Month: October 2015

Facelift – Then and Now: A Look At How Far Modern Techniques Have Come

More often than not, when patients hear Dr. Spence say the word ‘facelift,’ I see an immediate change in their posture and a grimace come across their faces.  This is because the traditional facelift done years ago typically resulted in a ‘windblown’ or ‘pulled back,’ unnatural look which is definitely NOT a desired look for …

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Can You Still Breast Feed after Having Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

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The answer is…it depends.   It depends on the person, the timing, the doctor, and the procedure.  The possibility of being able to breast feed after cosmetic breast surgery is correlated to a number of variables.  It is very important to understand that many women that have never had breast surgery are unable to breast …

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Keloid Scar Treatments – That WORK!

Keloids Why the Keloid Clinics of Hillcrest Dermatology and Plastic Surgery? We at the Keloid Clinics at Hillcrest Dermatology and Plastic Surgery have a strong interest in the treatment and care of keloids. We have a unique practice of plastic surgeons and dermatologists who together coordinate care in the various treatment modalities.   We are the only …

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TCA CROSS Treatment Very Effective for Acne Scars

TCA CROSS (Trichloroacetic Chemical Resurfacing of Skin Scars) treatment is proving to be highly effective for the treatment of acne scars.  For best results, the treatment should be done once a month for about 4 to 6 months by a board certified plastic surgeon and should be accompanied by a medical grade skincare regimen. The …

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Plastic Surgery after Extreme Weight Loss: What To Know Before You Go!

Surgery after extreme weight loss for the removal of excess sagging skin is usually inevitable.  That’s why it is so important for you to understand what your insurance does and does not cover.  Many patients believe the results a procedure that is ‘covered by their insurance’ will be the same result as paying out-of-pocket for …

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