When Dr. Robert Heck began to notice wrinkles in his forehead five years ago, he thought of all the patients he had treated with Botox. He decided it was his turn.
“I do Botox,” said Heck, 45, who works at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. “I tell all my patients I amfull of Botox.” Men are beginning to follow women into plastic-surgery offices.Continue Reading
Liposuction, generally considered the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States and worldwide, involves suctioning out subcutaneous fat cells, those that accumulate just beneath the skin. But to gain lasting benefits, a new study suggests, people need to exercise. Otherwise they risk regaining the fat lost during surgery and redistributing that fat to their midsections, an outcome that has the potential to make them less healthy than before the operation.Continue Reading
A new post-surgery pain medication recently launched means less pain for surgery patients. It’s called Exparel, and doctors say it can provide sustained pain relief for post-surgery patients far longer than any other drug currently available. Dr. Richard Baxter, a board certified plastic surgeon from Seattle, Washington says Exparel is unique because of its long lasting numbing agent. He says the medication is injected into the wound at the time of surgery in a single dose, andreleased slowly into the bodyover three days.Continue Reading