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My Earring Tore Through My Ear Lobe! What to do?

Earrings are the most common source of traumatic injury to the ear lobe. They commonly catch on objects and clothing which can accidentally tear through the ear lobe. This leaves the ear lobe bleeding with an unsightly injury. Heavy earrings can cause stretching on the ear lobes, especially if worn daily for extended years. The… Read More »


Options for Lip Augmentation: Look Within Yourself

The most common method for lip augmentation is volumetric fillers such as hyaluronic acid gels like Juvederm® or Restylane®. They really are the first line choice for patients and cosmetic plastic surgeons. I prefer hyaluronic acid gel fillers for the lip and for lip augmentation in Austin Texas because they are reliable, safe and easy… Read More »


Five Common Procedures Performed with a Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is a common procedure performed in plastic surgery. It can be used to improve the shape and the function of the nose. In conjunction with a rhinoplasty there are numerous procedures that can be performed during the same surgery to improve the ultimate satisfaction of the procedure. 1. Septoplasty: the straightening or… Read More »


I think I broke my nose! What do I do?

Accidents happen and when they involve your face it usually gets your attention! A broken nose can happen with falls, car accidents, fights and playing sports. Direct blows to the nose are the usual causes. One good indication that you have broken your nose after one of these insults is that it bleeds(epistaxis). Other indications… Read More »



Nipple sparing mastectomy with Immediate Breast Reconstruction: Safe Options for the Breast Reconstruction

Mastectomy for removal of breast tissue for pre-malignant or malignant breast conditions can be done through multiple incisions. Factors that contribute to the placement of incisions on the breast include the position of the breast tumor on the chest and it’s proximity to the skin. Classically, a mastectomy incision was located across the middle of… Read More »



The Correction of the Inverted Nipple

Inversion of the nipple is a common congenital deformity of the breast, which can occur on both sides or just affect one side. It can be a source of embarrassment and shyness, but may go unnoticed to the female patient. An inverted nipple may have different degrees of inversion depending on the amount of tethering… Read More »


10 questions to ask your plastic surgeon

1. Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery? All specialties can do cosmetic surgery, though plastic surgeons are typically trained in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with strict guidelines that must be met in order to complete their board certification. Look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Trussler did complete a… Read More »


Why Breast Implants Get Hard: Reasons and remedy.

Breast implants are foreign bodies, which in general are inert and unreactive to the human body. Your body does recognize breast implants as foreign and does form a normal capsule around the implant, no matter if it is saline or silicone. The first generation silicone breast implants were designed to rupture early and relied on… Read More »


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