November, 2015

What is the difference between keloids and hypertrophic scars?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Although they can look similar, hypertrophic scars and keloids are not the same. A hypertrophic scar stays within the boundaries of the incision; a keloid extends beyond the incision line itself. With hypertrophic scars, more collagen forms than is broken down. Keloid scars are caused by uncontrolled production of collagen. Some people are highly susceptible…  read more

How long is the recovery for a breast reduction?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

A breast reduction is one of the more common plastic surgery procedures today. A patient with very large breasts usually complains of  back and shoulder pain,  shoulders with grooving from the bra support and itching of the breast crease. The surgery may take 3-6 hours to perform under general anesthesia. There are scars on the…  read more

8 Secrets to a Quicker Recovery from Rhinoplasty

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

People undergo rhinoplasty (also called a nose job) for several reasons. Some want to improve their appearance and feel better about themselves. Others get the surgery for medical reasons, such as difficulty in breathing. For whatever the reason, with the growing popularity of rhinoplasty, more and more people want to learn about recovery from the…  read more

Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed to improve a normal functioning part of the face and body. Reconstructive surgery corrects an abnormality caused by a birth defect, tumor, trauma or infection. For patients having plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, insurance does not cover that service. When plastic surgery is performed for reconstruction, such as following a…  read more

What is “tumescent” liposuction?

Friday, November 13th, 2015

The tumescent technique is a liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. It can be used with all cannula techniques such as Vaser, Ultrasonic and Smart lipo. In the tumescent technique, areas of the excess fat deposits are filled with a large amount of anesthetic fluid before liposuction is performed. The…  read more

CAN YOU TREAT FACIAL WRINKLES WITH YOUR OWN PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Platelet-rich plasma is A PATIENT’S OWN blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets by centrifugation.  The rejuvenating plasma   is a concentrated source of platelets.  The PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that rejuvenate skin wrinkles. There are several areas of skin around the eyes and mouth that respond to PRP to…  read more

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