Kybella- the Permanent Solution for your Double Chin

May 10, 2016

What is Kybella? Kybella is a new injectable that melts fat. The exact chemical is “deoxycholic acid”. The chemical is shipped in vials, and I have to withdraw it into small syringes and inject it directly into your fat. The chemical works by destroying fat cells.  No fat cells will result in your “double chin” […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Pain After Your Facelift

October 9, 2010

Facelift procedures are not the most painful procedures in plastic surgery , and knowing what to expect may help reduce your anxiety. Some hints and tweaks will help to reduce your pain, especially in the immediate recovery period. As a matter of routine, I inject long-term numbing medicine into the areas of facelift surgery at […]

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Happy Labor Day!

September 6, 2010

Fun fact about Labor Day – the first Labor Day was September 5, 1882, in NY, NY. It was meant to honor the killed strikers from the 1881 Pullman strike. – Labor Day went national in 1894 – the US Navy has summer white uniforms changed over to navy blue uniforms after Labor Day Have […]

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What To Do About the Latest Superbug, NDM-1

September 3, 2010

Suberbugs, or bacteria that have resistance to many antibiotics, have been in the news increasingly over the past couple of years. When I was in training in surgery, MRSA/ methicillin resistant Staph Aureus was not that common. Cases were not commonly diagnosed, and patients who had it were isolated in the ir hospital rooms. Today, […]

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How Does Latisse Work?

July 22, 2010

Latisse is a prescription only topical medicine that causes eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. The generic ingredient name is bimatoprost. The exact mechanism of action for Latisse is unknown. Scientists think that Latisse causes eyelash growth by allowing the eyelash hair to grow for a longer period of time during the hair growth phase, […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation

July 21, 2010

7 ways to avoid capsular contracture after surgery include incision choice, antibiotic irrigation during surgery, avoid excessive bleeding during and after surgery, avoid infection, breast implant massage after surgery, possible use of anti-asthma medication, and use of ACDM/ acellular dermal matrix. Roy Kim, MD, Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, discusses these choices in detail. Capsular […]

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How Much Weight Will I Lose After My Tummy Tuck?

July 2, 2010

After a tummy tuck, you will lose the weight of the loose skin and fat that is around your abdomen and flanks. However, you will probably not lose that much weight overall. The main reason for this is the tissue that’s removed with a tummy tuck does not weight that much – often 2-5 pounds. […]

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Can Botox Change Your Facial Expressions?

June 17, 2010

A recent study by a graduate student in psychology suggests that Botox can change the way your facial muscles read emotional sentences, and perhaps can alter the way that the mind and brain feels emotions. The study has several flaws, including a small sample size and not a long response, but it does bring up […]

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