Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Professor & Plastic Surgeon: My Perfect Balance

There are hundreds of plastic surgeons in Chicago, but I’m proud to be one of only a few who works as a medical school professor in addition to my private practice. By dividing my time between academia and my practice, I’m able to stay abreast of new advancements and technologies, providing me with the unique opportunity to apply those developments…

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RealSelf 100: Why Staying Involved Is Important

I strive to provide customized, top-notch plastic surgery to my Palo Alto-area patients, and with today’s technology, I’m also able to share my knowledge with other people both near and far. If you’ve done any amount of research on a cosmetic procedure, you’ve probably already discovered RealSelf.com. This site is an invaluable resource for plastic surgery patients, connecting them with…

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Less-Invasive Procedures: Do I Need a Plastic Surgery Practice?

“If I’m not getting plastic surgery, do I need a plastic surgeon?” As more people elect minimally or non-invasive cosmetic treatments, that question comes up frequently. I see the question as an opportunity to educate patients about why it’s important to seek experienced and qualified specialists when considering any cosmetic procedure — even if it’s not plastic surgery. At my…

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Why Qualifications Are Essential

Among the plastic surgeons in Sacramento, where I practice, there is a wide range in level of qualification. Some of us are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and fewer of us are members of reputable professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Some surgeons have none…

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Plastic Surgery Differences for Men & Women

At my plastic surgery practice in Portland, I treat both men and women. And though they often pursue the same procedures, such as liposuction, their motivations and considerations before and after their surgeries can be very different. It’s no secret that men and women alike are influenced by our culture’s definitions of attractiveness. For women, this usually means a pronounced…

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