“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 if performed alone. Because of … Read more
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….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 at my Boston practice, paying … Read more
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 bony area of the cheek, … Read more
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 mix additional local anesthetic into … Read more
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, chemical peels, and laser treatments … Read more
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