The Value of Voluma ™

Sometimes staying on the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery means not cutting at all!  Previously, I’ve blogged on the evolution of facial rejuvenation and the ways that Germantown Aesthetics has helped drive that national change.  Here we are at the forefront with Allergan’s recently introduced long-lasting filler – Juvéderm Voluma ™.   Our practice is one […]

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Breast Augmentation with Implants: Is It For You?

Women seek breast augmentation here in our Memphis plastic surgery practice for a variety of reasons — from small to sagging breasts to reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. Although the procedure is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure this year, not all women are ideal candidates for a breast augmentation.  By and large, women […]

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Maintaining Vein Health in Between Your Memphis Vein Treatments

Here at our Memphis cosmetic care practice, one of our specialties is treating varicose veins and vein-related problems through sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). Although the treatments we prescribed are very effective in improving the appearance of veins, we also encourage our clients to do their part in maintaining vein health in between sessions.  Below […]

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Men Turn to Botox as a Career Builder

Recent figures by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reveal that Botox remains to be the top non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with roughly 3 million procedures done in 2012. A more recent article in The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported that Botox injections among men rose to 6 percent in 2012 in comparison […]

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Reducing Anesthesia Complications

I recently read a story online that reminded me of why I like to do what I do, and why patients appreciate our unique approach.  This story about “Brain Fog” documents a problem that is getting more and more attention in the media.  It is also referred to as post-anesthesia cognitive dysfunction and causes temporary or permanent […]

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Obesity and the Aesthetic Industry

This week, the American Medical Association announced its decision to recognize obesity as a disease, thus requiring a range of medical interventions for treatment and prevention.  The AMA’s announcement shifts more responsibility to the medical community and how we address obesity with our patients.  Interestingly, the language from the primary resolution resulting in the new classification argued that […]

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Long-Lasting Natural Beauty with Dermal Fillers

Every day we see more medical professionals offering non-surgical procedures using dermal fillers like Artefill, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra and others.  New entrants into the market just validate what we’ve known for years at Germantown Aesthetics – a less invasive, non-surgical approach can and does provide a long-lasting natural result.  For those that are curious but hesitant about […]

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Redefining Liposuction

I have been performing liposuction procedures for more than four years and have attended multiple programs for advanced techniques in liposuction and contouring procedures.  During this time, I have noticed a significant improvement in results when using these techniques in combination with personal experience. Liposuction and abdominoplasties are two of my favorite types of procedures.  […]

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Teaching Innovative Techniques to Fellow Medical Professionals

Aesthetic procedures are not taught in the vast majority of surgical and nonsurgical specialty residency programs, therefore aesthetic physicians rely heavily on formal professional society meetings, as well as peer physician training. Aesthetic physicians earn the bulk of their knowledge regarding cosmetic surgery through office preceptorships. Germantown Aesthetics’ medical director, Dr. Gregory Laurence, has always […]

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