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What is a TCA Peel?

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March 14, 2019

TCA (trichloracetic acid) is an analog of acetic acid (like vinegar) and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the top layer of skin over the course of several days, exposing a smoother and more attractive new layer of skin underneath.

There are several strengths of TCA peels, allowing various formulations to work at different depths in the skin. The TCA formulation that will work best for your needs will depend on factors such as what you are seeking treatment for and the extent of imperfections in the treatment area.

Depending on your…

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Category: Skin

What is Rhinoplasty?

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March 06, 2019

Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which the size, shape, projection, and contours of the nose are brought into ideal proportions with the head and face. You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you have:

  • A crooked or asymmetrical nose
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Category: Face

Don’t Love Your Breast Implants?

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February 19, 2019

Breast implant revision surgery is done to remove older implants and replace them with new ones. There are a number of reasons women consider breast implant revision, but often it comes down to changing desires or needs.

With revision surgery, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can improve the size, shape, projection, and overall appearance of the breasts, restoring a more complimentary appearance. Other reasons to consider breast implant revision include:

  • Capsular contracture - a hard and painful scar that can form around an implant
  • Implant…
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Category: Breast

Breast Augmentation: Tips For a Quick Recovery after Surgery

December 04, 2018

The steps you take during your recovery from breast augmentation will have a direct impact on your final results. This makes it very important that you closely follow the directions provided by your plastic surgeon for both pre and postoperative care. When you choose Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery for your procedure, we will work directly with you and provide you with honest information about steps you can take before and during recovery to help speed the process.

What to Expect After Breast Augmentation

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Category: Breast

Study Shows Your Quality of Life Improves After Body Contouring

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November 26, 2018

Healthy Woman SmilingBody contouring following weight loss or pregnancy can have a profound impact on your quality of life according to a study published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

For this study, 112 body contouring patients were selected for quality of life measurements (QoL) before surgery and again at nine months. 84 of the study participants were reviewed once again at three…

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Category: Body

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Which Body Contouring Option is Right for Me?

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November 12, 2018

Love Handles can be Removed with LiposuctionBody contouring procedures are designed to trim, tone, and enhance targeted areas of the body. Liposuction, the most commonly performed body contouring procedure, offers a multitude of benefits including:

  • Optimal removal of stubborn fat deposits
  • Minimal damage to surrounding tissue and muscle
  • Visible results within a few short weeks

Liposuction is best for men and women who are close…

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Category: Body

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

October 01, 2018

Join us on October 17th from 10am-2pm for a free consultation and skin analysis from our very own Jan Marini expert. Jan Marini is an innovator in the field of skin care and a company that, for nearly 25 years, has been providing science-based skin care solutions that are available only through authorized retailers. 

Altos Oaks is proud to offer the Jan Marini line of professional skin care products. At our Los Altos plastic surgery center, we carry or can quickly order the entire line of Jan Marini products, enabling us to customize an at-home…

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Category: Skin

Which Breast Implant Size is Best for Me?

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September 17, 2018

The size of your breast implants will play a direct role in the final appearance of your breast enlargement procedure. During the planning phase of your procedure, your plastic surgeon will carefully cover breast implant sizing, placement, and shape to help ensure you are provided with all of the information you will need to make the best decision for your body. Through the use of 3D imaging, we can further assist in your choosing the best breast implant size by allowing you to see computer-generated images of likely results.

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Category: Breast

About Our Services

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September 11, 2018

At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive range of both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Our six board-certified plastic surgeons approach each service with great care, enabling us to produce natural-looking results that compliment surrounding features, helping you reach your goals while honoring your natural beauty. 

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure in Los Altos, San Jose, or…

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Category: Body, Botox, Breast, Face, Fillers, IPL, Skin

What is Gynecomastia?

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August 15, 2018

Gynecomastia is an emasculating and embarrassing condition in which excess fat produces the appearance of breasts in men. The short SlideShare below explores this condition, along with its causes, treatment options, and how to maintain results. If you are interested in learning more or if you are ready to schedule your male breast reduction consultation, contact our board-certified plastic surgeons and schedule a consultation today.

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Category: Body