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PAH after Cryolipolysis May Not Be So ‘Rare’

“A recent article in our leading Plastic Surgery Journal discusses the higher-than-expected risk of PAH (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia) after CoolSculpting. Essentially, MORE fat grows back in the areas that were treated with CoolSculpting (fat reduction through COLD) than was there previously. While it’s still a relatively low number of occurrences (1 per 138 patients), it’s still much higher than should…

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Light Therapy

What is LED Light Therapy? LED light therapy is the BEST health and beauty tool you never knew you needed! It has been clinically proven to be effective for a variety of uses such as anti-aging, hair restoration, skin conditions, acne, wound care, and pain relief. Specific wavelengths penetrate the skin helping to naturally jump- start tissue recovery, skin rejuvenation,…

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“What is the Size Range Available for the Gummy Bear Type Implants?”

A prospective patient asks Dr. Birchenough: “What is the size range available for the gummy bear type implants? And cost of a revision breast augmentation from saline under the muscle to the gummy bear?” Dr. Birchenough: Thanks for contacting me about breast revision surgery. The gummy bear implants now come in a huge variety of shapes and size, something like 200…

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“What is Your Price Range for Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery?”

A prospective patient asks Dr. Birchenough: “What is your price range for gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery?” Thank you for your question regarding gynecomastia. As you may know, gynecomastia surgery can vary widely depending on the extent of extra male breast tissue, skin, and the amount of ptosis (sagginess.) The length of surgery drives the cost. Sometimes I use liposuction and…

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“What are My Options for Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Surgery?”

Many patients come in to see me after being diagnosed with breast cancer. While there are many types of breast cancer, and different modalities of treatment, one of the critical components to treating breast cancer is with surgery. This typically includes either removal of a portion of the breast, called a lumpectomy, or removal of the entire breast, called a…

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Breast Augmentation Consultation

A patient visited for a breast augmentation consultation. After reviewing similar case studies, she had questions regarding recommended breast implant size. After discussion with each patient, I determine the best range of implant sizes based on their chest size, the current amount of breast tissue and the dimensions of the breast. Need to be able to “hide” the implant as…

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