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15
Feb

Newsletter – The Girls’ Night Out Information Series #2

7
Feb

Makeup for women over 40, with Margaux Lancaster

After my episode of The Doctors aired, I received a lot of positive feedback about my makeup on the show. I sat down and talked with Margaux Lancaster, professional makeup artist in Los Angeles, about her niche: makeup for women over 40.   Danielle DeLuca-Pytell:  What is something women may not realize they need as …

28
Dec

Breast Size, My Perspective

As a plastic surgeon, I am frequently asked about breast size, whether I am making breasts larger (a breast augmentation) or smaller (breast reduction). I’ve been doing this work for over 10 years and happen to have breasts myself, so I have my own take on sizing that I think is worth sharing. Just yesterday, …

7
Nov

Video – How to strip or milk a JP drain

JP drains are often required after some surgeries, including tummy tuck and breast reduction.  Clogging of the drain can cause the drain to function poorly.  Here is a video of how to strip or milk a JP drain to keep it working well.  

7
Nov

Why are there so few female Plastic Surgeons? – Quoted

I have been interviewed on Zwivel on a piece on why are there so few female Plastic Surgeons and what it is like to work is a male dominated profession.    You can read the full article here – https://www.zwivel.com/newsroom/female-plastic-surgeons    

18
Feb

Your surgeon has blue hair

For years, I have wanted to add some vibrant color into my now graying hair.  I have resisted for years and years.  Why?  How many plastic surgeons do you know with blue hair?  I worried about what my colleagues might say, but I worried more about what my patients might say if my image did …

2
Dec

Sleeping after surgery

I often recommend that patients sleep with their backs elevated after many of my surgeries.  This helps reduce swelling, especially for face and eyelid lifts. For breast and tummy tucks, this position improves comfort initially by maintaining a partially upright position so getting up is easier.  It also reduces tension for abdominal operations.   After a week or so, it is usually …

16
Nov

Time off work and surgery

“So when can I go back to work?” Patients who undergo short, minimally invasive breast and body surgeries (augmentation or liposuction), may be able to go back to work at two weeks or sooner if they have a sedentary job. The same surgery in a patient who is very physical at work may require up to six weeks …

9
Nov

Vanity

Vanity. We should only be using this word when talking about the place in the bathroom where women keep their makeup. But I hear the word vanity, or vain, much too frequently in my office. It is said apologetically when a new patient comes for a consultation, “I don’t mean to be vain, but…” “Don’t think of me …

2
Nov

Something truly amazing happened today…

Something truly amazing happened today. I can’t take my eyes off of my own face. For as long as I can remember, I haven’t liked my reflection. Plagued with acne as early as eight years old, I endured years of cystic acne treatments including two rounds of Accutane, injections, extractions, freezing, and UV light therapy.   …

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