Category Archives: Facial Fat Grafting

Cosmetic Laser Evolution – Great News for the Patient! Introducing the EXELO2 Laser

0 Submitted by on Mon, 10 September 2012, 12:29
A History of Cosmetic Lasers Introducing the EXELO2 Fractional Ablative CO2 Laser Patients always want the “latest and the greatest” technology and have been enamored with lasers since its inception because of movies like Star Wars. We even had a president (Ronald Reagan) who used this “Star Wars” idea to manipulate the international relationship with another world superpower (Soviet Union). Continue Reading...
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Chin Augmentation – The New Breast Augmentation?!?!

0 Submitted by on Sat, 19 May 2012, 08:07
Recently the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released the 2011 data on cosmetic procedures. There has been a 70+% increase in chin augmentation. Some have called it the new “Breast Augmentation”. The chin along with the forehead and nose, have a prominent role in facial symmetry and image. Men are considered more competent, athletic and virile who possess “strong chins”. Continue Reading...
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Nuances in treating the Male Cosmetic Patient

0 Submitted by on Sun, 19 February 2012, 10:58
Recently I was asked by Cosmetic Surgery Times, to contribute my thoughts on treating the male cosmetic patient. The question posed; “In what ways is the male aesthetic patient differnt from his female counterpart?” There are nuance differences between men and women. Below is an excerpt of my response from this article in a segment entitled Aesthetic Exchange. Cosmetic Surgery Continue Reading...
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Could your fat save your life?

0 Submitted by on Sun, 27 November 2011, 17:09
Could your fat save your life: Emphatically YES! But how? Well, we first have to look at the cosmetic medicine field. Yes, in this case the search for beauty may lead to health and longevity! There is a rapidly expanding field of medicine called Regenerative Medicine. I have alluded to such regenerative techniques in previous blogs about using one’s own Continue Reading...
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Health is beauty and beauty is health.

1 Submitted by on Sun, 20 November 2011, 21:54
Recently a recurring theme has been evident during patient consultations at my office. Many patients believe that they are requesting a cosmetic procedure to look better, younger, more attractive, etc. From an evolutionary perspective, we are part of the animal kingdom. Yes, we have a higher level of thought and emotions. Yet, we share two survival traits of all animals Continue Reading...
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Liquid Lift and Fat Grafting

1 Submitted by on Sat, 22 October 2011, 10:06
Facebook is a very good interactive format for my friends and patients. (My patients are also my friends!) The below is a question and my reply that is based on the concept of the “Liquid Lift” Friend: “Dr T have you heard of Sculptra Aesthetics?” My reply: “Hello ____, Sculptra has a product that is an absorbable component that can Continue Reading...
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Fat's where its at! For my face? A Brazilian Butt Lift?

1 Submitted by on Sat, 24 September 2011, 17:07
I have recently had the honor to be a speaker at the 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons Fall meeting on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was exciting not only to present our philosophy and technique of facial fat grafting but to learn from my colleagues.  To listen to Dr. Tom’s Ask the Expert Show on this topic, click onto the Continue Reading...
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Have younger hands by Monday!

1 Submitted by on Wed, 13 July 2011, 20:43
We have heard it before; “She has such a youthful face, she’s in great shape but her hands give her age away.”   But you can have younger hands by Monday. We take our health seriously.  We exercise and eat well.  We even invest in our looks with various cosmetic treatments.  Yet our hands can belie our youthful image. Hands are Continue Reading...
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Bikini Tuck

2 Submitted by on Thu, 14 April 2011, 22:03
Bikini Tuck aka Tummy Tuck under local anesthesia Click on the above link to listen to Dr. Walter Tom on “Ask the Expert” describe the different treatments for tightening loose abdominal skin. In our too fast paced society we want results yesterday with a no downtime but significant results.  Many of my patients desired an alternative to a traditional tummy Continue Reading...
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Wake Up Sleeping Beauty!

0 Submitted by on Sat, 12 March 2011, 16:32
Awake Cosmetic Procedures Patients are increasingly demanding cosmetic procedures with as little downtime as possible. They want to walk out of a procedure without the drowsiness of general anesthesia. Now more than ever cosmetic procedures such as laser liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augementation and varicose vein laser surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia. This is a definite trend Continue Reading...
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