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Why is smoking so bad before cosmetic surgery?

Smoking and cosmetic surgery do not go well together.  Certain procedures are less susceptible to wound healing problems than others but the reasons for stopping are clear. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. The nicotine causes constriction or tightening of the blood vessels. What this means is that less blood makes it… Read More »

Injectable treatments don’t have to be bruising

If you’re investing in Juvéderm® to plump your skin or Botox® to relax your lines and furrows, you will want to look your best as soon as possible, which means avoiding the bruising that can be a normal side effect of these treatments. Bruising occurs when injectable treatments injure your capillaries, causing them to leak… Read More »

Getting the Most from Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox® or Dysport®, can be called the cautious woman’s (or man’s) facelift. Like other drugs that are now common household names, the effects of this neurotoxin were discovered by accident. Botulinum toxin was first used in the late 60s as a treatment for crossed eyes. Although the treatment worked well,… Read More »

How about that? Georgia woman arrested for performing cosmetic procedures without a license

A 28 year old Georgia woman has been arrested for performing various cosmetic and weight loss procedures on patients without a license. According to CBS News, Kristie Johnson owned the Omni Medical Center in Peachtree City for eight months before relocating the business to Douglasville. Several clients filed complaints after they received treatments including injections… Read More »

Can a Plastic Surgeon remove C-section scars?

According to WomensHealth.gov, the most common surgery undergone by women in the U.S. is childbirth by cesarean section – also known as c-section surgery. While many of these surgeries result in barely noticeable, horizontal scars below the underwear line, there are times when large, raised, discolored, painful or even vertical scarring happens. The good news… Read More »

Capsular Contracture Research

No … Unfortunately I cannot report a big breakthrough in this difficult problem, but I can report that we are making progress in understanding the mechanism. I just returned from a Scientific Summit hosted by Mentor, which is the main breast implant manufacturer in my opinion. The subject of capsular contracture was discussed in detail,… Read More »

Treatment of Capsular Contracture

We know that breast capsular contracture is a thickening and shrinkage of the scar tissue that surrounds all breast implants. This shrinkage causes the breast implant to become compressed, hard and misshapen. Conservative Treatment: This is non-operative treatment. The patient is advised to push the breast implant in an effort to stretch out the shrinking… Read More »