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Breast Implants : When To Revise Your Size

Recently RealSelf Trends published an article “Smaller Breasts Are In – Particularly For Women After Menopause” which has gotten me thinking. I guess the question is do women really desire smaller breasts as they go through life? While it would be attractive to come up with a simple answer, I think that the choice of breast … Read more »

How To Apply Skin Care Products. Mystery Solved.

Any skin care expert will tell you that the order in which you use your products is key to getting the results you want. The last thing you want to do is put your most expensive product, an active serum, over a heavy cream blocking absorption and preventing the liquid gold from doing its job. … Read more »

True Confessions: Glowbiotics Pads Have Spoiled Me For Life

Our Patient Care Coordinator confesses that she is just slightly obsessed with our new Glowbiotics Pads. Self-awareness is a weird thing. Rather, self-awareness has taught me that I’m weird. Here’s how I know: the other day I was asked what my favorite skincare products were and I replied “Glowbiotics Probiotics Pads …pretty much anything that ends … Read more »

5 Ways I’ve Made My Tummy Tucks Better

One of the rewarding and challenging things about medicine is that things are always changing, and mostly for the better. Anyone who has had a surgical career for more than 10 or 15 years is now doing things which we learned after we completed our training. Sometimes we are doing an entirely different operation and … Read more »

Kybella vs Liposuction: Why It’s Neck and Neck

Recently I attended the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting in Montreal, Canada. I enjoyed the meeting and I enjoyed Montreal. As an aside this is a great city to visit and is not very far away. And, our Canadian neighbors are great! One of the things I always do at meetings is to … Read more »

The List: Every Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon In Knoxville

A few years ago I wrote a blog about the members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) who are practicing in Knoxville. Well, nothing stays the same. Several of my colleagues have retired after having had very successful practices, and several new members have moved into the area and have become my new … Read more »

Does Cosmetic Surgery Change Who You Are?

I’ve been in the business of plastic surgery for almost 30 years (longer if you count my training years) and I have noticed firsthand the life-changing power of this specialty. There are many examples from the reconstructive side of this field in restoring normal form and function to such problems as cleft lips, breast reconstruction, … Read more »

How To Be Helpful During Her Breast Augmentation Consult

Most of the time when I am blogging, I am focusing on the patient. And this is as it should be. However, today I am addressing people who accompany patients at the time of their consultation. It’s great when you come to the consultation, because you are an important part of the process even though … Read more »

Why Smoking Makes Plastic Surgery Recovery Difficult

Plastic surgery, or more correctly, plastic surgical operations, live on the edge of your blood supply. This is important to understand for a good recovery after a plastic surgery procedure. Let me explain: What we are doing with plastic surgery is changing the shape of different areas of the body. The word “plastic” come from … Read more »

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