Monthly Archives: July 2010

Skin Quality and Liposuction

At my practice in Birmingham, Alabama, liposuction is a very popular procedure. Liposuction is meant to slim and reshape specific areas of the body, improving contour and proportion – and often enhancing self image. Despite the obvious appeal of the procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate. There are a few basic requirements: Patients should be within 30% of their…

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Is Proximity to a Hospital Helpful?

When choosing a plastic surgeon, you have many factors to consider. While the doctor’s qualifications, experience, and demeanor certainly rank high on the priority list for most patients, there are other factors that can enhance your surgical experience. Having recently relocated my practice to a new office complex, I thought I’d share some thoughts on why it can be helpful…

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Does ABPS Certification Last Forever?

I”m a Rhode Island plastic surgeon who first became certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in the year 2000. While many patients know to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon, they may not understand how the certification process for this particular board works. They may not realize that they should make sure a surgeon”s certification is current. I”ll…

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Considering a Tummy Tuck? Online Resources Can Help

Are you one of the many people who are considering a tummy tuck in Las Vegas? You, like most others, are probably wondering where you can get some real, useful insights about the procedure – information that will actually be helpful to you. While there are a variety of resources available, I”m going to focus on just one here: patient…

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Few Women Choose Breast Reconstruction

The issue of breast reconstruction after mastectomy is one that I find particularly important. It can be extremely valuable for the mastectomy patient and extremely rewarding for the reconstructive surgeon. However, surprisingly few women actually choose to undergo reconstruction, even though legislation requires all insurance policies to cover it. According to a study performed by Alicia Holt, MD, Surgical Fellow…

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