Archive for March, 2012

Plastic Surgery Blog: Hot flashes; there are options

Friday, March 30th, 2012

woman in the heat drinking water Plastic Surgery Blog: Hot flashes; there are optionsHot flashes for many women can be debilitating as they enter or are going through menopause. According to recent onlinearticle no one really knows exactly why some menopausal women suffer hot flashes and others don’t, or why some women have more debilitating symptoms than others. We do know that that diminishing estrogen levels are the reason for the hot flashes, but day-to-day triggers can come from sudden changes in room temperature, hot drinks, stress, spicy food, alcohol and caffeine. Basically, everything most women over 35 experience and consume on a daily basis.  Doctors and scientists have long known the most reliable remedy for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, but it’s one that ignites the fear in women: hormone therapy. Due to explosive publicity and fear inducing headlines about 10 years ago, the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative study was halted several years early after studies showed that hormone replacement therapy — long considered a miracle cure for older women — actually increased rates of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke. As a result of the WHI study, millions of women are  adamant about not taking hormones altogether, preferring to suffer through hot flashes the best that they can with alternative therapies, lifestyle changes and sheer faith that the symptoms will sooner (or later) pass. “Before 2002 and the Women’s Health Initiative study, there was not much of a push for alternative treatments for hot flashes because we knew hormone replacement therapy worked so well. But, after the study, we started looking at alternative therapies,” said Dr. Ray Kamali, an ob/gyn at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. “Now when we do a study we compare it to HRT. Treatment often depends on the degree of severity of symptoms and how much it’s affecting quality of life.”  Patients should talk with their OB/GYN or primary care physician about options for treating hot flashes. These days there are alternative therapies and women do not need to suffer when it affects their quality of life. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to his patients that prior to and during menopause there are often hormonal shifts that affect a woman’s appearance. These can include weight gain that is specific to one area such as the upper back or upper abdomen. Often patients complain about the change in their contour and figure. Dr. StuartKincaid will typically recommend liposuction as an option. Liposuction allows him to treat specifically the upper back and upper abdomen thinning out and achieving much better contour. Many patients also have breast augmentation after the loss of volume which many attribute to going through menopause. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to embrace cosmeticsurgeryas an option for enjoying their most youthful appearance and contour.       Become a Fan on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter       More on Dr.Kincaid

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Plastic Surgery Blog: Facial Transplants highlight the skills of trained plastic surgeons

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

doctor photo11 Plastic Surgery Blog: Facial Transplants highlight the skills of trained plastic surgeonsFacial transplants used to be something you only heard about in science fiction movies. Advancements in medicine have made them a reality. According to a recent localnewsstory another facial transplant has been performed on a gentleman from Virginia. According to the story  a 37-year-old man received an extensive face transplant spanning from his hairline down to the neck, including a jaw, full set of teeth, tongue and cheeks. The reconstructive plastic surgery basically re-created the majority of the patient’s face not including his eyes and the back portion of his throat. Richard Lee Norris of Hillsville, Va., is the 23rd patient to receive a face transplant across the globe. His doctors at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center say this reconstructive surgery is the most complex surgery of its type due to the extent of the transplant and fact that there was placement of a complete set of teeth. “The face will look like a blend of the donor as well as Richard,” said Dr.Eduardo D. Rodriguez, associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “There are some unique features, his nose, the chin that have been replaced in entirety. Other than that, it’s a combination of both individuals.” Dr. StuartKincaid stresses to his patients that the advantages of his training as anASPSboard-certified plastic surgeon include extensive training in reconstructive plastic surgery. Patient should understand that many of the techniques used in cosmetic surgeries including facelift, browlift, and blepharoplasty came from reconstructiveplasticsurgeryprocedures performed on the face.  The knowledge and skill required to treat a reconstructive patient is extensive and in turn serves the cosmetic patient very well. Dr. Stuart Kincaid with his training and skill level is able to assess not only the opportunity for cosmetic solutions; he is also able to use creative measures when applicable to help patients reach their desired goals. The importance of choosing an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stuart Kincaid is invaluable.     Become a Fan on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter  More on Dr.Kincaid

 

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Breast implant surgery: Riverside reminded to play it safe

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
illegal breast implant surgery Breast implant surgery: Riverside reminded to play it safe

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Most every woman enjoys a trip to the hair salon. After all – what’s there not to love? Between the new beauty products, the new ‘do, and chit chat about life’s adversities, the hair salon is a great place to unwind and take a much-needed breather. But as a new report suggests, the hair salon can also pose a major health risk when women go against their intuition.

According to Fox News and Surgery.org, a hairdresser from Texas shockingly performed breast implant surgery in the back of her salon. The woman, Carmel Foster, 39, was paid $800 to perform the procedure on one of her clients, Sheena Bradford. Foster completed the makeshift breast implant surgery by injecting a clear substance into the woman’s breasts. Even more shockingly, as Foster’s injection sites began to ooze the clear gel, she allegedly tried to stop the leaking substance by closing up the punctures with super glue. Police are still investigating to find out what substance was used to inject the woman’s breasts.

Immediately following the procedure, Bradford was hospitalized with severe complications including pneumothorax – a build-up of aid and blood in the lungs – and has been under critical condition care. The woman was put on a ventilator in order to breathe and has survived by the use of tubes inserted into her lung cavities.

Incredibly, four other women have approached police to complain about similar procedures performed by the salon and/or Foster.

Foster was immediately arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

The case is akin to another botched surgery instance in Miami where a transgender woman is facing charges of illegally performing plastic surgery by injecting patients with various chemicals to achieve buttock augmentation. The woman is accused of injecting patients with mineral oil, “Fix-a-flat” tire sealant, and rubber cement. Nearly 30 women have come forward in that case according to police authorities.

Always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon

No matter how great the price may seem, there’s no doubt that breast implant surgery should not be performed unless the individual is licensed to practice medicine and is a board-certified plastic surgeon. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men and women interested in improving their appearance are urged to consult with a licensed and board-certified plastic surgeon no matter how minimally-invasive the procedure may be – and in this case, most definitely for any major surgery. Do not risk the catastrophic consequences of choosing an unlicensed medical provider – be safe and trust your intuition.

If you’re a candidate for breast augmentation in Riverside, consult with Dr. Kincaid, an award-winning plastic surgeon specializing in breast implant surgery.  The doctor can advise you on which style of implant is best for your size, shape, and desired outcome in addition to providing the safe results you have come to expect from an experienced surgeon. Call Dr. Kincaid’s centrally-located Temecula office at 951-695-9934 and schedule a consultation today.

Plastic Surgery Blog: Chocolate can make you thinner (sort of)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

chocolate cupcakes1 Plastic Surgery Blog: Chocolate can make you thinner (sort of)Could it be that like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -we could actually indulge in chocolate on a daily basis and make ourselves thinner? If so, there must be a catch. Right? According to recent CNN localonlinearticle, here’s the scoop: Dr. Beatrice Golomb, associate professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego, has published a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine associating regular chocolate consumption with a lower body mass index, or BMIGolomb and her team surveyed 1,018 men and women aged 20 to 85 years old about their weekly consumption of food. Those who reported that they ate chocolate on a frequent basis had lower BMIs. Even more alarming, the lower BMI group did not report consuming less calories or working out more than their more obese counterparts in the study. “That does not mean that you can eat unbounded amounts of chocolate,” Golomb says. Here comes the catch.The research is intriguing and quite interesting. Golomb had theorized that the metabolic benefits of chocolate – characteristics that would moderately increase your metabolism – would throw off the calories eaten. “I wasn’t bold enough to conjecture that the net effect would be favorable.” But that’s what the results showed Golomb added.  Studies have shown for years the heart-healthy benefits of eating moderately small amounts of chocolate, says registered dietician Nancy Copperman, director of Public Health Initiatives at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. Dark chocolate specifically is high in anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It appears as though medical professionals are not ready to claim the benefits of chocolate as a cure-all to obesity. As a matter of fact, just this week the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that for morbidly obese patients suffering from type II diabetes, bariatricsurgery is a more effective treatment than medical therapies. Proving that , remedies for obesity continue to be on the forefront of research. What many patients do not realize, especially those who have lost a massive amount of weight, the excess skin that is left behind can be extremely debilitating. It is not just a matter of appearance; it can also cause skin irritation and hygiene concerns. Patients complain mostly of loose skin on the arms, lower abdomen, and breast. Most often, Dr. StuartKincaid will recommend a brachioplasty for the arms, and an abdominoplasty for the abdomen, and a breastliftand/or reductionfor the breast. All of these procedures are rather invasive are typically done in stages rather than all at one time. Obesity should be approached based on three results: #1 losing the weight, #2 maintaining a stable weight, #3restoring the body to its best health and appearance. Unless a person addresses all three areas they are highly likely to regain the weight. Become a Fan on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter  More on Dr.Kincaid

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Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
handcare Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

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Most women are well-aware that facelifts and breast implant plastic surgery in Temecula can lead to a more youthful look – and coupled with other advanced anti-aging treatments like Botox, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing, the look of youth can be within arm’s reach. But now, according to a new study covered at Surgery.org, hand rejuvenation may be just the ticket in achieving all-around youthfulness and renewal. And as some plastic surgeons in Temecula attest, the look of youthful hands can make all the difference in how youth is perceived.

As women get older, the hands can truly take a toll, leading to crepiness, age spots, and a loss of natural fat and volume. As aging progresses, skin on the hands can appear thin, fragile, and translucent – barely a surprise considering how much work (and abuse) our hands must endure over the years. Our hands are like mirrors into our unique lifestyles – and age is no exception. That’s why now more than ever, women are turning to hand rejuvenation therapy – also dubbed as the “hand lift” — akin to the facelift and eye lift women are already well-familiar with.

Some unlucky women also have the misfortune of hands that look far older than they should appear. These unwanted signs of aging can come from too much sun damage, dark age spots, and unusually rough use over the years. Fortunately, with the new advances in cosmetic procedures, a hand lift can be a great way to achieve younger-looking hands and an overall more youthful appearance.

It’s in the details: youth at your fingertips

Interested in hand rejuvenation therapy? Call Dr. Kincaid, a plastic surgeon in Temecula, at 951-695-9934 and schedule a consultation today. In the meantime, if you’re simply researching hand rejuvenation, take some time to understand how the procedure can be completed. Of course, your plastic surgeon can make the best recommendation for your unique hands.

Injectables in Temecula

When hands experience the loss of fat and volume, skin can appear thin and fragile. To plump up hands to their original youthful fullness, some plastic surgeons turn to injectable fillers like Radiesse, Perlane, or Juvederm to replenish volume.

Laser treatments in Temecula

When skin needs resurfacing, a plastic surgeon may opt for laser therapy which uses intense pulsed light and even a CO2 laser to diminish the look of dark spots and other sun damage. For more advanced hand rejuvenation therapy, a plastic surgeon may also use a Fraxel laser to deeply resurface the skin and lighten any discoloration.

Fat reassignment

For a longer lasting approach, some patients are advised to undergo fat reinjection which deposits fat from one area of the body to the hands. This approach leads to longer-lasting, youthful-looking hands.

Patients are encouraged to call Dr. Kincaid, one of Temecula’s best plastic surgeons, at 951-695-9934 to schedule a consultation on hand rejuvenation therapy. There are many options available and the doctor can make a customized recommendation that can lead to the youthful, beautiful hands you’ve always imagined.

 

Plastic Surgery Blog: Advice for Healing Scars After Cosmetic Surgery

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

abdominal revision scar Plastic Surgery Blog: Advice for Healing Scars After Cosmetic SurgeryIt is rare that patients have a cosmetic surgery consultation, and do not ask about scarring. Much of the advice that is given to patients online concerning ways to reduce the chance of scarring is largely promotional. A recent onlinearticle gave some practical advice outside of selling their product. According to the article they advised against smoking. Smoking causes a vasoconstriction which will compromise tissue healing. Delayed healing is very common in smokers. The article advised against drinking alcohol (in moderation if necessary); the article claims that alcohol causes oxidation in the tissues. It is likened to rust on a car. The article recommends eating well, exercising and keeping stress at a minimum. It also recommends taking a good multivitamin preferably one with antioxidants. Many online sources sell surgical vitamins to be used prior to surgery.  For at least six weeks prior to surgery, patients should use a good medical grade skin care regimen to prep the skin; this should include products with Retin-A , hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, and alpha-hydroxy acids. Healthy skin has the best chance to heal better and this in turn should improve scars. Dr. StuartKincaid advises patients to take a proactive approach to taking care of incisions to help aid in the process of healing and scarring. Patients must understand that genetics also play a part in how a scar heals. Scars that have tension on the incisions have a greater likelihood of spreading and have more difficulty healing. These would include incisions from facelift, breastlift, abdominoplasty and other procedures that pull the skin tightly. The reality is that all scars heal with time. It is the overall attitude of most patients that a scar pales in comparison to the benefits most patients receive after having plasticsurgery.                                                Become a Fan on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter    More on Dr.Kincaid  

 

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Plastic Surgery Blog: Hello??? Obesity is a growing issue for men

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

beer belly4 Plastic Surgery Blog: Hello??? Obesity is a growing issue for menAccording to recent CNNlocalnewsarticle more than 30% of men over the age of 20 are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men deal with the issue at the same rate as women, but until now, ads for weight loss products mostly featured the voice and faces of women. According to advertising industry watchers, the women focused advertising had the hidden effect of repelling men. Now there are a bunch of  glossy more innovative ads from the super big names in dieting: Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig. Weight Watchers took a candid approach, with television spots that specifically explained to men it’s OK to diet. One commercial proclaims “Weight Watchers online is for men, too,” and, as a comfort to the hard-core male prospect: “It’s not all rainbows and lollipops.” “Women really appreciate the fact that we are recognizing it as a widespread societal problem,” said David Burwick, president of Weight Watchers North America.

More than the hope of the multimillion-dollar campaign success, there is a hope for company expansion. Burwick estimated that only a very small percentage of men who have weight problems make an active plan to lose weight. This leaves a wide-open market that is potentially untapped. Dr. StuartKincaid explains to his male patients who have lost a large amount of weight that they do not need to be embarrassed about the loose and lax skin that is left behind. For many patients the areas that they complain about the most are the arms and abdomen. Contrary to what many male patients believe, they can have an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck and get a very nice result. This procedure is not just for women who have had children. The arms can be extremely embarrassing for men because they are less likely to take their shirts off or wear a sleeveless tank top. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains that a brachioplastyor arm lift will allow him to remove the excess skin hanging from the upper portion of the arm. The incision will be well hidden on the underside of the upper arm. Once men realize that these procedures will make a tremendous difference in their overall contour they are usually excited to proceed with surgery. After surgery,most men are extremely pleased with their results. Many wonder why they waited so long before they took care of the excess skin.    Become a Fan on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter      More on Dr.Kincaid

 

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Plastic surgery in La Jolla: trends among ethnic backgrounds

Monday, March 26th, 2012
Capture14 Plastic surgery in La Jolla: trends among ethnic backgrounds

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Many women who often seek a more youthful, rejuvenated  turn to plastic surgery in La Jolla to achieve their desired appearance. But while any surgery is generally appropriate for any and all ethnicities, plastic surgeons often see more Caucasian women as opposed to African-American women according to a new TV special that aired on ABC’s newsweekly show “20/20.” But, as the show suggests, these trends may be slowly changing since African-American women are turning to plastic surgery to achieve a more youthful or updated look, even in light of statistics that say white women – a whopping 70 percent of those who elect plastic surgery – are the primary bulk of plastic surgery business.

20/20 host Barbara Walters interviewed several African-American women who reported getting rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and Botox injections – a trend that may be on the rise for Black women. These types of surgeries are considered less popular among women of color because darker skins tends to, for the most part, hold up well in the face of aging. This is due in part to the oiler surface of dark skin. But beyond genetics alone, African-American women also tend to shy away from plastic surgery since it carries somewhat of a stigma within the Black community.

As one interviewee explained,  “African-American women don’t need to have beauty enhancements,” although she had undergone Botox treatments to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Another dark-skinned woman added,  “I think African-American women are still in the closet about having plastic surgery….(but) I think we’re doing it a lot more.”

For women of color who are considering plastic surgery in La Jolla, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggests, “It is becoming increasingly important to have techniques that addresses [the individual needs of African Americans. It is vital to preserve the ethnic heritage of the given patient.”

Is plastic surgery right for you?

If you’re a woman of color and have decided on plastic surgery, the first step to achieving the look you desire is to speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla who can answer all of your questions during a personal and private consultation. The following procedures are often requested – read more to find out if plastic surgery is the right choice for you.

Breast Augmentation in La Jolla

For women of color who want an enhanced bust line, breast augmentation can be an excellent option. There are many types of breast implants available today, including various ways to implant them – all of which are generally safe and appropriate for Black women.

Breast Reduction in La Jolla

For women who would like to reduce their cup size and achieve a more petite bust line, breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you.

Rhinoplasty surgery in La Jolla

Dr. Kincaid works hard to understand the needs and wants of his clients, especially when the client is considering rhinoplasty surgery. For a look that’s natural and yet refined, call Dr. Kincaid at 858-450-4199 at his convenient La Jolla location to schedule your consultation today.

Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
botox Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

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It’s no surprise that medi-spas are gaining popularity in San Diego, California, and the rest of the United States. It makes sense since medi-spas can be convenient , quick, and even inexpensive. In addition to Botox injections in San Diego, men and women are turning to medi-spas to get their favorite beauty treatments including fillers like Restalyne and Radiesse, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and even some forms of liposuction. But as a new report suggests, some medi-spas can mean risky business.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is reporting on a new investigation in Vancouver where two unlicensed individuals were illegally injecting unsuspecting patients with Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles at an two unnamed clinic.

As a part of the investigation, a news reporter went undercover and was told she would meet with a doctor to complete the procedure. The man, who went by the alias “Dr. Lee,” admitted he was not a doctor after the woman asked about his credentials. As for the credentials themselves, Dr. Lee simply explained, “Yes, you need to be a doctor [to inject Botox]… I’m not a doctor… so it is not illegal, and it is also not legal either.”

“Dr.” Lee, whose credentials were not confirmed, went on to add, “I’ve been to a lot of seminars, I been trained by a few doctors around the world to do Botox. If you know what you’re doing, then just do it.”

At the other Vancouver clinic, the injector also admitted she was not a licensed medical provider but insisted her qualifications were enough to administer Botox injections. Despite her confidence in applying the product, a patient at the clinic filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau following a collapsed eyelid that remained shut for weeks.

Botox Injections in San Diego: a board-certified plastic surgeon is your safe bet

Only licensed trained medical professional are allowed to administer Botox injections in San Diego. In addition, the makers of Botox – Allergan, Inc. – won’t sell official product to unlicensed facilities, which may force unlicensed medi-spas to source their Botox on the black market. Worse, some injectables may not even be Botox at all.

To be on the safe side, always seek a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego to administer your Botox injections. A medical doctor is specifically trained to safely inject the neurotoxin in the muscles of the face and can safely recommend points of injection to avoid drooping lids, unnatural results, or a stiff appearance.

Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, is a specialist at administering Botox injections for a natural, rejuvenated look. In fact, Botox can be a great and minimally-invasive way to refresh and renew your look without having to undergo plastic surgery. If you’re considering Botox injections in San Diego, contact Dr. Kincaid’s centrally-located La Jolla office at 858-450-4199. For more information on Botox including before and after photos, check out our photo gallery now.

Plastic Surgery Blog: Detecting a heart attack may become easier

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

heart diesease2 Plastic Surgery Blog: Detecting a heart attack may become easierAccording to a recent online article heart attacks may soon be detected easier with a simple blood test. Each year, the American Heart Association estimates 1.5 million Americans have heart attacks; 785,000 are suffering their first heart attack, usually with no indication it was going to happen. “Slow tightening of the blood vessels over time can lead to chest pain, called angina, but these older plaques are less likely to rupture,” Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California says. A group of researchers now believe that they’ve found a way to assess which patients are a few days or weeks away from a heart attack. In the results published Wednesday, Topol and his colleagues discovered inconsistencies in the cells lining the surface of blood vessels, called endothelial cells, when the risk of a plaque rupture was high. When a heart attack was about to happen, more of the endothelial cells were circulating and they were misshapen. Topol says they anticipate having a simple blood test available next year to identify patients in eminent danger of plaque dislodging and creating a heart attack. Doctors would know in minutes if patients were about to have a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Women are who are considering plasticsurgery, especially those over the age of 40 should welcome the diligence of a plastic surgeon who insist on a clean bill of health prior to surgery. Dr. StuartKincaid as an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon is committed to following the standards of his society which were created to ensure patient safety and cosmetic plastic surgery. Since any M.D. can perform cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, it can be tempting for patients to consider non-board-certified plastic surgeons that may not require medical testing prior to surgery. This has become an issue most commonly for patients who are considering facialrejuvenationprocedures, including facelift, blepharoplasty, and browlift. In many cases patients are led to believe that as long as they are not having anesthesia they do not need to be cleared medically. This can be dangerous because oral sedation is used during these procedures and patients who may have underlying heart conditions can encounter complications during and after the procedure. Dr. Stuart Kincaid stresses to his patients that health and safety must be a top priority for both the patient and the doctor.    Become a Fan on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter    More on Dr.Kincaid

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Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley