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Plastic Surgery - The New Reality

Did you know that as early as 600 B.C. facial surgery was being performed?  There has been leaps in science, innovation and methods since the early days but here is an interesting time line:

1917 - the most widely spoken about facial surgery was performed by Sir Harold Gillies (skin flap surgery)

1920 - Dr. Charles Dujarier performs the first liposuction cases in France

1931 - The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (USA) is formed

1947 - The…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 26, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Credentials and Making the Right Choice

Patients are educated. What a statement that is, right? Well they are and it's not just us, the MD’s that can take the credit, it's the net. Our patients are goggling us, blogging about us, rating us and posting on social networks about us and their experiences. This is an added benefit if you are seeking to have a procedure, surgical or non-surgical, and you need to find a reputable MD or clinic. Not only are there resources out there that will help you to choose the right physician with…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Men, a World of Cosmetic Procedures Await You

More men are opting for surgical and non-surgical procedure than they were a decade ago. Gone is the stigma that these procedures are for women only. Men are coming to realize the importance of looking your best when competing for jobs, in sports and of course, in relationships. We are faced now with a challenge; do we just let time win or do we fight it with all we know and keep up to our female counterparts in the fight to make 50 the new 30? The most popular procedures for men surgically… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 19, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Pigmentation disorders and the cosmetic erasers

I see patients everyday who have brown spots, sun damage and uneven skin texture.  This pigmentation is a result of the excess accumulation of melanin in the skin cells.  Sounds simple enough to fix, right?  Wrong!  These conditions require medical skin care and long term maintenance to keep the discolouration under control.  Topical products with hydroquinone work well as well as other topicals like azelic acid, kojic acid, n-acetyl glucosamine and linin peroxidase.  In combination with light… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Pigmentation disorders and the cosmetic erasers

I see patients everyday who have brown spots, sun damage and uneven skin texture.  This pigmentation is a result of the excess accumulation of melanin in the skin cells.  Sounds simple enough to fix, right?  Wrong!  These conditions require medical skin care and long term maintenance to keep the discolouration under control.  Topical products with hydroquinone work well as well as other topicals like azelic acid, kojic acid, n-acetyl glucosamine and linin peroxidase.  In combination with light… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 18, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Cosmetic surgery on the rise in the golden years

This is a very interesting article on the increased interest in plastic surgery among seniors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/health/09plastic.html?_r=1

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 17, 2011 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Reshape your face with neurotoxins

With each visit to Asia, I notice a trend that is becoming more and more popular; the non-surgical treatment of masseteric hypertrophy. Over the past decade the facial aesthetic has changed and moved toward a V shaped face and away from the rounded or squared jaw line that is a common facial characteristic of Asian skeletal structure. Although this is an "off label use" of neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport, Medytox), this technique will relax the muscles of the jaw line and soften the contour, as…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 16, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Hooded eyes; treat them with surgery or with filler / fat

I've seen an increased awareness in the hooded eye issue these days.  Magazines are showing celebrity before and after blepharoplasty shots and the news is covering "the latest in non-invasive treatments for the saggy eye".  Today we are very fortunate to have alternatives that didn't exist just a few years ago.  Although a bleph is going to achieve the best result no question, the real issue for patients is downtime, risk and pain.  If you are looking for an alternative, look no further…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 15, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Rosacea, the myth and the confusion

Many patients confuse rosacea with acne. Both have redness, whiteheads, and are challenging to treat. Your first step is to see a specialist, an MD that deals with both conditions and can diagnose you properly. If you treat rosacea like acne, you'll get no relief and no results on your skin and could make the condition worse. The main difference between acne and rosacea is the visible capillaries. Topical products can bring some relief and there is some thoughts on diet that can help. However,… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 12, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

New technology can help you make the choice

Today we are fortunate, we have 3d camera systems. I know, you're probably asking why that would be important in cosmetic medicine. It's a tool I use and many of my colleagues; it's becoming the standard for patients who want to know before the big day, what the results will be of their surgery. I use it before breast augmentation, choosing the size of the implant and letting the patient see a 360 of what they will look like post procedure (after the initial swelling has diminished). I use it… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 11, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

Rhinoplasty done with a needle and not a knife

By injecting the nose with hyaluronic acid fillers, also known as a 5 minute nose job, you can correct many cosmetic imperfections such as crooked noses, bumps, wide noses, scooped bridges, and uneven tips or droopy tips. Botox can help to lift the tip a bit or soften a pinched tip.

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Don't let your hands reveal your age!

An error many of us make is forgetting about the areas of our body that are visible to the world. If your eyes are the window to the soul, your hands are a window to your clock! The skin on the hands can become thin and less elastic with time. Rarely do we remember to use sunscreen regularly so sun damage is apparent. This is when i recommend fillers and lasers to turn back those "hands of time" . Now all you have to think about is what jewelry to wear.

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on August 8, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

ASAPS 2010 Stats

According to the highlights of the stats presented at the ASAPA 2010.  The top five cosmetic procedures in 2010 were:  breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and breast reduction.

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on July 22, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Steven Mulholland, MD, on Sublative Rejuvenation

Medical aesthetic device maker Syneron Medical Ltd (Irvine, Calif) recently debuted a new treatment modality called sublative rejuvenation at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas in June 2009.



The treatment modality, which the firm claims goes beyond current fractional skin ablation and resurfacing approaches, uses RF (radio frequency) sublation to remodel the dermis while minimizing epidermal disruption.



Using the firm's eMatrix system, the fractionated bipolar radiofrequency… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on June 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The surgery-free nose job

Her flesh has been frozen, but Toula flinches slightly as the needle approaches her face. The doctor releases the syringe’s contents – a skin filler called Restylane – into the tip of Toula’s nose, and removes the needle. Just a tiny drop of blood is visible as the surgeon uses his hands to reshape her bridge, virtually eliminating a long-hated bump.



It’s a…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Mulholland on April 30, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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