Westlake Plastic Surgery Blog

breast augmentation patient asking a doctor how long do implants last

How Long Do Implants Last?

The Truth about How Long Breast Implants Last Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed. It is popular because there is a high demand for larger, shapelier breasts. The results are generally well accepted even if the procedure is imperfect. Many people may not know that all breast implants eventually “give out” or “act up” and need to be replaced. “How long do implants last?” is one of the most common questions we get from […]

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what does a nose job cost? many factors go into the price

What Does A Nose Job Cost?

Rhinoplasty – popularly known as a nose job – has come a long way from being within reach of only the rich and famous. The price for entry is now “reasonable” compared to the early days of cosmetic plastic surgery, and the results are of higher quality. In my experience, the most common question regarding the surgery is “What does a nose job cost?” I get this question all the time at my Austin plastic surgery center, and the question […]

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photograph of a parrot beak to demonstrate the shape of a parrot beak nose, or pollybeak deformity

What Is A Parrot Beak Nose?

How do you fix a Pollybeak Deformity? Noses come in all shapes and sizes. A nose job / rhinoplasty is a procedure to change the shape of the nose when it is too large, asymmetrical, or not shaped well. A poorly shaped nose is a source of anxiety and embarrassment that sits in the middle of your face. When a person’s nose has a large dorsal hump and low tip, we call this a pollybeak deformity, also known as “parrot […]

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droopy nose tip that is more pronounced when smiling

What is the Best Treatment for a Droopy Nose Tip When Smiling?

There is hope for people with a droopy nose tip due to age or genetics. The nose is the part of the human facial anatomy that just happens to sit right in the middle of it all. It can’t be ignored because it occupies prime real estate. If the nose isn’t shaped well, it can be associated with social anxiety and body insecurity.  No doubt the popularity of smartphone cameras and selfies have led to increased scrutiny of the nose. […]

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image of textured silicone breast implants with micro textured and smooth surfaces

Is Breast Implant Capsule Removal Necessary?

If you no longer want breast implants, does the breast implant capsule need to be removed? The easy answer to this question is NO. However, like most things in life, there are exceptions, and the decision requires consideration of many factors. There is renewed interest in the removal of breast implant capsules because of the recent awareness of a rare breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) that has been described with the use of textured breast implants. Breast Implant-Associated […]

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procedure photo taken before hook nose rhinoplasty

Hook Nose Rhinoplasty

Many of my consulting patients make note of their “hook nose” shape that they particularly dislike. What causes a hooked shaped nose and how is it treated with a hook nose rhinoplasty? Why does a hook nose shape appear worse when smiling? Can a hook nose shape be corrected with a rhinoplasty? A hooked nose is not an abnormality of the nose. It’s a different shaped nose that actually is more frequent in people of certain ethnicities – it’s an […]

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