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Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery: C. Bob Basu, MD Blog

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The Beauty of Mommy Makeovers

Being pregnant and giving birth are 2 of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. Many mothers even joke that it's difficult to remember life before having kids. But 1 thing that's easy for many women to recall is how their body looked before they had children. Which is where the mommy makeover comes …

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What is the recovery for a Mommy Makeover?

It is very common for mommy makeovers to include both breast and tummy procedures. After surgery, your pain should be well managed with 1-2 oral pain pills every 4-6 hours if needed. All my mommy makeover patients are ambulating a few hours after surgery (of course walking flexed at their waist given the tummy tuck).  …

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Eyelid Lift Houston

The most delicate of our skin is that around our face, particularly around our eyes, and as such it is often the first area of our bodies to begin to show signs of aging. These common signs of aging—heavy, sagging, upper eyelids, excess skin and folds, creases, wrinkles, and bottom eyelids that are sagging or …

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When is the Right Time For Facelift Surgery?

Men and women considering facial plastic surgery often ask their plastic surgeon: when is the best time for a facelift? A new study from Cleveland Clinic explores that question, and it shows that with proper screening, a facelift after the age of 65 can be just as safe as one performed for younger patients. Cleveland …

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Wendy’s Obagi Skin Care Story

I’m aware of what my skin says about my age” and “I have lots of freckles and sun damage” says Wendy, a boisterous 47-year old lady who shares some very common concerns about her skin texture and complexion. Wendy is the latest Obagi patient to be featured in their “Watch the Transformation” series. Wendy's Obagi …

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Plastic Surgery Groups Issue Statement on Stem Cell Claims

ASAPS and ASPS say that stem cells have promising potential, but marketing should reflect real data, which is still limited regarding safety and efficacy. A decision has been reached about stem cells in cosmetic surgery, from a special task force assigned by members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic …

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Male Abdominal Liposuction Featured on The Doctors TV

Male Abdominal Liposuction Featured on The Doctors TV Can you sculpt the abdomen with liposuction to create a flatter abdomen or “six-pack” appearance? This question is the subject of a recent episode of CBS “The Doctors” television show. Blair Underwood from L.A. Law appears on the show, saying, “I am good right now with the …

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A-Cup to C-Cup: What Size Breast Implant?

A woman on realself.com recently asked about planning the best size for her silicone gel breast implants. Going from an A-cup to a C-cup, she wants large but natural-looking breasts. “I am very tiny, 5’5”, size 0, and about 114lbs,” she writes; “will 375cc [breast implant] be too big? “There is not much difference between …

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Study Looks at Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in the ER

In the emergency room, the role of a plastic surgeon is becoming increasingly important, according to a new study out of Istanbul, Turkey. To analyze the role of plastic surgery, the authors looked back on over 10,000 patients who had been admitted for emergency plastic surgery at a single Hospital. Factors such as patient age, …

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Patients Discuss Life-Changing Breast Surgery on the TODAY Show

Two women with different problems, both related to their breasts, were recently featured on TODAY. Erica wanted to undergo a breast augmentation, while Jeanne was prepared for a breast reduction to help improve her body proportion and relieve discomfort. Both women appeared on TODAY show about 2 weeks after surgery. “I saw my stomach for …

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Breast Implants and Risk of ALCL

Dr. Basu recently answered a question on realself.com about the recent news of ALCL risk with breast implants. His answer said the following: Earlier today, the FDA released a safety document on a possible association between breast implants (saline and silicone) and a very rare form of lymphoma – anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). While …

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Experts Say Injectable Filler Market Still Has Room for Growth

As injectable wrinkle treatments and lip, cheek and chin augmentation procedures have increased in popularity over the past two decades, facial filler manufacturers have flooded the U.S. market with injectable products made of collagen, hyaluronic acid gel and a number of other substances. Today, are so many filler options available to consumers that it’s a …

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New Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Technology Shows Promise

There is no such thing as a “liposuction alternative” because no other fat removal procedure to-date can provide the long-lasting body contouring results that liposuction can. However, as a recent article featured in the Cosmetic Surgery Times suggests, advances in non-invasive devices that use ultrasound and cryolipolysis (fat-freezing) technology are showing promise for mild to …

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Study Finds Volume Loss in Bones Contributes to Facial Aging

In addition to facial fat and collagen depletion that cause the face to wrinkle and sag as we age, a recent study conducted by team of plastic surgeons found that bone loss and recession that occurs over time also contributes to facial aging. This “milestone” study, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Dr. …

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Plastic Surgeons Predict Cosmetic Medicine Trends for 2011

According to a press release from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), plastic surgeons predict that non-invasive body shaping and surgical facial rejuvenation treatments will be among the most popular cosmetic procedures in 2011. Weight loss, aging breast implants and the never-ending quest for the perfect posterior are also anticipated to motivate more …

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Critics Revist Heidi Montag Plastic Surgery Obsession Following Surgeon’s Death

After celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan was in a deadly car crash last August, scrutiny of his controversial and widely publicized cosmetic surgery work on reality TV star Heidi Montag has re-ignited all over popular media. The most widely criticized aspect of the 10-procedure surgical makeover Dr. Ryan performed on Montag wasn’t the pair …

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New Obagi Product Takes Aim at Latisse Eyelash Solution

Obagi recently announced the arrival of ELASTILash, an eyelash solution they say can help you achieve the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes without a prescription. Known for their high quality medical grade skincare products, Obagi is obviously taking aim at the growing market for Latisse, the popular prescription eyelash solution by Allergan Inc. Instead of …

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Celebrity Comedy Podcast Raises Funds for Smile Train Charity

The 12-hour podcast (Pardcast-athon) last week hosted by Jimmy Pardo raked in over $28,000 for the charity Smile Train, whose mission is helping children in third world countries with cleft lip and palate. The 2009 Pardcast-a-thon took 9 hours and raised $16,000 with appearances from Jon Hamm, Chris Hardwick, Greg Behrendt, Maria Bamford and many …

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Botox Eases Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors

Plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel recently completed clinical trials to determine whether Botox injections could provide relief for breast cancer survivors suffering from post-operative pain following mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Not only did the muscle-relaxing injections prove to make trial participants more comfortable, Chris Durst, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor and one of Dr. Gabriel’s …

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Mastectomies Performed Outside Hospitals Spark Controversy

Some plastic surgeons are making headlines for allowing breast cancer patients to forego hospital stays by having their mastectomies and lumpectomies performed as in-office procedures. Due to privacy concerns, pop star Anastacia recently had a lumpectomy and breast reduction surgery performed in a Manhattan plastic surgery office. Once word got out about the success of …

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