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Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando

It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2014 results of Orlando Magazine's " Best of Orlando " issue. drum roll... We have been selected as the best plastic surgery office in Orlando, for the second year in a row . In this poll, held annually, readers write in, or vote online, for their favorite shops, restaurants and services. Although there are a few other local newspapers and magazines that have these polls, the Orlando Magazine "best of" is really the grand-daddy of them all, and carries ...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 7/29/2014 Comments(0)

Clinical study offer on Vanquish

VANQUISH Clinical study March-May 2014 We are looking for 10-12 participants to help us evaluate the effectiveness our new Vanquish machine. The manufacturer, BTL Aesthetics, claims that a 2 reduction in waist measurement is typical after four weekly treatments. We’d like to confirm this for ourselves. So, here's a fantastic deal: Study participants will receive four Vanquish treatments of 30 minutes each, one week apart, for the highly reduced total price of $500 regular retail over $2000...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 3/13/2014 Comments(0)

Fixing prior tummy tucks

When you do a lot of a particular surgery, it's not uncommon to see patients that have had a procedure elsewhere, that come in to see if a previous result can be improved. Recently, I performed two full "re-do" tummy tucks....which is the topic of this blog. While there isn't a formal classification system, I would suggest that patients seeking out a re-do tummy tuck, or "secondary abdominoplasty", fit into one of four main groups. These are: 1. the "under-done" first operation 2. scar-related i...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 3/12/2014 Comments(0)

Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Implants

With more emphasis in pop culture on the shape of the derriere, more patients are coming to see us about the idea of buttock augmentation.  One of the most common questions I hear is:  Which is better - the brazilian butt lift or buttock implants?   While both methods can work, for patients that have a reasonable amount of fatty tissue that we can borrow, the brazilian butt lift - also known as fat transfer to the buttock -  clearly wins.  Here's why: you get the twin be...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 1/17/2014 Comments(0)

Breast cancer drug cuts risk in half

The drug anastrozole cuts breast cancer incidence in half among high-risk post-menopausal women, according to an study just published in the Lancet . Anastrozole, also known as "Arimidex", is a type of drug known as an aromatase inhibitor. It works by reducing the production of estrogen, like its better-known cousin, Tamoxifen. In the study, nearly 4000 post-menopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer were randomized to receive daily anastrozole or placebo for 5 years. During the 5 year...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 12/13/2013 Comments(0)

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