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Rare injury but lucky patient: Man’s eye saved after impalement

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Although rare, these are cases that involve many doctors of various fields to help in the care of the patient that suffer severe orbital injury: from neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons to oculoplastic surgeons.   I saw similar cases, although …

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Lip Augmentation using Juvederm

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Lip augmentation is commonly performed on patients that wish to have a fuller upper and lower lip. Although various products can be used for lip augmentation,  augmentation can be achieved successfully using hyaluronic acid products such at Restylane or Juvederm. …

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Ptosis surgery (Droopy eyelid surgery)

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Ptosis is the medical term for droopy lids, which can occur in one or both lids. Children with ptosis are often born with it, whereas adults usually get ptosis as a result of aging, prior surgery, or even long term …

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Face Transplants

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Although I am not direclty involved in performing face transplants, I have been following the procedure’s progress over the last several years.   Most recently, a group in Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston perfromed a full face transplant and the …

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Beauty and Fashion Exhibit to Open in LA

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

This should be an interesting exhibit to check out.  It’s the first of its kind–demonstrating beauty in all forms from modeling shoots to photos demonstrating lip and botox injections.  All of these subjects are examined in “Beauty Culture,” the first …

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An interesting surgery I performed today…

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

I performed an interesting case today on a patient with constant tearing and irritation in her eyes.  On examination, she has has very lax (or loose) lower lids which do not help in her ability to blink well and drain …

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What are effective scar treatments???

Posted On 10/21/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

This is a great article summarizing the challenges in scar treatment.  I actually find silicone sheets quite effective for some early scars.  In cases of hypertrophic healing (excessive scarring) or abnormally raised edges, carefully thought-out regimen of low dose steroid …

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