New Shaped Silicone Breast Implants

Breast augmentation options for breast enhancement include saline and silicone breast implants in a wide range of sizes. There is a 3rd type of breast implant which was recently made available only to board certified plastic surgeons in the US, the highly cohesive silicone gel implant by Sientra, which has a teardrop shape and aRead More

Plastic Surgery: A New Year’s Resolution

Many of our resolutions for 2013 revolve around self improvement, either spiritual, emotional or physical. For some this includes trying to achieve a better, healthier lifestyle, incorporating good nutrition and physical activity for possible weight loss. While a balanced diet and regular exercise are an integral part of healthy living, sometimes a little help fromRead More

New Technique for Botox® Injections

Botox® has been used for cosmetic enhancements for years to effectively  rejuvenate the face and neck by diminishing forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crows’ feet, and softening muscle bands in the neck. The product must be injected into the muscles which become paralyzed so that the overlying skin becomes smoother and wrinkle free. A new techniqueRead More

Cosmetic Enhancements of the Buttocks – Choosing a Qualified Physician

Various techniques for soft tissue augmentation including the “Brazilian Butt Lift” and buttock enhancement are currently available to improve the size, shape and contour of one’s derrière. Certain famous movie and television personalities have brought our focus onto this part of a woman’s body. With the additional attention has come the opportunity for unqualified “experts”Read More

Women, Excess Fat and Longevity

Excess fat around the waist is known to increase health risks including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. In women, accumulation of fat around the abdomen has also been shown to increase overall mortality. In a comprehensive clinical study which followed over 44,000 nurses, data revealed that that women with greater waist circumferences were more likely toRead More

Autologous Fat Grafts – Uses and Benefits

Fat injections, also known as autologous fat grafts, fat transfer or transplantation, have been used in different clinical settings for volume augmentation or restoration. Techniques for harvesting and injection vary, depending on volume, indications and sites for injection. In a recent article in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 4 different modalities are described.(1)Read More

Breast Reduction Benefits in Adolescents – Physical and Psychological Considerations

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, has been shown to have a positive impact on women suffering from large breasts by improving symptoms as well as overall quality of life. A recent article published in Pediatrics finds that adolescent who have similar complaints will also benefit from this type of plastic surgery. Macromastia, or breast hypertrophy, isRead More

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