Category Archives: Newsletter
April 19, 2021: What is a safe distance?
We are all aware of the health and safe protocols we must follow to help protect our loved ones, those around us and of course ourselves from the coronavirus: wear a mask, wash hands frequently and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people. A 6-foot separation from others was the recommendation of the […]
Update on COVID-19
To all my patients: I hope that you and your family are all well and staying safe and healthy during these trying times. I have received much positive feedback from the informational emails that we sent over the past year. This “e-newsletter” is an effort to formalize those emails to include up-to-date information about the […]
Safety of Out-Patient Plastic Surgery Procedures During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Plastic surgeons as a group have from the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak taken the care and protection of their patients and staff very seriously. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS) provided early support and guidance to their members in this respect. The question remained if these protocols […]
Exfoliating & WHY You May Be Hurting Your Skin – by Juliana Longoria
With all the exfoliating skincare treatments out there- both professional and at-home, its easy to fall into an abyss of skincare options and get lead down a path of self-destructive treatments. This defeats our goal of having healthy, youthful, and glowing skin. Therefore, I’ve decided to put together a quick guide on the different types […]
Questions Received About COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus
There are certain questions concerning the current pandemic that I am often asked: How accurate are the current tests for the coronavirus 2? The testing can be divided into two types. Testing for the virus or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and serological testing for the presence of antibodies. The former indicates the presence of […]
What is the Truth About Drugs to Combat COVID-19?
As we are all unfortunately aware, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus is as a result of it being a unique or new virus. Therefore, we not have any immunity or antibodies against this virus and there are no known treatments. Physicians, scientists, laboratories and corporations are actively working to identify immediate (e.g., […]
Coronavirus and COVID-19
To Our Patients: As I am sure you are aware, the health and well-being of our patients is our primary concern at . As a result, we wanted to let you be aware of what measures we are taking to protect you during your office visits: We are advising any patients who may have any […]
Can Botox Help My Scars?
Just hearing the word Botox brings up an image of a wrinkle free brow, the absence of crow’s feet and the loss of vertical lines between the eyebrows. Most people don’t realize, however, that Botox was not developed to be a plastic surgeon’s wonder drug. Some of the approved indications for Botox include the treatment […]
The Skinny on Body Sculpting
Non-surgical body contouring encompasses a wide spectrum of energies and devices. When the patient as the consumer is trying to decide what is the best machine or procedure, the variety of choices can certainly feel overwhelming. Non-surgical body contouring can be divided into two categories: non-invasive and minimally invasive. The non-invasive devices use many different […]
FDA Draft Guidance on Breast Implants
This week the FDA issued a draft guidance regarding breast implants. According to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure with more than 300,000 procedures performed. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy accounts for in excess of 100,000 additional procedures. There are two separate issues of […]