Notes from Dr. Allan

The Republic of OSHA

March 10, 2014
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No, this did not use to be part of the Soviet Union. OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal bureaucracy. For years it has kept itself busy with the laudible aim of improving safety in the workplace….

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Hollywood Repeats Life

March 3, 2014
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Remember the television program “The Coneheads” of a few years ago? Hollywood exaggerated it, but there really are children born with distinctly cone shaped skulls. In fact, this is only one of a variety of congenital deformities of the head….

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Removing Excess Baggage

February 24, 2014
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. If a patient has noticeably sagging bulges in the lower eyelids, lower eyelid surgery can bring dramatic improvement. Lower lid blepharoplasty involves the removal of bags under the eyes by removing excess fat. A small amount…

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The Reality Of Liposuction

February 17, 2014
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. Since it was first performed in the early 1980’s, most of the misconceptions surrounding liposuction have been dispelled. This procedure for suctioning away problem areas fat was once popularly thought to be a cure for obesity….

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Revising A Scar

February 10, 2014
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. In some cultures, body and facial scars are used for adornment or to denote social rank. However people in this culture who have scars as a result of burns, accidents, or surgery may wish to minimize…

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Older Rhinoplasty Patients

February 1, 2014
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. Of the 155,000 people in this country who underwent rhinoplasty in 1986 (up 35 percent from 1980), a good number were men and women in their 30’s and 40’s. Some are seeking to undo the unnatural…

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Not Always, Or Only, Fat

January 23, 2014
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By Daniel Allan, M.D. People of both sexes are sensitive about their body contours, and the abdomen is area which we seem to pay the most attention. How disappointing to find after effort and frequently, considerable expense to lose weight,…

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Lowering Scar Profiles

January 16, 2014
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By Daniel Allan, M.D. Because acne and chicken pox both produce skin broken by infection, they carry the possibility of scarring. Whether the scars will detract from a person’s appearance depends on their size, shape, and locations. Age, hereditary, and…

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From The Neck Up

January 9, 2014
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General plastic surgeons perform procedures on all parts of the body, but regional plastic surgeons concern themselves with specific areas. For instance, facial plastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. In addition to…

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Face-Saving Device

January 2, 2014
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Just about nine years after it was first introduced to this country, liposuction surgery is now experiencing a second wave of popularity. Once a technique reserved only for pockets of fat in the thighs and buttocks, liposuction is now being…

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