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
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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
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 to design them to mimic … Read more
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
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
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