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Let’s Get a Few Things Straight

Myths are as old as mankind. The meaning of the word originally was that of a traditional story, passed on from generation to generation and often explaining superhuman feats. That could be why they meaning of the word has shifted to something that is widely held, but false. There are plenty of myths out there these days. The aesthetic industry and plastic surgeons have their own fair share. Here are […]

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Who Was Doing What in 2016?

It’s always interesting to see what procedures are the most popular in the aesthetic world. Sometimes Dr. Malamet’s patients ask as to which procedure is more popular this year and other similar questions. Every year the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) compiles statistics from the previous year. Here are the numbers from last year. As you would expect, demand for aesthetic procedures continues to grow, with a 9% […]

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Which City Has the Most Plastic Surgeons?

Based simply on pre-conceptions, if asked which cities had the most plastic surgeons, you’d probably say New York, Dallas, Phoenix, L.A., and maybe Beverly Hills. Let’s see how those guesses stand up to the real statistics. RealSelf, the popular aesthetic industry website that rates doctors and procedures, compiled statistics about which cities have the most plastic surgeons per capita. It wasn’t a simple count of “x” number of plastic surgeons […]

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Truth or Fiction — Debunking Some Plastic Surgery Myths

There was a day when plastic surgery was talked about only in hushed tones. “I think Mrs. B had some work done.” Those days are over, as people openly talk about having procedures done. Still, there are myths surrounding the industry. Even the term “plastic” in plastic surgery is misunderstood. People think plastic is meant to be fake, akin to the material plastic. Actually, however, the word plastic in plastic […]

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How to Deal with the Common Plastic Surgery Side Effects

As with any surgery, side effects are a normal part of the healing process following cosmetic surgery. But side effects should not be confused with complications, which are rare and more serious. At our practice, Dr. Malamet takes the time to discuss such side effects and the specific ways to prevent them or lessen their occurrence. Bruising and swelling Bruising and swelling are a result of damage done to the […]

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How Soon Can I Fly After Major Plastic Surgery?

Patients often ask when it’s safe for them to travel by plane following major plastic surgery such as breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. If you find yourself needing to travel shortly after surgery or have traveled for the treatment itself, it is important to discuss this aspect with Dr. Malamet during pre-surgery consultations. Although each surgeon has his or her own set of post-surgery protocols, the general guideline as […]

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Worried About the Risks? Don’t Suffer in Silence

One of the biggest problems in the world of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments these days is that so many people are afraid to speak of the risks. This isn’t just a patient problem, either, as it’s more than a little common to come across surgeons and group practices that shy away from the issue. Admittedly it’s not always the easiest subject to approach, but for surgeons it is in […]

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