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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

cosmetic surgery

Herbal supplements and bleeding in Plastic Surgery

If you’ve ever had a cosmetic surgery consult with me, and I hope you have or will, you will see that I walk my patients through what I call “a pretend day of surgery.” Each of my procedure-related talks starts out with telling patients to be sure to avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen and herbal supplements at least 2-3 weeks before their surgery. Well, the aspirin and the Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) are pretty easy to remember, but many people forget about the herbal supplements, some of which are regular food products. Many are sold in health food stores and many are potent… Read More

Temporary Rhinoplasty?

A number of people have seen us over the past few years asking about the liquid or temporary rhinoplasty. Popularized by a dermatologist in California, it is essentially a technique of using injectable fillers to alter the shape of the nose. If a patient has a bump on top of the nose the bump can be camouflaged by adding filler just above it. In some cases mild asymmetry can be improved. Eventually, fillers will reabsorb and the procedure will have to be repeated. I think it is a good option for people who are not ready to or healthy enough… Read More

Labiaplasty- reducing the size of the Labia

When I started performing Labiaplasty a number of years ago I had no idea how popular it would become. A patient once told me that she regretted not having had it done when she had her breast augmentation; she just didn’t know that I did it. Because of her I added a “while you’re at it” section to my D.C. breast webpage to point out surgeries that are commonly combined. Labial tissue comes in all shapes and sizes. Some have more, others less. Common concerns patients share with me include a self consciousness during sexual activity, difficulty wearing certain clothing… Read More

Investing in Your Career-First College, Then Cosmetic Surgery

There are more and more people on the job hunt in America today than ever before. It’s not only the young college graduates looking for jobs but now the older generations are in on the hunt. Who knew that to make a good impression you need to be fresh looking? Now, not only do you need to be on top of your game with your knowledge but you need to be on top with your looks as well. Experience is a good thing when it comes to getting a job, but most business owners are not going to hire someone… Read More

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

This week I attended the annual meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery here in D.C. at the National Harbor.  This meeting brings together plastic surgeons from all over the United States and the world. While it would seem to the outside observer that this meeting is all about the plastic surgeons and the innovations in the exhibit halls, in reality this meeting is about safety, consistency and predictability for our patients. Early in its evolution cosmetic plastic surgery was an offshoot and little publicized branch of plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Surgeons had different approaches and techniques that… Read More

When is the best time for cosmetic surgery?

The best time for cosmetic surgery is when you have the time and support to recover. Each operation that I perform has different timing in terms of average recovery.   Things that require pulling or stretching of muscles like tummy tucks for example will need a longer recovery than skin tightening procedures such as breast lift.  While each patient is different I offer some general rules of thumb: 1. Give yourself off about a week for all but the most minor procedures: It is better to be pleasantly surprised and need less recovery time than to need more time and not… Read More

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