Archive for May, 2012

Common Breast Augmentation Concerns

Are silicone implants dangerous? Once deemed as unsafe, silicone breast implants were reintroduced to the market with the approval of the FDA in November of 2006. Since then, silicone implants have grown in popularity and remain supported by the FDA as a safe and effective device when used as intended. What do breast implants feel […]

Scar Care and Reduction After Cosmetic Surgery

Scarring after cosmetic surgery like breast lift, tummy tuck and arm lift procedures is simply inevitable. Wherever an incision is made, a scar will form. Luckily, there are ways to reduce the appearance of scars after cosmetic surgery. Laser Treatment for Scars Although many cosmetic or plastic surgeons do not include laser treatment for scars […]

Tobacco Use and Cosmetic Surgery

It is a well-known fact that cigarette smoke stains our teeth, prematurely ages our skin and can lead to cancer, but there are other reasons we do not recommend that our cosmetic surgery patients smoke. Smoking has a serious impact on the results of your cosmetic surgery. Consequently, you may have noticed that most candidates […]

Laser Skin Resurfacing for Age Spots

Age spots; those ugly brown indicators of skin maturity. We hate them and their partners in crime, wrinkles. Unfortunately, our skin is an unforgiving, historical record of exposures. Exposure to chemicals, exposure to trauma and exposure to sun. Most brown spots are skin stains caused by sun damage and the first line of defense is […]