Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

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May 25

Dr. Baxter

Exparel, the long-acting numbing agent that provides pain reduction for up to 3 days with many types of surgery, is still making the news. It has become increasingly popular for breast surgery and tummy tucks. read more

Apr 20

Dr. Baxter

Most breast augmentation patients will get a nice result from round, smooth surface implants, but there are specific cases where a shaped implant works better. These implants go by many names - anatomic, shaped, teardrop, cohesive, gummy bear - but the preferred term is "form-stable." These implants are firm enough to hold specific shapes that don't change with position; sometimes an advantage, sometimes not. read more

Mar 24

Dr. Baxter

This post outlines what you need to know about the FDA report on breast implant-related cancer. read more

Mar 20

Dr. Baxter

Few things are fraught with more confusing and misleading marketing hype than plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine. Just add "lift" at the end and you have a new and improved procedure! Read through my top 5 offenders. read more

Mar 01

Dr. Baxter

Like it or loathe it, the selfie trend is here to stay, and with it an increase in facial cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, and even surgery. read more


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May 25, 2017

Exparel Long-Acting Local Anesthetic: Still a Hot Topic

Exparel, the long-acting numbing agent that provides pain reduction for up to 3 days with many... read more

April 20, 2017

When to Use Form-Stable (Anatomic) Implants

Most breast augmentation patients will get a nice result from round, smooth surface implants, but... read more

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