Dr. Basner's Plastic Surgery Blog

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

May 27, 2010

Not so long ago, celebrities uniformly concealed and/or denied the facts regarding any cosmetic surgery they may have had. Today, though, several factors have led to increased acceptance of plastic surgery. The Hollywood celebrities that admit to and often brag about surgical improvements are both a symptom and a cause of this change.

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May 25, 2010

If you are a smoker and you are considering plastic surgery, be forewarned that you will be advised to quit smoking for a specified period before and after the surgery. Many doctors will go one step further and suggest quitting forever. We all know that smoking is bad for our health and that it increases the risk of cancer and heart disease. There are some very specific reasons why smoking and plastic surgery don't mix. The active drug in cigarettes, nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict.

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May 18, 2010

There is a tendency in the media and elsewhere to associate cosmetic surgery with superficiality. While it's true that an improved appearance is often the primary purpose, good surgeons take the biological function of the surgical area into account as well. There is often an opportunity to improve function as well as form.

The best example of this is eyelid surgery. Aging and/or hereditary factors can result in droopy eyelids that significantly impair sight. People 35 and over who undergo eyelid surgery often experience a noticeable improvement in their eyesight.

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May 17, 2010

There has been some reports in recent weeks of an improving job market, but anyone out there looking will tell you that it is still very tough. These days many women are considering plastic surgery or other cosmetic medical procedures as a way of gaining an edge in a very competitive environment.

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May 13, 2010

Exposure to the sun is the number one cause of premature skin aging.  With summer fast approaching it's a great time to summarize the basics of skin protection.

Use sunscreen daily.  When the sun is at its brightest, it can penetrate car windows and even beach umbrellas to cause damage to your  skin.  A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.

1. Wear tight woven clothing and wide brimmed hats when spending time in direct sunlight.

2. Try to avoid direct sunlight in the hours between 10am and 4pm.

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May 12, 2010

A recent scientific study may offer the first scientific proof that Restylane injections really do make women look younger. Restylane is a popular product used for reducing the facial lines that give away our age.  It is popular because of ample anecdotal evidence that it works.  It's still really interesting to read about the experimental model used by scientists to test the effectiveness of Restylane in reducing the apparent age of women.

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March 17, 2010

Hello and welcome to our new blog. We hope to steadily provide you with informative articles and health tips. We do hope that you will feel free to respond and comment to posts that interest you.

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