Scott Walen, MD
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowships:
Facial Plastic Surgery, Washington University
Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, St. Louis University
Treatments offered at St. Louis, Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center
Most popular answers from Scott Walen, MD
In general, alar retraction is one of the most complicated problems to fix in rhinoplasty. In the short term, Kenalog injections may help decrease the... READ MORE
The picture looks great for so soon after surgery. There may be small asymmetries between sides as the normal postoperative healing process occurs.... READ MORE
Thanks for your question.- In general, you want to wait 12 months for your final result- The swelling is often more on the side that was operated on... READ MORE
Thanks for your question.- You want to wait 12 months, in general, to wait until all of the swelling is decreased- Moving quickly to treat... READ MORE
I'm 6 months post rhino (alarplasty,osteotomies & hump reduction), but I'm not happy with results. Can I get a revision? (photo)
Thanks for your question.For several reasons, you must wait at least one year before considering a revision. With your skin, it takes that long to... READ MORE
Thanks for your question.I would give the process more time, some patients can take up to one year after surgery for all the changes to occur. There... READ MORE
Are there any treatments or even creams I can get to lift my eyelids? I can't afford cosmetic surgery right now.
Thanks for your question.There are many treatments other than surgery for upper eyelid rejuvenation. The starting point is prevention, no tanning,... READ MORE
Thanks for your question and pictures.Your question is very common and reasonable. You will be wearing a nasal cast for 1 week. Once the cast is... READ MORE
I'm due to have septoplasty and turbinate reduction on Monday, and I have a bad cold. Should I postpone my surgery?
Thanks for your question.I think you should follow-up with your surgeon about this matter. Personally, I would not want to perform surgery on someone... READ MORE
Thanks for your question.In general, if you decide to undergo rhinoplasty with a surgeon, you want them to perform the approach and maneuvers that... READ MORE
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