USA Today on the Dangers of Unaccredited Plastic Surgery Practitioners

USA Today posted an excellent article on their website this week, “Cosmetic surgery laws often aren’t enough,” about the dangers of getting plastic surgery procedures done at regular doctors’ offices and med spas—“salon-like medical facilities that have doctors on the premises and offer skin care treatments, such as Botox injections, facials and laser resurfacing.” Much has been written about “underground” or “backdoor” cosmetic surgery—procedures performed......
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Keeping Healthy During the Holiday Season

It’s hard to get anything done around the holidays—but there are a million things to do. As a result, taking care of ourselves often ends up at the bottom of our to-do list. Between shopping for presents, hosting or visiting family, and tying up loose ends before we head out on vacation, who has time for going to the gym or worrying about that diet......
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Brow Lift One of the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries for Women

Forehead lift surgery (often refered to as a “brow lift”) is an excellent way to smooth and erase wrinkles brought on by sun exposure, stress, and aging that form on the forehead and in between the eyebrows—and according to this year’s “Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery” report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), an increasing number of patients over the......
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Does a Facelift Leave Scars?

Any time the skin is cut, a scar will form—and since facelifts require incisions, a scar of some sort is unavoidable. With an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon performing the surgery, however, the scars that form as you heal from your facelift should end up being nearly invisible. I mentioned in an earlier post that my facelift technique involves adjusting the deeper tissues in the face,......
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What is “Asian” Blepharoplasty?

Many Asian men and women are born with eyelids that have only a faint crease in the upper lid, or eyelids that have no crease whatsoever. On some people, this can give the lids a heavy look—especially since eyelids without creases often have a small fold of skin that hangs down over the eye. This fold can also make the eyes seem smaller than they......
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What to Expect after Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a common procedure, but it is a big procedure—one that can take anywhere between two and five hours to complete—and it’s important to prepare yourself for what recovery will be like. If you come to me for your breast reduction, here’s what you can expect after your operation: I usually put patients under general anesthesia when I perform breast reductions, which......
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What are My Breast Reduction Options?

There are many different methods by which breast reduction surgery can be performed. As with any surgical procedure, every technique has its pros and cons; ultimately, the procedure that you and your plastic surgeon settle on will depend upon your breast size and shape, as well as your aesthetic preferences. Today I’ll discuss two different breast reduction methods: liposuction and the inverted-T reduction. For some......
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Why Get a Breast Reduction?

I’ve spent a fair amount of time on this blog talking about breast augmentation—but what about breast reduction? Breast enhancement may be a more popular procedure, but for some women, breast reduction surgery can be life-changing. Large breasts can create both physical and emotional challenges for women. On the physical side, back, shoulder, and neck pain—not to mention discomfort during certain types of exercise—are typical......
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Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Are you in generally good physical condition but are concerned about stomach fat deposits and loose skin that do not respond to diet and exercise? If so, you could be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck, there are some things you shouldn’t be, such as: – Planning to have children. Tummy tucks tighten the vertical muscles......
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Saline vs. Silicone

There’s a lot of talk about saline and silicone implants–but do you know what the real differences between them are, or why some patients and doctors prefer one over the other? Here’s the story: Saline Implants Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with sterile salt water after they’ve been placed in or behind the breasts. One reason that some women prefer saline implants......
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