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What is the Keller funnel and how it is used in breast enhancement?

The Keller funnel is a cone shaped plastic sleeve that is used to facilitate the insertion of silicone breast implants. The incisions for saline implants are quite small (usually about an inch or so) because they are inserted beneath the breast in a deflated state and then filled by the surgeon. Silicone implants, however, are pre-filled so the incision required is considerably larger to ensure that the implant can be inserted without too much trauma. The Keller funnel allows the […]

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What is “Internal Work” During a Rhinoplasty or Nose Job?

Westlake Plastic Surgery nasal work has two basic components. The first is the external or outside of the nose and the second is the internal or inside of the nose. Usually the outside of the nose is manipulated to enhance the general appearance while the internal nose is changed to ensure normal breathing. Often work on both components is necessary for the best outcome. The most common request for the external nose is a hump reduction or tip refinement. Most […]

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What is Gynecomastia Tissue Made Of?

What is the difference between normal chest tissue and gynecomastia chest tissue? It’s important to be aware that the term gynecomastia refers to the appearance of the chest area: it’s not determined by examining the tissue composition of the chest. There is no specific test to diagnose gynecomastia, but simply put, it is the appearance of a female-like chest in a male due to excess tissue. Each case is unique: some men may have obvious breasts while many others may […]

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Lifestyle Lift Shuts Down Many of Its Businesses, Considers Bankruptcy

This is the best news I have heard in years. As you may recall, this scam essentially marketed miraculous results of facial plastic surgery, but without the surgery, anesthesia or wait. It sounded wonderful, and the before and after photos on TV where phenomenal. The problem is that it was simply too good to be true. It’s impossible to achieve those results without surgery, anesthesia and downtime and risk. I have been telling patients for years to avoid this gimmick […]

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What is the Most Common Cause of Puffy Nipples After Gynecomastia Surgery?

The two visual problems with gynecomastia are the exaggerated size and shape of the chest area and the appearance of puffy nipples. The latter problem is perhaps the most embarrassing and humiliating aspect of gynecomastia because the appearance of nipples in men is considered a feminine trait. There are many ways men try to deal with this issue, from shrugging their shoulders, wearing compressive shirts or multiple shirts, to stimulating them to contract or worst of all, using tape to […]

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What are the Best Breast Implants?

Currently, the two types of breast implants available on the American market are the saline and the silicone variety. If you ask breast implant manufactures which implants they sell most, it will be silicone. In my practice, nearly 95 percent of the breast implants that I use are of the silicone variety. Without a doubt, the silicone implants offer a more natural feeling breast. Compared to saline implants, they have fewer potential complications, such as implant palpability or rippling. Ask […]

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