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excerpted from NYTimes.com
Aging and My Beauty Dilemma

…But like many of my peers, I am also a two-faced hypocrite, at least when it comes to parts of myself that may well benefit from a twinge of not-quite-so-natural intervention. Almost every woman I know colors her hair in some way, whether from a box or at a pricey salon. And these days, at least in Manhattan — and Los Angeles, London and even Paris, I suspect — many women will quietly confess to a shot of Botox from time to time, or a dose of filler to soften their smiles…

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HUGS for Vietnam – Meet the Foundation

Dr. Pearson is an active member of HUGS (helpusgivesmiles.org), whose mission is to deliver medical care to children and adolescents challenged by a wide array of physical conditions remedied through surgery.
This spring, Dr. Pearson traveled with HUGS to Hanoi as part of a team of volunteer surgeons to offer reconstructive surgery to children born with congenital ear deformities.
The team was joined by good4utah.com reporter Jason Nguyen who documented the mission. The video below is the second in a 4-part series produced by Jason.

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from: WashingtonPost.com

THE QUESTION People who yearn for a more youthful appearance sometimes opt for a facelift to help achieve that. Do they feel better about themselves after this cosmetic surgery?

THIS STUDY involved 59 people, mostly women (average age, 58) who had elected to have facelift surgery. Before the surgery and six months after, they completed a standardized survey that evaluated their self-esteem. After the facelift, the participants indicated that they appeared to be about nine years younger, on average.
However, taken as a group, their average self-esteem ratings overall did not change, despite their perception of a more youthful appearance. Ratings on the self-esteem scale improved for about 48 percent of the group, declined for 30 percent and stayed the same for 22 percent. Self-esteem generally improved among those who had low self-esteem before the facelift, but self-esteem dropped among people who had high self-esteem before the surgery. It remained essentially unchanged among those with average self-esteem pre-surgery.

See: https://goo.gl/gQzO4I
The study appeared in the current issue of the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

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HUGS for Vietnam – Life in Hanoi

Dr. Pearson is an active member of HUGS (helpusgivesmiles.org), whose mission is to deliver medical care to children and adolescents challenged by a wide array of physical conditions remedied through surgery.
This spring, Dr. Pearson traveled with HUGS to Hanoi as part of a team of volunteer surgeons to offer reconstructive surgery to children born with congenital ear deformities.
The team was joined by good4utah.com reporter Jason Nguyen who documented the mission. The video below is the first in a 4-part series produced by Jason.

read more at: http://www.pearsonmd.com/pearson-plastic-surgery.htm#phil

James M. Pearson, MD FACS
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Trust Your Face to a Specialist!
PearsonMD.com

Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration Dr. Pearson

With modern techniques, Hair Restoration results are natural and undetectable.

 

Last year, over a million patients were treated with hair restoration procedures.
With modern techniques, results are natural and undetectable.
Dr. Pearson’s practice offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for hair loss. Contact us to learn more.

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James M. Pearson, MD FACS
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from: nypost.com

Kybella Treatments for Men in Los Angeles

Men in suits are lining up to have their double chins removed

Some people inherit their father’s baby blues, or their mother’s blond hair.
What did Kristian inherit from his parents? A double chin.
“I’m the youngest of four children, and there’s a hereditary gene of having, what I like to call, no neck,” explains the 34-year-old actor from Chelsea, who asked that his last name not be used for professional reasons.
“I’m very self-conscious about [my double chin]. I think it’s a lot harder for guys. Everybody makes jokes that I have no neck, no chin. My sister Becky really comes down on me about it,” laments Kristian, who took notice of his unsightly facial feature when he started college. “I’m 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, I run and work out every day, I eat right — but it won’t give me the results I want.
“I just don’t like it. I don’t like looking like a turkey.”

After 16 years of hating his meaty mandible, Kristian finally decided to do something about it. Three weeks ago, he got his first treatment of Kybella, a newly available, injectable drug backed by the FDA that claims to melt fat underneath the chin.
And he’s hardly the first guy to seek out the instant chin-fixer.
“Forty percent of my [Kybella] patients are men. On some days, it’s even more men than women,” says Dr. Sachin Shridharani, an Upper East Side-based plastic surgeon who has treated 30 patients, including Kristian, with Kybella since its June 15 release.

Kybella, which was created by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., was approved by the FDA in an overwhelming 17-0 vote in April. The drug is made from deoxycholic acid, a chemical produced in the body to help absorb fats. When injected into the fat below the chin, known as submental fat, it destroys fat cells, which are reabsorbed by the body. Patients can receive up to 50 injections in a single session, with as many as six sessions total, coming at least one month apart. The average treatment lasts 30 minutes for the first appointment, and 15 to 20 minutes for each subsequent one.

Photo: Dr. Shridharani and Kythera Pharmaceuticals
“The medication is approved for mild to moderate [double chins],” Dr. Shridharani adds. “Most patients will need two to four treatments, but a severe, full neck could take up to six treatments.”

Learn more about Kybella at: http://www.pearsonmd.com/kybella.htm

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Lip Lift in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

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Lip Lift
A Lip Lift can decrease the relative vertical length of the cutaneous lip which elongates as part of the aging process.

Dr. Pearson’s Lip Lift technique conceals the incision site underneath the nose, at the junction between the nose and upper lip. This location typically leaves the scar imperceptible and aesthetically pleasing.

Lip Lift Before After Photo

1. Before Lip Lift. 2. Proposed incision site outlind in blue. Area within incision site will be excised. Philtral columns denoted in green. 3. Immediately following the Lip Lift, the upper cutaneous lip has been advanced superiorly. Note that the vertical height of the upper cutaneous lip is reduced. Sutures are apparent at the incision site concealed underneath the nose. 4. After the Lip Lift procedure, the ratio of the upper to lower lip height is improved.

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Gauged Earlobe Repair in Los Angeles

Gauged Earlobe Reconstruction can restore a more natural size, shape, and proportion to the ear.

You may be a candidate for earlobe surgery if the appearance of your ears draws unwanted attention, detracts or distracts from your other facial features, or if you find the appearance of your ears unsatisfactory.

Contact our office to learn more.

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FDA Approves the First-Ever Anti-Aging Filler for Hands

There’s an old adage that if you want to know a woman’s real age, look at her hands. That may be less reliable now that the FDA announced its approval this month of the first injectible filler for hands.

The injectible, Radiesse, was first cleared by the FDA in 2006 to fill smile lines. It won approval for use in the back of the hands based on a one-year trial of more than 100 patients in several sites around the country. At three months, 98 percent of patients in the study reported improved appearance.

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from: Reuters.com

People who have crooked, or “deviated,” noses are more likely to have a face whose two sides don’t quite match up either, suggests a new study from South Korea.

“Many patients who think they have deviated noses actually have combined facial asymmetry,” said Dr. Yong Ju Jang, who is the study’s senior author from the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul.

“This means that deviated nose is not a simple nose problem in many cases, but is complex issue related with facial skeleton abnormality,” he said in an email to Reuters Health.

If doctors and patients don’t pay proper attention to facial asymmetry, Jang said, “they often end up with dissatisfaction because of the difficulty in making the nose look straight in patients with facial asymmetry.”

The researchers note that deviant noses tended to curve toward the smaller side of asymmetrical faces. That may be because the nose is formed along with the rest of the face during embryonic development and may curve toward the slower-growing side.

Individuals concerned about their deviated nose should consider consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience. Dr. Pearson is a Rhinoplasty Specialist who performs nasal surgery to repair nasal deviation.

Learn more at: http://www.pearsonmd.com/rhinoplasty-surgery.htm

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