April 11, 2017

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Concepts, Classification and Techniques

Dr. Hamori's book is now available from Thieme Medical Publishers and amazon.com

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Concepts, classification and techniques (by Christine A. Hamori, Paul E. Banwell and Red Alinsod) provides a comprehensive guidance for surgeons who perform genital cosmetic treatments for their female patients. It is an invaluable resource with 350 color photos and surgical illustrations, videos and more, with the objective of achieving the best possible outcomes.

From the Preface, Dr. Hamori writes…
"During the late 1990s, when I was fresh out of my plastic surgery residency, I met a young woman who requested a reduction of her labia minora. She felt uncomfortable in her clothes and was embarrassed to be intimate. My first thought was that she must have a body dysmorphic disorder… After I examined her, I understood her concern. Her labia minora were large and protrusive."

"I agreed to perform labiaplasty, and I fully disclosed to the patient that this would be the first time I had performed such a surgery. She consented, and I searched the literature for guidance. There only existed a small paragraph on the procedure in McCarthy’s Plastic Surgery, as well as a handful of case reports about severe hypertrophy of the labia."

"Fast forward [two decades], and now I have more than 400 labiaplasties under my belt (forgive the pun), driven in part by a shift toward nude pubic grooming. I was delighted when I was approached by the publisher to write a book about female cosmetic genital surgery. I feel that the field is finally approaching validation in the plastic surgery community."

Together with other plastic surgeons as well as gynecologists and urologists, Dr. Hamori along with co-authors Banwell and Alinsod, have created the authoritative text on female genital surgeries including: Labia minora reduction, labia major reduction, clitoral hood reduction, fat grafting augmentation of the labia majora, augmentation of the labia majora with dermal fillers, perineoplasty, vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, and more. In addition to detailed color photos and surgical illustrations the book includes access to descriptive and instructive videos.

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery is published by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. The book is available for purchase both at the publisher (receive a special 20% discount via this link) and on amazon.com.

A Noted Authority on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Hamori is a board-certified, plastic surgeon recognized for her special expertise in female genital aesthetic surgery as well as non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Her unique reputation in labial surgery brings patients from all over the world to her Boston-area practice.

labiaplasty website screenshot

Dr. Hamori has developed a patient-focused website dedicated exclusively to Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery + Vaginal Rejuvenation. To visit, go to: LabiaplastyBoston.com.


April 04, 2017

Important Information about Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL

By Christine A. Hamori, MD

Recent media coverage of an FDA update regarding BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is causing a lot of concern among breast implant patients. First of all, patients should know that BIA-ALCL is not new, and that this is a very rare disease. Also, it is only associated with textured implants. During every breast augmentation consult I do with every potential patient, we go over this information. In fact, rarely do my patients and I choose a textured implant.

My colleague Dr. William Adams has published this informative update with a video from the Plastic Surgery Channel: An Update to Breast Implant-Associated ALCL.

The video is below for your viewing.



The bottom line, as spelled out in this report, is:
"Breast Implant-Associated ALCL is not new and there is excellent research and progress in reducing its occurrence and improving the treatment should it occur.  Here’s what patients should know:
  • It is a rare disease that appears to be associated with TEXTURED breast implants
  • If you notice significant swelling or changes in breast shape and size, call your plastic surgeon
  • If diagnosed and treated properly, it is curable
  • Patients desiring breast implants should know the difference between textured and smooth implants and discuss the best option for them with their surgeon."
I also recommend this in-depth post by another colleague, Dr. Karen Horton: ALCL and Breast Implants? The Rare Incidence of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

The FDA information page on ALCL has these recommendations for patients:
Educate yourself about breast implants before agreeing to surgery. Breast implants approved in the U.S. can be filled with either saline or with silicone gel. They come in different sizes and shapes and have either smooth or textured surfaces (shells). Additional information is available on FDA's Breast Implants website.

Although it is rare, BIA-ALCL appears to develop more frequently in women with textured implants than in women with smooth-surfaced implants. Before getting breast implants, make sure to talk to your health care provider about the benefits and risks of textured-surface vs. smooth-surfaced implants.

If you have breast implants, there is no need to change your routine medical care and follow-up. BIA-ALCL is rare. Although not specific to BIA-ALCL, you should follow standard medical recommendations including:
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how to monitor your breast implants. If you notice any changes, contact your health care provider promptly to schedule an appointment. Get routine mammography screening and ask for a technologist specifically trained in performing mammograms on patients with breast implants.
  • If you have silicone gel-filled breast implants, get periodic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect ruptures as recommended by your health care provider. The FDA-approved product labeling for silicone gel-filled breast implants states that the first MRI should occur three years after implant surgery and every two years thereafter.
Additional Recommended Resources on BIA-ALCL:
Please explore these excellent resources, and, as always, if you have additional questions or note any swelling, please contact my office at 781-934-2200 to schedule a consultation.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

April 03, 2017

Specials in the Skin Spa for April



Specials in the Skin Spa for April are as follows.
You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All treatments must be done in the month of April with exception of packages. Specials expire April 30, 2017.
Call Now!

To take advantage of these special offers, please call our office to schedule your appointment at 781-934-2200. To learn more about procedures offered at Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa, please visit our website www.christinehamori.com.

December 05, 2016

Our Gift Cards Make the Holidays Easy!

Don't forget...  our gift cards make terrific gifts for a teen, spouse or significant other.  


Christine Hamori gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount and can be matched to correspond with a particular treatment, such as a facial, acne treatment, or laser hair removal.

Or, your gift recipient can choose from our extensive menu of treatments — including surgical, non-surgical and facial injectables.

We will help you wrap up the holidays! 

Please call the office at 781-934-2200 for more information, or stop by at 95 Tremont Street in Duxbury, MA.

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November 23, 2016

Kybella Eliminates Double Chin Without Surgery

Kybella, an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable for elimination of the dreaded "double chin" without surgery, is now available on Boston’s South Shore by Christine Hamori, MD, FACS.

Kybella is for adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called submental fat. Submental fullness can affect both men and women, and can be influenced by genetics, weight gain and aging. It can also be resistant to diet and exercise.

Talk to Dr. Hamori to determine if Kybella might be right for you. See her page on Kybella here.

You may have seen Allergan's commercial on Kybella below.



Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

October 21, 2016

Juvéderm Volbella Now Available for Lip Enhancement

Deflated Lips Get the Treatment with Juvéderm Volbella® XC

Dr. Hamori is now offering Juvéderm Volbella® XC from Allergan. Volbella recently received FDA approval for use in the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids, or vertical lip lines.

Volbella is a hyaluronic acid facial filler that blends different molelcular weights. In clinical trials, Volbella was found to effectively increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth in a majority of subjects through one year.

VOLBELLA® before-and-after photos of one of Dr. Hamori's patients.

If you are bothered by deflated lips, inquire with Dr. Hamori if you are a candidate for this treatment. For more information, click on: Juvéderm Volbella® XC.
 
Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

September 02, 2016

Dr. Hamori Invited Expert at Cannes Plastic Surgery Conference

Dr. Hamori presents a simplified classification system for labial protrusion

Visit Dr. Hamori's website dedicated to Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery + Vaginal Rejuvenation at www.labiaplastyboston.com
Boston-area plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Hamori has been invited to present at the internationally renowned F.A.C.E. 2 F@ce Aesthetic Congress in Cannes, France, September 9-10, 2016.

She will present to other plastic surgeons and industry attendees on her simplified classification system for labial protrusion as well as aesthetic enhancement of the labia majora with autologous fat known as “labial puff” enhancement. Dr. Hamori will also act as co-chair with Dr. Red Alinsod discussing energy based devices in aesthetic gynecology. She will also lead a session on the extended wedge labiaplasty technique.

Dr. Hamori is highly regarded by her peers for special expertise in Cosmetic GYN treatments, having performed hundreds of labiaplasty surgeries as well as many non-surgical labial puff rejuvenation treatments. She presents at plastic surgery conferences on labia surgery techniques and outcomes and is published on vaginal rejuvenation topics in medical journals. In addition to her general plastic surgery practice website, she has developed a website dedicated soley to treatments in the area of female genital aesthetics at www.labiaplastyboston.com.

April 20, 2016

Microneedling Is Here

Now offering Microneedling using the Rejuvapen in the Duxbury Skin Spa. The Rejuvapen uses microneedles to create microperforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis triggering the skin's natural repair mechanism to produce collagen and elastin. Microneedling benefits include:
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Improves appearance of stretch markes
  • Improve appearance of scars
  • Improves acne
We'll be posting more information soon. In the meantime see our recent Facebook post showing one patient's progress, and our Instagram post showing the Rejuvapen in use!


A video posted by Christine Hamori Skin Spa (@hamorispa) on

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

February 17, 2016

Hand Rejuvenation with Radiesse

Don't let your hands give away your age!


One of the most overlooked areas where cosmetics can help to keep you looking younger — is the hands! While many of us focus on our daily regimens for face, neck and decolletage, our hands may be giving use away. But there is real anti-aging help available for hands.

These before and after photos are from the Radiesse website.
See more at: radiesse.com
Radiesse, the dermal filler long used for recreating lost volume in the face and cheeks, is also FDA-approved for use in hand rejuvenation. As we age, our hands become deflated and veins and bones can become more prominent. Radiesse restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately and can last up to 1 year. (See important safety information here.)

Concerned about your hands? Call for a consultation with Dr. Hamori to see if Radiesse could be a solution for you. Call 781-934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

February 05, 2016

There's an App for That? Botox at Home Is Too Good To Be True

Dr. Hamori was quoted recently in a New Beauty Magazine article talking about a trendy new app that lets you book beauty and cosmetic treatments on demand. Sound too good to be true? The writer turned to Dr. Hamori for her opinion. The article quotes her:

"Medical procedures for aesthetic improvement like fillers and neurotoxins should always be done in a clean medical environment. Appropriate product preparation, sterility and universal precautions are more safely performed in a medical setting and not someone’s living room." — Dr. Christine Hamori

Dr. Hamori is highly trained in injectable cosmetic neurotoxins and facial fillers. She has earned the distinction of "ExpertInjector" indicating she is among the 3% of all doctors allowed to perform injectables who have the demonstrated qualifications and the endorsement of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery.

Learn more here.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

September 29, 2015

ThermiVa Featured on The Doctors

ThermiVa, the newest addition to Dr. Hamori's Cosmetic GYN offerings was featured recently on "The Doctors" TV Show on Monday, September 28th.

Dr. Jennifer Berman, a regular on the show and a close colleague of Dr. Hamori's, actually had the procedure done herself. View the episode to learn more about this new radio frequency, non-surgical procedure that is showing great promise in several areas of vaginal rejuvenation — these include tightening and treating incontinence and improving sexual satisfaction.

Click on the arrow above to see Dr. Hamori's video for the Plastic Surgery Channel where she discusses ThermiVa.

Click on the following link to see segments from The Doctors TV show about ThermiVa and vaginal rejuvenation or you can also view the segments on Dr. Hamori's ThermiVa page.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

July 22, 2015

Next Big Thing: ThermiVa Non-Surgical Vaginal Tightening

There is exciting news on the horizon for women who suffer from vaginal laxity. ThermiVa is a new non-surgical treatment that uses radio frequency (RF) technology to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina. I commented on this new treatment for The Plastic Surgery Channel (see video below).

 

Who is the best candiate for ThermiVa?

ThermiVa is for women 30 and older that have had children and suffer from vaginal dryness, laxity and mild urinary leakage with coughing.

ThermiVa has been shown in clinical trials to:
  • Tighten vaginal muscles
  • Improve vaginal lubrication
  • Reduce mild stress incontinence
  • Potentially improve sexual function.
The technology is FDA approved for general dermatologic use and surgery, and is currently under Institutional Review Board (IRB) for vaginal tightening. The ThermiVa Vaginal Laxity Study with radio frequency therapy is being conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness to help reduce vaginal laxity and looseness.

Once this technique is fully approved, I really think it’s going to take off! The study is showing marked improvement in a woman’s ability to have an orgasm and feel more confident, especially if they are noticing droopiness or having urinary incontinence.

See more at: Lady Parts Rejuvenated.

Also: ThermiVa website.

I am in the process of adding this treatment to my non-surgical offerings. Stay tuned!

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

July 18, 2015

Say Hello Kybella, Goodbye Double Chin!

I am pleased to introduce Kybella™ — the first NON-INVASIVE, FDA-approved injectable for treatment of that dreaded "double chin" (also known as submental fat).  As a member of the Speakers Bureau for Kybella, I'm posting this from Chicago, where I was invited as the chosen plastic surgeon from Massachusetts to participate as a physician trainer for clinical instruction and education.


What makes this new offering so exciting is that after a treatment plan of usually 6 or fewer sessions, your double-chin problems are over. This is a permanent destruction of fat cells. It was written about recently in the New York Times. My practice will be one of the few offering this new treatment in Massachusetts.

How it works.

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. 

See also: FDA approves treatment for fat below the chin.

Link to our Kybella page: Kybella Now Offered on Boston's South Shore!

Call now to book a consult to evaluate if you are a candidate for Kybella! at (781) 934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

March 09, 2015

Announcing Ultherapy® — The Non-Invasive Lift

A Nonsurgical Way to Lift, Tighten, and Tone Skin 

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our line up of amazing treatments in the Skin Spa. We are currently booking consults for Ultherapy® — the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin.



And Now FDA-Cleared to Improve Lines and Wrinkles on the Décolleté

The Ulthera® System has recently received FDA clearance to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolleté. The Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment uses ultrasound therapy and takes about 30 minutes to administer. The treatment stimulates the natural formation of collagen and elastin in the skin’s foundation to gradually smooth chest wrinkles. Results are visible after about three months.

As with the FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure for lifting the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, meaningful results are achieved in just one treatment, and there’s no downtime or post-treatment care requirements.

Stay tuned as we provide more info on this great new technology. Call now to book a consult to evaluate if you are a candidate for Ultherapy! at (781) 934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Call us: 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket

February 20, 2015

Laser Hair Removal: Think Summer!


If the unrelenting Winter of 2015 has got you down, set your sights on Summer and take advantage of the time you have to get ready to "strut your stuff" come beach season! Winter is a great time for cosmetic surgery enhancements and non-invasive treatments in our Skin Spa  — giving you plenty of recovery time and avoiding any conflict with sun exposure.

Our most popular treatment for the chilly months is Laser Hair Removal. Our newest laser uses “light pulse” technology, allowing our nurse or trained aesthetician to customize treatment plans for more hair types and densities than ever before.

Other treatments to consider this winter:
  • Coolsculpting - A non-invasive treatment to reduce "love handles"
  • LifeSculpt - A less invasive form of liposuction
  • VelaShape - A non-surgical, no-downtime, and virtually painless treatment for body reshaping and cellulite treatment
  • Thermage for Body - A non-surgical procedure that can help tighten, firm and shape the body in just one treatment and little to no downtime.
Learn more about these and other treatments at www.christinehamori.com, and call us today to schedule your winter treatment plan at 781-934-2200.

Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa
95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332
Tel. 781-934-2200
Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and Nantucket