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Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center
6300 Regional Plaza
Abilene, Texas 79606
325-695-3630

Toll Free 800-592-4533
Fax 325-695-3633
e-mail: n41gt@newlook.org

Updated
July 2010

"Your cosmetic surgery is so important to us we do nothing else."
Howard A. Tobin, M.D., F.A.C.S
Medical Director
Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center
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MEDICAL SKIN SOLUTIONS

In response to popular demand, a new division “Medical Skin Solutions” has been added to the services offered at the Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center. A full line of medical grade skin care products are available for purchase and home use, as well as, in-office skin resurfacing treatments.

Medical Skin Solutions

Featured is a new fractional CO2 laser resurfacing technique which can be carried out under local anesthesia with far more rapid recovery than required for traditional CO2 laser treatment. This treatment makes CO2 laser resurfacing an option for people who were unwilling or unable to take the time required for recovery from the traditional technique.

For additional information, call the Center at (325) 695-3630 or by email: askdena@newlook.org.

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DR TOBIN PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH COSMETIC SURGERY
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In the May 2008 edition of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Dr Tobin was asked to write the lead article entitled What makes a patient unhappy. Based on his experience developed through over 35 years of experience in Cosmetic Surgery, the article describes techniques developed at the Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Abilene which help to promote patient satisfaction. While geared toward practicing surgeons, we feel that our patients will also benefit from reading this article.

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BREAST LIFT WITH AUGMENTATION EXPERIENCE DESCRIBED

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Breast lifting with augmentation is a common procedure performed at the Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center. The technique of breast lifting most commonly used is called the “B mastopexy.” One of our former Clinical Fellows, Dr. Steven Peterson, has written in an article on the subject which has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. The article describes our experience with the operation. (full story)

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ENDOSCOPIC LASER TREATMENT OF BREAST IMPLANT ENCAPSULATION

Appearing in a recent issue of The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, an article written by former Fellow, Dr. Jon Perenack and Dr. Tobin describes a technique developed by Dr. Tobin and Surgery Center Scrub Tech, Rudy Garza which uses a tiny endoscope and a built in laser to release contracted breast implant capsules.(full story)

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Recognizing and correcting a failed rhinoplasty:
Unfortunately, not all nose jobs go well. In this invited article that appeared in the December issue of Plastic surgery Products , Dr. Tobin discusses some of the problems that can occur and a few of his techniques for correction based on his 30 years of experience in rhinoplasty surgery.  Fortunately most rhinoplasty surgery goes well, but when problems occur, it can tax the skills of even the most accomplished surgeon. It can be viewed in its entirety in pdf format. (full story)


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Uses of Microdroplet Silicone Injection
In an article in the national cosmetic surgery newspaper, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Dr. Tobin’s longterm experience using microdroplet silicone injection treatment of skin depressions and lip augmentation was reported. Dr. Tobin described his experience at a live surgery conference held in Tulsa in September of 2003. It can be viewed in its entirety in pdf format. (full story)


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The Expanding Uses of Botox
While the primary indication of Botox remain the treatment of expression wrinkles new uses for the drug continue to surface. Local injections of botulinum toxin may significantly benefit patients with headache, spasticity, dystonia, torticollis, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, meige syndrome, spastic dysphonia, writer cramp, hyperhydrosis, or tremor. (full story)


Saline Filled Breast Implant Results at Cosmetic Surgical Center Reported
In a recent edition of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, the results of 9 years experience using saline filled breast implants at The Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center were reported. In addition to reviewing results of surgery, an analysis of patient response to the surgery was studied. Capsular contracture, or firmness, remains one of the main factors affecting patient satisfaction.(full story)


Liposuction leads to increased popularity of arm reduction
Concern about large, bulky upper arms has brought many patients to our Center over the years. Many have been discouraged by the need for long incisions required in classical arm reduction techniques. Newer techniques of liposuction have allowed us to successfully treat many of these patients without these incisions.(full story)


Concerns persist regarding rupture of old gel filled breast implants
It has now been ten years since the general use of gel filled breast implants has ended. Except for unusual circumstances, patients in the US all receive saline filled implants. Although admittedly, there is a higher incidence of rippling, or surface irregularity, with these implants, the added safety more than offsets this disadvantage.(full story)


Many options available for treatment of lines in the face
For years, women, and to a lesser extent – men also, have sought a means to treat facial lines and surface depressions with a non-surgical technique. The many products available serves as testimony to the fact that the perfect solution has yet to be discovered.(full story)


Combining procedures in cosmetic surgery
While it is becoming increasingly common for patients to combine multiple procedures while undergoing cosmetic surgery, the risks as well as the advantages must be carefully considered by both the patient and the surgeon. (full story)



Innovations and Advances in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation - the Endoscopic Approach
This recent article appearing in the trade magazine PLASTIC SURGERY PRODUCTS by Dr. Tobin discusses his endoscopic technique of breast augmentation as well as reviewing the current state of breast enlargement in general. It can be viewed in its entirety in pdf format. (full story)


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Dealing with deflated breast implants
While saline implants have proven highly satisfied, leakage is an ongoing risk that requires prompt attention to avoid further difficulty. (full story)


Picking your breast implant size
One of the most important issues in breast augmentation surgery is size. Very often, patients who are having breast augmentation surgery feel that there is an ideal breast size that can be determined by the surgeon. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The choice of breast size is a very individual decision that can only be made by the patient.(full story)



Enhancing prompt recovery after cosmetic surgery
Today's cosmetic surgery patient is vitally interested in rapidly returning to normal activity. Here are some tips and ideas that we have found helpful to enhance prompt recovery after surgery.(full story)



Options in upper face rejuvenation
Deciding between techniques available for upper face rejuvenation can be difficult. Options include eyelid surgery (belpharoplasty), forehead lifting and the more comprehensive extended subperiosteal lift. This article will focus on choosing between the later two options. Readers can learn more about all of these techniques in other sections of our website. Our search engine will help you find appropriate areas.
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Mastopexy, or Breast Lifting Represents a Surgical Challenge
Fortunately, for patients presented with drooping or sagging breasts, there are many options available. Our new expanded chapter on breast lift surgery provides insight into the options available. (click here for more information)


Going Home Unblemished - Faces from around the world trek to Abilene for surgeon's handiwork
By CHRIS NEWTON (From the Associated Press)
ABILENE -- Walking through the winding, palatial hallways of Dr. Howard Tobin's office, you feel as if you're about to meet a head of state rather than a small-town plastic surgeon.(full story)


Lasers add refinement to cosmetic nasal surgery
At the Cosmetic Surgical Center, the use of the carbon dioxide laser has allowed refinement in technique that increases precision and reduces post operative swelling and recovery. (full story)



Thousand Smiles gives help where its needed most
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Dr. Howard Tobin and Cosmetic Surgical Center anesthetist Robert Laird recently returned from their annual visit to Encinada, Mexico, where they participated in the Rotary International sponsored cleft palate surgery clinic headed by California maxillofacial surgeon, Jeff Moses. It is a touching story off commitment in which the givers truly feel that they receive far more than they give.
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Endoscopic capsulotomy offers an improved method or examining and treating firm breasts with capsular contracture following breast augmentation.
Concern over leakage of silicone from older implants has led to a variety of diagnostic techniques. We have found that the only certain way to determine leakage is to directly examine the implant by means of an endoscopic technique done through a tiny incision beneath the nipple.(full story)


 

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Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center
6300 Regional Plaza
Abilene, Texas 79606
325-695-3630

Toll Free 800-592-4533
Fax 325-695-3633
e-mail: n41gt@newlook.org