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ASAPS 2014 – Seeing our favorite vendors in the exhibit hall & learning about vaginal rejuvenation

Today at the ASAPS 2014 meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, I live-tweeted my thoughts and some slides from the morning lectures.  Topics included: fat grafting to the face, including how to avoid bad results and treatment of related deformities incision choices for breast augmentation ethics and how […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #8: Implants affect breast feeding

Breast implants are placed to augment the natural volume of a woman’s breasts, to correct congenital asymmetries or abnormalities (such as Poland’s Syndrome or tubular breasts), as part of a Mommy Makeover procedure, or to help add volume during a concurrent breast lift (known as mastopexy-augmentation). Breast augmentation, by definition, […]

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Labiaplasty: Why do some Plastic Surgeons call it “Vaginal Surgery”?

      LABIAPLASTY is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate a woman’s external genitalia.  See several previous blog posts about labiaplasty, which describe pertinent anatomy of labiaplasty surgery and describe who seeks this surgery, the recovery, expected downtime and view before and after photos of labiaplasty surgery results on my website. Yesterday afternoon […]

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Dr. Horton is attending the ASAPS 2014 San Francisco Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

This weekend and early this upcoming week, I will be attending the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) annual scientific meeting, hosted right here in my private practice location, San Francisco. While I am not presenting at this particular meeting, I am delighted to participate as an attendee and […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #7: Breast implants are not safe

The most common question I am asked in a breast augmentation consultation is “are breast implants SAFE???”.  The answer, definitively and scientifically is:  YES. The Plastic Surgery community worldwide has innumerable data and decades of clinical research to back this up.  In fact, breast implants, and especially silicone gel implants, are […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #6: All Botox is the same

Is all Botox the same?  I asked Courtney McSpadden, our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and “Gentle Injector” at Horton SPA, an expert on neuromodulators to comment on the Plastic Surgery myth pertaining to Botox, Dysport, and the alternatives. Here are Courtney’s comments about Botox and its alternatives: “Some patients have a brand name preference […]

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What is a “Nana Makeover”?

What is a “NANA MAKEOVER”?   A “Mommy Makeover” is commonly accepted lingo in the Plastic Surgery world, and is increasingly recognized by women as “a cosmetic procedure that is aimed at helping to make a mother’s breasts and body look the way before she had children… or perhaps even better than when she started” […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #5: Cosmetic Surgeon = Plastic Surgeon: NOT always so!

BREAKING NEWS:  Not all Plastic Surgeons are ‘cosmetic surgeons’, and not all ‘cosmetic surgeons’ are in fact Board Certified, adequately trained and genuine Plastic Surgeons!   CONFUSED?  Let me explain:  “Plastic Surgery” is a surgical sub-specialty whose goal is “to correct or restore form and function of the body”.  Although cosmetic […]

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CoolSculpting announces a new “flat” applicator, specially designed for THIGHS!

Our patients have longed for a non-surgical method to reduce fat deposits on their inner and outer thighs, and it is now here!  CoolSculpting’s manufacturer has just released a new flat applicator that is specially designed for the treatment of inner and outer thighs!  And our office is one of […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA