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This 47-year old patient had breast reconstruction with Dr. Vanek’s single-stage mastectomy with prepectoral implant placement using Alloderm reinforcement after cancer was discovered on her right side.

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What is the most popular plastic surgery?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just published 2018 statistics, revealing that Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures, a four percent increase from 2017 and displays the most popular plastic surgery. Almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. last year. This…

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Your Inner and Outer Confidence

By Olivia Bloom Summer is coming—a return to beaches and parties, bikinis and tiny drink umbrellas. But not everyone looks forward to the bikini part. Take Hillary L. of Hermitage, PA. This slim, gorgeous 40-something loved everything about hitting the beach with her husband and friends, from snorkeling to boating and hanging out. But one…

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Concerned About My Breast Implants

There have been recent reports on a possible link between textured breast implants and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating about 400 reports. It is very important to note that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports over 400,000 breast implant procedures now take place every year so these incidents have come…

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April 2019 Hyrdafacial Special

Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD Treatment is highly effective at improving overall skin health. After a single 30 minute in-office treatment your skin will look amazing. Make sure you take advantage of our spring deal this April and make a statement as we go into this wonderful time of year!

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Cost of plastic surgery 2

I started answering this in a previous column, commenting how cost is important but should never be your first consideration. Surgery that subjects a patient to unnecessary risk or renders unsatisfying results should be your first concern, so I strongly advise you to only trust board-certified surgeons operating in certified facilities. Unfortunately, some practitioners offer…

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Worried About Age and Plastic Surgery

Neither one of you. A lot is written about different things that many younger people especially value, and one of these is their appearance. The proliferation of cell phone cameras and social media have changed things in a way that previous generations have difficulty understanding. For many young people, and for some older people as…

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Cost of plastic surgery

I get this question regularly from readers and many others. You can fill in the blank with virtually any procedure I perform. Everyone knows cost is an important factor when considering plastic surgery, but when your health and medical results and safety are at stake, as well as your satisfaction with final aesthetic results, cost…

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Where To Have Plastic Surgery

The standards and practices of multi-disciplinary outpatient surgery centers and hospitals are very comparable. The regulatory standards have different credentialing bodies, but in my practice, I utilize board certified anesthesiologists in both sites. The infection rates and complication rates are monitored and state reportable in both. Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may…

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