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Get Your Body Beach Ready with CoolSculpting and CoolTone

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular types of non-surgical cosmetic procedures available, because it is a nonsurgical and noninvasive way to permanently remove body fat. CoolTone is growing in popularity as well, and also uses noninvasive technology to create a beautiful body contour. With the weather growing steadily warmer and summer just around the […]

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Get Your Skin Back in Shape

Taking care of your skin at home isn’t only about slathering on creams and serums. If anything, those can negatively impact the integrity of your skin if the wrong products are used. While under stay-at-home orders, you may have seen your skin suffer from improper care or stress. Now that we’re returning to the office, […]

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What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition impacting almost 50 to 60 percent of all adolescent males and a significant percentage of men over 50. San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery invites current and prospective patients and interested parties to read this short piece providing an overview of this condition. Gynecomastia Overview This medical ailment is an abnormal enlargement of […]

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Your Guide to Injectable Fillers

There are now more ways to look younger than ever. For smooth and youthful-looking skin, injectable fillers are an extremely popular option. Unlike surgical procedures, this form of treatment can be done quickly with virtually no downtime required. If you’ve been considering your options with fillers, then here’s what to know about how you can […]

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The Brazilian Butt Lift: The Ultimate 2-in-1 Procedure

Let’s be honest- who doesn’t want the look of a svelte waist and well-rounded backside? That’s where the Brazilian Butt Lift comes in! This procedure has been on the rise in the last few years, and for good reason. Our patients are loving their new curves & silhouettes. Read on the learn more about how […]

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CoolSculpting at Home: How It Can Harm You

CoolSculpting is a popular cosmetic procedure that decreases fat cells in treated areas of the body. CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. It works by freezing stubborn fat cells which are then removed by the body’s natural processes. When a person gets a CoolSculpting procedure, it uses an applicator that targets and freezes fat cells through patented […]

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Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent? – CoolSculpting Q&A

Men and women tend to carry their body weight in different ways, but with CoolSculpting, a revolutionary, new and non-invasive way to eliminate body fat, amazing results are available for both sexes. CoolSculpting naturally and effortlessly removes unwanted fat pockets that seem impossible for you to reduce. The entire procedure is performed right in the […]

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The Rise of Removal, Replacement, and Revision Breast Implant Surgeries

Breast implant revision surgery is a procedure in which a woman’s breast implants are removed or replaced. Generally, this is done when the patient has a desire to have different size implants or when there are complications that need correcting after a breast augmentation procedure. Whatever the reason, our team at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery […]

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The Difference Between a Breast Lift and a Breast Augmentation

As you age and go through normal life changes, the shape and size of your breasts change. You might find that your breasts droop more than they used to, or that you’re not happy with the volume you have. You might be wondering about the benefits of cosmetic surgery. But what procedure should you be […]

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Your Questions: Answered! Top 7 Questions About CoolSculpting®

Many, is not most, people can relate to stubborn fat remaining in place on their bodies despite their best efforts at diet and exercise. One solution thousands have turned to for this problem is CoolSculpting®. This non-surgical procedure will remove unwanted fat without scars or incisions and there will be no need for extended recovery […]

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Does CoolSculpting® Hurt?: Tips for Effective Aftercare

CoolSculpting® is one of the latest and best options for non-surgical body contouring. Thanks to CoolSculpting and its effective technology, many patients in the San Antonio area find great results with gradual fat reduction. That being said, many patients come to us concerned about pain and discomfort during and after CoolSculpting. Although your treatment area […]

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What to Know About Allergan’s Textured Implant Recall

Recently, global breast implant manufacturer Allergan voluntarily recalled their BIOCELL® textured implants and tissue expanders because of a concerning link between textured implants and a rare form of lymphoma. Dr. Ortegon would like to assure patients that this recall does not affect patients who received Natrelle® smooth implants from a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. […]

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Healing After Breast Augmentation Surgery- What You Should Know

Are you wondering what you will be faced with if you decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery? If you have decided to undergo the procedure, whether it is as a reconstructive procedure or to alter your natural breasts, make sure you know what will happen afterward. The recovery is one of the most important aspects […]

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What is a Mommy Makeover and What’s Involved?

Going through pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can be a beautiful experience for any woman, but it can also permanently change look and shape of their body. This is why many women are choosing to have a mommy makeover performed at SACS in order to feel and look their absolute best. Mommy makeovers are personalized to […]

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The Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an exciting non-surgical fat reduction treatment that has shown excellent results with just a few treatments. With a wide selection of shaped applicators that can hug your unique treatment areas, you can reduce stubborn fatty pockets with quick and easy treatment sessions. And, there are even more benefits of this amazing fat reduction […]

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Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

The recovery stage is one of the most important parts of your breast augmentation procedure. Thanks to the latest innovations in plastic surgery, you can now enjoy the benefits of rapid recovery breast augmentation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ortegon. Rapid recovery breast augmentation means you can return to your lifestyle sooner and with less […]

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New FDA Warning for Breast Implants

Recently the FDA issued a warning that certain types of breast implants are being related to cancer. This surfaced because recently around 500 women have been diagnosed with Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The BIA-ALCL relationship has been researched for many years, but now the FDA is officially warning patients and doctors about […]

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Three Ways To Start Your New Year Off Right

The New Year has started, and we are very excited. It is a time of resolutions and forming new habits. It is also a great time to take care of yourself. We want you to feel and look your best self, so we have broken down some treatments to help you achieve your most desired […]

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What to Expect During Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilin butt lift is on the rise! More and more patients are asking about this procedure to help lift the buttocks for a more youthful, perky behind. Because this procedure uses the patient’s own fat to help augment the buttocks, there are minimal side effects and long-lasting results. However, before undergoing this popular procedure, […]

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Breast Augmentation with Implants vs Fat Transfer

There are two main techniques when it comes to your breast augmentation procedure: Implants or a fat transfer. The two techniques use very different approaches to enhancing your breasts, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Here’s what the two procedure can do: What can a breast augmentation with fat transfer do? A breast augmentation […]

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What Should I Avoid After Breast Augmentation?

Although it might seem simple, recovery after a breast procedure can require following some important after-care instructions to make sure you recovery quickly and successfully. Especially if you undergo implant surgery, there are some things you should be sure to avoid in the days following your surgery. Although you’ll receive full instructions from our office, […]

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Why Natrelle® SoftTouch Implants are Your Best Option

Choosing your implant type can seem like a big and complicated step during your breast augmentation consultation, but one thing that makes it easier is the guidance of your plastic surgeon who can recommend the right one for you. It’s important to know your options, however, and Dr. Ortegon offers the best in latest implant […]

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A Filler for Every Concern: A Guide

With how popular injectable treatments have become, it’s pretty likely that you’ve at least heard of one or two options. It can be overwhelming, though, once you start to look further— that’s because there are a lot of different brands and uses. Dermal filler treatments are constantly evolving with off-label methods and trials, but there […]

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How Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Works

If you’re researching your options for breast augmentation, you probably know that your recovery is the most important part of achieving excellent results. You should know, though, that the rapid recovery breast augmentation method is a highly effective way to get back on your feet after your procedure, without the extended downtime. Here’s what you should […]

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What a Mommy Makeover Can do for You

Childbirth is a joyous experience, however, it can also leave your body with a lot of unwanted changes. Once you know you’re done having kids, you might consider a mommy makeover to get your pre-pregnancy body and confidence back! Here are some of the restoring changes you can expect from your procedure. Tighten loose abdominal […]

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The Right Chemical Peel for You

You have heard about chemical peels and the great, skin-rejuvenating benefits! There are different kinds of chemical peels that specifically treat different skin conditions. Chemical peels can be customized to your skin type and aesthetic needs. The following is a basic guide to chemical peels. Chemical peels generally come in varying ‘levels,’ which indicate the […]

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Natural Breast Augmentation? Look No Further

Many women consider a breast augmentation procedure but are turned off by the idea of foreign material like silicone being placed in the body. While there’s no guaranteed safety with breast implants, they do have an established history of being safe and effective for most patients. However, there’s still a risk of rupture, complication, or […]

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The Options that Come with Your Breast Augmentation

You’ve decided to undergo a breast augmentation. Congratulations! You’re on your way to a new, confident you. However, you should know that the process will come with some decisions that you’ll need to discuss during your consultation. These include decisions that will directly affect your results and the way your new breasts look and feel. […]

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What You Need to Know about The Mommy Makeover

While childbirth can be a new and exciting experience, it can also take a toll on your body. If you are experiencing excess, lax skin, sagging breasts, or stubborn fat deposits, you may be able to benefit from a mommy makeover. This procedure can help to restore your body to its pre-baby figure for a […]

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The Difference Between Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Many people are familiar with plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, but did you know that they are not one and the same? While plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery both involve surgery, they are actually pretty different. Read on to learn more about the differences between these two. Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is done to restore […]

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What Liposuction Really has to do With Weight

Liposuction procedures continually outnumber other body-contouring treatments on an annual basis. This surgical procedure is appealing because it achieves the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. As popular as it is, liposuction may be as widely misunderstood today as it ever has been. What it believed about this or any, the procedure […]

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Want Real Help for Cellulite?

Cellulite has long been a problem that women have sought to solve. The “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” appearance that often develops on the thighs has remained somewhat elusive, even throughout years of intense study. We want to know why cellulite is such a problem! More importantly, we want to know what we can do […]

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Don’t Jump to Conclusions about Dermal Fillers

A graceful aging process isn’t just a dream; it’s something that millions of men and women are now enjoying. The wide variety of laser and light treatments, modern cosmetic surgeries, and injectables have made it easy to manage the signs of aging that have historically caused a great deal of frustration. Seeing that our specialty […]

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Sun Spots Don’t have to be a Dark Cloud over Beauty

If only we knew when we were young that spending all those summers outdoors without sunscreen would come back to haunt us later in life. What we may have done differently. Many adults take excellent care of their skin, washing, and toning and moisturizing and protecting it from the harm of UV rays. These are […]

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An Expiration Date on Breast Implants?

If you are considering breast augmentation, one of your unspoken expectations is that your new look will be your look for life. One of your unspoken questions may be “am I going to have to replace my breast implants every 10 years?” This is an idea that was, at one time, quite widespread. Fortunately, more […]

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What A Woman Wants

Women have a vast number of wants and desires just as they think about how they look and feel on a daily basis. We can find evidence of the empowerment women have gained in the large selection of treatment options aimed at facial and body rejuvenation. Age has become something that women (and men) have […]

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Cosmetic Surgery Targets Specific Concerns for Men

When you look back through history, you will find a great deal of evidence that points to men’s interest in looking good. Like women, men have a certain image of themselves, and this typically involves specific curvature and angles in specific places. Many men learn that such curves and angles, such sculpture, is not always […]

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Jowls: Which Treatment is the Right Treatment?

Jowls. The very word indicates a problem you probably don’t want to live with. The fact is, though, that age robs the face of muscle tone and elasticity. Throw in the dropping of the fat pads in the cheeks, and you have prime conditions for the jawline to become soft, then saggy. There are numerous […]

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Give your Facelift a Gift

If you have had a facelift, or are considering what this procedure could do for you, you receive the amazing gift of beauty. A facelift is a gift from you, to you. That in itself is beautiful. To think of giving your facelift a gift may seem strange, but we’ll explain. To give your facelift […]

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Confused about Gynecomastia? Let’s Get to the Facts!

Let’s just be honest, when a man notices excess breast tissue, it can become incredibly difficult to concentrate on anything, let alone muster the power to understand what’s going on. Gynecomastia is a condition that is becoming more familiar as men are discussing their concerns, and as medicine has developed ways of mitigating the issue […]

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Want Tighter Skin? Take a Look at Titan!

Skin tightening can do wonders for your appearance. As the natural degradation of collagen occurs with age, you may find yourself in the “in-between,” that place where you want look younger but aren’t quite at the point of needing a facelift. Many of the men and women we meet in our San Antonio plastic surgery […]

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What you have to Gain from Breast Reduction

The goal of breast reduction is very clear, to make excessively large breasts look smaller and more natural on a woman’s frame. It sounds easy enough and, on the most technical level, breast reduction surgery is very simple. What isn’t so simple is realizing all that you have to gain when you lose the breast […]

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Swelling after Liposuction: What to Expect and What to do

Today, losing unwanted fat may look a lot different than it did just a decade ago. Many men and women are turning to non-surgical fat-reducing treatments to shed excess circumference. While there are advantages to such treatments, there are also limitations. This is why liposuction continues to be one of the leading cosmetic surgery procedure […]

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Want Fuller Lips? See what you know about Lip Injections!

There are millions of people who would love to feel more voluptuous – about their lips, that is. We see women like Angelina and Kim, or even men like Johnny Depp, with rounded, voluminous lips, and we want the same for ourselves. Well, you can have the volume you want, and you don’t have to […]

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We can help you get ready for Summer

Usually, it is about this time of year when panic starts to set in. Summer is only a few short months away, and that often means a significant jump in Google searches for phrases like “how to lose weight fast.” Let’s not kid ourselves; weight loss is only one of several ways to get ready […]

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What you may not Realize about the Facelift

Many people want to renew their youthfulness by minimizing the effects of time on their face. Lines and wrinkles are one thing, but there are other issues associated with the aging process that may be more challenging. This is why the surgical facelift remains so popular. Using minimally invasive techniques and attention to tiny details, […]

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Important Considerations for Abdominoplasty

Every cosmetic surgery comes with its unique set of pros and cons. Part of your responsibility (and ours) is to know what these are. When you know what you can expect from the process of your elected procedure, you are better equipped to manage your recovery and your long-term results. Here, we want to shed […]

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Need a Lift? Get to know your Options!

Facial aging has been a longstanding concern among men and women of a certain age. Today, we have ways to slow the development of lines and wrinkles – several of them. Still, there comes a point at which most people reach a crossroads. This point may come sooner than you would imagine. At San Antonio […]

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Create your Own Trend!

Do you love browsing magazines to see what celebrities are wearing this season, or how they are wearing their hair? Trends can be incredibly interesting, even tempting. We see how they drive everything from our preference in automobiles to seasonal clothing. What happens without us realizing it is a drive through fashion that dictates what […]

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What To Look For When Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon

Are you thinking about a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure? Great! You are about to take the first step towards becoming the “new” you. But plastic surgery is a big decision, and one you will live with for the rest of your life. Chances are you won’t make it lightly. Your choice of a cosmetic […]

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Beer, Bourbon & Bro-tox

Celebrate FATHERHOOD at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery on June 22nd 5pm – 8:30pm. Come learn about all the latest options available in enhancing your masculinity and slowing down the aging process. We will have live demonstrations, discussions, FREE consultations, FREE botox treatments scheduled at a later date and over $3000.00 in door prizes including KYBELLA, […]

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Gynecomastia And Your Self-Confidence

It’s so great to feel confident, in any situation, anywhere, with anyone. If you are struggling with over-developed breasts, feeling self-confident may be but a wish and a dream, and it’s true – the way you feel about yourself can affect your relationships. Gynecomastia (abnormal breast enlargement) or as it is sometimes called, “man boobs,” […]

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As Summer Approaches, Consider A Brow Lift

In a culture that celebrates youth, many women and men are considering cosmetic procedures to help them maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible. Ideally, your appearance should reflect the way you feel inside. But over time, loss of skin elasticity and repeated muscle contractions combine to move your brow lower onto your […]

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Mother’s Day Open House

Come Celebrate the Joys of being a Mom at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery. We will have live demonstrations with some of newest procedures that help us maintain our super mom image. With Summer around the corner there is no better time than the present to take advantage of all the savings. There will be complimentary […]

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Considering Breast Augmentation? Look No Further…We Are San Antonio’s Best.

Feeling confident, more feminine and “normal,” enhancing self-esteem – these are just a few of the reasons why breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic procedure in the world for women. Since 1961, when the first of the silicone breast implants were created, women have flocked to cosmetic surgeons to request this procedure. Basic silicone […]

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Trending For 2016 – CoolSculpting

If you have a healthy exercise and diet plan in place, but continue to struggle with areas of stubborn deposits of fat, perhaps you should consider one of the most popular new trends in cosmetic procedures, CoolSculpting – a safe, FDA approved, non-surgical, quick and simple way to eliminate stubborn fat. CoolSculpting uses a unique, […]

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Considering Microdermabrasion? Now Is The Perfect Time To Try It!

While there are many non-surgical cosmetic procedures available, microdermabrasion is one of the most popular. It’s a safe and easy, simple and quick clinical exfoliation technique which results in a fresh, glowing look to your skin. Microdermabrasion gently removes the top layer of your skin and is recommended as a way to improve the appearance […]

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Ladies Night – Some like it HOT, Some like it COLD

Ladies Night at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery! We have two fabulous ways to non-surgically remove fat and tone/tighten skin! Coolsculpting and ThermiRF. For one night only we will be offering the biggest savings and specials our office has ever seen! We will have live demonstrations, food, wine, and up 6k in giveaways and door prizes…yes, […]

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Tummy Toning Twosome: Liposuction & A Tummy Tuck

  At San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery, many patients come to us desiring a taut and toned tummy. What do we recommend? The tummy-toning duo consisting of liposuction and a tummy tuck. Both body contouring procedures, liposuction and a tummy tuck are two different approaches to a slimmer midsection. Whereas liposuction removes stubborn fat, a tummy […]

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How to have Taut Skin with ThermiTight

As we age, so does our skin. If tight skin exemplifies youth, loose skin can only age us. As many of us are far too familiar with, as the years pass, our skin’s springy elasticity disappears—leaving slack, saggy skin. This summer, leave lax skin in the past. Dr. Ortegon is pleased to offer ThermiTight. ThermiTight is […]

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Laser Genesis: A Beautifully Vibrant and Healthy Complexion

  For many, the struggle of teenage acne will not be soon forgotten—unfortunately, for some of us, the perils of an imperfect complexion are still all too real. Many patients come to San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery in search of clear skin. In hopes of helping, we often recommend Laser Genesis. Promoting vibrant and healthy-looking skin, […]

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CoolSculpting Wins NewBeauty Award in 2015

If you have been considering liposuction to lose those extra inches and reshape your body, you may not have to undergo surgery just yet. CoolSculpting is an innovative alternative to liposuction, a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that freezes the fat cells to get rid of unwanted fat permanently. CoolSculpting recently won an award from NewBeauty […]

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Enhance Your Figure with Breast Implants

Are you ready for a spring or summer makeover? Now is a great time to consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery, a popular procedure among women who want to enhance their figure and maintain more feminine body proportions. If you are noticing your breasts are sagging or shrinking with age, or you have always been self-conscious […]

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Shape Up for Spring with CoolSculpting

Spring break is right around the corner and if you’re having a hard time working off those stubborn inches after the holidays, talk to Dr. Ortegon about the CoolSculpting procedure. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that can help to smooth out those contours and get rid of those unsightly bulges in problem areas […]

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ThermiTight Can Restore Your Youthful Look without Surgery

  If sagging skin is one of your biggest figure flaws, but you are not ready for skin tightening surgery like a tummy tuck, consider non-surgical alternatives like ThermiTight. ThermiTight is an innovative aesthetic procedure that can tighten and tone the skin from within. It is ideal for addressing problem areas of the face, neck, […]

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Transform Your Look with a Rhinoplasty Procedure

If you are ready for a new look and want to change the shape of your nose, talk to Dr. Ortegon about the rhinoplasty procedure. Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as nose reshaping surgery or simply a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men and women. Even a subtle change in the […]

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How to Get the Best Results from Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

For many women, tummy tuck surgery is the only way to achieve a sleek and sculpted midsection. If you have tummy flab or extra skin after pregnancy or have always had a protruding stomach, no amount of diet and exercise is going to change your body shape. Dr. Ortegon can reshape your midsection with tummy […]

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Take Years Off Your Appearance with a Facelift in San Antonio

Is it time for a makeover? Freshen up your look and say goodbye to those telltale signs of aging with a facelift in San Antonio. This is one of the most popular procedures for patients who are concerned about loose or sagging skin around the face and neck. Facelift surgery can completely transform your appearance […]

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Surgeon General Warning: Stop Tanning to Protect Your Skin

If you’re a frequent tanning bed user or just like to spend a lot of time in the sun, it may be time to break the habit. Health organizations and dermatologists have been issuing warnings about the dangers of UV exposure for years, but the number of skin cancer cases in the United States still […]

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Natural Breast Augmentation: Increase Your Breast Size without Implants

  If you’ve always wanted larger breasts but don’t like the idea of getting implants, talk to Dr. Ortegon about a natural breast augmentation with the fat grafting technique. Dr. Ortegon can use a special technique to increase the size of your breasts by transferring fat from other areas of your body to your breasts. […]

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CoolSculpting Can Help You Lose the Bulge without Surgery

When your usual diet and exercise routine isn’t helping take off those extra inches around your waist, hips, and thighs, a body contouring procedure may be your only option. However, you may not have to go under the knife to improve your figure.

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Treat Yourself to Our Mommy Makeover Special this May

Having children can completely change your body and you might be left struggling to lose those extra pounds and inches. For many women, sagging breasts, a stomach pooch, and stubborn pockets of fat are some of the unwanted side effects of pregnancy. Undergoing a combination of breast and body procedures that can restore your pre-pregnancy […]

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TRANSFORM YOUR SILHOUETTE WITH BODY CONTOURING SURGERY

If you have lost a significant amount of weight or undergone multiple pregnancies, your skin may have become loose or saggy. For many people, loose skin doesn’t just “bounce back” to its original state, and the effects of weight gain and weight loss may have changed your body shape.

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Introducing a New Kind of Dermal Filler: Juvéderm Voluma in San Antonio

Get Beautiful Cheeks Instantly When it comes to dermal fillers, many of them are very similar and often used for the same purposes. You have your hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, and then you have calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers like Radiesse.

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Why Liposuction in San Antonio Is Not For The Lazy

Let’s get one thing straight: Liposuction in San Antonio is not a form of weight loss. There are people who consider liposuction to be a way of cheating the system; losing the fat without the diet or exercise.

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COULD A TUMMY TUCK IN SAN ANTONIO BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

A Tummy Tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure where loose, extra skin and fat cell deposits are removed.

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CHANGE UP YOUR NEWS YEAR’S RESOLUTION BY ACHIEVING YOUR IDEAL BREASTS

Feel more confident and sexy in 2014 with breast enhancement surgery like breast augmentation at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery.

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3 SIMPLE WAYS TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST THIS THANKSGIVING

If you could use a cosmetic boost as we head into this holiday season, here are 3 simple, non-surgical options that can get you looking and feeling your best.

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HOW COOLSCULPTING CAN BE USED TO ELIMINATE UPPER THIGH FAT

We take a closer look at what social media is saying about the thigh gap, and about using non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting to get rid of unwanted fat on the upper thighs.

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IT ALL BEGINS WITH A BEAUTIFUL FACE

How is it that is our faces are such an incredibly important part of who we are as personalities? It all boils down to the fact that the human face is not just about looks, but about personality and emotion

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SCIENCE AND YOUR SKIN CARE REGIMEN

Your plastic surgeon is often the best place to get your skin care products.

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TAKE BACK YOUR BREASTS AFTER BATTLING BREAST CANCER

Breast reconstruction is often the final step in defeating breast cancer.

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RESTORE A BOO-TIFUL FACE WITH LASER VEIN TREATMENT

Learn how to get rid of your facial spider veins.

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THE TOP 5 REASONS BREAST AUGMENTATION IS STILL ON TOP

The top 5 reasons Breast Augmentation has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure for the past 7 years.

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THE NEW “GUMMY BEAR” IMPLANTS

Learn more about the benefits of the new FDA approved silicone gel implants.

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HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER WITHOUT GOING UNDER THE KNIFE

Patients interested in faster results than the standard face lift procedure are looking to the non-surgical alternatives for an immediate and astonishing difference in the youthfulness of their face

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2 CONSIDERATIONS TO DECIDE IF A FACE LIFT IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU

If you’re in the process of exploring whether a facelift is the right solution for you, there are two important sets of considerations. Let’s take a look at each of them.

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WHY A FACE-LIFT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA WHEN DONE EARLIER

One of the common problems many people face as they age is the drooping and sagging that occurs in the face. While most people seek out cosmetic help from a face lift once these issues have already set in at an older age, it has also proven extremely beneficial in preventing signs of aging by having the treatment at a younger age. There are four special benefits that may result from having a preventative face lift.

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Top 3 Myths About Tummy Tucks

  Although it is the top rated procedure when it comes to patient satisfaction, there are still many people who stay away from the tummy tuck because of certain things that they have heard. The truth is, a lot of what we think we know about the tummy tuck is false. Here are the top three misconceptions […]

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10 FACTS ABOUT YOUR BREASTS THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Think you know everything there is to know about your breasts? From bras to breast implants, here are ten things that you may have missed.

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR TYPE OF BREAST IMPLANTS

Silicone or Saline? And A Third Option You May Not Have Considered. Over 300,000 women had a breast augmentation last year and their rave reviews are leading new women to jump in and question: Silicone or Saline? Here is an apples to apples comparison of both implant types to help you make a decision, plus […]

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HOW TO HAVE A SAFE BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentations continue to be the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. With its high patient satisfaction rating, the cosmetic procedure continues to become more and more mainstream. If you are considering breast implants, here are a couple things to help your surgery go smoothly.

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Five Benefits of Natural Breast Augmentation

Have you ever heard of a natural breast augmentation? The chances are that you haven’t yet. Even though breast augmentation with fat grafting has been around for years, it is just now starting to make its way to the mainstream. Fat grafting uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells from other areas of your body (usually […]

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HOW TO MAINTAIN A FLAT TUMMY THROUGH THE SUMMER

Have You Had A Tummy Tuck Recently? If you have recently undergone a tummy tuck, or are just concerned about maintaining a flat belly through the lazy summer months, it is important to keep a couple things in mind.

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Dr. Ortegon Answers Your Tummy Tuck Questions

The tummy tuck has gained a reputation as being the most satisfying cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. However, a procedure of this magnitude often comes with many questions from both those considering a tummy tuck as well as those who have recently undergone the surgery. Dr. Delio Ortegon is our board certified plastic […]

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Do You Know the Facts About Breast Augmentation?

As the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, breast augmentation is constantly finding its way into news headlines and magazine articles. Whether someone is talking about Angelina’s inspirational story, debating whether or not a given celebrity has gotten implants, or simply deciding whether or not to boost their own breasts, it seems as […]

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Why a Tummy Tuck May be Your Answer for the San Antonio Sun

A lot of us have judgments about tummy tucks but the truth is that you can run across Texas each week and stick to a strict diet of water and chicken, but if that extra skin left over after major weight-loss, pregnancy or a number of other reasons lacks elasticity, there is no exercise or […]

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Mentor MemoryShape Breast Implants Get FDA Approval

On June 14, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new silicone-gel breast implant for use in the United States. The MemoryShape Breast Implant will now be available for breast reconstruction and breast augmentations in women at least 22 years old. MemoryShape Cohesive Silicone-Gel Breast Implants MemoryShape is the third cohesive silicone gel […]

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What Angelina Jolie Shows Us About Breast Reconstruction Options

Last month Angelina Jolie reported that she elected to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgeries earlier this year. Her decision was made after she found out that she carried a defective BRCA1 gene, which means she’s at a higher risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Jolie opted to have her surgeries done in […]

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New Study Shows 98 Percent Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Rate

According to a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 98 percent of women say the results of their breast augmentations met or exceeded their expectations. The study was done by ASPS member surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, and the participants […]

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New Study Looks Into Social Media and Plastic Surgery

Social media platforms have completely changed the way people interact with each other and the world around them. A new study published in the May 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that plastic surgeons are not any different. The study looked for patterns in how plastic surgeons used social media, their motivations behind […]

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3 Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

The hard part is over: You did your research, planning, and consultation – then finally had the breast augmentation you were considering for so long. If you’re like most women who get implants, (roughly 300,000 American women each year) then you’re happy with the results. Over time, changes can occur that may lead you to […]

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6 Signs of a Successful Breast Enhancement Procedure

Through clinical studies, plastic surgeons have identified several common benefits of breast surgery, which can serve as markers of overall success. These six signs of success have a profound impact on a woman’s satisfaction and quality of life as it relates to breast surgery. 1. Satisfaction With Breast Shape and Appearance Breast shape and appearance […]

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Why You May Want to Choose Smaller Breast Implants

The popular perception of breast implants revolves around the women who choose a large size. In the 90s, actress Pamela Anderson represented this look, as have many other women working in Hollywood during that time. While implant size is a very personal choice, the large look may be going out of style. Many of today’s […]

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FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Juvederm Voluma XC for Cheek Augmentations

Earlier this week Allergan, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended Juvederm Voluma XC as a safe treatment option for cheek augmentations. The unanimous vote to recommend it by the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, while not binding, will be […]

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Understanding the Latest Lunch Hour Treatments

Quick and Convenient Anti Aging Treatments Are you both time-strapped and bothered by wrinkles? We have injectable treatments that provide a quick and convenient solution for lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by aging. Botox and Fillers in San Antonio San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery offers some of the most popular injectable treatments. Botox® is the most […]

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Want a Flatter Stomach? Follow These 4 Steps

Slimming down the midsection is one of the hardest things to do. Aside from watching what you eat and going to the gym, minor lifestyle changes can work together to enhance your results. Consider these four steps to help get a flatter stomach. 1. Stop Overeating You can prevent overating simply by choosing a small […]

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Male Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Injections Grow in Popularity During 2012

Earlier this week the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) announced their 2012 National Totals for Cosmetic Procedures. Like other statistical releases for 2012 the main focus is on breast augmentation regaining its claim to the most popular surgical procedure in the US. While they might not be as sexy of a topic as […]

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Boosting Your Self Esteem In Time For The Beach

  With the warmer weather in Spring and Summer just around the corner, it’s easy to start seeing the less than desirable features gained over the Winter months. Personal appearance can be a major factor on your self esteem. Aside from difference plastic surgery can provide for your physical features, there are also a number […]

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Breast Augmentation Regains Spot as Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery in U.S.

According to the 2012 stats courtesy of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation has regained its seat as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in America. The frontrunner last year, liposuction, lost its top spot because of a rise in competition from cutting edge noninvasive body sculpting procedures. In addition to the […]

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What Silicone Breast Implants Tell Us About March Madness

  The 7-year story of silicone breast implants might help you win that Final Four office pool. If you’re making “safe” bets on Duke or Louisville this year, remember that certain teams (and medical devices) have a way of coming from behind to win. Take silicone breast implants for example. Just a few years ago, […]

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5 Questions to Consider When Choosing A Cosmetic Procedure

When considering cosmetic surgery, it’s important to do your homework before the consultation with your surgeon. Before you visit our office in San Antonio, Texas, be sure to have asked yourself the following five questions to have an open discussion about your goals. 1. What’s my budget? Plastic surgery has become much more inexpensive than […]

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2012 Cosmetic Procedures Increased By 5 Percent

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), recently released the statistics for the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that were performed in 2012. 14.6 million procedures, including minimally-invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures, were completed in the United States in 2012. This is a five percent rise from the amount done in 2011. Reconstructive plastic surgery also […]

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Allergan’s Natrelle 410 Silicone Breast Implants Wins FDA Approval

Last week, on February 20, 2013, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved another silicone-gel filled breast implant for breast augmentations and breast reconstructions. The Newly Approved Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implant The Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Implants are made by Allergan, Inc. and are approved for breast augmentation procedures for […]

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Sientra’s Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants

Before having a procedure, like a breast augmentation, it’s important for surgeons and their patients to know the full breadth of options available to them. Sientra has been providing surgeons and their patients with a third option for surgeries involving breast implants. Silicone Gel Breast Implants The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved silicone […]

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New Study Shows It’s Safe To Have A Breast Lift and A Breast Augmentation At The Same Time

A breast lift and a breast augmentation can be done safely in one procedure, according to a new study. The study was released in the January issue of the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. How Researchers Determined Breast Augmentation and Lifting Can Be Safely Combined […]

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Looking Beautiful At Any Age WIth Cosmetic Procedures

As our bodies change as we age, so do are expectations about our appearance. These changing expectations are reflected in the most common procedures in various age groups, according to a new info-graphic from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Getting The Appearance You Want Through Cosmetic Procedures For women between the ages […]

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Introduction to Saline Implants

It’s important to know as much as you can before undergoing a procedure like breast augmentation. Which is why knowing your breast implant options will help you and your surgeon choose the right option for your situation. What Is A Saline Breast Implant? A saline breast implant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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Knowing The Costs Associated With Breast Augmentation

Before undergoing your breast augmentation an important step to take with your doctor is discussing the costs and financing of your procedure. Understanding the costs associated with breast augmentation, the insurance implications, and the financing options your surgeon can make available to you is vitally important before you finalize your procedure. Costs of Breast Augmentation […]

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Knowing How To Choose The Doctor For Your Breast Augmentation

Choosing to undergo a breast augmentation is the first of many decisions that will be made before you have the operation. The most important of these decisions is finding a board certified surgeon so you’ll get the best results with your procedure. To narrow your search you can start by going to patient review sites […]

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What You Should Know Before Choosing Silicone Implants

  Knowledge is power, especially when making pre-operative decisions with your doctor. Knowing the differences between the various breast implant options will help you and your doctor make the right implant decisions for you. What Is Silicone And Silicone Implant Texture, Size And Profiles According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a silicone […]

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Choosing Silicone Implants or Saline Implants For The Best Results

The video above provides a quick overview of breast augmentations while focusing on the types of implants used and where implants are placed in the breast. Choosing the Type of Breast Implant For Your Augmentation Goals There are two types of breast implants that can be selected by you and your doctor to get the […]

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Aging Gracefully

While aging happens to all of us, some of the changes to our bodies are less than desirable. Aging gracefully and minimizing the trouble spots is easily achievable. Maintaining Your Skin And Body Many people think that in order to maintain their body they need to spend hours at the local gym, but this isn’t […]

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Facelift Patients Still Look Younger Years Later

According to a UPI release, a new study from the UK and Scotland shows that the benefits of a facelift last more than five years after the procedure. Three-fourths of patients  in the study continued to look younger than they did before the surgery. Even though some areas of the patient’s face showed some signs […]

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A Mommy Makeover Is Made Up of Which Procedures?

A new plastic surgery term has been buzzing recently. The term is Mommy Makeover and it refers to suite of procedures to help recent mothers minimize the effects of pregnancy. Because each woman’s body is different and each woman will experience pregnancy uniquely it is best to discuss your situation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. […]

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New Study Shows Forehead Lift Satisfaction

HealthDay News recently posted a story about forehead lift patient’s satisfaction on the US News website. The statistics come from a German survey, and most patients said they would recommend the procedure to others. What a Brow Lift Is A forehead, or brow, lift is typically used to reduce or remove signs of aging around […]

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New Survey Shows Women Prefer to See Results

In late August the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a new survey showing that 89 percent of women would prefer to see breast reconstruction surgery results before undergoing the procedure themselves. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the ASPS between July 26 and July 30, 2012, and included 1200 […]

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Breast Reconstruction Patient Sharing Her Story

Surviving breast cancer is an ordeal that is not easy to share with other people. Kim Sport is a breast cancer survivor and is sharing her experience with breast cancer and breast reconstruction. In an ABC News report, Sport stated: “I felt it was very, very important to share that experience with other women because […]

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Lip Augmentation, Making A More Youthful Smile

Lip augmentation is a quick and easy procedure that is hard for other people to tell that work has been done. This cosmetic procedure uses injectables to add volume to a patient’s lips and reduce signs of aging around the mouth. Signs of aging around the lips and mouth include decreased lip volume and lip […]

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Jewel’s New Song Raises Money for Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Flower is a new song from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Jewel. The song has been released to raise money and awareness for breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients. Jewel is the national spokesperson for the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. In addition to raising awareness, the song serves to inspire women who may be struggling with […]

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Mommy Makeovers for Middle-Class Moms

Attempting to get back to a pre-pregnancy figure with diet and exercise alone can sometimes not put a dent in the areas that are most greatly effected during a pregnancy. A combination of cosmetic procedures known as the Mommy Makeover is growing in popularity with today’s mothers all across America. Charlotte, North Carolina’s WBTV 3 […]

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Singer-Songwriter Jewel Announced to Be Spokesperson for National BRA Day

In an effort to increase awareness for the breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) organized the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. National BRA Day will be launched on October 17, 2012. The effort includes the U.S. and 20 other countries attempting […]

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Confidence, Information Promotes High Satisfaction in Breast Reduction

In the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a new study was published regarding patient satisfaction after breast reduction surgery. Patient confidence and pre-operative information had a large effect on the patient’s satisfaction with the results. The study also found that surgeons and patients focus on different aspects of the results when determining their […]

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Breast Augmentation Statistics: An ASAPS Infographic

A week ago on July 30, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) posted on their webpage a summary of some of the statistics related to breast procedures. Before the high tech solutions of today, women would use a variety of materials to augment their chests.  Today, 31 percent of women use saline implants […]

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Plastic Surgery More Popular for Men and Mothers

The number of patients pursuing plastic surgery has been steadily increasing in the last few years. This increase is composed of several elements, and these may include patients who make use of credit options, moms responding to their pregnancy changes, and men who want to be more competitive in their work environments. This represents a […]

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First Ever Breast Augmentation with Modern Implants Over 50 Years Ago

The first ever breast implants with modern methods were done in 1962 for a patient named Timmie Jean Lindsey. Originally seeking care for a tattoo removal, her landmark breasts are now still healthy more than fifty years later, according to an article in The Guardian. When Lindsey’s doctor first asked her if she would be […]

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Tips for Choosing the Best Size Breast Implants

While your plastic surgeon will help guide you through the process of picking the best breast implant size, remember that ultimately the decision is yours. Here are a few ways that may help you choose the right breast implant size. Look at before and after photo galleries. This can be a good place to start. […]

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What Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

Options are growing for breast implants. The FDA recently approved the first “gummy bear” breast implant for use in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know about this new type of silicone implant. Why Is It Called a Gummy Bear Implant? The medical term for these devices is “cohesive silicone gel breast implants,” but […]

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Breast Implants Improve Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Sexual Function

Studies have found that breast reduction surgery, along with many other cosmetic surgeries, offers significant improvements to a patient’s quality of life. Recently, some researchers decided to test whether breast augmentation might offer similar benefits. Their results, which have been published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, revealed that breast augmentation can […]

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Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Her Plastic Surgeries

  While the results of plastic surgery are not an uncommon sight on the red carpet, few celebrities are comfortable discussing their procedures in public. However, in a recent episode on her Bravo TV show, 41-year-old talk show host Bethenny Frankel bucked the trend by openly discussing her experiences with cosmetic breast surgery. Frankel had […]

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Tummy Liposuction Can Prevent Skin Cancer in Lab Mice

  Liposuction to prevent skin cancer? It’s been proven to work in laboratory mice, but the head author of a study recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that it’s far from clear whether the same effect may be found in humans. Dr. Allan Conney and his co-authors are calling for […]

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Exercise After Liposuction May Prevent New Fat Development

Plastic surgeons often advise patients to exercise after they’ve recovered from liposuction surgery in order to maintain the results. But can exercise after liposuction prevent looming health risks? A recent study by researchers from the University of São Paulo has revealed that exercise after liposuction surgery can prevent the development of harmful visceral fat. The […]

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Teen Plastic Surgery Trends on The Doctors

  Is it appropriate for a plastic surgeon to perform breast augmentation surgery on his 18-year-old daughter? While many people may balk at the idea, it’s not as unseemly as it sounds. Dr. Michael Niccole, a board-certified plastic surgeon who recently performed breast augmentation on his own daughter, recently appeared with his daughters on ABC’s […]

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Jewel Selected as Spokesperson for National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and breast cancer advocate Jewel has been appointed as the official spokesperson of National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, which is set for October 17, 2012, according to a recent press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. BRA Day is a joint effort between the ASPS and the Plastic Surgery […]

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Brazil Tightening Breast Implant Rules

Brazil is one of the major world centers for plastic surgery, but some of the country’s regulators fear that the country lacks sufficient mechanisms to ensure the safety of breast augmentation patients. According to a recent article by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Brazilian regulators are bringing new rules in place that will […]

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Allergan’s Botox and Breast Implants Endure European Austerity

Sales in Botox and breast implants are accelerating in Europe despite the continent’s economic crisis, according to the chief executive of US pharmaceutical company Allergan. Despite high rates of unemployment and widespread austerity measures, it seems that southern Europeans in particular place cosmetic enhancement high on their priority lists. Recent statistics released by the International […]

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How to Talk About Plastic Surgery

If someone you know has had plastic surgery, what should you say? Is it possible to mention their new appearance without causing offense? As Reuters correspondent Mary M. Mitchell points out, these are very important questions in today’s workplace, where four separate generations work side-by-side. There can be many widely different views on plastic surgery […]

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Chinplants: The Fastest Growing Plastic Surgery Trend?

Chin augmentation is the top-trending plastic surgery, according to new statistics released earlier this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The procedure, which involves using facial implants to enhance the appearance of the chin, is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend in the United States. The statistics indicate that the number of […]

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Leftover Fat from Surgery Provides Wealth of Data to Researchers

  Most plastic surgery patients don’t consider what happens to the leftovers from their procedures. However, according to a thought-provoking article in the UK Telegraph, leftover fat extracted through tummy tuck surgery and similar procedures has emerged as a boon to medical researchers and specialists. These surgical leftovers are helping doctors develop new insights. According […]

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Nearly 2/3 of Moms Say Body Image Worsened After Giving Birth

  The appearance of a new child in the world is cause for joy and celebration, but the actual process of childbirth can wreak havoc on the appearance of a woman’s body. Sagging breasts, excess skin, and new fatty deposits are common after giving birth, and these can often result in worsened body image. Recent […]

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Experimental Breast Implant Deters Cancer Cells

  What if a breast implant could deter the recurrence of breast cancer? Researchers at Brown University, who dared to ask whether nanotechnology could benefit breast reconstruction patients, have created a breast implant that may one day revolutionize the field of breast reconstruction. Their results have been published in the journal Nanotechnology. According to ScienceDaily, […]

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Can Breast Augmentation Scars Be Avoided?

Despite numerous advances in breast augmentation techniques over the past several decades, it’s inevitable that plastic surgery will result in scarring somewhere on the body. Every year, over 300,000 women who make decisions about their augmentation – including implant type, size, and placement – must also decide where the knife may fall. A recent feature […]

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3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant Approved for U.S. Market

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New Study Surveys the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery, a procedure that corrects overly large breasts, is often employed as a means of aesthetic improvement. However, many people don’t know that the surgery can also provide a wealth of physical and psychological benefits to women. A study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which involved a survey of […]

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“Preventative” Botox Among Patients in their 20s

Botox is among the most popular cosmetic procedures in America, but it seems that its wrinkle-reducing properties aren’t just limited to people 35 and older. A recent article on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) website indicates that a growing number of people aged 19 and 34 is pursuing “preventative Botox.” While there […]

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Plastic Surgery On the Rise Despite Struggling Economy

Despite a precarious American economy and ongoing uncertainty about our nation’s future, the plastic surgery industry has continued to grow, according to statistics released earlier this month by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). According to these figures, 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures (which include both surgical and minimally invasive techniques) were performed […]

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More Seniors Seeking Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures

Traditionally, cosmetic procedures have been considered suitable pursuits of the young and middle-aged, not the elderly. However, with the aging of the baby boomer generation and a greater variety of minimally invasive procedures, there has been a rising number of seniors consulting with plastic surgeons and pursuing medical rejuvenation. Based on statistics released by the American Society for […]

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Eyelift Vastly Improved British Woman’s Vision

Hooded eyelids, otherwise known as heavy-lidded eyes, are a widespread condition that obscures the natural crease in the eyelid. Many celebrities with hooded eyelids, like Madonna, Faye Dunaway, and Renée Zellweger, have benefited from their unique appearance. Unfortunately, however, hooded eyelids can create problems for some people who find their vision obscured by drooping skin. […]

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Which Laser Therapy is Right for Me?

Facial rejuvenation once required patients to undergo dermabrasion and similar treatments. While many people benefit from these procedures, they aren’t right for everyone. Fortunately, with the advent of new laser therapies, skin treatments can be accomplished with nothing more than focused bursts of light. From wrinkles and spider veins to blemishes and scars, lasers have […]

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6 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

After your breast augmentation surgery, you’ve probably had some time to rest at the clinic, but now it’s time to go home. What comes next? While you have a conversation with your doctor about your recovery, here are some important things to keep in mind for the weeks ahead: 1. The healing diet. Vitamin C, […]

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Maintenance Facelifts Produce Longest-Lasting Results in Younger Patients

Facelifts are a popular cosmetic option among middle-aged and older patients attempting to recapture a look of youth and vitality. According to a new study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, however, it seems that younger patients reap the best results from what’s being called “maintenance facelifts.” Facial Rejuvenation Among Younger Patients An earlier study had […]

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Cosmetic Tourism Poses Serious Risks

In these tough economic times, it’s easy to understand the appeal of cosmetic tourism, but with lower prices come greater risks in clinics overseas. According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, complications arising from botched cosmetic procedures have been on the rise in that country, with a 38 percent rise in the number of […]

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A Brief Guide to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

The transaxillary technique in breast augmentation uses an incision in the axilla. The axilla is the space beneath the shoulder through which vessels and nerves enter and leave the upper arm. It’s commonly known as the armpit. If you’re considering breast enhancement, you might think this technique is appealing because the incision (and scar) is […]

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Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer Shown Effective in Study

New research has shown laser surgery for skin cancer may help treat some precancerous skin growths, according to the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. In cases where radiation therapy or excision surgery are not possible, your plastic surgeon may be able to employ the use of a carbon dioxide laser to treat the growth. This […]

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Detecting Melanoma with New Technology

A new device to detect early stages of melanoma may help patients with some skin cancers, according to WebMD. The device, called MelaFind, helps doctors in detecting melanoma and judging whether a biopsy may be necessary. The MelaFind works by scanning the surface of the skin and analyzing skin lesions it finds. Early findings for […]

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VIDEO: Biggest Loser Contestant Turns Plastic Surgery Patient

After losing a great amount of weight, body contouring may be necessary for some patients, according to KXAN. In an interview with KXAN, plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden discussed body slimming procedures she performed on a noted Biggest Loser contestant who lost 129 lbs. on the reality weight loss show. After losing the weight, Olivia […]

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Benefits for Patients of Many Breast Reconstruction Options

Breast reconstruction patients often experience a renewed outlook on life, according to a new study. The study, which was conducted at the University Health Network Breast Restoration Program at the University of Toronto, asked women about the procedure three weeks after surgery, and again three months after. What it found was that even three weeks […]

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Breast Cancer Experience Hits Home for One Plastic Surgeon

Breast cancer came close to the heart of one plastic surgeon when his own daughter was diagnosed and treated, as he told savannahnow.com. Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Laughlin had been treating patients who requested breast reconstruction, as well as a host of cosmetic surgeries for more than 25 years when he learned of his own […]

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Plastic Surgery Tax Added to UK Laws?

Plastic surgeons in the UK are worried the government wants to tax cosmetic surgeries, according to WebMD. Currently in the UK, a plastic surgery tax only exists on non-surgical treatments like Botox, fillers and laser treatments, a fact that plastic surgeons take no issue with. (In the UK, a VAT tax  or “Value Added Tax” […]

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Woman Chooses Functional Blepharoplasty to Improve Vision, Cosmetics

Plastic surgery can correct health issues in addition to improving the way you look, according to TampaBay.com. When 74-year-old Mary Lou began experiencing vision issues from droopy eyelids, her daughter suggested seeing a plastic surgeon for a functional blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a facial procedure in which excess skin is removed from around […]

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Plastic Surgeons May Have Access to New Synthetic Collagen

A new type of synthetic collagen may prove beneficial for plastic surgeons if testing continues to show success, according to ScienceDaily. Scientists at Rice University, where the synthetic collagen is being developed, say it is much different from other collagen products available today. For one, the scientists say it much more closely resembles natural collagen, […]

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Research Underway on Topical Botox

Topical Botox may be in development for availability in your plastic surgeon’s office, according to HealthDay News. While patients who currently want the wrinkle smoothing effects of Botox must undergo the traditional injectable treatment, researchers are hoping to make progress in developing topical Botox. This would be a boon for patients who are needle-averse. The […]

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New Surgical Adhesive in Development

A new surgical adhesive may remove the necessity for surgical drains, if approved by the FDA, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Most often when patients who undergo a procedure like a body lift, in which excess fat and skin are removed circumferentially around the midsection, the incisions are closed with sutures. A side effect of […]

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“Revenge Surgery” Really for Self-Improvement

Following a divorce, some singles may choose what some are calling “revenge surgery,” though one plastic surgeon told FOX News that the desire for treatment can be caused by more than a need for revenge. According to plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Lapuerta, women and even some men who are recently divorced are turning to plastic […]

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Interest in Surgery to Look Like a Celebrity Grows

Perfumes and the like endorsed by celebrities are popular, but surprisingly, so is plastic surgery to look like a celebrity, according to the ASAPS. Though many patients may not say they want plastic surgery to look like a celebrity in every way possible, many patients pick out certain aspects of a star’s look they admire. […]

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Positive Findings on the Psychology of Plastic Surgery

In addition to “lifting” parts of your body, plastic surgery can give a boost to your self-esteem, too, according to a new study. The study, which was published by the ASPS, examined the psychology of plastic surgery on a group of Norwegian patients over five years. While most studies on the psychology of plastic surgery […]

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VIDEO: Inexpensive Plastic Surgery On the Rise

Patients looking for inexpensive plastic surgery have several options available, according to KVOA in Tucson. During an interview on KVOA, the news station’s plastic surgery contributor spoke about popular procedures that she considers inexpensive plastic surgery options when compared to the results post-surgery. The best option for body plastic surgery, according to KVOA, is a […]

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Less Frequent Botox Can Still Be Effective

After a period of two years undergoing Botox treatments, patients may reduce the frequency of treatments to every six months and achieve the same benefits, according to a study by the Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute that looked at how often to get Botox. When looking at a group of 50 women, […]

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Limited Brow Lift Techniques May Give Better Results

Performing a limited version of a brow lift may actually provide a better result for patients who struggle with signs of aging around the eyes. Using special brow lift techniques, plastic surgeons are able to help a patient appear younger and open an eye area that may suffer from a descending brow. Rather than fully […]

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Plastic Surgeon Outlines Some Problems with Medical Tourism

Patients who seek out cheaper overseas plastic surgery may not always be getting a great deal, according to the Huffington Post. Some savvy internet users may be able to find what seems like a low rate for a plastic surgery procedure abroad when compared to prices domestically, according to plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Yaremchuk. Still, […]

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How Applying Extra Sunscreen Can Prevent Sunburns

Individuals who apply sunscreen regularly may not actually be using enough of it at a time to adequately prevent sunburns, according to a new study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sunscreen, the study found, was the most popular form of sun protection chosen by the 3,000 Caucasian adults who participated. In fact, […]

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Natural Breast Augmentation Techniques Revealed

A new technique in fat grafting could improve how breast augmentation procedures are performed, according to a recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The procedure, which builds upon previous successes and innovations in fat transfer for breast augmentation, involves several weeks of pre-expansion treatment with a bra-like device that uses gentle vacuum […]

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Breast Augmentation and Lift Combo Procedures Produce Results

While traditionally performed separately, many plastic surgeons and patients are seeing great results with combined breast lift and augmentation procedures. Changes to the breasts can be caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and weight changes. Some women with smaller breasts may experience ptosis (sagging breasts) and want to get the entire […]

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Silicone Implant Safety Findings Released by FDA

Since completing a study, the FDA has released its positive findings on silicone breast implant safety. After conducting an in-depth study of silicone implant safety, the FDA has confirmed that silicone gel implants “have a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness when used as labeled.” For consumers, this means silicone gel implant augmentations performed by […]

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Plastic Surgery: Debbie Harry Experienced Lasting Benefits

For lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry, plastic surgery in the form of a facelift in the 90s, was a good decision with many pluses, she told Showbiz Spy. Plastic Surgery: Debbie Harry Speaks About the Importance of Research While Harry says some people might rush into a decision to have plastic surgery and go […]

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A Full Face Transplant to Restore Form and Function

A full face transplant will hopefully restore many normal functions for Charla Nash, a victim of a chimp attack two years ago, according to CNN. While Nash is actually the third person to receive a full face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the nature of her injuries made the procedure much more […]

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Fat Grafting Surgery: Reduce and Reuse

Though traditional procedures like breast augmentation may get a lot of recognition, many patients are electing to “augment” their bodies using their own fat stores, according to FOX News. Insight on Growing Trend in Cosmetic Surgery: MyFoxHOUSTON.com Fat grafting surgery, which is an alternative to somewhat more involved implant procedures, uses stubborn fat deposits from […]

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Palin’s Jaw Surgery Sheds Light on Cosmetic Chin Procedures

After undergoing what she called “corrective jaw surgery,” Bristol Palin found the procedure afforded her cosmetic improvements to her lower face, as well, according to Us Weekly. Though Palin said she underwent the procedure to help align her jaw and teeth, her appearance is now more streamlined. Palin said because of the surgery she looks […]

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Fat Transfer Transforms Reconstructive Patient

Using one’s own fat for cosmetic procedures is growing in popularity and it may also have its place in reconstructive surgeries, as well, according to WWLTV in New Orleans. Two months after she underwent a type of mommy makeover, which included breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, Tina, a 46-year-old mother of three learned she […]

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New Moms Increasingly Choosing Cosmetic Surgery

A “mommy makeover” was likely on the Mother’s Day wish list for many new mothers this year, according to the ASPS, which found that 62% of mothers would undergo a procedure if money were not a factor. Dana Van Gray, 38, who underwent breast augmentation and a tummy tuck a year after having her last […]

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Too Much Botox May Affect Reading of Facial Cues

Though Botox and Dysport are recognized for their ability to smooth facial wrinkles, they may also impact a patient’s ability to read facial cues, found a study in Social Psychological and Personality Science, according to WebMD. Dr. David R. Neal, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California said that, “If you have a […]

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A Fresh Face in Plastic Surgery in Israel

Being a young doctor may seem daunting enough, but for plastic surgeon Dr. Rania El Hativ, couple that with also being the first female in your field out of a population of more than 7.5 million. 29 year old, Dr. El Hativ is the first female Israeli plastic surgeon, according to Jewish Journal, a distinction […]

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Breast Lipomodeling and Mammograms Can Work Hand in Hand

Breast lipomodeling, a fat transfer procedure to augment the size and shape of breasts, does not interfere with mammograms, a study by the ASPS found. The study, which was published in March, examined women who had undergone breast lipomodeling as an alternative to more traditional implant-based breast augmentation. It found that 16 months after the […]

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Approval of Plastic Surgery Up Among Americans

A new study published by the ASAPS shows that now, more than ever, Americans approve of cosmetic plastic surgery. The study, which was released this month, found that 51% of Americans regardless of income hold a favorable view of plastic surgery. While the approval numbers vary somewhat between income levels—56% with an income above $75,000 […]

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Put Your Wrinkles on Ice

Early clinical trials are showing success in producing the same wrinkle-reducing effect as Botox and Dysport, without employing the use of the botulinum toxin, according to U.S. News. Though both Botox and Dysport are hugely popular non-surgical options for diminishing many facial lines and wrinkles, new alternatives are often being researched. This treatment, which is […]

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Plastic Surgeon Asks, “What is Beauty?”

While the old adage is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a New York plastic surgeon suggests it is rather the perception of beauty that matters. In an article for The Huffington Post, Dr. Robert Tornambe points out that each of us consider varying aspects of the human form to be beautiful. In […]

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Spike Seen in Number of Male Plastic Surgeries

More men than ever are choosing to undergo plastic surgery in order to look as young as they may feel inside, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In new statistics published this month, the ASPS found that the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures chosen by men rose 2% from 2009 to 2010. […]

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Body and Breast Procedures on the Rise this Tax Season

As tax season ramps up, refund checks are being sent out and, if the money isn’t going into savings, it’s likely to be used for an indulgence. For many, this means finally going in for a long put-off cosmetic surgery, according to abc15.com. Plastic surgeons in the Phoenix area say they are seeing a dramatic […]

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The Future of Non-Injectable Botox

It’s certainly not news that wrinkle-reducing injectables like Botox and Dysport are seeing sales increases as the economy rebounds. It is noteworthy, however, what the companies are working toward in the wake of renewed consumer interest—topical versions, according to bnet.com. Botox, produced by Allergan and Dysport, produced by Medicis, contain similar components of the botulinum […]

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TODAY Show Highlights Breast Procedures

Having breast surgery can be a dramatic change for a woman, and as seen on the TODAY show’s Life Changers segment, two women who underwent breast surgeries experienced positive changes. Erica, who underwent breast augmentation for what she called her “zero” breasts, actually an A-cup, said that her silicone gel implants made her feel like […]

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Traditional Liposuction Preferred Among Some Plastic Surgeons

In a survey published in the February issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) found that many of its members prefer more traditional liposuction methods to newer techniques. The survey asked members about various liposuction techniques including newer technologies. It found that overall, most respondents perform between 51 […]

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New Prosthetic Jaw for Roger Ebert

After battling thyroid cancer, film critic Roger Ebert had cancerous cells removed and the cancer finally necessitated the removal of his right jaw and Ebert lost his ability to speak. However, with the use of a prosthetic, which he wrote about for the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert has been able to recreate the lower part of […]

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New Book Examines Relationship Between Economy and Plastic Surgery

Though President Ronald Reagan is often credited with ending the Cold War and having a hand in bringing down the Berlin Wall, in her book American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection, author Laurie Essig asserts that The Gipper’s trickle down economic theories have made plastic surgery more readily available to […]

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Health & Beauty Tip: Get 60 Minutes of Exercise Daily

A 13-year study analyzed more than 34,000 women with a mean age of 54.2 years and a normal diet. If you’re reading this blog, you probably care a lot about your appearance and health, so perhaps you are already motivated to manage 60 minutes of daily exercise. However, most people don’t think visiting the health […]

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Reconstructive Surgery Gives New Hope to Patients

Though elective plastic surgery gets headlines and reality shows, the more compassionate side of the field, reconstructive surgery, is where many doctors choose to spend a good deal of their time helping patients rebuild their lives. A recent Yahoo! News story highlighted a young girl who underwent a new type of reconstructive surgery called anaplastology […]

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Cosmetic Products See a Sales Resurgence

Shoppers in San Antonio and around the country are returning to optional goods and services, like designer jewelry and cosmetic procedures as the economy begins to show signs of a rebound, according to a Wall Street Journal article. While lower-income individuals may still be shying away from “elective” spending, those whose investments are looking up […]

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Cosmetic Surgery Gives Some Unemployed a Boost

With unemployment rates still lingering around 10%, many people are working hard to give their professional lives and resumes a lift. Some savvy individuals, however, are turning to a somewhat less conventional method for getting back into the workforce—cosmetic surgery. According to the Chicago Tribune, older workers are considering a “nip and tuck to stay […]

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Aussies Check Plastic Surgery Off To-Do List

  As the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun. Since the holiday season is often an artificial deadline for some people, says Peter Callahan, the president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, people are increasingly […]

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Best Time for Plastic Surgery? Early 50s, Says Survey

One in three women said they are concerned enough with their appearance that they would consider plastic surgery, according to a UK survey covered in the Daily Mail. The sample from the survey included 3,000 women ages 40 to 65 and asked questions about specific procedures as well as the ideal celebrity appearance for women […]

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Mastectomy Patient Learns About Implant Alternatives

More and more women who have had mastectomies are learning their breast reconstruction options stretch far beyond the traditional implant, according to a CNN story. CNN Video In the case of Elizabeth Anderson, one month after learning she had breast cancer in April 2009, Anderson underwent a double mastectomy. Though Anderson initially believed the only […]

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Botox and Fillers Require a Trained Hand for Safe Treatment

The prevalence and frequency of the use of facial injectables has influenced some individuals to believe they can administer these drugs themselves—without a Ph.D. While wrinkle and facial fillers like Botox can be safely administered by a doctor, some untrained people have found ways to procure the drugs online and are choosing unwisely to take […]

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Breast Reconstruction Patients Turn to Tattooing

After many breast reconstruction surgeries, patients will often turn to a somewhat unconventional alternative when reconstructing a nipple and areola—having the nipple color created through the process of intradermal tattooing. This is done through a traditional tattoo machine or a surgical pigmenting pen. An article in the Syracuse Post Standard documents the story of one […]

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Some Doctors Recommend Light/Laser Treatments in Winter

  While many people spend more time indoors during the cool, darker winter months, this chilly time may also be an opportunity to visit a surgeon’s office. In a recent New York Times story, several dermatologists suggest that many patients should consider laser treatments in the winter months, because they will have lighter skin from the […]

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Mastectomy Patients Prefer Silicone Implants, Finds Survey

Following breast cancer treatment and a possible mastectomy, patients have many continued treatment options moving forward. If the patient has undergone a partial or full mastectomy, she may choose to undergo breast reconstruction and make the decision to have breast implants to restore the breast. A recent survey published in the journal Cancer found that […]

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RealSelf.com and ASBPS create online community for weight loss patients seeking body contouring procedures

While many individuals may immediately celebrate recent weight loss with a new bikini and a trip to the Bahamas, others will have to deal with the unintended side effects of such a change—excess skin. For those patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, often as a result of bariatric procedures such as gastric […]

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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: What Matters to Patients?

A recent study published in Annals of Plastic Surgery examines patient behavior when looking for a plastic surgeon. Doctors at the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute of University of California said they wanted to “evaluate the relative importance of attributes that influence the selection and decision-making process when choosing a plastic surgeon.” To better understand […]

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Surgeons Measure First Impressions After Dermal Filler Injection

Can wrinkle correction change the image you project to the world? Surgeons at the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery sought to answer that question in a recent paper published in Dermatologic Surgery. While many studies have documented the physical results achieved with dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, few, if any, studies have documented […]

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Patients Report High Satisfaction After Facelift Surgery

Women and men who undergo facial rejuvenation surgery can experience a significant reduction in apparent age, as well as an improvement in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study appearing in the next Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. “Patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are the most important […]

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Breast Surgery at Forefront of Regenerative Medicine: Cytori in Wired Mag

Wired Magazine published an excellent article last week documenting the progress of Cytori Therapeutics as they develop methods for breast surgery using “adipose-derived stem cell fat grafting.” If their methods are successful, a woman could undergo breast augmentation or breast reconstruction using fat grafts and stem cells harvested from adipose tissue. That’s the hypothesis behind […]

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FDA Approval Granted for Botox Migraine Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that Botox is now approved for treatment of chronic migraine headaches. With this new application, therapeutic treatments with Botox could actually outnumber cosmetic treatments in years to come. People suffering from chronic migraines regularly experience an intense throbbing pain in one area of the head, a condition that’s […]

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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss on “The Doctors”

Danny Cahill, a contestant on The Biggest Loser, lost over 230 lbs through exercise and watching his calories. After such a dramatic transformation, he could not fully enjoy the results because he had a large amount of excess skin on his body. On a recent episode of The Doctors television show, he found a resolution […]

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ASPS Plastic Surgeons Gather This Weekend for Annual Meeting

Friday, October 1st will kick off the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Held in Toronto, Ontario, the conference will be attended by plastic surgeons and physicians from all around the world. Presentations will focus on the hottest plastic surgery topics, technologies and current research.  Attendance could surpass 5,000 plastic surgeons, […]

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Patient Tells His Story About Male Breast Reduction

“No matter what I did, no matter how much I bench-pressed, no matter how hard I worked out – there was still an unnatural amount of breast fat,” says Will, a patient featured on this video from Project Beauty. He explains how he visited his doctor and couldn’t resolve the problem with diet and exercise. […]

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Allergan Tries to Stop Generic Latisse Through Patent Infringement Suit

Pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc has reportedly filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against a Canadian drug company that is attempting to manufacture and market a generic version of Latisse. The relevant patents for Latisse expire “as late as mid-2024,” reports the Wall Street Journal. But Apotex Inc seeks to challenge those patents, allegedly claiming that two Latisse […]

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New Law Enacted to Improve Care for Breast Reconstruction Patients

Women considering breast reconstruction should now receive more information about their treatment and how it can be financed, thanks to a new law recently signed by NY Gov. David Paterson.  The law is designed to ensure that disadvantaged women receive the information they need about breast reconstruction, including info on health insurance coverage and surgical […]

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Worldwide Plastic Surgery Trends Uncovered in Survey

The first international survey of plastic surgeons has been completed, providing data on the worldwide number of cosmetic procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons in 2009. Thanks to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we can now better understand the growth of this medical specialty. Liposuction was the single most popular cosmetic surgery, […]

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Reality Television Viewers Show Greater Interest in Cosmetic Surgery

At Rutgers University, professors of psychology found correlations between interest in plastic surgery and viewing of “surgical makeover” reality TV shows.  According to results of their research, people who watch these reality shows are more likely to be interested in changing their appearance through cosmetic surgery. In one study, the authors surveyed 170 participants and […]

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A New Botulinum Toxin Therapy Receives FDA Clearance

Merz, a German pharmaceutical company,  is making great strides in the U.S. market for aesthetic medicine.  On August 2nd, the company announced FDA approval for NT-201, a drug branded as XEOMIN.  Along with the recently FDA approved Dysport and popular Botox®, it’s the 3rd botulinum toxin to enter the market. A related company press release […]

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The Advantages of Beauty: How Far Can They Take You?

Newsweek.com recently published a special report called “The Beauty Advantage” which discusses the pursuit of good looks and how beauty can give you an edge in the workplace and in life. While many of us believe that we judge people purely on their personality, character, or competence in the workplace, there may be other biases […]

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Check Us Out in the June Issue of Cosmopolitan

Dr. Ortegon and San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery are running a small advertisement in the June issue of Cosmopolitan. If you found our website through the magazine, thanks for looking and we hope you find the information you’re looking for. If not, be sure to call or email us for more information.

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Free Latisse When You Donate to Make-A-Wish: A New Promotion by Allergan

Allergan Inc – maker of Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse – has announced a brand new promotion planned to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In the “Latisse Wishes Challenge,” the company is encouraging people to donate $20 or more to the Make-A-Wish foundation in exchange for a Latisse free trial certificate. However, only the first 10,000 people […]

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Nurses Uncover Informational Needs for Breast Surgery Patients

Now more than ever, breast surgery patients have a wide range of information sources to reference regarding their procedure.  From outside sources or directly from your plastic surgeon, you can learn about what to expect during surgery. However, a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses argues that information provided about post-operative […]

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Plastic Surgeons Evaluate 2 Different Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants

If you’re considering implants.  If not, you may want to read up on the Natrelle 410 or the Mentor CPG 300 series breast implants. A recent study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal compares the outcomes of both breast implants and studies the processes that could improve breast augmentation with the new prosthetics. The authors evaluated […]

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Plastic Surgeons Analyze Success of Sutures Used in Otoplasty

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects protruding ears.  While it is typically performed on children, adults will often benefit from the procedure as well.  There are several established techniques that your cosmetic surgeon may use, but each will typically involve an incision behind the ear and reshaping of the ear cartilage. Plastic surgeons in […]

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Survey Reveals Motivating Factors for Specific Procedures

The latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery includes a study about psychosocial predictors of interest regarding specific plastic surgery procedures.  According to authors of the study, certain physical, social and psychological factors can predict interest in breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. The results were based on a survey conducted of 3500 (1862 respondents) […]

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Moms Inspire Daughters to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

This mother’s day, we found several stories about moms influencing daughters to change their appearance.  More mother-daughter pairs are apparently choosing get cosmetic surgery. If your mother had a successful rhinoplasty, would you do the same?  One young woman gives her compelling nose-job story to Elle, discussing the years she spent deliberating about the operation […]

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Surgeons in Spain Perform Full Face Transplant

Doctors in Barcelona say they have performed a full-face transplant on a man who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 24-hour surgery, taking place on March 20, replaced the cheekbones, facial muscles, lips, jaw and other facial structures. The operation is said to be more extensive than the 2008 face transplant operation performed at […]

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Independent Patients Seek Advanced Breast Reconstruction Procedures

An increasing number of breast cancer patients are seeking microsurgical breast reconstruction, according to a study in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Doctors surveyed more than 300 women who had undergone breast reconstruction, all at a single institution.  Data was gathered about their age, background, referral patterns and decision-making processes. The conclusion was […]

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Why Chin Implants May Become More Popular

As you age, the bone structure of your face may gradually degrade and affect your appearance.  According to studies published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, facial bones of your chin and jaw may actually recede during the aging process, altering facial proportion and aesthetics. For the study, 120 people were analyzed with CT scans. Researchers […]

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Researchers Recommend 60 Minutes of Exercise Daily

Just to maintain body weight, women require at least 60 minutes of daily exercise as they age, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The advice is based on a 13-year study analyzed more than 34,000 women with a mean age of 54.2 years and a normal diet. If you’re […]

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Learn About Advanced Body Contouring and Get 15% Off

Get 15 percent off body sculpting procedures this month, with RENEW Body Contouring and Regenerative Services. When: On Thursday, March 25 from 5 – 7 pm, join RENEW Doctors Ortegon, Garza, Novick and Moyer in San Antonio to learn about the latest cosmetic procedures in body contouring and regenerative medicine using stem cells. Where: Stadia […]

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Surgery Statistics for 2009 Released by ASAPS

Each spring, groups of surgeons like the ASAPS provide statistics on procedures that were popular in the previous year. The news gives us an opportunity to discuss nationwide trends in plastic surgery. Because of the economic recession, statistics for 2009 show a two percent overall decrease in cosmetic treatments compared to 2008. Of the nearly […]

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Is Your Bad Diet Harming Your Skin?

Doctors and nutritionists agree that diet plays a critical role in skin health, and new research is continually supporting that conclusion. Every time you look in the mirror, you might see the effects of diet on your skin, the body’s most visible organ. Oxygen in our environment combines with other processes in our skin at […]

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What’s New in Liposuction? News & Links

There are many new liposuction devices on the market that may or may not be as effective as advertised, from laser and ultrasonic lipo to water-assisted methods. Tumescent liposuction is still considered the gold standard for many surgeons. Remember that whatever liposuction treatment you choose, the operator – your plastic surgeon – is still the […]

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