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November 30, 2015

There are nearly 250 sunny days per year in Ft. Lauderdale, and many popular recreational activities involve going to the beach. For residents, this means you are likely to give your skin more exposure to the sun than average, which in turn means that you need to take good care of your skin. The Weston Center's skin care services can help.

We provide a variety of skin care options to patients at our Weston Center medical spa, including:

  • Chemical peels are still one of the healthiest and most effective ways to get smooth skin. By removing the dead skin that can...
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November 29, 2015

We all want to lose weight, but diet and exercise, the methods considered the most effective, can be difficult to keep up. With the rise of lap-band and other weight-loss surgeries, you may be wondering if body contouring surgeries like liposuction are an effective means of losing weight. After all, they remove fat from your body, right?

While it's true that liposuction does involve removing fat, the amount removed is too small to make much difference in your weight, and liposuction is not a recommended method for weight loss. In fact, many liposuction patients are people who have already...

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November 20, 2015

As your skin slowly starts losing its elasticity with age, simple "lift" procedures can make a big difference for your self-image. This is especially true of your breasts, which can noticeably sag with age. Fortunately, a breast lift can restore your breasts to their original shape.

You are a good candidate for a breast lift if you are one of the following:

  • A younger woman whose larger-than-normal breasts have caused excessive sagging.
  • A middle-aged woman whose breasts are starting to lose volume and elasticity.
  • An older woman whose breasts have already lost quite a bit of...
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October 28, 2015

It seems as though every spring, you are greeted with a flood of ads telling you to get liposuction or a breast augmentation surgery “just in time for swimsuit season!” These ads always seem to suggest that after a major surgery requiring general anesthetic, you can rest up for a few weeks and be on the beach in no time.

It’s true that many people do have this experience. For others, however, recovery can take longer…possibly long enough to eat into your beach time!

Instead of waiting for the last possible minute to give yourself a body that will look stunning at the ocean or by the pool, you...

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October 21, 2015

Plastic surgery is all about looking good on the outside and feeling good on the inside. Any surgery that doesn’t help you meet these goals isn’t accomplishing what plastic surgery should. However, surgery is not the answer to everything, and you may find that you can improve your physical and mental health by making judicious changes to your lifestyle choices.

Dr. Harrell wants to help you make a positive change in your life whether you decide you want surgery or not. To this end, at the Weston Center, we’ve developed a dedicated wellness program that helps you tackle the challenges of keeping your...

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October 07, 2015

Facial plastic surgery always requires a skilled surgeon, and a nose job is an especially complex procedure. It’s not enough that your plastic surgeon know the basic steps of the surgery: he must be able to envision what the completed surgery will look like, and then make that vision a reality. It requires a great deal of experience and training to pull off.

When choosing a facial plastic surgeon to perform your nose job, be sure to look for the following minimum qualifications:

  • Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Completed 6 years of surgical...
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October 01, 2015

If you are currently researching your breast augmentation surgery and plan to get pregnant in the future, you likely want to know about how your breast implants will impact your ability to breastfeed. Many women choose to breastfeed for health reasons or to help develop a nurturing connection with their child, and would not want to put that at risk for the sake of a breast surgery.

The good news is that any sort of complications with breastfeeding resulting from breast augmentation surgery or breast implants are very rare. Most women with breast implants are capable of breastfeeding their children...

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September 24, 2015

With all the liposuction options available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Our experienced Ft. Lauderdale liposuction surgeon, Dr. Jon Harrell will work with you to answer all of your questions about liposuction and develop a treatment plan for your particular needs.

Tumescent Liposuction

The term “tumescent liposuction” refers to a particular type of liposuction where a tumescent fluid is injected into the fat tissue before it is removed along with the fat through a small cannula. This fluid helps shrink blood...

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September 01, 2015

After Dr. Harrell has finished removing excess fat from your body with a liposuction procedure, you still have some time before you can enjoy the final results. Because of the swelling that occurs in surgical areas immediately after liposuction, any improvements you notice right away are just the beginning. Once the extra fluid has drained and the swelling has gone down completely, you will be able to admire your new look.

Recovery is a long process, but there are things you can do to speed up the process and improve your results at the same time. One such thing is lymphatic massage. One side effect of...

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August 31, 2015

When you look in the mirror, what lines do you really see? Sure, given a magnifying mirror and 40 spare minutes, we can all find endless flaws with our face and skin, but it's important to remember that that's not how most people look at us. More than correcting every tiny detail, you should look for the features that jump out at you, and ask your Miami plastic surgeon which procedures would best correct  that problem.

For many people, the most noticeable wrinkles are in the smooth, flat portions of your face where there is no place for them to hide: the forehead, the cheeks, the neck. A...

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