Plastic Surgery and Skincare

The Road to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Relief Starts with Conservative Therapy

Written by Yoav Kaufman, M.D. on Nov 19, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy, is a condition commonly caused by abnormal pressure on the ulnar nerve near the “funny bone” in the elbow, which could originate from a number of our typical habits and daily activities.

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Topics: elbow pain, cubital tunnel syndrome

When to See Your Dermatologist about Pruritus

Written by John Griffin, M.D., F.A.A.D. on Oct 12, 2016 8:22:00 AM

Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different reasons. It can be mild or severe. It can occur once or it can be an ongoing battle. Millions of people are affected by varying degrees of pruritus each year. A recent study of adult patients in a primary care clinic found that nearly one-third of patients are affected to some degree at any one time. Knowing a little about the condition can help you through it if you’ve been dealing with itchy skin. 

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Topics: dermatologist, pruritus, itching

CoolSculpting Puts a Freeze on Stubborn Fat

Written by Alisa Baker, PA-C on Apr 13, 2016 7:30:00 AM

We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a common complaint among men and women. Past treatments for eliminating these fat deposits have often been invasive with social downtime, time off work and exercise and a longer healing process. CoolSculpting is another option for body contouring that is nonsurgical, effective and gentler. If you have stubborn areas you’d like help with CoolSculpting might be an excellent choice for you. 

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Topics: freeze fat, muffin top, coolsculpting, fat removal, love handles, body contouring

Breast Reconstruction Part 2: Important Post-Surgery Reminders

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Dec 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve just recovered from a lumpectomy or mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, both your body and mind have been through a lot. While your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself following surgery, there are a few things that I see over and over again that patients neglect to follow, or do not know to expect. Here are three things I find myself telling a lot of my patients following surgery.

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Topics: mastectomy, breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgery

It’s Never Too Late for Breast Reconstruction

Written by Jamal Bullocks, M.D. on Dec 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

From the very instant they get a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients feel that their lives are a whirlwind. There are appointments to be made, treatment to research, medicines to take and doctors to meet. On top of this, there is the possibility of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. What I want my patients to know is that they are not alone if they’re feeling overwhelmed and can take a deep breath, because when it comes to reconstruction options, you cannot make a wrong choice.

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Topics: breast reconstruction, breast cancer, DIEP flap, breast implants, lumpectomy

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

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

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