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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.…


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…

Curled Fingers

Dupuytren’s contracture: curled fingers

Q. What can be done for my curled fingers? Without the ability to conduct a personal examination or know your age, I can only theorize that your condition may be Dupuytren’s contracture, which is a thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Although painless, this thickening and tightening…


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,…


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.…

Body Contour Video

Lip Enhancement in Cleveland, Ohio

If you no longer like the way your mouth looks, or it is looking pruned out or tired, you have a couple of great options for reliably improving your appearance. The general treatment is the addition of volume as well as resurfacing the skin. What that means is that we treat the problem of the…

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…

Tummy Tuck

Mini vs full tummy tuck recovery

Q: I have had four children and I need a tummy tuck.  Should I have a mini or full tummy tuck? This decision of mini vs full tummy tuck requires an in-office consultation so I cannot give you an answer without seeing and talking with you. It is important that I know how you would like…