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Male Tuberous Breast Deformity: A Rare and Often-Misdiagnosed Condition

Male tuberous breast deformity, though rare, is a serious medical condition that can affect a man’s self-confidence and mobility. Unfortunately, male tuberous breasts are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leaving men without an explanation for their unusually-shaped chests. This month, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger explains what causes tuberous breasts in men and… [Read More]

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What You Need to Know About Hawaii’s New Sunscreen Law

In 2018, Hawaii became the first state to ban the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Sunscreens containing these chemicals have been shown to damage coral reefs and may even affect human health. I am extremely proud of my state for enacting this law, and think it’s important for everyone to understand… [Read More]

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What are CC’s? A Plastic Surgeon Explains Breast Implant Sizing

Breast implants are sized using the measurement of cubic centimeters, typically shortened to “cc.” But since so many of us only have to wrap our heads around what a “cc” means when choosing breast implants, decoding implant sizes requires a bit of education. Dr. Schlesinger has your back! Continue reading to get a board certified… [Read More]

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8 Secret Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Many patients seek a tummy tuck to improve their appearance, but did you know that it can also help alleviate a variety of physical conditions? In this post, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Schlesinger discusses eight lesser-known benefits of tummy tuck surgery. 1. Correct diastasis recti Tummy tuck surgery can correct diastasis recti, an embarrassing… [Read More]

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A Plastic Surgeon’s-Eye View of the Breast

Ever wondered what a plastic surgeon thinks when examining a patient’s breasts? The truth is, they are considering a myriad of physical factors. The female breast is a complex body part, as its purpose goes far beyond aesthetics. In this post, Dr. Schlesinger provides an overview of breast anatomy, as well as a rundown of… [Read More]

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Worried about Butt Lift Safety? Here’s Why Sculptra Injectable Butt Lifts are the Safer Option

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery, which involves fat grafting to the buttocks, has quickly risen in popularity since the early 2000s, but its reputation is mixed. While many patients love their results, and a BBL can be performed safely by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, the procedure inherently carries higher risks—and mortality rates—than other cosmetic… [Read More]

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