Author Archives: Dr. Albert Chow

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

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

Welcome the New Year With Your Best Face

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of parties, meetings, family get togethers, and other social events. Spending time with family and friends is important and fulfilling, but the weight of multiple obligations can become stressful. Once those have passed, many patients feel ready to “treat themselves” for the New Year. These are some of … Read more

Asian Rhinoplasty: Why Experience Matters

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Rhinoplasty is quite popular among plastic surgery procedures. It’s also one of the most technically demanding surgeries. The nose is a complex structure, and it can differ a lot between patients, especially when ethnicity is a factor. Here in San Francisco, I offer both rhinoplasty and septoplasty, and I have a lot of experience working with Asian Americans. Choosing a … Read more

Fall Is the Time for Facelift

Learn why Fall is the perfect time for a facelift in San Francisco.

To everything, there is a season… and fall just might be the season of facial rejuvenation. Autumn often brings my San Francisco practice a surge in facelift patients — and it’s because it’s a convenient time for patients to take a bit of time for themselves. Recovery Time Whether you have children at home or your nest is empty, fall … Read more

Welcome to the Blog of Dr. Albert Chow

I am pleased to announce the official launch of my new blog! I am excited to have a new way of communicating, not just with my San Francisco plastic surgery patients, but with women and men from all over who may have questions about cosmetic procedures. A little bit about me: I am a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and I … Read more