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Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal is a cosmetic surgery where a portion of the buccal fat pad is removed to reduce prominent cheeks. This procedure is also referred to as buccal fat pad reduction, or cheek reduction surgery, since it is not advisable to remove the entire fat pad. The buccal fat pad is a distinct area of fat in the posterior region of the cheeks...
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Sheila Nazarian, MD

August 06, 2015

Article Updated on April 24, 2018

Back Lifts

A back lift creates a slimmer, more defined contour to the back and it can be performed as either an upper or lower back lift.  During a lower back lift, excess skin and fat is removed from the lower back.  During an upper back lift, excess skin and fat is removed from the upper back as well as beneath the bra line area. The procedure is also known...
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Paul Vitenas, MD

October 27, 2015

Article Updated on April 18, 2018

Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry is the use of dental technology or a device which uses computer-controlled mechanisms rather than simply using mechanical or electrical components to create digital imaging. This technology has made it possible to achieve results in one day that would have taken six months with previous methods. A few years ago, a dentist would create...

Richard Sprague, DDS

August 29, 2014

Article Updated on April 13, 2018

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers, or porcelain laminates, even though they are not always made of porcelain. They are custom-made and custom-fit shells of tooth colored materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. Dental veneers are bonded to the teeth using various adhesives/resins and they...

Gary Alex, DMD

November 04, 2015

Article Updated on April 06, 2018

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a breast enhancement procedure designed to reconstruct a breast that is lacking in an aesthetic shape and restore its youthful appearance. From a technical standpoint, a pure mastopexy is just a breast lift. However, many mastopexies involve adding volume with an implant or fat grafting to take volume away...
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Robert Cohen, MD

January 29, 2016

Article Updated on March 30, 2018

Extended Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck generally pertains to an abdominoplasty procedure that involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the abdominal area and the tightening of the abdominal wall. A regular tummy tuck involves an incision in the front of the abdomen that extends between the hip bones. Through the incision, the surgeon can pull out excess fat and skin...

Kelly Sullivan, MD

November 13, 2015

Article Updated on March 16, 2018

Gender Reassignment

Gender reassignment surgery is known by a number of names including: Genital Reassignment Surgery (GRS) Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) Gender Confirmation Surgery Genital Reconstruction Sex Realignment Surgery Gender Affirming Surgery It is a surgical procedure to transition patients with gender dysphoria or transsexualism to their desired...

Sherman Leis, MD

June 25, 2015

Article Updated on March 10, 2018


One method for men to get a much more sculpted body is a procedure called torsoplasty. The torso is basically the body without arms and legs. A torsoplasty, which is primarily performed on males, improves the body from the clavicle down to the groin area and also from side to side (including the love handles). The procedure sculpts the entire male torso...
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Elliot Jacobs, MD

September 01, 2015

Article Updated on March 02, 2018