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Why Rhinoplasty Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Procedure

Rhinoplasty is very popular at my Toronto-area facial plastic surgery practice among both men and women. This surgery, also called nose surgery or a nose job, is such an important specialty for me that I’ve been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the subject. One challenging aspect that draws me to this treatment is the idea that no two rhinoplasty procedures are the same. Each patient presents a unique opportunity to sculpt a nose that’s ideal for that person and that person only. In this post, I’d like to discuss why taking a custom rhinoplasty approach is so important, and … Continue reading »

Revision Rhinoplasty: When Is It Necessary?

Although most people who undergo rhinoplasty are satisfied with their long-term results, some patients require a secondary procedure to achieve an outcome that’s just right. My revision rhinoplasty patients in Toronto often have very compelling reasons for undergoing a second surgery, and some of them might surprise you. The Volume Question Adding or removing volume to the nose is a common request among primary rhinoplasty patients, but sometimes the surgery goes too far—or not far enough. Often, revision rhinoplasty is requested to create the appropriate level of volume, one that complements the patient’s natural facial features and creates impeccable symmetry. … Continue reading »

Choosing the Right Rhinoplasty Surgeon

There’s no doubt that you have access to a wealth of options when selecting the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Toronto area. As you comb through your options, make sure you’re looking for the right information so you can make an informed choice. Our tips can help you move through your search with confidence and choose a doctor who is likely to give you the results you want and the experience you deserve. Start With Skills Most physicians make their qualifications plainly known, whether through their websites or other online resources. You should confirm that the surgeon has specific training … Continue reading »

What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Dermal fillers are often used to help smooth wrinkles and restore volume to certain areas of the face. It’s less common for patients considering rhinoplasty at my Toronto practice to ask about a non-surgical nose job. Soft tissue fillers can augment areas of the nose or refine irregularities in ways that are more subtle than surgical rhinoplasty. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Restylane® are also options for revision rhinoplasty in cases where the surgically altered nose needs only minor changes. I perform all cosmetic injections at my practice, and that’s especially important for patients seeking non-surgical rhinoplasty. Using … Continue reading »

A Nose for News: Welcome to My Blog

Throughout my career as a facial plastic surgeon in Toronto and internationally, I’ve dedicated much of my training to rhinoplasty. That’s why I’ve decided to start a blog where patients who are considering cosmetic nose surgery can learn about the latest developments in this complex and ever-changing procedure. The patients I see in Toronto for rhinoplasty represent diverse backgrounds and often pose unique cosmetic challenges. A nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, yet it requires a surgeon who combines excellent technical skill with the aesthetic sense needed to provide balance and harmony to a patient’s … Continue reading »