I am having otoplasty to pin back my ears. I understand that I will have a head bandage after the surgery. How long do I have to keep the bandage on? When can I return to my normal exercise routine?

Question: I am having otoplasty to pin back my ears. I understand that I will have a head bandage after the otoplasty surgery. How long do I have to keep the bandage on? When can I return to my normal exercise routine? Answer: Dr. Hamilton does apply a dressing that is worn for the first …

I will be undergoing rhinoplasty surgery and wonder if there is anything that is put into the nose during the surgery, or kept in the nose afterwards that I could be allergic to? I am allergic to many medical related things, antibiotics and latex, for example.

The days of packing the nose after nasal surgery are fortunately over! With today’s less aggressive and more functional techniquee, bleeding and drainage are far less than in the past. With this, the need to fill the nose with uncomfortable packing has ended. Occasionally, Dr. Hamilton place a very small piece of gauze just inside …

Summer is ending and my skin could really use some help. Any advice?

There are a variety of ways to rejuvenate your skin after a long summer. Sun, along with smoking, is your skin’s number one enemy. A good skin care regimen (including sunscreen) is the first step. With the right products and time, some of those signs of summers past can be reversed. Microdermabrasion and PPX light …