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Monday, March 31, 2008

Plastic Surgery Newsletter on My Plastic Surgeon USA

Want to stay on the cutting edge of information from the field of plastic surgery?

The best way to keep up is the My Plastic Surgeon USA Newsletter! With timely articles about what's new in plastic surgery, new doctor information, trends and tried-and-true procedures, the My Plastic Surgeon USA Newsletter will help you make informed decisions.

Click here to sign up for the My Plastic Surgeon USA newsletter


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Friday, March 28, 2008

How does a plastic surgeon become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

To be ABPS board-certified, a physician must meet these tough requirements:
  • The plastic surgeon must graduate from an accredited school.
  • Complete a combination of at least five years of general surgery and plastic surgery residency training.
  • They then must pass a comprehensive written examination given by ABPS plastic surgeons.
  • They then have to wait a year, if they pass, and then take the oral exams.
  • It does not stop there. After receiving there Board Certification, they have to regularly attend medical education courses, and have to adhere to a strict code of ethics.
  • All surgeries performed must be done in an accredited surgical facility
It is a rigorous and extensive process in order for a plastic surgeon to be board certified, so you know a board certified plastic surgeon is dedicated to his or her craft.

Is your Plastic Surgeon Board Certified? All of the plastic surgeons on My Plastic Surgeon USA are Board Certified. In fact it is a requirement. Search for your plastic surgeon today.


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rhinoplasty - How long does the surgery take?

Nose surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, but some procedures, depending on how complicated, can take up to several hours. Your plastic surgeon will separate the skin of the nose, from it supporting structure of bone a cartilage. After this is done, the plastic surgeon will sculpt the desired shape of your nose. This is very much on a case by case basis, as every patient will have different needs. The skin is then placed over the new structure your plastic surgeon created.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Always Check for Board Certification!

How important is Board Certification?

It is critical!

You should never go into any doctor blind, you should always do your research especially when it concerns your health and beauty. Because plastic surgery is an elective procedure and one that deals with your looks, it's easy for people to be timid and not ask around when doing research.

As reported by People and Fox News, Priscilla Presley released a statement in which she tells the story of how she was a victim of a fake plastic surgeon. Not only was he not Board Certified, he wasn't even a real doctor and he was using injectables that were unapproved by the FDA.

Board Certification is important not only because is states the obvious that the surgeon in question is in fact a real surgeon so you would never find yourself questioning whether or not he's set up to practice, it also proves that the surgeon has dedicated himself to a standard of quality care and excellence.

For more information about Board Certification our sister site Breast Implants USA has a great article on the subject.

It is crucial that the Plastic Surgeon you're considering is Board Certified. All of our plastic surgeons on My Plastic Surgeon USA are board certified so you can go about your research on that dream body you've been wanting without the extra worry that your surgeon is a fake.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Scott Mosser's Before and After Photo Gallery

If you are from the San Francisco area and are considering plastic surgery, we invite you to check out the before and after gallery of Dr. Scott Mosser.

Click here to view pre and post op photos of his patients

Dr. Mosser focuses on preserving the best features of your natural appearance, utilizing his knowledge of aesthetics to balance and improve the desired area of your body. Improvement through plastic surgery happens through establishing harmony, not by manipulating your fundamental appearance. Enhancing people's lives and witnessing positive changes in self confidence are key reasons Dr. Mosser chose plastic surgery as his profession, and are the reasons that he loves performing plastic surgery everyday.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

A full abdominoplasty will take anywhere from 2-5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty usually will take less than 2 hours.


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Friday, March 21, 2008

So What Happens After a Liposuction?

After surgery. Your recovery. A New You.

You will experience some fluid drainage from the incisions made by your plastic surgeon. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may insert a small drainage tube, to prevent fluid build up. To prevent swelling, it may be recommended for some type of surgical elastic garment.

Before you leave, you plastic surgeon will give you instructions on exactly what you can and can not do. To answer a couple common questions, your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to change your dressings, how to shower, and how to be most comfortable. Your stitches will be removed, or dissolve, usually within 10 days. You should be back to work within a couple days, but still with minor pain and discomfort.

Although the road to recovery may differ amongst different people, as long as you follow your doctor's orders you should soon see the new you as you recover. Don't be deterred by the scarring and swelling, like a caterpillar in it's ugly cocoon, it will rise to be a beautiful butterfly.

Find the perfect surgeon you need for your transformation today at My Plastic Surgeon USA.


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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Facelift Techniques

Plastic surgeons use different approaches for facelift, depending on your bone structure and there technique. The location of the incision will also depend on your bone structure, but will be discussed with you during your consultation. Some plastic surgeons will complete one side of the face first, and then move on to the other side, and other plastic surgeons will move back in forth between the sides. This is dependent on the surgeon's technique.

Your plastic surgeon will typically make incisions above your hairline near the temples, extend it to the front of the ear, and continue to the rear of the earlobe to the lower scalp. If your case requires work on the neck, the plastic surgeon may also make an incision below the chin. The plastic surgeon will then separate the skin from both the fat and the muscle. The plastic surgeon will then tighten, after removing the fat, will tighten the main muscle and membrane, pull the skin back and then remove the excess skin. Stitches then secure the layers of tissue, and the incisions are closed. Depending on your specific case, metal clips may be used on the scalp.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Miami Plastic Surgeon Dr. Salzhauer Adds New Before and After Photos

Dr. Salzhauer who serves Plastic Surgery patients in Miami, Miami Beach and Dade County, Florida just added new Breast Augmentation photos to his My Plastic Surgeon USA Photo Gallery.

The photo gallery is a great place to get to know the kind of work your doctor performs. If you're considering Dr. Salzhauer, you know you're in good hands simply by looking at his photos and seeing the excellent care and quality he puts into his work.

Visit Dr. Salzhauer on My Plastic Surgeon USA and be sure to check out his Before and After Photo Gallery.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What Should I Know Before Electing Surgery?

Every patient is different. Plastic Surgery is not a simple decision, and every single patient has different needs. It has also been found that the procedure you initially want, will not produce the results you desire, and that a different procedure, would. It is very important for you to set up a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and to go in there with an open mind. You plastic surgeon will answer all of your questions, tell you exactly what procedure will be the best fit for you, to reach your goals, and will also be very candid if your goals are realistic. One key thing to note, when choosing your plastic surgeon, do not simply ask if they are board certified. Be sure to ask, is the plastic surgeon board certified in plastic surgery. All surgeons on My Plastic Surgeon USA are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


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Monday, March 17, 2008

Being a Mommy and a Star

You might recognize Patricia Heaton from the hit comedy series "Everybody Loves Raymond," or on her current hit show, "Back to You" where she Co-Stars with Kelsey Grammer of Cheers and Frasier fame.

Being a mom and a star isn't easy for her. As revealed in a USA Today article:

But having kids left her body less than perfect; she reveals she has had a breast lift and a tummy tuck. Both were prompted by her four Caesarean sections and by the pressures of stardom.

Her breasts, she says, were "horrifying." And her stomach was a mess. "I had a big ridge of scar tissue. My belly button was herniated. Then there was that skin that hung there. It didn't work to suck it in. It wouldn't have mattered if I had done 1,000 sit-ups. "

The tummy tuck was like having another C-section, she says. "I would recommend it to anyone."

This week, she's particularly happy about it, because she's trying on clothes to wear to Sunday's Emmy Awards, and everything fits.

It's no secret that a lot of celebrities attribute their near perfect looks to plastic surgery and now a days most celebrities have no problems being open about it. After all, they are human too. If you've been considering getting plastic surgery, My Plastic Surgeon USA is a great place to start. Begin looking for your perfect Plastic Surgeon in your area today!


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Friday, March 14, 2008

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is a surgical procedure performed that reshapes and lifts up sagging breasts. As the skin loses its flexibility, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Your plastic surgeon will remove excess tissue, and with the remaining tissue, reposition your breast. This plastic surgery procedure typically takes anywhere from 1-3.5 hours. Most patients are back to work within 7-10 days.


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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Women's Self-Image and Sexual Satisfaction Increase After Cosmetic Surgery

Body image and sexual pleasure, including orgasm, enhanced after aesthetic makeovers

According to a study done by Aesthetic Surgery Journal, data from a study shows the impact of aesthetic plastic surgery on body image and sexual satisfaction. Women who undergo common elective cosmetic surgery procedures not only feel better about their bodies, but also have higher degrees of satisfaction with their sex lives, including ability to orgasm. Women in the study who had undergone aesthetic procedures were more sexually satisfied, reported that their partners were more sexually satisfied, dressed to enhance their new figures, and were apt to try more and different sexual activities post-surgery. The greatest benefits were seen in women who had breast augmentation/breast lift and/or body contouring procedures.

This study was published in the January/February 2006 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

You can read more on this story in the Articles section of My Plastic Surgeon USA.


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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A)

Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a non-surgical procedure performed that temporarily reduces frown lines, creases in the forehead, "crows feet" in near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck area. Botox makes your skin smoother, with a more refreshed look. It temporarily prevents the muscles that actually cause wrinkles by blocking the nerve impulses. Botox is also very effective, as found out through studies, to relieve migraine headaches, muscle spasms and even extreme sweating. Most patients are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old and both men and women are good candidates for Botox. It is also important to note that Botox is the only treatment of it type that is approved by the Food and Drug administration(FDA). The entire procedure typically takes no more than 10 minutes, and there is no recovery time needed.

To learn more about Botox click here


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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Overview of Plastic Surgery Procedures

Sometimes looking up information and researching plastic surgery procedures can be overwhelming. That is why My Plastic Surgeon USA makes it easier for you to get a head start on your journey. Aside from having an extensive collection of before and after photos and a whole library of articles to do research in, My Plastic Surgeon USA also offers a quick overview of the different plastic surgery procedures our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons offer.

Finding the information is easy. On the homepage look on the left hand column right under the "Learn" section. There you'll not only find an overview of the different procedures available, you'll also find a link to the blog, our "Ask and Expert" section as well as our article finder and FAQ.

The procedures you'll find are:
Start your search today on My Plastic Surgeon USA!


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Monday, March 10, 2008

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure designed for women with very large breasts. Common problems caused by large breasts range from neck and back pain to breathing problems. This plastic surgery procedure removes fat, skin and tissue from the breasts, which in turn, makes them smaller, weigh less and more firm. The goal is to give women proportionate breasts to there body.

This procedure is done typically to relieve the physical discomforts of very large breasts, the inactivity they can cause, and the pain as well. Most patients are back to work in less than 3 days. However, you may experience discomfort for a couple weeks. Important note: Some insurance companies will cover Breast reduction, but it is important to have the proper documentation. Also, they may require a certain amount of tissue to be removed. This is important to talk to the doctor about during your initial consultation.

Click here to learn more about Breast Reduction


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Friday, March 7, 2008

Scottsdale, AZ Dr. Lille Adds New Photos on My Plastic Surgeon USA

Scottsdale, Arizona Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Lille just added new photos to his My Plastic Surgeon USA photo gallery.

He's got an extensive array of photos, including Body Lift, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Facelift and Gynecomastia procedures.

His photos showcase the expertise and skill that Dr. Lille employs to make beauty makeovers for both men and women - as well as proving, that it's never too late to get a little beauty work done.

Visit Dr. Sean Lille on My Plastic Surgeon USA today and see for yourself the skill and mastery he can apply to Scottsdale, AZ residents as well as anyone who wants to be crafted by Dr. Lille.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Reno Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Wesley Hall and Dr. Scott Wrye, Join My Plastic Surgeon USA

Reno plastic surgeons doctors Wesley Hall & Scott Wrye are both Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They specialize in breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, tummy tucks, face lifts, rhinoplasty, thread lifts, brow lifts, liposuction, skin cancer treatments and post bariatric body contouring.

If you are located in or around Reno, Carson City or Washoe County, NV and are considering plastic surgery, we highly recommend you visit his site to see what he can offer you.

Click here to visit Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye's My Plastic Surgeon USA profile


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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Liposuction: Procedural Information

Liposuction (Lipoplasty) is a surgical procedure which improves your body shape. A tube and vacuum device are used. There are different techniques that can be used for this plastic surgery procedure, including tumescent technique and the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Liposuction can be performed in many places on the body. The most common are abdomen liposuction, buttocks liposuction, hips and thighs liposuction, and upper arms liposuction. These are just a few of the common places, but of course, consult with your plastic surgeon to find out what is best for you. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours. It is dependant on the exact procedure being performed.

Click here to learn more about liposuction


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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dr. Ildiko Mikos adds new Photos and Testimonials

Dr. Mikos just added new Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck photos to her My Plastic Surgeon USA before and after gallery. These new photos show off her skills and the care and attention she puts forth when transforming a patient to the beautiful potential they always had, especially in her reconstructions when she takes cancer survivors and rejuvenates and restores their beauty.

She has also added new testimonials to her site so you can see the gift of beauty and life she has provided for her patients.

Visit Dr. Mikos on My Plastic Surgeon USA now to see the changes for yourself.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Chicago Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Peters, Joins My Plastic Surgeon USA

Serving patients from Chicago, Cook County and Forest Park, IL, Dr. Lisa Peters, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, performs a wide range of plastic surgery including cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, breast and body.

I strive to provide caring, compassionate, and top quality care to all patients. As a woman, however, I have a unique perspective to offer female patients as I better understand the concerns, insecurities, and goals women have when considering plastic surgery
Click here to visit Dr. Peters' My Plastic Surgeon USA profile


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