Westlake Plastic Surgery Blog

natural plastic surgery - the new trend

Welcome To The Era Of Natural Plastic Surgery

Our eyes see the unexpected and accept it as what is normal or what looks normal after expert plastic surgery. This is what natural plastic surgery is all about – looking the way it is supposed to look. Like Mother Nature did good work indeed. “Natural plastic surgery results” is the marching order of the day for thousands of plastic surgeons making America beautiful. That request has come from the general population who have had to endure some pretty bizarre […]

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diversity in plastic surgery

Men, Women, And Everyone In Between – Diversity In Plastic Surgery

I take great pride in having a practice that celebrates the diversity in plastic surgery. Because of this diversity, I learn just as much from my patients as they do from me. I’ve seen men, women, and everyone in between. With every person that steps through my door, I become that much better at relating with the next. One of the more common patient profiles I see is that of undiagnosed gynecomastia. A young man recently came to my office […]

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Top Reasons Larger Implants for Breast Augmentation

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider Larger Implants For Breast Augmentation

Anatomy — Larger implants may work better with your anatomy. A breast augmentation is not just about your breasts. Choosing a size that works with your proportions, even if it’s larger than you had anticipated, can powerfully change your body’s overall shape. You may have narrow, widely separated breasts with a big distance between them. The only way to fill in the gap is to use large enough breast implants. Implants that are too small for your body type can […]

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What are Some Problems with Larger Breast Implants?

Breast implant size and likelihood of complications are directly related: the larger the implants, the greater the chances of experiencing a host of complications like implant rippling, stretching of the skin, bottoming out, “uniboob”, asymmetries and many others. Based on extensive personal experience with breast enhancements, my rule of thumb is that any implant larger than 350cc is considered a larger implant. There are a number of considerations that can help your surgeon decide what is best for you—the size […]

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break your nose after a nose job

Is It Possible To Break Your Nose After A Nose Job?

Is it possible to break your nose after a nose job? It sure is. Look at this picture of my patient 2.5 years after her nose job. She had been kayaking and was struck by a wayward paddle. Judging from the injury, it must have been quite a blow: the nose fractured and the nasal bone moved to her left while the tip stayed in the middle. If I had been present when this happened, I would have simply reduced […]

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asymmetric breasts

Asymmetric Breasts: They Are Sisters, Not Twins

I have treated thousands of women for various breast conditions and it wasn’t until recently that I learned how best to answer a patient when she asks why her breasts are not identical. While all humans value symmetry, there is nothing about the human body that is naturally perfectly symmetrical: eyes at different heights, the jaw tilted to one side, legs varying in length, and asymmetric breasts differing in size and shape. Mother Nature created beauty in humans, but it’s […]

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