Do you have chronic sleep deprivation?

Forty million Americans suffer from chronic sleep deprivation each 5year. Now, researchers at BUSM have identifiedan important enzyme in the brain that regulates the wake-sleep cycle. This discovery could help lead to the development of more effective sleep aid medications.

If you have trouble sleeping, talk to Dr. Yagoda, as this could be a sign of a chronic condition like sleep apnea, and she can give you treatment options.

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Can a rhinoplasty or nose job surgery make my nose bigger?


Question: I’m a 30-year-old Hispanic male and my nose is too small for my face; can a nose job or rhinoplasty make my nose bigger?

4Answer: Absolutely!  If your nose doesn’t have enough height and/or projection, an implant can be used in an open rhinoplasty procedure to make the nose stronger and more masculine.  I typically use Medpor, a synthetic micro-mesh made from the same material that is used for joint replacements.  It allows your body’s own tissues to integrate with it, which makes it more stable.  If your nose is too short (in the space defined between the top of your lip and the bridge of the nose), grafts can be used to lengthen your nose.  Implants are usually synthetic and grafts typically come from cartilage, skin and/or muscle from your own body.

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Stem Cell Facelift?

Have you heard of a stem cell facelift?

Courtney Love, former wife of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, is 3reported to have gotten a stem cell facelift back in 2010. The results are not very impressive. It may sound great, but in fact in many hands it’s little more than a fat transfer with volumizing and wrinkle-filling. I recommend fillers like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, LaViv, and Belotero to rejuvenate an aging face and to restore lost volume by eliminating wrinkles.

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Wikihow: How to Sing

Are you an aspiring singer9? Being in New York City only minutes from Broadway and 42 street can bring out the best singer in all of us. If it is your dream to be the next Adele, Tori Amos, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Chita Rivera, or even Ethel Merman you should see a vocal specialist. Voice care is just as important as healthcare.

Dr. Yagoda can ensure proper vocal function for that perfect sound, every time.

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What does your nose say about you?

Do you have a big nose? A small 2nose? Large nostrils, small nostrils? A bump on your nose? Do you have a straight and narrow nose? Does your nose curve down and is the tip rounded? Does the bottom of your nose point up or down? Is the bottom of your nose straight?

What does your nose say about you?

Dr. Yagoda is a facial plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty, nose job, and revision rhinoplasty procedures in New York City.

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Facts: Rosacea

What is rosacea and how can you prevent and treat it? Sixteen Facts: Rosaceamillion Americans suffer from rosacea, a chronic skin condition that includes visible blood vessels, redness, flushing and rash.

Dr. Yagoda’s favorite products for rosacea include Donnell Rosacea Therapy (non-steroidal hydrating treatment), and EltaMD’s UV Clear sunblock with SPF 46 and niacinamide.

Be sure to stay out of the sun, use a strong sun protection, and find out what may be causing your rosacea. Dr. Yagoda can help! Call 212.434.1210 for more information.

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Facebook’s Facial/ Financial Formula

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion. For fun, since we weren’t lucky enough to be founders, we decided to look at the 3 founders’ faces and see if there’s a secret for early prosperity hidden in their faces (can you guess what they are?). And, even though they obviously don’t need any help to get ahead in business, since none are married, maybe they could use a little help from Dr. Yagoda to get ahead in the personal appearance department!

Here are Dr. Yagoda’s recommendations for Mr. Krieger (far left, 26): “Mike has an upper lip that shows too much of his gums when he smiles. Botox is a simple solution to reduce his gummy smile. Also, he could benefit from submental liposuction to define his chin and jawline, and to decrease the double chin. He won’t look as dapper as Brad Pitt or George Clooney, but it will be a noticeable improvement!”

As for Mr. Systrom (center, 28), Dr. Yagoda notes, “Kevin is clearly the most handsome of the three, but his nose is crooked. A rhinoplasty could correct this, and he might also want to consider some filler (such as Restylane) to make his thin upper lip more kissable.”

Mark Zuckerberg (far right), founder of Facebook, will be turning 28 today (May 14). Dr. Yagoda says, “It’s a good thing that the Facebook/Instagram deal closed, because sleepless nights working on the deal seem to have exacerbated Mark’s lower lid bags. If championing one of the biggest deals in the world isn’t enough of a birthday present, perhaps Mark can consider a lower lid blepharoplasty to make him look more his age, combined with a rhinoplasty to lessen the bump on his nose and raise the drooping nasal tip.”

These three lucky guys are really quite typical after all. They could all benefit from at least one of the 3 most common male aesthetic procedures that were performed in 2011:* Botox (that Mike could use to reduce his gummy smile), hyaluronic acid injections (that Kevin could use to plump up his upper lip), and rhinoplasty (that Mark could consider to revise the bump on his nose and improve his drooping nasal tip). Also popular among male patients were blepharoplasties (which could help Mark get rid of his undereye bags), hair transplants, microdermabrasion, and fat injections. In fact, the number of male patients receiving cosmetic procedures doubled between 2010 and 2011!*

Have you guessed the 3 facial features these founders all have in common?

  1. thin upper lip
  2. at least one left cheek dimple
  3. under eye bags, with early age crows’ feet.

Celebrity Nose Job Gallery

5Did you know so many stars get rhinoplasty or nose job surgery? It is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed.

As a facial plastic surgeon in New York City rhinoplasty/nose job is one of my most-frequently performed surgeries. It can do wonders for your face, and no, you will not look like a different person, just a naturally refined you…. refreshed, defined, and beautifully balanced.

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