Monthly Archives: July 2009

Cosmetic Surgery Getting a Bad Rap?

Let’s face it: the images you see in the tabloids and media of bad plastic surgery results can stick with you, and they may taint your view of certain procedures. Sensationalism surrounds the victims of bad cosmetic surgery – think of Joan Rivers or Mickey Rourke and what probably comes to mind is “awful face lift” or “too much BOTOX®.”…

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Creams Plus Lasers for Hair Removal – Are They More Effective?

If you”ve heard about a recent study on combining laser hair removal and hair removal cream for better results, you might be wondering if this is an option for you. Here”s what you need to know: The facts: The study found that women who applied eflornithine (a hair-growth inhibitor) cream to their upper lips experienced faster and more complete results…

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Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty: How to Decide (Post 1 of 2)

Most of my nose surgery patients in Toronto are aware that there are two basic approaches to cosmetic nose surgery: “closed” (internal approach) rhinoplasty, and “open” (external approach) rhinoplasty. However, while most rhinoplasty surgeons will outline the differences between these two approaches, some patients undergo one or the other procedure without understanding why that approach makes sense for their specific…

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BOTOX for Overweight Patients: What’s the Draw?

Recently I”ve been hearing how some women (and men) are using BOTOX® Cosmetic and other nonsurgical treatments as part of their weight loss programs. Obviously, BOTOX doesn”t have a direct effect on your weight, but since weight loss has a great deal to do with self-perception, it seem some people are starting to include San Diego Fraxel® treatments and BOTOX…

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Cosmetic Surgery for What’s “Only Skin-Deep”

Cosmetic surgery is more than “skin deep,” but I think sometimes patients and surgeons could actually focus a little more on the surface level … specifically, the skin. I’m thinking in particular of liposuction, where even though the main goal of the surgery is a deeper-level adjustment, close attention to surface details like skin quality can make a big difference…

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