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Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?

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?

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)?

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 »



Does a facelift remove all the wrinkles?

The skin ages by losing its elasticity and volume. A facelift or the removal of excess elastic skin and tightening of the underlying muscle greatly decreases the density of wrinkles However, only the stretching of the skin has been removed with a “lift”. A patient can now address the volume of the facial skin with… Read More »




What is the recovery time for a tummy tuck?

A Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the removal of excess skin and fat of the abdomen. Laxity of the “six pack” muscles or rectus abdominus can also be tightened  to bring in the waistline. A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The size of the… Read More »


How can I erase my forehead wrinkles?

The wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes can be smoothed out right in the office. Botox Cosmetic is a safe effective treatment to temporarily reduce the number of lines around the eyes and forehead. It usually lasts 4-5 months and can be used to lift sagging eyebrows of the forehead. If some of… Read More »


What are some ways I can improve the appearance of my skin?

Skin resurfacing can improve the sun damage, reduce the density of wrinkles and improve uneven pigmentation and superficial scarring. Mechanical dermabrasion or dermaplaning can improve acne formed scarring. It uses fine abrasion or scalpel to remove the skin surface layers to a controlled depth. Chemical solutions or peels have different concentrations applied to remove the… Read More »


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