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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Breast Augmentation Patient with Mild Nipple Asymmetry

February 25, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The patient is a 24-year-old San Diego woman who came into the office wanting a breast augmentation. On examination, we noted that she had mild nipple asymmetry, which is very common in women. No two breasts are exactly the same. We discussed the augmenta ...

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Nasal Analysis for Rhinoplasty

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

Rhinoplasties (nose jobs) are the most commonly performed facial cosmetic surgical procedure. In 2011, approximately 244,000 rhinoplasties were performed in the United States. In addition to being the most popular facial procedure, it is also one of the m ...

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Types of Breast Implant Malposition

February 21, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

A possible risk of the breast augmentation is malposition of the breast implants. This may be noticeable immedicately after surgery, or with time. If you begin to notice that your implants are not settling into the proper location and appear to be sitting ...

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Small Breast Implants Benefits

February 20, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

There is the misconception that most women who get breast implants want large breasts. Some women, however, prefer smaller implants, which offer a much more natural look and cause less trauma to the body. Smaller breast implants require a far less invasiv ...

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SERI Surgical Scaffold for Revision Breast Surgery

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

Breast augmentation and reconstruction are some of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the US every year. However, since these operations include the placement of a saline or silicone implant in living, human tissue, there are degrees ...

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Four Causes of Male Breast Enlargement (Gynecomastia)

January 29, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Most people associate the condition of overly large, painful breasts as unique to females. Although that is true in most cases, men and boys can also suffer from breast enlargement. The pectoral breast tissue becomes enlarged and swollen. It can appear in ...

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Nasal Exercises Following Rhinoplasty Surgery

January 25, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Patients who have undergone rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery will almost certainly be eager to show off their new look to friends and family. They will have been told to expect a certain amount of bruising and swelling following the procedure, and that it m ...

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Tummy Tuck for Stretch Marks

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

Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches, as is the case with weight gain and pregnancy. For example, most women gain 30 pounds or more during the nine months of pregnancy; this is a normal range for women at a healthy weight. However, the stress and e ...

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Calvarial Bone Graft Revision Rhinoplasty

January 16, 2014 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplastic (nose job) techniques have made tremendous leaps forward over the past 10 to 20 years. With this in mind, cosmetic surgeons may sometimes be faced with patients who have had rhinoplasty a number of years ago and may now be noticing that, over ...

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