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Category : Dr. Cabrera’s Blog Entries

How long do facelifts last???

December 18, 2012

Patients always ask ‘”how long do facelifts last?”. My answer is that you will ALWAYS look better! A recent study suggests just that… Face-lifts’ gains last years, study confirms More than 75% of patients who had a face-lift looked younger more than five years later than they did before surgery, according to a study in…Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrities and Plastic Surgery

December 18, 2012

Another common question I hear is, “why do so many celebrities, who have enough money to have the best, have horrible cosmetic results?”. Well… there could be a multitude of factors driving that train… Possible factors could include: Patient selected a non-boarded plastic surgeon for their care, possibly resulting in low-quality work. Bad judgment by…Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s not telling you the whole truth?

February 16, 2012

A new survey about doctors reveals that many doctors feel it is all right to not tell the whole truth.  A full third of doctors admit to omitting details about a patients prognosis to avoid giving bad news. That may sound harmless but it erodes the essential bond of honesty securing the relationship between patient…Read the rest of this entry »

FDA cleared new device for melanomas

January 19, 2012

Melafind is a new device that has been FDA approved for use by dermatologists that can identify melanomas of the skin with greater sensitivity than a seasoned dermatologist alone (98% vs., 78%). That is, it correctly identified melanomas that were present 98% of the time. However, as always there is more to the story than meets the…Read the rest of this entry »

Lipo improves fat metabolism

November 10, 2011

We all know looking better can make you feel better. Recent studies illustrate that liposuction can improve your metabolic profile and actually make you healthier. “September 30, 2011 (Denver, Colorado) Patients who receive liposuction or liposuction with abdominoplasty might emerge from those procedures with metabolic profiles less attuned to cardiovascular disease and other complications, a…Read the rest of this entry »

Seek recommendations from trusted sources…

October 6, 2011

Interesting article with reasonable viewpoint from editor. Not surprising though. As usual it underscores that advertising is for selling. It should be viewed as such. Seek recommendations from trusted sources when making your most important choice of who will be taking care of you. -Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS Ethics and Advertising for Cosmetic Medicine. The…Read the rest of this entry »

Plastic Surgery for the more mature crowd…

August 17, 2011

A recent article in the New York Times confirmed the knowledge that you are only as old as you feel. Plastic Surgery is just as safe in seniors and at Plastic Surgery Specialists of  Boca Raton, we have always recognized that some of our healthiest and most vibrant patients have been octogenarians. In fact, you…Read the rest of this entry »

A Plastic Surgery legend has passed away…

August 3, 2011

This July a pioneer and legend in plastic surgery passed. Ralph Millard MD was best known for his cleft lip and palate repair which bears his name.  Dr. Millard also worked with Sir Harold Gillies to develop the definitive text in plastic surgery for their time. Personally I was fortunate to meet  Dr. Millard in…Read the rest of this entry »

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