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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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Broken Breast Implants

There is an urban myth that breast implants need to be changed every ten years. Not true. In fact, breast implants are guaranteed by the manufacturers for life. As a general rule, if you have breast implants and have normal mammograms, your breasts are soft, and you are not having […]

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Is SmartLipo Dumb?

SmartLipo has become one of the best known recent catchwords in plastic surgery. On the radio and on television, in magazines and on billboards it is advertised unabashedly. “It can even be done in the office under local anesthesia.” Sounds great. But what do you really know about it? Here […]

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