Autologous platelet-rich plasma or PRP has attracted attention in various medical fields recently, including orthopedic, plastic surgery and dermatology for its wound healing ability.  Various growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transformin...

One of the most common cosmetic surgeries patients are interested in when they come to my office is the abdominoplasty. This procedure, generally known as tummy tuck, can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdomina...

One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  It is very important to examine your breasts daily, as well as obtain your screening mammogram annually.

Screening Mammogram Recommendations:

  • Previously, it was recommended to start ann...

As stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botulinum Toxin Type A injections are the leading cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures in America, nowadays1. Botulinum Toxin Type A is a neurotoxin, also called neuromodulator, which is used in the cosmetics ind...

So what is Cellulite? Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and modularity, typically affecting the buttocks and the thighs.   Approximately 85 to 98% of women have cellulite whi...

February 26, 2018

The double-bubble deformity is a widely recognized complication of breast augmentation.

Prevention of Double-Bubble Deformity


• This deformity can be avoided with selection of a subglandular or dual plane (type II or III) placement, a sufficient implant volume or p...

February 21, 2018

Buttock augmentation has been performed more frequently in the past decade.  There’s approximately over 21,000 procedures performed in the past year alone. The most popular methods for buttock augmentation involve silicone implants and autologous fat grafting....

February 15, 2018

Brazilian Butt Lift involving fat transfer to the buttocks had been recently become very popular. As in any surgery, there are risks and complications, especially when combined with fat injection. There had been numerous case reports of fat embolism that have been docu...

January 10, 2018

Sculptra is a synthetic material containing poly-L-lactic acid.  This is an FDA-approved injectible that has been in use since 1999.  It’s a biocompatible and biodegradable product that is naturally absorbed by the body.  It’s a material that is frequently used in abso...

January 3, 2018

The success of an autologous fat graft depends in part on its total stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). This is important when it comes to harvesting of fat for fat transfer such as in Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Subcutaneous fat tissues...

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