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Read the latest news in the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery industry in the Maryland Plastic Surgery.

Minimal Scar

I perform many different types of breast enhancement procedures, including augmentation, reduction and breast lift procedures.  The specific type of procedure (and cost) would be determined at the time of your consultation.  Prices range from $3,500 – $8,500.  In many cases, a breast reduction...

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Mini Tummy Tuck

Tummy-tucks are performed to remove unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen, while simultaneously tightening the abdominal muscles.  The typical patient considering a full tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) has stretch marks (stria) and loose skin below (or up to) the level of the belly-button (umbilicus). Because the...

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Case 17: Tummy Tuck & Liposuction

This 38 year old woman had a fully tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. The “internal corset” (muscle tightening) procedure provides great contouring. And, with the technique used by Dr. Summers, she was walking around the mall just days after her procedure. She returned to...

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Case 7: Breast Augmentation

Some women are naturally a smaller breast size, then realize how happy they are when their breast size increases with pregnancy. This 35 year old woman leads an active lifestyle, but wanted to regain some of the fullness she enjoyed while pregnant. Submuscular saline...

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Case 4: Liposuction, Pec Implants

Despite diet and exercise, this 38 year old man could not flatten his abdomen or loose the hip fat. He also had difficulty building his pectoralis muscles. Four months after his pec implants and liposuction procedure by Dr. Summers, he has regained confidence and...

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Case 3: Cellulite Treatment

This 35 year old woman had been bothered by her thigh cellulite since she was a teenager. After a series of fat reduction and cellulite treatments at the PURE MedSpa, she has permanent improvement in the appearance of her legs. Her contours are improved...

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Case 6: Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement procedures are frequently desired after pregnancy. This 38 year old woman lost volume in her breasts after nursing two children. She had submuscular saline implants (450cc) and regained her lost volume. She loves how natural she looks in her outfits and she...

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Case 1: Tummy Tuck

After this 43 year old woman had 3 children, she could not get her tummy flat no matter how hard she worked out. She had a full tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Summers and was delighted with the results. Cost $9,800.

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Case 37: Suspension Browlift

Browlift, or forehead lift, procedures can be particularly challenging in men that have thinning hair, as there are limited options to hide an incision. In this 40 year old man, Dr. Summers performed a suspension lift through a one inch incision hidden in the...

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Case 18: Neck & Eyelid Lift

This 60 year old gentleman could not be happier with the results of his Eyelid lift and Necklift. He looks rested and more youthful, but completely natural. He has retained an “age appropriate” masculine appearance, and has no scars around his ears. Cost: $9,500.

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Case 14: Liquid Facelift & Resurfacing

As we age, we tend to lose volume in our mid-face. A flat or hollowed-out cheek creates an aged appearance. The combination of acne scars and mid-face volume loss results in a more “harsh” or “stern” look. Dr. Summers used a combination of laser...

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Case 13: Ear Setback

Protruding ears commonly cause people to feel self-conscious, even well into adulthood. In many cases, people grow their hair long to conceal their protruding ears but, in some cases, this is not an option. This 43 year old gentleman found a renewed sense of...

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Case 12: Nose Job

Sometimes, a minor facial contour irregularity, such as a bump on your nose, is all you see when you look in the mirror. A rhinoplasty procedure can remove bumps and reshape the tip of the nose. After her nose job, this 32 year old...

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Case 11: Nose Job & Chin Implant

Executives who project strength and confidence are more effective leaders. When your appearance holds you back, it’s time to make a change. This 34 year old woman achieved a balanced profile when Dr. Summers performed a combined rhinoplasty and chin implant procedure. As a...

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Case 10: Nose Job & Liposuction

Getting teased about your appearance can lead to a diminished self-worth and cause other problems, such as weight gain. This 27 year old woman refused to be stigmatized and had Dr. Summers perform a rhinoplasty and liposuction under her chin. She became more outgoing...

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Case 9: Chin Implant

In many cases, our appearance impacts our confidence. Both men and women with a “weak” side profile typically enjoy enhanced self-confidence when their nose or chin is adjusted. Dr. Summers placed a contoured chin implant in this 26 year old woman under local anesthesia...

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Case 8: Eyelid, Neck & Face Lift

As seen here, in our mid-60’s the central face drops towards the jawline and fluctuations in weight can cause the neck skin to sag. Upper eyelid skin can also droop, sometimes unevenly. After surgery, a more youthful appearance is obtained by removing the excess...

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Case 2: SMART Facelift, Browlift

This 53 year old woman was very pleased with the elevation of her cheeks and jowls following a One Hour Facelift with Dr. Summers. She also had a brow lift procedure. She has maintained her good results over 5 years without any other facial...

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Necklift

You may recall that Richard Fish (an attorney on the show “Ally McBeal”) had a fetish about neck waddles. In the event you are not as excited about neck waddles as Richard, we have a variety of non-surgical procedures that can reduce or remove...

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Kybella – Enhanced

Patients are seeing their double chin “melt away” after Kybella treatments.  The results can be simply amazing, even after just one or two treatments! We’ve reported on Kybella here previously.  But, in case you missed it, Kybella is an injection that was recently approved...

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New Facial Trio

We are excited to introduce you to our new trio of facials. Choose from a relaxing Spa Facial ($69), a Classic Facial with glycolic peel ($145), or our signature Ultimate Medical Facial with hydrating infusions ($210). All facials may have a “booster” of Vitamin...

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Skin Care

Skin Care Overview Just a few years ago, having beautiful skin was a combination of good genes, “hope-in-a-jar” face creams, and invasive surgery. Recent advances in pharmacology, cell biology and directed energy have enabled many treatment options to restore and maintain a healthy, youthful...

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Monthly Special

It’s time to take your skin care relationship to the next level… Join the Passport to PURE Skin Program this month and receive a bonus $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE!   For just $99/month, Passport Members receive monthly benefits, including: a FREE Ultimate Medical Facial, a FREE PureRx® moisturizer,...

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Giving Program

FREE $50 Gift Certificate Dr. Summers and the PURE MedSpa are actively involved in helping the community. This month, when you make a donation of at least $50 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you will receive a FREE $50 Gift Certificate for any...

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Kybella

There are many techniques being promoted for removal of fat without surgery, some of which work well and others which don’t work at all. At the PURE MedSpa, we can quickly and permanently remove unwanted fat using non-invasive, non-surgical treatments! First, it’s important to...

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Microdermabrasion

Large pores, flaking skin, fine lines, rough texture…all of these are common concerns that can easily be improved with a series of simple microdermabrasion treatments. You may have heard about microdermabrasion — a treatment provided by many medical spas and medical facilities specializing in...

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Ultimate Medical Facial

Ultimate Medical Facial Enjoy luxurious skin with the ultimate in skincare! Each treatment includes superficial exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, an enzyme masque, facial massage, hydrating steam treatments, extractions, and a finish of “PURE Protection”.  Each treatment session takes about 60 minutes. Optionally, add a...

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Rhinoplasty

RHINOPLASTY (also known as a “Nose Job”) I perform both “Open” and “Closed” rhinoplasty techniques. For secondary rhinoplasty procedures, I almost always recommend the “Open” technique. In my experience the “Open” technique provides for optimal control.  I also usually stabilize the cartilage with suturing techniques...

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Breast Implant Information

General Information About Breast Implants Introduction:  1. What are breast implants? Breast implants are medical devices that are implanted either under breast tissue or under the chest muscle for breast augmentation or reconstruction. There are two major types: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. Saline-filled breast...

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Buttock Lift

There are three different methods of recontouring the buttock: liposuction, buttock implants and fat transfer. Liposuction can recontour the buttocks and, when properly perfomed, even cause the buttocks to rotate upward slightly.  For a more prominent buttock, an implant or fat transfer is required....

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Tummy-tuck, Breast Augmentation

TUMMY-TUCK Tummy-tucks are performed to remove unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen, while simultaneously tightening the abdominal muscles.  The typical patient considering a full tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) has stretch marks (stria) and loose skin below (or up to) the level of the belly-button (umbilicus)....

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Tummy-tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift

TUMMY-TUCK Tummy-tucks are performed to remove unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen, while simultaneously tightening the abdominal muscles.  The typical patient considering a full tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) has stretch marks (stria) and loose skin below (or up to) the level of the belly-button (umbilicus)....

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Tummy-Tuck and Liposuction

TUMMY-TUCK Tummy-tucks are performed to remove unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen, while simultaneously tightening the abdominal muscles.  The typical patient considering a full tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) has stretch marks (stria) and loose skin below (or up to) the level of the belly-button (umbilicus)....

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Battle of the Bulge

To help obtain a flat belly, some patients find that diet and exercise are not able to completely achieve their goals.  In fact, following significant weight loss or after pregnancy, patients will have stretched out their abdominal muscles and they will have some loose...

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Mommy Makeover

Following childbirth (especially after multiple pregnancies), the breasts tend to sag and the abdominal skin and muscles have stretched out. In many cases, there is a bit of excess fat around the hips.   Women frequently desire to have these changes reversed — the...

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Tummy Tuck and Breast Implants

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required, we have a...

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Breast Augmentation

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required, we have a...

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Liposuction

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required, we have a...

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Buttock Enhancement

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required,...

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Rhinoplasty

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required,...

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Blepharoplasty

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.  Our Plastic Surgery Center is truly “state-of-the-art” and the atmosphere is more like a spa than a doctor’s office.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required,...

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Laser Hair Removal

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic enhancements – both through non-surgical procedures and cosmetic surgery.  The Maryland Plastic Surgery Center features the first true Medical Spa in Maryland.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required, we...

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Filler Injection

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic enhancements – both through non-surgical procedures and cosmetic surgery.  The Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa is the first true MediSpa in Maryland.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required,...

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One Hour Facelift

The 1-Hour Facelift and Necklift procedure is the least invasive type of surgical facelift available. (Note: Prior to Dr. Summers’ 1-Hour-Facelift, the least invasive surgical facelift was known as a mini-facelift or an “S-lift” – variations of which have been marketed by companies not affiliated...

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Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

We provide an incredible experience for individuals seeking cosmetic enhancements – both through non-surgical procedures and cosmetic surgery.  The Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa is the first true Medispa in Maryland.  We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  And when a surgical procedure is required,...

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Fractional Resurfacing

Fractional Resurfacing at Maryland Plastic Surgery Medical Spa At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa, we offer the full spectrum of treatment options to improve the quality and appearance of the skin. Treatments for the under eyelid region range from sophisticated creams/gels that can help temporarily...

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CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Few medical advances have caught the public’s attention as has Laser Resurfacing. The prospect of a simple, reliable, “hi-tech” method to reverse the ravages of sun exposure and aging has an irresistable appeal, and...

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White Bumps

Creams will not work to remove white bumps under the eyes. White bumps under the eyes may be normal oil glands, milia (trapped keratin under the skin) or syringomas. This is caused by a proliferation of the ducts of the eccrine sweat glands in...

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Enlargement with Silicone Implants in Baltimore, Maryland Silicone Implants Approved by the FDA After nearly 2 decades of restricted use and intensive evaluation, the FDA has approved silicone breast implants as safe for general use. Due to the controversy regarding their saftey, silicone...

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Selecting Your Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon to perform your cosmetic procedure is a very personal decision. It is important to choose someone with whom you feel comfortable based on their personality and your determination of their experience. Although a referral to a surgeon from a friend...

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Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements Recent research supports the use of vitamin and nutritional supplementation to promote wellness and improve the quality of our lives. Indeed, vitamin and mineral supplements may provide a greater “return on investment” than any other individual health measure. Barringer’s 2003 study in...

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition and Skin Care The Maryland Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Spa is committed to helping you improve both your lifestyle as well as your esthetics. Dr. Summers and his staff are avid proponents of making healthy lifestyle choices, including: healthy diet...

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