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Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons

Just presented at the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting; it was a great meeting and very informative! One topic that was discussed was medical 3D printing and its future- a technology was much potential! Also the latest thoughts on safe tummy-tuck / abdominoplasty procedures and body contouring procedures..  



What is a cartilage graft in rhinoplasty

Cartilage is most commonly borrowed from the nasal septum, which is inside the nose and separates the right and left nasal passageways.  The cartilage is used to add support to an area in the nose, or in other cases help provide a functional benefit with improving breathing


How long does swelling last after a rhinoplasty?

Most plastic surgeons who operate regularly on the nose would say that swelling can last up to a year, with most of the swelling most prominent in the first few months.  I tell patients that the swelling is most prominent in the first 2 months and gradually goes down for the remainder of the year…. […]



Who is a candidate for a nipple sparing mastectomy?

The answer to this question depends on a conversation between the breast surgeon and the patient.  Traditionally, it has been considered that there may be residual breast tissue or ducts within the nipple that could theoretically contain breast cells which may be pertinent when treating cancer.  Nonetheless, nipple sparing mastectomy has increased in numbers performed […]



What is an incisionless rhinoplasty?

The use of a ‘noninvasive’ technique such as a filler for treatment of specific areas of the nose may be considered as a ‘incisionless’ procedure for the nose- it is worthwhile noting that a number of skin fillers are absorbed by the body over time….



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