Author Archives: Dr. Peter A. Adamson

How Pretty Are Your Earlobes?

Yes, this is information really intended for women. Unless… if you are an older man with very large and droopy earlobes, you may be interested in the next paragraph, too. As we age, our earlobes often seem to grow bigger. In fact, what is really happening is that the fibro-fatty...

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Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift: Which Is Best for You?

One of the commonest misunderstandings patients have is the difference between upper blepharoplasty (eyelid re-shaping) and eyebrow lifting. If you and your surgeon do not clarify your goals and understand clearly what each procedure does, you may be disappointed with your treatment results. With aging, the bony orbit around the...

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Peter A. Adamson, M.D. – By The Numbers

Each year, Dr. Adamson participates in many teaching, humanitarian, literary, and professional association activities. As founder and director of the Face the Future Foundation™, Professor and Head of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, and...

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Beauty and Genetics

Excerpted from Dr. Peter Adamson’s book Fabulous Faces (available on Amazon.com) and edited for our blog. We like to think we live in an age when looks don’t matter. We want to believe that it’s not what you are on the outside, but what you are on the inside that...

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What You Should Know About Facelifts

Excerpted from Dr. Peter Adamson’s book Fabulous Faces (available on Amazon.com) and edited for our blog. Surgery is a big deal, especially facial plastic surgery. It’s one thing to go under the knife because you have a serious illness and no other options. It’s another to voluntarily submit to a...

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Self Image: Perceptions of the “Real You”

(Excerpted from Dr. Peter Adamson’s book Fabulous Faces available on Amazon.com and edited for our blog.) Did you begin the New Year with resolutions to be more physically fit, eat better, and generally care more for your appearance? In today’s age, this often includes considerations regarding cosmetic surgery. DISSATISFACTION WITH...

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Another use for Botox® Cosmetic?

A study by Dr. Anil Shah in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Chicago showed that injections of botulinum toxin into the skin appeared to decrease sebum production, which resulted in decreased pore size. The treatments appeared to decrease acne activity as well. Areas treated included the forehead,...

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