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Can I Just Get It Lasered?

Years ago, lasers were a thing of science fiction. They lived in our imaginations, and appeared in movies and cartoons. After watching them in fantasy life for so long, we began to believe that they indeed had secret powers, and that they could do anything. Now that lasers are everywhere from operating rooms to beauty

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What to Expect From Your Scars – PART III – The Long Game

In some cases, scars may require additional intervention, like laser treatments or injections. For patientswith thick and raised scars, steroid injections can help them soften and flatten. In other cases, eitherpigment or texture issues can be helped with laser therapy. A word of caution: be sure that the providerwho is performing the laser treatments knows

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Are There Surgical Options for Hair Loss?

Hair transplants are nothing new, although the technology has evolved in recent years. When they first began, the typical procedure was to take a strip of hair-populated skin from the back of the head and sew it in to the bare areas in the front. Later, this same strip would be cut into smaller pieces

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Is Breast Implant Illness Real?

I was at a plastic surgery conference several years ago, in the audience, when the panel of “experts” began discussing breast implant illness. At that time, there was a lot of emerging evidence of a negative immune response to breast implants in certain patients. There was also an emerging online society of women who had

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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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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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Radical Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery started as a medical procedure that was intended to offload significant pressure on the neck and back from huge breasts. The breasts ended up smaller, and often higher, without much concern for aesthetics. The surgery was long and labor intensive, and considered successful if the patient had any improvement in symptoms. This

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