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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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The Perfect Pucker

Appearances can be very important in the Austin job market especially when it comes to some of the finest details—like lips.   With hyaluronic acid injectable filler, I am able to add fullness in younger patients that have never had full lips or even replace lost volume that occurs with age and maturity. What I have found with regards to lip augmentation in Austin is that most women seeking fuller, luscious lips—want a more natural appearance that does not look “overdone”.  … Continue Reading

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Are Facial Cleansers and Toners Important?

Frequently, my patients ask me what is the purpose of using a facial cleanser and toner when choosing a skin care regimen in Austin.  I think of it like this—if you are using the bare essentials of the Non-Negotiables—a cleanser and toner further the effectiveness of these products be restoring this skin’s pH balance.  After all, if you choose to invest in quality skin care—then a quality cleanser and toner are very important. Should I use a facial cleanser and … Continue Reading

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How Do Plastic Surgeons Minimize Scarring?

At my plastic surgery practice, I understand how important scars are to patients, whether it is cosmetic or a reconstructive procedure. It is really important for patients to understand that as a board-certified plastic surgeon, I am trained to place incisions in the lines of skin tension, which can help scars to heal well.  In addition, I am trained to minimize tension when closing an incision and to close it in a layered fashion.  All of these techniques are great— but … Continue Reading

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Would You Try to Push a Water Balloon through a Buttonhole?

What is a Keller Funnel™ anyway? It is a cone-shaped, nylon device that allows me to use a no-touch delivery technique, which is believed to reduce capsular contracture, a painful complication associated with breast augmentation procedures. When I perform a breast augmentation in Austin, I want to minimize trauma to the breast implant when I am placing this in the breast.  The best way to do this gently with great care is to use the Keller Funnel™.  The funnel has … Continue Reading

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