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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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A Thank You Card From KD

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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