Category Archives: Non-Surgical Options

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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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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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How to Fight Underarm Sweat- Stay Dry with MiraDry

The problem: dreaded underarm perspiration and odor. We all have been there. You don a beautiful, new dress or shirt for a special occasion and, when you check in the mirror, there are tell-tale white deodorant stripes that have already …
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Increasingly, plastic surgeons are seeing patients who have “regret tattoos” that they would like removed. Invariably, those patients point to that one occasion when, in a youthful indiscretion, they decided to tattoo something on their body to commemorate their 18th birthday.  …
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The neck’s best option: Kybella, Coolsculpting, Liposuction or Neck Lift

We all know the patients:  they walk in and hold their neck while saying “this double-chin is the only thing I care about.” To our patients it seems simple enough.  But to those of us who review the options on …
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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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Would Shakespeare Have Gotten Botox?

Nip. Tuck. Or Else.That’s what a recent Time magazine cover story declared. You will get a cosmetic procedure–perhaps a facelift or perhaps just a few units of Botox. It’s inevitable. (Even if you’re resistant.) Cosmetic Procedures Doubled OK, so the premise may be a …
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Ultrasound Fights Fat with UltraShape

Allegro MedSpa staff with UltraShape patient

Have you ever heard an opera singer hit a high note and then see a crystal goblet shatter? Neither have I. But I’ve seen a YouTube video of Jamie Vendera, a heavy metal singer breaking an empty wine glass…with just …
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Liposuction vs CoolSculpting™

Before and after photos of a three quarter's view of the torso of a woman who had liposuction of abdomen & love handles

Bulges that restrict one’s wardrobe can make a person self-conscious, and Spanx only does so much. Large shirts can hide bellies and gathered skirts can cover wide hips, but when clothing no longer camouflages those fleshy prominences, liposuction can sound …
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6 Medspa Tips for a No-Makeup Look

Plastic Surgery Associates & Allegro MedSpa Staff at a Clear + Brilliant™ & Fraxel™ Laser Event

The new no-makeup look is taking off. In fact, it’s soaring. Pale lips and bare faces are everywhere: on runway models; inside fashion magazines; and in movies with stars like Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Marion Cotillard. Do a quick Google search of “no makeup …
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