Best Ways to Fix “Turkey Wattle” Neck

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The late queen of keepin’ it real, Nora Ephron wasn’t alone when she titled her 2006 best-seller, “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” In fact, as we age it’s a strong bet that many of us will start to feel “bad” about our necks — and for good reason. A once swanlike neck that starts… Read more »

Great Skin Care Made Easy!

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Great skin care made simple! Remember GRASS. Patients, as consumers are bewildered and assaulted by the cosmeceutical industry. The choices are so overwhelming that they are intimidated and often do nothing instead. The truth is, like exercise something is better than nothing, but great looking skin is as simple to remember as GRASS. The basic… Read more »

Understanding the Four Variables of Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation: why is it so misunderstood? The surgery of breast augmentation is really straightforward. However, like all decisions, sometimes what we objectively know is best is not what we want and so we make subjective decisions. Whenever we choose a variable that is not “objectively” ideal, we are making a subjective choice, which may… Read more »

Top Financing Companies for Plastic Surgery

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For many people planning on having cosmetic surgery, the cost  is one of the biggest obstacles they will face. Health insurance companies will oftentimes not cover most types of cosmetic surgery. Luckily, there are many financial institutions that will help aid patients in finding a way to pay for their desired type of surgery. These… Read more »

FDA Approves: Natrelle Style 410 Form Stable Implants

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The FDA approved the Natrelle style 410 shaped, form stable implant today after a pivotal study supported approval of the device. In a recent article published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, G. Patrick Maxwell, et al., reviewed the core study at 6 years. The results of this study showed that the next generation form stable type… Read more »

We Now Offer LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex

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We are so excited to offer LYTERA, the next generation in skin brightening! LYTERA is a brightening product that addresses the appearance of skin discoloration, giving you brighter skin through patented, scientific innovation. LYTERA effectively reduces the appearance of visible dark spots creating a more even skin tone. LYTERA is formulated with highly effective antioxidants…. Read more »

Case Study: Learn About Tanya’s Breast Augmentation

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Tanya, a 43-year-old wife and mother, had long believed that her exercise regime would help her stay in shape, but eventually realized that there were some elements which working out would not alter, and decided to look into possible breast augmentation. She’d never been happy with her breasts, and would often wear padded bras in… Read more »

Liposuction: Myths, Magic & Marketing

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1. MYTH: Liposuction is a relatively new procedure REALITY: Historically speaking liposuction is an older procedure. The roots of liposuction can be traced to a french plastic surgeon, Charles Dujarier, in 1926. As with many early surgeries, this ran afoul. After performing liposuction on the leg of a beautiful french model, she subsequently developed gangrene… Read more »

Your Top 10 Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

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1. Why are most breast implants below the muscle? Dr. Bortnick: Most breast implants are placed under the muscle because most women seeking breast implants prefer the most natural appearance possible. Common sense dictates that the thinner the tissue that covers the implants the more potential for visibility . Therefore, the thinner the woman the more… Read more »

“Gummy Bears” and Silicone-Gel Breast Implants

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Attempts to improve breast size and shape, dating back to the late 1880s and involving implant materials such as ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage and sponges, have come a long way. Recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) prove that enhanced breasts are no passing trend. From 2008 to… Read more »