The Latest in Plastic Surgery News
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.
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.
Correction of asymmetry in breast surgery
Symmetry has long been held to be a hallmark of physical beauty, for the face and the body. It's more than just an artistic concept; scientific studies have consistently validated the relationship of symmetry to attractiveness.
Correction of Breast Implant Animation Deformity by Conversion to Split Muscle Plane
Animation deformities are distortions of the breast with muscle flexion and are common with implants under the muscle using the dual plane technique. This video will show correction of animation deformity in a patient with a previous breast lift and implants by converting to the split muscle plane.
Scar Tactics: Don't Be Too Scarred from Your Mommy Makeover
It's normal to have fears about scarring, particularly with a tummy tuck and breast surgery for a mommy makeover. Plastic surgeons use a variety of strategies to minimize scars, but it is not possible (yet) to do surgery without leaving a scar.
Significant Others and Plastic Surgery: A Surgeon's Perspective
Women in relationships often get flack from their significant other for considering cosmetic surgery. "I love you the way you are, why would you want to change?" I'll discuss how wanting to look your best is a healthy thing, and it isn't just about being attractive to your partner.
When It Comes To Plastic Surgery, Online Resources Are Off The Mark
According to several recent studies, online resources are off the mark when it comes to plastic surgery. The information is often misleading, inaccurate, or unintelligible.