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Gastric Bypass Surgery Options

Congratulations! A number of my patients have endured great sacrifice, and/or undergone gastric bypass surgery to lose a lot of weight. After this major improvement to their appearance and health, they decided that they were not satisfied with any solution to their sagging excess skin except body and face contouring surgery. There often were health…

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Am I too old for male breast reduction?

I keep thinking about male breast reduction, maybe for my 50th birthday. Am I too old? How common is my condition? I have had many patients, and there are many men reading this, who have enlarged breasts. Despite the dramatically increased social acceptance of plastic surgery, this is one condition that most men are unnecessarily…

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Laser Treatment In Summertime

Shedding light on an the old myth Many patients have heard this myth, and it is completely false. With the one stipulation I will explain below, you CAN get laser treatments during the summer. This falsehood probably developed from the proper advice to stay out of the sun before any laser treatment. This is because lasers…

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Multiple Plastic Surgeries at Once?

Q: I want 2 or 3 procedures… can they all be done at the same time? Having multiple plastic surgery procedures at the same time is very common and can have many benefits. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that about 40% of all U.S. cosmetic plastic surgery patients have two or more procedures performed at the…

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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.…

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Breasts

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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