Herbal & Dietary Supplements: A Problem for Patients and Plastic Surgeons

Over 60% of Americans consume herbal supplements, teas, and dietary supplements to fortify their health. Just because supplements are marketed as “Natural” or “Organic” does not mean they are safe especially for the surgical patient. Because many of these supplements are not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration, their accessibility and misleading labels often…

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What Are The Current Trends In Breast Augmentation?

Considering breast augmentation to achieve a fuller bust line? You are not alone. Despite the growing interest in minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments, breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries each year. In fact, according to the annual report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the…

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Men can benefit from plastic surgery too

There are so many reasons for men to consider plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. We live in a world that places an importance on a person’s appearance in social situations as well as in the job market. From a more balanced nose, to a more rested looking face, to a trimmer waistline—the procedures used to…

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Dealing with vertical lines around the lips

During a consultation the other day, I had a patient in her mid 50’s ask about the vertical lines around her lips. She wondered where they came from, since she never smoked a day in her life. I told her that smoking’s not the only cause. That area is one of the first to show…

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