Dr. Albert Chow's Blog

Mask-Wearing Brings Focus to Your Eyes

A woman in San Francisco, CA, is happy with the appearance of her eyes after a nonsurgical treatment.

Enter an office or grocery store filled with customers wearing masks and it’s natural to focus on their eyes. Wearing a mask is the “new normal” in the Covid-19 era, and friends, strangers, and family are noticing the appearance of your eyes more than ever. People who feel self-conscious about their eyes may want to consider nonsurgical or surgical procedures, … Read more

Septoplasty 101: Answering Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

A woman can breathe better after getting a septoplasty.

Obstructed breathing can greatly affect your quality of life. A deviated septum can also cause problems such as chronic nosebleeds, nasal pressure, or sinus infections. Septoplasty surgery at my San Francisco plastic surgery practice gently adjusts the inner structures of the nose so patients can finally breathe comfortably and freely. Up to 80% of people have septums that are deviated … Read more

Dr. Chow’s Office Will Re-Open June 1 with a New “Safer Appointment” Process

We are excited to welcome you back to our practice for surgical and nonsurgical appointments beginning Monday, June 1. We have adapted our scheduling process and extended our hours to minimize patient overlap and maximize convenience. To celebrate the end of the shelter-in-place, we are offering a 30% DISCOUNT on all nonsurgical treatments and products! (Offer good on 1 treatment, … Read more

Embracing Imperfection: How Nose Jobs Are Evolving

A woman smiles happily with the results of her non surgical rhinoplasty.

As a San Francisco plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, I see many patients with different nose surgery requests. For the most part, people undergo surgery to hide imperfections or change the size of the nose. But recent trends have made rhinoplasty less straightforward As times change, rhinoplasty patients are requesting different things. While there are certain nose “ideals”—such as symmetry … Read more

“Liquid Rhinoplasty” Is Trending: What Are the Risks?

A woman receives an exam to determine what can be achieved with a non surgical rhinoplasty.

For those unhappy with the appearance of their noses, rhinoplasty has been the trusted solution for decades. It is a permanent fix to a persistent problem, allowing surgeons to adjust the size, shape, and slope of the nose. I specialize in rhinoplasty at my San Francisco plastic surgery practice, and I know how transformative the procedure can be. However, some … Read more

A Rhinoplasty Without Surgery? More Details, Please

A woman looks happy with her non surgical rhinoplasty results.

The nose is at the center of the face, which means it can attract attention if it’s large or asymmetrical. Many people undergo a rhinoplasty at my San Francisco practice so they can feel less self-conscious when looking in the mirror. But what if surgery makes you feel uneasy? Is there a less invasive way to change your nose? With … Read more

How Do You Choose a Septoplasty Surgeon?

Often in my San Francisco plastic surgery practice, patients are referred to me for septoplasty. As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with special training in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), I am specifically qualified to help patients with septum-related issues, such as a deviated septum and turbinate reduction. What is Septoplasty? Septoplasty is traditionally taught in otolaryngology training programs as … Read more

Special Discount for Sutter Van Ness Campus Employees

Welcome to the neighborhood! Now that the new Sutter Van Ness Campus has opened across the street from our plastic surgery practice, we want to welcome you to the neighborhood by offering 30% off BOTOX® Cosmetic and 20% off dermal filler injections. We have drop-in appointments available on weekdays from 8 – 9 am, 12 – 1 pm, and 5 … Read more

Special Offer – Yelp Check-In

Check in on Yelp for a special discount! $50 off $300 Botox Treatment Offer valid for new patients only, not valid with other offers, one time use.

Outside the OR: My Community Involvement

As a plastic surgeon in a vibrant community like San Francisco, it’s important to me both personally and professionally to stay engaged with both the local and global communities by working with trusted charity organizations — some related to plastic surgery, some not. Presently, I am a member of the board of directors for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF). REAF … Read more