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Brazilian Butt Lift VS Silicone Buttock Implants

The Brazilian buttock lift or BBL starts with extensive liposuction, usually of the stomach, flanks (sides) and back. The fat is then washed, purified and injected into the buttocks. The surgery for placing silicone buttock implants involves making incisions on each side of the buttocks, in the crease. Then an incision is made in the […]

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Breast Implant Exchange

Cosmetic Question:  How often do I need to change my breast implants so they do not leak or deflate? Cosmetic Answer:  You do not need to have saline or silicone gel implants changed, unless the implant is damaged. The procedure is called Implant Exchange. Here is what you need to know: SALINE IMPLANTS On average […]

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Buccal Fat Removal

  What is buccal fat? Buccal fat is the cheek fat that sits directly under the buccinators muscle in the cheek. It gives the cheeks a plump, full look. With age, it gradually resorbs What is buccal fat removal? Buccal fat is removed by making a small incision inside the mouth over the fat. The […]

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The J Lift

What is the J-Lift? The J-lift is an upper body lift that hides the incision in the arm crease. It is especially useful if you have lost a lot of weight and the upper back tissue is loose at the sides, but not across the entire upper back. The lift removes excess skin from the […]

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7 Things You Need to Know About Your Pores

Most adults have about 5 million hairs on their body, which means just as many pores. Pores are simply the opening at the top of our hair follicles.  Gases, liquids, and microscopic particles pass through your pores.  Oil comes out of your pores – it is made by glands attached to your hair follicles. Because […]

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“Injectable Nose Jobs”

Cosmetic Question: What is a nonsurgical rhinoplasty? Would this be an option for me if I wanted a taller nose? Cosmetic Answer: Yes, this would be an option for you. Injectable filler is very helpful for people who feel their nose needs more height but they do not want to have surgery.  Very often, these […]

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Cosmetic Question:  I want arm liposuction but I am afraid it will make my skin sag. Suggestions? Cosmetic Answer: You are exactly right to think this through in advance. Our inner thighs and inner arms have naturally thin skin. It does not shrink down easily and can sag if too much liposuction is done. One way […]

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Skin Lightening Treatments

Cosmetic Question: What are the best treatments for hyperpigmentation? Cosmetic Answer:  Much depends on your skin and what causes the darkening. This topic and treatment can become complex. Here are the 3 most common causes of hyperpigmentation and the 4 principles of treating hyperpigmentation. The Three Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation and Their Treatment Sun damaged skin […]

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Understanding Kybella

Cosmetic Question:  Can you explain Kybella? I am not sure what it is, how does it compare to liposuction. Cosmetic Answer: Great question. Let me explain Kybella. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a fat-dissolving, naturally occurring bile acid. It is injected in the office. Treatment takes a half hour. It is FDA approved to treat fat […]

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Understanding Insurance

Question: Can you explain how insurance works? I had a mole removed by an out-of-network doctor. Insurance said it would cover it. It never paid anything. I am confused. Answer: You probably had not met your deductible. Insurance today is something of a catastrophe, but here are some common questions. Before relying on insurance, it […]

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