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 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 […]