surgery by our Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman, who has practiced newborn ear correction since 2014.  “As a Board Certified ENT, I’m very comfortable with ear anatomy and have […]