5 Misconceptions about Breast Reduction Surgery

Woman measuring her breasts breast reduction

I saw a new patient today for a breast reduction consultation who told me that she’s been waiting for a breast reduction for DECADES! She mentioned that she’d discussed her breast concerns with other physicians over the years and had been given advice that, in my opinion, was not well-informed and cost this patient years of physical …

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The Revolution of the Non-Peel Skin Treatment

Non-peel skin treatment beautiful woman

As a licensed aesthetician and someone that is always looking for the most innovative science-based skin care treatments, I had been hearing a lot of buzz about a new treatment called PRX-T33. After learning more about this new treatment and understanding the science behind its efficacy, I wanted to experience it firsthand. Before I talk …

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COVID VACCINE & SWELLING AFTER FILLERS: SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED?

COVID Vaccine

There has been much talk surrounding the Covid vaccines released by Moderna and Pfizer… and if you have done your research you have probably heard about the Moderna vaccine causing side effects in people with facial fillers.  This side effect is swelling near the filler injection site and it has only been reported in three …

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Everything You Need to Know About Surgical Drains

If you are considering a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck or breast reduction, and have done some research or talked to a friend who has had one of these procedures, you may have heard about “the drains” that typically come along with these surgeries.  Many patients do admit that the drains are “the …

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Beauty Treatments You Can Safely Do at Home!

Beautiful African American Woman At Home Beauty

The Covid19 mandated stay at home orders, albeit necessary and so far, effective (lets continue to flatten the curve!), have left many of us “stranded” when it comes to our normal beauty routine.  You may have missed your scheduled Botox appointment, have had to push off your hair appointment, and have gone without that mani/pedi …

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Scar Optimization

Woman applying scar cream

Working in a plastic surgery office we see many patients who are concerned by scars, whether it is a patient who is having surgery and is worried about how their scars might heal or a patient who suffered some sort of injury resulting in a scar.  People come in with new scars that are still …

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Myth: Plastic Surgery is for Women Only

Women aren’t the only ones interested in cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery these days.  It is becoming more common (and socially acceptable) for men to care about their appearance and want to do something about it, including seeking cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 362,000 male cosmetic …

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Is DIY CoolSculpting a Good Idea?

Woman holding her flat stomach

Non-invasive fat reduction methods have been gaining tremendous popularity over the past few years.  The most popular non-invasive fat reduction method is Cool Sculpting.  CoolSculpting uses a controlled cold temperature (-11 degrees Celsius to be exact), to target and kill stubborn fat cells beneath the skins surface.  Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks and …

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