Barry Eppley

Barry Eppley

Board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owner of Ology Spas, hospital-based medspas facilities in Clarian North and West Medical Centers.

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The Future of Injectable Fillers and the Use of Fat

Cosmetic injectable filler treatments today use synthetic compounds that are well tolerated but have a short lifespan. The use of yoru own fat has always been appealing but it is very unpredictable in how much actually survives after injection. New techniques of fat grafting, using stem cell isolation, offers hope of a new kind of injectable filler for the future.

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Understanding The Advertising Hype in Plastic Surgery

Marketing and advertising in elective cosmetic plastic surgery is common and is a necessary part of this retail medical business. Much of this marketing is based on achieving good results without much downtime or recovery.How much of this is hype and how much is really true?

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Beard Skin, Ears and the Male Facelift

A facelift in a man poses hair-related issues that are not present in a woman. Beard skin can get displaced onto and into the ear as well as benhind it, posing some new shaving issues. As a result, the issues of a more visible scar in front of the ear and the need to undergo laser hair removal behind the ear after surgery are important issues that men considering having a facelift need to know.

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Immunity to Botox - Fact or Fiction?

Botox cosmetic injections generally work well for the vast majority of patients. Some patients report that they have developed resistance over time to teh drug with a lessened effect. Like all drugs, acquired immunity to Botox is both possible and enough clinical evidence exists that it is likely a real phenomenon.

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Insights into Botox and its Cosmetic Applications

Botx, the number one cosmetic drug in the world, is well known for its effective control of undesired facial expressions and wrinkling. Despite its well recognized name, most patients do not know or understand its history and biology.

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Cheek Enhancement - The Lost Area of Facial Rejuvenation

As we age, many people loss fat in the cheek area causing it to sink in and sag. Restoring cheek volume is appreciated to be important in the rejuvenation of some aging faces. Volumetric cheek enhancement can be done by fat injections, cheek implants, or synthetic temporary injectable fillers. These procedures can be done as part of a facelift in patients with more severe neck problems or in younger patients without neck and jowl issues.

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Cheap Botox - Is It Worth It?

The prevalence and popularity of Botox has led to many discount providers and bargain treatment packaging approaches. Really cheap Botox most likely compromises on using a very diluted weak product, poor injector training and experience, and quality of the treatment environment.

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Improving the Appearance Of Your Hands with Injectable Fillers

Improvement in the appearance of the aging hand is a new cosmetic option. The thinning of the hand with vein exposure and loose skin can be improved by adding volume through a variety of injectable fillers.

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Facelifts in Men - How Do they Differ From Women?

Facelifts in men are less common than women and differ in several important ways. Most men are usually older when they desire improvement in their neck, their hair style and baerd skin make the placement of incisions different, and dramatic results are surgery are not only not obtainable but are not desired either.

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Contemporary Facial Rejuvenation Based on the Anatomy of Aging

Traditional anti-aging facial surgery has been based on the use of a facelift with or without eyelid surgery. Recent research on the process of facial aging has led to the discovery that the jaw continues to grow as we age and the cheeks and surrounding facial fat tend to become less. These findings point to the importance of cheek and midface restoration as an integral part of many facelift procedures.

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Fat Injection Grafting for Facial Enhancement

Fat is a natural option for injection grafting of the face. Unlike all synthetic injectable facial fillers, fat injections have the possibility of being permanent for some patients. Despite the potential for a better long-term result, injection fat grafting is for volume enhancement and not specifically for facial line and wrinkle treatment. It also must be done in a sterile operative environment.

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How to Get Rid off Those Facial Parentheses (Nasolabial Folds)

One of the most common signs of facial aging is the development of the nasolabial folds. Many people find these deepening facial lines disconcerting and frequently seek treatment. Nasolabial fold prominence can be minimized by injectable fillers, implants, or even actual surgical excision. By far, injectable fillers are most commonly used and the particulated fillers seem to be the best choice for this facial area.

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Breast Reduction and Health Insurance

Large breasts frequently cause pain of the neck, back, and shoulders. Breast reduction surgery can be tremendously effective at reducing and reshaping the breasts which will eliminate most, if not all, of the pain.Health insurance may cover breast reduction surgery but there are very specific criteria which makes a patient eligible.

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Plastic Surgery Techniques For Reshaping The Round Face

A round face is frequently an undesired appearance as it creates the impression of being overweight. Some such patients seek a face that has a more aculpted and angular look. Bucacl lipectimes, neck liposuction, and cheek and chin implants make up the plastic surgery methods to help create more definition in the round face. Which procedure(s) are most beneficial requires computer imaging and a thorough consult to manage patient expectations.

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LipoDisolve Injections For The Treatment Of Liposuction Irregularities

Irregular areas after liposuction surgery can occasionally occur. When the irregular areas is due to not enough removed fat, LipoDissolve injections offer a simple non-surgical treatment method that is usually preferable to a return visit to the operating room. LipoDissolve injections also has the advantage of doing spot treatments that are specifically targeted to the problem area, leaving alone the liposuctioned areas that look fine.

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