Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Our blog two weeks ago was regarding plastic surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty) and Dr Lewis Obi and staff would like to share a 30 year follow up. The patient returned for SlimLipo of the abdomen, thighs and neck with outstanding results. During a video interview the patient stated that “I returned to see Dr. Obi because I was so pleased with the results of my nose job in the early 1980’s. Also, I was pleased to hear that Dr. Lewis Obi was on the cutting edge of laser technology with the Palomar SlimLipo™ laser platform. I am just as thrilled with the results in my neck, abdomen and thighs as I was with my nose almost 30 years ago.”
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
This account chronicles the history of plastic surgery back to the Edwin Smith Papyrus which dates back to 1500 BCE. Therefore, techniques of reconstructive rhinoplasties have been performed for at least 3500 years. For a more detailed historic account of plastic surgery, you may refer to our February Newsletter on the article entitled “ASPS BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON”. In this article, mention is made of a rare book completed by Renaissance plastic surgeon Gaspar Tagliacozzi in 1597 which is part of Dr. Lewis Obi’s collection.
The following pictures reveal only a few of the literally hundreds of rhinoplasty patients that Dr. Lewis Obi has operated on. In addition to cosmetic rhinoplasties, Dr. Obi is also skilled in reconstructive procedures directed towards deformities resulting from birth defects, ablative cancer surgery and trauma.
NON SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY
More recently, the “Non Surgical Nose Job” was popularized by plastic surgeons in Los Angeles with the use of collagen fillers. However, prior to that time, Dr. Lewis Obi was performing similar procedures with the use of longer lasting injectable fillers. Radiesse™ which is an injectable microsphere (calcium hydroxylapatite) and its cousin Coaptite™ injectable implant are both useful for non surgical nose jobs. In the case of deficient nasal bridges, such as in the Asian or African noses, nasal augmentation may be performed as an office procedure and with no down time. For dorsal humps (bumps on the bridge of the nose) exemplified by many ethnic noses, the deformity may be obscured with these injectable agents. These same injectable fillers are also useful for augmenting deficient chins and cheek bones. Improvement with Coaptite™ may last more than one year whereas Radiesse™ is shorter lasting.