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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

Plastic Surgery Trends for Men

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 26, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Dr. Raval continues to see a large male population for rhinoplasty and facelift procedures, and a recent article indicates that the trend among men to seek cosmetic procedures may extend to non-surgical procedures as well. For male patients fighting signs of aging, this means that more and more procedures will include Botox and filler injections

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Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 18, 2014 5:45:26 AM

In addition to helping you reach aesthetic goals, recent research shows that a trained professional can shrink even the slightest risks of procedure like Botox.

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What to ask in Rhinoplasty Consultation: "Can you provide Before & After Photos?"

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 23, 2014 7:54:11 AM

From their past procedures, your situation and needs may resemble those you have seen in online “before and after” galleries. Through consultation, you can gain greater access to similar patient outcomes through patient references. Ask your doctor to see similar surgical results from their own before and after portfolio and to have a list of patients you can contact. One or two contacts may not be a good sign, but the longer list is not always better because you really want a patient portfolio and reference list relevant to your procedure.

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Why Nasal Valve Collapse Affects Life Quality

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 25, 2014 8:51:13 AM

“Like congestion from an allergy or cold, some people might view all nasal breathing problems as temporary—some are, many require specialized surgery.” As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT (Otolarnyngologist) dedicated to long-term results, Dr. Raval wants prospective patients with persistent breathing difficulty to be informed: “There many nasal-specific causes, but few adequately trained surgeons that a patient can identify to help solve the problem and improve their life.” One of the most common causes is from a phenomenon many people have never heard of; the nasal valve.

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Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 6, 2014 1:00:14 AM

Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.

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A Nose Job Makes People Look Younger

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 28, 2014 1:00:04 AM

Although patients typically seek a rhinoplasty procedure for only nose reshaping, the results of a recent study suggest that a rhinoplasty (a nose job) may also make patients look younger. For prospective patients like you, this means that a rhinoplasty procedure can improve the shape of your nose, increase the attractiveness of your facial proportions, and help you fight signs of aging.

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Explore The Potentials Of Neck Lift Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 28, 2014 6:28:03 AM

A few years ago famed author and director Nora Ephron wrote a book called “ I hate my neck”. It was the premise of this book that brought to light the effects of aging has on a woman’s neck. So common is this situation that more and more women are visiting their cosmetic surgeon for a Neck Lift.

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Regain Your Youth With A Brow Lift

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 15, 2014 2:06:49 AM

Over 50,000 people have taken the advice of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons to turn back the clock with the help of a Direct Brow Lift. The Direct brow lift is a procedure that helps both men and women to appear younger and more beautiful by reducing the wrinkles, especially around the forehead. Most commonly performed in conjunction with dermal fliers, or facelifts, this procedure promises to whisk away the signs of aging.

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How Young is Too Young for Plastic Surgery?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 21, 2013 4:08:19 AM

It's an age-old debate. How young is too young for plastic surgery? Well, that answer is different based on a variety of reasons. It is actually based on both physical growth and emotional readiness. Parents will seek plastic surgery for their child for a variety of reasons.

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Dispelling The Most Common Myths Associated With Plastic Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 21, 2013 3:30:31 AM

While it’s quite evident that cosmetic surgery has become somewhat bigger part of the beauty industry nowadays, especially for people who would like look as youthful as they feel, there are numerous misconceptions and oversimplified ideas that exist with regards to it. For instance, it’s quite interesting to mention that some people believe that plastic surgery involves the use of plastic materials, an idea which is very untrue.

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