Category Archives: Cosmetic Surgery

Hands-On with Hand Surgery

Most people take their hands for granted. We just don’t recognize what a huge role our hands play in our lives – when we’re at work and at play. That is, we don’t recognize their importance until an illness or injury shows us how essential they really are. Hand surgery is an area of medicine that I’m passionate about, so…

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Does Your Surgeon Volunteer?

When someone (no matter what their profession) volunteers, most people agree that it says something about that person’s character. Now, I think I may go so far as to say that people in certain professions have a responsibility to volunteer their time and their services. In my opinion, plastic surgeons are among those professionals. We are healers of mind and…

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Making Cosmetic Surgery Terrific, not Terrifying

Many women and men of all ages and backgrounds are interested in improving their appearance through cosmetic surgery. However, for many people, the thought of cosmetic surgery in Indiana may induce stress and anxiety because it is, after all, surgery. I am consistently flattered by my patients who find that, to their very great relief, their cosmetic surgery experience ends…

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Virtual Consultations

In my opinion, when it comes to the plastic surgeon-patient relationship, there’s no substitute for in-person, face-to-face time. So, when I read an article from The New York Times discussing virtual consultations, I was skeptical. Maybe virtual consultations are the way of the future. Or, maybe their continued use will reveal that the pitfalls far outweigh the benefits. For the…

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Stop Aspirin and Ibuprofen before Surgery

I instruct my cosmetic surgery patients in San Jose to stop taking aspirin and ibuprofen (products like Motrin, Advil and Aleve) for two weeks before their procedure. While I’m careful to explain to my patients why I’m giving this instruction, some other surgeons may not be as clear. I’m going to give a brief explanation here because I know that…

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