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Secondary Facelift Achieves Good Results, According to New Study

Performed an average of a decade after initial facelift surgery, a "secondary" facelift can achieve similarly lasting results with a low complication rate, according to a paper in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Rod J. Rohrich and colleagues of University of Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, report their 20-year experience with secondary facelift surgery, or "rhytidectomy." The researchers conclude that, with attention to some key surgical principles, "Secondary rhytidectomy is a safe and effective procedure for continued surgical facial rejuvenation in the aging patient."

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Long-Term Weight Loss after Tummy Tuck

Most Overweight Patients Show Lasting Weight Loss One Year after Abdominoplasty

Undergoing abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") may lead to significant and lasting weight loss for many patients-especially those who were overweight or obese before surgery, reports a pilot study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Long-term weight loss after abdominoplasty may be related to increased satiety-feeling full after eating-according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett of Alameda Hospital and colleagues. The researchers discuss possible "neuroendocrine mechanisms" that may promote weight loss after abdominoplasty.

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A New Breast Implant Sizing System

Announcing a new sizing system!



Deciding on the correct size of breast implants used to be a very difficult process.  Now there is a great solution.  Previously, we would take measurements of your breasts, get a rough idea of what you are looking for, and then have you select from a few test implants.  The sizes were widely spaced and fine tuning was difficult.  I have had patients who, despite careful planning, have chosen to have a second surgery to change the size.  So we found an alternative.

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Welcome to Our Plastic Surgery Blog

Thanks for visiting our new blog. Here you will be able to find information on plastic surgery news, recent trends, special offers, and the latest events happening at our office. We want to stay in touch with our local community and present news that will be relevant to our patients.

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Surgical Cure for Migraines

To say that surgery can cure migraines is a bold statement.  Recent studies from Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown University, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have pointed out a mechanical reason for migraines and have shown that surgery can indeed provide a cure for the majority of migraine patients.  I want to take a few moments of your time and discuss the evolution and rational for these treatments.

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