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Thank you to our wonderful patients!

Published on May 6, 2014 by

I just wanted to take this moment to thank our patients for voting us best plastic surgeons in Ventura County for 2014! This is the fourth year in a row that we have won this award. It means the world to us that our patients acknowledge and appreciate us so much. We are honored and […]

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Expanding Possibilities at The 2014 Baker Gordon Plastic Surgery Symposium in Miami

Published on February 23, 2014 by

We recently returned from the 2014 Baker Gordon plastic surgery symposium in Miami. This is an excellent meeting in which leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery perform surgery live. A number of the surgeons presenting this year were personal friends and colleagues allowing us several opportunities to learn and observe some of the newest […]

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

Published on December 10, 2013 by

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 […]

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

Published on July 1, 2013 by

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 […]

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

Published on June 3, 2013 by

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 […]

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

Published on May 30, 2013 by

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 […]

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Can creams or lotions get rid of my stretch marks?

Published on May 18, 2013 by

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 […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Published on October 9, 2012 by

We all know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in theU.S.It affects women of all ages. The key to treating breast cancer is early detection. Detection begins with monthly self-examinations by all women, an annual examination by a gynecologist or other primary care physician, and screening mammograms in women over the […]

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The new “gummy bear” shaped silicone implants: fad or here to stay?

Published on August 9, 2012 by

In April of 2012, the FDA approved the use of shaped implants in theU.S.This marks the first time that plastic surgeons have been allowed to use non round implants in the U.S. Up until this point, only round shaped saline and silicone implants could be used. Now we have tear-dropped shaped implants available. The shaped […]

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The myths and realities of the aging face

Published on May 26, 2012 by

The abundance of creams, treatments, fillers and surgical procedures can make one’s head spin when it comes to deciding how to deal with aging changes of the face. The internet is packed with the latest and greatest discoveries and devices. Unfortuantely, most claims of amazing results are far from the truth, and many photographs are […]

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