What To Do When Your Plastic Surgeon Fires You

October 12, 2010

Breaking up is hard to do, and sometimes, your plastic surgeon may be the one to do it. What should you do? In general, doctors are pretty reluctant to terminate the doctor-patient relationship. Usually, the patient doesn’t follow instructions, doesn’t show up for appointments, and can be antagonistic to the doctor and the office staff. […]

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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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