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Epson Salt and Plastic Surgery Recovery

Woman relaxing in a bathtub with epsom salt post plastic surgery

Epson Salt  can help in recovery from your plastic surgery Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a mineral compound that has been used for centuries for its therapeutic properties.   Each surgeon will have specific instructions for when it is safe to get the incision wet or soak the incision.  Once it is safe to soak […]

Avoiding Opioids after Surgery: A Plastic’s Surgeon’s Secrets

elective surgery, post-surgical paint management- women taking a pill

Avoiding Opioids After Surgery – Dr. Domanski’s perspective: In 2021, we lost over 80,000 Americans from opioid drug overdoses.  At the same time, pain is something that we as human beings naturally seek to avoid. Taking a couple of narcotic pills after a surgery is reasonable.  This is not why we have an opioid problem […]

How Lip Filler Can Augment Ombré Lips

Close up of a woman's face with red plumpy lips after getting lip filler

Getting lip filler can be a helpful and effective way to enhance the aesthetics of ombré lips. It contributes to a fuller, more defined, and balanced gradient effect. Lip fillers, typically composed of hyaluronic acid, are injected into the lips to add volume, shape, and structure. Here’s how lip fillers may assist in achieving your […]

Skin Longevity

woman close up with natural glowing skin with no wrinkles - after implementing life changes for skin longevity

Plastic surgery can contribute to the concept of “skin longevity” by addressing specific concerns related to aging skin and promoting practices that support skin health over time. The goal is not only to address visible signs of aging but also to promote overall skin wellness and resilience. Here are several ways in which plastic surgery […]

The Impact of Ozempic and Wegovy on Facial Hollowing and Volume Loss

Middle age women with facial volume loss on one side.

THE IMPACT OF WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS ON FACIAL AESTHETICS IS FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED. Diabetes medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy have become popular for weight loss.  Simulair medications include Mounjaro, Trulicity, and Saxenda. Weight loss is often celebrated for its numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases and improved overall well-being.  Medications like Ozempic and Wegovy […]

How getting Plastic Surgery is like running 100 miles

Mark Domanski of Arlington, Virginia, finishing his first 100- miler

It’s not easy to run 100 miles.  My first time, it took me 31 hours but I got my picture in UltraRunning Magazine.  It got me thinking, the process is actually a lot like getting plastic surgery! Commitment There was a moment about 4 months prior when I decided, “Oh dear, I want to do this.  I really am […]

Things I do to Minimize Scarring

Dr. Domanski working on a patient

Scrub out the wound When I started my surgical training in 2006, I would splash some betadyne on a laceration and then suture it up. Yeah, thats the brown liquid that makes a mess. Now I regularly scrub the wound with betadyne or another cleanser prior to closure. This minimize bacterial load and removes foreign […]

How to NOT Have a Scar

Dr. Domanski

I am often asked to repair a wound because somebody says, “I don’t want the patient to have a scar.”  Short of not having an injury, here are some ways to accomplish that. Be a fetus In early development, fetuses will heal without a scar.  Scientists have known this for about thirty years, but they don’t […]

Kentucky Derby to allow Plastic Surgery for Horses

Churchill Downs Incorporated, the organizing body behind the Kentucky Derby, has announced that horses will no longer be disqualified for having plastic surgery. Churchill Downs notes that last year, 12 camels were disqualified for plastic surgery at the King Abdulazi Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia.  In explaining their decision, Churchill Downs stated, “Attitudes on a variety of […]

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

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As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, I receive our society’s journal in print.  This month’s supplement was about BIA-ALCL:  Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.   I wanted to share what I read. BIA-ALCL is a rare and “highly treatable type of lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. Data show that BIA-ALCL occurs […]

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