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May 30, 2008

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective treatments available for semi-permanent hair removal. After 5-6 treatments, the average patient sees up to an 80 % reduction in hair density in treated areas. Laser hair removal is effective on both men and women, and can be used to treat hair in nearly every part of the body.

Although anecdotally patients and doctors claim that the procedure works better on people with fairer skin, clinical studies show that it is effective for people... More

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May 27, 2008

Gynecomastia revision or male breast reduction, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures sought by men, especially men aged 39 and under, and experienced a 5 % growth from 2006 to 2007, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

What is Gynecomastia?  Gynecomastia is Greek for "woman’s breasts," and it refers to a condition in which men's breasts are enlarged and embarrassing. Gynecomastia proper (as distinct from weight-related gynecomastia) is a... More

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May 21, 2008

Although the brain gets a lot of credit, the face is one of the most highly-evolved parts of human anatomy.  From both verbal and nonverbal communication to eating, breathing, and perceiving the world, nearly every human function depends on the face, which not only accomplishes its job, but does so with style and beauty.  Unfortunately, there's a price to pay.  As they say, the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long and for many of us the face begins to look old suddenly,... More

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May 19, 2008

Although the more youthful, glowing skin and reduced wrinkles people see as a result of laser skin resurfacing is good, perhaps nothing refreshes your appearance as completely as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).  If you find that people often ask you "what's wrong?" when nothing's wrong, or if people frequently comment that you look tired, you may want to consider eyelid surgery.  Eyelid surgery can correct a perpetually angry or tired appearance that results from drooping eyelids.

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May 16, 2008

Although breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the country, ironically breast reduction is not that far behind.  Between 100,000-150,000 women every year have breast reduction surgery.  There are many reasons why women seek breast reduction surgery, including:

Disproportionate appearance Breasts are unattractive because too long, wide, or have stretch marks Back pain, neck pain, grooves in the shoulder from bra straps Breasts interfere with exercise... More
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May 13, 2008

If you are considering getting breast augmentation surgery in preparation for a special event, such as your wedding, a class reunion, or even just to be ready for the swimsuit  and sundress season, it’s important to have your surgery done long enough before the event that your breasts can look their best when you want to show them off.

Breast implant surgery makes your breasts immediately larger, but it takes time for your breasts not just to heal, but to settle into place. ... More

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May 08, 2008

When patients seek correction for a larger-than-desired abdomen, a physical examination will determine whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is the appropriate procedure.

In liposuction, a small incision is made, and through this incision, a cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted.  Suction is applied to the tube, and fat is suctioned out of the body.

Abdominoplasty is a more complicated procedure, involving a longer scar in the bikini area, in which excess skin (as well as some fat... More

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May 05, 2008

Liposuction is the removal of fat through suction of the fat-bearing areas of the body.  In this procedure, a small incision is made, and a cannula (narrow tube) through which the suction is applied.  Traditional liposuction could be accompanied with a significant amount of tissue damage.

To reduce the amount of damage caused by liposuction and to facilitate the removal of fat, tumescent liposuction injects a significant quantity of fluid into the areas to be treated.  This fluid is... More

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May 01, 2008

Some people may think that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same thing, and there is a great deal of overlap between the two terms, but each of them stresses different parts of what we do at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery.  Plastic derives from the Greek “plastikos” meaning to mold, so plastic surgery is surgery that shapes or forms the human body, emphasizing the ability of surgery to change features of the body. Cosmetic, on the other hand, comes from the same Greek root as cosmos... More

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May 01, 2008

The facelift is a very recent discovery in plastic surgery.  Nose and ear reconstruction were practiced in ancient India.  Eyelid surgery was successfully practiced in the sixteenth century.  Abdominoplasty (without navel reposition), what we would call rhinoplasty, breast lift, and breast reduction were all well-accepted procedures by the mid-nineteenth century.  But facelifts were not invented until well into the twentieth century. At first, facelifts were only made by repositioning the... More

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