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Fix My Belly Button!

I cannot tell from your question what you precisely don’t like about it, but navel area surgery is one of the hottest trends in cosmetic surgery. Some women want it done after the effects of pregnancy, and both men and women may want excess skin removed in this area after weight loss. Others simply don’t…


What is “Non-Invasive Fat Reduction”?

What is “Non-Invasive Fat Reduction”? “Non-invasive” means a procedure is performed without making any surgical incisions in your skin. “Non-invasive fat reduction” melts away body fat without undergoing surgery. There is an extensive list of benefits which non-surgical body sculpting technologies offer, including shorter procedure times, minimal downtime afterwards, the best aesthetic results considering side…


Cup Size and Implant Size

Congratulations on your decision! Your next step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon (or a double-board certified surgeon, like myself). We will conduct a clinical examination, including getting base width measurements. I prefer to utilize actual implants with you wearing a bra, and in a T shirt, so that you can…


Plastic Surgery as Christmas Gift

Just as the number of plastic surgery procedures has increased, more people are making it their gift, especially for the holidays. Many are purchased by romantic partners, and a survey of RealSelf community members found that, of those receiving such a gift, 75% received it from their partner. Facials and fillers are very popular as…

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How To Select Plastic Surgeon

You don’t want a GOOD plastic surgeon, you want an EXCELLENT one! After almost 25 years in private practice, I know it is difficult to find a plastic surgeon you can trust to give you results you want, and who you are comfortable talking with and being around. I think both aspects are extremely important,…

Dr Vanek Explains Neck Lift

Neck Lift and Recovery

The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress. A neck lift, known medically as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Specifically, neck lift surgery can treat excess…

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I Need A Nose Job

Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” is one of the most common plastic surgeries. Because the nose is such an obvious feature, your hesitation is also common. I do not know if you are experiencing one of several cosmetic conditions that rhinoplasty typically addresses: nose size in relation to facial balance, nose…

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Pain During Laser Treatment

Dr. Vanek Translation: Well, I probably did 15 lasers today. Most people characterize it as a snap of a rubber band. And on three of the patients I did ‘Forever Youngs’ (specific laser procedure) and on them they had probably 2000 pulses of laser energy on their face. We take our time first to numb…