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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 […]

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 […]

Who should do my eyelid surgery?

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Facial plastic and head and neck surgeons (otolaryngologists) have been doing blepharoplasties (upper and lower eyelid lift surgeries) long before their ever was a specialty called occuloplastics. The problem is that ophthalmology surgery is not very similar to other types of skin and tissue surgery. Of course, there is a lot of skill and ability […]

Why Do My Eyes Look Sunken? Am I a candidate for fillers or surgery?

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Why Do My Eyes Look Sunken? When you start seeing signs of aging around your eyes, it becomes an issue that you just can’t seem to ignore. Every time you look in the mirror you notice it, and when you are talking to someone else you may be wondering how much they notice it too. […]

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

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 […]

Arm lift Options: How to tighten loose arms

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With time comes wisdom, perspective, and often, sagging upper arms. I remember that as a young boy I enjoyed playing with the loose skin under my grandmother’s arms. Looking back, I realize what a good sport she was to allow her grand children to play with her “bat wings”. Dips, triceps extensions, and a healthy […]

Lip Lifts – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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After 20 years of lecturing and teaching other surgeons about lip lifting, the word has finally gotten out and more and more people are aware that longer lips look older and more masculine. Lip lifting is the answer for most people, but, there isn’t a one size fits all lip lift! Let’s look at the […]

Turn That Frown Upside Down with a Corner Lip Lift

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There is an unseemly and unpleasant expression that some people use to describe themselves. It’s initials are “RBF” and it stands for Resting B*tch Face. This is an unkind statement, but the underlying sentiment is understandable. Some people feel happy, pleasant, and upbeat but understand that their faces present an angry, disgruntled expression even when […]

Jaw and Neck

Options for 20 and 30 year olds seeking Chin and Jaw fillers!

Fillers to the chin and mandible are more poplar than ever and there’s a good reason for that. For women, a long, slender, elegant neck is a sign of classic beauty but you can’t appreciate the neck when it blends right into the side of your face. For men, a defined chin and jaw conveys […]

All About Neck Fat

Neck fat. It doesn’t even sound good. Nobody wants this, and even if you exercise and keep fit you may have a double chin, triple chin, or otherwise overly full neck. There are many options for getting rid of neck fat. Here are a few in order of increasing effectiveness. Fat Freezing. Machines like Coolsculpting™ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking Good in Your 40s

Where has the time gone, right? Blink your eyes and you’re 40 years old. First the good news, your forties can be, in many ways, your best decade. You may be more settled with your family and career, and more comfortable with yourself and who you are. You are energetic, healthy, and capable plus, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dad Facial is a Thing

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All too often, you hear stories of moms leaving the kids with dad for a Saturday afternoon, heading to the spa, and getting an amazing facial. Although this certainly can (and does!) happen, dads are starting to get in on the benefits of amazing facials, too. The dad facial is absolutely a thing, and people […]

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 […]