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Liposuction Abdominoplasty – a new advance in the technique for tummy tucks

The tummy tuck procedure has evolved and improved since the procedure was first tried in 1899. The standard technique, which has been with us for about 30 years, consists of a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen. The skin and fat is lifted up off of the muscle. The belly button is saved by cutting… Read More »

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

This society will be holding its annual meeting from May 2 – 7, and Dr. Silverton will be attending. This is the premier society for cosmetic plastic surgery in the world. Membership has strict rigorous requirements. To be a member the candidate has to satisfy all the following criteria; Must be a plastic surgeon Must… Read More »

The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2008

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery keeps a record of all cosmetic surgery statistics. According to figures recently released the top 5 procedures in 2008 were; 1. Breast Augmentation (355,671 procedures) 2. Liposuction (341,144 procedures) 3. Eyelid surgery (195,104 procedures) 4. Rhinoplasty (152,434 procedures) 5. Abdominoplasty (147,392 procedures)

Can BOTOX make you happier?

Psychologists have long thought that the simple act of smiling actually makes you feel better. Now scientists have reported to the British Psychological Society that if you cannot frown and put on an angry or sad expression that you might not actually feel as angry or sad. They tested one group of patients who had… Read More »

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics for 2008

Here are some interesting facts as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I am a member of this society. From 2007-2008, there was over a 12 percent decrease in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures decreased by 15 percent, and nonsurgical procedures decreased by almost 12 percent. The top five… Read More »

Why I prefer the peri-areola incision choice

1. The scar is usually better. It is camouflaged at the brown to regular skin color junction. It hardly ever becomes keloid. I have seen the incision under the breast get keloid more often. The incision under the breast is in plain skin and therefore shows more clearly – at least until it fully matures,… Read More »

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

This is part of an article on the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s website; “There were 456,828 liposuction procedures performed in 2007, the latest data available, an increase of 13% from a year earlier, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. To perform liposuction, a practitioner must be a doctor, but isn’t required… Read More »

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