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Fillers, fillers everywhere.

Today we have more choices than ever in the battle to remove lines, volumize the face and to restore youth.  Here are some of the latest techniques that I picked up at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference last month. The upper face has been left out.  Toxins like Botox and Dysport have been our go to tools to raise the brow and prevent the frown lines between the eyes.  Good news is that fillers work here too and can complement your toxin treatment. 1.  The Temples.  A great way to bring volume back is to fill in the … Continue reading

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Liposuction has come a long way

Liposuction has come a long way since its beginnings in 1976.  With the tumescent local anesthesia technique (numbing from underneath the skin), cosmetic surgeons have had an unprecedented safety record and comfort level for the patient.  The disadvantages of using general anesthesia or IV sedation are eliminated with this method.  Patients are comfortable during and after the procedure.  Complications are infrequent and minimal.  Infection are rare, and no fatalities have been reported.  Recovery is days instead of weeks.  Patients who have had liposuction under general anesthesia and subsequently with tumescent anesthesia, alway prefer the latter. Most of our patients who … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Sometimes people will ask me if they should become a doctor.  As a business model, it’s not the best choice.  Insurance, lack of insurance, payments, and deductibles make it a tough choice on paper.  Solo practice has its struggles too, with the balance of employees, morale, sick days, payroll.  It can be quite challenging. So why do I do it?  I do it because I have the best group of patients I know.  You let me into your lives, your struggles, and your victories.  You are appreciative of my effort.  I tell those that ask that I am in medicine … Continue reading

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