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Category : Plastic Surgery Studies

Genital surgery

Goodbye Camel Toe, Hello Designer Vagina

Fashion trends have gone towards tighter and more revealing clothing. More and more women spend a lot of time in leggings, workout pants, or tight capris as part of their daily wear. Because even the smallest contour fullness can be visible in these clothes, there has been an increase in popularity in procedures to make the groin area flat and


December 14, 2015

Keller funnel and other steps to prevent capsular contracture in breast augmentation

In 2009 the FDA approved the Keller Funnel – a sterile funnel (looks like a pastry funnel) used to insert silicone breasts implants in a“no-touch” technique. I use a Keller Funnel for all my breast augmentation surgeries. The implant goes from it’s sterile container, into the sterile funnel, straight into the pocket without contacting skin or any other surgical instruments.


October 31, 2012

Breast feeding and breast implants

breast feeding, breast augmentation I recently spoke with a friend who is a newborn ICU nurse who asked me whether or not woman were able to breast feed after breast augmentation surgery. She told me that the nurses in her hospital were not encouraging post breast augmentation patients to breastfeed because they thought they weren’t able to. In a study


October 27, 2012

New Study reveals Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Improves Quality of Life

According to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life. Outcomes are especially good with liposuction plus “tummy tuck,” although they include somewhat higher pain scores and


April 4, 2012

FitnessRX for Women magazine article

I had the pleasure of writing an article in FitnessRX for Women magazine. It is on stands now. The article is entitled “Liposuction: A temporary fix?” In it, I give my critique on a recent article in Obesity magazine online that claimed that fat moves from the thighs to the abdomen after liposuction, and that fat comes back after liposuction.


July 13, 2011

FDA releases updated safety data on silicone breast implants

On Wednesday 6/22/11, the Food and Drug Administration announced that early findings from an analysis of safety issues and adverse events associated with silicone-gel breast implants revealed no new concerns. Therefore, the agency said it will allow the devices to remain on the market. The Los Angeles Times (6/23, Mai-duc) stated that the FDA said the analysis conducted on more


July 7, 2011

Skin Care – What’s the truth behind the hype

I got a question today on my site about skincare. I think a lot of people get confused by the different marketing campaigns and don’t know what to use. I personally have been passionate about skin and skincare my entire life. My mother taught me at a young age how to care for my skin – I think I’ve been


September 20, 2010

Breast augmentation research – Recent publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal by Dr. Catherine Huang Begovic

One of the most common and disfiguring complications of breast implants is capsular contracture. This is scar tissue that forms around the implant and causes discomfort or distortion of the breast. No one knows what predisposes certain women to develop this scar tissue. There have been different theories such as a genetic predisposition to inflammation forming scar, a small amount


September 4, 2010

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