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…

Rhinoplasty Options As You Age

Houston TX Nose Job Plastic Surgeon

Do you ever wonder why the nose of your youth is now not satisfactory to you as you’re older? Perhaps you’re noticing drooping or humps that were not as big or even visible 20 years ago. Is your nose growing? Your nose is not growing. Your nose stopped growing when you were a teenager. However, your nose does change as you age. These changes can cause you to have a growing dissatisfaction with the appearance of your nose. Some common changes that occur in your nose as you age are:  Nasal Droop- As you age, your skin will lose the…

Common Questions About Perforated Septums

Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery Houston, TX

If you’ve been diagnosed with a perforated septum you may have several questions related to it. Dr. Harirchian would like to address some common questions about a perforated septum. What is a perforated septum? Septum perforation is a hole that has developed in the dividing wall of your cartilage in your nose. How do I know if I have a perforated septum? The good news is that you probably will know something is wrong when you’re suffering from a perforated septum. You probably will struggle with your breathing. You might have chronic sinusitis, dry mouth, nosebleeds, snoring or other breathing…

Give Your Skin a Drink This Summer

Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery Houston, TX

At Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery, we will help you achieve amazing results for your plastic surgery, repairs, non-surgical procedures, augmentation, fillers and much more. Our patient testimonials speak for themselves. We offer safe, effective and comprehensive results that will make you feel and look better than ever. Did you know there’s something you can do everyday to help you look and feel better than ever as well? Drinking sufficient levels of water everyday is a gift you can give to your skin to make it feel and look great! According to WebMD you should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of…

The Importance Of Skin Care

Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery Houston, TX

Tyranny of the urgent is a phrase used to highlight priorities and the way we use our time. The phrase came from a booklet written in the 1960s by Charles Hummel called Tyranny of the Urgent.  It has become a classic that highlights the tension between things that are urgent and things that are important. The premise is that often, the urgent things win your valuable time and attention. In terms of skin care, the urgent may apply to many things that take priority over what’s important to your overall health of your skin. Often we focus on the urgent things we…

Need Torn Earlobe Repair?

Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery Houston, TX

At Sanaz Harirchian, M.D., we know there are many reasons you might need your torn earlobe repaired. At times you are born with earlobes that are misshapen or asymmetrical. Your ears may have keloid scars growing on them that are causing cosmetic concerns for you. All of these genetic situations may lead you to choosing an earlobe repair surgery. There are also times when the choices you’ve made have caused your earlobe dissatisfaction. Stretching of earlobes (also called gauging) is becoming an increasingly common fad. However, ear stretching goes a long way back. Its popularity also stretches to many continents. Most…

Plastic Surgery Related To Facial Paralysis

Sanaz Harirchian, M.D. Facial Plastic Surgery Houston, TX

If you’re experiencing facial paralysis it can have a negative impact on your life. Usually there is a facial droop, your speech could be changed and your normal functions may be interrupted. There are many possible causes for your facial paralysis. Some common causes include: Bell’s Palsy Bulbar Palsy Facial Nerve Damage Facial Nerve Palsy Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Mobius Syndrome Traumatic Injury Stroke Diabetes Lyme Disease Each side of your face is controlled by its own facial nerve. Most of the time, facial paralysis just affects one side of your face. This results in an asymmetrical appearance to your face. You…