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Neck Lift Without Face Lift?

Can I get a neck lift without getting a face lift? Is the recovery very difficult? A. Many factors can cause you to lose the youthful appearance of your face and neck, including heredity, stress, environmental conditions, and gravity associated with aging. While these factors typically impact the face and neck at approximately the same…

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Georgi’s Story and Why ‘Earl’ Had to Die

Georgi traveled 800 miles to Vanek Plastic Surgery to receive a bilateral mastectomy and a breakthrough Breast Reconstruction procedure after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Dr. Paul Vanek: My name is Paul Frank Vanek Jr., MD, FACS. I’m a board certified plastic surgeon, and a board certified general surgeon. My philosophy of care…

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Are All “Mommy Makeovers” the Same?

Q: Now that we’ve had our last baby, I’ve been interested in getting my body back in “pre-baby” shape. I’ve heard of Mommy Makeovers, but are they all done the same? A. Typically, three procedures are included in an abdominoplasty, often called a “Mommy Makeover” – breast augmentation, tummy tuck and breast lift. If you…

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Rhinoplasty cured my deviated septum

Rhinoplasty cured my deviated septum

A personal story of my struggle finding relief from my deviated septum I have wanted to get surgery on my nose for at least ten years but never did due to either cost or the misconception and reputation that surrounds plastic surgery. In April 2015 my story really begins when I began to suffer from…

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Breast Plastic Surgery Choices for Women

“We respect you.We appreciate your beauty.We value who you are. We’re committed to help women feel more beautiful, and we often help women discover that the most beautiful part about themselves… is on the inside.” — Dr. Paul Vanek Today, there are more breast plastic surgery options than ever to correct or enhance the aesthetic…

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Wearing Thin

Wearing thin

Original article published 10/26/2016 in MimiVanderhaven by Patricia Nugent When Melanie M.’s husband dropped the news that he was planning to buy a mint-condition Mustang, she took it well, announcing with delicious payback that she would finally be going through with the liposuction she had been considering for years. “I was tired of wearing baggy…

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Are Millennials getting plastic surgery?

Q: I’m a Millennial, and I’m curious about my generation. Do we get plastic surgery? For other readers’ awareness, today’s Millennials are aged 19-35, and are the largest U.S. generation at 75.4 million. Obviously there are still more adults over 35 than Millennials, and older people have more reasons to consider plastic surgery. But I…

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Gifting plastic surgery: Is it appropriate?

Q: I have a lady friend who I think would like plastic surgery. Is it appropriate for me to pay for it? This may be one of the most interesting questions ever asked in this column. From a purely logistic standpoint, we have had people pay for other people’s procedures quite commonly. We treat such…

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