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Varicose Vein Treatment

What are varicose veins or spider veins? varicose veins, also known as telangectasias and spider veins can be blue, red, or purple. They’re clusters of tiny blood vessels on the skin and affect more than 80 million adult Americans. They’re not just a cosmetic problem. They actually can cause leg fatigue, swelling, poor circulation and in some cases, blood clots.…

Breasts

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction, which is technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with a woman’s body. While the decision to have this procedure may simply be based on personal preference, prime candidates for this procedure have disproportionately large breasts that cause neck…

Face

Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Q: Are Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery the same? Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are closely related, but different. Perhaps these terms are used interchangeably because some plastic surgeons focus their practice on cosmetic surgery. Both are intended to improve a patient’s body, but the philosophies guiding the education, research, and goals for patient outcomes are…

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Plastic Surgery For Men

Q: My wife says I need plastic surgery on my eyes. Is that common for a 56-year old male? I see many middle aged men who tell me they feel great, but they look tired, especially around their eyes. Procedures such as eyebrow lifts and eyelid lifts have become much more accepted among men. In fact,…

Woman

Best Breast Augmentation Size

Q: I finally decided to get a breast augmentation. But how do I know what size to get? Do not feel that you are unique with this concern, because most patients ask about breast augmentation sizes when they first come into our office. However, after the consultation and custom sizing, they feel very comfortable with their choice.…

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer with no downtime

Marty had the hip of an 80-year-old—until a pain-free fat transfer procedure from Dr. Paul Vanek got him up and running again. Here is his remarkable story. by Patricia Nugent, Mimi Vanderhaven magazine The last thing an avid runner expects to hear from his doctor is, “You have the hip of an 80-year-old.” So when 38-year-old Marty…

Liposuction

Is all liposuction the same?

How liposuction has evolved Liposuction was introduced to patients in the 1970’s, but started becoming popular in the late 1990s, when ultrasound was introduced to facilitate fat removal by first liquefying fat using ultrasonic energy. Since then, liposuction has progressed to lower the energy and make the wavelength even more specific to the fat cells. This third-generation…