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How Much Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., has extensive knowledge and experience performing tummy tuck surgery and is a board-certified plastic surgeon. A tummy tuck procedure costs an average of $8,650 in the Dallas, Frisco, and Plano areas. Dr. Friedman ensures that all of his patients receive quality care and results regardless of the total cost of their […]

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How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Men and women who want a more sculpted and slender physique may benefit from surgical fat removal with liposuction. Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon who develops customized body contouring procedures to give patients the slimmer contours they desire. On average, liposuction pricing starts at $1,950 for liposuction under the chin […]

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Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Voluma

With so many facial fillers, how do you figure out which one to use? Back in the dark ages (1995) when I started practicing plastic surgery, we only had one facial filler: collagen.  Collagen injections were clumsy, fairly ineffective, and only lasted a couple months—and you had to have a skin test beforehand just to […]

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MRI Screening for Silicone Gel Breast Implant Rupture

Is It Really Necessary? The first silicone gel breast implants were placed in the United States in 1962. For the next thirty years, they were the only widely accepted breast implants. In 1992, as increasing numbers of women with silicone gel implants reported autoimmune diseases, such as fibromyalgia and lupus, the FDA placed restrictions on the use […]

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Do Breast Implants Interfere With Breast Feeding?

Most women can successfully breastfeed their babies after breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants. However, no one can give you a 100% guarantee that you will be able to do so. Why not? 1. Some women have insufficient glandular tissue to provide enough milk production for successful breastfeeding. Since the function of the breast is to […]

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Vertical Scars in Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck addresses three problems: excess skin, excess fat, and abdominal wall laxity. I perform the vast majority of full tummy tucks through a curved horizontal lower abdominal incision and an incision around the umbilicus (belly button). Through this incision, I remove a horizontal ellipse that includes all of the skin from the […]

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Everything You Need to Know: Saline Breast Implant Deflation

Following FDA restrictions on silicone gel implants in 1992, saline implants were the only available devices for breast augmentation in the U.S. until the approval of silicone gel in late 2006. Unfortunately, most breast implants do not last as long as the women who possess them. If you have undergone or are considering breast enlargement, […]

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Two-Stage Body Lift After Major Weight Loss: Less Risk, Better Results

If you have experienced a major weight loss due to aggressive dieting and exercise or bariatric surgery, congratulations! You have undoubtedly improved your health and you probably look way better — in clothes. Out of clothes, however, you may notice sagging skin along the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms. If the excess skin in your midsection is primarily […]

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Preventing Blood Clots After Tummy Tuck and Body Lift

Tummy tucks and body lifts can be life-changing procedures. The removal of skin and fat excess along with tightening of the abdominal wall can reverse many of the problems that occur following childbirth and/or weight loss. But make no mistake: even though tummy tucks and body lifts are cosmetic surgeries, they are still surgery. And every surgery has […]

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How Do I Figure Out The Right Breast Implant Size?

Determining the “right” breast implant size can be a major challenge. Let me explain the most frequent methods and their pitfalls: Going by bra cup size: “I’m an A cup, and I want to be a full C cup.”The problem: There is no standardization of cup size among bra manufacturers. A Playtex B is frequently […]

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