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Facelift Costs

August 24, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

In today’s youth-oriented culture, it is important to keep one’s appearance as fresh and rejuvenated as possible. Unfortunately, age can take its toll on the face. Eyelids droop, bags form under the eyes, neck muscles sag, and a double chin may develo ...

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Silicone Breast Implants and MRI Screening

August 24, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

What most women, particularly those who have had breast augmentation surgery, don’t know is that MRIs are effective in early detection of silicone implant rupture or leakage. Unlike leaked or ruptured saline implants, in which the implant immediately de ...

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Healing Rate of Breast Augmentation Incisions

July 27, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

After breast augmentation surgery, it is important for patients to allow their bodies time to heal following any surgical procedure. Patients should limit activity and exercise for at least four to six weeks after surgery to reduce the risk of complicatio ...

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Revision Rhinoplasty for a Droopy Nasal Tip

July 27, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

One of the most desirable features for a nose is a tip that is slightly turned upward. If the tip of the nose droops, it can make the face appear older. The nasal tip may droop due to age, traumatic injury (such as a blunt force blow directly to the nasal ...

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Rhinoplasty for a Pinched Nasal Tip

July 25, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Although a rhinoplasty (nose job) is generally thought of as an elective surgical procedure, the truth is that many patients have the procedure done in order to correct a medical issue. Such medical corrections usually involve excessive snoring, sleep apn ...

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Rebuilding One Side of the Nose

July 20, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The major goal in any facial cosmetic surgical procedure is to restore symmetry to the face. In other words, making the facial features appear balanced and pleasing to the eye. A major component in this for the cosmetic surgeon is to approach the face as ...

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Breast Implants in Runners and Athletes

June 29, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

While exercise has many benefits, like keeping the body in generally healthy shape, it’s no secret that exercise can cause women to lose weight all over – including some of the less desirable places. While many women that love to exercise may enjo ...

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Steroid Injections and Rhinoplasty

June 29, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty is often considered one of the most difficult types of plastic surgery. Surgeons must have extensive knowledge of the nasal structures and their functions, along with the aesthetic skill to produce beautiful results. In addition, they must be ...

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Revision Rhinoplasty Using Rib Cartilage

June 21, 2013 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty or a nose job is one of the most technically challenging operations performed by plastic surgeons not just in San Diego, but the entire country as well. As a result, many doctors are not trained to a sufficient degree on the intricacies of the ...

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