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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)

New information on capsular contracture

In this month's issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , is a study that will be of interest to all who follow breast augmentation. It's a 5 year analysis of capsular contracture rates using Sientra implants for first-time breast augmentation, and a look at some of the factors that influenced capsule formation in 2560 first-time breast augmentation patients. A variety of surgical methods - subglandular, submuscular, different incisions, and other factors were reviewed. The investigators f...

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Thomas Fiala, MD 11/1/2013 Comments(0)

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