Posted by Dr. Baxter

| 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 types of surgery, is still making the news. It has become increasingly popular for breast surgery and tummy tucks.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

Breast implants | 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 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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| March 24, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| March 20, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| March 01, 2017

Fillers Unfiltered

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| February 15, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| February 02, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| January 23, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| January 05, 2017

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.

Posted by Dr. Baxter

| December 09, 2016

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.