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Summer Skin Care Starts with Don’t Fry Day

Posted May 25, 2016

Don't Fry Day Skin CareMemorial Weekend marks the beginning of summer for most of us. School is out. The days are longer. And we spend more time out in the sun. It is a perfect time to think about your summer skin care routine, which should include daily sun protection.

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Will Ibuprofen Increase Bleeding Risks after Breast Augmentation?

Posted April 28, 2016

It has long been believed that ibuprofen and other NSAIDs increased risks of excessive bleeding when taken before or after breast augmentation. However, a new research review published in the April 2016 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® has found that not to be the case. In fact, according to researchers, ibuprofen offers a safe and effective alternative to long-term use of more powerful prescription pain medications.

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Can Stretch Marks be Prevented?

Posted April 19, 2016

If you have stretch marks following pregnancy, call board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 for a free consultation to learn about treatment optionsStretch marks are a result of skin stretching at a rate too fast for elastin fibers to keep up with. This can occur during puberty and growth spurts or during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy.

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Antidepressants and Plastic Surgery Recovery

Posted January 05, 2016

Will antidepressants slow or complicate your recovery from breast augmentation, liposuction, or another plastic surgery procedure? Conventional wisdom says yes, but new research suggests this may not be the case. An analysis of six studies looking into increased risks for bleeding after plastic surgery found that results were inconsistent at best. In fact, the authors […]

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Breast Reduction and Flexible Spending Accounts

Posted December 09, 2015

 If you have overly large breasts, your FSA may cover breast reduction surgery. Call board-certified Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 to learn moreBreasts that are overly large and heavy can cause a range of physical discomforts. In some cases, these discomforts can be extreme, resulting in significant limitations and even shortening lifespan.

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The Importance of Mammograms

Posted October 20, 2015

Breast augmentation does not prevent the detection of breast cancer, but may necessitate additional diagnostic tools. Call Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole to learn moreMammograms save lives. Every year, more than 231,000 women are diagnosed with invasive forms of breast cancer. Over 60,000 in situ cases are diagnosed every year as well.

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Best Age for Plastic Surgery

Posted August 20, 2015

AIf you are considering plastic surgery in Los Angeles, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 to schedule a free and informative consultationccording to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men and women between the ages of 50 and 64 account for nearly 25% of the plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States every year.

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Obesity Linked to Plastic Surgery Risks

Posted May 19, 2015

In a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons it was found that patients identified as obese were more likely to require emergency care following plastic surgery. The study looked at patients who had undergone tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, and blepharoplasty and found that those with a BMI that would quality as obese were 72 percent more likely to encounter postsurgical complications.

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