To see the best enhancement, look around your eyes. Both men & women notice some of the earliest signs of age around their eyes. Expression lines appear between the eyebrows, squint lines are called crow's feet, bags appear below the eyes, and skin droops toward the lashes. Botox and Blepharoplasty will probably seem like money well spent.
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Tags: Visceral Fat Belly Fat Intra Abdominal Fat Tummy Tuck Liposuction
We frequently are asked to evaluate patients for possible improvement by liposuction & tummy tuck. One important assessment is the location of tummy fat; is it under tummy skin (accessible) or inside the abdomen, around the organs (inaccessible). We can help patients with the former. If the latter is the main problem, then surgery or non-surgical procedures will not help you. We cannot tell through photos, only through an in-person physical exam. Come for a consultation if you need our advice. A recent article in Health magazine explains the differences in an easily understood manner. See their link below http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20899063,00.html
Tags: Breast Implant Baffled Saline New Idealimplant
FDA approval was recently announced for a new design in saline filled breast implants. Ideal Implant Incorporated working with Valent Pharmaceuticals announced approval to market their new breast implant in the USA & Canada. The implant is designed to incorporate the best of saline filled (safety, leak detection, easy replacement) and silicone gel filled implants (feel, ripple reduction). Dr. Graham will offer these devices when the become available.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will start it off giving you an excellent reference article about risk factors: some you can and some you cannot change. See the link to American Cancer Society.
Tags: Brand Name Operations Lifestyle Lift Biltmore Lift Brazilian Lift Graham Lift
We are occasionally asked how is the procedure you do different from one of these brand name procedures. Dr. Graham frequently is unable to tell you the answer. The terms often aren't actually specific operations. The brand names represent a new concept in marketing surgery. They do not necessarily describe a actual operation done by a surgeon, but rather a concept, trademark, logo, etc. used to allow simple promotion of a company.
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is the month each year when the American Urological Association encourages everyone to remember adult men's health care. As a provider of care to more women than men, we'll take the opportunity to encourage all our patients to remind their men to schedule an annual physician visit that includes prostate health screening.
Tags: Blepharoplasty Eyelid Tuck Facial Rejuvenation
When you feel you look old or tired, and when others comment on such an appearance, it is often reflected from our eyes. When we’re tired it is not unusual for our upper lids to settle a little, but in our 40’s (or beyond) this is often due to changes in the elasticity of the skin and underlying layers. The procedure is relatively short, out-patient, with local or general anesthesia, little pain, and a brief recovery. Excess skin and underlying bulk is carefully marked and measured, tiny incisions are made, and Dr. Graham removes redundant tissue. The scar falls within the natural eyelid crease or normal wrinkle lines. These scars heal with some of the finest scars anywhere on the body. Many patients return to work in one week, but traces of the procedure take 2-3 weeks to fade. You can resume golfing, gardening, and work-outs in 3 weeks.
Tags: Eyelash Growth Latisse Bimatoprost Tinting Extensions
We actually offer several ideas to improve your lashes. Latisse is the only FDA approved medication that can produce longer, darker and thicker natural lashes. You apply it nightly and see response over a few weeks. There are few side effects and almost all patients get a good response. This is a popular product, for good reasons. Eyelash tinting is done by our Skin Care Specialists, often combined with regular facials, or other treatments. Eyelash extensions can be applied to your lash area for more immediate results. Official Latisse site: http://www.latisse.com/?cid=sem_bin_s_1293&sadid=44700000089476594
One of the patient safety measures we employ. This coming Wednesday is promoted by the Association of periOpertive Nurses to encourage other facilities to adopt this technique. We've already been doing this for years.
Tags: Breast Reduction Insurance Breast Lift Male Breast
Breast reduction is done by plastic surgeons for many women. Most of them are covered by health insurance. If you have DD or larger breasts, back / neck / shoulder pain, which hasn't responded to over the counter medications, interference with daily activities, and if the surgeon estimates removing more than 1-2 pounds of excess tissue, then your health insurance will likely cover reduction surgery. However insurance companies do not all use the same requirements. Some require you to have treatments prior to seeing a plastic surgeon, so you are wise to inquire of them first. We do not require referral (we'll help you anyway), but your insurance may so check first. Your primary care doctor may be able to answer your questions, or call customer service at your insurance company.