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Vitamin C – The Ideal Summer Skincare Product

It is no secret to my patients that I love retinol products but using a retinol in the summer can be risky and difficult. Retinols cause increased sensitivity to the sun, so I often recommend refraining from using this product in the summer months. In its place, I recommend a vitamin C product. Incorporating vitamin […]

Preventative Botox

It is no secret that Botox, and other neuromodulators, are great for softening wrinkles and keeping the skin looking young. Each year, I feel like I see younger and younger patients seeking Botox to help prevent future wrinkles. For the longest time I was not convinced of Botox’s preventative capabilities, but through time I’ve come […]

3 Must Do’s for Your Skin (Besides a Moisturizer)

Taking care of your skin is so important because it’s the only skin you have. You cannot replace your skin unfortunately and it is much harder to reverse damaged skin than it is to prevent damage in the first place. So here are three things, not including a moisturizer, that you should be doing on […]

Advances in Postoperative Pain Control

Up until a few years ago, I was doing what most surgeons in the world were doing: only prescribing a narcotic pain medication for postoperative pain control. While this worked for decades and will continue to be the method of choice for many surgeons, I have adopted a slightly more sophisticated way of controlling postoperative […]

Beginner’s Guide to Retinol

Retinol has long been the gold standard for skincare; it is no secret that it works. In this article, I will discuss what retinol is, what it does and why you should be on one. I’ll also mention how to choose the best retinol product for you and how to appropriately add it to your […]

3 Benefits of Sunscreen & Why Everyday Use is Essential

As a plastic surgeon, I evaluate faces everyday to help my patients improve the quality and health of their skin. One product I always recommend adding to your morning skincare regimen is a sunscreen! Through my career, I have learned that patients either love sunscreen or hate it. Proper education about the benefits of sunscreen […]

What’s New with Laser Technology?

The first thing to know is that there are many different types of lasers on the market today. There are lasers that are designed for hair removal, lasers designed to deliver heat to the skin, lasers designed to ablate tissue, and many many others. Within each of these categories, there are several different manufacturers that […]

Breast Reductions: Determining Medical Necessity

Photo from Atlantic Physical The benefits of a breast reduction can be transformative for patients. Those suffering from macromastia, or large breasts, are impacted significantly. I often hear that large breasts can make purchasing clothes, exercising, and even daily activities difficult. Symptoms of macromastia include neck/back pain, grooving along the shoulders and potential rashes along […]

4 Underrated Filler Injections

When people think of plastic surgery, injectables such as hyaluronic acid fillers and Botox don’t typically come to mind. However, I love the transformative effects that can be made using simple injections. Similarly, patients often share their surprise and excitement about the improvements we can make non-surgically. Though filler is not a permanent option, it […]

Comparing Abdominoplasty Techniques – Why I Prefer Drainless

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is one of the most performed cosmetic surgeries available. The operation is designed to improve the contour of the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. During the procedure, I also tighten the abdominal muscles that can become stretched and separated through life and pregnancy. Abdominoplasties can be done either with […]

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