Dax Guenther, MD: Coastal Plastic Surgery Blog

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Correcting Breast Asymmetry

When Boston patients come into my practice for a breast augmentation consultation, it's pretty much a certainty that during our time together, we will identify some degree of preexisting breast asymmetry.  All too often I think patients are told by family, friends, and practitioners that breast asymmetry is normal and therefore not something to be expected to be …

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3 Common Procedures Performed with Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, addresses eyelid heaviness and puffiness that contribute to the common complaint "I look tired, but don't feel that way".  I assure patients at my Boston practice that if the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the shades shouldn't be distracting. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or …

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Learn about rhinoplasty at Boston's Coastal Plastic Surgery

3 Common Procedures Performed with a Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a common procedure used to alter the shape and profile of the nose.  There are several additional components that can be addressed at the same time that improve the overall outcome, both aesthetically and practically.  At my Boston-based practice, the 3 most common ancillary procedures are: Septoplasty Turbinate Reduction Chin Surgery A deviated septum …

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3 Common Procedures Performed with a Facelift

"Facelift" is a fairly generic term, and this can be confusing when one is looking to reverse the signs of aging.  A facelift procedure lifts the cheek area and tightens the overlying skin, thereby improving the midface and jowls.  It doesn't address other areas of the face that may also be prematurely aged, and this can lead to disharmony …

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Learn about tummy tuck proceudres at Boston's Coastal Plastic Surgery

The Scar We’re All Born With

....it's the belly button.  As our only natural scar, it's absence or distortion can be conspicuous.  Furthermore, we're often fascinated with our belly buttons- giving them characteristics like "innies" or "outies", and even personalities like "happy" and "sad".  My infant son loves sticking things in his. As a plastic surgeon that performs tummy tuck procedures …

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A More Lifted You With Voluma

Juvederm Voluma™ XC is an injectable filler recently approved by the FDA and it has this plastic surgeon's stamp of approval. I've been using it in my Boston office with very happy patients.  Voluma is the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek.  I've found that by subtly augmenting the …

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My Thoughts on the "Liquid Rhinoplasty"

The uses for injectable fillers continues to grow.  Initially relegated to areas like the "parentheses" around the mouth, they now are increasingly used in Food and Drug Administration off-label methods throughout out the face.  This includes their use in the nose. Before undergoing treatment the patient is anesthetized with a topical to maximize comfort.  I'll …

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Our Medical Spa ― The Icing on the Cake

Coastal Plastic Surgery on Boston's beautiful South Shore is proud to announce that we will be providing medical spa services by licensed aesthetician Deborah Macomber. Deborah brings a wealth of experience to the Coastal team and a complete menu of non-surgical services. Ask any plastic surgeon and they will tell you that medical-grade skin care products, …

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Gummy Bear Implants

2013 has seen the FDA approval of a new type of silicone breast implant.  These implants have a firm silicone gel which allows them maintain the shape in which they are manufactured.  They are referred to as "form stable", "highly cohesive", or "gummy bear" implants. Since gummy bear implants hold their shape, it is possible …

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Can You Find the Scar?

It's impossible to perform a surgical procedure and not leave a scar.  I often tell my patients in consultation that I wish I were a magician, could wave a magic wand, and make everything happen without leaving any marks.  Unfortunately, that's just not the case, and if you're going to have surgery there's going to …

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