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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Some people notice darker skin after surgery or an office treatment. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It is more common in darker skins but it can occur in anyone. PIH is caused by the skin over-reacting to mild injury with a sun protective response. The skin has cells called melanocytes that make melanin which […]

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Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Men are increasingly interested in cosmetic plastic surgery and treatments.  There are differences between how these work for men compared to women. Here are some procedures popular with our male patients and what makes them different. Botox – Very popular and effective in softening deep facial grooves that men’s strong muscles etch in their faces. […]

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Subcision for Acne Scars

Subcision can be one of the best treatments for rolling acne scars and chicken pox scars. A rolling scar is a shallow, indented scar with no sharp edges. They primarily occur on the cheeks. Other treatments for rolling scars are microneedling and injectable fillers. Subcision is the least expensive. Twelve treatments of microneedling may be […]

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When CoolSculpting Makes Fat Worse

CoolSculpting has become the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure. It is popular because it can be done in the office and promises easy recovery. It can be as expensive as liposuction surgery but usually only gets rid of 10-20% of the fat calls. Unless you experience what a patient of mine experienced. A condition called […]

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When Bigger Surgery is Better and When It is Not

It is tempting to have a cosmetic procedure that gives us minimal scars and cost less especially if it will replace a more expensive operation of higher risk with a longer scar. The problem is that if a less expensive, smaller scar operation does not fix the problem, you may not get the result you […]

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“To Lift or Not To Lift”-Do You Need a Breast Lift With Your Implants

Many women have breasts that sag or get smaller, perhaps from pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss or time. Saggy breasts need a breast lift. Smaller breasts need a breast implant. Small saggy breasts need both. At times you can see yourself that you need a breast lift, e.g. if your breasts are sitting on your […]

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The Mini Face

Most plastic surgeons cannot agree on what a mini face lift is. For one plastic surgeon it may be a face lift done as an outpatient procedure while to another it may be a face lift done in that office. Others consider a mini face lift a short scar face lift or a thread lift. […]

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Swelling After Cosmetic Surgery

Swelling will always occur after cosmetic surgery. Swelling is a normal part of the healing process. It takes time and it will take at least six months to see the final result. It is tiresome but true; however sometimes your swelling could be abnormal, here are the ways you can tell. The three common causes […]

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Smelly Sweat Be-Gone!

The unpleasant smell of under arm sweat can be a huge annoyance. The odor comes from specialized sweat glands called Apocrine glands that lie deep under the skin, they can cause the kind of sweat that damages our cloths. It can get worse during the summer or when you engage in physical activities. When you […]

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MRSA Infection Before A Plastic Surgery Procedure

MRSA infections are now a common infection found in hospitals and nursing homes where they cause widespread infection and in the community where they show up as skin boils and abscesses usually from minor injuries during sports.  In elective cosmetic surgery, infections of any kind are possible but MRSA remains very rare. The emergence of […]

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