Juvederm® Ultra XC Receives FDA Approval for Lip Augmentation

Juvederm® Ultra XC, the dermal filler used in the treatment of facial folds and lines, just received official approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its injection into the lips and areas around the mouth in those individuals wanting lip augmentation and who are more than 21…

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The Importance of Having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Perform Your Cosmetic Procedures

It seems that rarely does a day go by now without there being some story about a hapless victim of reckless and fraudulent cosmetic surgery perpetrated by a greedy, poorly or non-trained physician who isn’t a plastic surgeon, by a non-physician medically related individual or even by an unlicensed, non-medical…

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Seeking Cosmetic Treatments From Medical Spas and Non Plastic Surgeons: Often Not a Wise Choice

Many of the well known axioms of life can also be quite relevant when it comes to plastic surgery. Like: “You get what you pay for.” “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” And, of course: “Pay now or pay later” Over the years, I have…

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Plastic Surgery of the Face Sought to Improve One’s Social Media Appearance

People pursue plastic surgery because they want to look better, both for themselves and to others. It could be a breast augmentation to enhance one’s breasts, self-confidence and sex life; liposuction to appear more sculpted, shapely and refined or even a rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose, possibly…

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Is There Such a Thing as a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

In our society today of quick fixes, brief sound bites even for important information, the dominance of reality TV, and interpersonal communication often conducted largely via social media and texting, it only seems natural to expect that the same simplistic approach can be sought for improving the appearance of one’s…

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A Very High Level of Safety is Associated with Dermal Fillers for the Face

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane® and Radiesse®, which are used to soften or ablate facial lines, creases and folds as well as to add needed volume to select areas of the face, are among the most popular and common plastic surgery procedures being done. The results can be quite…

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Lip Augmentation Not the Hollywood Way

If you are a woman, you probably have at some point in your life, wished to be supremely beautiful with voluptuous lips like many of the renowned Hollywood actresses and other female celebrities? Right? Wrong! Well, they were somewhat nice before she had a bad lip augmentation What about these?…

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Belotero Balance®, An Exciting New Option for the Treatment of Fine Lines of the Face and Lips, Is Now Being Offered at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we are now offering you an additional treatment option to the very popular and effective Juvederm® and Restylane® for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds: Belotero Balance®. This is the newest hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be approved…

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Dr. Steven Turkeltaub – A Plastic Surgeon Who Personally Administers Botox® and Dermal Fillers for His Patients

It came as a complete surprise to me when I recently learned that very few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan area personally administer Botox® or dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Radiesse® to their patients needing them. That is, rather than meticulously and artistically injecting the Botox®…

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Dermal Fillers in the Treatment of Facial Aging

Among the classic signs of facial aging are laxity and drooping of the skin and loss of volume. These are manifest in such ways as jowling, creases around the lips (nasolabial folds, marionette lines), contour depressions and hollowing below the eyes and of the cheeks. Reversing or reducing these changes…

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The Increased Popularity of Dermal Fillers For Facial Sculpting and Rejuvenation

Here at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I see a tremendous number of patients who are seeking improvements in the appearance of their face though the usage of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® rather than with surgery such as facelifts or even fat injections (lipofilling). Notable,…

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One Example of the Dangers of Obtaining Non-Operative Aesthetic Procedures From Non-Qualified Practitioners and Why You Should Always Use a Plastic Surgeon

In several previous posts including most recently Buyer Beware When It Comes to Selecting A Doctor to Perform Your Plastic Surgery, I have emphatically stressed the importance of seeking a well qualified board certified plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery needs. This is true not only for cosmetic surgery procedures…

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Facial Cosmetic Procedures That You May Be Able to Afford In These Hard Economic Times

Despite the tough economic times we are experiencing now, people still want to look good. In fact, with such a severely contracted labor market, a more youthful appearance may actually help you compete for a job more effectively. Besides, you just want to look better. Are there actually ways that…

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Be Wary Of Clinics Performing Cosmetic Procedures Including Dermal Fillers and Botox®

In an article posted on June 21st, I discussed the risks that people take by seeking cosmetic surgery south of the border (Don’t Seek Plastic Surgery South Of The Border). Attempting to save money, too many patients expose themselves to substandard and poorly regulated medical care that results in disappointingly…

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Injecting Reality Into The Expectations for Lip Enhancement

Lip enhancement is a very popular procedure that can transform understated or deflated lips into more youthful, attractive and even alluring ones. Unfortunately, not everyone can realize equal benefits regarding their ultimate results due to basic structural differences of their lips. Women who can expect the best outcomes are those…

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Juvederm® XC: A New Formulation With A Local Anesthetic Making Treatments Far More Comfortable

Juvederm® is a very effective hyaluronic acid dermal filler that I use to treat facial lines and creases, for lip enlargement and to provide volume enhancement and highlighting in strategic areas. It is the only dermal filler of its type that has been approved by the FDA to last up…

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