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Plastic Surgery Blog: Spring has sprung and so has allergy season

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

person sneezing5 Plastic Surgery Blog: Spring has sprung and so has allergy seasonUnfortunately people who suffer from allergies are keenly aware a new season has kicked off. According to a recent CNNlocalarticle Southern California as well as other states around the country are welcoming in the 2012 allergy season. According to the article over 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitus, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. This basically means that when they inhale anything they are allergic to, they suffer symptoms in the nose and eyes. If the trigger of the reaction is pollen (or some other plant substance), the person is said to have “hay fever.” Classic symptoms include itchy eyes, runny nose and clogged sinuses, doctors and experts agree that allergies can even affect your mood. The connection isn’t universally agreed upon – perhaps nasal congestion and the medication-induced drowsiness that comes with many allergy medications could lead people to feel down. But, there is one study that suggest the allergic reaction itself may create a down mood. Allergy season has begun earlier this year, experts say. Dr. StuartKincaid shares with his patients that after many years of suffering allergies it is not uncommon to have drooping eyelids and pronounced bags beneath the eyes which some attribute to the rubbing of itchy eyes during much of the allergy season. Allergy season also brings forth patients who are concerned about their sinuses and wonder if in fact their difficulty breathing through their nose could be more than allergies. For patients were concerned with drooping eyelids and bags beneath the eyes Dr. Stuart Kincaid typically recommends a blepharoplasty for both the upper and lower eye area. This will remove the loose and lax skin from the eyelid as well as remove and tighten the bags beneath the eyes. Patients immediately see the benefit as their eyes become much more noticeable and youthful looking. For patients who are concerned about their nose and possible breathing issues, Dr. Stuart Kincaid may recommend a rhinoplasty combined with a septoplasty. As an experienced ASPSboard-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Kincaid is uniquely qualified to treat  not only conditions that may affect the breathing through the nose, but also the appearance and shape of the nose. Of course, if a patient is suffering from severe sinus problems Dr. Stuart Kincaid may refer the patient to a specialist. Allergy sufferers who are considering plasticsurgeryshould share their concerns with Dr. Stuart Kincaid prior to surgery so that their symptoms can be managed and the patient can have the best cosmetic surgery experience.     Become a Fan on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter      More on Dr.Kincaid                                                             ___________________________________

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Can a “lunch hour” facelift clinic provide quality results? A new study weighs in.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

A new type of facelift clinic has popped up around the United States, akin to a hybrid of medispa and doctor’s office in one – all with the promise of quick surgery at a cheap price. But as a new ABC news report investigates, these types of clinics may be inexpensive and fast, but not without growing complaints from unhappy customers.

In the report covered at Surgery.org, ABC news took a look at popular surgery clinic, Lifestyle Life. The chain of surgery clinics span across the United States at 40 clinics who “promise less invasive, cheaper facelifts.” While the promise of youth at an inexpensive price certainly appeals to a broad range of consumers, actual patients and even former employees have claimed the chain is focused mainly on financial gain – not patient results.

At the location in Phoenix, Ariz., one such client was lured by the promise of quick recovery and a youthful, rejuvenated look all at a low, affordable cost. But after she underwent facelift surgery at the clinic, the woman was unimpressed with the results

“When I heard that you could actually have it done on your lunch hour, I said this can’t be too bad,” the woman recalled. She later resorted to filing a complaint with the Arizona Medical Board.

According to ABC news, the organization has had sixty-eight complaints in Florida alone. In addition, Lifestyle Lift has also been fined $300,000 in the state of New York for posting fraudulent reviews online.

The report – as suggestive as it may be – does not aim to discredit medispas or surgery clinics, per se. Instead, it sheds light on the possibilities that can occur when choosing to have surgery performed by less credible sources. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, all patients are encouraged to research their doctors, ask questions, and most importantly, seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon that will focus on your results as opposed to the bottom line.

Capture12 300x158 Can a “lunch hour” facelift clinic provide quality results? A new study weighs in.Facelift surgery in Temecula

If you are in the researching phase of facelift surgery in Temecula, you may find the following information helpful in determining which procedure will work best for your expectations and desired outcome. Of course, it is important to schedule a consultation with a licensed, board certified plastic surgeon that can customize your facelift surgery and recommend the best procedure for your desired outcome, budget, and recovery expectations.

Typical surgeries combined with facelift surgery

  • Eyelid surgery is typically combined with a facelift and can help uplift the eye area contributing to a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
  • Forehead lift. If you have excess wrinkles around the forehead area, a forehead lift is an ideal choice to help diminish their look.
  • Neck lift. Sagging or droopy necks can often make the face look tired, dragged down, and aged. Many men and women combine a neck lift to improve the overall youthful look of the face.

Call Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Temecula, at 951-695-9934. Dr. Kincaid serves the greater Inland Empire area including Murrieta, Winchester, Perris, Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Riverside, Redlands, Colton, San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Corona, and all outlying areas. Call today and set up your facelift consultation with one of the area’s best and highly awarded plastic surgeons.

Plastic surgery blog:Should over people over 50 embrace cosmetic surgery?

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

beautiful middle aged woman7 Plastic surgery blog:Should over people over 50 embrace cosmetic surgery?According to a recent Huffington Post article baby boomers are a transformative generation, and they are tackling midlife with the same take charge and no holds barred spirit that has exemplified their lifestyles over the last 50 years. They simply won’t accept aging without a fight. But along with the youthful mind set toward work and health comes the dark side – the unforgiving pressure to look as young as one feels inside, which has propelled the boom in cosmetic surgery. Americans spent $10 billion on procedures in 2011. There are some who swear off the trend. Actress Cate Blanchett, 42, recently told Fashionista.com: “There’s been a decade or so of people doing intervention with their face and their body. Now that we’re emerging from that people are seeing that long term it’s not so great. … In the end if you have all that stuff done. In the end you just see the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration, it fills me with pity.”  On the other end of the celebrity examples, there’s Joan Rivers, who has reportedly had more than 700 cosmetic procedures. But as she told Huff/Post50: “I don’t give a damn what people think. If you don’t like my opinion, too bad. That’s the only good thing about age.” Dr. Stuart Kincaid understands the difference in opinions between those who are for cosmetic plastic surgery and those who are against it. For every person it is an individual and personal decision. It is easy to state an opinion these days thanks to the Internet. People must remember, they are only opinions and everyone has one. The decision to have plastic surgery must be rooted in a person’s own desires. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is committed to a lengthy initial consultation in which she discusses with his patients the motivation behind their consideration of cosmetic plastic surgery. Patients over 50 typically have more questions and seek solutions and examples rather than a sales pitch. Most patients over 50 consult with Dr. Stuart Kincaid concerning facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, or injectable fillers including Sculptra. Dr. Stuart Kincaid has the experience and expertise to help patients make the best decisions according to their lifestyle and individual desires.    Become a Fan on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter    More on Dr.Kincaid

 

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Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic surgery blog:The Study of Beauty

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

shapely woman Plastic surgery blog:The Study of Beauty

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there is science behind the beauty. According to a recent CNN local news story it’ s not well understood why people reconcile to particular objects of beauty because of many exposures, but not others. For example, you might be disinterested in a pop song after a few listens, but listen to an opera dozens of times over a frequency of years and still experience emotional feelings about it. Or maybe there’s a painting that you’ve continually adored ,but another painting loses its brilliance after a few viewings. That is logical since we see every characteristic and flaw in ourselves; albeit there are lots of people we consider gorgeous to whom we don’t get close enough to analyze all the deficient flaws. Perception of beauty may diminish when we do start to accept those defects. A recent study in Neuroimaging established that self-judgment of one’s own facial attractiveness may be parallel to self-esteem based on customary patterns of brain activity. When it comes to facial attractiveness there are reasons to assume that characteristic features, and biologically based factors influence our classification of beauty. Faces that are more symmetrical and familiar looking tend to be evaluated as more aesthetically appealing in scientific studies.  Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages his patients to believe that their beauty is increased when they acknowledge their own beauty. Facial rejuvenation is excellent tools for helping patients maintain their most youthful appearance. Facial rejuvenation procedures can include both nonsurgical as well as surgical procedures. This includes injectables such as Botox and fillers as well as surgical procedures including faceliftbrow lift, and blepharoplasty. Regardless of the facial rejuvenation procedures that are chosen patients should understand that the quest for achieving one’s best and most youthful appearance is never based on one procedure alone. Dr. Stuart Kincaid has developed long-term relationships with many of his patients who continue to choose his services to help them embrace their most youthful appearance.   Like Us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter  More on Dr.Kincaid

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Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
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Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic surgery blog:Sleep meds may shorten your life says study

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

prescription drugs7 Plastic surgery blog:Sleep meds may shorten your life says study

 

Prescription sleep medications have become a part of the lives of many Americans. According to a recent CNN news story a new study shows some discouraging information for patients who take sleep medication on a regular basis. According to the article, common sleep medications may be associated with a reduced lifespan according to a study released Monday in the British Medical Journal. Researchers compared 10,500 adults who took prescription strength sleep aids with people who did not. Those who took  just one to three  sleeping pills during the course of a year had a 3.5 times widening risk of early death than those prescribed none. The amplification jumped fivefold for people who took three sleeping pills or more per week.  An addendum to the exposure for early participants taking sleeping pills was that they had greater rates of asthma, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. Researchers weren’t t able to resolve if the sleeping pills categorically contributed to the increase. Patients should consult a sleep Doctor of Medicine if they have three or more sleepless nights a week that persists more than one month, or have exorbitant daytime sleepiness or snore resoundingly. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients that sleepless nights can take a toll on a person’s appearance. Most notably the face tends to appear to age more quickly. Patients can benefit greatly from a blepharoplasty procedure. This helps to remove loose and lax skin on the eyelid as well as the bags beneath the eyes. This is often a telltale sign of sleepless nights. Patient should also consider Botox injections to correct wrinkles on the forehead as well as crows feet around the outer corer of the eyes. These measures help with the appearance of a tired and older look. It is critical that patients review any concerns that they may have with their sleep patterns in order to enjoy their cosmetic surgery results for a lifetime. Dr. Stuart Kincaid provides not only expert solutions for anti-aging including facial rejuvenation but also helps patients to understand that a healthy lifestyle and diet are the best compliment to his cosmetic surgery results.

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Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic surgery blog:Boomers need to pay attention to injuries

Monday, February 13th, 2012

older man and woman couple5 Plastic surgery blog:Boomers need to pay attention to injuries

As we age the likelihood of injury increases substantially. According to a recent CBS 8 new story costly knee replacements have more than tripled in people aged 45-64 in recent years and a study released last week found that nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have these artificial joints. But active boomers can avoid that kind of drastic treatment by properly managing aches and pains. According to the article Charles Bush-Joseph, a sports medicine specialist at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center said  a good rule of thumb for lower-body injuries is this: “If you’re able to bear weight, it’s safe to self-treat,” at least initially. Even if taking a few steps is painful, just being able to put weight on an injury means it’s probably not a medical emergency.”Older patients who are active are more likely to enjoy the benefits of looking good and feeling energetic and youthful. Many of these patients consult with Dr. Stuart Kincaid because they are beginning to see the signs of aging on their faces. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explained that facial rejuvenation using both surgical and nonsurgical techniques can help the patient to look as much as 15 years younger. Noninvasive procedures could include Botox, injectable fillers, and the effective new treatment Sculptra. Sculptra is filler that works gradually over time to restore fullness to the face by using the patient’s own collagen. As a featured member of the Liquid Facelift Association Dr. Stuart Kincaid is pleased to offer this breakthrough procedure. Patients are often also offered facelift, blepharoplasty, and brow lift as a secondary recommendation.More and more boomers are considering facial rejuvenation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid as an excellent value for patients who have chosen to maintain their most youthful appearance.

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Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
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Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

Plastic surgery blog: Exergames; keeping the brain healthy

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

older woman braces Plastic surgery blog: Exergames; keeping the brain healthy

We’ve all been told to exercise our bodies in order to benefit are health and mobility. But, as part of the aging process studies now show that it is just as important to exercise our minds and our brains to be more specific. According to Channel 10 news physical exercise is critical to keeping our brains healthy, preventing or slowing the progression of cognitive decline that can lead to dementia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately the CDC estimates that only 14% of adults aged 65 to 74, and 4% of adults over 75, exercise regularly. The goal was to find out if seniors can benefit from interactive exercise games on gaming devices like the WI or Xbox. The study showed that seniors benefited greatly by engaging their mind along with physical activity. Dr. Stuart Kincaid embraces the baby boomer generation through the aging process, as they now are more active than ever before. Age alone is no longer a factor in disqualifying a patient from having cosmetic plastic surgery. Previously patients would feel as though they were too old to make a substantial investment in their appearance. These days, with people living much longer;especially women, there is no reason for a healthy patient not to consider cosmetic plastic surgery. Some of the most popular procedures for older patients include facelift, blepharoplastybrow lift and liposuction. An investment in your appearance is never wasted because of age.

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

Plastic surgery blog: Rosacea can be a frustrating diagnosis

Monday, January 9th, 2012

rosacea Plastic surgery blog: Rosacea can be a frustrating diagnosis

For many patients the appearance of skin that is red and appears to be full of blemishes is not only embarrassing but quite frustrating to treat. According to a recent article on Yahoo.com some patients with these symptoms are diagnosed with a skin condition called rosacea. According to the article studies by the National Rosacea Society give insight into the severity of the problem. Over 76 percent of people who suffer from rosacea say that their self-confidence and self-esteem has suffered as a result of this disease. 41 percent of sufferers have even missed social events because of their rosacea. The results are even more pronounced among those with a severe form of rosacea. 88 percent of severe rosacea patients admit that the disease has affected their professional careers, and 51 percent have had to miss work due to flare-ups of their disease. The skin can appear very irritated, red, and unattractive for long periods of time. According to the article there are two forms of treatment that can help treat the symptoms associated with rosacea. There is no cure for rosacea and no definitive cause for the skin condition. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients who are suffering from rosacea that caring for the skin is a lifetime commitment. He understands and has concern for patients whose confidence has been affected by what they believe to be an unattractive appearance. Patients who are able to have their rosacea under control can find over time that their skin show signs of aging and this to can affect their self-esteem. Signs of aging can be treated with facial rejuvenation procedures including facelift, blepharoplasty, and brow lift. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains that suffering from rosacea alone will not disqualify a patient from having a facelift. It is best if the patient has the rosacea under control and Dr. Stuart Kincaid will work with the patients primary care physician to ensure the best overall long-term results. It can be an exhilarating experience for patients who have always suffered from unattractive skin conditions to have smooth and wrinkle free skin after facial rejuvenation procedures.  

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 


Plastic surgery blog:When you diet your skin suffers

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

beautiful skin care2 Plastic surgery blog:When you diet your skin suffers

As the new year approaches consumers will scramble for the next greatest weight loss program. Most commercial weight-loss programs have strict disciplines for restricting food intake which not only reduces calories but also nutrients. According to a recent Yahoo! post  when people diet, the effects can show negatively on their skin. According to the post the biggest mistake made while dieting is cutting out essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs not only support the cardiovascular, immune, reproductive and nervous systems, they enable the body to create new cells, repair those that are damaged and get rid of toxins. A recent research says that EFAs are not only effective against dry skin but are also pivotal in weight loss. Dry skin can be the source of premature aging and wrinkling of the  face. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients that the  medical grade skincare products offered in his office are not only of  superb quality and effectiveness, they are  also a better value when patients take into consideration how long the product will last them and the long-term positive  effects. Patients who are scheduled for facelift, brow lift ,or eye lift are strongly encouraged to not only participate in medical grade skincare treatment within the office, but also to have product on hand so that they may continue the skin care regime. Brittle, dry, and lifeless skin can actually detract from an overall acceptable result. Our skin is the largest organ of your body and taking care of it is essential for good overall health.

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Plastic surgery blog: Facial rejuvenation is possible for most everyone

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Injection photo2 Plastic surgery blog: Facial rejuvenation is possible for most everyoneWith the improvement of dermal fillers over the past several years patients can now expect dramatic and long-lasting results from injectables. Facial rejuvenation encompasses both products like Botox and Dysport as well as injectable fillers that add volume like Restylane and Juvederm. One of the most exciting injectables available today is Sculptra. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is considered an expert injector and has a wealth of experience with the product. As a member of the Liquid Facelift Association he is a featured physician and proudly shares the associations commitment to patients, safety and results. Sculptra Aesthetic  is not a new product. Sculptra has been used for decades to provide volume in the faces of patients who have lost volume due to excessive weight loss from medical conditions. The product has been well tested and the results are amazing and long-lasting. Sculptra is a series of injections over a period of approximately 6 months that gradually allow patients to produce their own collagen thus adding volume to the face naturally. The results are dramatic yet subtle because they are achieved over a period of several months. Most patients have had results that have lasted more than two years. Sculptra is an excellent option for patients who are not candidates for facelift procedures due to medical reasons or based on their own choice. Patients who have what is known as ”runners face” which is extremely low body fat and deep hollowing under the cheekbone find Sculptra  to be one of the most effective methods available to create a natural looking more full and better shaped face. As with every injectable, patients should be certain to choose a skilled and qualified injector. This is where Dr. Stuart Kincaid stands above many other medical professionals in that his extensive experience allows him to make better recommendations and achieve better results. More on Dr.Kincaid   Become a Fan on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter

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