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Med spa treatments to consider if your plastic surgeon is booked

Brian Kobienia, MD | Plymouth, MN Friday, May 20, 2022

With an increased demand for surgical facial procedures, many board-certified plastic surgeons find their surgical schedule completely booked out for several months. People looking for a quicker fix for signs of aging can and should consider nonsurgical aesthetic treatments.


Facial feminization surgery improves gender dysphoria in trans women

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, April 28, 2022

Facial feminization surgery is a combination of procedures designed to soften the facial features and feminize the face. There are many procedures that are available to feminize the face.


When is the right time to consider a breast reduction?

Kevin J. Cross, MD | Philadelphia, PA Friday, April 22, 2022

Breast reduction is a common goal for patients who feel that their large breasts are affecting their personal or professional life in a negative way. It is also a good option for patients whose breast size is causing them physical discomfort, like back pain or neck strain.


The perfect pair: Your research and your plastic surgeon's advice

Frank E. Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Doctors love informed, empowered patients. For the best plastic surgery results, patients should do their own homework but come to their consultation with an open mind to discuss their options and hear what their plastic surgeon thinks will be the best approach.


What is LED light therapy and what are the benefits?

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, April 8, 2022

LED light therapy is mainly focused on skincare, promoting anti-aging effects and reducing inflammation. The purported benefits include an increase in the amount of collagen in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other stigmata of aging.


Brotox: What is it and why is it popular?

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Cosmetic procedures aren't just for women anymore. More men are now turning to Botox to help boost their confidence, sex lives and careers.


What's new in plastic surgery? A move toward individuality, not celebrity

Drew J. Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, March 9, 2022

In past years, it was not uncommon for people to see the changes in their favorite celebrities after a plastic surgery and think about how they would look with the same changes and procedures.


Is it time for a breast implant exchange?

Sean T. Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Today's silicone gel and saline breast implants are long-lasting devices. However, no breast implant is a lifetime device.


Spider vein treatment – now you see them, now you don't

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Eric Shiah, BA | Boston, MA Friday, February 25, 2022

If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, there are several options available to treat them.


Four questions to ask before you consider body contouring

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Whether you have achieved a significant weight loss goal, are struggling with separated abdominal muscles or are simply looking to fine-tune your workout results, you may be considering body contouring treatments.


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