2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • New Technology Helps Treat Capsular Contracture after Breast Augmentations Without Surgery

    Dr. Jed Horowitz has always been a proponent of investing in the latest technology to improve the outcome for his patients. So it just made sense to Dr. Horowitz to invest in a system that can help his patients after surgery to have a quality healing process. At Dr. Horowitz’s practice breast augmentation is the most popular procedure among his patients and he has many happy patients develop those ...
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  • Plasticos Foundation Director Re-Caps Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala

    The Plasticos Foundation team recently returned from a medical mission trip to Guatemala where they worked round the clock performing surgery on children with deformities and traumatic injuries. Director, Susan Williamson provides a a re-cap of the trip through her eyes: "I dare say, this was the best mission I have personally been on. Our host surgeon, Dr. Ernesto Cofino was incredibly organized ...
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  • 8th Annual 'Sunday in the Vineyard' Fundraising Event a Big Success

    The Plasticos Foundation, headed by Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter , recently partnered with the Marconi Foundation for Kids for the 8th annual 'Sunday in the Vineyard' fundraising event. The day was a big success raising $105,000. The proceeds will be used locally to help at risk children and to assist with funding the doctors trips to Cuba where they will be performing reconstructive surgery on ...
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  • The Naked Truth: 8 types of Moobs (Man Boobs)

    Not all “man boobs” are created equal. Different kinds of gynecomastia require different surgical procedures for correction. Male breast reduction can be performed with different methods depending on which type you have. Here are the 8 kinds of gynecomastia . Which profile do you match? Normal Normal gynecomastia is caused by a drop in testosterone levels usually seen in young boys from 12 to 15 ...
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  • The Naked Truth: 3 Cures for Stubborn Cellulite

    85% of women are affected by bumpy, dimpled, unappealing cellulite. As cellulite is caused by fibrous bands underneath the skin that compress fat, diet and exercise do little to help the appearance of this condition. Clinical treatments offer the most effective and longest lasting results. My office recommends three different procedures: ThermiSmooth, VelaShape 3, and Cellfina. ThermiSmooth — A ...
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  • Let's Talk Tummy Tucks

    Have you been spending countless hours working out and dieting trying to get rid of stubborn fat and loose skin around your mid section with no significant improvement? It’s actually not uncommon for these issues to persist no matter how strict you are with your diet and exercise regimen. If you have come to the realization you are fighting a losing battle, but still want to improve your body, a ...
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  • Cosmetic Surgery: The Naked Truth about the Ideal Implant

    What is the best implant if a woman does not want to have a silicone implant? What are her options? There are basically three choices: Natural Breast Augmentation (NBA) with her own body fat Saline implants The IDEAL STRUCTURED implant The Ideal Implant was created by a plastic surgeon to provide women with a beautiful, natural and safe option that will provide peace of mind to those concerned ...
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  • Reshaping Lives CA Program

    Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, in partnership with the Plasticos Foundation is launching a new local medical initiative aimed at providing much needed reconstructive surgical care to individuals throughout California. The aptly named ReShapingLivesCA mission will offer reconstructive plastic surgery to area residents who are unable to receive reconstructive surgery for various reasons. The ...
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  • Capsular Contracture: The Naked Truth About Implant Problems

    It is the natural response of the body to form scar tissue around implanted foreign objects. Referred to as capsular contracture (CC), this process squeezes and tightens the implant, making it firm. The range of firmness will vary from person to person, as will the degree of discomfort and pain experienced. It is also important to note that capsular contracture can result in just one breast or ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Cellulite

    It seems like an eternity we have been longing for something that actually works to get rid of unsightly embarrassing orange peel skin - cellulite - Everywhere we turn there are companies advertising products and treatments claiming they will get rid of cellulite only to fall well short of providing any noticeable improvement. Fortunately, there is now hope for the estimated 8 in 10 women ...
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  • TRENDING NOW - Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for MEN

    At the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter are seeing a growing trend in the number of men seeking plastic surgery. Compared to other regions, Southern California is definitely very image driven. With the entertainment industry, beaches, endless outdoor activities, nightlife, etc., people are motivated to be fit and maintain a youthful vibrant appearance. Women have ...
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  • Plastic Surgery for Birth Defects

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 120,000 babies will be born every year in the United States with some form of birth defect. In other terms, every five minutes or so, a baby is born with some type of birth defect, many of which manifest as physical deformities. Physical birth defects include: Clubfoot Cleft lip Cleft palate Spina bifida Underdeveloped hands ...
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  • Plasticos Foundation Medical Mission Trip to San Jose del Cabo

    The Plasticos Foundation, headed by Dr. Nichter, Dr. Horowitz, along with a small volunteer team recently returned from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico where they performed several post mastectomy breast reconstructions in addition to many cleft lip revision surgeries as part of their mission to help those in need who cannot afford medical treatment or reside in areas where proper care isn’t available. ...
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  • Introducing Embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy for Post-Surgical Scars

    Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery is excited to announce they are now carrying Embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy . Embrace® is a new revolutionary treatment aimed at minimizing the visibility of scars. After having breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck, Embrace® can be used to help reduce the appearance of scars. During the normal healing process, daily movement of the ...
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  • Child scarred in fire at home, recovers use of hand after surgery

    Larry S. Nichter, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Jed H. Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Homero Tseremp is 3 years old. He lives in the jungle with his family. When he was 4 months old, Homero was alone when a fire broke out. Homero’s right hand and wrist are contracted due to burn scars. Homero underwent surgery on Nov. 19 and had his burn contracture corrected by Dr. Nichter. Homero’s burn injury resulted in the ...
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