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Breast augmentation has been one of the most gratifying cosmetic operations from the standpoint of both the patient and the surgeon. Although controversy in the early 1990’s led to widespread fear, a significant body of recent scientific research has validated the overall general safety of silicone breast implants.
A facelift is an operation that elevates and redrapes the facial skin and muscles to eliminate laxity and sagging. The operation can be designed to correct problems in the neck, under the jaw, under the chin and in the cheeks. It can also be applied to the skin in the temporal regions and the forehead.
The tummy tuck is an operation designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. It is indicated in cases where there is laxity of the abdomen resulting in bulging due to abnormal stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin.
Fat cells lie beneath the skin throughout the body, but accumulate in greater amounts in certain areas. When we gain or lose weight, we are not adding or subtracting fat cells but rather changing the amount of fat within each cell.
Dr. Howard Tobin
NAME: Howard A. Tobin,M.D.
OCCUPATION Cosmetic Surgeon Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
HOSPITAL AFFILIATION Medical Director, Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center, Abilene, TX.
Staff Abilene Regional Medical Center- Abilene, TX – Division Cosmetic Surgery, Dept. Surgery
“Facial Plastic Surgery,” a textbook on cosmetic surgery of the face features a chapter written by Dr. Tobin and former Cosmetic Surgery Fellow, Dr. George Goffas. The chapter entitled Subperiosteal Face Lift describes a technique of facial rejuvenation in which the approach is from above through an incision across the top of the head rather than the normal incisions along the side of the face. The advantage of the technique lies in the fact that the lift is upward rather than backward. Additionally, the lift is made in the deeper structures and does not involve any skin stretching.
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Perhaps no aspect of your decision for cosmetic surgery is more critical than choosing the right doctor to perform the procedure. Despite the fact that cosmetic surgery is more predictable than ever before, it is still a serious undertaking. You need to do the proper research and have all the facts to make an informed choice.
Cosmetic surgery is a multi-faceted specialty involving not only cosmetic surgery specialists, but also other specialists who bring their talents and training to the field of cosmetic surgery. This multitude of experience and training offers the highest quality of patient care for the specific procedure in which you are interested — as no one primary medical background exclusively offers the best training for every cosmetic surgery procedure.
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