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The 411 on Cheek Augmentation

Like any part of your body we age all over – everywhere – and the cheeks are no exception.  Everyone wants to have nice cheek bones with a young youthful contour but for many of us we have lost that young youthful look but despair not.  There are things we can do to improve […]

Antibiotic Irrigation in Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation continues to be a much sought after operation.  The most common complication associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture.  Everyone who gets an augmentation will develop two capsules.  This is your bodies response to a foreign body, but the key is to keep it soft and natural.  I routinely irrigate my augmentation […]

Buttock Lift / Rejuvenation

Buttock augmentation can be done either with implants or a patient’s own fat.  I personally don’t do augmentation with implants but prefer to use a patient’s own fatty tissue.  This procedure is one of the fastest growing procedures in our country and globally.  Concerns have arisen due to an alarming rate of fatalities associated […]

Tummy Tuck and Diastasis Recti

Tummy tucks are very popular.  It is an important component in the newly defined “mommy makeover”.  Part of doing a tummy tuck is how do we deal with the protruding abdomen.  More often than not the protruding or bulging of the low abdomen is due to a condition called diastasis recti which means separation […]

Liposuction – What Are The Risks?

There has been a tremendous growth in cosmetic surgery over the last few decades.  In 2015 there were 1.9 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed – an increase of 94% when  compared to 1997.  Breast augmentation remains number one followed by liposuction.  One study involved 31,010 liposuction procedures.  Liposuction as a solitary procedure has decreased […]

Sub-Pectoral Breast Augmentation – What Happens to the Muscle?

When doing a breast augmentation, there are usually two areas into which we place the implant – sub-glandular (below the gland) or sub-pectoral or (below the muscle). Some surgeons employ one or the other technique exclusively where as I will decide based on the type of implant, the patients desires and their anatomy. But […]

Dr. Brueck volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministry International

Dr. Brueck will be going to another Kairos Prison Ministry Sunday, April 30th. Kairos Prison Ministry was founded in Florida decades ago and now operates in 37 U.S. states and nine countries, including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. With more than 30,000 volunteers […]

Can a Facelift Lower Life Insurance Premiums

I recently read an interesting article about a company called Lapetus Solutions out of Wilmington, North Carolina.  They have developed a software program that can analyze a  selfie and help an insurance company get a read on your health and over all life expectancy.  You would be able to forgo a physician, answer a […]

Newer Trends in 2016

The statistics are in and 2016 is now in the record books.  We saw 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed with breast augmentation and Botox leading the way.  Overall the 2016 statistics saw a 3% increase over 2015. Facial cosmetic procedures saw a sharp rise and once again are one of the […]

Male or Female – The Choice is Yours

When we contemplate having cosmetic surgery one of our considerations is do we go to or prefer a male or female plastic surgeon.  There was a recent article that was a retrospective analysis of 200 consecutive calls to a plastic surgeons practice that had one female and one male plastic surgeon.  All patients were […]