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The Key To A Long And Healthy Life Is To Maintain Your Ideal Body Weight

The aging process isn’t for the faint of heart. The numerous changes that occur aren’t always fun. As a plastic surgeon who has to deal with these changes, I have a unique perspective that few have the privilege to experience. We can talk about eating properly, getting regular exercise and avoiding drugs, alcohol and sun, but the number one thing you can do to ensure a long and healthy life is to maintain your ideal body weight. This sounds simple […]

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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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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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Mommy Makeover Trendy In Austin-

Mommy Makeover – Trendy In Austin, Texas

“I gave my body to my babies and now I want it back!” This was a wonderfully salient comment in a recent email inquiring about the procedure called mommy makeover, trendy in Austin and elsewhere. Austin, Texas is a young town. It’s one of the most coveted cities in the country for millennials who consider the city to be hipster. These young folks generally don’t need face lifts and other procedures designed to manage signs of aging. In keeping with […]

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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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