Dr. Flint’s Blog

Is Fat Transfer Really a Safe, Effective Option? The FDA is Wondering Too

August 11th, 2016 by |

An increasing number of plastic surgeons and patients are turning to fat grafting as a way to treat facial aging or enhance the breasts or buttocks. More than 84,000 such procedures were performed in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The appeal is understandable. A procedure that can take unwanted fat […]

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It’s Official: Plastic Surgery Continues to Grow

July 14th, 2016 by |

Every spring, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) releases statistics indicating current trends in cosmetic medicine. I am always interested to see what the numbers have to say. From the 2015 plastic surgery statistics, we learn that nearly 2 million men and women in America underwent a cosmetic surgery procedure last year; this […]

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Don’t Put Up with that Waddle or Double Chin

July 11th, 2016 by |

There is one major change that has occurred in aesthetic plastic surgery during my career that I hear about every day in my offices. People do not want downtime. We have become a very fast-paced culture, and we all want immediate results without having to take time out for recovery. Well, who wouldn’t choose this […]

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Pros & Cons of Bringing a Significant Other to Your Cosmetic Consult

June 13th, 2016 by |

One of the most commonly repeated tenets of plastic surgery is that you should do it for yourself, not to please anyone else. This leads many patients to wonder whether or not it is okay to bring a friend or spouse to a consultation. Many plastic surgeons encourage patients to bring a significant other to […]

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Juvéderm Side Effects (Hint: They’re Good Ones!)

June 3rd, 2016 by |

For those hoping to improve the appearance of wrinkles or restore volume lost to the natural facial aging process, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are often recommended. In fact, in my practice, I solely offer fillers that are formulated with hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm, for their proven track record of safe, natural-looking results. Before using […]

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