Yearly Archives: 2020

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How to Look Your Best for Zoom Meetings When You Can’t Get Fillers

With so many people now working and learning from home, video meetings have become a necessary practice. People want to know how they can look bright and professional on-camera—even when using an old laptop on the kitchen table. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are a popular way for Orlando-area patients to look more youthful and …

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Difference Between a Facial Plastic Surgeon and a General Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery procedures are on the rise in America. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports almost 16 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are performed annually in the U.S., but finding the right type of plastic surgeon can be confusing. Did you know there are different kinds of plastic surgeons performing a vast array …

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Trusting the Boss: Rhinoplasty Allows Medical Assistant to Breathe Well Again

You can browse reviews and listen to patient referrals all day long, but how many times can you say you’ve actually seen a surgeon perform hundreds of facial plastic surgeries firsthand before deciding to go under the knife yourself? Melissa, a medical assistant for Edward J. Gross, M.D., a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, …

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Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant Inspires Confidence for Patient

After Charli’s rhinoplasty and chin implant procedure with Edward J. Gross, M.D., a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in rhinoplasty, she now breathes easy and loves how she looks. “My confidence has gone up exponentially,” says Charli. “I love my profile. And the biggest benefit has been my breathing improvement. Looking in the …

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Functional Rhinoplasty Helps Patient Live, Feel And Breathe Better

Rhinoplasties are generally thought to be strictly for cosmetic purposes (reshaping the exterior of the nose to achieve the desired look of the patient). However, a rhinoplasty procedure can also be performed to reshape the interior passageways of the nose to improve overall function and reduce labored breathing. This is known as a functional rhinoplasty …

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Why You Should Trust Your Face To A Facial Plastic Surgeon

If you’re thinking about having some sort of aesthetic injectable procedure performed using Botox or facial fillers, it’s important to know the person performing your procedure is as proficient, well-trained and experienced as possible. Let’s face it, in Lake Mary and surrounding areas there are no shortage of options to have these procedures done. Just …

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A Nose Knows: Orlando Resident Says Rhinoplasty Changed Her Life

Amanda suffered a broken nose 10 years ago after a hit on the soccer field. She received initial treatment by an ear, nose, and throat specialist; but something just didn’t seem right with the final outcome. Her nasal septum deviation worsened over the years, causing significant breathing problems, curvature of her nose and post-nasal drip. …

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Younger woman smiling after rhinoplasty surgery

What is the best age for rhinoplasty?

A frequent question that is asked during rhinoplasty consultation is, what is the best age to have a nose job? The best age for a rhinoplasty is generally age 16-35. The youngest age for a rhinoplasty in women is age 15 and for young man it is age 16. Why the difference? Typically, females mature …

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Dr. Gross and Primera Donate $1,400 to Child Advocacy Center

During its annual Mistletoe & Martinis patient appreciation event on December 6, 2019, Primera Plastic Surgery raised $700 for Kids House of Seminole, a child advocacy center that aids child abuse victims and their families. For the past five years, Primera has donated the proceeds from its signature holiday event to the child abuse prevention …

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Does a String Rhinoplasty Really Work?

I was recently asked by a patient, "Does a string rhinoplasty really work?" The answer, in short, is no. A string rhinoplasty involves wrapping a string around the nose and back of the head in the hopes it will help support the nasal tip and gradually change the shape of the nose. Apparently, the patient …

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