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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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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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