Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

How Plastic Surgeons Fight Capsular Contracture

At my Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads-area plastic surgery practice, one of the concerns among my breast augmentation patients is capsular contracture, or a hardening and excess of scar tissue around breast implants. Today there is a combination of techniques that can make this problem very unusual. Capsular contracture is thought to occur almost always when undetected bacteria enter into…

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A Plastic Surgeon for Your Non-Surgical Treatments

At plastic surgeons’ offices and medical spas around the country, non-surgical treatments to erase signs of aging have taken off in the past few years, gaining in popularity as more and more people choose them over surgical procedures such as facelifts. Although there are many highly trained aestheticians out there who can achieve good results with laser treatments and products…

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Getting the Best Plastic Surgery for Your Money

One of the biggest concerns for any patient considering cosmetic enhancement is cost. Because these procedures are not medically necessary, they are not covered by insurance. Plastic surgery patients at my Staten Island practice tell me they want to be sure they are getting their money’s worth. Here are some financial tips: Do your research and get multiple quotes. When…

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Q&A: 5 Things You Should Know About Facelift Surgery

Anytime patients get cosmetic procedures, they should bring as many questions as they can think of to their plastic surgeons. In the Bay Area at my practice, I have heard a lot of good ones over the years, so I thought I would tackle some questions on facelift surgery, one of the country’s top procedures. Check out my answers to…

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Does Insurance Cover Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction patients I see at my Irvine plastic surgery practice often wonder how they will pay for their surgeries. Federal law actually requires insurance companies to cover reconstructive surgery after mastectomy, as well as any procedures on the unaffected breast for the purpose of symmetry. Knowing what is generally covered by insurance can alleviate some of the stress associated…

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