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The Mystery and Magic of PRP for Hair Loss

I started hearing about PRP many years ago, when it was being studied for its healing properties in orthopedic surgery. But the history of PRP goes way beyond that. PRP’s origin story begins in the 1970s, when hematologists provided transfusions to patients who had low platelets. They found that the platelets could be replaced, but

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Side to side comparison of the back of a woman's legs.

What is the Best Treatment for Cellulite?

Cellulite is one of those miserable things that happens to most people, and that has very few treatment options. The actual definition of cellulite is the dimpling of the skin that causes the texture to be uneven and look puckered. It happens because the skin is connected to the underlying muscle by thin fibers that

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The Real Age Spots

Many years ago, I had a patient come in and ask me to liposuction the area below her breasts, right on top of her lower rib cage. I remember being surprised because so much of my time was spent removing fat from the lower belly, and the area over the ribs always seemed to be

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Profiles of a woman of two different weights facing herself.

Diet Resistant Spots

Four Fitness-Resistant Spots That Just Need Surgery On a weekly basis, I consult with patients who are looking to contour one area or another of their bodies. In most cases, the patient has been trying to fix things on their own, through diet and exercise. I will hear things like, “I have been working out

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Fat Chance – How Reliable is Fat Grafting?

While most people spend some part of their lives battling some form of fat (belly, thighs, eye bags), the fat cell actually holds the secret to beauty and maybe to life itself. Fat creates cushioning around delicate structures like nerves, it creates beautiful shapes on the body, it can reconstruct entire anatomical elements, it keeps

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A woman's gluteal region

The Bartsich Butt Lift

The BBL is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States today. Social beauty ideals have drawn attention to the gluteal region, and it seems like the bigger the better. But the original butt lift is not what it has become today, and the procedure itself is a risky proposition, one

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Am I Too Thin for Liposuction?

There is a common misconception out there that liposuction, and other fat reducing techniques, are made for patients who are overweight. It would make sense that a surgery that reduces fat would be optimized for patients who have a lot of it, and yet the reality is that these procedures were actually designed for people

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