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Archive for January, 2013

Is Your Botox Made In America?

Published on January 31, 2013

Recently, the FDA has urged physicians across the U.S. to use Botox bought only in the U.S. In fact, hundreds of surgeons received letters from the FDA demanding that they cease use of all Botox and similar products obtained from

Are different peels used for different types of scars?

Published on January 20, 2013

Question: I’ve heard chemical peels can improve the appearance of scars. Are different peels used for different types of scars? Answer: In my opinion, chemical peels have very little role for scars compared to laser modalities such as Broadband Light

What are some of the risks associated with getting either Botox or Dysport?

Published on January 20, 2013

Question: What are some of the risks associated with getting either Botox or Dysport? Answer: In the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon, I would say the risks are minimal and mostly that of bruising, undesirable cosmetic outcome, headache

What should I do pre-op for a forehead lift?

Published on January 19, 2013

Question: As a healthy 38-year-old man, what do I need to do to achieve the best outcome for my upcoming forehead lift? Answer: The best 2 things are a stable weight and good medical skin care, including Retin-A or a

Is it necessary for the body lift to be performed in a hospital?

Published on January 19, 2013

Question: Is it necessary for the body lift to be performed in a hospital? Answer: Really any surgery planned over 6 hours should stay overnight, and that usually requires a hospital.  Almost always, body lifts meet that criteria, so I

What age is too young to receive liposuction?

Published on January 19, 2013

Question: What age is too young to receive liposuction? Answer: There is not really an age, but the patient should be done growing.  Also, we need to be sure that general weight-loss is not a better answer, that motivations are

How long after breast surgery will my nipples return to normal?

Published on January 18, 2013

Question: I’m a week past my breast lift and my nipples look like pieces of pepperoni slices sewed on my breasts. When with they look normal again and like a natural part of my breasts? Answer: Wow – I have

Would Eyelid surgery remove crow’s feet?

Published on January 18, 2013

Question: I am a 54 year old woman from Hilton Head. My upper eyelids are droopy and I have deep wrinkles at the corners of my eyes. Will an upper blepharoplasty help both of these conditions? Answer: An upper blepharoplasty

Should a 15 year old get breast reduction?

Published on January 17, 2013

Question: I’m only 15, but my breasts are already huge. I’m tired of everyone staring at me, and it makes me very self-conscious. Is it a good idea for me to get breast reduction surgery? Answer: Breast reduction can change

Is tissue expansion always required for breast reconstruction?

Published on January 17, 2013

Question: Is tissue expansion always required for breast reconstruction? Are there any techniques in which it’s not needed? Answer: No- it is not always required.  Usually when your own tissue is used for reconstruction, or if there is enough skin

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