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16
Jul

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome! I am a plastic surgeon. I am a mother of three.  I have been in solo private practice for 15 years. I did my plastic surgery training at Stanford,

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22
Feb

Meet ASAPS Amy, “Keep the baby, lose the bump”

The Aesthetic Society has started a new campaign to educate women on what options they have. They created an animated woman “ASAPS Amy.” (ASAPS is the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Society,

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15
Feb

Infections with Cosmetic Surgery. What you need to know. (Journal time)

This was a study of 129,000 patients. (yes. 129 thousand) looking at surgical site infections. It was a prospective study from 2008-2013.  They looked at infections which required a trip

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8
Feb

Tummy Tuck After Major Weight Loss – don’t forget the pubic area. Journal time.

When you have major weight loss (50-100 pounds), your skin is loose on your abdomen and tummy tucks are common. When doing the tummy tuck, it is important to also

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1
Feb

Can a breast reduction help you work and produce more? Journal Time!

Not sure if this is a good thing to mention or not, because most women I know are multi-tasking and working a ridiculous amount already, BUT here it goes, “Increased

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25
Jan

Journal Time: Can You Put in a Shaped Gummy Bear Implant Through the Armpit or Areola Safely?

Breast implants have more shapes than before. The style 410 gummy bear implant is shaped anatomically like a breast. It is slightly firmer (requiring a slightly larger incision), and it

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18
Jan

Journal time: Skin rejuvenation and volume around the eye and mouth

This month’s issue January 2017 of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal had another article about fat grafting to the areas around the mouth and eye. And ready for this? drumroll….. It

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4
Jan

New silicone gel implants? INSPIRA. high cohesive gel meets high fill ratio.

They are always trying to improve on implants. A new silicone gel round implant came out from Allergan. It is called INSPIRA. Why did they want to improve on silicone

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23
Nov

What is the snoopy or waterfall breast deformity? (HINT: it involves breast tissue and breast implants)

Snoopy is not just a cute cartoon dog. The Snoopy Deformity (also known as the waterfall deformity) is when you have natural tissue which falls off the breast implant, leaving

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16
Nov

Acne care. PART TWO. What are products you should use or avoid?

Again, I am not a dermatologist. See my prior blog on acne for basic tips. Irritation is bad. You do not want to scrub, use harsh treatments, or poke and

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9
Nov

Acne Care Part One. Prevent issues which will make you want to see a plastic surgeon. Basic tips. PART ONE

So I am NOT a dermatologist.  If you have tough acne, please see a dermatologist. But I do see a lot of people who are trying to fix issues which

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