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    Your doctor will discuss with you how to prepare for your browlift or eyelid surgery. In order to minimize the risks to surgery, it is very important that you follow these instructions:
    • Do not take any of the following for at least 14 days prior to surgery:
      • Aspirin or aspirin containing
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    You and your doctor will discuss whether you are a good candidate for ear reshaping, or otoplasty. The goal of otoplasty is to surgically correct protruding or deformed ears. Otoplasty will not alter hearing ability. What is important for successful otoplasty is that the ears be in proportion to...Read More
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    In order to minimize the risks to surgery, it is mandatory that you follow these instructions for eyelid surgery:
    • Do not take any of the following for at least 14 days prior to surgery: aspirin or aspirin-containing products, ibuprofen or similar medications (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.), ginko
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    After eyelid surgery, you want to be really careful because of the delicate nature of the surgery. Here is useful information about what you can expect during the first week after eyelid surgery. These are general guidelines -- your doctor may give you slightly different instructions:
    • Cleaning
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    A skin sparing mastectomy is a procedure that removes the breast, nipple and areola, keeping the outer skin of the breast intact. See this animation for details about the procedure: Read More
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    There are general guidelines about what you can expect after eyelid surgery. Your own situation may be different, and you are encouraged to ask your doctor if you have any questions before or after the surgery. Generally, this is what happens:
    • Immediately after the surgery is over, your doctor
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    During the first month after your eyelid surgery, you will see changes and will be able to enjoy the results of your surgery. Most of the swelling that you saw during the first 48 hours will go away fairly quickly. The bruising is typically gone by two to three weeks after the procedure. At least...Read More
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    Skin resurfacing is a procedure to smooth your skin to repair damage done by wrinkling, sun damage, acne, or other causes. This procedure essentially repairs the outer layer of your skin.

    Both men and women seek skin resurfacing to reverse the effects of damage to their skin. Some people also...Read More
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    A mini-facelift or "mini-lift" is a procedure during which the area of tissue that is operated on is kept to a minimum. Some patients with minilifts have excellent results in obtaining a more youthful appearance with this minimized type of facelift. The minilift requires a smaller incision than the...Read More
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    A necklift, also known as a platysmaplasty, is a procedure to replace volume and lift sagging skin in the neck. Sagging skin and folds, wrinkles and color changes are often the first noticeable signs of aging.

    During a necklift procedure, your doctor tightens the neck muscles which helps lessen...Read More
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    Plastic surgeons work closely with specialists in many other fields in order to develop a plan for your plastic surgery and ensure your continuing good health. Some of these specialists include:
    • Dermatologists -- Specialize in diagnosis and treatment of skin problems
    • Oral surgery and dental
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    Although everyone's experience with rhinoplasty surgery is slightly different, here are some general guidelines for expectations after surgery:
    • Immediately after surgery, a small splint will be placed on your nose to protect it and to keep it stable for at least five to eight days.
    • If packing
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    Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized field where the particular needs of the ethnic patient are taken into consideration when doing nose reshaping. The nose is the most defining feature of your face, so a slight alteration can improve your appearance and make you feel better about your looks. This...Read More
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    Most people envision balding older men when it comes to hair loss. But hair loss affects almost as many women as men.

    For women, hair loss can be traumatic because our hair a big part of how we present ourselves to the world. Unfortunately, many women are too embarrassed to seek treatment -- seeing...Read More
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    Some hair loss due to shedding is normal, with the average person losing about 50 to 100 hairs a day. 

    As people age, the rate of hair growth slows. Common causes of hair loss include:
    • Pattern hair loss
    • Changes in hormones
    • Major physical or emotional stress 
    • Medical illness
    • Nutritional
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