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What are ‘Advanced’ Signs of Aging?

Advanced signs of aging might require a facelift

When evaluating my facelift patients for surgery, I always assess their degree of facial aging. Those who have what are considered “advanced” signs of aging are usually good candidates for a facelift. Advanced signs of aging are most described as: Face: Deep creases begin to form between the nose and mouth, or from the corner of the mouth to the…

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“Am I Ready for Breast Enhancement?”: A Healthy Mental and Emotional Approach

Know the physical and emotional factors to help prepare for breast augmentation on Long Island.

Cosmetic surgery is about the mind as well as the body. There are good reasons women describe their breast enhancement as a “total” transformation, but patients also should be aware of the dangers of scheduling surgery without first carefully considering their motivations. As a surgeon performing breast enhancements like breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction¬†on Long Island, I have…

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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Options and Approaches

Liposuction versus tummy tuck from Newport Beach plastic surgeon.

You work hard to stay fit, but despite your best efforts you may not be able to tone bulgy areas of fat or loose skin that are detracting from your otherwise shapely appearance. For many men and women in the Newport Beach area, liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) seems to be an ideal way to achieve a firmer contour. But…

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Real Women, Real Motivations

Orange County doctor shares options for plastic surgery patients.

As a plastic surgeon performing Newport Beach breast augmentation, I find this stereotypical view of breast enlargement and other cosmetic surgery procedures to be disappointing, and unfair to the thousands of women each year who choose plastic surgery for valid, positive reasons. Real Women, Real Motivations An attractive breast contour and position often help a woman to look and feel…

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Silicone Breast Implant Safety: Resources You Need

Illinois breast augmentation surgeon discusses safety features related to breast implants.

After over a decade of study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of silicone gel implants for the majority of breast surgery patients in November 2006. But that was nowhere near the final word on silicone gel implant safety. Many women who received older versions of silicone implants in the 1980s continue to claim that they…

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