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Statesboro Plastic Surgery
Insider Article By Dr. Marc Bisseck M.D.

Q:  How does Botox reduce wrinkles?

A: Botox is used as a safe and effective way to reduce facial wrinkles without surgery. Botox can target dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that we develop on either side of our eyes “crow’s feet”, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These wrinkles often make people look older and more tired than they really are. Using a very fine needle, injections of Botox are targeted directly into the facial muscle. As a result, the skin muscles relax, significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This effect usually lasts on an average of 3- 6 months

Q:  What is the difference between silicone and saline implants?

A: If you are considering breast implants, here is some help evaluating the options.

Both saline & silicone breast implants have an outer silicone shell. The difference is in the consistency and material inside the shell.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are inserted empty, and are filled once they are in place.

Saline breast implants are available for women who are 18 years and older for breast augmentation, and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.

Silicone implants are pre filled with silicone gel- which is a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics human fat. Most women feel that the silicone implants look & feel more like natural breasts.

Silicone implants are available to women 22 years and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.

Most importantly, each patient need to sit down with her surgeon to discuss which option makes the most sense for her body and goals for surgical outcome.

Q:  When should I get a skin lesion evaluated?

A: Moles are common; almost everybody has a few moles on their body. A mole on the body has these traits;

*One color often brown, black, tan, red, pink, blue, skin toned or color less.

*Round in shape.

*Slightly raised or flat.

*Looks the same from month to month.

However if you see a mole or a new spot on your skin that has any of the ABCDE’s, it is important to get it evaluated immediately.

Asymmetry-one half is unlike the other half

Border- an irregular,  jagged or poorly defined border.

Color- is varied, has different colors in it.

Diameter- Is larger than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser)

Evolving - a mole that is changing size, shape or color.