Avoid Facelift Scarring

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Avoid Facelift Scarring

Facelift Scarring: Choose Your Surgeon Carefully A full facelift surgery by Dr. Cherup rejuvenates the midface, neck, and jaw line. To avoid facelift scarring, the incisions run under the side burn, along the front border of the ear, down around the earlobe, the back of the ear, and continue along the lower hairline, then diving […]

Plastic Surgery performed on relatives and friends

I did a facelift on one of my nurses, a very special one that has been with me for 18 years. She takes good care of herself, and it was a pleasure to try and make her look even better. I get the BEST results on people I know. I try so hard – my […]

Complications after surgery

I have a big problem as a doctor – I take complications very seriously and personally. I always think it is my fault. I forget that objectively I spent 11 years after college learning that the human body is a frail, faulty creature and sickness happens to it, especially after surgery. Patients have trouble interpreting […]

Drinking Alcohol Before Surgery

What You Should Know about Alcohol Before Surgery One of the most commonly asked questions during our facelift, tummy tuck and breast augmentation pre-op consultations is if our patients have to stop drinking alcohol before surgery. We strongly recommend that our patients stop drinking alcohol for a minimum of 2 days before surgery, but the […]

The Doctor is Sick but her Patients will not Suffer Ever

I wrote this blog in 2010 and find it pertinent now that Mom has died 2 years ago yesterday. My patient work is therapy that helps me feel fulfilled even when my personal family problems are large. In short , I always take care of my patient problems before I attend to myself. Of course, […]

Cancelled Plastic Surgery

Cancelled plastic surgery is something that we all try to avoid. When we have to cancel plastic surgery for patients, or when they cancel, it is always a disappointment for both sides. I really gear up for the surgeries that I have each day. I prepare and consciously and unconsciously think about them, just like an […]

A Different Kind of Office Visit

Today I saw a 60 yr old patient on which I had done a breast reconstruction for a follow up office visit. Our goal with the surgery was trying to improve some piecemeal work from a previous surgeon. On this visit though, she wanted to tell me about her abusive parents, her cold husband, and her […]

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery is something that we would all like to avoid. I have had to institute a number of actions to protect the interest of the patient and the plastic surgeon’s. First, we like to make it hard to schedule surgery flippantly and hard to cancel/reschedule aesthetic surgery. This attitude reflects my desire to […]

Plastic surgery and Anesthesia

The kind of anesthesia used during a plastic surgery procedure, the skill of the anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist, and how smoothly the patient moves through the anesthesia technique can either make or break a good plastic surgery operation and its final result. When I had a rhinoplasty in 1985, one year before I got pregnant […]

Life Counseling the Plastic Surgery Patient

My father was a family doctor, but he was so much more than just a doctor to his patients. He also was a life counselor for their life problems, which often led them to seek out his medical opinion. I believe he relished this role, and I am beginning to see what he felt.  When my mother […]

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