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Wednesday, November 26, 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 rigorous 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. You can rest assured, knowing that 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, any surgeon associated with My Plastic Surgeon USA must meet the Board Certification requirement to be featured with us.

Search for your plastic surgeon today.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Plastic Surgeon USA Articles: Would You Change Your Breast Size?

Two women who did - and got dramatically different results - share their stories in this article.

These two women, Ashlie and Patricia, share what it is like to live in a culture that emphasizes the importance that breast size plays and why they chose to undergo elective breast augmentation and reduction surgery. Although their motivations for their surgeries are different and their results are different, their perspectives on the process and the results are important for women considering breast augmentation and reduction surgeries.

For more Articles on relavent topics, check out the My Plastic Surgeon USA Articles pages.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Plastic Surgery Videos at My Plastic Surgeon USA

Many of the outstanding Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons on My Plastic Surgeon USA have been featured on TV appearances, including news and talk shows, such as Dr. Phil.

My Plastic Surgeon Videos
provide you with yet another way to discern the procedure that's right for you and a unique window into the featured surgeons' practice and demeanor.

My Plastic Surgeon USA
is your premiere source for Plastic Surgery Videos!


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Friday, November 21, 2008

Facelift (Rhytidectomy) My Plastic Surgeon USA

The Facelift is a common surgical procedure for men and women typically over the age of 40. The skin and muscles of the face are surgically tightened and the excess fat is removed. The results are a younger and more vibrant 'you'.

Are you thinking of Rhytidectomy? Are you a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for Facelift (Rhytidectomy) are men and women who:
  • Are physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations in reference to plastic surgery
  • Face and neck have begun to sag
  • Feel like your face looks "old" or noticeable in reference to the aging process

If this sounds familiar, you could be a candidate for Facelift surgery. Of course, a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will determine whether or not Rhytidectomy is right for you.

Click here to find a Board Certified, highly qualified and experienced Plastic Surgeon in your area and begin the journey to a younger looking YOU!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The My Plastic Surgeon USA Email Newsletter!

Stay informed of all the latest developments!

Want to stay on the cutting edge of information from the field of Cosmetic 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.

Just fill out the form at My Plastic Surgeon USA and send it in! It's that easy.

Thank you for visiting My Plastic Surgeon USA!

All information provided, as always, remains confidential and will not be sold or used for other purposes.
If you choose to include your city, state, procedures and/or comments, we can also customize your newsletter to include specific information when it is available.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Grover

Check out this blog on Dr. Sanjay Grover's website: Silicone Implants Approved by FDA 2 Years Ago!

This is a great blog post all about the 2nd Anniversary of the FDA's lift on the ban of silicone implants in 2006. It tells all about the reasons for the ban in 1992 and what has changed since then so that the FDA has once again approved the silicone breast implant device. It's great news for those who are thinking of Breast Augmentation Surgery because it offers more options and, according to this blog, more information than was available 14 years ago when the ban first started.

Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Grover is a Stanford University graduate who has been practising cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills and Orange County for 12 years. He's Board Certified which means he's on the cutting edge of the latest plastic surgery technology and laser techniques.

Check out Dr. Grover's website at

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Plastic Surgery Financing at My Plastic Surgeon USA

Let's face it - Cosmetic surgery isn't exactly cheap. It costs lots of money and in a lot of cases, it's money that we don't have, especially in one lump sum.

However, if it were possible to finance the procedure, and pay it off in little amounts a month, it would be possible right? That's why My Plastic Surgeon USA along with Breast Implants USA offers financing for your procedure.

There is a very informative FAQ with important information about the financing process. Do you qualify? How much will you get? What are the interest rates? The only way to find out is to head over to the financing FAQ and read for yourself. After reading through the FAQ apply to find out if you're approved. In most cases you'll find out if you've been approved within a day!

So whether it's a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or a complete makeover, a little bit of financial help can go a long way on your journey to physical rediscovery.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Email Your Doctor with My Plastic Surgeon USA - It's Easy!

A recent survey showed that electronic mail, or email is rapidly becoming the fastest and most convenient way of communicating with friends, family and coworkers. It's become a part of life today.

Wouldn't it be great if you could email your doctor with your questions or concerns regarding cosmetic surgery?

What are the surgeon's credentials? Are they Board Certified?
How long have they been practicing? Do they specialize in any one procedure over others?

My Plastic Surgeon USA's Ask An Expert Makes It Easy To Email Your Doctor!

My Plastic Surgeon USA has made it easier than ever to email a doctor with a question or concern - it's just a click away. Not only will you get an answer, in most cases you'll get a quick and very thorough answer from the doctor you email. Try it today.

Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA, find the best plastic surgeon in your area and you too will find how easy it is to communicate with your doctor.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Plastic Surgery Financing Through My Plastic Surgeon

Have you been eyeing a certain cosmetic procedure for some time, but just don't have all the cash available to pay for it?

My Plastic Surgeon has created a financing program that enables people like you to fulfill your dreams now through financing.

At the My Plastic Surgeon site you can get all the financing details and even apply online!

It's quick, it's easy and it's one more step towards fulfilling your dream of a more beautiful, more confident 'YOU'!


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rhinoplasty on My Plastic Surgeon USA

My Plastic Surgeon USA Success Stories are stories of transformation written by actual patients of My Plastic Surgeon USA featured Cosmetic Surgeons. They are more than testimonials - they're windows into the experiences of every day people who've chosen to enhance their beauty and self-confidence through elective Plastic Surgery.

Wendy's story centers around her Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure performed to alter the shape and/or size of one's nose. It's a personal story that highlights her struggles with self-esteem and self-image, related to the disproportionate size of her nose to the rest of her face. It's a common experience and one that can be painful, but this is an inspiring story of courage and faith.

A Perfect Nose
by Wendy

Around the time I hit puberty, I started to develop a hump on the bridge of my nose. My mom's to thank for this trait as it runs on her side of the family. Anyway, as I aged, the hump became much more pronounced. This heavily affected my self-esteem. I knew that I either had to deal with it or get a "nose job." I didn't want to hide behind my hair all my life so I decided to consider surgery.

About a year ago, I began doing research over the internet for surgeons specializing in rhinoplasty (nose surgery). While researching, I stumbled on My Plastic Surgeon USA. On there I found a couple of board certified surgeons with experience in performing the procedure. Each surgeon had rhinoplasty before and after photos, which I thought was great because it allowed me to get a better idea of what to expect. Of the surgeons I decided to contact Dr. Kim of Beverly Hills, California to setup a consultation. In my opinion, he had the best looking results.

Dr. Kim was very patient with me and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable and confident speaking to him. After the consultation, I went ahead and booked a surgery date. There was no doubt in my mind that I had made the right decision.

On the day of surgery, Dr. Kim and his staff put me at ease by reassuring me that I was in good hands and that everything would be ok. All I could remember before surgery was closing my eyes any praying to God that I'd wake up to a perfect nose. However, when I woke up all I saw was bandages. LOL. I asked Dr. Kim how it went and he told me the surgery was a success. I was thrilled! Several weeks later the wounding began to heal and I finally got to see what I've always wanted to see, a perfect nose.

To read more My Plastic Surgeon Plastic Surgery Success Stories, click here.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

Liposuction is an elective surgical procedure where unwanted fat deposits are removed through vaccuum suction. A tube is inserted under the skin, above the muscle, where unwanted fatty deposits rest. The fat is then sucked out from under the skin, leaving the area smooth and flat. There are different techniques that can be used for this plastic surgery procedure, including tumescent technique and the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty.

Liposuction Procedures

There are many areas of the body where Liposuction (Lipoplasty) can be used, including:

  • abdomen liposuction
  • buttocks liposuction
  • hips and thighs liposuction
  • upper arms liposuction
These are just a few examples of areas where liposuction can smooth and contour the body. Locate your nearest Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and consult with the doctor to find out the best plan for you.

At My Plastic Surgeon USA you'll find the highest quality, experienced Plastic Surgeons in YOUR AREA!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New York My Plastic Surgeon USA Dr. Robert Tornambe Videos

New York Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Tornambe of Madison Plastic Surgery, is a Board Certified surgeon practicing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just one block east of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Tornambe is the Chief of Plastic Surgery for two New York area hospitals and his state-of-the-art surgical facilities are outfitted with the same equipment and follow the same safety standards as the large metropolitan hospitals. In addition, they are fully accredited by the AAAAPSF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities).

Recently, Dr. Tornambe and his patients Denise and Samantha were featured on the television show, Extreme Makeover.

In these videos, you'll follow Denise and Samantha through their surgeries and recovery, sharing in the elation they feel as Dr. Tornambe reveals his works of art - that is, Denise and Samantha!

Visit Dr. Tornambe's website to view his Before and After Photos as well as information on how to schedule your consultation today!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

NKP Medical Plastic Surgery Forum

So, you've finally decided to do some Internet research on that Cosmetic Surgery Procedure you've been thinking about for the last few years.

You've found a helpful resource for information and articles on Plastic Surgery and Surgeons at My Plastic Surgeon USA, but perhaps the most important resource for the beginning of your research will be the NKP Medical Forums.

The NKP Medical Forums are filled with a community of users dedicated to helping each other out before and after surgery. In the forums, you can read as people just like you write about their experiences, stories and even offer their moral support. And, you can participate in the discussions and ask your questions. That's something you can't get out of a website alone.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Best Way to Find a Plastic Surgeon

On the NKP Medical Forums, a question often asked is, "How do I choose a plastic surgeon?" The answer, of course, is different for different people, but there are some important points to remember which will help you in your search:

1. Insist upon a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. A good place to start for this is at the My Plastic Surgeon USA Surgeon Finder. All Plastic Surgeons featured are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada -- and we only recognize those Board Certifications in our process.

2. Find a surgeon with whom you are comfortable. At My Plastic Surgeon USA, you can contact surgeons via email or phone to set up a consultation. Find a surgeon whose work you like, set up a consultation and be ready to ask the surgeon lots of questions!

3. Look at plastic surgeons' before and after photos and read plastic surgery patient testimonials.

4. If you are having trouble choosing a surgeon, use our Ask a Plastic Surgeon feature and surgeons in your area will respond to your questions!

Remember, while plastic surgery can be a daunting prospect, arming yourself with information is your best bet to find a satisfying and rewarding conclusion!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Thomas Nguyen

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Thomas Nguyen, M.D. and his associates at the Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery are committed to the most beautiful YOU possible.

Their philosophy is to perfect what Mother Nature intended, enhancing your self-esteem so that you feel better about the way you look, making your best possible life that much more a reality.

Patient Testimonial
"The service and the staff at Dr. Nguyen's office are wonderful and I could not be happier with my results. I tell everyone about Dr. Nguyen and I have sent several people to him already." -S

Check out Dr. Nguyen's Before and After Photos, more actual Patient Testimonials and available Procedures.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hospital or Outpatient Facility: Does it really matter?

Does it really matter where the surgery is performed?

Yes, it does!

The success of any Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery procedure, like any other elective surgical procedure, depends on many factors: the experience and skill of the surgeon, asking the right questions and finding the best outpatient facilities that fit your needs.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that people select a surgeon who has operating privileges at hospitals and outpatient facilities that have been credentialed in plastic surgery procedures. This provides you, the patient, with extra safety measures and makes your entire surgical procedure, much safer and ultimately, more comfortable.

The surgeons featured on My Plastic Surgeon USA usually list their operating privileges for hospitals and especially their outpatient facilities. Many of our surgeons have excellent accredited outpatient facilities for your safety, convenience and comfort.

When you find the surgeon that's right for you, make sure to find out about their facilities.

Thanks for visiting My Plastic Surgeon USA!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Texas Plastic Surgeons - Houston, San Antonio, Dallas

If you're in the Lone Star State and are considering plastic surgery, look no farther than your own back yard for a highly qualified, Board Certified plastic surgeon.

My Plastic Surgeon USA Does the Work for YOU!

My Plastic Surgeon USA features fully screened Cosmetic Surgeons in Houston, San Antonio and San Marcos who are highly trained on the most cutting-edge techniques and technologies available.

The List of Surgeons in Texas is Growing Every Day!

My Plastic Surgeon USA will soon feature highly-skilled Plastic Surgeons in DALLAS!

When you are ready to step into a new vision of YOU, My Plastic Surgeon USA will be here to support you with helpful information, industry news and a Surgeon Locator, so you can find the best Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons in your area.

Thanks for visiting My Plastic Surgeon USA!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Are you a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidates for Liposuction are both men and women who are not excessively overweight.

Is this you?

  • In pretty good shape, with firm, expandable skin but with pockets of fat in certain areas.
  • Are you physically healthy?
  • Do you have realistic expectations in reference to plastic surgery?
Learn more about Liposuction by visiting My Plastic Surgeon USA.

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