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 be a scar somewhere. As … Read more
Dr. Dax Guenther's Blog
The American College of Surgeons was founded in 1913 with the goal of improving the quality of care of patients by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows”. The letters FACS after a surgeon’s name stand for Fellow, American College of Surgeons. In order to become a … Read more
Ear shape and size can significantly alter a newborn’s appearance, and while you may not notice an average pair, you will certainly notice ones that “stick out” or are abnormally shaped. The problem is usually noticed shortly after birth and occurs in upwards of 30% of newborns. Parents are often incorrectly told that the ears will “correct themselves over time”. … Read more
When considering a ‘nose job’ or rhinoplasty Boston patients often call our office. A rhinoplasty involves fine detail adjustments to the central feature of the face and can result in an enormous impact on a one’s overall appearance. Historically rhinoplasty was performed as a ‘reductive’ procedure, one that focused on narrowing a wide bridge or sharpening a bulbous tip. The … Read more
The answer is probably, yes. It seems that there are advertisements everywhere for ‘new’ or ‘quick-fix’ procedures that promise surgical results without any of the less popular side effects like discomfort, down-time, swelling, etc. Unfortunately this is often misleading and recent lawsuit settlements in New York and Florida offer a good example (see USA Today article). Plastic surgery is fundamentally, … Read more
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