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Botox: What you need to know

What is Botox? Botox is an injection treatment commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). Also used for treatment of migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis, Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic injectables used to enhance…

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Are dermal fillers right for me?

As we age, our skin loses volume. It happens to all of us, and it makes our skin more likely to wrinkle or sag. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can correct skin recessions and restore youthful volume. We’re proud to offer three popular dermal fillers: Bellafill, Restylane Lyft and Radiesse. Check out our page…

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Procedure spotlight: Brazilian Butt Lift

In his Q&A, Dr. Gregory Alouf said fat is the thing he’s most excited about in the field of cosmetic surgery. Specifically, fat transfer. It’s just what it sounds like: We transfer a patient’s own fat tissue from one site to another to enhance the overall shape of the body. Because the Brazilian Butt Lift…

10 questions to ask at your cosmetic surgery consultation

10 important questions to ask during your cosmetic surgery consultation

You obviously want to get the very best possible results from your cosmetic surgery procedure, and part of that is being prepared. In most cases, the first appointment you’ll make is the consultation. This is your chance to ask all the questions you have and get any concerns addressed. To make the most of your…

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4 tips to maintain your results after cosmetic surgery

Improving the appearance of facial or bodily features is the goal of any cosmetic surgery patient, no matter what procedure you choose. After the procedure, it is important to follow some guidelines in order to maintain and optimize your results. Aging, of course, continues, and sun damage and unhealthy habits can still have a negative…

8 myths about cosmetic surgery

8 myths about cosmetic surgery

Before moving on to the myths versus the truths about cosmetic surgery, it is important to understand the difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgeons’ training focuses on enhancing the normal structures and aesthetics of the face and body. One hundred percent of the training for cosmetic surgeons is in cosmetic surgical procedures.…

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Dr. Gregory Alouf lectures at international cosmetic surgery conference

Dr. Alouf traveled to Mexico in May to attend a conference on aesthetic medicine hosted at his alma mater, Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Medicina. Cosmetic surgeons from all over the world attend the annual conference. Dr. Alouf goes every year and uses it as a chance to teach, learn and connect with colleagues. He…

cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery: is there a difference

Cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery: Is there a difference?

There are many misconceptions about the differences between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, and Dr. Alouf talks about some of those in our Q&A with Dr. Gregory Alouf. We wanted to clarify and expand on these differences in easy-to-understand language. 1. Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, simply defined Cosmetic surgery enhances or restores the appearance…

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Q&A with Dr. Gregory Alouf of Alouf Aesthetics

How did you end up going into medicine? I always liked science and figuring out how things work. I never minded going to the doctor as a kid. In fact, I was fascinated by what they did. Then, my mom got really sick when I was 12 years old, and I felt so helpless not…