New Patient Information
As part of ongoing practice improvements, we are now using electronic medical records and are able to offer you the convenience of entering your demographics and medical history information online prior to your appointment, and at your leisure. This will save you significant time at your upcoming appointment. If you do not have a chance to fill out this information prior to your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Additional forms requiring a signature will have to be completed in-office.
New and existing patients, please head to our Patient Portal to complete these documents.
If you are unable to use our Patient Portal, please download the following patient forms necessary for your appointment.
What To Expect
We strive to make your consultation experience with New York facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Dagan as comfortable and informative as possible. We understand that some individuals may be nervous or shy about revealing their personal aesthetic goals to others. Also, we understand that the process of making a decision about a treatment affecting your appearance can be quite daunting, therefore it is important to Dr. Dagan and his staff that you feel at ease during your visit and are provided with all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your care. Dr. Dagan possesses an unassuming and easy manner that makes him a natural communicator and educator—qualities that our patients appreciate. You will find that these qualities are shared by all in our staff, so you will be treated with the utmost courtesy and respect at all points of the consultation experience.
So that you can know what to expect, we have proceeded to outline each step of the process for you:
When you have scheduled an appointment to see us, we encourage you to print and fill out the forms or fill them out online through the link on our website ahead of time to make the most of your time in the office on your consultation day. You will have a scheduled pre-appointment phone call with our Patient Care Coordinator prior to your appointment. Our Patient Care Coordinator will be your contact person in our practice throughout your time with us. This pre-appointment is important so that we can begin to gain information about your unique needs and priorities. This will help us to shape the consultation into a personal and customized experience for you. It is also an opportunity for you to find out more about Dr. Dagan and the practice ahead of time. If you have had previous surgery, please bring pre-operative photographs and any medical records of the surgery (particularly the operative note). You may request this information from your previous doctor. Prior to your consultation, we encourage you to think about your overall goals and questions you may have. We have compiled extensive information about the various procedures we offer throughout our website.
Consultations in our office begin in our relaxing reception area, where ice water, coffee and specialty teas and refreshments are available while Dr. Dagan prepares for your assessment. During a consultation with Dr. Dagan, you will first have the opportunity to meet with our Patient Care Coordinator or physician assistant who will act as your point person through the consultation and surgery scheduling process. Our Patient Care Coordinator will then guide you through two different sets of photographs. At this point in time, you will then meet with Dr. Dagan to discuss your aesthetic goals, as well as any clinical questions you may have regarding your procedure. After you’ve been assessed, you may join Dr. Dagan in his office where he will utilize photo imaging technology in order provide some virtual before and after images for you to review. After your photo morphing session with Dr. Dagan, you will rejoin our Patient Care Coordinator to discuss potential surgery scheduling dates, our preferred surgery centers, and procedural fees. You should allow for at least an hour for your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Dagan.
Once you’ve had the opportunity to visit our office, you are welcome to follow up with our Patient Care Coordinator to schedule your procedure. Dr. Dagan performs his surgeries at New York’s finest specialty hospitals, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, part of the Mount Sinai Healthcare system and at Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospitals, affiliated with the Northwell Healthcare system. We will do our best to accommodate you on your ideal date; but it is best to have a few dates in mind that will work with your schedule, as Dr. Dagan’s surgical calendar will quickly fill up. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel you need more information regarding your procedure – we welcome you to return for a complimentary follow-up consultation. For a secondary visit please allow for a half an hour in our office. At this time, many patients will often bring loved ones in to meet Dr. Dagan and usually re-review their before and after images. We also have a secure online chat feature through the Klara Platform. This allows you to chat on your cellphone just like text messaging with our staff and have all your questions answered on days you are too busy. Patients seeking additional information regarding insurance benefits will receive a follow-up analysis of their benefits within 5 business days after their consultation.
The following medications should be avoided 2 weeks prior to your surgery because they increase the tendency of bleeding. For this reason, it is very important that contents of any over-the-counter preparations be checked carefully prior to their use. Many headache preparations, cold remedies, and “hangover cures” contain aspirin. The chemical name of aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid.
Avoid these drugs containing salicylates (Aspirin):
Avoid these aspirin-related products:
Other medications to avoid: Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, or any blood thinning medication.
Some herbal medications and nutritional supplements may also increase bleeding and photosensitivity (i.e. sun sensitivity). Please discontinue all herbal medications and nutritional supplements 2 weeks before and after surgery. (Some plant foods (e.g. celery, dill, fennel) may be used in moderation in your diet.)
Avoid these herbs that may make you bleed:
Avoid these herbs that may make you sensitive to the sun:
If you are uncertain about any specific herb or supplement not listed here, please contact us before taking it.
If you are taking a routine multivitamins, you may continue doing so. However, if you are taking any Vitamin E pills, please stop 2 weeks before and after surgery, because this may increase your chance of bleeding.
Nicotine in any form, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and even transdermal patches and gum can adversely affect your wound healing. If possible you are advised to stop all forms of tobacco 2 weeks before and after surgery, especially if Dr. Dagan is performing a facelift. You may compromise the success of your surgery if you continue to take tobacco.
Try to abstain from any heavy drinking 2 weeks before and after surgery. If possible, curtail even moderate drinking 1 week before and after surgery. Alcohol consumption may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
So your special event is about to take place and you want to look your best, it is most important to time it appropriately so that it will not be noticeable before the event date. The art behind cosmetic surgical treatment of the face is to look naturally beautiful and not to look as if “something was done” to the face. If a glowing, smooth and radiant complexion is desired without any invasive treatment, microdermabrasion or power peel may be considered approximately three days prior to an event. This will prevent any bruising to the skin that may be noticeable and break through makeup.
Three weeks prior to an event, smoothening of wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet or frown lines as well the raising of brows may be done with Botox. The reason you should allow three weeks prior to the event is that full effect is sometimes not realized for at least a week and any kind of bruising or needle marks will have disappeared by this point. Injectible treatment with Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra may be done three weeks prior to the event as well to allow for fuller sexy lips, smoother skin, decreased lines and wrinkles in the face. Any sign of bruising, pain, lumpiness will have worked itself out at three weeks. Elimination of all the unwanted bodily hair with laser normally should take place three months prior to the event. This allows for care-free hairless skin that doesn’t get red because of waxing or shaving close to the event. Keep in mind that these three months allow for any fix-up treatments to take place as well as any redness of the skin to disappear.
Commonly, before weddings during times of stress but especially during pregnancy and hormonal changes, there are small veins that appear especially on the face, arms and legs that almost look like tiny spiders, hence their name ‘spider veins’. These are best treated with laser as well approximately three months before an event. The redness will resolve within this time with a sleek clear skin without any blemishes.
Turning the clock back on your facial skin by removing any sun damage, dark spots on the skin, redness from rosacea or other facial lesions may be done with the laser as well. Again allow three months before an event for such treatment to allow for fix-ups as well as disappearance of any redness or pigment changes of the skin.
The removal of unwanted fat to either re-contour your chin, or your body to better fit in a gown, swim suit or simply to slim down the thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms or love-handles as well as knees may be safely done three months prior to the event.
A face lift should be done three to four months before the event to allow the tissues to heal properly.
Elective surgery, especially the more invasive procedures, isn’t just a physical surgery—it is a very emotional experience which can cause a great impact on your mind, both positively and negatively. Many aspects of surgery can affect your emotions to the point of temporary depression.
Preparation is an important step because one can set themselves up for depression and shock if they are not fully prepared. Take care to organize and gather your senses and thoughts beforehand. Anesthesia and medications can truly affect your outlook so please know this beforehand. Relaxation can decrease your recovery time and help things progress more easily.
Of course you will have your pre-operative jitters so just try to relax and truly if you trust, and I know this is the difficult part, if you trust the surgeon performing your surgery and let him do his job, everything will go along more smoothly. Getting worked up about your surgery to a point of fright can lead to severe nervous tension which interferes with the healing process. Just know that it is normal to be excited and have that adrenaline rush from knowing you will have perkier, rejuvenated breasts very soon!
What You Can Do To Prepare Knowing what you can do to help your mind ease its way into your surgery can certainly help you prepare both pre and post-operatively. Below are just a few things to help put things into perspective.
- Look at photographs of yourself and go over, either on paper or in your head, why you truly want the procedure.
- Talk any concerns over with your spouse or family and reassure them why you want the surgery.
- Ascertain that your surgeon is aware of your wishes.
- Talk to your friends if you want to tell them of your decision, but remember, it is YOUR prerogative if you decide not to tell anyone.
- Remind yourself: during the healing phase, you will be:
- possibly depressed
- If you realize and truly understand all of the above beforehand, there will be no surprises.
- Get massage a few days before your scheduled procedure to help you soothe your mind and your body or do whatever pleases you and helps you to relax.
- The evening before the procedure, take a nice bath or hot shower and wash your hair. You will not be able to wash your hair until all the sutures have been removed. You may want to light some candles and listen to healing and/or relaxing music as you soak in the tub.
- Be sure to rinse off in the shower with anti-bacterial soap afterwards to help remove oils, creams or perfumes on your body.
- Know and believe that this doesn’t have to be a stressful time. Stress will only prolong your healing time and make you feel ill at ease.
- Smile and relish in your decision to look and feel your best and in knowing you will look beautiful in just a few short weeks!
- Wear a button-down shirt, zippered sweatshirt or any other warm older clothing as you may feel cold and it may get soiled.
- You may change clothes afterward without disturbing your wound or soiling your clothes so pick a shirt you don’t mind throwing away preferably.
- Do not engage in any vigorous cardiovascular exercise the morning of surgery. Increasing your blood flow with exercise the morning of your surgery may increase the chance of bleeding.
- Please make sure you have arranged to have someone transport you home after the surgery if you’re scheduled to go home afterward. We believe it is mandatory in many cases to have a companion or family member stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You should not be planning on returning home by public transportation such as bus or subway. If there is no family member or a friend arrange for a cab or town car. For more information ask Dr. Dagan’s staff for the name of car services to your area.
- If you wear fingernail polish, please ensure that at least one fingernail is free of polish so that a pulse oximeter (the device that reads your oxygen levels) may function properly.
- Please wash your face the morning of your surgery, preferably with Phisoderm soap. Also, wash your hair with an antibacterial shampoo of your choice the day of surgery if you are undergoing a facelift surgery.
- Avoid drinking any caffeinated drinks including coffee, tea, caffeinated sodas 24 hours prior to surgery.
You may be able to stay awake during a major operation under local anesthetic. Sedation can be given if you wish. Local anesthetic means numbing a small or large part of the body similar to the way a tooth is numbed at the dentist’s office. These techniques are used to remove any pain during the operation, and/or for pain relief afterwards. Local anesthetic can also be used to numb small areas such as the site of the operation, or as nerve blocks to numb a larger area for surgery such as the face, chest, abdomen, legs and eyes. Local anesthetic may be also combined with general anesthesia. The trend in minimally invasive surgery is to perform more and more procedures under local anesthesia in order to expose the patient to fewer medications intravenously (through the vein) or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is the safest form of anesthesia and can be used for nose jobs, face lifts, eye and brow lifts as well as liposuction and chin and cheek implants.
Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation
Some procedures require you to be asleep and less aware to reduce any general discomfort or anxiety about the procedure you are undergoing. Intravenous sedation requires a certified facility and often times an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist in order to administer the medications. The medications are run through the vein and require monitoring during the procedure. Intravenous sedation generally is referred to as twilight anesthesia and means that you are sleeping but not completely unconscious. Intravenous anesthesia allows a wider range of procedures to be done and allows patients to be less asleep during their procedure.
A general anesthetic is a mixture of drugs to keep you unconscious and pain free during an operation. During the operation different drugs will be given at particular times for a specific purpose. Drugs are injected into the bloodstream via a vein and/or breathed in as gases or vapors into the lungs. A breathing tube may be put into your throat or windpipe to help you breathe while under the anesthetic. The tube is removed as you wake up after surgery. Procedures under general anesthesia are normally performed in a certified facility or in the hospital.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Q-tips or Cotton Balls
- Vitamin E ointment
- Bag of frozen peas or corn or Heat & Cold Ice Packs
Feelings of sadness after your procedure may occur and are not un-common. Stress and anxiety will only make matters worse and you must try to not let these sentiments affect you. Patience and positive thinking helps to promote better healing and relaxation. The healing period is not the end result it is the bodies’ way of responding to the procedure. By following your surgeon’s instructions’ will help to increase your desired results.
- possibly depressed
- unable to sleep at times
- be asymmetrical
- be crooked
- be bruised
- be tender to the touch
- experience sharp pains or numbness
- be firm or hard
- break out with acne
- experience irritation from the tape or anesthetic
- I realize that even the daily subtle changes or flaws that I see in the mirror may not be visible to others as I am my own worst critic.
- I know must not take out my insecurities or anger from the pain on my significant other, family or friends.
- I know I need to keep thinking positively and allow my body and mind heal.
- I know that I can get support from my loved ones and friends if I so need it.
- I know while I am in this state of emotional and physical changes, it is only temporary. This too shall pass.
- Today I will smile and remain patient because tomorrow will be another day and will bring me one day closer to being fully healed.
Following most cosmetic procedures done on the face, there is a possibility to bruise both locally and sometimes a bit further from the site of surgery or injectible treatment. It is important to recognize the factors that may contribute to excessive bruising or bleeding after surgery so that they can be prevented.
First, go through the list of medications you may be on including any vitamins or other supplements. Check our alphabetized list of medications under “Before the Surgery – medications to avoid prior to surgery”. Providing they appear on the list, stop taking those two weeks before treatment and reduce the risk of bruising. Discontinuing any medication that thins blood or prolong bruising time will allow for speedier healing and less signs or bruising after any plastic surgical procedure.
One of the few holistic medications that have been adapted in Facial Plastic Surgery to reduce bruising is called Arnica Montana. It is prepared from a mountain plant and has been successful in treating bruising, pain and stiffness as well as muscle soreness. The medication has a property of stabilizing platelets, a component in the blood that participates in blood clotting and allows for reduced spread of the bruise marks on the face. Check our post operative packages for Arnica and other anti bruising products.
Ask Dr. Dagan’s staff about the available products or packages that will enable quicker healing and more convenience. Our post-operative package contains everything you will need after surgery from antibiotic ointment to scar cream. All our products are carefully selected to provide the best possible comfort and results after your surgery. Some may be sold separately.
Most people are eager to return to work and social activities after plastic surgery. How quickly you do so depends on two factors: how you feel and how you look. Dr. Dagan will let you know when it’s physically safe to resume your normal activities. But only you can decide how comfortable you feel with the way you look.
Almost everyone has some temporary cosmetic side effects from plastic surgery, such as swelling, bruising, or visible incision marks. It may be days, weeks, or even months before these signs disappear and you can fully appreciate the results of your surgery. But there’s no need to sit at home and wait. There are a variety of makeup products and techniques that can be used by men, women, and teens to camouflage the temporary side effects of surgery and help you face the world with confidence and ease.
Here we will introduce you to the kinds of products available and show you how to use them to your best advantage. It may take some practice. But the skills you learn now will serve you well right after surgery and in the long term, helping you to enhance the permanent effects of your cosmetic surgery.
It’s best to ask you surgeon’s advice before you start using camouflage cosmetics. Most people can begin applying makeup to cover bruising or disguise swelling as early as a day or two after surgery. If you want to hide incision lines, you’ll need to wait until the stitches have been removed and the incision is completely closed.
After nose surgery, you can normally use makeup as soon as the cast is removed. With a chemical peel or dermabrasion, if a crust has formed you’ll need to wait until it’s completely gone.
You may use special camouflage products recommended by Dr. Dagan, commercial camouflage products available in many large department stores, or even a standard makeup that you already use.
The important thing is to look for products that are hypoallergenic and fragrance free. If you’re happy with the products you currently use, you can continue using them after surgery—but buy fresh ones with new applicators so they’ll be as clean as possible.
There are three basic approaches to camouflage cosmetics: concealing—hiding incision lines and bruises; color correcting—neutralizing color in reddened or yellowish skin; and contouring—disguising swelling and creating the illusion of highlights and shadows.
Concealing— Concealers are thicker and more opaque than regular foundation makeup. They can cover healed incision lines as well as scars or bruises on your face or body. Concealers can be used to hide the visible incision lines, along with the surrounding discoloration, that may follow facelift or eyelid surgery. Choose a concealer that’s opaque and waterproof, but creamy enough that it doesn’t pull on your skin when you apply it. If you can find a concealer that closely matches your skin tone, you may not have to use a foundation on top of it.
It’s not a good idea to use concealer on the thin, delicate skin around your eyes, since concealer is thick and will collect in the creases. Instead, try using a normal fluid foundation, color corrector, or eye makeup alone.
Call today for advice regarding the most recommended products for concealing bruises after surgery.
Color Correcting— Color correctors are used to disguise the yellowish shade of a bruise or the overall redness that follows chemical peel and dermabrasion. They come in tints: lavender corrector neutralizes yellow tones, while green corrector removes red. Less opaque than concealers, color correctors have the same consistency and sheerness as foundation. They’re generally used under your foundation.
Contouring— Contouring can be applied anywhere on the face, but it’s most often used to disguise the swelling that accompanies nose surgery and facial implants. Contouring creates dimension using light and shadow: lighter areas appear to come forward, while darker areas recede. Contouring can also make a swollen nose appear narrower, or minimize a swollen chin. You’ll need two separate products for contouring: a highlighter, which is about two shades lighter than your normal foundation; and a contour shadow, about two shades darker than your foundation. (You probably won’t find products labeled highlighter and contour shadow. Just look for the appropriate shades of foundation makeup or pressed power.)
Blending is the key to successful contouring: you want to create the illusion of angles without seeing stripes of makeup. The techniques of contouring are subtle and take some practice. Once you’re adept, however, you can use contouring to create “higher” cheekbones, narrow your nose, or minimize a swollen chin.
Camouflage cosmetics tend to be thicker and more adherent than everyday makeup, so it’s important to remove them every night. First, use a cleansing cream that removes all of your makeup. Then use a gentle, alcohol-free toner applied with a cotton ball to remove any cleanser residue. Follow this with a moisturizer formulated for your skin type: oily, dry, or combination.
It is particularly important to stay out of the sun for approximately three months after Rhinoplasty surgery, facelift surgery, facial rejuvenation procedures and large volume injectible treatments of the face. The sun’s rays can increase swelling in the tissues of the face/nose. Heat also can cause increased swelling. Following re-juvenative procedures on the face, the sun may cause changes in the pigmentation of the skin following treatment. It is very important to avoid sun exposure in the three weeks following such treatments to prevent increased redness or any changes in the color of the treated skin.
It is recommended to wear hats to protect your face and sunscreen on your nose if you have to be out in the sun or the heat. Use a sun screen with a minimum 35spf protection rating. Make sure to ask your doctor about moisturizing the facial skin or nasal skin following surgery. Physical activites like gym workouts and running can be started as early as four weeks after surgery.
Also, check our newest addition to sun protection products—a 75 SPF UV protection—shield yourself from the harmful rays to enjoy a longer time in the sun with less worries!
Smoking is not recommended at any time after surgery. Nicotine causes decreased blood circulation to the nasal region, which can decrease healing and cause post operative complications.
Also, smoking is one of the leading causes of aging lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and cheeks. After Rhinoplasty surgery it is important to avoid any contact sports for at least 6 weeks. Keep in mind that your nose is fragile during this time.
Also, smoking is one of the leading causes of aging lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and cheeks. Ask you primary physician about Chantix or other methods of quitting today.
After rhinoplasty surgery it is important to avoid any contact sports for at least 6 weeks. Keep in mind that your nose is fragile during this time.
Generally, physical exercise should be phased back gradually after surgery. Particularly after facelift surgery, if you go to the gym the following should serve as a guideline for exercise regimen:
|First two weeks after surgery||No gym—Rest and drink fluids|
|Two weeks after surgery||Light treadmill walking is allowed (No running), avoid any strain,
weight lifting, stretching exercises, Yoga and Pilates
|One Month after surgery||Resume all activities at your own pace|
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Questions & Answers
I PLAN ON LOSING WEIGHT. SHOULD I WAIT? Expand
A: There are a variety of cosmetic fillers you may use in order to improve the appearance of facial lines wrinkles and contours. Some fillers are shorter lasting and some are longer lasting. If you plan on losing a great deal of weight in a relatively short period of time (2-5 months) then by all means wait and don't spend your money on fillers just yet. But generally weight loss is a process that can be lengthy and during the process if you would like to enjoy an improved appearance and reduction of age lines around the nose and mouth you may absolutely get treatment with fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma and other hyaluronic acid injectables that will last up to a year. They will correct the nasolabial folds (the parentheses as they are called by Allergan) or the melolabial folds (the marionette lines that jut from the corner of the mouth toward the chin), for the flattening of cheeks, under the eyes for lower lid hollows, or even behind deeper folds or wrinkles anywhere really where the objective is to flatten the contour and smoothen out the appearance of the skin.
A: In your pictures there are two findings that can be addressed. On the left hand picture although not head on there is a minimal depression that runs from the inside corner of the eye in a diagonal ark downward underneat the lower lid. This hollow is called the tear trough area or lacrimal groove. It reflects the very slightest loss of volume (generally fat) in the area underneath your lower lids. This can be easily addressed by fanning technique of a cosmetic injectable underneath the muscle surrounding the bottom of your eye, the orbicularis oculi. This is a special filling technique that removes the “dark circle” created as a shadowing effect rather than actual discoloration of the skin surface. On the right-hand picture you are seen smiling lightly which accentuates the action of the muscle surrounding the eye (the orbicularis oculi) causing it to contract and shorten and “fatten” the lower lid a slight bit. This can either be left alone or weakened very carefully with the appropriate experience to flatten. Alternatively there is a procedure that can be done under local anesthetic that can do away with this problem and flatten the area.
A: The pictures you have submitted represent the beginning of jowl formation. Our facial skin has an inner layer between it and the muscles of facial expression called the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). The SMAS becomes loose with time and because of the facial attachment to this layer, the skin is pulled down with “gravity” in a sliding fashion creating the marionette lines and the “pockets” you are describing. The gold standard for correcting the jowls is a mini-lift, a procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia to bring back the tissues to their original place. Fillers can be used to mask the effect for a little while but the most natural result would still be to correct the problem underneath the skin. The technique that I have developed utilizes seamless closure without stitches on the outside of the skin surface.
A: When we smile we are utilizing a muscle around the lips called the orbicularis oris. Occasionally the contraction of this muscle as we smile creates undesirable creases including the horizontal upper lip one. Because this crease is created by the movement of muscle, Botox can be used to erase this line but cosmetic fillers can also be used with a longer duration and effect.
A: The area under the eyes may be injected by a variety of fillers in order to correct the depression underneath that follows the contour of your facial skeleton underneath. If this is your first time, I usually consult my clients to choose hyaluronic acid fillers because they are reversible and safe with a very low side effect profile. This allows you to see a result immediately but that may last up to a year. When you are going to someone for the first time and not sure about the results, the treatment using hyaluronic fillers may be totally reversed. There are so many medical and paramedical practitioners including dentists, nurses and non facial plastic surgery trained practitioners who inject fillers that choosing someone you can trust is a bit difficult. If you are happy with the results of your first treatment you can always convert from products like Juvederm and Restylane (hyaluronic acid fillers) to longer lasting fillers like Radiesse and Bellafil.
A: As a general disclaimer, a true assessment should always take place in a doctor’s office not online. When you look in the mirror, you should be able to see certain features that you have either always been unhappy with or those that have developed over the years. You may want to consider whether the discoloration spot on the left cheek bothers you, the height of your brows or their mild asymmetry, the nasolabial folds (the parentheses or smile lines), the volume of the upper lip or the areas underneath the eyelids. You should always consider highest priority what bothers you rather than what bothers anyone else including a facial plastic surgeon. When you have decided which areas on your face bother you the most, fixing them can be done conservatively not always requiring surgery and ultimately will make you much happier than addressing issues that you may not be bothered by (that perhaps were recommended by a doctor).
I hope this information is helpful.
A: There are several ways to improve the appearance of your skin including, resurfacing treatments using lasers or chemical peels, dermapen microneedling and using fillers to touch up and “photoshop” the pock marks individually which has a more immediate gratification factor associated with it.If you have patience for a multi session treatment, using resurfacing techniques will have longer lasting results.
A: How long has the wound on your nose been present? If it is relatively fresh, allow it to heal with good wound care, antibiotic ointment and when it is dry, scarguard. Ultimately, if there is a depression it can be addressed in various ways. Consult with a good Facial plastic surgeon near you.
A: Fine lines and wrinkles around the corner of the mouth can be treated with fillers and occasionally even with specific Botox injections, you do have to Consult with a master filler instructor. Someone who is either very experienced or trains others for the company selling the fillers. I know some of my patients have found me by calling the reps for the filler companies who referred them directly to me.
A My first question would be which filler was used and then how long you’ve waited since the injection and each subsequent treatment. The fullness can be due to post treatment swelling if it has only been a short while since the treatment of any followup intervention, it can also be inadvertent injection into the incorrect area under the eye. I would apply warm compresses and take Advil for 2-3 weeks if there is no contraindication to it first. You could also consult with a facial plastic surgeon about a corticosteroid trial. If the swelling has not subsided at that point, your options are to wait (the swelling will likely go away on its with time), or possibly (last option) surgical correction.
A: From your picture, these wrinkles CAN be corrected with Botox. I would suggest consulting with a facial plastic surgeon that is experienced with the various applications of Botox before your consider fillers or surgery.
A: The lip can be corrected in various ways, the least invasive of which is the use of cosmetic fillers that help us to reshape, sculpt and give proper form and when needed volume to the lips, face, nose, hands, and neck. Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in your area who is comfortable with lip reshaping about your options.
Financing & Fees
Fee policy & agreement
Surgical fees quoted to our patients include not only Dr. Dagan’s professional fee, but also include the fees for the surgery center and for the anesthesia and recovery room teams, if needed. These fees do NOT include the cost of the pre-anesthetic exam or any additional testing or lab work required since these services are determined by those providing such services and who are not affiliated with Dagan Cosmetic Surgery, P.C.
In appreciation of our patients who book surgery within 30 days of the initial consult, the cost of the consultation will be credited toward your total bill. Surgery itself does not need to take place within 30 days, only the booking of a surgery date. This credit does not apply to in-office procedures such as injections (e.g., Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, etc.) and IPL treatments.
Written fee quotes are guaranteed for 90 days from the time of initial consultation to the time that surgery is scheduled. After 90 days, our fees are subject to change. Of course, if this occurs, you will be notified of the new fee structure. Again, surgery itself does not need to take place within 90 days, only the booking of a surgery date.
Due to the considerable expense our practice incurs if surgery is cancelled on short notice, if you cancel surgery or need to change dates within two weeks of the scheduled procedure, you will be subject to a fee of $1000.00 or 50% of the surgical fee (whichever is less). Certain exceptions may apply, and this policy does not apply when medical conditions require changing or canceling surgery.
Our office accepts all major credit cards. Medical insurance may be applicable in some cases and should be discussed with our office staff during your appointment. Financing is available.