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  • Beyond Looking Good

    Plastic surgery, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, not only enhances one's appearance but also can have added health benefits. 

  • 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. 

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  • Put Your Best Chest Forward: Expert Advice for a Younger Looking Chest

    I have to admit, I do like a good turtleneck as much as the next woman, but when the right occasion warrants it, I'd still like to don my fair share of cleavage-baring ensembles without feeling like I'm inviting criticism. Though I've always taken great care of my complexion with antioxidant serums, moisturizing creams and masks, broad spectrum sun protection, facials and other face-saving, rejuvenating treatments, I've been far less diligent in other oft-exposed zones, including my chest. 

  • Are Calf Implants Stranger than Breast Implants?

    By: Dr. Jonathan Kaplan 

    A few years ago, a patient came in to see me – male, adult, healthy, in a happy marriage. However, there was something missing. His self-confidence was affected by, of all things, his poorly developed calf muscles. He had a regular exercise routine, but could not build up his calves in proportion to the rest of his body. The patient had very reasonable expectations. He wasn’t a body builder or on steroids – he was just trying to stay in shape and have a fit, toned body! 

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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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