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  • How to Find the Right Plastic Surgeon

    Undergoing plastic surgery is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Finding the right surgeon is an important first step toward a successful outcome. 

  • Cosmetic Shelf-Life

    Nonsurgical procedural results are not equivalent to their surgical alternatives. This is how long results from the most popular nonsurgical procedures last. 

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  • How Fat Can Restore a Youthful Look to Your Eyes

    Years ago, the approach to restoring a youthful look to the eyes was to take away as much as possible, but this hallowed the upper eyelid giving patients a skeletal look; notes New York based plastic surgeon Oren Tepper, MD. 

    Today, most people are now approaching it with moderation making a nice skin excision to remove fat and building volume around the upper eye region.  

  • Breast Augmentation Using Your Body Fat

    For patients looking to enhance their breasts without necessarily enlarging them, fat grafting is an alternative to breast implants. The process involves harvesting fat from different parts of the body and processing it then injecting it into the breast tissue for enlargement, explains Louisiana based plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi. 

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  • Don't Lose Your Hair Over It!

    With summer here, we crave that lush, full, luxurious head of hair more than ever for those sunny beachside shots. But for many who are follicularly challenged, it’s simply not an option. People try to take the best possible care of their hair, using the right products and vitamins and eating the right foods, only to discover their once-lustrous hair is now a thing of the past. Perhaps it comes as no surprise then, that more people are now considering hair transplants to help regain the hair that has been lost due to thinning and balding associated with age.  

  • What to Consider When Selecting Your Plastic Surgeon

    Flash sales, Groupons, billboards swathed with “before and after,” ads featuring scantily clad women showing off their new implants on the bus next to you at a stoplight. I’ve seen too much. Too much skin, too many sales, too many ‘deals of a lifetime’ to compel people to base a decision to use a specific doctor on the physician’s ability to purchase an ad or airtime.  

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  • Liposuction: Diet and Exercise-Resistant Fat

    Carol Ann had liposuction on both her abdomen and her thighs. She had a small pocket of fat around her abdomen that would not respond to healthy eating or exercise. She decided to have liposuction on her stomach, as well as her thighs. Carol Ann's plastic surgeon told her the liposuction on her stomach would leave her with a good result because her muscles were very tight. 

  • Karen's Breast Cancer Reconstruction

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Karen had a lumpectomy. As a result, she decided to have both a breast reduction and reconstruction. Due to where the cancer was located, following its removal, the breast would have looked lopsided, which helped Karen make the decision to have her procedures done. 

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