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PAH & Coolsculpting

Fat cells which are treated with cryolipolysis are induced to a state of cell death called apoptosis. This usually takes about 3 months to be fully realized. In a very small number of patients it is almost as if the reverse occurs. In practices that do many procedures this is more likely to be seen. […]


The Tummy Tuck Recovery

There are 3 kinds of tummy tucks and each type is indicated for a different body type. A patient who has excess skin and even stretch marks from pregnancy with excess fat on her abdomen will do very well with a FULL tummy tuck. A patient who has only a small amount of excess loose skin […]




Chipmunk Cheeks. Get GALTOX

GALTOX education Muscle hypertrophy from repeat grinding of teeth when patients are sleeping may result in overly prominent masseter muscles. This can be examined by clenching ones jaw and looking at the contours of the jaw line. If the jaw line looks more pronounced and a palpable firm area is noted indicating flexed muscle then this […]


Double Bubble Can Be Trouble

Micromastia (small breasts) with breast ptosis (droop) can be one of the most challenging aesthetic procedures for plastic surgeons. Often the footprint of the breast needs to be lowered to accommodate the implant and then the breast tissue and nipple position are shifted based on the new breast mound. As most breasts are not identical […]


No Pain, No Gain

Capsular contracture is a condition which occurs when the bodies scar tissue contracts around a foreign substance. The etiology for this is hypothesized to be reactive to an irritant, usually a micro amount of bacteria which normally co-exists on the skin. This subclinical infection can result in a fibroblast response which can result in proliferation […]



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My Mini tummy tuck looks AWESOME!!

Tummy tucks with partial skin excision and no incisions around the belly button are called mini tummy tucks or modified tummy tucks. When patients do not have enough excess skin to need a Full Tummy tuck then they may be a good candidate for a mini or modified tummy tuck. The difference between the two […]


Tummy tuck. NO DRAIN, drainless tummy tuck

Tummy tuck without the use of drains is a novel concept which involves modifications to the classic tummy tuck procedure. It is not simply the same operation just without the use of drains. One of the modifications involves placing quilting sutures. While this is a widely used technique it too has some shortcomings. First, it […]