Daryl K. Hoffman, MD Blog

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Do Tummy Tuck Alternatives Work?

Type "tummy tuck alternatives" into a search engine, and you'll quickly find yourself sifting through all sorts of treatments that promise to flatten your midsection. Belts, creams, and specialized compression garments are among the "miracle" options, in addition to more standard plastic surgery procedures, such as liposuction. At our Palo Alto and San Jose-area locations, …

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Facelift vs. Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing: Which Is Better for Facial Rejuvenation?

When it comes to facial rejuvenation procedures, both Fraxel laser skin resurfacing and facelift surgery are 2 options my San Jose and Palo Alto patients often ask about. Each approach offers a host of its own anti-aging benefits, and many people have questions about which is the better choice. In reality, neither of these options …

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Are There Alternatives to Breast Implants?

Breast implants have long been considered the foundation of breast augmentation. They are highly customizable, generally low risk, and last for many years. However, in recent years, more and more patients have been interested in breast enhancement procedures that avoid the use of breast implants. At our San Jose and Palo Alto area practice, we …

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Implants: Which Is the Best Way to Achieve Natural-Looking Results?

For many women, looking natural is the most important factor when it comes to breast augmentation. At my plastic surgery practice in San Jose, I offer both breast implants and fat transfer breast augmentation as options for achieving fuller, more feminine breasts. Each approach offers its own benefits, and the question of which procedure produces …

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3 Types of Liposuction: Which One Is Best for You? (Infographic)

If you are considering liposuction in the Palo Alto or San Jose, CA, area, you may be surprised to learn there is more than one type of liposuction approach—in fact, there are several. Thanks to advancements in aesthetic devices and techniques, you now have more options than ever for reducing stubborn fat and achieving the …

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Introducing Our New Nurse Practitioner, Alyssa Westerfield!

Dear patients and friends, I am pleased to announce Alyssa Westerfield, MSN, NP has joined our practice. Alyssa received her training at Boston College and comes to us from Stanford Dermatology where she worked as an Advanced Practice Provider. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has exemplary talent and expertise …

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BOTOX® vs. Fillers vs. Facelift: Which Is Right for You?

With more options for facial rejuvenation than ever, it can be difficult to decide which approach to take. Would you benefit more from the convenience of injectables or the long-term results of surgery? As a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers fillers, BOTOX, and facelift surgery in San Jose, I specialize in helping people navigate this …

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CoolSculpting® vs. SculpSure®: Which One’s Right for You?

The number of nonsurgical body contouring options seems to expand every year. Men and women curious about how they can reduce fat without the downtime or cost of surgery have a lot of information to sift through. We even offer 2 alternatives to liposuction at our Palo Alto and San Jose-area locations, CoolSculpting and SculpSure, …

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