Optimizing Wound Healing in Plastic Surgery

Optimizing Wound Healing in Plastic Surgery

Many factors are involved with wound healing including genetics, age, method of repair, underlying medical health, etc. Cosmetic surgery usually involves elective wounds that are clean, precisely aligned, and are in patients who are healthy. There are other factors that can determine the healing time, risk of infection or possible complications, and ultimate appearance of scars that can be optimized for the best possible outcome. The factors I am going to discuss are the ones in which you have...

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Am I Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

Am I Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

I have had patients ask me if  whether certain procedures are suitable for them at  a certain age.  In most cases cosmetic procedures can be done safely at older ages if you are healthy and don’t have significant underlying medical conditions.  It goes without saying that smoking is serious risk factors for anyone having surgery, regardless of age. Here are a few thoughts and considerations on some of the more popular procures in regard to chronological age.   Botox® Botox® up to...

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Spider Vein Treatment for Summer Ready Legs

Spider Vein Treatment for Summer Ready Legs

As you’ve started to unveil your legs for summer, have you noticed small broken looking veins just below the surface of your skin? If you have, these are called spider veins. Luckily, spider veins pose no significant health risk. However, their broken, red or purplish appearance are often off-putting to patients. This is especially true before the summer season. If you are getting ready for vacation, time at the pool or just summer evenings in shorts and skirts – consider eliminating your...

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What Can a Tummy Tuck Do For You?

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do For You?

Also known as an abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is an effective means of smooth stretched, sagging skin and improving your mid-body contours. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss surgery and should not be used to shed unwanted pounds. Tummy tucks can be particularly effective for patients who now have loose or sagging mid-section skin as a result of a pregnancy or other sudden/dramatic weight loss. The procedure is surgery and is very invasive. It works to tighten your abdominal wall and...

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Liposuction for Your Smoothest Shape Ever

Liposuction for Your Smoothest Shape Ever

For many of our patients, diet and exercise are extremely helpful in reaching their weight loss goals. However, for some these methods of weight loss will never fully eliminate or reach stubborn pockets of fat. This is true for hard to target areas such as the lower belly, inner thighs and love handles. Liposuction is a highly effective and simple procedure that can remove unwanted fat from all of these trouble areas as well as many more such as the back, neck, legs and arms. In order to...

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Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation

Hands can often be a telling indication of a person’s age.  Besides genetics, hand appearance can be influenced by sun damage, vocation, hobbies, and how they have been cared for.  Youthful hands are soft with a smooth texture, even pigmentation and plump healthy looking skin. Hand rejuvenation can include several procedures including manicures, fillers, fat grafting, skin peels, laser and active skin care regimens.  Some doctors have even removed veins on the backs of the hand, too....

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