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Did You Know Your Rhinoplasty Surgery Might be Covered by Your Insurance?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. It has two main components to it. First the cosmetic component: reshaping the nose to meet your personal goals. The second part of a rhinoplasty is the functional part of the operation. This involves improving the airway and the ability to breathe easily and efficiently […]

Your Aging Face and the Non-Surgical Facelift

For the past few years, it has become increasingly clear that many of the aging changes of the face are due to loss of volume. This is especially true around the eyes and the mouth. Essentially, our faces deflate as we age. You can see this in people who have lost tons of weight. Their […]

Keep your skin beautiful this summer!

Summer is in full swing, and for many of us, this means hours in the sun playing, swimming, barbecuing, and more. But did you know that all this time spent in the sun can cause irreversible damage to your skin? This includes premature aging such as fine wrinkles, sun spots, irregular pigmentation and an increased […]

Top 3 Tips for Preventing, and Improving the Appearance of Your Scars.

One of the most common aspects of the plastic surgeon’s career involves managing scars and preventing them from being conspicuous. We are frequently asked by patients how to make a scar go away or how to minimize its appearance. Here are three important things you should know: 1) Keep Wounds in a Moist Environment The […]

Another Shaped Breast Implant is Approved!

Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Mentor had its tear-dropped “gummybear” implants approved by the FDA. This is good news for anyone considering breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. Now all three breast implant manufacturers in the U.S. offer these shaped implants (Allergan, Sientra and Mentor). This means more choices and options when it comes […]

How to Shop for a Plastic Surgeon? — Shop for the Surgeon, Not for the Price.

Shopping for Plastic Surgery can be a tricky business. Without the ability to see the product before making a decision, how do you make the right choice? The answer is to buy into the surgeon’s integrity, high standards, and rapport with you, his or her prospective patient.  Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) have excelled […]

Attention Parents: Prominent Ears Can be Addressed Without Surgery — If Caught In Time

Do you know someone with prominent ears? Prominent ears is a condition where the ears are not pushed back enough against the scalp and protrude. This is a very common problem we see in younger people seeking plastic surgery. The surgery involves making an incision behind the ear and suturing the cartilage of the ear […]

What Every Woman Should Know About Preventive Mastectomy

Since Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had bilateral mastectomy a couple of weeks ago, there has been a lot of interest in this type of surgery. I would like to address a couple of issues that are very important for women to understand. Mastectomies (surgical removal of breast tissue) are performed for essentially two reasons: […]

Can creams or lotions get rid of my stretch marks?

Many patients have been asking lately about creams they’ve heard about that are used to treat stretch marks. Unfortunately, there is no magic treatment for stretch marks. Stretch marks occur when the skin is expanded more rapidly then it can stretch out. This occurs most commonly during pregnancy or rapid weight gain. Stretch marks represent […]

Kryger Institute of Plastic Surgery Wins Best Plastic Surgery Practice 3 Years in a Row!

For the Third Year in a Row, Wins the Ventura County Star Reader’s Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgery Practice in Ventura County! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , California, May 16, 2013 The is humbled and proud to have been named the winner of the 2013 Ventura County Star Reader’s Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgery […]

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