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Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

May 5, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Breast augmentation has remained the most requested cosmetic surgical procedure for the past several years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), its member surgeons performed almost 300,000 breast augmentations procedures in 2014. ...

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Tummy Tuck Side Effects

April 27, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Because cosmetic surgical procedures are elective (rather than medically necessary), it can be all too easy for prospective patients to not take cosmetic procedures as seriously as other types of surgery. This can be particularly true in the case of tummy ...

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Top Trends in Plastic Surgery for 2014

April 27, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Just as with trends in fashion, fitness, or beauty, studying the latest trends in plastic surgery can tell us a great deal about how societal attitudes toward self-improvement have changed over the years. For example, we should expect to see more non-surg ...

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Pre-op Instructions before a Breast Augmentation Procedure

April 21, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

By the time that patients have gone through a consultation with Dr. Vincent Marin, they will have selected the implant material, implant size, profile (widest diameter of the implant in relation to its height), and incision approach. The type of anesthesi ...

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Liposuction for the Knees and Calves

April 14, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Liposuction cosmetic procedures to remove excess pockets of stubborn fat are consistently popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2014 statistics, liposuction was the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed b ...

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Tightness after Facelift

March 30, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Facelift procedures have consistently been among the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s (ASPS) annual member survey, almost 130,000 facelift procedure ...

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Tummy Tuck and Abdominal Muscle Repair

March 30, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

A tummy tuck procedure (abdominoplasty) is designed to remove excess loose skin and underlying tissue following dramatic weight loss. It can be done alone or in conjunction with a liposuction procedure to remove stubborn pockets of abdominal fat that do n ...

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6 Common Myths About Breast Augmentation

March 12, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Breast augmentation surgery was at the top of the list of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures of 2014.” Regardless of the facts, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions that patients have ...

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Breast Implant Revision to Go Bigger

February 28, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

One of the most common cosmetic reasons for breast implant revision surgery is the patient’s desire to go bigger. When the swelling subsides after breast augmentation surgery, many patients find that they preferred the look of their breasts when they we ...

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Breast Augmentation D-cup

February 27, 2015 By Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Many women that make the decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery wish to achieve a dramatic enhancement in bust size.  In many cases, patients want to achieve a size D cup size after breast augmentation. San Diego plastic surgeon Vincent Marin ha ...

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