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Lip Surgery

27 Jun 2017, Created 3 months ago

Kristina Tansavatdi, MD

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. T is very thorough in understanding patient needs as well as open to trying different approaches for plastic surgery. What I like best is that her office is easily accessible compared to more urban locations like Beverly Hills, and she takes the time to listen versus directing the patient towards a particular procedure. The morning of my surgery, she took the time to pull up notes we had... READ MORE

Cons outweigh pros. Choose your doctor wisely...

I've had many issues with the way I looked, so I finally decided on rhinoplasty this year (note that I had fat transfer and buccal fat reduction too, but I'll describe the rhinoplasty first). Shout out to Shakibabe88 for her thorough review, and I hope my review can be of help to other people, even though I have mixed feelings about my results. While some of my comments seem to be critical,... READ MORE

Questions from s991

Changes to Chin Structure and Lower Jaw Area to Improve Proportions?

I have inherited a boxy and rather elongated chin, with slight "bulging" around my lower cheek (this remains even when I have lost weight). When I smile, this often makes my... READ MORE

Natural Asian Rhinoplasty; Base Reduction or Nasal Tip Augmentation? (photo)

I have been looking at the variety of rhinoplasty procedures performed for asian noses. Looking at my own nose, I have always felt that my alae are quite wide, flat, and... READ MORE

What fat grafting techniques can be applied to the midfacial area for someone in their early 20's? (photo)

If I had a fat graft, where do you think the injections should be, anatomically (closer to mouth, sitting right under the zygomatic region...)? I like the idea of fat grafts,... READ MORE

Would cheek implants or fat graft be the right solution for my mid face, and would there be long term effects? (Photo)

I have always had a slightly flat face, which reveals my large lower cheeks (buccal fat) and jaws. Which kind of solution would you suggest to increase projection in this area?... READ MORE

Taping nose DOWN to prevent bulbous swelling and upturned nose?

So I've heard that doctors will tape the nose so that it rotates up right after surgery, but is it possible to apply tape in a way to decrease nose projection? I'm almost two... READ MORE

Lip lift incision area (Photo)

I've seen a recent abundance of lip lift reviews, and I noticed that most of the incisions and sutures extend not only just under the columellar area, but also on the outsides... READ MORE

Solutions for downturned mouth? (Photo)

I have tried finding a few journal publications on depressor anguli oris muscle release to treat downturned corners of the mouth, but finding reviews of such a procedure is... READ MORE

Lip lift candidate - lifting sides of lip more than lifting the center lip? (photos)

I have been contemplating fixing my upper lip length and lack of shape. The length of my upper lip does not seem too bad until you see the sides of my upper lip, which extend... READ MORE

Extra small malar implant size? At the final decision stage (Photo)

Can malar implants come in extra small size or be whittled down in projection/thickness? I've inspected small malar implants in person, and they seem too big for my face. I'm... READ MORE

7 months post op. Can my nose shrink further? Can my cartilage graft to the tip and dorsum shrink further? (Photo)

I had cartilage grafted into tip and dorsum. In the seven months so far, I have happily observed some tip shrinkage, but I still feel the nose is uncomfortably projected IMHO.... READ MORE

Is Le Fort I osteotomy ever performed for normal bites and what are the risks? (photos)

I'm curious to know why if at all le fort I osteotomies might be performed in patients with normal bites. I know that it typically addresses mid face deficiencies, and I'm... READ MORE

What can be done to de-rotate an upturned nose? (Photo)

I had cartilage grafted to my tip 8.5 months ago, and ever since I walked out of the operating room, my nose had been too upturned in my opinion, exacerbating my mid facial... READ MORE

Alar hooding reduction. Where is the incision made and can it be performed? (Photo)

Treatment of Alar hooding isn't commonly discussed in plastic surgery literature, but I was wondering if surgeons are familiar with any techniques to correct hanging/hooded... READ MORE

Revision - Can I just trim my tip? (Photo)

I had a rhinoplasty 1 year ago ( grafts to tip, septal extension graft, and Lower lateral cartilage trim). My nose is starting to resolve into something pinched looking with... READ MORE

Inferior jowl fat removal and which fat pad of the cheek to remove? (photos)

I have had buccal fat pad removal twice, with the second time (8 months ago) being the most successful (quarter size fat pad removed). however, I have always had this jowl fat... READ MORE

Recent comments from s991

^ id hit like on your comment if there were such a button. Really hits home for me READ COMMENT

I like your face both before and after - cheekbones after look pretty good from those pics. What size implant did you get? READ COMMENT

Which Doctor are you considering? READ COMMENT

I know that many doctors recommend fillers, but personally I like the idea of permanent changes to my face. I think I'm going to make a case to my revision Doctor to trim or derotate my tip first and then cut a bit of the alae. one year... READ COMMENT

In US currently because I think going to Korea might be difficult on my own- needing a translation etc. I'm looking at dr Corbin and dr Ellenbogen right now, both have 10+ years experience, have publications. READ COMMENT