How Long Does Botox Last?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what Botox is and how it works. What I didn’t get around to talking about in that post, however, is how long it works for—and since that’s usually one of the first questions I get from patients who are interested in getting a Botox treatment, I thought I would explain that in this week’s post. The short answer......
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Look Years Younger with a Facelift

More than any other part of the body, the face tends to fall prey to the tolls of time. Sun exposure, loss of elastic tissue, gravity, and the stresses of daily life gradually make their mark as we age: jowls begin to develop under the jaw; the creases between the mouth and nose begin to deepen; the skin on the face and neck becomes looser......
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Loose Skin After Breast Augmentation

While it doesn’t happen to everyone, it’s not uncommon for someone who has undergone breast augmentation surgery to have the skin around their breasts stretch and become a little bit loose in the years following their procedure. This can be caused by a variety of factors: aging, weight gain, weight loss, and even the implants themselves (especially if the augmentation significantly increased your breast size).......
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How Botox Works

Botox has been around for so long now—and has increased so much in popularity over the years—that it’s safe to say that it’s a household name these days. Still, not everyone seems to understand exactly what Botox is or how it works, and I find that many people think it’s pretty much the same thing as a dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm (it’s not).......
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Ear Revision Surgery: The Basics

Otoplasty (ear surgery) is a procedure that I hold particularly close to my heart because of my surgical background; as a plastic surgery resident at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, I spent time researching ear development, and although I’ve come a long way since then, my interest in ear revision surgery has held strong. Prominent ears generally become apparent early in a child’s life—sometimes......
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Weight Gain After Liposuction

Liposuction can be the ideal solution for someone who is unable to get rid of fat in particular areas of their body; it can get rid of the extra fat cells that exercise and diet cannot. But what happens if you undergo liposuction—and then gain back some of the weight it helped you lose? The simple answer is: you won’t gain back weight in the......
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Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

On the most basic level, the difference between a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction is that a tummy tuck is most useful in correcting loose skin and stretched muscles, whereas liposuction is useful only in getting rid of excess fat. Most women who seek out abdominal plastic surgery do so after having children. Pregnancy takes a considerable toll on the entire body, but especially on......
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Achieving Balance with Chin Augmentation & Rhinoplasty

Did you know that the effects of chin augmentations and rhinoplasties are interrelated—and that many patients have the two procedures performed at the same time? Weather you’re aware of it or not, the way your chin looks has bearing on how your nose looks, not to mention on the overall symmetry of your face. A stronger chin can actually make your nose look smaller; a......
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Why Face Lipo is a Bad Idea

Over the years, I’ve had various patients ask me if face lipo could help with issues like drooping jowls—and I have always responded with a definitive no. Here’s why: As you age, you automatically begin to lose fat—as well as muscle—in the facial area. That’s why most anti-aging cosmetic procedures for the face involve putting something into it (like dermal fillers, for example), not taking......
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Chin Augmentation Climbing in Popularity

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just released new statistics based on last year’s plastic surgery numbers—and chin augmentations are skyrocketing in front of other procedures as the fastest growing trend. According to the ASPS, there were 20,680 chin implants performed in 2011. Viewed side by side with one of the more popular cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation (more than 300,000 performed last......
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