Dr. Joseph M. Perlman Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre

Does a Breast Lift Leave Scars?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure that raises and firms the breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore a more youthful contour and perky appearance. Many women seek a breast lift to address sagging, deflated breasts that can occur after […]

How Painful is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue. During a breast lift, the nipple and areola are also repositioned to a more youthful height and orientation on the breast.   While the aesthetic results […]

Botox vs. Dysport

When it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, there are various options available – particularly Botox and Dysport. Both of these treatments are injectable neurotoxins that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles in different areas of your face.  This helps your face to relax, thereby appearing more […]

Does Botox Reduce Sweating?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable primarily known for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but did you know it can be used to treat other issues? In addition to its cosmetic uses, it is a common treatment for hyperhidrosis – a condition that causes excessive sweating.  At Advanced Plastic Surgery […]

Peptides and Anti-Aging

Skin care products, including cosmetics, are a $5 billion-a-year business in the US. Not only are baby boomers more concerned about looking and feeling younger than their parents, but we are also teaching our children about eating and exercising properly, as well as taking better care of their skin. I remember as a teenager, baby […]

Mommy Makeovers

Mommy Makeovers have gotten to be a popular term in the last few years. The most common definition refers to cosmetic surgery that involves a combination of breast enhancement as well as abdominal contouring. Many women, who have children notice significant changes in their breasts, particularly if they have breastfed. In addition, women will gain […]

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Made Available for Diabeties

A San Francisco-based company is producing laboratory-grown blood vessels, which can be used to help diabetics, amputee soldiers, and patients undergoing heart surgery, among others. Cytograft Tissue Engineering Inc. has designed these lab-grown veins and arteries, which are free from artificial substances. According to Todd McAllister, his company makes use of cells removed from the […]

Treating the Ethnic Nose

Houston is indeed a melting pot, blending many cultures into our daily life. We have a large Hispanic population as well as Asian. I am seeing more patients that are Hispanic, Asian and African-American who are interested in improving the appearance of their nose. Some want a gentle refinement, but still retain their natural appearance, […]

Breast Augmentation: Silicone vs. Saline

Approximately 400,000 women will have breast augmentations this year.  About one-half of that group will be between the ages of 20 and 35, and the other half between 35 and 60. Most of the women in the first age group have not had children.  In the second set, most are mothers who are experiencing a […]

CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

I recently read an article by Dr. Adam Perlman (no relation). He is the director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It’s interesting how alternative medicine has made inroads into medical treatment in the United States. The study done in 1990 by physicians […]