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The History of Rhinoplasty

May 8, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Most people assume that the history of rhinoplasties (nose jobs) began in the middle of the last century among Hollywood starlets wanting to improve the appearance of their facial features to get more work. While this was certainly true of rhinoplasties s ...

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Inner Thigh Lift Technique

May 7, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

A thigh lift helps to contour the inner thighs, removing any extra skin and fatty tissue that has accumulated in the area. In many cases, men and women will undergo this procedure to help get rid of excess skin after they have achieved their weight loss g ...

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Rhinoplasty Incisions Options: Open vs. Closed

April 26, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

When it comes to rhinoplasty incisions, the patient and the surgeon have different options. The type of rhinoplasty incision that is chosen will depend on the extent of the surgery and the results that the patient desires. ...

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Rhinoplasty Osteotomy

April 15, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

It is quite likely that many people have heard the old adage “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” In essence, this means that you can’t get a worthwhile final product without being willing to destroy something else in the proces ...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery

April 12, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric condition in which patients will have an unhealthy occupation with either minor or nonexistent physical flaws, and will obsess on their appearance for numerous hours a day. Perhaps of greatest concern for cosmetic ...

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Rhinoplasty for Men

April 3, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Many people think that cosmetic surgery is just for women. In fact, 9 percent of cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States in 2012 were done on male patients. This represented 1.3 million procedures, which was up by 5 percent from 2011. Interestin ...

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African-American Rhinoplasty

March 22, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is, by far, the most popular facial cosmetic procedure. In fact, it is the second most-often performed cosmetic surgical procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 252,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed ...

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Tummy Tuck and Drains

March 15, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

After tummy tuck surgery, most plastic surgeons will place drains help remove remaining fluid that is left in the abdominal area. This is important to ensure that no infections occur and that the area begins to heal properly. These drains need to remain i ...

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Why Your Cosmetic Surgeon Should be a Member of ASAPS

March 6, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Patients will have a number of questions before the initial consultation visit with any prospective cosmetic surgeon. They will want to know about the surgeon’s education, skills, hospital affiliations, fees, referrals from other patients who underwent ...

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What Does Board Certification by the ABPS Mean?

February 26, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the body that ensures doctors have been properly trained and certified before they begin practicing plastic surgery. All doctors who want to become plastic surgeons in the United States must go through a spe ...

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