Dr. Paul Vanek: Trusted plastic surgeon, sculptor, biochemist and researcher.. and he cares! Yes, Dr. Vanek has amazing credentials, expertise and experience.

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Best Size For Augmentation

Do not feel that you are unique with this concern; most breast augmentation patients ask this same question when they begin. However, after the consultation and custom sizing, they feel very comfortable with their choice. This is your personal decision, and most patients start with a general opinion of how they want to look. Our…

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New Drug To Treat Covid-19

The pharmaceutical company Gilead is now sponsoring tests of their anti-viral drug Remdesivir in 2400 patients with severe Wuhan virus symptoms in 152 hospitals and clinics worldwide, and in 1600 patients with moderate symptoms at 169 sites worldwide. This drug intercalates itself into the DNA to try to disrupt the virus growth. It did not…

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The toll it takes

Those who are keeping their distance from others publically, may be experiencing some melancholy and stress in their home relationships. The harmful psychological effects of solitary confinement are well described in animal models as well as in studying those who are incarcerated. A third of solitary inmates developed a specific psychiatric syndrome, characterized by hallucinations,…

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Feeding the Front Line Campaign

Feed the Front Line   Feeding the Front Line is a community-based campaign in partnership with local restaurants to share meals with front line staff. These hot delivered meals boost morale and show support for our health care heroes helping to care for patients during this crisis. To coordinate a donate meal, click here. You may…

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Hopeful News About Covid-19

In the midst of much uncertainty, I have some encouraging news from the frontline fight against Coronavirus COVID-19! Hydroxychloriquin, the anti-malarial drug, in conjunction with Azithromycin, is showing great promise in blunting the severe immune reaction created by the virus in causing the lung damage associated with the deadly effects of Coronavirus. While authorities have…

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Got Down Time?

If new found down time has been imposed upon you, you are not alone in the thought that it may be time to do something for yourself. My patients carefully discuss their decision about surgery or office treatments prior to having them performed. Most recently, those who have noted that their work schedules lightening up…

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Great vs artificial looking fillers

I truly appreciate that you have asked such an honest question, and I will give you an honest answer. The primary difference is in the person who is responsible for injecting the fillers. In addition to earning the status of a double board-certified surgeon, I am also a biochemist and a researcher for the National…

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Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty

Vaginoplasty is a procedure which intends to “tighten up” a vagina that’s become slack or loose from childbirth or aging. Labiaplasty is plastic surgery on the labia (the “lips” surrounding the vagina) that can be performed alone or with vaginoplasty. Surgery can be performed on the labia majora (the larger, outer vaginal lips), or the…