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What is Capsular Contracture?

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is the body’s response to foreign materials. It is essentially a scar tissue the body makes to wall off implants, whether they are breast implants or artificial joints, to protect the body from something that it recognizes as a foreign material. Typically every implant has capsular contracture. What we worry about are the higher grades of capsular contracture which can cause distortion or discomfort of the breast. As far as capsular contracture for breast implants goes, the grading system is: Read more

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck”, is surgery or body contouring of the abdominal skin and removal of fat. When researching this procedure, there are multiple terms that are thrown out: tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, full tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck.
So what’s the difference between these and what is most appropriate for you? Read more

FAQs About Hydroquinone

FAQs About Hydroquinone

FAQs About Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin that has been established as the most effective ingredient for reducing and eliminating hyperpigmentation such as brown spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. Many of our patients are prescribed hydroquinone to treat these skin disorders, and with any prescription, there comes questions. Read more

6 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

6 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

My body won’t be able to process vitamin D

Some people believe that if they wear sunscreen, it will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency because the lotion prevents your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays. Wearing sunscreen does not completely block the sun’s rays or prevent blockage of Vitamin D. If you’re concerned that you won’t be getting a sufficient amount of Vitamin D from the sun, you can add Vitamin D rich foods such as salmon, egg yolk and fortified milk to your diet. Vitamin D supplements may also be an option for you. This is the safest way to get Vitamin D. Read more