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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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Pectoral Muscle Implants

Pectoral Implants Pectoral implants are soft solid silicone implants. The pectoralis major muscles, the main chest muscles, do not always respond to exercise, even if a man is strong and exercises strenuously. Implants are a way to create the bulky muscle look that exercise will not. Occasionally the issue is a complete lack of development […]

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Arnica For Healing From Plastic Surgery

  Many of my patients want to take arnica to increase their healing and reduce their bruising. I don’t object to this but I don’t recommend it. Here’s why. In the past, surgeons didn’t have cautery, tumescent fluid and other ways to reduce bruising but techniques have improved a lot. Bruising is less common than […]

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The Flank Lift

What is a flank lift? A flank lift is a surgical procedure that involves surgery and liposuction. The liposuction sculpts and the surgery tightens the roll of fat and tissue that can form on the lower body, going around to the back. This roll can make visible bulges in clothes and make your waist look […]

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Best Anesthesia For Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is the removing and reshaping of enlarged tissue around the vagina. It is an increasingly common plastic surgery operation. A major consideration for labiaplasty is what kind of anesthesia do you need to make you comfortable during the surgery. The surgery requires injections into the labial tissues to help reduce bleeding and to numb […]

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The 3 Different Types of Lip Lifts

The Bull Horn Lip Lift The goal of the bull horn lip lift is to give you a shorter, more youthful upper lip with more red lip showing and more teeth showing when you smile. It is done if the distance between your nose and upper lip is too long. This is usually from aging […]

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Best Treatments For Crows Feet

Crows feet are a sign of aging that most people do not like. Crows feet are caused by repeated muscle movement when smiling and sun damage to the skin-making it more fragile and thin. Botox is the most popular treatment for crows feet. It can take up to 20 units to treat the area and […]

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Preventing Cold Sores When Having A Facial Cosmetic Surgery Treatment

  Almost all of us in the USA now carry the cold sore virus (herpes simplex) in our bodies. It never goes away but lives on in the infected nerve cells. Sun, stress and irritation of the area are ‘triggers’ that can wake up the virus. It then moves down the nerve endings to cause […]

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How Much Water Do I Need To Drink After Having Liposuction?

This is great question because liposuction withdraws water from the body. How it works: Tumescent fluid (salt water with local anesthetic) is pumped in under the skin. The fluid pumped is equals to the fat that is being removed (example: 4 liters of tumescent = 4 liters of fat) The liposuction cannula suctions out the […]

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Fractionated CO2 Lasers

Fractionated CO2 lasers are an important advance in treating aging and sun damaged skin. It is important to understand how they work and how they are different from the older CO2 lasers. The First CO2 Lasers The previous CO2 lasers were total resurfacing lasers. Intense laser heat burned off the outer skin layers. Healing took 1-2 […]

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