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A Plastic Surgeon’s Tips for Aging Gracefully Through the Decades Published on March 17th, 2021

Aging is a natural part of living. It comes with the amazing benefits of wisdom, experience, and perspective, but it also takes a toll on our skin. While we surely can’t stop our skin from aging, there are some ways we can soften and even prevent its effects. As a board certified plastic s…

2020 Beauty Trends to Carry Into 2021 Published on February 16th, 2021

Fashion will remember 2020 as the year of comfy pants, minimal up-dos, and only worrying about our appearance from the waist up for Zoom meetings. But even though the year wasn’t about dressing up, the beauty community embraced staying at home by posting selfies all over the internet, resu…

Yes, You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Even if You’ve Had Facial Fillers Published on January 14th, 2021

You may have heard that Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine can cause swelling in patients who have had dermal filler injections. Although this may sound alarming, as a board certified plastic surgeon, I want to emphasize that minor swelling is a completely normal (and temporary) physiological …

Why It’s Important to Treat Your Child’s Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Published on December 16th, 2020

There’s a lot of misinformation about velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). In the past, blowing, sucking, and oral-motor exercises have been prescribed to assist your child’s velopharyngeal closure, but we now know that these exercises are not effective in treating VPI. Instead, surgery i…

Pediatric Craniosynostosis Surgery: Here’s What You Should Know Published on November 23rd, 2020

Though many parents are lucky enough not to have encountered craniosynostosis, it is an increasingly common condition affecting the mental and physical development of children everywhere. As a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial and pediatric reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sh…