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Fat Transfers for Breast Reconstruction

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In the last seven to 10 years, an increasing number of plastic surgeons have begun grafting fat to improve breast reconstruction results. This grafting, commonly known as a fat transfer, uses fat cells to contour the breasts.

Fat transfers typically occur during another cosmetic procedure like liposuction. The surgeon can take the fat cells from areas like the thighs or abdomen and transfer the cells to the breast.

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

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Women who undergo breast surgery should understand that breast implants do not last forever. So, how long do breast implants last? While there is no average lifespan for breast implants, most surgeons will tell you they typically last 10-20 years. But there are several factors that can affect that timeline.

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Plastic Surgery Patient Mistakes

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You’ve read horror stories about plastic surgery gone wrong. There’s even a show dedicated to it. But in those instances, it’s the surgeon who is erroneous. What happens when the patient is the one at fault?

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All About Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation can provide an individual with the naturally proportionate body they desire. It is a complex type of surgery that requires the skill of a board-certified professional to perform safely and successfully. But once you have chosen the right plastic surgeon in Houston, what should you as the patient be prepared for? The primer below will help you better understand what to expect from your breast augmentation procedure.

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Does Botox Work and When Is the Right Time?

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Botox is one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, and made up almost half of all minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2013. More people are becoming aware of the benefits of Botox which, in addition to correcting the signs of aging, include managing the symptoms of depression, calming migraines and reducing perspiration. With so many different applications available, is there an ideal time to start seeking Botox for either cosmetic or medical reasons?

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Melanoma Prevention 101

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Living in the hot south, Texans are no strangers to sunshine, especially the kind of sun you only get at the beach or lake. But all that fun in the sun can impact the health of your skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. But there are steps you can take to help prevent skin cancer or catch it in time so it can be effectively treated.

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