Posts From October, 2013

Are Surgical or Non-Invasive Options Best?

There seems to be an ever increasing number of non-invasive, non-surgical procedures that claim to remove fat, tighten skin, and produce incredible results. Some of the technologies are modifications on well established treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing. Others use modalities such as light therapy, focused ultrasound, cryotechnology (freezing), radiofrequency and magnetic pulses to tighten,Read More

Timing Your Plastic Surgery: Scheduling and Recovery Considerations

Among the many variables involved in planning any plastic surgery procedure, an important one is when to schedule your surgery. Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers and skin rejuvenation only require minimal preparation. For most aesthetic surgical procedures however, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, proper diet and nutrition, and avoidance of smoking and medicationsRead More

Patient Education In Plastic Surgery

With the plethora of news channels, websites, articles, chat rooms and other sources of information about plastic surgery, how are patients supposed to distinguish fact from fiction? Ultimately, undergoing any plastic surgery procedure should be a personal decision that you make with guidance from your plastic surgeon. Aesthetic surgery is elective, it’s a choice youRead More

Brazilian Butt Lift: Enhancing Your Derriere

The buttocks – also known as gluteus maximus, posterior, derriere, booty, and some less socially acceptable terms – have been a focus of plastic surgery procedures recently. As with any other part of our body, when it comes to beauty and enhancement there are various different aesthetic ideals, based on patient preference as well as ethnicRead More

The Eyes Have It: Eyelid Rejuvenation

For women and men alike, the earliest signs of aging often appear around the eyes. Since the skin of the upper and lower eyelids is extremely thin, it also shows wrinkles and laxity earlier than other parts of your face. When you look in the mirror, you may think you look tired, see bags underRead More

Smarter Breast Implants: Microchip Tracking

Breast implants are medical devices that are used in plastic surgery for both cosmetic breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction. Once implanted inside a woman’s body, identification of the implants may prove difficult, and currently relies on a card given to the patient as well as on the patient’s medical record in the plastic surgeryRead More

Breast Implant Tracking: New FDA Rule

All breast implants are considered medical devices, and currently breast implant manufacturers for the US market include Allergan, Mentor and Sientra. Whether used for cosmetic purposes such as in breast augmentation or enhancement, or in breast reconstruction, all breast implants carry identifying serial numbers so patients can be monitored in case of post-surgical issues. InRead More

Cosmetic Surgery Lift Results: Look Younger, Maybe Not Prettier

In yet another study aimed to quantitate the outcome of plastic surgery procedures, patients were evaluated both in terms of their apparent age and attractiveness after cosmetic surgery. The findings, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, included a series of patients who underwent different types of lifting procedures – facelifts, brow lifts, and upper andRead More

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Current statistics show that 1 in 8 women living in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. This translates into a 12% risk of developing the disease. The American Cancer Society has declared October National Breast Cancer Awareness month, part of an on-going campaign to educate women and the public in general aboutRead More

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