The Price You Pay: How Illegal Cosmetic Procedures are Taking Lives

The Price You Pay: How Illegal Cosmetic Procedures are Taking Lives

CBS News reported that a Dallas, Texas, a woman was recently convicted of the 2015 murder of another woman after she illegally injected silicone into the victim’s buttocks during an illegal cosmetic buttock enhancement procedure.

The patient receiving the injections hoped to enhance the size and shape of her buttocks, and had been a regular visitor for silicone injections. She died when the injected silicone entered a blood vessel, traveled through her bloodstream poisoning her. The silicone eventually blocked one of her lungs reducing oxygen her intake, causing her to suffocate.


The woman administering the silicone injection was unlicensed to practice medicine or cosmetic procedures in Texas. She practiced out of a Dallas warehouse, and reportedly sealed injection sites with glue and cotton balls.

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The Battle for Your Best Arms

The Battle for Your Best Arms

Many patients research body sculpting procedures like liposuction after reaching their weight loss goals. This is because some areas of the body, like the upper arms, are hard to tone and tighten, despite weightlifting, exercise or diet. For many years, the regular course of treatment for this stubborn area has been the Brachioplasty, or arm lift, surgical procedure, but many patients now turn to liposuction to resculpt this area instead.

Excess skin and sagging tissue in the upper arms is often a byproduct of significant weight loss and makes some patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. As a result, arm resculpting procedures are in the top five most desired surgeries for patients who have lost a large amount of weight. The condition also occurs in some patients as a result of aging or genetics. This excess skin and tissue is often referred to as "wings" and may lead to health complications like rashes or skin infections if there is a large amount of excess tissue.

Traditional treatments involve the surgical excision of excess skin and fat. The patient is put under general anesthesia, and then a large incision is made, often running from the underarm area to just above the elbow. Fat pockets are removed or reduced. In some cases, patients have arm tissue sutured together in an effort to sculpt the area further. Skin is pulled up and tightened, and the incision is closed.

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Zap Your Arms into Shape!

Zap Your Arms into Shape!

You do push ups, curls, and triceps extensions. You bench press and dead lift. You work hard, built muscle, and have toned and tightened your physique. But you still have a trouble spot that refuses to be toned. For many women, this stubborn spot is their upper arms. Dr. Johnson is helping patients get their arms in shape by using Smart Lipo. If you covet the arms of Madonna or Michelle Obama, read on to learn why your arms are one of the hardest places to shape and how this liposuction procedure can help.

The upper arm area is traditionally hard to tone because of the amount of muscles found there. There are nine muscles that must be worked regularly and frequently to make a significant impact. While you can hit the gym and lift till you drop, you are probably not making the impact you think you are – which can become frustrating, especially when you see results in other places. Additionally, women are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain places, like hips, thighs, and you guessed it- upper arms.

Smart Lipo is a liposuction procedure that uses a laser to liquefy fat cells. The procedure requires a small incision into the target area on the arm, and a laser wand is inserted into the cut. The benefit of the Smart Lipo procedure over regular liposuction is decreased downtime and faster results. Patients also report less bruising and pain with laser assisted liposuction like Smart Lipo in comparison to traditional, or dumb, liposuction procedures. One final benefit is that Smart Lipo encourages the body to produce collagen in response to the procedure. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body and is essential to the skin's quality and elasticity. This increased production of collagen helps to tighten loose and sagging skin which makes arms look better and more toned. The increase in collagen results in about 30% less loose skin after SmartLipo than traditional liposuction .This is a huge benefit to patients who have lost a lot of weight and still have stubborn fat and loose skin in the upper arms.

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Stem Cell Treatment in Dallas - Why choose fat stem cells?


Carrie McClure: New advances in medicine are improving our lives almost every day and one of the most exciting developments is the use of stem cells. Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical cell center is here to talk about the stem cell work done right here in north Texas. It’s very exciting and it’s good to see you.

Dr. Bill Johnson: Good morning. Yeah, it’s one of my really exciting things.
Carrie McClure: So why does stem cell therapy has so much potential for so many different problems?

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What Are the After Effects of a Breast Fat Transfer to Look for?

What Are the After Effects of a Breast Fat Transfer to Look for?

If you're about to take part in a procedure called breast fat transfer, you should know that just like any other surgical procedure, there are some after effects that you should be aware of.

You may experience some additional lumpiness, fat loss, tenderness, and possibly even some rippling around the surgical site. More often than not, you may experience one or more of these situations on your road to recovery.

These are typically minor and do tend to resolve within a few months  as your body begins to heal and things settle down a little bit. If you notice that the after effects of breast fat transfer are becoming bothersome, call Innovations Medical to see what else can be done.

Innovations Medical | Breast Fat Transfer | 214-643-8665

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Why Women Are Choosing to Have Breast Enhancement Surgery Done

Why Women Are Choosing to Have Breast Enhancement Surgery Done

The top performed cosmetic surgery in the United States is breast enhancement related, even when women are faced with judgment. Not everyone having these procedures done is going for the "model look," either. There are many different driving factors and reasons for a woman to make this decision to pursue this route. Here a just a few of the most common ones:



  • Boost in Self-Esteem
  • Effects of Pregnancy
  • Disproportionately Small Breasts
  • Look Younger
  • Weight Loss

Dr. Bill Johnson with Innovations Medical is a skilled plastic surgeon that can give you the results you desire. Call us today at 214-643-8665 to schedule a consultation or visit us online at www.innovationsmedical.com for more information.


Innovations Medical | Breast Enhancement | 214-643-8665

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How Popular Is Cosmetic Surgery In 2015


In the movie, First Wives Club, the character Elise was asked by her friend whether she had cosmetic surgery performed on her lips and cheeks. She was hesitant to tell the truth, because perhaps she considered it a taboo.

These days, it has become an open topic to talk about and even a popular. A recent Time magazine article suggested that cosmetic procedures are popular and more accepted than ever before, but they are almost expected in some circle. As a matter of fact, cosmetic medical procedures are up by 13% in 2011 and has doubled since year 2000.

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Cosmetic Surgery Is So In Right Now - Time Magazine


A recent Time magazine article suggested that cosmetic procedures are not only popular and accepted than ever before, but they are almost expected in some circles. How we look on the outside is a powerful motivator. If you like your reflection in the mirror, it makes you more confident about yourself. You’ll smile often and feel more positive about life.

In this video, Dr. Johnson explains how changing your appearance through cosmetic procedures can help correct significant issues and boost your self esteem. It is a fact that some people have issues with their appearance. Choosing what to wear everyday can even be a challenge due to their body shapes.

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How to Fix Botched Plastic Surgery With Safe Cosmetic Procedures


Sometimes, plastic surgery procedures don’t go as planned. Many times, people don't want to consider going through another procedure because they might end up getting more botched plastic surgery. However, Innovations Medical has advanced cosmetic procedures that can fix many of these issues. Some of the most common problems that Dr. Johnson encounters are rippling, not getting enough shape after liposuction, depression and loose skin.

For folks wanting to smooth out problem areas, powerful tools can be used. Addressing these problem areas a second time can be quite a challenge since the areas are more fibrous. Its also difficult to do the second time around. With rippling, this happens after abdominal liposuction. There may even be uneven areas – high and low spots. Vibration-assisted liposuction will make the area smoother. The movement of the cannula makes it possible to remove fat in a faster way, allowing the tissue to have fewer traumas. This results in a better and smoother outcome.

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How Important Is Trust When Considering Cosmetic Procedures


Trust is an important part of any relationship. It's especially important when it comes to health. That's why Dr. Johnson and his team work hard to make sure Innovations Medical patients are getting the best results from the right cosmetic procedures. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Johnson spoke on the topic of trust. Here is what he had to say.

Interview Transcript
This is a Stinchfield Report health update with Grant Stinchfield.

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