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4 Ways You Can Get Skin Cancer Besides Sunlight

| The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, at least three million people are being affected by non-melanoma types of skin cancer every year. People are always warned that sun exposure causes skin cancer, and true, the sun is responsible […] [ Read More ]

Why Should Men Consider Gynecomastia Surgery?

| The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  You might be surprised—or comforted, depending on where you stand—that nearly 50 percent of all men experience gynecomastia at some part in their lives.  So, what is gynecomastia?  More commonly found in young teens and older men, gynecomastia is the presence of excess or enlarged tissue that mimics the appearance of female […] [ Read More ]

How Can I Identify Melanoma?

| The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), nearly 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States.  While these statistics encompass all forms of skin cancer—including basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma—they also include melanoma, a severe form of […] [ Read More ]

Is Body Contouring Right for Me?

, , | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

4 Minute Read:  With the new decade beginning, more than one of you is likely thinking about improving your physique. Looking fit and sculpting your body always tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this means plastic surgery. Body contouring allows men and women who are close to their ideal weight trim, sculpt, […] [ Read More ]

3 Ways to Minimize Mohs Surgery Scars

| The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  Mohs surgery treats skin cancer by gently removing the affected area and a thin tissue rim that surrounds the tumor. Even though this treatment preserves as much healthy tissue as possible and requires less reconstruction than other types of skin cancer treatment, the affected area will still need to be reconstructed, and […] [ Read More ]

What Is a Split-Thickness Skin Graft?

, | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  Skin grafts are used to cover and repair the wounds left by skin cancer treatment when the surrounding skin is not healthy enough to heal by traditional wound healing.  Reconstruction of skin cancers can be difficult on the lower legs because of the tight skin, the presence of spider and varicose veins, […] [ Read More ]

Are Chemical Peels an Alternative to a Facelift?

, | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  Almost all men and women want to fight the aging process, which is why the cosmetics and anti-aging industries are so massive. Unfortunately, there will come a time when over-the-counter creams and lotions are not strong enough to get the job done. Fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, volume loss, and skin irregularities all […] [ Read More ]

Is Nasal Reconstruction Different from Cosmetic Nasal Surgery?

, | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  Although nasal reconstruction and nasal surgery sound like they are one and the same, they are vastly different procedures. Nasal reconstruction fills defects or holes created by skin cancer treatment, while rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nasal surgery, alters and enhances the physical appearance or function of the nose. Despite being so different, at […] [ Read More ]

How Should You Care for Cosmetic Surgery Scars?

, | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  There is no denying that one of the most frustrating parts of plastic surgery is the resulting scars. People choose cosmetic procedures to improve the way they feel about their physical appearance, so it seems contradictory that in order to do that, lasting marks must be made. Surgical scars are far from […] [ Read More ]

Should You Consider Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

, | The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

3 Minute Read:  After undergoing Mohs surgery for your skin cancer, you may be left with a less-than-desirable cosmetic result. Although Mohs surgery has the unique ability to preserve more tissue than other skin cancer surgeries, skin and tissue are still being removed, and scars are not only likely but expected. During Mohs surgery, thin […] [ Read More ]