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Herbal and Supplement Medication Guidelines in Plastic Surgery

  The use of dietary supplements is the norm today rather the exception. Between the use of vitamins and herbal supplements, it is estimated that nearly half of the U.S. population is partaking of these alternative or complementary oral aids. This does not take into account whatever pharmaceutical medications that they may also be ingesting. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Product Review: Exparel Local Anesthetic

  The use of local anesthetics is commonly done in numerous plastic surgery procedures for both immediate and prolonged pain relief. One such operation would be a tummy tuck where the rectus muscles are sutured together. This is the most common source of significant pain after the procedure. Indwelling pain pumps or the injection of Read More…

Plastic Surgery Product Review: Pliaglis Topical Anesthetic Cream

  Pain from an injection, laser procedure or minor surgery in plastic surgery is a common concern for many patients. While numbing of areas to be treated can be done by the injection of local anesthestics, this is often impractical due to the size of the surface area or represents another painful and feared experience. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Wisdom – Anesthesia and Surgical Results

  Anesthesia can consist of local infiltration where one is completely awake, differing depths of IV sedation (twilight) or profound general anesthesia. The range of anesthetic options exist because not every medical procedure needs a general anesthetic to be performed. For example, you don’t need a general anesthetic to have a colonoscopy. Conversely you don’t Read More…

Anesthetic Options in Plastic Surgery

  Anesthesia of some form is critical to every surgical procedure in plastic surgery. Even with some non-surgical procedures (e.g., laser hair removal, injectable fillers), some level of anesthesia may be desired. Every patient knows that there are different types of anesthesia and many will have a distinct preference for their procedure. But not every Read More…

Improving the Comfort of Facial Injectable Fillers

  Injectable fillers are a tremendously popular method for immediate enhancement of the lips and cheek-lip grooves. They have revolutionized cosmetic improvements of thin lips, lip lines, and a deepening nasolabial groove. With over a dozen injectable fillers to choose from, patients have a variety of options in both the cost of treatment and how Read More…

Protection of the Singer’s Voice during Plastic Surgery

  Professional singers, like many artists, are also occasional plastic surgery patients for facial and body changes. In my Indianapolis plastic surgery practice, I will see about one or two such patients a year who truly do make their living by singing. In larger metropolitan areas like New York or Los Angeles, for example, vocalists Read More…

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