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Treating Fine Lines, Wrinkles and More: Neurotoxins 101

When neurotoxins are administered correctly, they are exceptional for the treatment of wrinkles and reducing the signs of aging. How they work:  By temporarily blocking nerve receptors to facial muscles, neurotoxins soften the look of existing lines and wrinkles while also preventing others from forming. Treatment Areas:  The most common treatment areas are the crow's feet, a saggy brow line, forehead wrinkles and frown lines.  However, it can also be used to treat: Gummy smiles Excessive sweating Scar healing Contouring and neck bands Cleavage wrinkles Slimming the jawline Teeth clenching and grinding, TMJ What to expect: Neurotoxins are injected directly into the targeted muscle using a fine needle. Most people describe the treatment as ‘slightly uncomfortable’ but it is over in no time! You may have a small amount of redness and swelling – this...

BIA-ALCL Safety Advisory

Below is an update from The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  As always, if you have any questions concerning your existing implants, please call our office.             Dear Colleagues: For nearly a decade, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have been working collaboratively to keep plastic surgeons informed of the latest information on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Through our research foundations, journals, educational activities, joint communications and the PROFILE registry, we strive to increase awareness of BIA-ALCL across our specialty and throughout the house of medicine. Though BIA-ALCL is uncommon, recognizing the symptoms and treatment protocols of this lymphoma is vital to maintaining the safety of our patients and...

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4 Things to Consider When Researching a Plastic Surgeon 

In November, I wrote about what is involved in a “Mommy Makeover” and who the ideal candidate is for this increasingly popular procedure.  But doing your research, and finding the right plastic surgeon, is equally important to ensure the best possible results. Below is a list of recommendations I have compiled for you to consider as you research your options: Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Each area of plastic surgery requires different skills so choose a surgeon who has experience in the procedure you are considering. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, make sure it is someone...

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The Mommy Makeover

Move over mommies! The mommy makeover is not just for mommies.  The mommy makeover is my personal favorite procedure to perform in plastic surgery.  So what is it exactly?   tighter abdominal muscles +  liposculpted tummy + fuller, more youthful-looking breasts = mommy makeover.  Who else is getting the mommy makeover?  Bariatric patients after massive weight loss (to remove the excess sagging skin) Women after twins or triplets Women with diastasis recti (separation of the abdomen muscle) Women who have had multiple abdominal surgeries which can cause sagging skin and an uneven lumpy appearance.   The truth is, mommy makeover candidates include anyone who wants the physical transformation provided by combining a tummy tuck, liposuction, and cosmetic breast surgery.  Breast surgery can be an augmentation (smaller or bigger) with or without a breast lift. Who is...

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What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: Aging Heredity Pregnancy Prior surgery Significant fluctuations in weight What tummy tuck surgery can't do A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant...

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