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Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know – Mondor’s Cord

A Mondor’s cord is a painful and hardened ridge which  may appear weeks after breast augmentation surgery emanating downward from the lower breast crease. (if an inframammary incision was used) It may also develop in the upper arm if a transaxillary breast augmentation technique was used. This is not a complication of breast augmentation surgery Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? The Golden Ratio

The search for what makes a face beautiful or attractive goes back hundreds if not thousands of years. Long before the possibilities of plastic surgery were even remotely envisioned, painters and sculptors used mathematical numbers and rations to create their works. Numerous contemporary studies have both qualified and quantified ‘beauty’ and have been able to Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s is a sort of holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world. Its occurrence is certainly not just limited to the United States. It has its origin in the Feast of Saint Valentine based on an early Christian Saint named Valentinus. Like some holidays and traditions, its actual Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Just about anyone considering silicone breast implants has heard the term ‘gummy bear’ breast implants. Some women even come in requesting this specific ‘type’ of breast implant. Besides the catchy name, what is the appeal of it? Gummy bear implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel which does not act like a liquid. Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? The Function of Eyebrows

Why do we have eyebrows? They initially seem to have no specific purpose. They are just a clump of short hairs coming our of the skin over the brow bones which create a wide variety of eyebrow shapes. While their biologic purpose may be perplexing, their aesthetic value can not be debated. They are plucked, Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Fat Cell Biology

Other than skin, fat is the most commonly manipulated tissue by plastic surgeons. Most people think of fat removal by liposuction when they think of plastic surgery by fat transplantation by injection is becoming increasingly popular. But when fat cells are removed or transplanted the questions are whether they will come back or do they Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? The Roman Nose and Rhinoplasty

A Roman nose, also called a hook nose or aquiline nose, is one with a prominent bridge which gives it the appearance of being curved or slightly bent. The very word, aquiline, comes from the latin word aquilinus which means eagle-like in reference to the curved beak of an eagle. It is characterized by an Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Body Dysmorphic Disorder

While cosmetic surgery is about improving one’s face or body appearance, whether one needs such surgery or not is open to personal interpretation or desires. How one sees themselves plays a major role in the ‘need’ for cosmetic surgery. It should be no surprise then that the use of antidepressant and other psychiatric medications has Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Board Certification Matters

  Every prospective patient who seeks cosmetic enhancements knows to ask or look for ‘board certification’ of their surgeon or treatment provider. While this is a seemingly good question, a positive answer may still not be a reassuring one that guarantees your doctor has all the requisite training and experience to give you the best Read More…

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