Familiar with the radio/television commercial whose tagline is "An educated consumer is our best customer!"? At PIPS we feel the same way. PIPS-TIPS consists of 24 articles geared to the plastic/cosmetic surgery consumer. The first 8 articles provide advice related to choosing the plastic surgeon most appropriate to your needs, getting the biggest bang for your cosmetic surgery buck and so on. The subsequent 16 articles discuss specific services related to various areas of the body, in head to toe sequence. The titles/subtitles are self-explanatory.


APPLES & ORANGES
Cosmetic Surgery - A Buyer's Guide, Part I

COSMETIC SURGERY ON A BUDGET
Cosmetic Surgery - A Buyer's Guide, Part II

DECISIONS! DECISIONS!
The "Who" Of Cosmetic Surgery (Choosing A Plastic Surgeon)

BATTING AVERAGES
Surgeon Performance And Predictability

JUDGMENT & EXECUTION
The "What", "Where" And "How" Of Cosmetic Surgery

TIMING IS EVERYTHING
The "When" Of Cosmetic Surgery

SORRY, NO GUARANTEES
Cosmetic Surgery Cautions

AN ANESTHESIA PRIMER
Anesthesia Options


GRANDPA'S SKIN
Skin Resurfacing

THE FURROWED BROW
Forehead Lift

THE EYES HAVE IT
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

JANUARY FACES
Facial Rejuvenation ("Facelift")

I'M ALL EARS
Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping/Repositioning)

"AS PLAIN AS THE NOSE ON YOUR FACE"
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

THE "OTHER" IMPLANTS
Implants Other Than Breast Implants


"TO 'B' OR NOT TO 'B'?"
Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

WHEN BIGGER ISN'T BETTER
Female Breast Reduction

GUY-KNEE-CO-MAST-YA
Male Breast Reduction

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

LIPOLINGUISTICS
Liposuction

LIKE A BOWL FULL OF JELLY
Abdominoplasty ("Tummy Tuck")

REPETITIVE STRESS
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

HELPING HANDS
Hand Surgery

THE SCOOP ON SCARS
Scar Improvement

 


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Dr. Richard T. Vagley, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, is Medical Director of The Pittsburgh Institute of Plastic Surgery and a Contributing Editor of Outpatient Surgery Magazine.

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