One of the questions I am asked frequently is with regard to what kind of scarring many of the plastic surgery procedures produce on the way to getting the nice improvements from the surgery. Although most patients agree that the pros outweigh the cons, I wanted to offer realistic advice about what scars you can expect from different procedures.
However there are several procedures that don’t get as much press as other cosmetic surgery enhancements because they are specifically done to correct genetic flaws or defects. Otoplasty or “ear pinning” and very targeted liposuction (on the knees, for example) came to mind.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and living in Texas, there can never be enough emphasis placed on this topic. With baby boomers facing the repercussions from not being educated about sun damage in their youth to the “fear factor” some people feel about getting anything suspicious looked at—there is no such thing as too much awareness. It’s not […]
Each doctor has their own style in consultation and patients can be sensitive and vulnerable especially when body image is under the microscope which is why I think it’s very important to immediately establish trust and mutual respect with my patients, whether it’s an initial consult or a long-time patient whose personality and preferences I’ve come to know. There are […]
From my patients I frequently hear things like, “I want to age gracefully, but not so fast!” Or “What can I do to look natural and maintain a youthful look as long as possible?” The answers to these questions are getting easier with the introduction of so many safe, non-surgical injectable products and the refinement of cosmetic surgery procedures. The […]
Preparing a patient physically and emotionally for surgery is an important element to achieving a successful outcome. There are several related health and emotional issues to consider before entering an operating room. General Health: A precise history and physical exam is part of any pre-operative evaluation. Specific clearances or tests from a patient’s primary care physician or a specialist, such […]
These days it is clearly a “buyer beware” atmosphere when it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery. We’re seeing a growing number of patients who are unhappy following cosmetic surgery–due in large part to the prevalence of non-board certified surgeons performing their procedures. Physicians practicing outside of their core specialty are not formally trained in an accredited cosmetic and plastic surgery […]