“Brotox” Trend: More Men Getting Botox®

Women are not the only ones who are aware of their appearance, and more men are interested in plastic surgery procedures to make them look younger, better, or healthier. Botox® injections, fillers and facial skin peels are examples of the types of minimally invasive beauty enhancing and anti-aging treatments that appeal to men. More invasiveRead More

‘Tis The Season: Give Yourself a Gift

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the holidays and New Year are fast approaching. This is traditionally a time when we think of others, and consider many of the people, experiences, and things we are thankful for. While trying to make sure we don’t forget anyone else, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. ARead More

Embracing Your Curves: Body Contouring With Liposuction

Part of the artistry of plastic surgery involves creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance for women and men, much the way a sculptor would mold a physical form. Liposuction is a procedure that allows surgeons to target specific areas of the body and by selectively removing fat from those areas, reshape the contours of a person’sRead More

New Study Evaluates Risk of Capsular Contracture After Breast Augmentation

Patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery usually have a smooth recovery and are happy with the results of their surgery. As with any surgery, there are potential complications. One complication specific to breast augmentation surgery is capsular contracture, which may occur with both saline and silicone breast implants. Normal healing after placement of breast implantsRead More

Surgeon’s Skill Affects Surgical Outcome

Patients have an enormous amount of information they can sift through when trying to choose which plastic surgeon they want to perform their operation. The following questions should be asked and answered prior to your surgery: What is your plastic surgeon’s education and training? Is your surgeon board certified by the American Board of PlasticRead More

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

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