Dr. Ravi Dahiya has a passion for the creative challenges posed by both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Ravi Dahiya has a passion for the creative challenges posed by both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has chosen to focus this interest and energy into the area of facial and neck procedures exclusively.
Dr. Dahiya graduated from Harvard College with honors. His success in medical school, led to induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. A strong interest in facial anatomy led to a 5-year residency in Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed a fellowship at the University of Toronto with Dr. Peter Adamson, one of the world's preeminent facial plastic surgeons.
Dr. Dahiya is board certified and fellowship trained.
He continues research in many areas of facial plastic surgery, including lasers, rhinoplasty and various aspects of the deep plane facelift.
He has presented his research at various national and international meetings and has published his findings in the facial plastic surgery literature.
Unfortunately the rates of skin cancer have been rising steadily over the past several years. Many times skin cancer develops in the head or neck because this area is exposed to the sun over a lifetime more than any other area of our skin. There are many different types of skin cancer and they can first appear in different ways including a spot that is different in color or texture as compared to the surrounding skin. A "scab" that does not heal or go away can often turn out to be a skin cancer.
It is of course difficult to describe all of the ways that a skin cancer may present, so if you have a "spot" or "lesion" that is symptomatic or has persisted, it is best to have it examined by your primary care physician or dermatologist.
If your doctor is also suspicious, he or she may biopsy the lesion, or refer you to a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for further evaluation. In some cases a dermatologist will remove the skin cancer and then turn over the reconstruction of the area to a facial plastic surgeon. The number one goal is of course to remove the cancer in its entirety. The next step is to reconstruct the area in such as a manner to minimize distortion of any facial features. Dr. Dahiya is well versed in many techniques to best reconstruct any defect in the face and neck resulting from a skin cancer excision.
Scars are an inevitable result of traumatic injuries or surgical incisions. However, there are "good scars and bad scars".
"Good scars" are those that are as thin as possible and in an inconspicuous position.
"Bad scars" are those that are wide and in an obvious position.
Scar revision is performed to narrow the width of scars and to reorient them, with the intent of making them less obvious.
Various techniques are used to achieve this goal including surgical excision, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion.
Dr. Dahiya can help you determine which if any of these methods may help minimize your scar.
Protruding ears can be a source of harassment and teasing for school-age children. The stigmata of this experience during childhood can continue into adulthood and manifest as a self-consciousness about ones ears. Some people will dictate their hairstyle in such a way as to keep their ears always covered. Fortunately there is a surgical procedure that can improve the shape and position of the ears with incisions that are well hidden. This procedure can be performed safely as early as the age of five, before a child enters school age. Children and adults recover from the procedure comfortably and quickly.
Hair restoration has undergone major advances over the past several years. No longer does hair transplantation result in the obvious and unattractive Ňcorn-rowÓ appearance.
With the use of mini- and micrografts (also known as follicular units) Dr. Dahiya will be able to restore a more youthful hairline that looks completely natural. This same technique can be used to add volume to thinning hair in women.
Hair restoration can be performed in our office and is generally very well tolerated.
Wrinkles in the forehead and sagging eyebrows can create a look of concern, anger, fatigue and certainly advanced age. A forehead lift can help reduce the wrinkles or furrows in the forehead and lift the eyebrows as well. The result of the lift is a more relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to the overall face.
Several different techniques are used to rejuvenate the forehead and eyebrows, including the endoscopic lift and tricophytic lift (involving an incision hidden in the hairline). The best of type of lift is determined by several factors including the position of your hairline, the thickness of your skin and degree of wrinkles present.
Dr. Dahiya is well versed in all of the forehead lifting procedures and will decide with you which lift suits you best. This procedure can be and often is performed at the same time as a face and neck lift.
The eyes have been called the window to the soul and are integral to the overall attractiveness of the face. Unfortunately, the eyes also demonstrate the first signs of aging. Droopy eyelids or bags under the eyes convey a sense of sadness, advanced age, and fatigue. At the time of consultation Dr. Dahiya will determine if this unwanted appearance of your eyes is due to excess skin or drooping fatty tissues, and then advise which blepharoplasty technique suits you best.
Lower eyelid lifts can be performed with hidden incisions and recovery from both upper and lower eyelid surgery is often quite quick and comfortable. Eyelid lifts can be performed alone or with a face and neck lift.
A face and neck lift is one of the most effective procedures for turning back the hands of time. Sagging skin in the lower face creates "jowls" and bands in the neck. This conveys the appearance of extra weight in the face, sadness, and fatigue. A face and neck lift restores more youthful contours to the lower face and neck providing a thinner and rejuvenated look.
There are many types of facelifts performed today. Dr. Dahiya is well versed in many different techniques including the S-Lift and Deep-plane facelift.
A thorough consultation will allow you to learn all of the pros and cons of each type of facelift and allow you to make a well informed decision as to which type of lift suits you best.
Come in to learn about how you can rediscover your best self.
The nose is of course a central feature of the face. So any irregularities of the nose such as a bump on the bridge or a wide nasal tip can make a person feel quite self-conscious. These nasal features can distract from the overall attractiveness of a person's face.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the nasal appearance such that the nose blends in with the rest of the face. The improved balance in facial proportions allows the other attractive features of a face to shine through.
Breathing is of course one of the primary functions of the nose. Many factors can impair breathing through the nose including anatomic features that have been present from childhood to those that are the result of injury or previous nasal surgery.
Nasal obstruction can be the primary or secondary goal of a rhinoplasty and Dr. Dahiya will be sure to examine your nose for potential sites of obstruction and explain how these areas can be corrected.
Rhinoplasty does not result in significant post-operative pain. Many people are able to go back to light activities even the day after surgery. Our staff will make the entire process from the planning to the recovery as effortless and successful as possible.
Rhinoplasty is one Dr. Dahiya's real passions. Throughout his training he has focused on learning from some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. He is thus able to apply a number of techniques to allow him to cater to each patient's individual needs and desires.
His expertise allows him to perform primary (first time) rhinoplasty as well as complex revision rhinoplasty.