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In Search of The Perfect Scar After Plastic Surgery

A red scar fades with the tincture of time

Once you have decided to have a plastic surgery procedure, the natural question is : “what can I do to minimize scarring?” There are many answers to that question but, first, let’s review the factors that determine the fate of …
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Labiaplasty in San Francisco Bay Area

Women have discovered that their concerns over the length of their labia minora  are much more common than previously thought. Long labia minora can get tangled in underwear, can be painful  and can get twisted during intercourse. Labiaplasty has emerged …
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What’s new in the field of liposuction?

Liposuction has evolved greatly since it was first introduced to the field of plastic surgery about 35 years ago.  Much smaller cannulas now allow for precise fat removal with less likelihood of leaving indentations or irregularities. One big advancement was …
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What’s new in Vaginal Rejuvenation?

For the past five years one of the fastest- growing fields in plastic surgery is that of female genital plastic surgery. With access to the internet, women have become more informed of the options available to them. Labiaplasty (surgical treatment …
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The simultaneous appeal and danger of everything “mini.”

Francisco Canales, MD and Heather Furnas, MD in surgery with scrub tech, Carrie, all with sterile gowns, gloves and surgical masks and caps

Not a day goes by without a patient asking if they qualify for a mini tummy tuck, a mini facelift, or a mini breast lift. It is easy to see the appeal of a mini operation. A shorter incision, less …
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Brazilian Butt Lift

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Buttock Lift procedures have gone up a whopping 252 percent over the past year! Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj are redefining the new standard for derrieres. What are …
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Is Cellfina™ the Holy Grail of Cellulite Treatments?

Cellfina™  is a new, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite, and it was recently cleared by the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of women. Treatment benefits …
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Plastic Surgery, Right or Wrong?

Nurse checking patient in before surgery

A 23-year-old woman who’d wanted a breast augmentation for years was upset because her parents opposed her surgery. “I wish you loved your body the way it is,” “That’s so superficial,”  “You’ll regret it!” they said. She was living with them while …
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Why Scars Blush

A red scar fades with the tincture of time

A scar is nature’s zipper. It closes up rents in the skin with a waterproof closure. A Scar Is Born Plastic surgeons create scars every time they do invasive surgery, though part of their art is to hide them in folds, …
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Mommy-Makeover Patient’s Experience

Dr. Heather Furnas explaining a tummy tuck to a patient

For this blog post, I’m stepping off the podium and handing the microphone to a patient who had a tummy tuck and a breast lift. Here is her story: Before Surgery I am 51 years old, 5’ 9” tall, and …
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