Julio Garcia MD

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You Have to Be Kidding

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Another sad story of a do-it-your-self at home self-performed breast enlargement. And what did this person use? VASELINE. Yes that’s right, she injected Vaseline into her chest. I really can’t say anything about this that I have not said before, but please seek out  a true professional before embarking on a medical intervention on yourself.And remember to use a little common sense.

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What is Good for the Gander is Not Good for the Goose

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Quickie note to all of the men out there reading my blog. Below is a nice article about skin care for men. No boys, don’t just use your girlfriend’s or wife’s system. Time to man up and take care of that face so you don’t look like a piece of dried leather. Healthy skin is masculine. Get on board with it. Even designer Tom Ford has a new men’s skin care line. And don’t be coy, I know you guys out there know who Tom Ford is.

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From Selfie to Techie Neckie

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We all heard about the explosion in facial cosmetic surgery when the selfie craze took hold. As the lens on a smartphone will make things look wider when taken up close, many people’s faces look fuller than they were in real life. This prompted many visits to plastic surgeons for a ‘correction’. Luckily, most of those people did not need anything done. Now comes the claim that playing on your smartphone will give you wrinkles on your neck. It appears that keeping your neck flexed for prolonged periods of time will cause wrinkles in the area, just like scowling can give you wrinkles between your eyebrows. So beware, limit the neck flexion and avoid the techie neckie!

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Photoshop Strikes Again!

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I am sure I am getting repetitive and starting to bore you wit my concerns with people believing what they see in magazines regarding celebrities’ appearance. Well this week some users of Photoshop showed on the cast of the Today Show what they could do and the changes are extraordinary and worth seeing. Just so that all out there, especially the younger ones can appreciate and remember  that their appearance is likely not much different than the celebrities, just you are real and they have been Photoshopped.

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Would You have Cosmetic Surgery at a Barbershop?

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An article talking about a woman who died in a barbershop where an unlicensed person who worked as a massage therapist performed what is called a Vampire Facelift. Let me first say that although I think the Vampire facelift where your own blood is taken and then separated into components and then injected underneath your skin in an attempt to make you look younger does not work, but what is a person thinking when they go to a barbershop to have a massage therapist to have such a procedure? A tragic story where if she had gone to a legitimate practitioner all she would have lost would have been her money, instead she lost here life. So so sad.

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Cement Face

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A recent article about a woman who is referred to as Cement Face. The result of going to a non-physician to receive fillers in order to enhance her appearance, she is now disfigured and  needs numerous minimal injectable treatments to help her improve from the devastating effects of  going to a non-physician person for cosmetic enhancements. Once again as I have said countless times before, make sure you go to a reputable person toe have anything cosmetic done. And remember,  Buyer Beware!

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Continued App Craziness

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Yesterday I wrote about an app where children can look at liposuction as a possibility for them, not a good idea in my opinion. Today, I present another app to drive the already neurotic into a tizzy. An app that allows you to morph your face to see what plastic surgery could do for you. Although in general I feel that being able to communicate your desires to your plastic surgeon is a necessity in order to agree on what is possible, on giving the surgeon a glimpse of what you feel you want altered is helpful, I think that computer generated morphing can also lead to unrealistic expectations and emotional disappointment with your appearance. What can be achieved with CGI cannot be achieved in real life and that sets up the patients and the surgeon for the higher potential of a dissatisfied patient. I prefer the patients bring in pictures form magazines of people that  think look the way they want along with pictures of people that they do not like the appearance so I can understand their sense of what is desirable.I strongly urge against it but if you want to see it, the info is on the link below.

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Nothing Good Can Come From This!

With all the problems with bullying going on now, I really cannot believe someone had the lack of common sense to create and distribute an app for children to see what they might look like with plastic surgery. Luckily it has been taken off on Google Play and iTunes but it appears there are similar ones still out there. Please ask your teenager or young one if they have that app and please delete it from their phones or pads. It is a terrible idea to put those thoughts into a young person's head.

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Lies in Advertising

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Reportedly there were over 10 million of you that tuned int the Golden Globe Awards this past weekend and you all got to see celebrities behaving (under the influence) and looking a little more human (wrinkled). One of them that caused the biggest stir was Diane Keaton and how she looked on the show and then on her spot for a make-up company. Don’t get me wrong, I thought she looked great for her age on the TV show, but the commercial left something else on my mind. It goes to prove what I constantly tell most of my patients that they want to look like a famous person and bring in pictures from the latest magazine. Please understand that commercials and anything that is promoting a product and uses a celebrity for endorsement has likely used PhotoShop or a similar program to ‘enhance’ their appearance. I think this can send out an impression to our younger patients and they will feel inadequate about parts of their skin or body. Not  a good thing. Either way, just another attempt from me to pull away the curtain and expose the ‘wizard’.

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

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I t amazes me how some surgeons think that using ‘buzz words’ will make people do silly things. In the article below it speaks about how doctors are now using gold threads to lift tissue of the face and keep you looking younger. Well, as your Grandma told you, ‘if is sounds too good to be true, it usually is’. Here is another case of that. The threads , if you feel so inclined to have them placed, will in time break, and they may break faster on one side versus the other, leaving you lop-sided. You can have a reaction to the gold, and you will develop possibly scar tissue to encase the gold thread but no collagen will be created outside of that so there will be no collagen formation that will make you look younger. I suggest two things to my readers. First read the article below as we all deserve a smile and the feeling that we are smarter than some others; and second, forget about the golden threads, just today’s version of an attempt to take the gold out of your pockets.

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