Don’t Worry, Your Normal Smile WILL Come Back

One patient asked the question, “When will my smile return to normal after my Rhinoplasty? I am a post-op for Rhinoplasty.  I’ve been recovering pretty quickly and I haven’t been having any problems really, other than this:  I’ve noticed that after my surgery, my smile changed.  Now, whenever I smile, my top lip doesn’t go […]

Thoughts about Dubai

As some of you may know, I recently had the honor to serve as the Scientific Course Director for the Inaugural Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty Symposium in Dubai, UAE. It was the first course of its kind, bringing together a group of US Rhinoplasty experts to present the latest information about nasal surgery to almost 200 […]

Our Rhinoplasty Symposium in Dubai

I have recently been asked to serve as scientific course director for the first Dubai Rhinoplasty Symposium. Set for December 3-5, 2009, the Inaugural Symposium will serve as an opportunity for US plastic surgeons to teach and exchange ideas with rhinoplasty surgeons in the high demand countries of the Middle East. Along with four other […]

Our Controversial Beauty Study

A Contemporary Assessment of Facial Aesthetic Preferences To be published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (Mar/Apr 2009) A variety of aesthetic “canons” have been long served as standardized measurements to guide plastic surgeons in facial cosmetic surgery. These metrics include various angles, proportions, and geometric relationships of the landmarks of the face which […]

America the Beautiful Documentary

I was recently interviewed by the Marin Independent Journal regarding a documentary called America the Beautiful: Is America Obsessed with Beauty? You can check out the website at Although the movie is not yet out, based on the press and trailer, it seems to be a thoughtful look at the impact of media and […]


Thanks for your interest in the website and my new blog. If you took a look at the rest of the website, you probably know that I recently started my new practice after having been Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at UCSF for the past 5 and a half years. It has been my dream […]