LIP CONTOURING: WHY WOMEN ARE DITCHING THE SYRINGE FOR PERMANENTLY PLUMPED LIPS

What is lip contouring? It is the newest procedure being performed on women and men. It is done under local anesthesia using a tiny blade to make an incision beneath the nose at the edge of your nostrils, ultimately raising your upper lip. The procedure is done in Dr. Devgan’s office, taking only 20 minutes. How could you not love this method!?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of lip augmentations has risen by 60% from 2000- 2017. In the past patients were not as willing to be up front about surgeries. Now with the various social media platforms, patients are more than willing to share there experiences and procedures.

Dr. Devgan’s Platinum Lip Plump is a great addition to lip contouring. It has been featured in InStyle. Vogue, OK Magazine along with other beauty and fashion outlets. It has been clinically proven to make lips look fuller and plumper. 90% of patients reported improved lip volume and 100% of patients reported improvement in hydration and coloration.

To check out Dr. Devgan’s Platinum Lip Plump you can click here.

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DR. DEVGAN'S THOUGHTS ON BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFTS AND THE SAFETY HAZARDS INVOLVED

In recent years patients have become obsessed with Brazilian Butt Lifts. The death rate from Brazilian Butt Lifts is 1 in 3000. This is one of the many reasons Dr. Devgan, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon has stopped performing this procedure.

Instead Dr. Devgan is using injectables to achieve better bottoms. The aesthetic looks just as good without putting the patients health at risk. Below is an actual patient of Dr. Devgan’s who received long term nonsurgical buttock augmentation. The injectables improve on cellulite, dimples, and the overall shape of your bottom.

Nonsurgical buttock contouring is at an all time high. Many patients in Dr. Devgan’s practice prefer a minimally invasive approach to reducing cellulite, dissolving undesired fat rolls, adding soft curves or augmenting their existing volume. To see Dr. Devgan perform a nonsurgical buttock augmentation click here. This procedure takes about 15 minutes.

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Dr. Devgan is featured on Mind Body Green- How to spot skin cancer

Dr. Devgan is featured on MindBodyGreen, a boutique online health and wellness magazine that has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue.

Image credit Shutterstock

Image credit Shutterstock

How To Spot Skin Cancer

by Dr. Lara Devgan

Most of us don't give a second thought to those pesky moles and freckles that crop up on our bodies over time. We're healthy, and we take care of ourselves, we think. They must be nothing, right?

Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than two million people diagnosed every year.

In fact, each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer COMBINED. One in five Americans will get skin cancer, and one in three Caucasians will get basal cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) over the course of their lives.

How can you tell if that spot is suspicious?

If it's new, different from other spots, or in any way concerning, see a doctor. Many people use the "ABCDE" rule.

A = Asymmetry

If the spot is asymmetrical, lopsided, or uneven looking, it could be a cancer. Most normal moles and freckles are even circles or ovals.

B = Border

If the spot has a jagged or irregular border, it could be a cancer. Most normal moles have a smooth straight-line border.

C = Color

If the spot has a variable color or several different colors, it could be a cancer. Most normal moles are even in pigmentation.

D = Diameter

If the spot is larger than 4 to 6 mm in diameter (about the size of a pencil eraser), it could be a cancer. Most normal spots are small.

E = Evolving

If the spot is evolving, growing, or changing over time, it could be a cancer. Most normal moles, freckles, and birth marks are relatively constant over time.

What can you do to guard against skin cancer?

1. Wear a zinc and titanium based sunscreen every day.

Make this a habit with absolutely no exceptions, like brushing your teeth or putting on your shoes. Sunscreen is a must.

2. Limit your sun exposure.

Try to avoid spending time outside between 10am and 2pm, when the sun's rays are the strongest. Almost half of our lifetime sun exposure occurs between ages 19 and 40, when it's common to spend a lot of time outdoors.

3. Pay attention to your body.

Do a monthly surveillance of spots on your body. Pay attention to any changes. See a dermatologist regularly for skin exams.

4. Seek help early.

Skin cancers that are caught early are extremely survivable and treatable, and surgery to remove them is much less disfiguring. See your doctor right away for any concerns.

 

Click to read Dr. Devgan's piece "How to spot skin cancer"

Click to read Dr. Devgan's piece "How to spot skin cancer"