Author Archives: Dr. Albert Chow

Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Facelift: Which Is Better?

Woman smiling when discussing facelift options

The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. The delicate skin in this area is easily damaged by the sun, age, and environmental factors. When it comes to turning back the clock with cosmetic procedures, most patients think of facelift surgery. But thanks to new treatment options, San Francisco patients have a … Read more

Your Guide to Rhinoplasty in San Francisco

Woman posing post-rhinoplasty

Considering rhinoplasty (or a “nose job”) in San Francisco? Whether you are local to the area or plan to travel in for your surgery, the Bay Area is the perfect place to begin your new chapter with confidence. As you plan your transformation, there are a few things you should know about rhinoplasty, the recovery process, and how to make … Read more

How Does Rhinoplasty Change for Different Ages?

Mother and daughter posing together

You deserve to feel confident in the face you put forward to the world, whether you are 15 or 75. Rhinoplasty (or a “nose job”) in San Francisco has the power to transform the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. But what is the right age to have it done, and could it be too late … Read more

Eyelid Surgery Recovery: What to Expect & How to Recover Quickly

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

As they plan their eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), my San Francisco patients often feel some uncertainty about what that process will be like and how long it will take to feel completely back to normal. If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you likely have some of the same concerns. Understanding what to expect is a great way to put your mind at … Read more

How To Choose the Best Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgeon

Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Choosing the best rhinoplasty (nose job) surgeon for your San Francisco procedure is perhaps the most important step you’ll take in your plastic surgery journey. As you trust your face to someone else’s hand, you want to make sure that person is as qualified and experienced as possible, and also that they care about you and will support you each … Read more

Mask-Wearing Brings Focus to Your Eyes

Masks Bring Attention to Eyes

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. Please request your consultation or call us at (415) 441-1888 to schedule your appointment. Extended Hours & Increased Privacy Consultation and treatment are available … Read more

Embracing Imperfection: How Nose Jobs Are Evolving

How Nose Jobs Are Evolving

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