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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Is There Really a Lunchtime Facelift?

June 14, 2010

The term lunchtime facelift seems to be a marketing term from non-plastic surgeons. There is no real definition of this procedure, because it seems to encompass non-surgical to even surgical procedures. These procedures may include: – chemical peel – IPL treatment – light laser resurfacing procedure – Botox – dermal filler, to plump up areas […]

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Should You Change Your Breast Implants?

June 3, 2010

Many patients ask me if they should change their breast implants. There are some definite reasons to do it, and then there are some more subtle reasons to change them. Most patients who have older implants probably have saline implants. Silicone gel implants have been FDA approved for cosmetic use since November, 2006. Most patients […]

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What Kind of Bra Should You Wear After Breast Augmentation?

June 1, 2010

Generally, you will be given a surgical compression bra right after surgery. This type of bra is not that attractive, but will give compression so that you will have less swelling and little movement of your breast implants after surgery. Obviously, right after breast augmentation surgery, your surgical site will swell and potentially bruise. Wearing […]

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Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?

May 11, 2010

Liposuction is a great plastic surgery procedure to remove fat in your problem areas. In general, you’re a great candidate for liposuction if you have – stable weight for the past 6 months – smaller, localized areas of fat – areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise – areas with little or no loose […]

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