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February 22, 2016

Phoenix Breast Reconstruction For many women, breast reconstruction is an important component of the recovery process following a mastectomy to treat breast cancer. However, it is important to understand every aspect of this procedure as well as all of your options before deciding whether breast reconstruction is right for you. Unfortunately, it appears that many women lack the necessary knowledge to make a fully informed decision.

A recent study conducted at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill analyzed survey...

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February 16, 2016

This is a great time for men to think about improving themselves before summer.  Those holiday love handles need to go before it warms up.  A liposuction procedure, done in less than an hour and with little to no down time, is really the best choice.  Another great procedure for middle age and older men is a blepharoplasty to take away the tired look from around the eyes.  Let’s face it, we focus on the eyes socially.  We show our youth and our age around the eyes.  This procedure also takes less than an hour and has minimal down time. ...

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February 05, 2015

If you’ve ever received a facial, you know how heavenly they can feel on the skin. The deep cleansing, the exfoliation, the blissful hydration– who wouldn’t want to experience that? In addition to feeling good, regular facials can also provide long-term skincare benefits for those with various skin types like normal, dry, oily or problematic skin. Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery has performed many facials and we want patients to understand why consistent facials should be made a priority in their skincare regimen.

The Right Tools & Products Mean Everything

Let’s start with the tools. A licensed aesthetician has professional tools only available to him/her and other licensed...

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January 29, 2015

Thanks to “bootylicious” celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, buttock augmentations have become the next big thing in plastic surgery. Don’t believe us? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 11,000 patients in the U.S. underwent a buttock augmentation in 2013 compared to the 8,500 who did in 2012. Although breast augmentations reign as the “queen bee” of  plastic surgery procedures each year, the 16 percent increase in butt augmentations undoubtedly show our nation’s desire to keep up with the Kardashians!

The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery provides procedures that help patients refine their breasts, body and face. From...

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January 27, 2015

Having long, luscious eyelashes is a major trend in this day and age, so patients need to be aware not all last growth products to achieve this look are created equal! Moreover, patients need to be aware these products can impose serious side effects if they’re not monitored closely by a trained professional. The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery is sharing the 4-1-1 on these products and whether or not they really work!

According to customer reviews, eyelash serums with “natural” ingredients like panthenol, hyaluronic acid and glycoprotein can help build stronger, longer lashes. Panthenol enhances the appearance and texture of hair, which includes eyelashes. This pro-vitamin (B5...

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January 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a facial at the spa and at a plastic surgeon’s office is? They both provide skin-healthy benefits, but is there a benefit to having one performed over the other?

These are great questions, and in a nutshell, medical and spa aestheticians are both skincare specialists that provide unique perspectives on skincare. Both professions do have subtle differences, however,  in technique, education and pay. Below are a few reasons medical aestheticians differ from spa aestheticians.

Technique

More often than not, a medical aesthetician will work at a dermatologists’ or plastic surgeon’s office and have a background in the...

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January 20, 2015

The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery understands confusion can arise while researching information on breast augmentation surgery. You may be questioning what surgeon to go to, how much the surgery will cost, what to expect and this frequently asked question: what the difference between silicone and saline implants is? Plastic surgeons Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa are going to address the last-mentioned question so you can get a better understanding of what breast implant may or may not suit your lifestyle best.

Saline and silicone are substances found inside a breast implant. Please see the following information for insight on the two:

Silicone Implants

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January 15, 2015

Admit it, you’ve come home from work or a late night out with the girls and have not washed your face. You probably thought it was no big deal, right? Well, the team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery is here to tell you it is a big deal. Washing your face every night is absolutely essential for radiant skin, especially if you like to wear makeup or are outside a lot.

Nevertheless, we want patients to look and feel their absolute best, which is why we perform some of the industry’s best skin treatments at the Mosharrafa Skin Rejuvenation Center. To improve the appearance and health of your skin, the team always stresses a proper skin care regimen is needed, and part of that regimen...

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January 13, 2015

The title of this blog may seem silly, but it’s actually a question that is asked more often then you think. What many people may not realize is the term “plastic” surgery is not derived from using plastic to restore or enhance a person’s facial or bodily form. The “plastic” in plastic surgery really comes from the Greek word “plastikos,” which means to “mold or shape.”

Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa have dedicated their time and passion to refining and enhancing the appearance of men and women with cosmetic surgery. The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery hopes to address where the term “plastic surgery” came from and if the art form genuinely requires “plastic.”

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January 08, 2015

The phrase “beauty is only skin deep” refers to a person’s character being more important than how he or she looks. The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery couldn’t agree more—but if you’re looking to refine your outer self so that it matches your inner, beautiful self, then we’re here for that too! Regardless, we’re sharing the kinds of foods you should be eating if you want to have beautiful, radiant skin that is literally “skin deep.”

Tomatoes

Lycopene and Selenium are two powerful antioxidants that help protect against skin cancer, sun damage, age spots and acne! You should consider including tomato-based foods in your diet between three and five times a week if you live...

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