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Sclerotherapy — Houston Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy

Unsightly varicose veins, also known as spider veins, can considerably affect a person’s quality of life and overall happiness. For those afraid of complicated or invasive procedures, sclerotherapy is an easy outpatient approach. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donna Rich offers this simple and effective solution at Bayview Plastic Surgery in Houston. Sclerotherapy is a […]

Gynecomastia — Houston Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition among men wherein the breast tissue has become enlarged. It can appear in males of any age, but the vast majority of cases occur during puberty, while the body is being flooded with hormones. Overdeveloped male breast tissue can produce unwanted and even embarrassing consequences for many men, especially during adolescence. […]

Guidelines for Screening Mammography

Breast cancer screening saves lives. Recently, there have been conflicting reports when women should start annual screening mammograms. Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recommends annual breast examinations and screening mammograms starting at the age of 40 for women with average breast cancer risks. Women with family histories or greater risks should begin earlier. These women […]

Interesting Facts and Figures About Plastic Surgery

12.9 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2014, which is an increase of 2% over 2013. The top five cosmetic procedures are breast augmentation, nose reshaping or rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery and facelifts. Breast augmentation remains the leading procedure since 2006. Silicone implants now compose 77% of all primary […]

Breast Implants — Saline Houston Silicone

Breast Implants

There are two basic types of breast implants approved for use today by the FDA: silicone and saline. Both feature a silicone shell, and the material within the shell is either silicone or saline. Saline breast implants are available in a smooth or textured surface, a round or teardrop shape and with a high, medium […]

Forehead Surgery — Houston Coronal Brow Lift

Forehead Surgery

As we get older, many of us experience sagging eyebrows that can make us appear tired or sad, leaving deep creases horizontally across our forehead. In addition, the frown lines between our eyebrows are more pronounced. If this sounds familiar, you might be a good candidate for forehead surgery that lifts and tightens the skin. […]

Health Risks From Smoking

Ring in the New Year with healthy habits. Stopping smoking should be a number one priority. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. The average loss of lifespan for smokers is around 14 years. Smoking has been linked to many cancers including lung, gastrointestinal, liver and other cancers. Tobacco users […]

Body Sculpting — Tummy Tuck Surgery Houston

Body sculpting is a general category of procedures that reduce areas of the body in volume. This category includes techniques like liposuction and the tummy tuck. Aging can bring some undesired changes to your body’s overall shape, especially around the stomach. Sagging skin and laxity of the abdominal wall can leave you feeling self-conscious. A […]

Power-Assisted Liposuction — Houston Fat Removal

Typically with liposuction, patients are looking to shed those last remaining pounds rather than relying on the procedure for significant weight loss. Now, thanks to advancements in technology, larger patients with more fat to lose can opt for tumescent liposuction in combination with power-assisted lipo. Highly skilled medical professional Dr. Donna Rich offers this combination […]

Breast Augmentation — Inframammary Houston

The potential incision sites for a breast augmentation procedure are generally discussed at the time of the patient’s consultation with their plastic surgeon. One basic principle of surgery is good access, and the inframammary site is an option that is very close to the area the implant is placed. The inframammary site is located in […]