About My Practice
What fascinates you about the face?
I am continuously fascinated by the unique beauty of each of my patients' faces. I address each person's specific needs and then tailor my approach to achieve their individual goals.
Describe your practice.
My staff and I pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of personalized care. I subscribe to old-fashioned medicine and make myself accessible to my patients; I even make house calls. I also offer my patients "concierge" service, an option which gives them 24/7 access to me by phone and email. Patients consistently remark that they 'feel like they are treated like family.'
What makes your practice distinct?
I think my practice is distinguished by my education. I've trained at some of the most highly respected institutions in the world. I completed a research fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Harvard and trained in head and neck surgery at Yale, where I served as chief resident. I also did a fellowship under Dr. Frank M. Kamer at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills. I stayed on as his associate until he retired.
Why did you pursue plastic surgery?
It blends the technical with the creative. I love to work with my hands, and I also love being an artist. It gives me great pleasure to enhance my patients' natural beauty by restoring balance and proportion to their features.
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Affiliation:Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
A Minute With
How i make the best first impression
In my initial consultations, I’m very definitive in my recommendations; I also care deeply about how
my patients envision the results they hope to achieve
Most memorable patient reaction
When a patient in her 60s joyfully exclaimed, “My neck didn’t look this good in my 20s!”
The approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the results should appear natural and balanced
What sets my practice apart
At my practice we pride ourselves on striking the delicate balance between sophistication and approachability
Three things everyone should do before surgery
I encourage patients to undergo a rigorous and comprehensive medical clearance to ensure they are good candidates for the procedure; it’s also very important to research a physician’s educational background and verify that their chosen surgeon is board-certified in his
or her specialty
How do you manage patient expectations?
In my initial consultations, I’m very
definitive in my recommendations;
I also care deeply about how my
patients envision the results they
hope to achieve
The biggest misconception about my field
That it’s impossible to have
“invisible” plastic surgery. Some
people believe to achieve dramatic
results, there has to be evidence of
having had surgery
- Endoscopic Browlift
- Eyelid Lift
- Neck Liposuction
- Laser Resurfacing
- Injectable Facial Sculpting
- Lip Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
What is the average recovery time for fat transfer to correct under eye hallows?What our experts say:
I don't perform fat transfer. I prefer hyaluronic acid filler injections to the tear troughs to correct orbital volume loss.
About Juvederm FillerWhat our experts say:
It may appear like a loss of volume only because the point of injections is probably swollen and distorting the anatomy. Once the swelling subsides (in 2 weeks), this should normalize.
Are nurse practioners as qualified for laser treatment as MDWhat our experts say:
It is preferable to seek treatment by an MD, and not just any MD, but a board certified plastic surgeon, board certified facial plastic surgeon, or board certified dermatologist.
Does it makes sense to travel to a less expensive location for a face lift? I wonder about follow up care etc. I live in Hawaii where things are very expensive! Thank you.What our experts say:
One should never bargain shop, especially when it comes to facial surgery. You can hide anything else, but you can't your face if you are not pleased with the results. Most importantly, entrust your care to someone who is highly trained and highly skilled with an artistic eye. Post-surgical downtime is average 2 weeks before going back to work.
Does a chemical peel reduce wrinkles?What our experts say:
Chemical peels and lasers are both good for addressing texture and tone of skin, thereby reducing wrinkles. I happen to prefer laser for skin resurfacing as I find it more precise.