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Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy Treatment

Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy is a cosmetic treatment used to tighten the skin and heat the fat just below the surface. Venus Freeze uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin for tightening and stimulate collagen production. On the other hand, Venus Legacy adds suction to slightly pull the tissue into the machine. Therefore, the underlying fat also becomes...
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Michael Persky, MD

Article Updated on August 16, 2018

Adolescent Rhinoplasty

Adolescence marks the beginning of the transition to adulthood and brings about many changes in the body. Due to the insecurities of the teenage years, many teens decide to enhance their appearance through cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty. Aside from aesthetic concerns, patients want adolescent rhinoplasty to address changes in the nose due to...
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Karan Dhir, M.D.

Article Updated on August 07, 2018

CoolSculpting vs. Vanquish

CoolSculpting and Vanquish are both non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to reduce excess fat by delivering extreme temperatures. CoolSculpting uses low temperatures to freeze and destroy fat cells while Vanquish uses the heat from radiofrequency energy. Despite the temperature differences both treatments can eliminate fat on the larger regions of...
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Debra Jaliman, MD

Article Updated on July 30, 2018


SmartLipo uses a combination of liposuction and laser technology to reduce body fat while tightening loose skin. SmartLipo is also known as laser liposuction since it utilizes low-energy laser heat to soften and melt the fat prior to suctioning. This type of laser technology is commonly performed on the abdomen, thighs and arms and it is especially...

Arnold Breitbart, MD

Article Updated on July 27, 2018

Outer Thigh Lift

An outer thigh lift is used to sculpt the front and outer thigh by reducing fat and tapering the saggy skin. The result is a lifting of the thigh for a firmer, more aesthetically pleasing thigh. An outer thigh lift is also called a lateral thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift or a thighplasty. This type of procedure is often performed on patients who lost...

Matthew Galumbeck, MD

Article Updated on July 20, 2018

“Bow and Arrow” Technique for Lip Enhancement

“Bow and Arrow” technique for lip enhancement is a cosmetic treatment that uses filler injections in the lip area to enhance the size, balance and shape of the lips without producing the appearance of a duck or fish lip. This lip enhancement technique is performed on the Cupid's bow, or the “M” portion of the upper lip, to provide better contour as...
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Karan Dhir, M.D.

Article Updated on July 18, 2018

Prep and No-Prep Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin shell of restorative material which is placed over the front surface of the tooth to improve its appearance and protect it from further damage. The veneer is made of either composite or porcelain and it is classified as a prep or no-prep veneer. The classification is based on whether removal of any tooth structure is required...
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Mary Swift, DDS

Article Updated on July 17, 2018