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30 09, 2020

Breast cancer: awareness never limited to one month of the year

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While we use October to display pink ribbons and highlight breast cancer awareness in the U.S., those conversations should never be reserved for a particular month of the year. The Susan B. Komen Foundation estimates that by the end of 2020,  in the U.S. there will be 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer. Add to that approximately 50,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer and 42,170 breast cancer deaths and it’s a reason to pay rapt attention. It cannot be stressed enough how mammograms figure prominently in helping to lower some of these numbers via early detection, since in the big scheme of things this uncomfortable but necessary ounce of prevention enables the medical community to save lives. Although men can get breast cancer, it is most common in older women.  Other factors that figure prominently are (1) if you have changes in breast cancer-related genes (BRCA1 or BRCA2) (2) having started your period before age 12 or starting menopause after age 55, (3) never having given birth or being older when [...]

Breast cancer: awareness never limited to one month of the year2024-01-02T14:42:45+00:00
22 09, 2020

Ultherapy: achieving anti-aging from within

2024-01-02T14:42:45+00:00

When researching the in-office cosmetic services to offer in my practice, I searched for non-invasive procedures to help with anti-aging around the face, neck and upper chest areas — places many of us find change somewhat disconcerting as we age. There are a number of therapies, all with varying degrees of effectiveness and longevity. But none impressed me more than Ultherapy, a unique treatment that uses ultrasound technology to target specific layers of the skin, delivering natural-looking results that actually improve over time. Unlike other methods that freeze or zap cells, Ultherapy uses high energy-focused ultrasound to target specific layers within the tissues. This encourages the skin’s natural healing process and stimulates collagen production, in turn lifting and tightening the skin in the neck, brow, cheeks (jowls) or décolletage. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA-approved treatment to tighten the skin, and offers remarkable results with virtually no downtime. Since there is nothing like a first-hand account, I recently asked a patient to describe her Ultherapy experience. “I was told in no uncertain terms [...]

Ultherapy: achieving anti-aging from within2024-01-02T14:42:45+00:00
20 08, 2020

Giving you the skinny about plastic surgery and beauty treatments in a blog you can count on ….

2024-01-02T14:42:45+00:00

Welcome to my brand new blog! As a practitioner within this wide-ranging world of plastic surgery and cosmetic miracles,  my goal is to not only inform you, but also give you enough information to help you make decisions about moving forward with a given procedure you may be facing or even contemplating. This is where I hope to enlighten you as to each and every procedure I do as well as offer some insight into the kinds of results you can expect.  I will discuss my own expertise and experiences along with featuring stories my clients are eager to tell as well. But first a little about me. It was way back in middle school when I dreamed of combining my artistic ability with my love of science to help others have a better quality of life. Here is where I happily landed —  doing breast reconstructions, mommy make-overs, blepharoplasty and a number of other corrective and aesthetic procedures. Born and brought up in Sacramento, I completed my undergraduate studies at University of California at [...]

Giving you the skinny about plastic surgery and beauty treatments in a blog you can count on ….2024-01-02T14:42:45+00:00
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