Plastic Surgery Blog

Mini-Facelift, An Uplifting Office Experience

For the uninitiated:  the term “mini-facelift” does not refer to a facial procedure done on a person with a very small face.  On the contrary it most often is a surgical answer for a person who feels that the merciless onslaught of gravity, time, and “life” have stretched or enlarged facial and neck skin.  Over […]

Try This at Home! The Bleph Test

Have you noticed an accumulation of extra skin on your upper eyelids? If so, we have an interesting little experiment for you to try at home. All you will need are a mirror and a q-tip. Now, you will use the half of the q-tip which is not covered with cotton. (It’s less bulky and […]

Otoplasty – Ear Pinning

Ears as appendages are extraordinarily useful as we seek to survive and to enjoy our world. We creative humans additionally have assigned other important attributes to them, as display shelves for exotic and not-so-exotic earrings, as anchors for hats and muffs, as objects for playful affections, as storage bins for wanted (ear plugs) and unwanted […]

Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions

We are happy to announce our new service Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions. It will give you longer, thicker, and more beautiful-looking eyelashes. Each Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension is individually applied to a single eyelash, resulting in a gorgeous, natural appearance. Danusia Vargas, RN is our trained and certified Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Stylist. Xtreme Lashes […]

“Muffin Top” – with or without “The Pooch”

“Muffin top” enjoys a post in Wikipedia (plus photos) defined as tummy tissue which runneth over the waistlines of clothing which either is too tight or is trying to corral excess fat, suggesting a muffin overflowing the edge of its paper casing. Any elastic band will create at least a “mini-me muffin” even among the […]

Top 10 Reasons To Choose My Plastic Surgery Group

#1: As your plastic surgery group, you will have access to all the physicians, estheticians and other professionals. Our coordinator’s sole task is to provide you with a “go to” person in addition to your doctor who will know you, your hopes and expectations, and be available. #2: In practice for a quarter of a […]

The Sando and Aker Tummy Tuck – There Are Big Differences

In its simplest form, an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, involves removal of excess skin from the lower abdomen in order to tighten and restore a youthful look to the tissues. Most surgeons, over the last few decades, have found that tightening the muscles of the abdomen is helpful as well. Women, and some men, have […]

Congrats to Dr Aker – All World Athlete Class of 2013

On behalf of IRONMAN, Dr Aker has become an All World Athlete – Class of 2013. His strong performance in Ironman positioned him in the Top 5% of M45-49 earning a Silver All World Athlete status. Dr Aker comments, “Haha!! It is actually funny because my finish times are middle of the pack. The way […]

The Truth about Exercise and Your Skin

We see many patients, “gym warriors,” who have fought the good fight trying by exercise to defeat wrinkles in the tummy, slack skin in the upper arms, jowl laxities in the face, crevices in the back, jiggly skin in the thighs. What gives? Quite simply, for skin toning the gym usually is the wrong battlefield. […]

Benefits of Combination Plastic Surgery

It is not unusual to combine two or more procedures during one planned operation. Most commonly the combined procedures are addressing the same area of concern, for example a breast enlargement with a breast lift. The second most frequent combination takes care of concerns within the same body region, for example a tummy tuck with […]