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Vaginal Rejuvenation

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  Vaginal rejuvenation is a hot topic right now. This is a general term which applies to both laser and surgical procedures to the female genitalia. Why Laser vaginal rejuvenation helps problems such as dryness, stress incontinence and a feeling of looseness. Post menopausal dryness affects a large number of…
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Making Tummy Tucks Even Better

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Tummy tuck patients can often benefit from touch up procedures to improve their result, even years after the procedure.  A good result can turn into a great one with a little post-operative revisionary surgery.  Many patients feel like it’s icing on the cake if they return for liposuction of the…
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Preparing for your Breast Augmentation Consultation

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It’s so easy to find information online nowadays that most patients come in already having done a fair amount of research on their own. As a plastic surgeon, I appreciate it when the patient brings a picture or screenshot of “looks” that they like.  This gives me some insight into…
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Hand Rejuvenation

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  Are your hands giving away your age?  As if we didn’t already have enough things to worry about! There are several main reasons why our hands begin to look like our grandmother’s:  brown spots, visible veins, ropy and protruding tendons, and loss of volume. The loss of volume is…
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Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

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In the US, both saline filled and silicone gel filled breast implants are available.  Both come in a variety of shapes and sizes, though the gels feature many more options. Saline implants typically come as empty silicone shells that are filled with a sterile salt water solution during surgery to…
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Tummy Tuck FAQS

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An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is one of the most dramatic surgeries a person can have. In the right candidate, it can remove excess skin and fat to reveal your underlying abdominal muscles. This is truly a rejuvenation of the abdominal wall that can be life-changing for…
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Do I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

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This is a common question for plastic surgeons and one with many different answers depending on the goals the patient wishes to achieve. I would recommend that before seeing the surgeon, a patient takes a good look at her breasts in a mirror in order to assess for nipple position…
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WHO’S READY FOR BRACHIOPLASTY

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A brachioplasty is upper arm skin removal via a surgical incision along the inside of the arm.  This procedure has been around for many years.   It can give excellent results if done on the right candidate.  However, the patient’s physique must be appropriate for this surgery. Firstly, the shape of…
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Newer types of Implants

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I am currently a user of the Allergan Natrelle line of breast implants.  For many years, I and my patients have been happy using the Classic Round gels.  These implants are more cohesive than the old-style silicones and patients can feel reassured that if their implant wall were to break…
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Upgrade Your Breast Implants

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Have you had your breast implants over ten years?  Now that they have settled with time, do you wonder if it’s possible to do a little upgrading?  You may have noticed some sagging, rippling or hardness over time, which are sometimes par for the course as time marches on and…
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