The Latest in Plastic Surgery News
Solutions for breast implant rippling
Breast implant rippling is corrected by placing implants under the muscle, adding coverage and support with Strattice or a Galaflex internal bra, and/or switching to more cohesive gel implants such as Sientra or Allergan Soft Touch.
Cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments: How to make the right decision
In this post Dr. Baxter discusses how to decide between nonsurgical options vs a facelift and how to make sure the treatment will meet expectations.
Bogus Botox crackdown: How to know you are getting the real thing
Tips on how to know if your doctor is using real Botox and new guidelines from the FDA.
Botox for forehead wrinkles gains FDA approval
Dr. Baxter explains why treating the forehead with Botox requires special expertise.
Is the term anti-aging over the hill? Allure's fresh take
Dr. Baxter's take on Allure magazine's announcement that they are dropping the term "anti-aging." A truly enlightened view allows for plastic surgery within the practive of aging gracefully.
Preparing for surgery: Do's and Don'ts
In this video for the Plastic Surgery Channel Dr. Baxter explains the do's and don't of preparing for a quicker recovery from plastic surgery, including exercise, diet, and vitamins.
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.