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Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck: Anatomy of a Procedure

A fleur de lis tummy tuck is something you may never have heard of. In fact it may be something you will never need, but for a large percentage of my patients, particularly patients who have lost a great deal of weight it is at least something that they should be made aware of. A standard Tummy tuck gives a downward pull to lax abdominal skin. This is fine for the average postpartum mom who has gone up and down in weight with pregnancy. We are lucky that this works for most patients because it’s really not how weight loss… Read More

Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution: Diet, Exercise and Liposuction

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Given the holiday months are often about vacation, rest, and relaxation, most people find it hard to keep up with the workout routine. Having two holidays back to back that result in people eating a lot of eating and sweets it is no wonder why losing weight is always on top of the resolution list year after year. The fact of the matter is that if we don’t see results quickly with diet and exercise we tend to give up and wait till next year. The year passes, and all of a sudden it’s a new decade with no discernable weight loss… Read More

Misapplied Botox: Dispelling the Rumors

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Botox procedures seem to be subject to an unusually large number of myths and rumors, some of which are untrue while some are quite outlandish. One of these myths portrays Botox as prone to misapplication, causing permanent disfigurement. While it’s true that some can mishandle a dermal filler and apply it to the wrong part of the face, only inexperienced and unskilled surgeons are foolish enough to do it! This article will examine Botox and dispel the countless rumors levied against its use. Misapplied Botox Is a Rarity When an inexperienced practitioner injects Botox into the wrong area, the substance… Read More

The Dangers of Medical Tourism

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Medical tourism refers to the practice of people leaving their own country to seek medical treatment abroad. Why are so many people pursuing plastic surgery overseas? Because it’s “cheaper” there.  In the United States, insurance companies do not cover cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, so people look for ways to cut costs. A breast augmentation surgery that typically costs $7,000 here can cost as little as $2,000 in India. However, cheaper doesn’t mean safer. Therefore, this article will outline the numerous complications and dangers associated with medical tourism. Risks of Medical Tourism: Plastic Surgery Here are some of the most… Read More

Cheap Plastic Surgery: When Too Good To Be True Is Too Good To Be True

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A 33-year-old woman, who wanted to get a tummy tuck, decided to travel to the Dominican Republic instead of going to a plastic surgeon close to home. Why? Because plastic surgery treatments in the Dominican Republic cost a fraction of the price of similar procedures in the United States. Unfortunately, instead of a toned tummy, the woman ended up with a severe infection that ultimately resulted in her death.   This case is not unique or rare. Medical experts, as well as the FDA, use this type of instance as a warning for Americans who go overseas for cheaper cosmetic surgery… Read More

Understanding The Risks Of Phony Botox

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When you go to a plastic surgeon to get Botox treatments, you expect to walk away with the assurance that the fillers the surgeon injected into your face were the real deal.  If your surgeon is board-certified and has glowing testimonials, then you can rest easy that your Botox procedure was safe and successful. However, a recent warning issued by the FDA has highlighted the importance of making sure that authentic, quality substance was used by your surgeon.  The FDA has warned in the past that they had uncovered several vials of counterfeit Botox offered by US-based cosmetic surgeons. This… Read More

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