Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Glamorous Smile with Veneers

There are many ways to improve the appearance of teeth, lips, and gums. While many of these procedures are highly effective and may be the best treatment option under certain circumstances, they also can require anesthesia, discomfort, and significant downtime. Not so with veneers – for a specific group of patients, veneers can provide significant cosmetic improvement without some of…

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Tips for Preventing Wrinkles With Sunscreen: Part 2

As a facial plastic surgeon in Washington DC, I often see patients who have concerns about keeping their skin youthful and wrinkle-free. While I offer many methods to reduce wrinkles, surgery can be expensive, and non-surgical rejuvenation methods often require multiple visits. Consistent skin care throughout your lifetime is the simplest way to fight off those early signs of aging…

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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) – Is It Safe for Children?

As a Champaign plastic surgeon who performs otoplasty, or ear surgery, I’m often asked about the safety of the procedure, especially as it relates to small children. It’s an important question, because protruding ears can be extremely challenging for children, and this procedure can provide much-needed relief. Why Otoplasty? In social settings, children with protruding ears can sometimes be psychologically…

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What Is a Thigh Lift?

As a surgeon who performs thigh lifts along with other body contouring plastic surgery in Sacramento for patients who’ve achieved significant weight loss, I think it’s worth highlighting this little-known procedure that can deliver big results. Thigh lifts can be performed to correct a range of concerns, including removing excess skin and fat, tightening muscle, removing stretch marks and improving…

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Tips for Preventing Wrinkles With Sunscreen: Part 1

It may not be a surprise to you when I say that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is responsible for 90% of the symptoms of premature aging, including wrinkles. And you’ve probably heard that applying sunscreen is absolutely essential to keeping your skin healthy and youthful. But before you go to your local store to purchase SPF 100 sunscreen, here are a…

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