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Dr. Kassir who is the pioneer of the Non Surgical Rhinoplasty ( who performed his first NSR in 2006) talks to his former patient about her Botox and filler experience at her private nurse practitioner’s office. The filler that was injected into her nose hit a blood vessel. “I’m looking in the mirror...and I think I am turning purple!” Sherry said. Dr. Ramtin Kassir treated Sherry after her filler complication. "Injecting in the face could be dangerous, because if you get into any of these blood vessels, it can end in the eye, it can end in the forehead, it …

It's Chemical Peel Time!

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 17, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Fall marks the start of the “Peel Season”  The fall and winter are good times to consider treatments that can help improve your complexion, as well as for major plastic surgery.  With many months before you will be spending a lot of time in the sun, your skin is more protected from the complications that can occur if you receive too much UV exposure while your skin is in the recovery and healing stage.  Whether you choose a superficial, medium, or deep treatment, a chemical peel can address skin concerns ranging from pigment changes and mild sun damage to more …

What is a Photofacial?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 3, 2019, 5 p.m.

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A Photofacial is a treatment to reverse sun damage, even out facial color as well as improve tone and texture in the process.  A Photofacial can: tighten pores reduce the severity of acne reduce the appearance of or eliminate sun spots and freckles lessen hyperpigmentation treat skin flushing and skin redness reduce the appearance of acne scars  reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reverse sun damage treat vascular lesions such as rosacea improve facial contour tighten skin boost collagen and elastin production Photofacial treatments also have an impact on acne, eliminating sebaceous gland activity and also constricting blood vessels …

Lip Filler After Care

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 12, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

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Congratulations! You’ve done it! You’ve gotten your lip fillers. Now its time to take care for your lips.  Lip filler aftercare tip #1: Don’t expect fullness to stay the same. Swelling after your lip filler treatment is completely normal and the size of your lips immediately after treatment is not a true reflection of the final result. Minor swelling can last between a few hours or day, possibly longer, depending on multiple factors. Lip filler aftercare #2: How to reduce the swelling after lip fillers. Apply ice to treated area Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water Focus on eating …

5 Essential Skin Care Tips to Follow In The Summer

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 1, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

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1. Consider a Change When It Comes to Your Facewash As you move from winter to summer, you should remember that your facewash has to change. While in winters, a nourishing facewash does the trick, in summers, you would require a face wash that can draw out the excess oil from your skin.  2. Include Antioxidants in Your Facial Skin Care Routine Invest in a good antioxidant serum during the summer. Not only does an antioxidant serum hydrate the skin, but it  also protect your skin from environmental damage. It helps to boost collagen production and eliminates damage. 3. Keep Your …

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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty by Dr. Kassir. Dr. Kassir went Instagram LIVE! with his patient and performed a Non Surgical Rhinoplasty. it literally took only a few minutes with no pain! No surprise since Dr.Kassir pioneered this procedure in 2006.Our lovely patient here had a previous Rhinoplasty years ago in Mexico and developed what’s called a “Saddle Nose”. It happens when too much cartilage and bone is removed and the nose loses support and caves in causing saddling. It can also be associated with nasal trauma and cocaine use. Whatever the cause, it is characterized by a loss of height of …

10 questions about a rhinoplasty

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 29, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

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Are you interested in a Rhinoplasty and want to know a bit more information before going under the knife? Here are some answers to those questions you have trapped in that inquiring mind of yours! 1. Can I get a Rhinoplasty if I have a cold? You should not undergo a surgery if you have a cold. Swelling of the nasal passages can cause complications during the procedure. It is best you postpone your procedure and wait until you are healthy. 2. Can I get a Rhinoplasty if I am pregnant? You should not undergo any surgery while you are …

Why Kegel Exercises Matter

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 29, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

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Many things can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, including pregnancy, childbirth, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, and being overweight. You might benefit from doing Kegel exercises if you: Leak a few drops of urine while sneezing, laughing or coughing (stress incontinence) Have a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine (urinary urge incontinence) Leak stool (fecal incontinence) Kegel exercises can also be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to improve your symptoms. Kegel exercises are less helpful for women who have severe urine leakage when they sneeze, cough or …

Psoriasis vs Eczema: How to tell the difference

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 29, 2019, 12:53 p.m.

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  think to yourself- what is that? Your doctor needs to make the final call, but psoriasis or eczema could be the problem. Both are skin conditions with similar symptoms, but there are ways you can do the research and tell them apart. How Psoriasis & Eczema Feel Different Eczema causes an intense itch. It can get so bad that you scratch enough to make your skin bleed. Psoriasis could also be itchy, but there's something extra going on. Your skin may sting or burn. Some people say it feels like you're getting stung by bees. The Differences In Appearances Eczema makes your …

Facial Muscles and the uses of Botox

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Jan. 24, 2019, 2:40 a.m.

Depressor Supercilii: (The Eye Muscle): For moving and lowering the eyebrow.Also, it is thought to assist in moving the glabella, which is the skin above the nose and between the eyebrows. Procerus: ( Triangular muscle between the top and nose of the eyebrow). Its location allows it to pull the skin between the eyebrows down. Nasalis: ( A muscle of the nose) It is responsible for "flaring" of the nostrils. Some people can use it to close the nostrils to prevent entry of water when underwater. Orbicularis Oculi L: (A muscle in the face that closes the eyelids) It arises …

Would you consider BROTOX

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Jan. 22, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

  Women have long been held to a higher aging pedal stool than most men, but now it appears as though that gap just may be closing!   Many moons ago, women were lucky to get their boyfriend/husband to pluck their uni-brows. But today, however, more men are becoming extremely concerned about their appearance.   Lets take a look at some facts as to why men changed their mind about looking better these days.   Men want that edgy look in the work and social dating field. A man who looks younger feels younger. Gives the extra push of confidence. The …

Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 15, 2018, 12:26 p.m.

What is a revision rhinoplasty? A revision rhinoplasty involves reconstructing the nose and fixing any aesthetic and/or functional issues involved with a previous rhinoplasty.   Is there less recovery time for a revision rhinoplasty? A revision rhinoplasty is typically less invasive than the first rhinoplasty done, depending on the patient, meaning that there will be less bruising than the first time. The recovery time is still typically 1 week because the nose is still in a fragile state after surgery.   If I’m unhappy with the outcome of a previous rhinoplasty, how long do I have to wait before I …

Nonsurgical Butt Lift FAQs

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 11, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

What is a nonsurgical butt lift? Sculptra, which contains poly-L-lactic acid, is injected into the butt under the skin to create a desired shape and volume, appearing as if the butt has been lifted. This is a biodegradable compound which helps to thicken the skin and naturally metabolizes over time. Sculptra aids in the reproduction of collagen, so even after the body absorbs it, some of the body’s natural collagen is restored.   Is Sculptra safe to use? Yes, the poly-L-lactic acid that it contains is used in dissolvable stitches. Like any procedure, there are side effects, including swelling, bruising, …

CoolSculpting FAQs

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 11, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me? You may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you have stubborn fat in localized areas that you are looking to get rid of without surgery.   What does the CoolSculpting process consist of? Dr. Kassir first marks the areas that the patient wishes to reduce fat from, and then a gel pad is placed on the stomach for protection. From there, the CoolSculpting applicator is then placed on the area of excess fat and suctions onto the skin at a specific temperature to freeze the fat.   What areas …

Facelift FAQs

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 11, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Am I a good candidate for a facelift? You may be a good candidate for a facelift if the aging process is beginning to take a toll on your face/neck area. A facelift can improve a sagging midface, under eye creases, nasolabial folds, jowls, and fat or sagging skin below the jaw (double chin).   Are there different types of facelifts? Yes, there are many different types of facelifts that Dr. Kassir performs, such as a traditional SMAS facelift, which targets the neck and jowl areas, or an endoscopic facelift, which targets the midface and brow region. It is best …

Botox FAQs

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 11, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

What areas can Botox be used to treat? Botox is most commonly used to combat frown lines, forehead creases, asymmetrical smiles, and the lower face.   How does Botox work? Botox blocks the nerve endings between muscles so that the muscles of the injected area are relaxed. Overactive muscle movement can create wrinkles or creases on the face, so blocking this movement relaxes the skin and prevents further creasing.   How do I know who is a good provider of Botox? The most qualified Botox providers will be a certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Although Botox is very common, it …

Chemical peels NYC NJ

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 28, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

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Chemical peels can be used for a variety of different things such as acne scars, age spots, aging skin, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It is used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. It is placed on the skin and it exfoliates the skin and is eventually peeling off. The end result is smoother and younger skin. However, the new skin after the chemical peel is temporarily more sensitive to the sun. It is important to stay cautious and assure that you don’t have direct exposure to the sun …

Bullhorn Lip lift (subnasal) NYC NJ

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 28, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

The bullhorn lip lift targets only the upper lip. It is also known as a subnasal lip lift. This procedure brings the upper lip up in order to create a broader smile. It also reveals more teeth. It increases the volume of the upper lip. The incision spot can vary based on the patient's wishes. Most patients who wish to receive a bullhorn lip lift are looking for a more volumes upper lift. There is a great cosmetic improvement from the bullhorn upper lift surgery. Both lips receive an increased volume and appear puffier while still creating an aesthetically pleasing …

Lip augmentation NYC

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

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Total, sensual lips are always a trait every lady envies and wishes to have. Lip enhancement with silicone implants or saline fillers plumps lips up and also enhances the expression of the whole face. People who have thin lips may benefit from augmentation. Since lips are arguably the most alluring part of the face, many people request to receive a lip augmentation. The expression lip augmentation covers a huge array of cosmetic procedures from temporary injectable fillers to permanent procedures of enhancement, which require surgery. There are unique fillers and also lip injections which vary for different kinds of lips. Each …

Facial implants NYC

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 27, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

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People often seek to improve and enhance their facial contour. An option for improvement is facial implants. Often these implants can help provide a more aesthetically pleasing balance to your face and features in order to boost self-esteem. There are various implants produced from many different materials, each implant has a different purpose. They can help strengthen a jawline or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the remainder of the face area. This creates a more attractive facial configuration. Dr. Kassir inserts implants to bring better balance to the features of an individual or create a more defined …

CoolSculpting: The Solution to Unwanted Fat

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 27, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

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Despite how active you may be, there are areas that are difficult to target for weight loss, such as love handles, the lower belly, and the neck/chin area. For example, someone who is an avid runner, may be unhappy with their double chin, regardless of how much they exercise. CoolSculpting is an innovative way to reduce localized areas of fat through a noninvasive procedure.   CoolSculpting is a procedure that utilizes a vacuum-like tool that is set at a specific, cool temperature that freezes fat cells. Because the temperature it is set so precisely for targeting fat, the skin and …

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