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5 Reasons you need to get a Booster

One shot is effective and helpful at improving things. But, if you keep up with the shots you’ll get significant benefits. Wait. Do you think we’re talking about the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 vaccines? No, we’re talking about Botulinum! Botulinum injections, such as Botox(R), Xeomin(R), Juveau(R), and Dysport(R), help relax muscles […]

Three good reasons why 20 to 30 year olds are seeking facial fillers / dermal fillers:

1. Work from home. Many people in their 20s and 30s are working from home and spending more time in front of the camera. Zoom, online meetings, and mirrors at home reveal early signs of aging. Maybe you see heavy nasolabial folds, hollow temples, or tired grooves around the lower eyelids (the tear troughs). These […]

New techniques with quick recovery in eyelid rejuvenation

Sad eyes. Tired eyes. Droopy eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul, and the last thing you want is to have a tired expressions applied to you. Fortunately, eyelid rejuvenation has become very refined! There are many ways to improve your eyelids, right in the office. Which of these sounds like you? (1) […]

3 treatment options for undereye bags and fine lines

We can mask those little under eye bags or hollowness with fillers, commonly referred to as tear trough fillers. Just like non-surgical Rhinoplasty, using fillers is a great alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty, so is tear trough fillers for eyelid surgery if your skin will allow it. Tear trough fillers is a great alternative especially […]

Rhinoplasty (“nose job”, nose shaping) Surgery – Do I want it done “open” or “closed”

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Congratulations! You are considering shaping your nose. Doing research to learn about the procedure is a valuable first step and the mark of someone who makes carefully considered and informed choices. No doubt you have learned many new, and potentially, confusing new terms relating to nose surgery. Ultimately, of course, you want the best possible […]

Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Are you unhappy with the way your nose looks? Have you thought about getting rhinoplasty but are apprehensive are not sure if surgery is the right choice for you? While it can be difficult to make the choice to undergo surgery, you should know that surgical nose surgery is not your only option. What Is […]

Hand, Legs & Body

The secret behind body contouring!

Non-surgical fat-freezing technology for body contouring has been around for years under different names. Perhaps you’ve heard of Coolsculpting (a trademark of Zeltiq Aesthetics, a subsidiary of Allergan). Their newest model is the Coolsculpting Elite. The concept behind fat-freezing for body contouring is to bring the temperature of an area of troublesome fat to very […]

5 things you need to know about Varicose veins!

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1. Varicose veins, and their variants, are very common. Nearly one quarter of US adults have them, and if you include small red spider veins (telangectasias) it’s more than 80% of people who have these, and nobody likes having them. They affect men and women, and are most common on the legs. Essentially, a varicose […]

What’s a philtrum and why do I want one?

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Beautiful faces come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common traits. And, with continued awareness of and attention paid to facial aesthetics, different facial features come into focus. Right now, the Philtrum is on everybody’s lips. If you follow the buzz, you’ll know that a short distance between the nose and the upper lip, is a hot topic these days. The […]

Why is the lip lift procedure hotter than ever?

Botched co-star Paul Nassif wrote to Dr. Spiegel this weekend “every surgeon in my office is now doing rhinoplasties with lip lift because of You”. Good doctors do well for their patients, exceptional doctors do exceptional work for their patients and for the future. As we approach Valentine’s Day it makes me think, appreciate and […]

Jaw and Neck

Have you ever thought about your chin?

Have you ever thought about your chin? Not just about a “double chin”, or fullness under the chin, but actually about the chin itself. Well, we do. We think about chins a lot. A good chin transitions smoothly with your jawline. A good chin balances your face and lips. A good chin makes a large […]

Why are jawline injections so popular?

Beauty is universal and timeless, but, as we’ve discussed before, different body parts can start trending. And, jawline’s are hot. Snatched jawlines, defined jawlines, v-line jawlines, strong jawlines. Whatever your preference, there’s a way to get there. Botox and filler injections for the jaw-line are more popular than ever. So why are some people choosing […]

Captured in Words

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At The Spiegel Center we have a mission statement, “Through innovative solutions and extraordinary care, we provide the best results and highest quality experience in the world.” Every day everybody at TSC strives to live up to this goal. Many of the services we provide were either designed or perfected here. Though our procedures are […]

New Year Resolutions​

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Have you made any new year resolutions? Common ones are to get in better shape, eat better, get organized, or find a soulmate (or be better to yours). Studies have shown that many times resolutions don’t stick. That is, people abandon them. This is because changing behavior is difficult. It requires commitment, and persistence. But, […]

Media and Celebrities

The Beauty Secrets Your Favorite Celebrities Don’t Want You To Know

If you are in your 20s or early 30s you may already be noticing some early signs of aging; a lot of small subtle changes that start adding up, and you may ask yourself “how do I stop or even correct these.?” Both Botulinum injections (commonly referred to as Botox) and Facial Fillers are great […]

Why Instagram is becoming a Great Marketing Tool for Plastic Surgeons

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When the topic of marketing tools arises in the medical industry, most people tend to only think about Facebook and Twitter. However, more and more plastic surgeons are beginning to see the potential that Instagram has as an online marketing tool. Take a look below to see why this social network should no longer be […]

What’s Trending in Plastic Surgery – Summer 2020

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Not even Nostradamus could have predicted a year like 2020! Nearly all aspects of life have been shaken up including how we shop, how we socialize, where we work, and what we wear. Of course, these changes are leading people to reevaluate what’s important to them and across the country plastic surgery has surged in […]

3D Printing Now Entering the Plastic Surgery Industry

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Regardless of whether a patient is undergoing plastic surgery because they want to make cosmetic enhancements or they require it for reconstructive purposes, the decision remains difficult and personal – they want to know if they will still look like themselves afterwards. Until now, this has always been a risk, but thanks to 3D print […]

Pre & Post Surgery

Can You See Good Plastic Surgery?

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Can you see good plastic surgery? What does good plastic surgery look like? The answer is, it’s invisible! Well done plastic surgery allows a person to successfully project who they are without looking like they’ve put any effort into doing so. Truly artful aesthetic surgery conveys a feeling and sends joy to the individual and […]

5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes Post Plastic Surgery

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Your doctor will probably give you a list of recommendations for lifestyle changes before your plastic surgery, and it’s always a good idea to follow these if you want to experience the best possible results. However, for even better results, you might want to consider seeing them through for your entire lifetime. Here are five […]

Transgender

7 Important Things to Know About Gender Confirmation Surgery

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Across the country, there’s greater visibility of the transgender community than ever before—but that comes alongside alarmingly high rates of violence perpetrated against trans men and women, especially those of color. Society has a long way to go in terms of creating a safe, accepting environment, but there are rays of hope: growing destigmatization of […]

Voice Feminization Surgery (VFS)

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For more than 25 years I’ve been doing voice surgery. I was very fortunate to train in San Francisco with Dr Herbert Dedo, one of the world’s foremost laryngologists. Many of the basic pieces of equipment used in voice surgery are named after him. In fact, the key device often used in voice feminization surgery […]

How to Achieve Your Goals

You have things you want to do, and things you need to do, and yet, you don’t do them. That’s just like everybody else! But, some things get done and others don’t. Why? Getting things done is influenced by your motivation, ability, and then a trigger or prompt. This was studied, and graphed, by Dr. […]

Five ways to make your aesthetic procedure pain free!

Have you been wanting skin tightening, laser, electrolysis for hair removal, or other aesthetic treatment but are afraid it will hurt? You’re not alone! Why would anyone want pain? Perhaps you’ve heard that “beauty is pain”. What to do? You want to look good, which makes you feel good, but what if it hurts? Well, […]

Skin Care

Six things you need to know about acne scaring before starting treatment

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Can anything be done about already formed acne scars? The good news is, yes! And these are 6 considerations and treatment options for acne scarring in Boston: Morpheus 8 – This treatment uses microneedling with radiofrequency energy (RF) to stimulate your body to produce more collagen and elastin and to improve the scar appearance. Depressed […]

Four ways to improve active acne

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Whether a reminder of stressful teenage days, or the remnant of adult blemishes, acne scars are not fun. And, cystic acne scars can be among the worst, with hollowed depressions that can make your face look like a lunar landscape. Acne forms when oil (sebum) producing glands on your skin get blocked and infected with […]

For men, why is a spare tire like a wrinkled forehead?

That got your attention, right? We’ll get to the answer in a moment. Everybody wants to look good. You cut and style your hair, shave or trim your beard, and wear stylish clean clothing. Several times a week you’ll hit the gym to try to work on those 6-pack abs and bulging biceps. It’s all […]

Getting it right for Men

We know all about gender and aesthetics. People travel from all over for facial feminization, but to know what makes a face feminine means you automatically know what it takes to make or enhance male attractiveness. The French like to say, “Viva la Difference” to describe the difference between men and women, and this really […]

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Botox reduces Anxiety?

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Anxiety and worry are common. In fact, almost 1 in 5 people are noted to suffer from anxiety each year which means that in any five year period each of us is likely to have a period of anxiety. I think these numbers are artificially low. You see, you are here today because of anxiety […]

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

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Have you seen the television show Cribs on MTV? How about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Gossip Girl, or Million Dollar Listing? Each of these television programs, and many more, brings us into the world of the rich and famous. We see how they live, how they travel, what preoccupies them, and the surrounds […]