Dr. Peter Newen of Image Plastic Surgery at The Image Center volunteered for a medical mission sponsored by Plasticos Foundation and Project Vietnam to travel to Vietnam to perform reconstructive surgery on children with birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Many of these children have been on the waiting list for years and were eager to receive the reconstructive surgery. Watch Dr. Newen’s KTLA ‘Improving Children’s Lives’ interview.
Over the last few years, there has been a significant growth in the field of non-surgical correction of the aging face. From Botox injections for the lines and wrinkles, to dermal fillers (such as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra) for areas of facial hollowness and laugh lines, these techniques are attractive because they involve no surgery, have minimal down time and oftentimes are less costly then “real” surgery. The down side to these non-surgical injections is that they usually last for only Continue reading
A frequent request that I get in my practice is, “I would like to make my bridge higher”. This reflects a popular notion that the main problem with Asian noses is the relatively low height of the nasal bridge. In the past decade, this misperception has lead to the pervasive practice of rhinoplasty utilizing nasal implants only. The problem with this surgical approach is that it fails to identify and correct some of the other deficits that may be present in the patient’s nose. Continue reading