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Neck Rejuvenation

This article is from the December issue of our Cosmetic Surgery Newsletter. No Turkey Neck This Holiday Season Did you know that everybody’s neck ages a bit differently? Depending on your weight fluctuation, your genes and your habits (smoking, alcohol, sun exposure, etc), you may age faster or slower than someone else the same age. Women’s skin tends to show … Read more

Health and Fitness Tips from Heather at Armbrust Gym

This article is from the December issue of our Cosmetic Surgery Newsletter. Dear Heather: I’m thinking about personal training, but I’m not sure if I should go that route or do aerobic classes at the gym as a way to lose weight. Can you give me some insight? Suzie M. Dear Suzie: As we age, our metabolism slows down, which … Read more

The Holiday Look: Affordable and Effortlessly Fabulous!

This article is from the December issue of our Cosmetic Surgery Newsletter. This holiday season you may have an assortment of different holiday parties to attend including office parties, get-togethers with friends, charity events and the list goes on. In the past, many of us would go out and buy a whole new outfit from shoes to jewelry. However, in … Read more

Are “off-label” Botox treatments OK?

It’s long been a tradition in medical practice to use FDA approved therapies in new, “off-label” ways. Is this safe? Botox, a treatment so prevalent as to have become synonymous with cosmetic medicine, is approved to treat four problems: muscular eye disorders, muscular neck disorders, excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis), and frown lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. Yet, it is common practice … Read more

“Donda West Law” mandates “medical clearance”

On October 12, 2009, the “Donda West Law” was signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in California. The law states that “medical clearance” is required prior to undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. As a Board Certified plastic surgeon who performs primarily elective cosmetic surgery procedures, I have some concerns about the meaning behind the need for this legislation. But first, let’s review what we … Read more