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Spring Time Spike in Austin Cosmetic Surgery

KLBJ News Radio’s Perry Watson recently interviewed me about the recent spike in spring time Austin cosmetic surgery procedures.  Consistent with the trends of the 2012 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery and Minimally-Invasive Procedures, we have seen an increase in women seeking breast augmentation and lift procedures in preparation for the summer months.  We have also seen an increase in both men and women seeking liposuction contouring of the waistline to improve the undesired “muffin-top” or “love-handle” areas.  Despite Austin being … Continue Reading

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Tired of Brown Spots?

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is a unique brightening formula that addresses the appearance of dark spots and has become an integral part of our skin care program in Austin. Lytera works beautifully for all skin types, contains highly effective antioxidants, and serves as a mild exfoliant. It is available without a prescription. Effective in reducing the appearance of: • Age spots • Freckles caused by the sun • Photoaging • “Pregnancy mask” • Dark spots When clinically tested, women who … Continue Reading

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There’s an App for That!?

Allergan, the manufacturer and distributor of Juvederm XC has launched an iPad and iPhone App that helps patients to visualize what filler can look like to treat the area of the smiles lines.  This has become a truly excellent way for patients to visualize what this change will appear like using his/her own photos and I have found that this puts to rest many of the fears that patients have when it comes to facial fillers.  Both Hayley RN and … Continue Reading

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Silicone Implants Dominate Market

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article regarding the comeback of silicone gel implants.  Statistics released Tuesday by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 2012 showed that 72% of the 330,631 breast augmentation procedures in the U.S. used silicone implants, while 28% used saline, or sterile salt water. This is in contrast to 2006, the year the ban was lifted, when only 19% of procedures used silicone. I have seen this same trend in my practice, where … Continue Reading

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Minimal Downtime with Breast Augmentation

So what is the recovery like for breast augmentation?  In Austin, most of my patients that have breast augmentation surgery on a Thursday find themselves ready to be back to work by Monday or Tuesday. The recovery is actually quite quick and fairly unremarkable.  I use the Keller Funnel™ to minimize trauma to the breast, which reduces swelling and minimizes bruising.  Actually, my patients rarely have bruising after this procedure.  I close the incision with dissolving sutures and a protective … Continue Reading

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