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What is Voluma?

Dermal Fillers It seems like every day there are new products for facial rejuvenation.  These products such as the dermal fillers, can rejuvenate the face or augment areas of the face to amplify beauty. Most of these products are temporary. Depending on the dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm, […]

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Injectables That Reverse Aging

3 Injectables to Restore Youth Injectables come in the form of products that reduce wrinkling and those that add volume. This article discusses 3 injectables that are commonly used and why plastic surgeons use them. But in short, because wrinkles and volume loss are the result of aging, the clock […]

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Youthful Jawline in 15 minutes

Erasing Jowls with Fillers Jowls may be “in” for canines, but not humans. As we age, the jawline loses its straight, youthful lines as fat from the face descends.  The skin loosens. Volume loss kicks in. Jowls, the droopy area under the jaw, bestows an aged appearance.  They often drives […]

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End of the Beauty Recession?

End of the Beauty Recession? In Beverly Hills, where beauty and vanity are the rule, plastic surgery for many is not just a luxury, but a necessity. Even as the Dow dipped to multi-year lows in 2011, men and women in the City of Angels have continued to rise above […]

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Chipmunk Cheeks and Buccal Lipectomy

I saw a woman today in my Beverly Hills office who wanted to get rid of her chipmunk cheeks (as she called it) which led to a discussion about buccal lipectomy. Buccal lipectomy refers to removing fat in the cheeks to think them, or hollow them. Many women desire that […]

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Umbilical Hernia

The short on umbilical hernias Today was a fun day to be a plastic surgeon despite having to travel in the rain to the hospital.  A rare event to say the least in sunny Los Angeles. The best part of the day came when I operated on a dear friend […]

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How to Fool Your Friends After Plastic Surgery

Outside of Beverly Hills, many people feel uncomfortable about friends and family knowing about one’s desires for facial rejuvenation or breast enhancement. While walking on Rodeo Drive with a splint on a nose indicative of a recent rhinoplasty is somewhat of an odd status symbol in  Los Angeles, in most […]

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Wrinkles Aren’t The Enemy

Today I saw a fifty year old woman in the office who wanted me to make all of her wrinkles disappear. For your edification, wrinkles are called rhytids in the plastic surgery world, but I digress. She was upset because when she  animated her face  suddenly “rhytids” appeared! But this […]

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Features of Beautiful Lips

We know beautiful lips when we see them.  They are often full and pouty, but is that all that is necessary to qualify them into the ranks of sexy? This article will briefly discuss some of the components we routinely find in aesthetically ideal puckers. Size: Bigger lips are often […]

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