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What Are the Most Important Credentials To Look for in a Plastic Surgeon?

As you search for the best plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA, there are a few qualifications you should be looking for: Board certification: Your surgeon should be a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of …

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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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Implants or Natural (Fat Transfer) Breast Augmentation? Getting the Results You Want (Updated 2023)

For many women, looking natural is the most important factor when it comes to breast augmentation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, 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 the most genuine-looking …

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3 Different Types of Liposuction: Which Is Best for You? (Infographic) (Updated 2023)

If you are considering liposuction, 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 body you’ve been dreaming of. How can you decide …

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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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SculpSure® vs CoolSculpting®: Which Is Better? (Updated 2023)

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. Two of the most popular and effective nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction are CoolSculpting and SculpSure, and knowing which …

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