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Why do people get Otoplasties?

The term otoplasty probably sounds strange to most people in Hawaii, but it is not as strange as it may sound. Otoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the outer ear. Otoplasty can be reconstructive or cosmetic. Pinning back prominent ears (what some may call “Dumbo ears”) is one example of how otoplasty is used cosmetically…. [Read More]

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Commonly Overlooked Aspects of the Mommy Makeover

The mommy makeover is a suite of procedures designed specifically for mothers. It is individualized to every patient’s needs, but usually consists of any combination of the following procedures: breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and labiaplasty. Most women ask their Honolulu plastic surgeon all of the common questions like “what should I expect from the… [Read More]

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Preparing For and Optimizing your Mommy Makeover

A record breaking amount of mommies in Kona and around the world are getting their mommy makeovers to return to their pre-baby bodies. Each mommy makeover done by S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS in Kona, Hawaii’s individualized and tailored to fit the specific needs of each patient’s personal anatomy. Mommy makeovers are any combinations of:… [Read More]

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Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size

When considering breast implants one of the most challenging questions involved in the process is what size to get. Going too small will leave a women feeling regretful and wanting more. Too large, and the breast implants will look unnatural.  The right size for your breast implants is a question that needs plenty of time… [Read More]

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About the Liquid Facelift

Looking for a less-invasive alternative to a standard facelift? The liquid facelift may be the answer for you! Men and women alike have been seeking out the liquid facelift in Honolulu for years and years. The liquid facelift helps bring back a youthful exuberance and rejuvenated look to your face with almost no down time… [Read More]

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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction for the Abdomen?

Many men and women on Kona desire a flatter, more aesthetically pleasing abdomen. Choosing between a tummy tuck and liposuction for your abdomen is a choice best made with a qualified, board certified plastic surgeon in Kona. However, doing your research will give you a better idea of what to expect and what procedure might… [Read More]

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The Mommy Makeover from Top to Bottom

Many mothers in Kona have undergone the Mommy Makeover. The exact procedure varies from woman to woman but the confidence and happiness it brings each mother is uniform across the board. After having children, women can experience substantial body degradation, which is still a small price to pay for a beautiful baby. However, now thanks… [Read More]

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Capsular Contracture Series – Part 3

The leading cause of capsular contractures after a breast augmentation is the dentist. The above comment should seem so obtuse as to help everyone reading this article to remember this. I was taught in medical school that the human mouth contains some very nasty bacteria, and if this bacteria gets into our system can lead… [Read More]

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Capsular Contracture Series – Part 2

Continuing our series on Capsular Contractures after breast implants in Honolulu, the #2 way or the second most common way to create hard breasts after a breast augmentation is for the surgeon to allow non-pathogenic bacteria (i.e. skin bacteria) to get into the capsular pocket around a breast implant. Up until a few years ago,… [Read More]

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