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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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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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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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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