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I Need A Nose Job

Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” is one of the most common plastic surgeries. Because the nose is such an obvious feature, your hesitation is also common. I do not know if you are experiencing one of several cosmetic conditions that rhinoplasty typically addresses: nose size in relation to facial balance, nose…

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Pain During Laser Treatment

Dr. Vanek Translation: Well, I probably did 15 lasers today. Most people characterize it as a snap of a rubber band. And on three of the patients I did ‘Forever Youngs’ (specific laser procedure) and on them they had probably 2000 pulses of laser energy on their face. We take our time first to numb…

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Happiness Found

Published: 06/20/2017 on Mimivanderhaven.com by Patricia Nugent For most of us, a trip to the beach sounds heavenly…shedding the cover-ups, hitting the waves and lazily soaking up the sunshine. For Kalyn, however, a trip to the beach filled her with dread. “I hated how I looked in a bathing suit,” says the vivacious 24-year-old. “Since…

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Faith In Science

PLASTIC SURGEON Paul Vanek, MD, FACS, was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. When he was 8 years old his father suffered a traumatic brain injury, which gave Dr. Vanek a unique perspective on the care that physicians provide. “The doctors who took care of my father and comforted my mother…

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Dr. Vanek Is A Celebrity Server!

Dr. Vanek took part in United Way of Lake County’s annual Celebrity Server event held at the Croatian Lodge for their 14th St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. More than 600 people were in attendance and many were seen wearing green hats, beads, t-shirts, feathers, balloons and almost everything else but beer. To read the full article click…

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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons

A. No, there is a major difference between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says most consumers don’t understand this difference, and medical marketing by many offices may be confusing the public. In a recent study of consumers on their perceptions of surgery, 87% believe surgeons must have special…

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A Patient Shares Their Surgery Story

Georgi Anderson mounts a horse and spins it around, excited to be able to ride again not long after surgery. Anderson, the breast cancer patient from Wisconsin, returned to Lake County 10 weeks after her surgery. She shared her story of recovery after being diagnosed with breast cancer in December. After seeing multiple doctors in…