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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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Breast Implant Comparison: Round vs Shaped

Woman running on beach to illustrate upper breast curve..

Factors Impacting Breast Augmentation Results There are many factors that impact the final look and shape of augmented breasts: original breast size, breast shape, thickness of tissue, elasticity of tissue, symmetry, rib contours, history of pregnancy, history of weight loss, …
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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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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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Saying Goodbye to Carmen

Dr. Francisco Canales as a baby with his parents

This year began differently from others. Ever since my husband and I were married, we wished his mother, Carmen, Happy New Year. But not this year. We didn’t even get to say Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad to her, because …
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