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Dr. Peter Newen Changes Lives in Vietnam

cleftIn March, I traveled to Vietnam with Dr. Peter Newen. He was one of three plastic surgeons traveling on their own time and dime with the non-profit organization, Project Vietnam, based in Fountain Valley, Ca.

The mission of the surgical team was to perform cleft lip and palate surgery on some of the country’s poorest children. It would be the first time a military hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, would open its doors to American doctors. Continue reading

Stem Cell Facelifts : The Debate Continues


stemcell-faceliftAt The Image Center, we feel knowledge is power. An article written in the New York Times struck a cord with us. There is a lot of buzz about the “stem cell” facelift lately, but not a lot of people really know what it is, what it’s benefits are, and what to be leery of. It is our mission to keep all of our valued patients informed and educated on the latest plastic surgery topics.

“To cut or not to cut, that is the question.” Continue reading

Top Procedures 2012 Plastic Surgery Annual Statistics Report

EXCITIrejuvenate-austin-limelight-ipl-photofacialNG NEWS! Statistics are showing that our economy is improving! With an improved economic state, we are seeing a rise in plastic surgery. You are probably wondering what procedures are on the rise and what ones you should look into. Based on statistics prepared by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, we can definitely tell you what procedures are becoming more and more popular. On a year-to-year basis, plastic surgery rates increase steadily by about 5%, and have recently boomed by 98% Continue reading

Dr. Peter Newen Presents Abstract at The Aesthetic Meeting 2013

asps - CopyThe Aesthetic Meeting 2013 was held in New York City April 2013, and is organized by The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). ASAPS’s mission since 1967 has been to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons. It is at the forefront of cosmetic medicine education, collaboration, and research. Active Membership in ASAPS is reserved as an exclusive privilege and distinct honor for those plastic surgeons who demonstrate achievement Continue reading

Men's True Breast Size Preference – Is Bigger Really Better?


When it comes to sexual attraction, the topic of men’s preference about a women’s breast size often comes up and is controversial. There are those who argue that women should be happy with what they are born with and not change their bodies for the sake of pleasing others. On the other hand, there are also those who argue that women should not be judged if they want to change their body to make themselves more desirable to the opposite sex. As a plastic surgeon, I have always advised women to make Continue reading

Breast Implant Regulators Try to Keep Up

breast implantBreast implants are one of the most researched medical devices in the industry. According to an online article United States health officials have tried repeatedly to establish a registry that would keep track of breast augmentation patients. Ideally the registry would compile information concerning complications over time including rupture and infection. Currently no such registry exists, although we have the largest healthcare market, which serves as a model for regulatory Continue reading

Dermal Fillers – The Next BEST Thing!

At Image Plastic Surgery, we incorporate an array of dermal fillers such as Juvederm™, Radiesse™, Belotero™, Sculptra™, and Voluma™ into our treatment plants to plump folds and reduce lines while smoothing away wrinkles. Our comprehensive approach helps our clients (whether they have had a facelift done or not), achieve and maintain their youthful looks. Continue reading Gives Great Insight on the Decision to Go Bigger

Nicole (98)Breast enhancement surgery offers remarkable benefits for women, yet those who are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their breasts may not immediately recognize the advantages that implants provide.

Instead, they may believe that padded bras – which are worn underneath clothes for support – are a better choice because they can give the illusion of a fuller, more balanced chest without surgery. Continue reading

Dare to be Bare | Hair Removal

The natural look is very subjective. It has long been said that men prefer the natural look when it comes to women. But when you consider coloring, waxing, plucking, buffing, most men have no idea the hard work and effort necessary to look “natural.” According to a recent online article a new survey reported that 90% of men believe that their partners are natural beauties with less than a third believing that to be the case with their counterparts. One quarter of the women surveyed Continue reading

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