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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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Cool or hot body sculpting

Which is better, cool or hot body sculpting? You probably know you’ve asked about one of the fastest growing non-invasive (non-surgical) treatments for body-contouring troublesome areas. Most people have seen the ads and billboards for cold sculpting procedures that supposedly work by freezing fat. These treatments are often given without a doctor’s care, including at…

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Multiple procedures at once?

Question: I need multiple procedures; is it better to do each surgery separately or all at once? Answer: This is a decision that can only be made after our private consultation where we discuss your goals, and I have a better understanding about your physical health and lifestyle. But more often than not, patients wanting…

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September Facebook Live With Dr. Vanek

Transcription from the September Facebook Live with Dr. Vanek: – Hey, welcome to Facebook Live. I’m Doctor Paul Vanek. Welcome to Facebook Live, still Paul Vanek. So if you like your content on Instagram and Facebook, I’d like you to click or share. We’re going to spend the next 30 minutes, share with anyone who’s…

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Dr. Vanek on “Best Docs”

The Best Facelifts Aren’t The Same For Each Person. It’s surprising but true: Every facelift isn’t created equal – even when the quality is superb. That’s because the best facelifts are tailored to each person’s goals as well as the unique architecture of their face. To tap into what differentiates a great facelift from the…

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Single Surgery Mastectomy Reconstruction

By Mary Malik Breast cancer diagnosis comes with many questions, fears and unknowns. Decisions need to be made quickly, and you often have very little information. The first question for many women is, “Where do I begin?” “Because my mother had breast cancer, I had my first mammogram at age 32,” says Mary Kohl. “So…

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