Your Cheeks

Houston TX Plastic Surgeon for Lips

Do you remember when you were younger and adults used to take hold of your squishy little cheeks and say that you’re the cutest thing, and they just want to squeeze you? What is it about squeezing a child’s cheeks that has come to be a routine encounter between adult and child? As you age, the squeezing of the cheeks no longer is an issue. It’d just be awkward at that point. For many people the cute little chubby cheeks disappear along with the aging process as well. This results in volume loss, which translates into an appearance of aging….

Smiling With Your Eyes

After Eyelid Lift

Smiling is a big deal! Not only are your eyes the main way for you to see, but they also are one of the main ways that others see you! Did you know that the way to tell the difference between a real smile and a fake smile is by looking at a person’s eyes? French physician Gullaume Duchenne studied smiles extensively. He found that a fake smile and a genuine smile are controlled by two completely different parts of your brain. When you “Say Cheese” (a fake smile displayed on cue) it is controlled by your motor cortex. On…

Bell’s Palsy

Houston TX Plastic Surgeon

If you have Bell’s Palsy, Dr. Harirchian offers excellence in facial reconstruction to help you overcome the effects of your facial paralysis. Bell’s Palsy is a condition in which one side of your face weakens or is paralyzed. It only affects one side of your face at a time and can result in a facial droop or become stiff. It occurs when your facial nerve experiences some type of trauma to the seventh cranial nerve. Bell’s Palsy symptoms can appear very similar to a person who experienced a stroke. For this reason, it is important to know the difference between…

Your Mother’s Precious Hands

Houston TX Plastic Surgeon

“There is more power in a mother’s hand than in a king’s scepter.” Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day in the United States. For many of us it’s a special time to reflect upon our mother’s impact and love for us over the years. The works of her hands manifested so much of the overflow of your mother’s heart. Let’s consider this: Your mother’s hands prepared you your favorite meals. Your mother’s hands held you as you were afraid and sick. Your mother’s hands scratched the places you couldn’t reach. Your mother’s hands checked your forehead for a fever when…

Hope Restored After Facial Trauma

Houston TX Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” –Samuel Johnson If you’ve suffered from facial trauma, you are most likely suffering from layers of pain. You may be battling with the physical pain that is a result of your injury or trauma. In addition to the physical complications and pain that your trauma may cause, you are possibly suffering from the emotional trauma as a result of your injury. Your facial trauma may prevent you from communicating with your facial expressions, which can cause confusion and misunderstanding. Sanaz Harirchian is…

The Ins And Outs Of Androgenetic Alopecia

Houston TX Hair Replacement Treatments

Androgenetic Alopecia is also known as male-pattern hair loss (MPHL) in men and female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) in women. For men, it mostly affects the top and front of the scalp creating a “Hippocratic wreath.” The rim of the hair at the sides and rear of the head usually remain. The thinning and loss is usually gradual and can be a result of DHT that shrinks hair follicles. For females with FPHL, there is a gradual thinning of the hair around the crown. Women usually retain their frontal hairline. Temporal recession can occur, but this is much less common for…

Protecting Your Lips Like A Winter Olympic Athlete

Houston TX Plastic Surgeon for Lips

Are you glued to your television watching the Winter Olympics? It’s thrilling, isn’t it? Which event is your favorite to watch? While the winter is so fun (especially when the Olympics are on) the effects of winter on your lips can be brutal. Your heat running in your house makes it dry. Windy, cold weather has adverse effects on your lips as well. Your lips have no oil glands, so when they’re exposed to these conditions they can become chapped and even cracked. Tips for keeping your lips moist this winter. Run a humidifier in your home to replace your…

To Pop Or Not Pop That Pimple

Houston TX Doctor That Treats Severe Acne

You wake up in the morning and splash water on your face to help you wake up. The cold splash enables you to open your eyes fully and view the full extent of your reflection in the mirror. To your horror, something’s grown on your face while you were sleeping! The grotesquely white, rounded item on your face was never invited or wanted, and yet it just showed up, without your permission. The age-old question is: “Should I pop, or not pot this monster pimple?” The answer to this question is a simple, “No.” Here’s why: When you pop your…

Making Space To Breathe For The Holidays

Houston TX Facial Plastic Surgeon

There’s something about the holiday season that triggers a desire within us to make space for things we don’t have room for the rest of the year. We clear our calendars for holiday parties, family gatherings and time to linger by the fireplace a little longer than usual. Making special space to take a deep breath and slow down is important. What if that literal deep breath is difficult to take? If this is true for you, it may be time to consider a nasal valve repair procedure. Your nasal valve is vital for proper and comfortable breathing. If your…

What We’re Grateful For

Houston TX Plastic Surgeon

At Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery, we have so much to be grateful for. During this season of giving thanks it’s always a good practice to recount all that we’re thankful for. Dr. Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. is thankful for: The ability to do what she is passionate about. Dr. Harirchian gets to help you and all of her patients each day to give an individualized approach to facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery for each unique face. Combining her love of art, perfectionism, style and science, she gets to help guide all patients with the results they are looking for. The ability…