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All About Microneedling

Day 1 – 8 Photos After Microneedling with PRP Treatment Question and answer: What exactly is microneedling? It’s a pen with a disposable needle head that creates micro injury on the skin. It triggers the body to produce new healthy and collagen rich skin! It can be used alone or with platelet rich plasma (PRP) […]

The Covid19 virus is a natural disaster. The humanitarian crisis that followed is man made.

Covid19 is a novel coronavirus that had not previously been seen in humans. The lack of immunity to a novel virus has now caused a global pandemic. The possibility of a pandemic has been discussed for many years by top officials including the World Health Organization. Considering global trade, international travel, and our shrinking world, […]

Forehead Reduction Surgery: Get the Hairline You Desire

For women and men who were born with a very high hairline and a long forehead, getting bangs may seem like the only solution. The good news, is there is a surgical procedure that can lower the hairline and reduce the size of the forehead. There is now a is a permanent way to bring […]

Renuvion Skin Tightening

Facelifts have been one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed for decades. As we get older, skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. We develop loose skin in the jowls and neck, and deposit fat under the chin. A face and necklift was once the standard in facial rejuvenation, but in recent years, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Lip Lift Surgery

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm and Restylane is one of the most popular injectable procedures performed at a facial plastic surgeon’s office. Lip injections are popular because they can be done quickly and leaves lips plump and full. However, filler are not the only way to enhance the lips. There is […]

Nasal Obstruction Surgery: Sleep and Breathe Better

More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from restricted nasal breathing. Are you part of this group? Have you tried over the counter medications without results? Have you ever considered undergoing surgery to open the nasal passages? There are many benefits to better nasal breathing including better sleep and improved exercise tolerance. […]

Network Like a Woman

When I first started in practice, I found photos in my senior partner’s office of him and his close friends on weekend trips and at dinner celebrations. I noticed that these close friends were also the doctors who refer many of the patients to his practice. It makes sense that our colleagues become our friends. […]

What to do if you did NOT match

I know yesterday was match day for US medical students, but Facebook just reminded me that 10 years ago today was the day I DID NOT MATCH in Otolaryngology. For those med students who did match, congratulations! For those of you who didn’t, ITS OK. I swear, you will be fine. Match Day For everyone […]

The wage gap for female physicians

There has been much attention this weekend to a comment made by a internal medicine physician from Plano, TX in the Dallas Medical Journal regarding the gender pay gap. For anyone who missed it, Dr Tigges claimed that “Female physicians do not work as hard…they don’t want to work the long hours. Nothing needs to […]

GRIT: consistency over time leads to excellence

We see so many images of people’s success on social media, it is easy to feel inadequate. We see the end result, the glory, the win…but we do not see the process it took to get there. There are few photos of failed lifts, finishing last, an unsuccessful experiment, getting a C on an assignment. […]

Botox; it’s not just for cosmetics!

Neuromodulators: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin What is a neuromodulator? Botox is the best known example of a class of drugs called neuromodulators. These are drugs that block the signal from a nerve to a muscle. When we move our muscles the signal to move starts in the brain, travels down our nerves, and then the […]

Success: it starts with believing in yourself

Success Someone recently commented to me that I am very successful for my age. I have learned to accept compliments and just say “thank you” but it got me thinking. Am I successful? It certainly doesn’t feel like it some days. I struggle, I fail, I feel frustrated. But when I take a step back […]