Archive for February, 2012

Octavia Spencer’s Post-Oscar Plans: Plastic Surgery

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Octavia Spencer, known for her role as Minny Jackson in The Help, plans to follow up her Oscar night with a post-ceremony breast lift. Spencer, now into her forties, said she wants her breasts back where they were when she was 17. “Oh definitely [I'll have the surgery post-Oscars] because right after the Oscars I […]

Take Care of Your Hair

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As we age, our bodies stop absorbing minerals and vitamins, which in turn causes our hair to stop producing as much keratin (the protein that makes it strong and healthy). Luckily, there are a few ways you can defy nature and help keep your hair looking healthy, as long as you understand what’s doing the […]

Surgery Trend: Jet Set Surgery

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Medical travel has always been enticing because the cost of the procedure in a foreign location could be up to a third less than the price of the same procedure in the United States. The newest plastic surgery getaways are taking it to the next level, with an emerging trend known as “jet set surgery.” […]

New Technology Looks Promising for Silicone Gel Breast Implant Monitoring

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High-resolution ultrasound is on it’s way to becoming the new screening and diagnostic method for imaging silicone gel breast implants. A recent study shows that portable, high-resolution, surgeon-operated ultrasounds may have certain advantages over the traditional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when screening for implant failures. Beginning results are showing the high-resolution ultrasound provides amazing visualizations […]

February Q & A with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Charles Hsu

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Dr. Charles Hsu, MD tells us about breast augmentation surgery, from what to expect to his most memorable success stories. How frequently do you perform breast augmentation? Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures that I do. I’d say that every week we do several of them! What is the expected downtime? For […]

How Qualified is your Plastic Surgeon?

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We live in a society that presumes certain things when it comes to doctors. We ask questions, we look at reviews and we talk about their histories, but rarely do we question their board certification. Many times, patients just assume the government takes care of all that and they wouldn’t be able to practice without […]

Study Shows Americans Consult Social Media for Surgery Info and Advice

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According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), many Americans are using social media as a resource for facial plastic surgery information and advice as opposed to asking friends. The study found that 42 percent of facial plastic surgery patients in 2011 used Facebook and Twitter to learn […]