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Reducing the appearance of a double chin


I have a double chin. Is it possible to get rid of this by liposuction? How likely is it that my double chin could re-appear even after surgery? You can reduce the appearance of a double chin by liposuction. It is effective in lessening the excess fat accumulation beneath the jawline. It does not address […]

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Non-Surgical Facial Procedures Spike Dramatically in 2010


In a recent survery by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) it has been reported that three-fourths of the procedures performed by the Academy’s surgeons in 2010 were non-surgical procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers and laser skin resurfacing.  This data highlights a trend in which more people are choosing non-surgical […]

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What foods promote healthy, glowing skin?


Eat a balanced diet full of foods rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta- carotene, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients work to defend your body’s cells against the damage of oxidation, a chemical process where free radicals (unstable molecules) strip electrons from healthy cells, thus aging the skin. The most oxidative stressors that […]

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Deciding on a Scar Treatment


You are not alone if you feel self-conscious about your scars. Some people also experience diminished functioning of the eyes, mouth, or nose due to scarring. If you have wondered how scar revision could improve your appearance, your self-confidence, or your level of facial functioning, you need to know how scar revision works and what […]

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Adults urged to get vaccinated against flu, pertussis.


USA Today (11/18, Szabo) reports, “Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone over six months old, only a third of Americans in this age group received one in 2009,” and “even fewer adults are vaccinated against whooping cough.” But, in light of California’s current battle against “its largest whooping […]

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Tinnitus Lunch & Learn Series


Speaker: Michael Armstrong, Jr., MD Location: Stony Point Surgery Center Conference Center Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 12:00 (Lunch Provided) RSVP: 937-EARS (3277) >> Learn more

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Botox Approved for Migraine Headaches


News for millions of people who suffer migraine headaches: On Friday, the FDA approved the wrinkle-fighting drug Botox® for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. This is promising news for the more than 3 million people in the US who suffer from this condition. Doctors currently use a wide variety of medications to treat migraines, […]

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The lost art of physical exam.


Last week I saw a patient who had persistent ear pressure, distortion of speech and extreme sensitivity to loud noises – which made her dizzy.  Her hearing was perfect and several ENT physicians had told her that nothing was wrong.   On careful examination, I was able to reproduce her dizziness by applying pressure to the right ear, a […]

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Children who swallow disc-shaped batteries should be treated as quickly as possible.


The Los Angeles Times (9/20, Khan) “Booster Shots” blog pointed out that although disc-shaped batteries “should not be part of your child’s food pyramid, they’re increasingly becoming an issue in our high-tech environment.” In addition to the choking hazard, “the alkaline in the power cells can destroy tissue, and small-voltage electrical shocks can cause internal […]

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Chronic Sinusitis Research Study


Richmond ENT is designated research site for two national clinical trials evaluating outcomes following balloon dilation of the sinuses. One of these studies, restricted to patients with isolated maxillary sinus disease, will pay for the cost of your surgery. Call now to see if you may qualify. Click below to download the Flyer:

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