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BRUISES: HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT THEM

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Posted by 01.18.17

In the world of non-surgical and surgical beauty procedures, bruises are pretty common. Wikipedia defines a bruise as a a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venues are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Basically, a bruise gives the skin a temporary blue, black or purple color which then changes to a greenish tint and finally yellow as the body absorbs and then gets rid of this collection of blood cells in the tissues.

I had questions and turned to San Jose, CA-based, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler, who was more than happy to share her expertise:

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THINK PLASTIC SURGERY IS FOR YOU? EXPERT WEIGHS IN ON WHEN NOT TO DO IT

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Posted by 09.01.16

With approximately 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015 and just as many expected to be performed throughout 2016, more people than ever before are getting in on the act. Though it is important to note that while it can and does please the vast majority of those who undergo a procedure, it isn’t for everyone. Before going under the knife, needle or laser it is important to consider the real reason you want to do it.

Possible reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery could include turning back the hands of time, reconstructive reasons after an accident, cancer, extreme weight loss or other disfiguring occurrence, and correcti

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CAN BOTOX MAKE YOUR FACE LOOK SLIMMER?

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Posted by 07.26.16

Botox is the overachiever of injectables. Besides being used to treat wrinkles and frown lines, it can also be used on everything from migraines to gummy smiles to excessive sweating and more. In fact, one of its latest uses is treating those with a broad jawline who are seeking a slimmer one.

Beverly Hills-based double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nima Shemirani has been using Botox this way. He says, “The jawline is an important focal point that visually balances the face. A broad jawline may give the wrong impression of additional weight.” Apparently, if it is right for you, it’s an easy fix. But…is it right for you?

BITB asked, and Dr. Shemirani was more than happy to shar

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MEET JORDAN P FARKAS, MD: PARAMUS, NJ PLASTIC SURGEON

Posted by 07.24.16

Instead of watching TV before bed, Paramus, NJ plastic and reconstructive surgeon Jordan P. Farkas, MD, Zwivels.

He also Zwivels before work, at lunch and even on the weekends.

In case you are not familiar with the term,  Zwivel is the clever name given to an online platform started by one of Farkas’ partners, Gary Breslow, MD.

Zwivel connects plastic surgeons and prospective patients online before either party commits to an in-office consultation, allowing for back and forth – i.e zwiveling– regarding expectations, cost, downtime and all that goes into planning for a cosmetic procedure.

Zwivel has been a game change for many – including Farkas. “It allows patients the

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