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The Current Facelift: Avoiding the “Overdone Look”(Safely!)

Almost every one of my consultations for facelift starts out telling me they are afraid of looking pulled tight and “wierd”. While many in the public eye have beautiful results, the ones that really look odd are far more noticed and create a misperception about plastic surgery in general…that it’s always obvious and often looks […]

Abdominoplasty- Taking Care of Yourself After Surgery

Abdominoplasty is a major procedure. Your recovery has a great deal to do with how you take care of yourself after your surgery. Our goal is to help you make your recovery as easy and uneventful as possible. Many of the potential risks and setbacks after abdominoplasty are not due to the sculpting and repair […]

The 24 hour recovery after breast augmentation.

The 24 hour recovery has been popularized as a way of emphasizing the use of techniques which minimize pain after breast augmentation surgery. The techniques essentially involve the use very precise sculpting of the implant space or “pocket” using electrocautery to minimize trauma to the tissues during the surgery. Many older techniques involved the use […]

More Choices, Great Results

Are you confused and bewildered by media reports about breast augmentation? – or by friends who had vastly different experiences? If you need help making the right choices about breast augmentation, read on. The difference between average and excellent results can often be measured in fractions of an inch, so be sure to choose a […]

Breast Augmentation – Myths and Truths

Breast augmentation is now the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the world! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 300,000 of these are performed per year in the U.S. alone. It is estimated that nearly 3 million American women have breast implants. Since the “implant crisis” of the early ’90s, studies have […]

Body Countouring: Amazing Transformations

No question about it, pregnancy and time do change the human body. If your best efforts at dieting and exercise aren’t working, are you just going to accept it? If the answer is no, read on for a clear understanding of some of your choices. Today’s options in body contouring are best understood as a […]

Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone Gel

The FDA removed its restrictions on the use of silicone gel implants in November, 2006, opening the door to a wider range of choices for women seeking breast augmentation surgery. In my practice, over 60% of patients chose silicone gel in the first year after they were made available. As the safety of these implants […]

Breast Implants: Risks and Choices

Breast augmentation like all other forms of surgery is a real operation with real potential risks. The following is a summary of the most common complications that we feel every patient should acknowledge and understand prior to surgery. All of these do happen occasionally and are a function of the operation itself and how the […]