Concannon Blog

Ear Doctors Performing Face-Lifts? It Happens

By KATE MURPHY From the New York Times After moving from New York to Los Angeles in 2010 to take a job with a financial services firm, Joan, now 59, believed she needed to freshen her look. So she got a face-lift and tummy tuck from a board-certified doctor in Beverly Hills. What she did […]

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The Golden Years, Polished With Surgery

By ABBY ELLIN from the New York Times At age 83, Marie Kolstad has a rich life. She works full time as a property manager and keeps an active social calendar, busying herself with 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mary Graham, a 77-year-old restaurant owner in Thomasville, Ga., got a face-lift and breast implants earlier […]

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Unapproved Lipo Device Penetrates Market

The LipoTron 3000, a popular aesthetic device touted for its ability to “eliminate fat”, is gaining popularity in some physicians’ offices around the country, but the product hasn’t been cleared by federal authorities. Medical spas in Chicago and Florida call the LipoTron 3000 “innovative” and “effective,” but the device hasn’t achieved clearance by the Food […]

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Nurse Faces Felongy Charges Over Botox Treatments At Spa

From the Ventura County Star, by Kim Lang Gregory (http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/aug/03/camarillo-nurse-faces-felony-charges-over-botox/   A registered nurse is facing felony charges in connection with Botox injections she gave clients at a spa she co-owns in Camarillo, officials said. Tamara Foley, 44, of Camarillo is charged with felony unlawful practice of medicine, authorities said. She was arrested May 9 […]

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Considering Plastic Surgery? Do Your Homework

From CNN, written by Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in metro Detroit. He is the author of “In Stitches,” a humorous memoir about growing up Asian-American and becoming a doctor. Martha* had decided to undergo a breast augmentation. She researched doctors and found one she thought was well-qualified; ads in magazines touted him as […]

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Tips for Healthy, Shiny, and Smooth Hair: avoid a lot of unnecessary bad hair days!

“When shampooing, concentrate on cleaning primarily the scalp, rather than the entire length of the hair, as washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse. In contrast, “conditioners should only be used on the tips of the hair and not on the scalp or length of the hair, since conditioners […]

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If you want to guess someone’s age, look at her hands.

Exercise and the right clothes can make our bodies look more youthful. Makeup and anti-wrinkle cream can keep our faces young. But for the most part, our hands have had little to protect them from the ravages of time. Until recently. There are now a number of treatments to give aging hands a youthful appearance. […]

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Bigger Is Not Always Better

For the first time since they were teenagers, 42-year-old twins Tanesha and Tiwan Sweet can finally go out in public without enduring taunts, stares and whispers. Up until a few weeks ago, the women suffered years of humiliating harassment for having size 40G breasts. “I used to work in a nursing home and a lot […]

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Male Plastic Surgery On The Rise

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, male plastic surgery procedures are on the rise in the United States. The latest study shows nearly 800,000 procedures are for men. Liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery were the most common procedures. People ages 35 to 64 account for 71 percent of all cosmetic in the […]

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Implants Augment Intimacy, Patients Say

A significant percentage of women who have had breastlifts or breast implants say the procedure improved their sex lives, according to results of a recent survey. The survey, conducted by consumer cosmetic/plastic-surgery information site Realself.com, resulted in the following feedback from respondents: • More frequent sexual encounters were reported by 61 percent of respondents, while […]

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Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life

Study Reveals Improved Satisfaction, Well- Being and Sexual Functioning Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery report improvement in several key areas of quality of life, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).   “Cosmetic breast augmentation can have a significant […]

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The Liposonix Buzz

  On January 11, 2012 in Hayward, CA, Solta Medical, Inc., the pioneer in fractional resurfacing and non-invasive skin tightening declared the arrival of its innovative Liposonix technology in both the United States and Canada. Using advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, Liposonix is a non-surgical lasting fat reduction method that has been clinically shown […]

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Solta Medical’s Clear + Brilliant™ Resurfacing Device Demonstrates Significant Reduction of Pore Count and Pore Size

HAYWARD, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM), the pioneer in fractional resurfacing and a global market leader in aesthetic treatments, today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind, IRB-approved clinical study that evaluated the use of its novel 1440nm fractional laser to assess the effect of this treatment on the appearance […]

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I DUET…do you?

Laser Hair Reduction While no laser hair reduction system can completely take all the hair away, Concannon Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa’s LightSheer Duet Laser System is remarkable at reducing the appearance of hair and is nearly pain free. This high powered, virtually painless laser uses a 9x9mm spot hand piece for the smaller facial […]

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Obagi Transformation

Obagi Skin Care is top of the line There’s a cleanser for everyone – dull or shine Toner is next and corrects the PH, So that products to follow flow into the face The product called “Clear” is next in the kit This is the one that has magic in it “Clear” lightens and brightens your […]

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Beauty in Thee

Beauty In Thee Beauty is whatever the heart beholds It’s the face of the young It’s the soul of the old It comes from the place way deep inside It comes from a place you can see with the eye Beauty is all colors, sizes, and shapes Beauty is your words and smiling face Beauty […]

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Clear + Brilliant Laser at Concannon Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

At Concannon Plastic Surgery, we often have patients looking for less invasive ways of achieving a younger look. They want to rejuvenate and look “fresher,” but are eager to avoid significant amounts of downtime and the side effects that can be associated with certain types of age-reversing therapies. Although we have offered Total FX, a […]

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DE-MYSTIFYING MELASMA

At Concannon Plastic Surgery and Spa, we frequently see women who are dealing with hyperpigmentation of the face.  These darker areas of skin can be caused by sun damage, hormone fluctuations, or even remnants from acne lesions (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH).  All types of hyperpigmentation can be frustrating for the sufferer, but potentially the most […]

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2nd Annual Workers Compensation Conference

  The Workers’ Compensation Conference, hosted by Matthew J. Concannon, MD, FACS, and The Work Center, was held this past Wednesday, May 11, 2011. This was the 2nd year for the annual event, and there was a large turnout to hear this year’s speakers, earn Continuing Education Units, and win thousands of dollars worth of […]

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Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

It’s that time of the year once again…time to celebrate the mothers in our life and to show them how much we care. For many of us, choosing that special gift can be difficult and is often put off until the last minute (don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!). What’s the perfect gift […]

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Mommy Makeover Part 2: The Breast Lift

The issue of the sagging breasts:   In part one of this series we discussed the changes that can occur after pregnancy to the abdomen, and how this can be successfully addressed with abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck). In this article, we will discuss the changes that occur to the woman’s breasts, and what can be done […]

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