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Dr. Schlesinger Discusses Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Surgical Recovery

Healing from plastic surgery requires plentiful blood supply—and when it is compromised, surgical outcomes and the patient’s well-being can be at risk. To tip the odds in your favor, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an excellent treatment option that has been proven to increase blood supply, treat and prevent infection, and improve surgical outcomes. Here,… [Read More]

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Transform Your Face with Buccal Fat Removal + Liposuction

One of the most successful procedure combinations to contour the face and neck can be achieved with two relatively straightforward procedures: buccal fat removal and liposuction of the chin and neck. Oftentimes, patients may fixate on one area of their face they wish to see improvement in and are surprised when I recommend a combination… [Read More]

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Infection vs. Fat Necrosis After Plastic Surgery

While both infection and traumatic fat necrosis can lead to yellow discharge from incisions, there’s a big difference between the two If you’ve had plastic surgery, keeping an eye on your surgical incisions is critical for catching any signs of infection: if you see oozing of yellow liquid or discharge, redness, pain, or warmth—or if… [Read More]

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Oahu’s Best Lesser-Known Instagram Spots

The Island of Oahu boasts some of the most spectacular and famous scenery in the world; it’s no wonder Honolulu is Hawaii’s most populous and visited city. Everywhere you turn there is another urban wonder or idyllic landscape to admire—from pristine beaches to towering peaks, from colorful street art to lush valleys and more, it’s… [Read More]

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Laser-Assisted Lipo May Lead to Future Tummy Tuck Complications

While laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) is touted by many surgeons for its ease of use and high patient satisfaction rates, this liposuction technique may lead to future tummy tuck complications in patients who have previously received LAL to their midsection or during their tummy tuck procedure. In order for patients to understand the possible issues LAL… [Read More]

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The History of Facial Injectables

The history of facial injectables stretches back to the late 1800s, when substances such as paraffin were experimentally used as dermal filler to address facial deformities. Since then, injectables have evolved into highly specialized formulas that can be used to enhance almost any aspect of the face, with many dermal fillers relying on hyaluronic acid,… [Read More]

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A Plastic Surgeon’s 7 Tips for Preventing Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is the most common complication following breast augmentation, affecting roughly 10-20% of breast augmentation patients. While this condition is never desirable, thankfully there are a number of ways to prevent and even correct it. In today’s blog, acclaimed breast surgeon and study author Dr. Schlesinger shares 7 tips to help surgeons and patients… [Read More]

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What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a combination of injectables used to reduce signs of aging and create more youthful facial contours. In expert hands, a “liquid” facelift can have a similar effect to facelift surgery, but with little to no downtime. In my practice, a liquid facelift typically combines neuromodulators (i.e. BOTOX®) and dermal fillers (i.e…. [Read More]

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