DR. FISHMAN’S MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FACETITE

The age-related changes of jowls, heaviness along the jawline and neck, and sagging skin are familiar to us all.  As we age, genetics and hormonal changes can contribute volume loss in the face and sagging of facial/neck tissues. The loss of skin elasticity, resulting in droopy face and neck outlines, is a concern for a […]

NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY VS. SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY: WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Facial symmetry is an important part of beauty, and the nose is an important part of facial harmony.  Concerns about how their nose looks is common for many, and rhinoplasty (or surgery to change the appearance of the nose) is routinely in the top 3 most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States.   While […]

THE BENEFITS OF CO2 LASER SKIN RESURFACING

Sun damage, stress, and aging all take a toll on our skin in the form or wrinkles and sun spots.  These, as well as acne scarring and other blemishes can make skin look dull and unhealthy.  Skin resurfacing is a great treatment to improve the health and appearance of skin, and CO2 laser resurfacing is […]

HAIR APPOSITION TECHNIQUE: HOW TO FIX A SCALP CUT

Cuts and lacerations of the face and scalp are common and urgent concerns for patients seeking care at Aviva Plastic Surgery, and our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Inessa Fishman, frequently repairs cuts with stitches.  There is a treatment technique to repair scalp cuts without sutures, however, and Dr. Fishman says it’s important to know how […]

INTRODUCING RHA REDENSITY 

A new and long-awaited hyaluronic acid filler has arrived in our practice, and we are excited to introduce RHA Redensity to our patients.  While new to the United States, RHA Redensity has enjoyed multiple years of popularity with aesthetic medicine specialists in Canada and Europe, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman.  “I’m looking forward […]

DR. TAGHECHIAN’S TOP 7 PEARLS FOR NONSURGICAL LABIAPLASTY AFTERCARE

While not commonly discussed in the medical circles, intimate health and labia concerns are common among women of all ages. Some women are bothered by excessive tissue or asymmetry of the labia, while others note changes after pregnancy, childbirth, weight changes, and aging. A lot of women don’t know that there are treatment options that […]

WHICH INJECTABLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are relatively new in the world of aesthetic medicine.  In fact, Botox received its first cosmetic indication for facial wrinkles in 2002, and the hyaluronic acid filler Restylane launched in Europe in 1996, receiving FDA approval in the United States a few years later.  In just a couple […]

ALLA’S TOP 10 MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MICRONEEDLING

Skincare and health are a large part of our practice, and our medical aesthetican, Alla Fishman, fields questions about best practices for skin rejuvenation and maintaining its optimal health every day.  We recently asked Alla for her most commonly asked questions about microneedling, and she gave us very helpful information about this popular skin rejuvenation […]

Dr. FISHMAN’S TOP 10 PEARLS FOR LIP LIFT RECOVERY

Surgical facial rejuvenation—whether facelifting, blepharoplasty, or lip lifting—is a big component of our practice, and it is a powerful tool to rejuvenate one’s appearance. Having fuller looking lips, and lips which align with a more harmonious facial appearance – these are the benefits of a lip lift. The surgical lip lift procedure shortens the too-long […]

PIEZO RHINOPLASTY: THE BENEFITS OF A NEW TECHNIQUE

Piezo Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty is quickly becoming a popular technique for nose surgery around the world, and with good reason. First introduced in 2004, Piezo Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty is named after the tool that it utilizes – the Piezotome. In the past, rhinoplasty was typically performed using instruments such as hammers and chisels. In doing so, there […]