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How do I know if I’m ready for plastic surgery?

Reasons for wanting to undergo plastic surgery are very personal and important.  It all boils down to what you want and why you want it.  The clearer you are on what you want and why you want it, the better your surgeon will be able to offer advice and recommendations. It is beneficial to find CONTINUE READING

Q&A: What is recommended to get rid of cheek dents?

Fillers may be a good option for you in order to correct the dents you are noticing. A long-lasting filler such as Radiesse or Artefill can result in long-term to permanent correction to these dents. Another possible long-term option may be fat injections, as well as cheek implants if the dents are pronounced.  If the CONTINUE READING

Q&A: Arm lift, Mini Tummy Tuck, and Brazilian Butt Lift in one surgery?

It is generally not advisable to have these three procedures done at the same time.  Combining body contouring procedures such as this, especially when they are somewhat time intensive procedures increases post-operative complications. These types of body contouring procedures are very common after a significant weight loss, but it is best to practice a bit CONTINUE READING

Ecuador – It’s Been a Good Trip…

It’s Been a Good Trip… I just recently returned from a very successful medical mission in Ecuador.  As a part of my non-profit organization, Destination Hope I do two of these medical missions each year.  These missions are undergone to help and treat children in Third  World countries suffering from facial deformities.  I am passionate CONTINUE READING

Invest Your Cosmetic Surgery Budget in the Most Effective Procedures

You may be like many people who would like to improve their skin or body contour but automatically assume that you probably couldn’t afford the expense of a procedure. With modern advances in cosmetic surgery and a new generation of ‘miracle’ anti-aging products available, there are many options which are much less expensive than you CONTINUE READING

Your Smoking Habits and Scheduling Cosmetic Surgery

As a physician I am well aware of the detrimental effect that habitual smoking has on the health of any individual, and when the subject comes up I’m always quick to remind my patients of how much they have to gain by giving up the habit. However, when I have a patient planning cosmetic surgery, CONTINUE READING