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A Public Service Announcement from a humbled plastic surgeon

Three times in my life as a plastic surgeon, I have been told by a patient I treated that I saved their life, literally.  Once was when I emergently treated a patient’s staph infection.  The other two are the ones I’d like to share in more detail because there is a takeaway message for women …


Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation, what exactly does this mean?

Everyone wants to be able to get back to their normal life after surgery, but is there a way to recover faster depending on surgical technique? Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is touted as just that… getting back to your normal life more quickly and spending less time recovering. By using careful, precise, surgical technique and the placement of …


Newsletter – The Girls’ Night Out Information Series #2


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 …


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, …


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.  


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 –    


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 …


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 …


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 …

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