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Will Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

Posted March 27, 2015

France’s National Cancer Institute has recently required warnings be placed on silicone breast implants stating that this type of implant increases risks for anaplastic large cell lymphoma – an extremely rare type of breast cancer. According to FNCI, 18 women with silicone breast implants have been diagnosed with ALCL since 2011.

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Facial Rejuvenation Trends

Posted March 03, 2015

According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facial rejuvenation procedures were among the most popular in the United States in 2014. In fact, three of the top five most commonly performed procedures by board-certified plastic surgeons in 2014 are designed to improve facial appearance.

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The Safety of Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation

Posted February 26, 2015

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years. In large part this is due to how very effective these treatments can be at treating visible signs of aging – all without the risks and downtime associated with surgical procedures. And while injectable treatments cannot produce the same dramatic and lasting results as surgical options, they are a good alternative for some of our patients.

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Make 2015 a Year to Remember

Posted January 05, 2015

If there are areas of your body that make you feel uncomfortable, unbecoming, or less like yourself, it may be time to seriously consider your options. With a New Year comes new possibilities, and this year Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole would be honored to help you reach your aesthetic potential.

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Post-Bariatric Body Contouring and BMI

Posted October 14, 2014

Post-bariatric body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck and body lift can help restore shape and tone to your frame following significant weight loss. They can also help you maintain a healthy BMI over the long-term according to a study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Ideal Breast Proportions

Posted September 15, 2014

According to a new study published in the September issue of the Journal or Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ideal breast proportions can be found on breasts with an “upper pole to lower pole ratio of 45:55.” In plainer terms, this means that a majority of participants in this study found breasts on which 45 percent of tissue is above the nipple (upper pole) and 55 percent is below (lower pole) to be the pinnacle of beauty.

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ASPS Warns Patients to Beware of Unsubstantiated Stem Cell Claims

Posted September 03, 2014

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently released a report about the “worrying advertisements for cosmetic stem cell procedures.” Referring to exhaustive studies conducted by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center, the ASPS warns that claims regarding the efficacy of stem cell treatments for facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures are unsubstantiated and potentially fraudulent.  

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New Campaign to Highlight Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Posted July 08, 2014

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has launched an ad campaign focused on the importance of board certification. According the ASPS, this campaign is in response to the “encroachment into the specialty by corporate cosmetic surgery franchises and non-plastic surgeons.” There are, of course, a number of such individuals and organizations offering procedures such as breast enhancement, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery throughout Los Angeles.

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Plastic Surgery Continues to Grow in Popularity

Posted April 07, 2014

There was a three percent increase in plastic surgery procedures performed between 2012 and 2013. This increase is consistent with a four year growth trend in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest increase was seen in eyelid surgery and facelifts. Breast augmentation, particularly with silicone implants, saw an increase as well.

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LATISSE® in Pasadena

Posted February 08, 2014

LATISSE® is a safe and effective way to achieve thick, full, and attractive eyelashes. LATISSE is the only prescription medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hypotrichosis and has been shown to greatly improve lash thickness in around 16 weeks.

If you have tired of trying to enhance your lashes with cosmetics and are looking for a longer-lasting alternative, please call Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery at (626) 689-7800 to schedule your LASTISSE consultation today.


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