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Perennial Problems and Innovative Solutions: Update on Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Aesthetic breast surgery has made many advances to provide plastic surgeons and their patients more control over the results.  Capsular contracture is a classic problem with breast implants where the healing membrane around the implant distorts shape and symmetry and degrades softness.  This was once largely the result of silicone gel that leached out of […]

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Park Avenue vs. Rodeo Drive: A Comparison of Patient Desires in America’s Two Most Coveted Aesthetic Markets

Stereotypes abound in plastic surgery about what patients in different locations are asking for and what plastic surgeons are delivering.  From natural enhancements to extreme makeovers, he leading plastic surgery markets in the United States have a long track record of innovating and setting beauty trends.  Two of the most notable markets are Park Avenue […]

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Doctor Shopping: Why Cheap is a Disastrous Parachute with Your Face–Facelift, Laser, Botox, Injectable Fillers

Doctor Shopping: Why Cheap is a Disastrous Parachute with Your Face –Facelift, Laser, Botox, Injectable Fillers  How do you get the best results at the best price? This is something everyone wonder about when they make any purchase but especially important items like plastic surgery.  There are several typical pitfalls.  Sometimes services that have a […]

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How to Avoid A Bad Face: How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse After a Facelift, Laser, Filler or Botox

How to Avoid A Bad Face:  How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse After a Facelift, Laser, Filler or Botox You are starting to see some things that make you unhappy.  You’re thinking of getting some plastic surgery –surgical or non-surgical but what is the right way to find the right doctor and right treatment?  There are […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear The F Word: Where The Facelift Fits in Modern Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 4 Why You Shouldn’t Fear the F Word:  Where The Facelift Fits in Modern Plastic Surgery Everyone would like to avoid surgery if possible but deep down everyone knows at some point, you’ll need a facelift to look your best.  Preconceived notions about facelift are based on news stories, […]

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Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part II – Customization and Ethnic Diversity in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 3 Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part II – Customization and Ethnic Diversity in Plastic Surgery Once upon a time, in the 1980’s there were 8 cosmetic surgery procedures: facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, browlift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast lift and breast augmentation.  While there were always a few techniques or variations to […]

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Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part I -The Advent of Laser Cosmetic Medicine in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 2 Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part I -The Advent of Laser Cosmetic Medicine in Plastic Surgery There are two major factors that transformed  plastic surgery from the classic limited number of aesthetic surgeries to the current modern approach: Adaptation of Laser technologies for cosmetic medical applications A broader vision […]

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Proof Or Deception: Exposing the Truth About Before & After Images in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 1 I am excited to announce that I’ve launched a podcast “Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class”.  Together with my co-host, Doreen Wu, we will explore controversies and breaking issues in plastic surgery. I have been deeply involved in technology development in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine for more than […]

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