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Dermal Filler 101

Posted October 12, 2021 in Filler, Injectables

What is “Dermal Filler” and how does it work? Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the facial tissue to diminish facial lines while restoring lost volume and fullness to cheeks, chin, marionette lines, facial folds, and lips. At the Wake Plastic Surgery MedSpa, we use dermal fillers that are made from a […]

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Medical Grade vs. Over the Counter Skincare

Posted September 22, 2021 in Skincare Products

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an “Over the Counter” (OTC) skincare product and the products you see in a doctor’s office or spa? Here is what you need to know! OTC products are designed to work for everyone, so the concentration of active ingredients is low and contains fillers and ingredients […]

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Healthy Skin Is In!

Posted September 01, 2021 in Skincare Products

Did you know the skin is the largest functioning organ of the human body? It is the second most complex organ, next to the brain. Just a few of its functions are protection, absorption, and regulation. As we age, the functions of our skin begin to slow down. After the age of 28, our skin […]

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Is plastic surgery really for me?

Posted December 10, 2018 in Board Certification, Plastic Surgery Advice

I have heard quite a few misconceptions both in my practice, on TV, and at the “water cooler” concerning the basic motivations and perception of plastic surgery. I thought I would spend a moment or two giving my perspective, albeit biased, about 3 of them today. Plastic surgery is just for vain people that need […]

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What is a drainless tummy tuck?

Posted May 08, 2018 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

More and more surgeons are finding that tummy tuck surgery can be completed without the need for drains. The topic of drainless tummy tucks comes up in most of my consultations, so it seems appropriate to discuss the issue a bit in this forum.What is the purpose of a drain and why would you need […]

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Teardrops and Gummy Bears

Posted July 23, 2017 in Breast Augmentation

For patients interested in having a breast augmentation procedure, trying to understand and choose the “best” implant seems like a daunting task. I hope that this post will shed some light on the subject and eliminate some of the confusion. Teardrop Shape or Round Let’s start with better understanding the differences between round and shaped […]

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Board Certification – What does it mean?

Posted May 28, 2017 in Board Certification

It seems to me that over the years my patients are becoming more and more educated before they come in to have a consultation. They are reading on the internet, trying to research, checking out websites, talking to their friends and family, and working hard to try and make informed decisions. One of the topics […]

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