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28
Oct

When can I travel after plastic surgery?

I clearly have an active patient population.  Many people travel to come have surgery.  For others, work or vacation, my patients like to get out of town a lot.  So

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5
Feb

cool gadgets to keep you fit

Yes I am a plastic surgeon, but I am not all about surgery.  Keeping fit is the best thing you can do.  A healthy body is a beautiful body. I

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28
Apr

pregnancy and weight – BMI, gestational diabetes, and your baby

Being overweight isn’t good for pregnancy. We all “know” this, but a study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology came out which looked at 23,000+ women in different countries.  They showed weight is an issue by itself. We know obese and overweight women have a higher rate of pregnancy related gestational diabetes.  Gestational […]

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11
Mar

People magazine stars: “How I lost the weight…”

I get People magazine at my office.  Yes, yes. I admit.  I flip through it.  A guilty pleasure I am sure.  It is a bit of “plastic surgery” research though as well. This will be a quick post, but The March 8 2010 issue had on the front cover, Nicole Eggert. “How I lost 15 […]

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26
Feb

Exercise during Pregnancy and baby weight

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feb 2010 published a study out of Norway looking at exercise, BMI, and baby birth weight. Findings? They looked at 43000+ women aged 15-49 who were pregnant with a single fetus.  The women’s exercise was walking jogging, biking, weight training, aerobics, etc.  They averaged 6 times a month for the first half […]

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18
Feb

After pregancy- Skin tightening without surgery?

If only unicorns were real.  I hear patients say all the time “I can tone that skin up later when I start to exercise again.”  Ug.  I am the poor girl who has to correct them.  I have to tell them that unicorns and faries are not real.  I wish you could retighten the skin. […]

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7
Jan

Can you get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Short answer: Yes. You can get pregnant after a tummy tuck.  That being said, every plastic surgeon you meet will tell you to tuck after babies.  Why? Well, what makes you want to get a tummy tuck now? You are likely stretched out, hanging or loose skin, loosened muscles, and maybe stretch marks. When we […]

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2
Dec

Wintertime- It’s SKIN season! What is baby friendly?

Ah. I just wrote a blog on my website about skin products. Winter is a fantastic time to clean up your skin.  Shorter days, less sun… But many of  those lovely products which help with wrinkles and ridding of pesky pigment in your skin (which while pregnant likely got worse.)… many of those products you […]

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4
Nov

C section and tummy tuck. Can I get a 2 for 1?

I get asked this question a lot.  “Why can’t I do a tummy tuck when I get a Csection?” Sounds good. Some people look at me like, duh, why haven’t you thought of this? Anyone who has been pregnant knows their body is not normal at the end of pregnancy. During pregnancy your blood volume grows […]

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