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Why do some people have dimples and others don’t?


This article explains why some of us are born with dimples while others are left wishing they had them. It makes one factual error though- in the first paragraph it says “Obviously you can’t make yourself have a dimple if you weren’t born with one”, but this is false.

Dr. Yagoda offers dimple creation for those who want dimples. Getting dimples is easy and fast and the results are cuter than ever.

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Can a rhinoplasty procedure remove a bump on my nose without changing my appearance?

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Question: Can rhinoplasty or a nose job surgery remove a bump on my nose without drastically changing my appearance? I’m 28 and I don’t want people to notice.

Answer: Absolutely! As a facial plastic surgeon, finesse rhinoplasty is something I am typically asked to do.  Most people want a natural result—and a cosmetic surgery that minimizes a detracting detail without revamping the entire nose.

Can a rhinoplasty procedure lift the tip of my nose?

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Question: The tip of my nose slants downwards. I’m a 55-year-old male, can a rhinoplasty or nose job surgery lift it or will it just keep growing down regardless?

Answer: Without photos or an examination, it is impossible to determine the cause of the tip droop.  Sometimes it can be the result of a high septum and a dorsal bump. Other times, it can be the result of overactive muscles found between the upper lip and nose.  Once the proper diagnosis is made, plastic surgery can definitively correct the problem.

Teen Plastic Surgery On The Rise


Everyone wants to look great for the prom!  And since online photos will likely document that special day for an eternity, it’s no wonder that more and more teens are seeking plastic surgery before the prom.

Chin implants and nose jobs are common, as are ear pinnings or “otoplasty” to enhance an “updo” hairstyle.

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How long does rhinoplasty or nose job surgery take to complete?

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Question: How long does the surgery for a rhinoplasty or nose job take? I’m a 45-year-old male living in Long Island and I’d rather not take off of work if I do not need to.

Answer: Depending on the complexity of the rhinoplasty procedure or nose job, and whether there is a functional component to the plastic surgery, the operating time itself can range from just under an hour to close to three hours.  All patients go home the very same day. I usually recommend that patients take a week off from work to recover.  Some patients return to work after five days but this is more the exception, rather than the rule.  It takes about five days for the anesthesia to leave your system after the cosmetic surgery procedure.  During that time, you may be more tired than usual. Your body clock and sleep cycle may be off. Your appetite may be decreased, just when you need the increased calories for rapid recovery. To play it safe, I recommend at least one week off from work.

Hunger Games Star Gets a Nose Job?

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E! Online reports that Josh Hutcherson, from The Hunger Games, had surgery to fix his broken nose…. or rhinoplasty?

Guess we’ll have to wait and compare when the bandages get removed.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Yagoda can repair nose trauma and also offer beautiful and natural looking rhinoplasty (nose job) results.

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Too young or too old for rhinoplasty (nose job)?

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Dr. Michell Yagoda performs nose jobs in New York CityQuestion: At what age is too young or too old to get a rhinoplasty or nose job surgery? I’m 55 but I’m also asking for my daughter who still attends high school in New York City.

Answer: It is important that any teen considering rhinoplasty surgery has already completely gone through puberty.  This is because the nose doesn’t reach its full adult size until after puberty.  Plastic surgery prior to that stage will likely arrest the development of the nose and result in a nose that it too short or too small to be in harmony with the rest of the face.  In addition, it may result in incomplete development of sinus drainage and airflow pathways, causing functional impairment.  For adults, there is not a strict age limit, but unless they have had a recent nasal trauma that has changed the position and/or shape of the nose, I urge them to be wary of rhinoplasty! Most people are subconsciously attached to their nose and it is a defining part of their self image.  For this reason, I usually counsel people over 28 years of age against this plastic surgery procedure unless they had a recent trauma with a change in the shape and/or position of the nose; or if they always wanted a rhinoplasty but couldn’t afford it until now!  In NYC, most of the rhinoplasties I perform are on men and women between the ages of 17 and 26; men aged 38-52 who have been injured in a sports-related injury; and women of all ages who have had a traumatic fall or taxi accident.

Read more about the aging nose and the age limit for rhinoplasty.

Erase your Angry Bird Look

Some aestheticians are calling it the “Angry Bird Look”- the frown lines that grace us with age, the two 11’s right above your nose and between your eyebrows. 7

There are many ways to erase these wrinkles, both non-surgically with Botox and surgically with a brow lift.

Come see Dr. Yagoda in Manhattan to determine which is right for you…because who wants to look like an iPhone game?

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Can a nose job or rhinoplasty look subtle and natural?

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Question: I’m 32, female, and I live in New York City. I’d like a rhinoplasty procedure but I’m somewhat of a celebrity on Broadway. Is it possible to get a nose job that looks natural but is also subtle?

6Answer: As a facial plastic surgeon I take care of a number of celebrities in theater, film and radio in New York City and around the world, and I am often asked to perform subtle finesse celebrity rhinoplasty. Many times this is in combination with functional nasal plastic surgery. High-definition film and television accentuate irregularities on celebrities that are otherwise blessed physically, and that nearly imperceptible in “real life”. Accordingly, the surgical changes must be natural, and perfect on high-definition view.  Recently, I performed a combined functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty on a television anchor person, and she was back “on-air” five days later.  Her co-workers never suspected that she had a rhinoplasty.  In fact, they guessed that she had a breast augmentation because of the new “push-up” bra she was wearing!!

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