2015 Facial Plastic Surgery Trends in Charlotte

March 27th, 2015

There are always trends in facial plastic surgery.  There are trends that are national and some trends that are unique to certain demographic and geographic locations.  In this blog, I want to talk about both national trends and Charlotte trends in facial plastic surgery for 2015. National Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery The Selfie Explosion […]



Steps to Define a Nasal Tip During Rhinoplasty 

March 13th, 2015

The most common surgical procedure I perform in my office in Charlotte is rhinoplasty.  A rhinoplasty is completed for a variety of concerns.  The goal of a rhinoplasty is to create a nose that blends with the face.  After a successful rhinoplasty, most patients are able to focus on their eyes and smile instead of […]



The Power of the Chin

February 27th, 2015

The size and strength of the chin may be the most underrated and overlooked facial feature.  I have been performing chin augmentation procedures for years with wonderful results, but I had recent experience that has me thinking about the procedure. My Friend Who Had a Chin Implant One of my friends, who does not live […]



5 Best Reasons to Have an Upper Blepharoplasty

January 19th, 2015

The eyes are the windows to our souls.  The eyes portray our feelings and emotions as they are responsible for approximately 70% of our non-verbal communication of the face.  One of the unfortunate aspects of the eyes is the eye region is one of the first areas to show signs of aging.  As a facial […]



2014 Year End Review and Future Plans at Carolina Facial Plastics

January 5th, 2015

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my patients for choosing my practice for their care.  I love my profession, and I have had such enjoyment getting to know patients.  I love learning about their families and passions.  I feel blessed to have the opportunity to take care of each one of […]



4 Key Facial Features to Maintain for Graceful Aging   

December 22nd, 2014

                 As a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I am constantly exploring the changes that occur in the face as we age.  The causes of aging changes in the face are multifaceted, complex and not completely understood.  During my consultation with patients, I emphasize that I have a […]



How Long does a Liquid Facelift Last?

October 28th, 2014

As a facial injectable expert in Charlotte, I commonly have patients inquire about a liquid facelift and its longevity.  Before I answer its longevity, I will first define a liquid facelift. What is a Liquid Facelift? A liquid facelift is using a combination of non-surgical injectables to lift and add definition to an aging face.  […]



The Effect of Joan Rivers’ Death on Plastic Surgery

October 9th, 2014

Joan Rivers was a talented and entertaining comedian that had a long and successful career in Hollywood.  Not only was she known for her outrageous comedy, but she was known for her love of plastic surgery.  I credit her for being someone who both aided and hurt the reputation of plastic surgery.  I believe she […]



My Thoughts on Botched the new hit television show and My Friend Dr. Nassif

September 8th, 2014

My Thoughts on Botched the new hit television show and My Friend Dr. Nassif Botched is a new reality TV show about plastic surgery.  The show is based on patients that have undergone poor plastic surgery and had poor outcomes.  These patients are considered “Botched”.  During each episode, two patient’s plastic surgery stories are highlighted.  […]



The Evolution in the Use of Dermal Fillers

September 3rd, 2014

In this blog, I would like to discuss my personal evolution and thoughts of the use of dermal fillers.  First, we should talk about some basic points and the reasoning behind this blog. The Basics of Dermal Fillers  Dermal fillers have been in use for over 15 years.  Dermal fillers are products that are made […]