Notes from Dr. Jenq


Liposuction with Tummy Tuck–Yes or No?

A tummy tuck contours the belly by removal of extra skin. Sometimes, the extra skin hangs only in the area of the lower belly. Other times, the extra skin overhangs both the lower belly and also the skin above the belly button.  If this happens, there may be fullness of the area above the belly … Read more

How Much Botox is Enough?

Patients often come to my office with concerns regarding excess frown lines (called glabellar lines), forehead lines (I think of them as the surprised lines), or smiles lines (crows feet).  Neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport can be quite effective to soften or completely remove some of these excess wrinkles. The method I use for … Read more

Tummy Tuck and Body Contouring

Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to tighten up the belly and remove extra skin and fat.  Sometimes our patients complain of “muffin tops” that hang over pants at the waist time, stretch marks from pregnancy, or a bulge of their belly. Other people may be concerned about tethering of the skin down to a c section scar that causes an irregular contour. This is usually due to a variable combination of the rectus muscle (your “six pack” muscle) stretching,  thinned or loose skin, and uneven fat deposits.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Thinking about breast augmentation?  You are not alone.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 286,000 women underwent the procedure in 2013.  Often, the women who ultimately undergo the procedure have thought about it for several years prior to making this very personal decision. And yet there can be a lot of confusing information on the internet, on television, and through what you hear from friends. So what are some things that you should find out before you move forward?

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Breast Augmentation Study

Breast augmentation remains one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.  Now there is a new study that has been published about the safety and outcomes of silicone implants after surgery over a 10 year period.  Silicone implants are prefilled with silicone, whereas saline implants are manufactured as a shell and then filled with saline during surgery.

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Liposuction for Body Contouring

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States.  It is an attractive option for people who would like improved body contour without need for much skin tightening. Small incisions are made around the area to be targeted, and a fluid that contains lidocaine and epinephrine, numbing and blood vessel tightening medications, are injected first.

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A New Woman After Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can make a huge improvement for some women—not only in the way they look, but also in their quality of life.   When breasts are too large, women have a condition called macromastia. She can feel self-conscious about the way she looks even in clothes, and the heaviness of her breasts can cause an imbalance of the upper back posture as well as skin rashes and pain.  In severe situations, it may be difficult to exercise or even lay down flat in bed.  

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