Category: Miscellaneous

Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Patient Care

06, July, 2020

As Massachusetts and other states across the nation begin to relax stay-at-home restrictions, staying healthy and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 is top of everyone’s mind. Maintaining the highest standard in hygiene protocol is business as usual at The Boston Center, but we are also stepping up our efforts to minimize the risk of virus […]

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Beauty 101

10, April, 2020

Self-care is important for good mental and physical health at all times, but it’s especially important during times of prolonged stress like the one we find ourselves in during the current pandemic. We have to take care of ourselves to be able to take care of the children, parents, friends, neighbors or – for essential […]

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The Consultation – the First Step in Your Surgery Journey

25, March, 2020

Every procedure, large or small, starts with a consultation. That exam and consultation provide an opportunity to understand the patient’s aesthetic goals, medical history, and unique skeletal and soft tissue structure. Typically, patients who desire facial skeletal surgery will require a CT scan to provide a clear picture of what lies below the surface of […]

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Getting Ready for Swimsuit Season

04, January, 2020

Even if warm weather feels a long way off, preparation for the spring and summer months can start now. Body contouring procedures can be an excellent way to get ready for swimsuit season. Liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation can help tighten problem areas on the legs, buttocks, stomach, and chest for both women and men. […]

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What’s the Right Age for Cosmetic Surgery?

04, January, 2020

I’m often asked if one can be too young or too old for cosmetic surgery. At any age, a doctor would assess a patient’s readiness to undergo a surgical procedure, including overall mental and physical well-being. Advanced age can increase the chances that surgery would not be medically sound, but the decision is unique to […]

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Advancements in Facial Implants

29, December, 2019

When I started practicing medicine in the 1980s, the year 2020 evoked futuristic images of cyborgs and interstellar travel. Now, 2020 is upon us and – while we still don’t have flying cars or robot housekeepers – technology has enabled major advancements in craniofacial implants. As we embark on a new decade, it’s an appropriate […]

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Restoring and Rejuvenating the Shape of the Eye

10, May, 2019

The upper and lower lids form the boundary of the eye, which is referred to as the palpebral fissure. The medial canthus and the lateral canthus are the V-like structures where the upper and lower lids meet. As illustrated below, the youthful palpebral fissure is long and narrow with a slight lateral upward inclination. This […]

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Skeletal versus Soft Tissue Facial Augmentation

19, February, 2019

In the last decade, facial rejuvenation surgery has transformed dramatically as plastic surgeons recognized that as patients age, their skin not only stretches and sags but that the soft tissue of the face also atrophies, or loses volume. With this understanding, facial rejuvenation surgery techniques are no longer focused on simply removing excess skin or […]

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Why Men Wear Beards

24, September, 2018

It’s not just hipsters in Brooklyn wearing beards these days. The trend has gone mainstream and the bigger the better seems to be many men’s moto. Why? It’s found such broad traction because beards creates the illusion of a larger, more prominent jaw – a trait traditionally perceived as masculine. Men’s faces and particularly lower […]

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When to Choose Minimally Invasive Procedures – and When Not To

24, September, 2018

Minimally invasive procedures promise minimal recovery, minimal pain, minimal expense but too often minimal results. Biologic and pharmaceutical research, computer technology, and surgical refinement make available many ways to improve facial appearance.  Among these varied options, a number of procedures that are less or minimally invasive have become popular because they offer a faster recovery […]

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