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The Benefits of Combining Procedures

The moment that a patient first gets to see the results of a facelift, breast augmentation, or other procedure is always thrilling. Being a part of their joy and happiness is one of my favorite parts of my work. Often, those results come from not just one, but a combination […]

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Considerations for Natural Facelift Results

One of my favorite treatments to perform at my plastic surgery practice is the facelift, because the results can be so gratifying to my Thousand Oaks patients. Unfortunately, the media has often misconstrued the procedure to yield “frozen” results, portraying as the norm examples of skin pulled back so tightly […]

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Is Now The Right Time For A Facelift?

A new article posted on SFgate.com today has some up-lifting news for people who may be in the market for a facelift in Thousand Oaks. It was reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that 2010 saw a 35% increase in patients receiving facelifts from 2009. While it […]

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Erase Sun Damage with Fractional Pearl Laser Treaments

For years, aggressive lasers such as the CO2 laser were the standard for treating fine lines and wrinkles. The problem however, was that these treatments were drastic; removing the entire top layer of skin and taking weeks of downtime to heal. As a plastic surgeon with patients in Westlake Village […]

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Plastic Surgery for Burns & Other Wounds

Over the years, I have built a practice revolving around both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and have treated a variety of patients from breast cancer victims to burn victims. WedMD recently released an article suggesting plastic surgery as an option for burn and other wound victims. Skin grafting is often […]

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15 Things You Should Know About Breasts

Good.is recently posted this very informative infographic about breasts. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, just under 300,000 breast implants were issued to patients in 2010. That’s up 2 percent during the last year and 39 percent over the last decade. As far as other breast related surgeries […]

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How VECTRA® Can Help With Breast Augmentation Size Decisions

As a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks, I am always careful and thorough when I help patients select breast implants that match their aesthetic desires, body type, and lifestyle. But even after reviewing before-and-after photos and trying various bra sizers, my breast augmentation patients often want a better idea of […]

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Different Paths to Breast Augmentation Revision

I’ve recently had the opportunity to perform revision breast augmentation on a wonderful new patient! Lacey Von Erich, pictured above, is a retired professional wrestler, mother, and wife. She has come to my plastic surgery practice for her revision breast augmentation in Thousand Oaks. With a successful career, pregnancy, and […]

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Silicone or Saline: A Question of Materials

Silicone gel and saline solution remain the 2 main options for breast implant fillers. Both are viable and safe options for breast augmentation in the Westlake Village area, and knowing what to choose will depend largely on your goals, preferences, and body type. At my practice, I meet with patients […]

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Tandem Plastic Surgery: Mutual Support through Your Recovery

Have you considered having your plastic surgery with a friend or family member? Pairs such as the mother and daughter recently featured on Good Morning America are increasingly going into the OR together. Around Thousand Oaks, having plastic surgery at the same time as a friend or relative can actually […]

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