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9 Features of a Safe Operating Room

Operating Room, Accredited for Patient Safety

  If you’re having plastic surgery, you’re probably putting 100% of your focus on choosing your surgeon. But where you have your surgery is as important as who does your surgery. An excellent surgeon is likely to operate in a …
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9 Lessons from Botched!

Is this collage of eyes and mouth on a different face the New Botched! TV Star?

Interested in starring on a T.V. show? Sounds like fun…unless that show is Botched!. Billed as the reality T.V. show where you can “get your disaster plastic surgery fixed,” Botched! has taken off. Averaging 1.5 million viewers, it’s now in …
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Jimmy Fallon’s Finger Rules

Woman's wedding band is caught on a nail, threatening the finger.

On June 26, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon tweeted, “Tripped and caught my fall (good thing!) Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing).” Plastic surgeon David T. Chiu spent six hours working under a Christmas-tree-sized …
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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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Cosmetic Surgery Pearls from Vegas

Abby and Carolyn of Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa with two Las Vegas Showgirls

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except at the annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery meeting. What happens there? Teaching, learning, examining the newest technology, and discussing trends with colleagues. The Vegas Cosmetic Surgery meeting was unique because it united all four core cosmetic specialties: Plastic …
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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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Plastic Surgery: Staying at the Top of Our Game

Heather Furnas, MD and Francisco Canales, MD holding sign with ASAPS slogan, "We are Aesthetics."

Dr. Canales and I spent a week in Montreal attending a meeting. In this high tech world of online conferences, webinars, videos, and smart phones, why would we fly all the way to Montreal for a conference? After all, it’s easier …
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Are Selfies Driving Plastic Surgery?

Selfie of a Plastic Surgeon wearing cap, mask, and loupes

For the past few months the media has been twittering and gasping about the explosion of patients seeking plastic surgery… to look better for their selfies. Yes, selfies. According to the International Business Times(1), “the selfies that dominate Facebook, Twitter …
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Our Plastic Surgery Black Thursday

CoolSculpting, Fraxel, ColoreScience reps doing demos and teaching.

Last Thursday was our fifth annual Black Thursday event at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa, and, boy, did we have fun! Patients called our practice all year long to find out the date. Why all the excitement? Because each year our guests …
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Plastic Surgery Training Day

Allegro RN Training day 4-9.4.14

> Plastic Surgery, RN Training Day We love training days, like the one we had today. As plastic surgeons, we attend conferences and courses to learn about new techniques, new products, and new technology, but we also arrange outside training …
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