Have you always wanted a tummy tuck after having your children or breast augmentation before the summer? Or maybe you want to have a facelift before you turn __? If you’ve thought about having a plastic surgery procedure, but not sure where to begin; here are 3 tips to consider.
1. Is your doctor a [...]
Ever thought of saving your fat cells for future use?
I recently went to a conference in San Francisco hosted by AdiCyte, a company in Arizona that banks your fat cells (Adipose tissue) for future use. This sounds like real advanced medicine, but in fact, they have over 20 years in cell cryopreservation.
Latent in your fat [...]
Once a year, we hold our Cosmetic Surgery Wine & Cheese Open House. It is our biggest event of the year.
It was a huge success. Over 60 attendees were greeted as they got off the elevator with the cool, rhythmic, island sounds of Socca, Calypso, and Caribbean Jazz. With a glass of red or white [...]
At our latest “Facial Rejuvenation” seminar Dr. Togba showed photos of his first years in plastic surgery. With his recent Sculptra injection (Sculptra is a facial volumizer), he demonstrated the benefits of bringing fullness back to his cheeks.
Our guests were excited to hear about the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery that offer the most [...]
When you look in the mirror, do you notice that something looks different in your brow and upper eyelid area, like your brows are weighing down and reducing the space in your upper lids? Are you considering a Browlift, but not sure if this is what you need to wake-up and rejuvenate your upper eyes [...]
Q: Does Laser Liposuction work better than Standard Liposuction?
A: Great question! The answer is that there is no scientific evidence that laser liposuction offers any benefits over standard liposuction. The retraction of the overlying skin has to do with its turgor rather than the instrument used to remove the fat. No matter the modality, (whether laser, vaser, [...]
In the quest to find the right plastic surgeon, it is a good idea to have at least 2 consultations before deciding on which plastic surgeon is the best fit to meet your cosmetic goals. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, (ASPS) has published an article, “Questions to ask my plastic surgeon,” http://www.plasticsurgery.org/articles-and-galleries/patient-and-consumer-information/patient-safety.html?sub=Questions%20to%20ask%20my%20plastic%20surgeon. This is [...]
Q: I had liposuction of the neck several years ago with a great outcome, but now I notice my neck skin is starting to sag. What can I do?
A: Liposuction of the neck successfully removes the excess fat in the region that causes bulging. The process causes some scarring that may improve mild skin sagging of the region. [...]
The decision to have a plastic or reconstructive procedure is not a small matter. In our quest to find the best plastic surgeon to perform our most desired plastic surgery procedure, be it a facelift or a tummy tuck, we often refer to the internet and start with an on-line search. In the past, it [...]
Q. I’ve been into your nice office and seen your patient counselor. Your pictures of breast augmentation results look very natural. Do you use different shaped implants?
A. Dr.Togba. There are many variations of implants: anatomical round, teardrop, textured, and smooth. The choice depends upon the body type, the breast shape, and the patient’s [...]