March 10, 2013


Many patients worry about what would happen if they got hurt requiring emergency treatment and the new doctor treating them does not know them and you might not be able to give out the needed medical information. There is a new app for your smartphone that can deliver your much needed information in case of an...

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March 03, 2013


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Breast surgery is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries in the United States every year. While breast augmentations remain the most popular of the breast enhancement surgeries, it is important to realize that you have other options for improving the...

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February 28, 2013


Permanent makeup, also referred to as micro pigmentation, combines both technical skills with artistic abilities. Permanent makeup should only be received from an aesthetician or physician office that you trust completely.

permanent makeupIn order...

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February 28, 2013


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A recent report published by the FDA alerts you to some offices that you should not receive Botox injections from. The link to the list of doctors and the reasons why are spelled out. I strongly urge you to read the list. Also be aware that the bottle of Botox are...

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February 21, 2013


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Time after time, I have patients that come to see me and what a certain surgery to make some body part look like a famous person. Although an attempt at approximating the appearance can be possible in a small subset of patients, it is not always the...

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February 14, 2013

For years, products such as Botox and Dysport have been used to relieve lines seen when one animates the face and to shape the eyebrow region. Most people thought it was just women that got the injections of Botox, but in reality, men have been getting them as well and the percentage of them having the treatments is increasing. One of the reasons is that if done properly, it will produce a subtle yet natural appearance, avoiding the stigma of surgery. Men seem to prefer what I call “Stealth Plastic Surgery”, they frequently do not want large changes and many times they do not want others to know they have had something done. I have been...

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February 07, 2013


If you are planning to undergo breast augmentation surgery, you’ve likely be asking yourself a lot of questions. What shape implant should I use? What size? What material?

breast augmentationMany patients do not realize that they should also be asking themselves where they would like...

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January 31, 2013


Gynecomastia is one of the most troubling concerns of male cosmetic patients. The appearance of male breasts can make patients self-conscious and reluctant to engage in social and professional activities.

Gynecosmastia is more common than many patients realize. Luckily, in most instances the condition is not medically concerning, although repair may be sought for cosmetic reasons. Often caused by hormonal imbalances, male breasts can...

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January 24, 2013


Your eyes are one of the most prominent features of your entire body. In fact, the eyes are one of the places that will tell your age sooner than any other. Unfortunately for many of Dr. Garcia’s patients, the eyes are making them look and feel much older or more tired than they really are.

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and takes a great deal of wear and tear over the years, causing them to look older more quickly than other parts of your...

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January 17, 2013


There is a “new” item on the facial appearance market called a bungee facelift. For those of you that have not seen it thrust upon you lately by the media, it is essentially an elastic band attached to two clips similar to hair combs. The lift is achieved by placing the comb ends into the temple scalp hair...

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