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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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Appeals court affirms previous victory for Utah Society, ASPS, ABPS truth-in-advertising efforts The 10th District U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 31 upheld the September 2013 dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an ENT and oral surgeon against the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS), ASPS, the American Board of Plastic Surgery –… Read More »


Guide to Safe Plastic Surgery- Patient Safety

Questions to ask my plastic surgeon   You’ll achieve the best results from plastic surgery if you and your surgeon communicate openly and work together to achieve realistic goals. An understanding of your your goals, expectations and motivation is essential to a successful partnership between you and your surgeon, helping both of you to determine… Read More »


Types of Collagen Injections

Collagen injections involve the use of collagen to treat facial imperfections such as wrinkles, worry lines, acne scars, crow’s feet etc. Collagen is a natural form of protein that is found in the human body. It is obtained from areas such as the skin, tendons, cartilage, and bones. The collagen found in the skin is… Read More »


What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty removes the excess skin, tightens the muscle and sculptures the underlying fat to a more youthful appearance. Many patients lose elasticity of the upper eyelid skin, causing droopy eyelids and obstruction of peripheral vision. This may require surgery of the eyelids to improve visual function. A transconjuctival blepharoplasty hides the… Read More »


Is it important to give a full medical history to my plastic surgeon?

Absolutely! There is a risk with any cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance. It is very important for the plastic surgeon to a document your allergies, medications and medical history as record. Hypertension, previous blood clots, diabetes, smoking, cardiac and respiratory symptoms do not prevent you from having an elective surgery, but can increase… Read More »


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