Archive | July, 2014

Lasers, Light, Ultrasound – Guide to a More Youthful Face

29 Jul

We live in a very busy society rushing from home to job to kids after school events, grocery shopping, dinner – well you know how it goes.  At Marina Plastic Surgery, we see many men and women who are adamant that they have no time left over for surgery or the recovery time afterwards.  But, they still want to look more youthful.

no surg wrinklrWe have the answer!  There are many brand new and tried and true procedures to make years disappear.  Lasers, light therapy and ultrasound offer quick and easy ways to diminish wrinkles and look more youthful and rested.  Here’s a quick little video that I did for the Plastic Surgery Channel that explains how you can achieve that young and fresh look without surgery.  Click here.

Happy summer!  WGS

Simultaneous Breast Implants and Breast Lift is Safe and Effective

15 Jul

stevens surgeryI just completed a recent study that you might be interested in.  With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, combining breast augmentation implant surgery with a breast lift into one surgical procedure can be safe and effective, as reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of 615 consecutive patients who underwent combined breast implant surgery and breast lift from 1992 through 2011. Patient demographics, operative and implant details and long-term outcomes were analyzed along with calculated rates of complications and revisions.

We found that our data compare favorably with previously reported revision rates for two separate surgeries – breast augmentation alone and lifts alone. Past critics of the surgery cited the lack of literature supporting the procedure’s benefits and the risks inherent in a combined operation.  We, along with other surgeons, noted that combining these procedures did not increase such risks in properly selected patients, and our study has supported this.


Mother of the Bride or Groom? How to Look Amazing!

1 Jul

So much attention is focused on the bride looking spectacular at her wedding, that sometimes the mother of the bride or groom forgets how special she is as well.  You bought that gorgeous dress and maybe even a stunning hat to look just right when you walk down the aisle before your son or daughter, but what about treating yourself to something special to make you feel everything fits just right?

Modern Wedding Mom, a website devoted to the second most beautiful woman at a wedmodernweddingmomlogoding, you, interviewed me about CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that we do at Marina Plastic Surgery.  The procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis®, a process demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body. Fat cells are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results.

You can read all the facts here at Modern Wedding Mom.  To find out more, check out our website about CoolSculpting at

Happy wedding!  WGS

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