Dr. Kenneth Morgenstern M.D. obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University where he also trained in General Surgery. He was recognized as the Intern of the Year and was awarded the Distinguished Physician Humanitarian Award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He went on to further train in Ophthalmology at West Virginia University where he served as the Chief Resident. Dr. Morgenstern was then awarded a Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He completed his training with subsequent Fellowships in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery, and Cranial Facial Surgery.
Dr. Morgenstern is board certified and performs adult and pediatric oculoplastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the world to have gained certification by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the active director of Oculoplastics at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, and an integral part of the fellowship teaching staff at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Morgenstern also has offices in Wayne, PA. You may visit his web site at www.morgensterncenter.com/suite-202-spa.php
BOTOX® is now the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. BOTOX® produces its effects by weakening the muscles that create wrinkles. It works in the forehead, in crows' feet, around wrinkles in the mouth and for cording (turkey gobbler!) in the neck. It lasts for approximately three to six months. BOTOX® is injected relatively painlessly using a variety of techniques right in our office.
Dermal fillers may be used to create a more rested, youthful appearance by filling in some of the hollows of the face, such as the lines around the mouth, vertical lip lines, or even dark circles beneath the eyes. Common products used for treatment are Juvéderm®, Xeomin®, and Radiesse® injectables.
Upper and lower eyelid Blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves sculpture of the upper and lower eyelids. The upper eyelid crease can be recreated and made more graceful; the corners of the eye can be gently elevated if desired. The incisions are hidden in the eyelid creases, or on the back surface of the eyelid (conjunctiva), using a transconjunctival approach. If desired, the hollow beneath the lower eyelids (the tear trough) can also be filled in with fat. The procedure generally takes one to two hours. Sutures are placed that usually dissolve on their own. Postoperatively, there is surprisingly little pain with bruising that can last up to one week. Full activities may be resumed after a week.
Patients who feel they have drooping of the upper eyelids often have drooping of the brows. Brow drooping can be corrected with a procedure known as an Endoscopic Brow Lift. The brow lift is performed using a small telescope through five incisions, approximately one-half inch in size, hidden in the hairline. Patients can expect to be swollen for approximately five days. The operation is accomplished under monitored anesthesia with sedation. The procedure is often performed to remove upper eyelid skin and sculpture the fat pads in the upper eyelids (upper Blepharoplasty). The procedure is often accompanied by Endoscopic Mid-Facelift and occasionally by fat injection (lip sculpture).
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