Plastic Surgery and Skincare

Important Event Coming Up? Start Getting Your Skin Ready Months in Advance!

Written by Alisa Baker, PA-C on Jul 15, 2015 4:08:00 PM

We always want to put our best face forward, but upcoming events like weddings, proms, family portraits or reunions are times when we really want to look our best – and part of feeling your best means being comfortable in your skin. If you’d like to try something new with your skin, or even if you want to make sure that you’re maintaining the current level of your skin, it’s important to come up with a reasonable timeline for the steps you’d like to carry out before your big day.

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Topics: chemical peels, botox, event skincare, exfoliant

Breast Augmentation (Part 2): Implant Options and Placement Techniques

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Jun 24, 2015 5:30:00 PM

In my previous post, I shared answers to some of the most important and frequently asked questions from patients about breast augmentation surgery. In this post, I’ll delve into questions related to the breast augmentation procedure itself. 

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Topics: breast augmentation, saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, breast implants, surgical options for breast implants

Your Questions About Breast Augmentation Surgery Answered (Part 1)

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Jun 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM

As a plastic surgeon, I find that many patients are interested in breast augmentation. They naturally have a lot of questions about it during our initial consultations. In this two-part post, I’ll address the questions most commonly asked by patients, as well as implant options, how they are placed and how often they’re replaced.  

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Topics: cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, breast augmentation, breast surgery safety

Know Your Breast Reconstruction Options

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Jun 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy can be complicated and emotional. It’s important to know your surgical options when it’s time for reconstruction. One surgical procedure that may be a viable possibility is the DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap procedure.  

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Topics: mastectomy, breast reconstruction, DIEP flap, microsurgery

Men Need to Pay Attention to Skincare Too

Written by Alisa Baker, PA-C on May 30, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Men typically take the spartan approach when it comes to skincare – a bare-bones routine that involves splashing their faces with some water and drying it off. For some, there may even be a bar of hand soap involved. (Terrible! Please don’t do this!) The reality is, you can still take good care of your skin and not stray too far from your normal three-minute morning skincare routine.

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Topics: sunscreen,, botox, shaving, acne, men's skincare, skin type, cosmetic procedures

Why You Should Avoid the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on May 6, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Social media challenges seem to be both cyclical and ubiquitous. The newest challenge circulating cyberspace, dubbed the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, is encouraging people to plump their lips to look like Kylie Jenner’s. If looking at the “after” photos of this aren’t enough to dissuade you, then let me tell you some of the potential hazards that come with this type of risky, at-home procedure.

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Topics: Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, Internet challenge, lip damage, lip injury, social media challenge

Breast Reconstruction After Breast Cancer: Important Factors to Consider

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Apr 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Undergoing a mastectomy can be a physically and mentally difficult process for a patient. Because many patients opt for breast reconstruction, it is extremely important to know what the surgical options are.  

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Topics: mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast cancer

Mommy Makeovers: What You Need to Know

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Mar 14, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Carrying a child during pregnancy is rough for so many reasons. You’re often tired and nauseous. Your feet and hands swell. More significantly, your body is constantly changing to make room for your new infant and to prepare you for delivery. Sometimes, the body simply cannot bounce back on its own after the pregnancy is over. This is where a mommy makeover helps. 

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Topics: plastic surgery, rejuvenation, mommy makeover, tummy tuck after pregnancy, getting your figure back after pregnancy, breast lift

The Fountain of Youth Needn’t Be Costly or Invasive

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Feb 21, 2015 11:30:00 AM

I talk to many patients each week who would like to do something to help slow down the aging process. Too much sun, smoking and air impurities can wreak havoc on skin, but many people think addressing these issues will be costly, dangerous or painful. The truth is, there are minimally-invasive, affordable alternatives to facial rejuvenation that do not require lengthy recovery times.
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Topics: plastic surgery, skin damage from sun exposure,, brown spots,, anti-aging skin care, chemical peels, wrinkles, injectibles, botox

Anti-Aging Skin Care Advice

Written by Alisa Baker, PA-C on Feb 14, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Our bodies need vitamin D. It’s an important factor in promoting healthy bone formation and in boosting the immune system. While Vitamin D is most commonly generated within the body after exposure to the sun, it’s important to remember that too much sun exposure isn’t safe and could end up making you look older than your real age.

Think about all of the time your skin is exposed to the sun during the day. Walking to or from your car, running errands, taking a walk outside during your lunch break – these can all add up to more sun exposure than you may have realized during the course of an entire day. When you combine your normal daily sun exposure with those weekends at the beach or floating in the pool, the amount of time spent in the sun can be surprising.

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Topics: skin damage from sun exposure,, brown spots,, UV rays, skin cancer,, sunscreen,, hyperpigmentation, liver spots, ultraviolet radiation, anti-aging skin care

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