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PIP Implants…What you should know

PIP implants are breast implants made by a French manufacturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). The company was required by French authorities to stop production of its silicone implants in 2010 when it was discovered that these implants were rupturing at a rate that was two times the industry standard. Ruptures […]

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Dangers of Awake Plastic Surgery

There is a widespread misperception among the lay public and even many physicians that local anesthesia is “safer” than general anesthesia. Combine this with the fact that local anesthesia can be significantly less expensive than general anesthesia and it can falsely appear like an appealing option…safer and cheaper. However, more […]

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Safety and Cosmetic Surgery – Part 1

It goes without saying that surgery must be safe. This is particularly true with regard to cosmetic surgery. A number of factors relate to safety but the two most important are: (1) who is doing the surgery….i.e., who is the surgeon, and (2) where is the surgery being done. Clearly, […]

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ASAPS 2010

Just back from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting in Washington, D.C. This is one of the best cosmetic plastic surgery meetings of the year with surgeons from all over the world attending. It is a forum where there is a tremendous exchange of ideas and techniques among […]

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Invisible scars

Invisible scars unfortunately do not exist. Any break in the skin, whether from a fall against the pavement or from the surgeon’s scalpel will result in a permanent scar. The goal of plastic surgery is to make the scar as inconspicuous as possible. This is accomplished in two ways: (1) […]

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