Liposuction on Thin Women – Can It Be Done?

June 14, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove unwanted fat from localized deposits beneath the skin. A recent segment on NBC’s Today show discussed a patient who underwent the procedure despite being a size 2. The concerns raised were that this ...

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Stem Cells and Plastic Surgery – the Future?

May 25, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Much has been made over the past several years regarding the healing potential of stem cells. This has not been without some controversy, and that controversy has been related to the use of embryonic stem cells. The harvest of these cells results in the d ...

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San Diego Fat Grafting -The Skinny on Fat

May 17, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The latest rage in Plastic Surgery is the fat transfer or fat grafting. Fat transfer to your butt, breasts, face, and lips – really wherever you need volume. Fat has a number of advantages to its use. Firstly, the fact that it is harvested via liposucti ...

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Cosmetic Surgery By The Numbers – 2010 Statistics

March 24, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The American for Aesthetic Plastic surgery released their statistics for cosmetic surgery performed in 2010. In total, procedures are up 5% from 2009 to a total of over 13.1 million procedures performed last year. Surgeries were up 2% and non-surgical int ...

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Breast Implants and Lymphoma: Is There a Link?

February 14, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

In a recent publication, the FDA indicated that there is a small risk between breast implants and a rare form of blood cancer. The type of cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) which is a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the T-c ...

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The Divorce Makeover

January 4, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

A New Start to a New You Divorce rates in the United States are higher than any other developed country in the world.  Statistics suggest that nearly half of all marriages will result in divorce. According to life-stress scales, divorce only trails the d ...

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Breast Augmentation, What You Need to Know Volume 3: Incisions

September 23, 2010 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Breast augmentation has overtaken liposuction as the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States.  In my San Diego practice, breast augmentation also leads the way as the most requested.  I am embarking on the third installment of th ...

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Cosmetic Surgery and the Modern Workplace

September 22, 2010 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Newsweek recently published and article about the benefits of looking good in the modern day workplace.  And in the words of a New York recruiter “This is the new reality of the job market,” says one New York recruiter, who asked to have her name wit ...

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