July 26th, 2017

Does Fat Transfer to the Breast Affect Cancer Risk? A Summary of Recent Research*

Fat transfer to the breast is considered safe after mastectomy by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Fat transfer is commonly done in breast reconstruction for volume and contour correction.   Fat is taken from one part of the body by liposuction and re-injected into the breast area or between the skin and implant capsule in […]

[ Read More ]

July 17th, 2017

From the Front Desk: How I Gave Up Extensions for Latisse

Who doesn’t want longer, thicker, more luxurious lashes without having to layer on the mascara? It’s summer time, and I for one do not like the look of mascara running down my face when I get out of the ocean or when I lay on the beach too long and make the mistake of wiping […]

[ Read More ]

April 7th, 2017

Is JUVÉDERM Vollure®  the Filler of the Future?

JUVÉDERM Vollure® ® is the latest addition to Allergan’s Vycross filler family. Although it’s been available in Europe for years it just became available in the US in April of 2017. Like Volluma® and Volbella®, Vollure® utilizes Allergan’s Vycross technology to create a long lasting smooth filler. Where would I use Vollure®? Vollure® is designed for correction […]

[ Read More ]

March 31st, 2017

Can patients receiving breast conserving therapy (lumpectomy), have fat transfer? *

Can patients receiving breast conserving therapy (lumpectomy), have fat transfer? * Dr. Sarah Mess Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy leave behind breast tissue but remove the cancer and are termed breast conserving therapy (BCT). Breast conserving therapy often results in the operated breast being smaller or having a dent.  Fat transfer is a better modality than […]

[ Read More ]

January 5th, 2017

A Reluctant Botox Convert: One Dude’s Story

When I started working for Dr. Mess I readily volunteered as the in-house test pilot for all sorts of things. From micro-needling to laser hair removal, I was a willing warrior. Truth be told I liked the results, and I enjoyed being the first to try new things. A new laser? Light me up. Want […]

[ Read More ]

November 14th, 2016

Breast Implant Revision Reality

Over 300,000 women have breast augmentation surgery every year in the US, and practically all of them will need or want an implant revision at some point. This may be fairly common knowledge these days, but there is still a fair amount of confusion and miscommunication about when and why patients have breast revision surgery. […]

[ Read More ]

October 13th, 2016

Introducing Volbella!

Now offering JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC! What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC? VOLBELLA® is the newest filler on the market in the United States for lip augmentation! This filler is designed to contour lips and smooth vertical creases around the lips, often referred to as bar codes or smoker’s lines. Allergan provided Volbella to select accounts prior […]

[ Read More ]

May 6th, 2016

Diva Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is vaginal rejuvenation? Can it relieve Stress Urinary Incontinence?  Do women want or need it? This year I was asked to sit on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s light based energy panel. The panel reviews and examines existing and newly introduced laser and energy based devices for the society. One of the […]

[ Read More ]

February 2nd, 2016

What Can Botox Do? What Can’t It? And How Do I Get the Best Results?

Botox is the number one cosmetic procedure worldwide… a long shot. It’s quick, its safe, and it provides excellent results. Still, if you are considering Botox injections you need to understand what it can do and what it can’t do. What can Botox do? The most common Botox treatment areas are the “Angry 11’s” between […]

[ Read More ]

January 12th, 2016

What’s Hot in 2016?

Happy New Year! Each year we like to take a look back at the year we are leaving behind and forward to the one ahead. Top surgical mainstays like breast augmentation and liposuction continue to top the list of most requested surgical procedures, but new procedures and products have made a splash in 2015. Which […]

[ Read More ]