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Why is it called “Plastic” Surgery?

I am often asked how “Plastic Surgery” came to be called “Plastic Surgery.” It’s a good question, especially because today we use products such as Botox, Juvaderm and Silicone breast implants – none of which contain plastic! The English word plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos, meaning to mold or shape. It actually […]

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New Year… New Look!

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has recently offered its prediction for cosmetic surgery trends in 2011. Here’s some of what is trending up for the new year. The new and improved (mini) face lift. “As the economy continues to improve, demand for facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgery will increase. Non-surgical facial […]

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Zeltiq or Prolipo Plus – which is right for you?

Zeltiq, a non-invasive body contouring and fat reduction device, has just been given FDA approval for body shaping. Since getting approval, we’ve seen a substantial increase in interest. In fact, Good Morning America recently did a spotlight segment on Zeltiq. Zeltiq is the first FDA approved non-invasive alternative to liposuction. There are no incisions, no […]

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Breast Implants – Will I have to replace them in 10 years?

One of the most common questions I get regarding breast implants is: “will I have to replace them in ten years?” In general, “no.” Currently two companies provide FDA approved breast implants-Allergan and Mentor (see press release). Both companies recommend replacing implants every ten years. However, if the implants are not leaking or ruptured, and […]

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Fraxel Repair™ Vs. Previous forms of laser facial rejuvenation

The Fraxel Repair™ laser offers the very newest and best in laser technology for skin rejuvenation on the face, neck, chest, hands and other parts of the body. This laser wipes out wrinkles, fine lines, broken blood vessels, sun-damaged and discolored skin and dramatically tightens skin in just one treatment! Earlier methods of rejuvenation required […]

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