Tummy Tuck with Abdominal Wall Tightening

Your typical tummy tuck includes liposuction to the abdomen, removal of excess skin and often-times, abdominal wall tightening. It’s not always necessary but it’s important for the patient to be aware of this aspect of the procedure. The tummy tuck tightens the abdominal skin but the abdominal wall is a whole different animal.   When is abdominal wall tightening necessary Here are some new words......
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Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear why postop garments became such an integral part of cosmetic......
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Breast Augmentation Revision [video]

For those of you considering breast augmentation, read this primer here. But for those who’ve already had that and are now considering a breast augmentation revision, continue reading!   What does a breast augmentation revision entail? A breast augmentation revision can mean many things. First it depends on what the problem is. Did the implants bust or leak? Then a revision would mean an exchange......
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Pitfalls of breast aug wish pics!

It’s a totally reasonable thing to do. Patients, when going in to see their plastic surgeon, bring “wish pics.” That is, a photo of someone (doesn’t have to be famous), that’s had the operation and the results they’re looking for. But reasonable intent can translate into unreasonable expectations.   What’s wrong with wish pics? Patients bring in their wish pics all the time. It’s definitely......
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Patients are filming their own surgery! Yeah, that happens! [video]

A lot of doctors are having trouble with the intrusion of social media into the clinical arena. Whether it be during a consultation or surgery, patients want to, anonymously or not, share their experience. And yeah, patients are filming their own surgery!   Paying it forward Video is critical to a patient’s preop education. They book their surgery and they want to be prepared. Reasonable......
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How young is too young for a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, the correction or removal of excess skin to improve the appearance of the labia is a very personal decision. You may think it’s ridiculous that women are worried about the labia minora. Making that decision for yourself is fine but that’s the point – it’s a very personal decision. Here are some reasons why women make that decision and whether age has anything to......
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