How to Avoid Complications Following Breast Augmentation

By on 03/17/2015 in Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Capsular Contracture

How to Avoid Complications Following Breast Augmentation

The most important thing to avoid complications after breast augmentation is to follow the instructions given at the time of your consultation. Important issues that can affect complications start well before the time of surgery. Certain medications and diets can affect risk factors. In fact, patient diets are not as good as what they seem

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Vacation breasts? What is the 24 hour breast augmentation?

By on 02/18/2015 in Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, In The News

Vacation breasts? What is the 24 hour breast augmentation?

There have been some recent online articles circulating that describe a 24-hour breast augmentation. These articles report that a saline solution is injected into the breast tissue to give the temporary appearance of breast augmentation, typically lasting 24 hours or less. The articles suggest that the results give women an idea of the appearance of

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What is TIVA Anesthesia?

By on 02/09/2015 in Anesthesia, Blog

TIVA is defined as Total Intravenous Anesthesia. This has been a technique that has been around for many years and is gaining popularity. TIVA is not only used in plastic surgery, but in many types of surgeries because of the advantages it offers. The technique is performed without placing a breathing tube in the throat.

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Dr. Wiener Remembers Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz

By on 01/21/2015 in Liposuction

Dr. Wiener Remembers Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz

Yves-Gerard Illouz, prominent French plastic surgeon has passed away. Dr. Illouz developed the modern technique of liposuction, and presented this in 1982. I was lucky enough to have been at one of the first lectures he did in the United States around 1987 here in Houston. Back then, the tumescent technique of liposuction, in which

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Controlling and Correcting the Signs of Aging

By on 12/17/2014 in Aging, Blog

Controlling and Correcting the Signs of Aging

Regardless of skin type and condition, a majority of people are concerned with aging. Many factors contributing to aging cannot be prevented, yet their results can often be managed with proper skin care treatments and good products designed for each individual client. Although some of these offenders are unavoidable, many scientists believe that controllable factors

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Dr. Wiener Speaks at TMA

By on 12/07/2014 in In The News

Dr. Wiener Speaks at TMA

Dr. Wiener spoke at the Texas Medical Association Legislative Advocacy Meeting as representative for the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons on December 6, 2014. The topic was moving forward with a bill before the Texas legislature allowing physicians to dispense certain cosmetic treatments, as has been allowed in the past. This gives greater safety for

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Penicillin Allergies

By on 11/10/2014 in Allergies, In The News

An interesting article was recently published showing that most people who think they are penicillin allergic actually aren’t. The importance of this extends well beyond plastic surgery, but it is also important for plastic surgeons and their patients. Read the article here. Antibiotic coverage for most plastic surgery procedures is short term and basic. Many

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