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Your Inner and Outer Confidence

By Olivia Bloom Summer is coming—a return to beaches and parties, bikinis and tiny drink umbrellas. But not everyone looks forward to the bikini part. Take Hillary L. of Hermitage, PA. This slim, gorgeous 40-something loved everything about hitting the beach with her husband and friends, from snorkeling to boating and hanging out. But one…

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Concerned About My Breast Implants

There have been recent reports on a possible link between textured breast implants and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating about 400 reports. It is very important to note that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports over 400,000 breast implant procedures now take place every year so these incidents have come…

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April 2019 Hyrdafacial Special

Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD Treatment is highly effective at improving overall skin health. After a single 30 minute in-office treatment your skin will look amazing. Make sure you take advantage of our spring deal this April and make a statement as we go into this wonderful time of year!

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Cost of plastic surgery 2

I started answering this in a previous column, commenting how cost is important but should never be your first consideration. Surgery that subjects a patient to unnecessary risk or renders unsatisfying results should be your first concern, so I strongly advise you to only trust board-certified surgeons operating in certified facilities. Unfortunately, some practitioners offer…

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Worried About Age and Plastic Surgery

Neither one of you. A lot is written about different things that many younger people especially value, and one of these is their appearance. The proliferation of cell phone cameras and social media have changed things in a way that previous generations have difficulty understanding. For many young people, and for some older people as…

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Cost of plastic surgery

I get this question regularly from readers and many others. You can fill in the blank with virtually any procedure I perform. Everyone knows cost is an important factor when considering plastic surgery, but when your health and medical results and safety are at stake, as well as your satisfaction with final aesthetic results, cost…

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Where To Have Plastic Surgery

The standards and practices of multi-disciplinary outpatient surgery centers and hospitals are very comparable. The regulatory standards have different credentialing bodies, but in my practice, I utilize board certified anesthesiologists in both sites. The infection rates and complication rates are monitored and state reportable in both. Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may…

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Where To Have Facelift Surgery

Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may simply utilize block scheduling to decide that if you want your surgery on such a such day, it is my hospital day versus my outpatient surgery center day. Some surgeons do not have the plastic surgery residency training and privileges to perform cosmetic surgery…

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Can Botox Help Migraines

Yes! Botulinum toxin, best known by the brand name of Botox®, was approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic migraines back in 2010. According to a recent report in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there is a growing body of international evidence that supports the effectiveness of botulinum…

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What is RF Microneedling?

What is RF Microneedling? Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can stimulate the epidermis to remodel collagen and elastin. The innovation that has revolutionized this treatment has been the addition of radio frequency (RF) energy delivered through the skin. Hence, this is called RF Microneedling. My team and I spent a lot of time…