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Are There Health Benefits From Plastic Surgery?

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that plastic surgery is a simple vanity project, but for many people who choose to have plastic surgery, that’s just not true. There are a wide variety of potential health benefits that plastic surgery can offer – and these are often benefits that lifestyle changes like […]

Plastic Surgery and Diabetes

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and about three million of them live in Texas –that’s nearly 15 percent of the Texas population. What that means for us is that of all the people in Texas who are considering plastic surgery, at least some of them will also happen to be diabetic. Why is […]

The Trouble With Snapchat Filters and Selfies

If you’ve been watching social media at all lately, you’ve no doubt seen the rampant use of FaceApp by people hoping to see what they will look like as they age. As you might imagine, this is not the typical request of those who visit Dr. Slack’s office! But that doesn’t mean social media isn’t […]

What is Local Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery?

If you’re like most people planning plastic surgery, you arrived at the decision after plenty of thought and research. This means you’ve probably considered what type of anesthesia is appropriate for you. We recently discussed general anesthesia where the patient is completely asleep and unaware during surgery. Today let’s dig into local anesthesia for plastic […]

What Do We Mean by General Anesthesia?

When considering cosmetic procedures of any kind – from the most extensive Mommy Makeover to a little liposuction to tighten up a trouble spot – you have to think about what role anesthesia will play. Anesthesia refers to the medication given to limit discomfort during a surgical procedure. There are two main types used for […]