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Where To Have Facelift Surgery

Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may simply utilize block scheduling to decide that if you want your surgery on such a such day, it is my hospital day versus my outpatient surgery center day. Some surgeons do not have the plastic surgery residency training and privileges to perform cosmetic surgery…

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Can Botox Help Migraines

Yes! Botulinum toxin, best known by the brand name of Botox®, was approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic migraines back in 2010. According to a recent report in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there is a growing body of international evidence that supports the effectiveness of botulinum…

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What is RF Microneedling?

What is RF Microneedling? Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can stimulate the epidermis to remodel collagen and elastin. The innovation that has revolutionized this treatment has been the addition of radio frequency (RF) energy delivered through the skin. Hence, this is called RF Microneedling. My team and I spent a lot of time…

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Give the Gift Of Timeless Beauty

By Mary Malik The holidays are a time for reflection and renewal. We reminisce about years past and look forward to the future. What are your plans for the new year? Would you like to find a new job, or maybe a new relationship? Future goals aim to improve our lives. And feeling confident about…

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Plastic Surgery Before Holiday Season?

Many people want to look their absolute best during the holidays. In fact, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says the demand for cosmetic enhancement procedures and surgeries jumps about 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. They also acknowledge that gifting yourself or loved ones with plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments is becoming a…

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What does being grateful mean to you?

Thanksgiving Day just passed but hopefully we wake every morning with gratefulness in our minds and hearts. Beyond concerns for my patients’ physical health and appearance, I also care about their inner peace and purest beauty that comes from within. I would like to dedicate my column today to a few favorite quotes that remind…

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Anesthesia During Plastic Surgery?

For many reasons, general anesthesia allows the best management of patients by the medical team. The general anesthetic protects a patient’s airway during surgery so they have an adequate gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide from their blood through the anesthesia machine. It also abolishes patient movement and avoids distraction of the surgeon. When…

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