Saint Louis Facial Plastic Surgeon
10448 Old Olive Street Road, Suite 200
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Head, Neck & Facial

Memberships

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Education

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowships:
    Facial Plastic Surgery, Washington University
    Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, St. Louis University

Treatments offered at St. Louis, Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center

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How complicated is fixing alar retraction?

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

Tell me about my otoplasty results (5 days post surgery)? (photos)

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

What can I do to reduce Rhinoplasty swelling?

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

Is my right nostril collapsed? (photos)

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

Is there any exercise to build the nose bridge again after a rhinoplasty?

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

Rhinoplasty recovery time? (photos)

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

Is columellar strut placement difficult in closed rhinoplasty?

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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