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How the Nose Affects Facial Aesthetics

Published on January 15, 2018 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

People seeking out nasal surgery do so for two major reasons. One is that there is a functional issue with their nose that needs to be corrected. The second, and more common reason, is that they want to enhance their appearance. These are the different ways the nose can affect your facial aesthetics. Symmetry As […]

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Closed Versus Open Rhinoplasty

Published on December 15, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

One of the most confusing decisions when considering your rhinoplasty procedure is whether to choose an open or closed surgical approach. While this decision may sound daunting, closed and open rhinoplasty only refer to the different ways of accessing the nasal framework. Dr. Pontell performs both open and closed rhinoplasty, with the vast majority being […]

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Restore Skin Firmness Without Surgery

Published on December 01, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Are you tired of trying to fight the effects of time unsuccessfully? Have you begun to notice your facial features slowly drooping over time, making you look tired and worn out? Facial laxity is one of the most common facial aging issues. However, many people feel that their facial aging doesn’t warrant surgical intervention, which […]

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4 Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Published on October 11, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Facial aging comes in many forms, and for every issue, there is a unique procedure to help you look and feel younger. Lower facial sagging that occurs at the cheeks, jawline, and neck are improved with a facelift. However, if you are considering a facelift but don’t have issues with a large fat distribution in […]

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How Is Revision Rhinoplasty Different?

Published on September 14, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Many people have specific complaints about their physical appearance. Your issue could be that you are bothered by the appearance of your nose. You may wish your nose was smaller, less bulbous, better balanced, or more attractive in some other way. So you may choose rhinoplasty to correct deformities of the nose that rebalance and […]

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Which Kind of Facelift Is Right for You?

Published on August 15, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Quite often, it appears that our skin ages much quicker than our personalities do. Heredity, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices all play a role in aging skin, and our faces and necks often show the tell-tale signs of aging: lines, wrinkles, sagging tissues, loose skin, and volume loss. Unfortunately, there is no magical cure for […]

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Harsh Lines and Wrinkles? Get a Softer Look With Injectable Fillers

Published on July 27, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

A face riddled with harsh lines and wrinkles portrays an image of old age, anger, grumpiness, and tiredness. Facial lines and wrinkles affect your entire look, making you look not only older but also less attractive and approachable. With injectable fillers, you can erase facial wrinkles and reclaim a softer and more youthful look. Aging […]

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When Does Hair Loss Start?

Published on June 27, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

There is a common misconception that hair loss only happens to old men. The truth is, hair loss can begin at any age. However, the younger you are when you start to lose your hair can lead to increased insecurities about your appearance. Two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the time they are […]

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Hair Loss Isn’t Just a Man’s Problem

Published on May 30, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Many people think that hair loss only happens to men. The fact is, women make up 40 percent of the people who suffer from hair loss in America. It is estimated that over 21 million American women suffer from some form of hair loss, but only 12 percent of them seek treatment. That percentage is […]

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How to Prevent Hair Loss (and What to Do if You Can’t)

Published on May 13, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

If you feel that a full head of hair plays an important role in helping you appear attractive and youthful, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Thick hair can be a sign of masculinity for many men, and if you feel it’s starting to thin, you probably want to do everything in your power to stop […]

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Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow

Published on April 26, 2017 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Do you find yourself covering thinning hair with a hat? Are your balding spots making you feel self-conscious, like everyone is judging your lack of hair? Do you believe that thicker, fuller hair growth would give you that much-needed edge in the business world? If you are struggling with hair loss, you’re not alone—nearly two-thirds […]

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An Introduction to Facelift Surgery

Published on January 18, 2016 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Facelift surgery is becoming more and more popular as society puts a greater premium on a youthful, attractive appearance. Patients are requesting facelifts at a younger age to maintain their looks. Stories abound in the media of the need to maintain a youthful appearance to prevent age discrimination in the workplace. Studies have shown that […]

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