The Latest in Plastic Surgery News
The Internal Bra Defined
Dr. Baxter defines the internal bra as the addition of a layer of material such as Strattice or Galaflex mesh for long term support of the breast after breast lift surgery or for support of breast implants. The development of the internal bra concept over the past 17 years and the current state of the art are reviewed.
Is a muscle repair with tummy tuck always necessary?
Dr. Baxter discusses whether or not abdominal muscle separation, also known as rectus diastasis, has to be repaired when doing a tummy tuck and whether it can be corrected with exercise alone.
Waterfall ptosis and bottoming out: opposite problems with a similar solution
Dr. Baxter describes 2 problems that can happen after breast implants: waterfall ptosis, where the breast sags but the implants don't, and bottoming out, where the implants drop but not the breast.
Our Patients Come From Far & Wide
While most of our patients live in Seattle, Bellevue, and Snohomish County, we have had patients from as far as Connecticut, Alaska, and Florida, not to mention New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
A Mommy Makeover for Mothers of Multiples
In the last 10 years I've seen a significant rise in the popularity of Mommy Makeover procedures. There has also been an increase in Mothers of Multiples, such as twin pregnancies. This means that we're seeing more and more women at our clinic looking for a procedure to improve their self-confidence.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction costs anywhere from about $2,000 to $6,000 or more, depending on several things: how many areas are being done, what type of anesthesia is used, the facility where the operation is done, and add-on technologies such as laser or ultrasound
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 types of surgery, is still making the news. It has become increasingly popular for breast surgery and tummy tucks.
When to Use Form-Stable (Anatomic) Implants
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.
What you need to know about breast implant related ALCL
This post outlines what you need to know about the FDA report on breast implant-related cancer.
Top 5 Misleading Terms in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
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.