March 03, 2015

With the popularity of liposuction have come many misconceptions about it. The worst myths or fallacies are that it should or can be used for weight loss, and that it isn’t “real” surgery. This last point has led to the number of complications and deaths related to untrained people posing as plastic surgeons performing liposuction in Medispas or other no-surgical facilities. Below is a quick article about the truth and myths of liposuction.

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February 26, 2015

If you are young, but beginning to explore your options for cosmetic skin correction or preventative maintenance of your skin – perhaps you should consider beginning treatment with Botox Cosmetic.

botox-frownlines-300x1991Botox Cosmetic has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for wrinkles. Botox is FDA approved to prevent the formation of new wrinkles, among many other uses. Botox is a clear liquid that is injected into the small muscles...

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February 18, 2015

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Excess sugar will create things called advanced glycation endproducts, or AGEs. These molecules affect our body in multiple ways, causing our bodies to function less effectively, making us look older and causing other internal organs to not function properly. Science has been working on how to block their creation in order to lessen the accumulation, but in the meantime, there are things you can do. There is an interesting video interview about a new book and its effects on sugar...

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February 12, 2015

One of my frequent suggestions or recommendations to my patients is sunblock. Most people only think of using it when going to the beach or pool but long standing evidence of the harmful effects of the sun’s rays on your skin in terms of causing wrinkles and skin cancers is voluminous. An ounce of prevention now will save you lots of money treating those wrinkles down the road.

Read an interesting article about sunblock by clicking here.

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February 07, 2015

You always hear plastic surgeons telling their patients to use sunscreen or better yet, sunblock. The problem is that effects take so long to show, that most people either think it does not apply to them or they can always avoid the sun later. We all know that sun damage can  lead to skin cancers that can be quite disfiguring or even deadly, but it is difficult to get people to follow our advice. A recent article in the news might give us a foot hold in getting...

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February 01, 2015

I frequently get asked about what supplements, vitamins, or hers I recommend to fight skin aging. There are some standard well-know ones but research is always progressing in the field as the demand for something effective is driving that research. I will place a link to a new article about some new and older known supplements that I think should be part of your daily regimen for skin health.

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January 31, 2015

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There are many patients that seek help from a plastic surgeon for their tired looking eyes. Although dark circles do make one look tired, and there are fillers that can be used to mask or hide them, that might not be what you need. If your eyes look tired because you are actually tired, it is best to get some rest. Along with the healthy effects of proper sleep, injections will not totally correct the problem if you keep up the habit of poor sleep patterns. The fillers work...

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January 26, 2015

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The latest and supposedly greatest way to avoid filler injections has made the news. Essentially it is a cream that fills in wrinkles from the outside like Spackle, and allows the foundation make up to go on smoother. For the men in the audience, think Bondo on your car dents.This is really a take off of an age-old Hollywood secret where actresses would use a sable brush and brush egg whites onto their faces to fill in wrinkles before applying their make up. Below is the new...

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January 22, 2015

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Apprehensions abound prior to a patient having plastic surgery. Below is a quick visual guide to the visual aspects you might see right before having cosmetic surgery. It shows just images with no bloody material so you can allay some fears when the big day finally comes. Enjoy.

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January 13, 2015

When we read about silicone breast implants, it seems that most of the stories have a negative tilt. For that reason, it is good to read and discuss those times when silicone implants are spoken of in positive terms. After the restriction of silicone implants back in the early 90’s here in the US due to reports of alleged problems with auto-immune disease, silicone implants fell into disrepute. It was only after exhaustive research and analysis that the...

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