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Millicent Odunze, M.D.

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Get Your Fill with Juvéderm Voluma

Saturday May 31, 2014

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Haven't gotten your fill of fillers? Juvéderm Voluma is now on the market and is a complement to its predecessors, Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus.

To learn more about Juvéderm Voluma:

A New Facial Filler: Juvéderm Voluma

Athletes and Big Breasts

Saturday May 31, 2014

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With the onset of the French Open, the topic of breast reduction surgery has come into the spotlight due to Simona Halep, who is currently ranked number four in the WTA.

Halep's story demonstrates that plastic surgery and sports can make a winning combination:

Big Breasts and Sports - When A good Sports Bra Is Not Enough

Plastic Surgery Look-Alike

Monday May 19, 2014

Toby Sheldon, aged 33, is reported to have spent approximately $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like pop star Justin Bieber. While he does look more like Justin Bieber than his original look, even a child would not mistake him for the popular entertainer.

Desiring certain physical traits of celebrities is not uncommon or even unusual request heard by plastic surgeons. However, requesting a complete overhaul to change your appearance to that of someone else? That type of request begs for a comprehensive mental and psychological exam. Even if you at baseline look similar to a celebrity, plastic surgery to look like another person will never make you look exactly like the other person. No one will ever confuse for your celebrity look-alike or his or her twin. Bone structure, lip shape, and eye shape are just a few of the facial features that are difficult to recreate or reshape without making a person look completely odd.

Plastic surgery is meant to make you look like a better version of yourself, not a bad version of someone else.

Realistic Expectations and Plastic Surgery

Monday May 12, 2014

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A 45-year-old woman came into my office for a consult. With her, she brought her iPad and numerous pictures of a 29-year-old reality star. The reality star was in various outfits - bikinis, dresses, jeans, etc. The patient wanted to look like someone 16 years her junior instead of a better version of herself.

Many people are asking plastic surgeons to perform miracles. They are bringing in pictures not knowing that with today's technology, most images are photoshopped. Yes, even selfies can be photoshopped. The woman wanted to look like a photoshopped picture of a woman who'd clearly had the help of some plastic surgery and was 16 years younger. To put it in a different perspective, if she was 30, she'd be asking me to make her look 14 again. Ridiculous!

Take home message: When considering plastic surgery, make sure your expectations are realistic or you'll surely be disappointed.

Get Rid Of Back Rolls

Sunday April 27, 2014

Loose back skin
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As promised, an article to discuss how to get rid of back rolls due to loose skin after weight loss:

Back Rolls After Weight Loss

Premature Breast Augmentation

Monday April 21, 2014

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Over Easter brunch, an acquaintance related that she grew from a B-cup bra size in high school to a DD-cup bra size in college. No, it was not due to weight gain! So significant was her change that when she went back home, all of her friends believed she'd had a breast augmentation.

If you're between the ages of 18 and 22, while you are technically an adult, your body is still changing and growing...this goes for both males and females. Women considering breast augmentation may be better off Read More...

Back Rolls After Weight Loss

Monday April 14, 2014

Loose back skin
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Do you have back rolls from excess skin after weight loss? Do you avoid fitted shirts, swimsuits, or any other clothing that will reveal the excess fat and skin on your back? Removal of this excess is possible with a back lift, also known as an upper body lift or bra line back lift.

An article about the upper body lift will be posted this week.

Sagging Pubic Area

Sunday April 6, 2014

Effect of Pubic Lift
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After a significant amount of weight loss, a lot of obvious body parts may start sagging - your neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks may all fall victim to gravity. But one area you may not pay much attention to or may not realize that can be improved in appearance is your pubic area. This is also known as your mons pubis or pubic mound, and specifically is the area covered by your pubic hair. This area can sag after weight loss and become unsightly. With the trend for zero to less pubic hair becoming commonplace, a saggy mons pubis becomes even more obvious.

To learn about how this area can be rejuvenated: Flabby Pubic Area After Weight Loss

Thigh Flab After Losing Weight

Monday March 31, 2014

Have you dropped some significant pounds and now your thigh skin is hanging and chafing? A thigh lift may be just what you need to remove all of that excess skin.

Flabby Thighs After Weight Loss

Arm Flab After Losing Weight

Monday March 24, 2014

Loose Arm Skin After Weight Loss
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Have you dropped some significant pounds and pushups, triceps dips, and planks are not giving you those sculpted Michelle Obama arms? Can you feel the muscle underneath, but it's hidden by your excess skin? Once you've leaned down to a reasonable weight for your height, excess arm skin may be hiding your hard-earned muscles. This is where you may have to rely on the assistance of someone other than a personal trainer.

Flabby Arms After Weight Loss
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