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Facial Plastic Surgery

WHEN I RAISE MY EYEBROWS, I GET DEEP HORIZONTAL WRINKLES ON MY FOREHEAD

Published on July 28, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: When I raise my eyebrows, I get deep horizontal wrinkles on my forehead. They are still there when I am relaxed but somewhat noticeable. Can Botox be used to smooth these wrinkles even when my forehead muscles are relaxed or are these creases permanent? I am 48 years old. Answer: Yes, Botox and it’s […]

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WILL THE SCAR FROM A BROWLIFT BE NOTICEABLE IF I HAVE A RECEDING HAIRLINE?

Published on July 13, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am 74 years old, male and in excellent health. I have used Botox for years to ease my crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. These injections work just wonderfully but I desire a permanent solution now. My hair is receding; will the browlift leave a noticeable scar due to my receding hairline? Answer: In […]

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IMPROVING YOUR LOOK WITH A CHIN IMPIANT

Published on July 11, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have a very small chin. It doesn’t project out as far as it should. If I had chin augmentation, would it basically just alter my profile, or will it also change my appearance from a frontal view? Do you have any software that will allow me to visualize my face with differently shaped […]

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HOW DOES SCAR REMOVAL WORK?

Published on July 04, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have a jagged scar running across my face that I would like repaired. My business is a bit more respectable now and I would like to look the part. How is scar revision accomplished? Is this a long, drawn out process? Answer: There are many techniques for scar revision, but typically, it involves […]

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CAN YOU WEAR MAKEUP AFTER EYELID( BLEPHAROPLASTY) SURGERY?

Published on July 01, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I would like upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. I have very sparse eyelashes and I am worried that the incisions will affect my eyelashes. Could this happen? How long after the surgery can I wear eye makeup, particulalrly mascara? Answer: It is virtually impossible for your eyelashes to be injured from blepharoplasty as long […]

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HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE SCAR REVISION SURGERY AFTER INJURY

Published on June 26, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I recently was in a fight and have a jagged scar on my face. Should I come in for a consultation about this now or should I wait for it to heal more? This occurred three and a half months ago. Answer: I would be happy to see you now for a consultation about […]

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CONDITIONS THAT PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING EYE SURGERY

Published on June 15, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: Are there any eye conditions that would prevent someone from getting blepharoplasty? Answer: Yes, there are some conditions that would prevent me from doing a blepharoplasty such as Sjogren’s Disease (Autoimmune disease affecting salivary and lacrimal glands), significant dryness of the eyes, Graves Disease (Thyroid Disease) or any significant disease of the eyes such […]

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CORRECTING DROOPY BROWS AT A YOUNG AGE

Published on June 14, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have a very droopy looking brow which I think is hereditary. I’m only 26 and it seems ridiculous that I would get a brow lift at my age but I still want to do something to improve the way I look. Am I too young for a brow lift? Answer: At 26 years […]

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BLEPHAROPLASTY TO CORRECT MALAR BAGS UNDER THE EYE

Published on June 13, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have very bad bags under my eyes but my doctor told that they’re actually malar bags. Is this something that can be improved with a facelift? Answer: Malar bags present a challenge. Most facelift techniques don’t address malar bags. Blepharoplasty techniques may be helpful as well as a direct excision of the malar […]

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Can you remove a facial scar?

Published on June 04, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: How does scar revision work? Does it completely remove a scar or just make it less noticeable? Answer: Scar revision is a procedure to help minimize a scar. There are no procedures that can make a scar disappear completely, but when a scar is raised, depressed or wide, a scar revision can be a […]

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Rhinoplasty Part #3- Assessing The Face

Published on December 01, 2009 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Assessing the Face When examining the patient, I look at the entire face to determine what changes are needed to create the most aesthetically pleasing result. I take into account the patient’s ethnic background, bony and cartilaginous anatomy, skin thickness, general health status, and age. Female patients should be at least 15 to 16 years […]

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Plastic Surgery Of The Face And Neck

Published on October 01, 2009 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

YOU CAN IMPROVE ON MOTHER NATURE and Dr. Pontell has been doing so with natural results for the last 20 years. Dr. Pontell is a fellowship trained Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon whose practice is dedicated exclusively to plastic surgery of the face and neck.By limiting his practice to the face and neck, Dr. Pontell has been […]

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