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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blepharoplasty at a Glance

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure which removes excess fat, skin, and muscle in order to fix saggy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. These symptoms can make you look and feel older, and also may negatively affect your vision. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.

For more information on how eyelid surgery can help you visit the blepharoplasty page at My Plastic Surgeon USA to get more information on this surgical procedure

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Plastic Surgery Forum

For women interested in connecting with others regarding plastic surgery, My Plastic Surgeon USA offers an active forum for people to connect.

Whether you have questions, answers or merely want to converse with others about aspects of plastic surgery, NKP Medical Forums is the destination for you. Simply visit the plastic surgery forum to start connecting with people today.


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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Plastic Surgeon USA Photo Gallery

My Plastic Surgeon USA has an extensive gallery of Plastic Surgery Before and After photos that you can view from all our different doctors. You can also filter out and choose which procedures you would like to see. Instead of sorting through our huge gallery of photos, you can choose by procedure and see specific examples of the plastic surgery procedure you're looking for and it will also list which doctor provided that photo.

It's easy. Just click on the Before and After Gallery link on the right hand side of the homepage or choose a procedure directly from the drop down menu and you'll be taken instantly to the before and after gallery.


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Monday, December 28, 2009

Plastic Surgery Newsletter

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.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Southern New Jersey Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht, Joins My Plastic Surgeon USA

Serving Plastic Surgery Patients in Southern New Jersey, Burlington County, Cherry Hill, Marlton, Philadelphia and Voorhees, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht uses the latest techniques and advances in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Vasisht is deeply committed to helping you reveal your true beauty. By offering a host of procedures, treatments, and services, he strives to reestablish and improve how comfortable you feel in your own skin.

Click here to view Dr. Vasisht's profile on My Plastic Surgeon USA


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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from My Plastic Surgeon USA!

We at My Plastic Surgeon USA would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that you have a safe and fun-filled holiday with the ones you love.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ask an Expert on My Plastic Surgeon USA!

Have questions about plastic surgery? Then why not Ask an Expert.

My Plastic Surgeon USA's Ask an Expert allows you to send questions to board certified plastic surgeons in a discreet fashion. To get started, simply visit the following link and complete the contact form:

Click here to Ask an Expert on My Plastic Surgeon USA

You can ask any question with full confidence that it will be answered without judgment or bias between you and the doctor. Sometimes it's difficult to muster the courage to ask questions face to face that come to mind without feeling fear and anxiety. All information provided is always confidential and will not be sold or used for other purposes.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda, Joins My Plastic Surgeon USA

We are pleased to announce that Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda, has joined the elite group of Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons on My Plastic Surgeon USA. Serving Minneapolis, Edina, Hennepin County, Maple Grove and St. Paul, Dr. Kovanda has the utmost skill and experience to produce natural looking results.

Dr. Kovanda and his staff will work closely with you, listening to your desires and concerns, in order to develop the best treatment plan for you. Understanding that every surgery is as individual as the patient who chooses it, Dr. Kovanda devotes his attention to understanding your goals and helping you feel comfortable and confident with the process.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kovanda on My Plastic Surgeon USA


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Body Lift At a Glance

Able to be combined with abdominoplasty, the Body Lift procedure, also known as a 'Tummy Tuck', liposuction, or buttocks implants for a more complete reshaping of the body. The benefits of the Body Lift include an increase in confidence in your appearance and better overall health. To learn more about the Body Lift procedure and other plastic surgery information, please check out My Plastic Surgeon for up to date info on the world of plastic surgery.


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Lip Augmentation at a Glance

people looking to add size and shape to their lips, lip augmentation surgery is a valuable procedure. Lip augmentation procedures increases the size of the lips. While, the upper or lower lip may be treated alone, both upper and lower lips may also be enlarged at the same time. Lip augmentation can be achieved by injecting or surgically implanting materials into the lips. Some procedures are temporary, while others are permanent.


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Friday, December 18, 2009

What is a Breast Implant Made of?

There are various elements that make up the material of a breast implant. Today on Breast Implants USA we will be discussing the anatomy of a breast implant. The main components of breast implants include the shell, which is the outside layer, and is also known as the envelope or lumen. There is the filler, which is inserted into the shell of the breast. And the material that covers the hole where the filler is inserted is called the patch. Usually the shell is made of a single layer known as a "single lumen", however some implants have a double layer with a shell within a shell, then referred to as a double lumen.


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Facelift Procedures

With today's new surgical techniques, face lifts have emerged as the most popular surgical procedure for patients, as more than more than 10,000 American men and women will elect to have a facelift this year. The surgeons of My Plastic Surgeon consistently achieves a natural look lasting five to ten years. Instead of looking artificial or too tight, My Plastic Surgeon patients look rested, refreshed, and healthy. Friends often acknowledge the change with compliments not knowing a facelift was the reason for the new appearance.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Breast Implant Anatomy

It is important to understand the anatomy of a breast implant to be aware of what materials and substances you are putting into your body. The main components of breast implants include the shell, which is the outside layer, and is also known as the envelope or lumen. There is the filler, which is inserted into the shell of the breast. And the material that covers the hole where the filler is inserted is called the patch. Usually the shell is made of a single layer known as a "single lumen", however some implants have a double layer with a shell within a shell, then referred to as a double lumen.


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Monday, December 14, 2009

Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

It is always important to work with a plastic surgeon that is board certified. In order for a plastic surgeon to become board certified, they have to go through a long, demanding process. It is not something that can be purchased. It is not a 6-month long process; it is a process that takes years. That is why there are so many more plastic surgeons that are not board certified. Plastic Surgeon’s willing to invest that amount of time, studying and studying more, and on top of that passing the tests, and then following the comprehensive rules set forward, in our opinion, deserve the respect that brings.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Safety Considerations For Plastic Surgery

When considering plastic surgery, it's natural to focus more on the end result than on the surgical process. However, to be fully informed, it's important to learn about the safety of the procedure as well as the expected outcome. Although thousands of people have plastic surgery every year without complications, no surgical procedure is risk-free.To maximize safety, ensure that:

1. Your surgeon is adequately trained and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; any MD, can perform plastic surgery, however a doctor who is ABPS Board certified has 6 years of surgical training, specialized training in plastic surgery and is required to continuously update their knowledge and skills.

2.The facility where your surgery will be performed conforms to strict safety standards established by the Joint Commission of Hospital Organizations. Hospitals take up to a year preparing to pass this strict, on site inspection, geared to ensure patient safety.

3. Your surgeon is informed of any drugs you are taking and your full medical history, especially if you have had any circulation disorders, heart or lung ailments or problems with blood clots;

4. The surgical facility will use skilled, licensed personnel to administer and monitor your anesthesia and your recovery immediately following the procedure;

5. Extra safety measures are taken if you are having a more extensive procedure. Consult with your Surgeon if you have any concerns.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Have A Question For a Board Certified Surgeon?

Do you ever have a question about Plastic Surgery that you've never remembered to ask? Is there a pressing question that you'd only feel comfortable asking a professional? Whatever it may be, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons are available to answer your questions. Simply visit the Ask A Surgeon page to fill out a form to ask whatever is on your mind.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

San Diego Mommy Makeover Specialist Dr. Tom Pousti

Dr. Pousti specializes in Mommy Makeover procedures with offices both in San Diego and La Jolla. A Mommy Makeover is a surgical procedure which is performed using a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to counteract the physical effects of childbearing to restore and enhance your body. To learn more about this procedure, you can visit Dr. Pousti’s website here:

Mommy Makeover San Diego

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tummy Tuck Procedures

Recently, the tummy tuck procedure has emerged as one of the optimal methods for reducing excess body fat and restoring ones shape and figure. Also known as Abdominoplasty, the Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that dramatically reduces the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Through the procedure, the tummy tuck serves to remove excess fat and skin, and tighten the muscles of your abdomen, making a more flat abdomen. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, while most patients are back to work within 3-4 weeks.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Arm Lift At A Glance

It is difficult to maintain ones youthful look as they age. Often times skin loses it's natural look once one grows older. These days, many of us have flabby, sagging upper arms. With a loss of elasticitiy and increased fat deposits, the skin on the arms can begin to deteriorate. Luckily cosmetic surgeons have developed the arm lift procedure, to remove excess skin and fat, which serves to tighten the sagging arm. For many, the arm lift surgery will be a good procedure to tighten up the upper arm and regain a youthful look to their body.


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Friday, December 4, 2009

Risks Of Plastic Surgery?

With every surgical procedure, there are various risks that might occur. Although your doctor may be Board Certified and capable of performing your desired surgery, it is not guaranteed that complications will not arise. Complications such as infection, bleeding, blood clots, bad reactions to anesthesia, all have the possibility of occuring. As a patient, it is your responsibility to strictly follow both the pre surgery and post surgery instructions, given to you by your plastic surgeon. It is also very important that you choose a board certified plastic surgeons, as they are the best trained in the past, and also in the present. Board Certified Surgeons are required to take educational courses to maintain there board certification. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss the possible complications with you. Complications are uncommon, but patients typically appreciate the information ahead of time. Because smoking increases the chances of developing a complication and slows the healing process, you will need to stop smoking two weeks before a surgical procedure and for four weeks afterwards.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Buttock Augmentation At A Glance

Buttock augmentation, or butt implants, involves the surgical insertion of artificial implants into the buttocks in order to enhance their size and shape. This surgery is frequently sought by women who are unhappy with the size of their buttocks. Some feel their buttocks lack shape, while others want to have a more sensuous backside by making them larger and rounder. If you are considering butt augmentation, it is important to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon to understand the risks and benefits that go along with choosing such a procedure. As always, knowing why butt augmentation is right for you is the first step towards a successful surgery.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rhinoplasty Procedures

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) is a surgical procedure aimed to rearrange the structure of ones nose. Rhinoplasty serves to remove bulges in your nose, and alter the shape of the tip of your nose by increasing or decreasing its size. This can also repair some breathing problems, which sometimes, will allow it to be covered by insurance. Check with your plastic surgeon about your specific case. This plastic surgery procedure takes anywhere from 1 to several hours. Make sure to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon when choosing Rhinoplasty to ensure that your doctor is skilled and capable of performing the surgery.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Botox At A Glance

As the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox has become a popular medical procedure with 3.8 million treatments in 2005. Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists for treating optic muscle disorders. It was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, helping millions of patients get rid of unwanted facial lines and wrinkles.

Today, there are a variety of uses for botox. And it is being studied to treat a laundry list of other conditions, from knee and hip problems to migraine headaches.


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