Diary Of a Facelift Patient

Marianne is a 58 year old registered nurse in Melbourne , Florida who entrusted Dr. Clevens to perform her facelift. She and Robert, her husband of many years, photodocumented every step of her facelift journey. Marianne and Robert presented this "Diary of Her Facelift" to Dr. Clevens and his staff to share their experience with other patients considering facelift surgery.

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Achieving a Natural Lift

Reprinted from Florida Healthcare News

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Less Frequent Doses Of Botox Still Result In Reduced Wrinkles

imagePatients can decrease the frequency of Botox© Cosmetic injections after approximately two years and still receive most of the same wrinkle-smoothing cosmetic benefits.

After two years of treatment at recommended intervals, patients can potentially cut the frequency, and thus the cost, of their Botox© treatments by half.

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Dr. Clevens interviewed by Orlando TV and Florida Today about Tanzania Experience

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Dr. Clevens was interviewed today by Orlando TV to discuss his experience as a medical mission volunteer in Central Tanzania.

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Surgical patients strive to maintain their ethnic heritage

Most people want to look like they already do, just a less-tired, newer version, a phenomenon known as “racial preservation,” an emerging concept in cosmetic surgery.

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LA Times Notes Rise of Improperly Trained Surgeons

LipoCosmetic procedures like Botox, facial fillers and liposuction are big money-makers for physicians. Not surprisingly, doctors other than plastic surgeons and dermatologists also offer cosmetic treatments. According to a study, nearly 40% of doctors offering liposuction in Southern California had no specific surgical training.

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Dr. Clevens Travels To Tanzania On Medical Mission

Brevard County, FL (March 18, 2010) Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and well known Brevard County plastic surgeon will soon begin a journey to Singida Province, the poorest region of Tanzania, on a two-week medical mission with Outreach Africa.

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The Good News on Sculptra

Since it was approved by the FDA in July of last year, SCULPTRA has been gaining popularity to become one of my most frequent treatments. In the right hands, Sculptra a truly breakthrough product. It allows me to truly "sculpt" the face and add volume to the chin, cheeks and temples.  This achieves facial balance restoring a youthful look in a way that is much more subtle and longer lasting than what has been possible with other traditional fillers.

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Divorce, Antidepressants, or Weight Gain/Loss Can Add Years to Your Face

Your mother's wrinkles - or lack there of, may not be the best predictor of how you'll age. In fact, a new study claims just the opposite. The study, involving identical twins, suggests that despite genetic make-up, certain environmental factors can add years to a person's perceived age. Results just published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), reveal that factors like divorce or the use of antidepressants are the real culprits that can wreak havoc on one's face.

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Latisse creates fuller and thicker eyelashes

"LATISSE fulfills a significant and previously unmet need in the medical aesthetic marketplace with a product approved by the FDA that increases the growth of eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker," said Scott Whitcup, M.D., Allergan's Executive Vice President of Research and Development. "As the global leader in medical aesthetics, LATISSE exemplifies our continuing commitment to developing innovative treatments that are studied in well-controlled clinical trials, manufactured to pharmaceutical standards, appropriately labeled for use, and available to consumers as a prescription product". Latisse is available at the office of Dr. Ross Clevens in Melbourne, FL 321.727.3223

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