Monthly Archives: December 2010

Toning Down the Hype on Toning Shoes

You’ve probably heard about toning shoes – the shoes with a distinct curved sole that are meant to help build leg muscles and increase calorie burn. Like thousands of people in the Bay Area, you may even own a pair. I’ve had a few patients recently asking about whether these shoes can help them avoid a body contouring procedure in…

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Watch What You Take Before Surgery

People are often told to avoid certain medications such as NSAID’s and other blood-thinners before surgery. To maximize surgical safety, I provide each of my Walnut Creek plastic surgery patients with a complete list of drugs, vitamins, supplements and other products to avoid prior to surgery. Did you know that something as simple as Vitamin E could affect your surgical…

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Tummy Tucks: Don’t Forget the Belly Button

Many people visit me for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in the Austin, Texas area. They usually want to restore the firm, fit look that their abdominal area had before pregnancy or weight gain. What they often don’t realize is that their belly button might look different after the procedure as well. Whether it looks better is often up to the…

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“Bang for Your Buck” Cosmetic Treatments

When it comes to cosmetic dermatology treatments, two perennial favorites are BOTOX® Cosmetic and laser hair removal. Southern California men and women tell us that these treatments in particular provide a strong return on their investment. For example, we see a steady stream of clients from as far as Pasadena and Ventura for BOTOX injections at my practice. Most of…

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Recovery Not the Best Time for Vacation

If they need to take time off from work to recover from plastic surgery, many Austin-area residents are also tempted to combine that time off with a vacation. However, it’s important to realize that successful outcomes require recovery – not recreation. Save for Vacation While it’s natural to want to enjoy you time off from work, many typical vacation activities…

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