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A parental guide to cleft lip and palate surgery

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Elizabeth Laikhter | Boston, MA Wednesday, February 7, 2024

As a parent, it can be scary when your little one needs surgery. Cleft lip and palate often necessitate surgery early in life. Fortunately, the outcome after surgery and additional therapies is usually excellent.


Be aware of the risks and complications of silicone fillers

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, Levon Karamanoukian & Emmanuel Emovon | Santa Monica, CA Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Silicone-based fillers may seem appealing because they last longer than other types of fillers; however, they have never been approved by the FDA for use as cosmetic dermal fillers. Despite this, many licensed and unlicensed practitioners in the United States have used silicone gel as a filler for the face and body.


Why laser skin resurfacing is a powerful facial rejuvenation tool

Sean T. Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Many patients undervalue the importance of skin texture, but it is a critical component of a vital-looking face. The human eye equates smooth skin with youth, sometimes without us even realizing it


How young is too young for plastic surgery?

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Pediatric plastic surgery can repair physical conditions that may impact the quality of life of infants or children, like a cleft palate or a large facial birthmark. But when it comes to elective plastic surgery procedures, how young is too young for plastic surgery?


The importance of compression after plastic surgery

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Monday, September 25, 2023

After undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, it is important to diligently follow all postoperative instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. One of the most critical aspects of those postoperative guidelines? Wearing the proper compression garments.


Balancing motherhood and self-care: The role of mommy makeovers in reconnecting with yourself

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS | Newport Beach, CA Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The mommy makeover has emerged as a popular solution in the field of plastic surgery, offering mothers the opportunity to regain their confidence, enhance their appearance and prioritize self-care.


What are the benefits of combining breast augmentation and a breast lift?

Lawrence Iteld, MD | Chicago, IL Thursday, August 10, 2023

Breast augmentations and breast lifts are two popular cosmetic surgeries that are often performed together to provide patients with comprehensive breast enhancement results.


When to consider plastic surgery reversal

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Tuesday, July 25, 2023

After a boom in popularity for cosmetic treatments such as eyelid surgery, Brazilian butt lifts and lip fillers in recent years, some plastic surgeons across the country are seeing a rise in the number of requests for plastic surgery 'reversal' procedures.


What are the most common signs of aging around the eyes, and what can be done about it?

Kevin J. Cross, MD | Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, July 11, 2023

There are numerous signs of aging skin around the eyes that are best corrected with a procedure such as blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.


What questions should you ask your plastic surgeon during the consultation?

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The consultation is an opportunity to ask your plastic surgeon questions, and many patients find that the answers to these questions help to inform or refine their goals.


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