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More Women Opting for Preventive Mastectomy

Like Angelina Jolie, many women are faced with the decision of mastectomy in order to prevent or reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.   A preventive mastectomy is similar to a mastectomy in a woman that has breast cancer but is different in that this procedure is performed in women who currently do not have breast cancer but are thought to have an increased risk for the development of breast cancer in her lifetime.  In Jolie’s case, she had a … Continue Reading

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The Mommy Makeover for Body Renovation

I recently wrote an article for Austin Beauty Guide regarding the “Mommy Makeover” for Body Renovation. With Mother’s Day around the corner, family members are scouring stores looking for the perfect gift. Yet, the gift that some moms are hoping for can’t be found in a mall or online. More women are consulting with plastic surgeons about “mommy makeovers” to find a way to get back to their pre-pregnancy state to recapture their self-confidence. Combining surgical and some non-surgical interventions, … Continue Reading

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Questions to Ask Your Austin Plastic Surgeon

In seeking Botox or filler, facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation in Austin or any other city, I feel it is important for patients to ask questions.   Many times, a patient does not know where to start with regards to questions for a medical professional.  I see this many times in my own family when my parents see their physicians or my sister takes my niece and nephew to their pediatrician.  Fortunately, the American Society of Plastic Surgery has created … Continue Reading

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Cosmetic Surgery in Austin Can Be Safe in the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recently, I have had several young patients in Austin that desire plastic surgery and yet, these patients come to me uncertain if they can undergo procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tuck.  In Austin, we are lucky to have a tight-knit medical community where physicians collaborate to provide quality care to our patients.  In a disease, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, a number of medications can be used life-long to help prevent episodes known as “flare-ups” so that these patients have a … Continue Reading

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Top 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Correlate with Mommy Makeover in Austin

In reviewing the 2012 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics as published by the ASPS, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck procedures were in the top 6 procedures for last year.  Similarly, we have seen these trends here in Austin plastic surgery.  Frequently I am asked if all of these procedures can be performed at the same time—and the answer is yes—the “Mommy Makeover.”   I like to look at it as the “getting your body back” procedure.  Having kiddos can alter the … Continue Reading

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