Monthly Archives: December 2012

What can you do to make surgical scars invisible?

Every surgery leaves scars, but the goal with any type of aesthetic surgery is to minimize the appearance of scars as much as possible.   The best way to minimize scarring is to avoid creating an unsightly scar to begin with. … Continue reading

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What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?

For years lasers have been used to improve wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, surgical scars, uneven skin tone, and other skin conditions.  Lasers are well-suited to treat specific conditions because of their precision.  In the dark ages of laser resurfacing (1990s) … Continue reading

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My surgeon recommended “fat grafting” to me. What does it involve and how long does it last?

Fat grafting or fat transfer has become a very popular stand-alone and adjunctive procedure in aesthetic plastic surgery.  The premise of fat grafting is to use your own body’s tissue as a volumetric filler instead of a synthetic material.  Besides … Continue reading

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Why is the revision rate so high for rhinoplasty?

In a recently published study, rhinoplasty surgeons across the country were surveryed on their rates of revision rhinoplasty.  That number is ~20%, meaning about 1 in 5 patients undergoing a primary rhinoplasty will undergo a revision surgery.  There are a … Continue reading

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What’s the advantage of incisional blepharoplasty versus suture techniques in Asian double eyelid surgery?

Incision-less suture techniques for Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) are popular because they do decrease the downtime and recovery for suitable candidates. In the appropriate patient, suture techniques, such as the double-suture with twist (DST) work extremely well at creating … Continue reading

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What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has recently garnered attention in the cosmetic and plastic surgery realm.  PRP is made from your own blood, by spinning it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the plasma portion of the blood which is rich in … Continue reading

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Who should be using Retinol or Retinoid creams?

Retinoid describes a vitamin A derivative that helps unclog pores, boost natural collagen production to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to improve skin tone and texture. There are 3 prescription-strength retinoids available: tretinoin (Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Atralin, Avita, … Continue reading

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