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Local Actresses Transformation

By Mary Malik After 28 years as a dental hygienist, Debbie Scaletta knows how important it is to take good care of yourself, and how your outward appearance can affect your self-confidence. With her 93-year-old mother still living on her own, and her grandmother living to 110, Debbie expects to be around for a long…

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Dr. Vanek on WKYC *VIDEO*

New procedure can ease pain from radiation Cancer survivor says she got her life back. MENTOR, Ohio — There is new hope for cancer patients who experience pain from radiation, and it lies in their own body fat. Five years ago, Carla Clark’s world came crashing down. Her husband was dying, and the couple had…

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Fibrosis From Radiation for Breast Cancer

This consequence can affect the breast and other parts of the body In breast cancer treatment, radiation fibrosis—scar tissue that forms as a result of damage caused by radiation therapy—can occur in the breast and chest wall. It can also strike the lungs and bones. It often begins with inflammation during radiation therapy and is most…

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Men and Plastic Surgery

A new American Society of Plastic Surgeons report reveals that over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year, a 29% increase since 2000. The largest increase was 22%, for breast reduction (gynecomastia) procedure. With more than 200,000 surgical procedures performed on men in 2018, rhinoplasty was the most popular with over 52,000…

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Have you heard of NEWTOX?

Yes! My practice is one of the first in the country to offer Jeaveau NEWTOX. It was just introduced this Spring, and is rapidly becoming very popular in the facial injectable market. This is the number one aesthetic procedure in the U.S., at about $1.2 billion annually. Jeaveau NEWTOX is injected into muscles for temporary…

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Victoria and Lillian Love Their Breasts Again

By Mary Malik “Don’t ever feel guilty about taking care of yourself.” These are important words of advice that all of us need to hear. Victoria Sharp, a patient of Dr. Paul Vanek, of Vanek Plastic Surgery in Mentor, says this because she believes it, and because she wants all women to understand that taking…

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Plastic Surgery Recovery Time

Since I don’t know which surgery you want to have, I cannot give you a specific answer. This is a very important conversation that I have with my patients because your recovery period is critical to obtaining optimum results. We custom tailor your instructions based upon your surgery, medical history, social and work requirements. This…

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How These Procedures Work Together

Modern board-certified Plastic Surgeons utilize tumescent fluid, which contains epinephrine (adrenaline) and a local anesthetic instilled into the fat layer. It is placed into each treatment area at the beginning of the procedure in a calibrated fashion, in proportion to the amount of fat the surgeon proposes to treat and remove. Your body absorbs the…

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History of Plastic Surgery

I saved this question to answer on Memorial Day when we remember our loved ones lost in wars. Sir Harold Delf Gillies was an otolaryngologist and is widely considered the father of modern plastic surgery.

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