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Neck Lift Surgery

September 10, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

When it comes to the signs of aging, it seems that no area of the body is immune from the dreaded skin wrinkling and laxity that develops during middle age and the senior years. ...

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Pain Free Breast Augmentation in San Diego

May 15, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures we perform our San Diego Plastic Surgery office. One of the biggest concerns patients have regarding their procedure is “how much pain will I have? Although it is usually mild and well control ...

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Improvements in Liposuction in San Diego

April 12, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Liposuction has been a mainstay in cosmetic surgery for over 30 years. The most recent statistics have shown liposuction to be the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US in 2011 with over 325,000 procedures performed by plastic surgeons alone. Many of th ...

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San Diego Gummy Bear Breast Implants

April 11, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The FDA has recently approved the use of a “gummy bear” breast implant by the new breast implant manufacturer Sientra. Many people consider this implant to be the ultimate device for breast augmentation in San Diego and in Southern California. There i ...

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Capsular Contractures and Breast Augmentation

March 21, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications associated with breast augmentation both in San Diego and across the country. Unfortunately, it is a complication that we, as plastic surgeons, do not fully understand. This makes it a very frus ...

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ASPS 2011 Plastic Surgery Trends

February 19, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released a portion of their annual plastic surgery trends report; according to the data that they compiled, the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that were performed in 2011 increased by 2 pe ...

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Case of the Month – Revision Breast Augmentation

February 1, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

This patient is a 25 year old woman who previously underwent two previous breast augmentations by an outside physician. Her second procedure was complicated by an infection that required the removal of her implant. She underwent the removal of both implan ...

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New Jersey Set to Repeal “Bo-Tax”

January 17, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

In 2005, New Jersey passed a law issuing a 6% tax on all cosmetic procedures performed in the state. After a trial of 6 years, NJ has found that they were losing overall revenue as patients were leaving the state to get their surgery elsewhere. They are l ...

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Does Rhinoplasty Offer an Anti-aging Effect?

January 17, 2012 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty surgery makes patients appear slightly younger, according to a new study, The Effect of Rhinoplasty on Perceived Age, which is published in the current issue of the Archives of Facial and Plastic Surgery. The rhinoplasty procedure is typically ...

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Worldwide Concern Over PIP Breast Implants

December 26, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

It has recently come to light that the now defunct French company, Poly Implant Prosthesis, had been illegally changing the silicone gel injected into their “approved” PIP breast implants to an inferior, non-medical grade “industrial” silicone. It ...

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