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  • Scars and the Art of Plastic Surgery

    A scar is nature’s thread, mending broken or cut skin with a waterproof closure. A skin cut initiates a complex inflammatory process designed to manufacture that thread. Like a skilled army, specialized cells lay down a clot to stop the bleeding, while wound-healing chemicals flow to the rescue. One of those chemicals is histamine. 

    Histamine stretches out a blood vessel like a stocking, opening up little holes to allow special healing cells to leak out. You might be familiar with a certain side effect: Histamine can make scars itch. 

  • Getting Back To Your Pre-Baby Body with “Mamacita” Surgery

    Motherhood is an exciting time in a woman’s life. With all the new experiences, joys and worries that come with having a child, one battle every new mom faces is getting back to her pre-pregnancy body.  

    Often women will back-burner their own needs for the time-consuming job of a caring for a new baby. Even when moms finally find some time to get into a regular workout routine, that excess fat might not drop off as easy as they might have hoped for.  

  • Can a Mommy Makeover Restore Your Pre Baby Body?

    A procedure that has been receiving a lot of media attention is the mommy makeover. Patients have visited my office requesting a “mommy makeover” even when they don’t know exactly what that means! I thought it might be a good idea to go over what the term means, and why it is becoming so popular. 

  • Liposonix vs CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

    In the ongoing battle against stubborn fat, several high-tech non-invasive fat busters have popped up as seemingly magical solutions to the age-old issue. But what’s the difference be-tween the two main players, Liposonix and CoolSculpting? And which service is right for you? Well, it turns out the main differences are temperature, location of the fat you wish to eliminate, and the way fat is removed from hard-to-fix areas like the abdomen, flanks and thighs. 

    Liposonix 

  • Was Sir Mix-a-lot Right? The Skinny on Buttock Surgery

    Apparently my ship has FINALLY COME IN. After all these years of lamenting about my rather large derriere, which I’ve always said one could set a table on - I am now sporting a feature that many women now actively seeking to enhance on their own bodies. That’s right - Kim Kardashian and I are taking the world by storm with our well-endowed buttocks and women everywhere are clamoring to have the ability to balance a champagne glass on their bottom. 

  • Need A Lift? Plastic Surgery Procedures to Lift Sagging Skin and Your Spirit!

    We’ve all known about facelifts for quite some time as they’ve been around for ages – but as plastic surgery becomes more popular and mainstream, options are expanding and you can lift far more than a drooping face. There is now a rather lengthy list of procedures, (upper arm lift, upper body lift, lower body lift, thigh lift, brow lift, buttock lift and even neck lift) to suit virtually anyone’s needs. Depending on the areas that most concern you at the moment, you may be considering a facelift, a neck lift, or a combination of lift procedures. So what do you need to know? 

  • Waist Training: Is It Healthy?

    We see waist training all over the Internet and on the Instagram feeds of the curvaceous and famous – but it sounds too good to be true. Can we really get the shape we crave simply by wearing a corset? And, if we can, is it safe? 

  • Black Market Booty: The Risk of Illegal Butt Injections

    While not everyone will be able to break the internet with a killer backside, à la Kim Kardashian, women seeking a rounder derrière have options to improve their silhouette. Gluteal enhancements are on a steady rise in the US, and they’re extremely popular in other parts of the world as well. 

  • The Functional Benefits of Vaginal Plastic Surgery

    Vaginal plastic surgery, also referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is comprised of vaginoplasty (tightening of the vagina) and labiaplasty (reshaping of the labia). 

  • The ABCs of Plastic Surgery: Planning for Your Recovery

    In 2013, the number of aesthetic surgical procedures climbed to seven million in the United States, reaching a high not seen since the recession of 2008. Technological advances, less-invasive procedures and greater accessibility are making aesthetic procedures, (surgical and nonsurgical), far more attractive to the public at-large.  

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