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A new minimally invasive treatment to get you ready for the holidays

Francisco Canales, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Friday, November 15, 2019

Now that the holidays are quickly upon us, how do we look great at the holiday party on very short notice? Luckily, there are several new aesthetic options that don't require surgery or significant downtime.


How long does Botox last?

Smita Ramanadham, MD | West Orange, NJ Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Don't we wish Botox lasted forever? Unfortunately, it doesn't. In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months, but every patient is different.


What's so special about Retin-A?

Laura Figura, MD | Erie, PA Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Retin-A, or Tretinoin, is a form of vitamin A that was developed at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s. One of the most successful patents of all time, it revolutionized topical skin care and still has great utility today.


Answers to common questions about breast reconstruction

Michelle De Souza, MD | Overland Park, KS Friday, November 1, 2019

Breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients has been an option for several years. Unfortunately, it is not usually talked about in conversations about mastectomies and lumpectomies.


How can plastic surgeons help treat thumb arthritis?

Loree Kalliainen, MD, FACS | Providence, RI Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hand surgery is one of many components of plastic surgery training. Many plastic surgeons incorporate hand surgery into their practices, some completing hand fellowships and focusing solely on hand surgery.


Understanding your options for breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Kelly Sullivan, MD, FACS | Annapolis, MD Tuesday, October 15, 2019

It is important to remember that if faced with a breast cancer diagnosis, you will have choices on how, and if, you would like to reconstruct your breasts following removal of the cancer.


Frequently asked liposuction questions

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Friday, October 11, 2019

Liposuction can help boost confidence by eliminating stubborn areas of fat that never seem to go away no matter how much you diet or exercise.


What is the 'side boob' trend and how can plastic surgery help you achieve it?

Roy Kim, MD | San Francisco, CA Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The most sought-after trend in breasts? Side boob. The look is getting more attention in the media, but how do you achieve it?


Taking the mystery out of Botox and dermal fillers

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Friday, October 4, 2019

According to the latest plastic surgery statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were approximately 7.4 million injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) and 2.6 million dermal filler injections in 2018.


How reliable are online reviews for plastic surgery?

Heather Furnas, MD, FACS | Santa Rosa, CA Tuesday, October 1, 2019

While a doctor's website is often reliable, there is nonetheless the potential for bias, so patients often rely on online reviews to offer "social proof."


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