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Diastasis Recti, Can Exercises Treat This?

Diastasis Recti, Can Exercises Treat This?

Recently, High School Musical Actress Ashley Tisdale shared her post-partum journey with diastasis recti. This is a condition in which rectus abdominis muscle or six pack muscle get stretched overtime usually due to pregnancy, weight fluctuation, heavy weight lifting....

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Eye bags vs. Festoons

Eye bags vs. Festoons

Do you have some swelling around your eyes and wondering what it could be from and how to get rid of them? Well first step is to understand if you have eyebags or festoons. A plastic surgeon would be the best person to accurately diagnose which one you have. Eyebags...

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New recommendation for implant screening imaging

New recommendation for implant screening imaging

Breast implants are medical devices placed under breast tissue or muscle to increase breast size or to replace breast tissue that have been removed from cancer. There are two types of implants approved for used in the U.S.: saline and silicone. Both shells...

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Breast Implant Illnesses, What does the evidence show?

Breast Implant Illnesses, What does the evidence show?

Breast implant illness (BII) is a collection of symptoms reported by some patients which they attribute to breast implants. These symptoms may include joint and muscle pain or weakness, memory and concentration problems, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, chronic...

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Meet Our New Doctor Coming Soon: Dr Tran

Meet Our New Doctor Coming Soon: Dr Tran

Electing to undergo plastic surgery is a highly personal journey. Whether you’re interested in breast augmentation or another body procedure, you deserve to work with a surgeon who shares your passion for looking as good as you feel. Dr. Bao Tran of Napa Solano...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginal Tightening

Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginal Tightening

As women age, declining estrogen levels sometimes leads to thinning of the vaginal walls, a decrease in natural lubrication, and tissue inflammation. The result is often dryness and discomfort that inhibits women from enjoying intimacy. Menopause is the most common...

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Are You Considering CoolSculpting?

Are You Considering CoolSculpting?

For people looking for a safe, nonsurgical fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting offers them a way to contour their bodies without surgery or anesthesia. If you’re considering CoolSculpting as an alternative to other fat reduction treatments, here’s what you need to...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Restoration

Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Restoration

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery is delighted to offer NeoGraft® hair transplant treatments for our patients whose hair loss is irreversible and new hair growth is impossible. This revolutionary hair transplant procedure is the first FDA-cleared follicular unit harvesting...

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Have you Met Dr. Klink?

Have you Met Dr. Klink?

When you search for a “plastic surgeon near me,” you should feel confident in the final choice you make. Choosing cosmetic surgery is a highly personal journey, one where you and your surgeon work together to explore all available options, so you look as good as you...

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Meet Dr. Brett Snyder

Meet Dr. Brett Snyder

When you search for a “plastic surgeon near me” in Napa, you deserve to find a professional who works with you to get the results you want to achieve. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon who’s committed to improving his patients’ lives, Napa Solano Plastic Surgery’s...

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Meet Dr. William McClure

Meet Dr. William McClure

Cosmetic surgery is a personal journey, with patients and surgeons making decisions together about procedures designed to improve how a patient sees themselves while feeling more comfortable in their skin. This shared decision-making helps you achieve the best...

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We Launched our new MediSpa Website!

We Launched our new MediSpa Website!

Napa Solano MediSpa has launched its new website, and we can’t wait for you to check it out! Whether you’re looking for a therapeutic facial or wrinkle-eliminating Juvederm treatment, we’re here to help you reveal your beauty from the inside out. We combine innovative...

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Laser Treatments offered at our MediSpa

Laser Treatments offered at our MediSpa

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery offers the latest technologies in cosmetic surgery to enhance your appearance, including liposuction, breast enhancements, and face and neck lifts. For people who want to improve or correct parts of their body they might be self-conscious...

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Aesthetician Services Offered at Napa Valley MediSpa

Aesthetician Services Offered at Napa Valley MediSpa

Everyone wants the most healthy and beautiful skin possible. Together with your at-home skincare routine, aesthetic procedures like hydrafacials and micropeels help treat sun damage, minimize signs of aging, and keep your skin looking its best. We know that when you...

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Common Questions About Facelifts You Might Have

Common Questions About Facelifts You Might Have

Are you confused by what you’ve heard about facelifts? Have you decided a facelift is right for you, but you’re not sure which option’s best? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery about the procedure. We hope the...

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Injectable Services at Napa Valley MediSpa

Injectable Services at Napa Valley MediSpa

For people who want the benefits of more permanent solutions like face or neck lifts but without the surgery, injectables are a popular alternative. Treatments like Botox and Juvéderm are highly effective at minimizing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and...

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Explore the Services Offered at Our MediSpa

Explore the Services Offered at Our MediSpa

Sun exposure, aging, and other factors can take a toll on anyone’s appearance. While a diligent at-home skincare routine can go a long way in restoring your skin’s smooth and glowing complexion, sometimes more advanced treatments are needed. That’s when in-spa...

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Skin Care 101 with Obagi!

Skin Care 101 with Obagi!

Skin resurfacing, fillers, and chemical peels are just a few of the ways to keep your skin looking its best. Some of our patients who desire a more youthful opt for facial plastic surgery procedures like face and neck lifts, chin augmentations, and midface lifts....

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Hair Restoration for Men

Hair Restoration for Men

[George Costanza is wearing a toupee] Elaine: YOU’RE BALD!  George: I WAS bald.   By age 50 about 85% of men experience balding. 21% of men have inherited male pattern baldness and begin seeing hair loss before age 21. The distress of loosing one’s hair has...

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Facial Rejuvenation for Men

Facial Rejuvenation for Men

You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you. ~ Carly Simon Is it vanity that is driving increasing numbers of men to seek cosmetic surgery? After all, in the animal world it is the male peacock who sports the vivid tail feathers, the male lion who wears...

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The latest in Breast Augmentation

The latest in Breast Augmentation

Too big, too small, too droopy, too lopsided, too… Many women are unhappy with their breasts and there are no shortage of opinions about what they can and should do to improve them.  In breast augmentation, as in most things related to breasts, the internet...

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What is Erbium laser resurfacing?

What is Erbium laser resurfacing?

Erbium laser resurfacing is a highly effective way to dramatically reduce facial wrinkles, but it does have some significant downtime.  As such, some background is helpful to understand who it’s for and why. Facial wrinkles are an inevitable side effect of aging...

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Is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Right For You?

Is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Right For You?

Shortly after Michelle Obama was introduced as our country’s new First Lady in 2009, the images of her attractive and muscular upper arms caused social media to erupt. Women across the country sought to emulate her, and develop arms like hers. Exercise and a proper...

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6 Facts About Laser Hair Removal

6 Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular hair removal alternative to electrolysis, waxing, and shaving. It is not an overnight solution, since it requires multiple sessions; but unlike waxing and electrolysis, it can be an almost permanent change. Here is information on laser...

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Meet Dr. Snyder

Meet Dr. Snyder

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce a new addition to our team of excellent surgeons, Dr. Brett Snyder. Our patients know that we pride ourselves on providing them with the best surgical hands in the industry and Dr. Snyder is no exception. ...

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The Global Pandemic Becomes Personal

The Global Pandemic Becomes Personal

Every other month Dr. McClure writes a column for the St. Helena Magazine. This article will come out in the May 2020 issue. Instead of focusing on an area of aesthetic surgery, Dr. McClure chose to focus on the COVID 19 outbreak, and how this disease is affecting his...

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Understanding Breast Augmentation and Lift

Understanding Breast Augmentation and Lift

Breast augmentation, more commonly known as breast implants, is a common plastic surgery procedure that increases the size and improves the shape of your breasts. The first successful breast augmentation procedure was performed in 1962, and over the years has been...

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All About Liposuction

All About Liposuction

Are you frustrated because certain areas of stubborn body fat are not responding to strict dieting and excruciating workouts? Don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, this is a very common problem with many men and women trying to get in shape; and it is the main...

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Cosmetic Procedures at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Procedures at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons. Each procedure’s goal is to refresh and rejuvenate with natural-looking results. Patients will be pleased to find face procedures, body procedures,...

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Vietnam Clinic 50th Anniversary

Vietnam Clinic 50th Anniversary

Vietnam Clinic 50th Anniversary Napa Valley Plastic surgeon Dr. William McClure recently returned from Saigon, Vietnam where he represented Stanford Medical School in a special 50 year wartime anniversary hosted by the Vietnamese government. It was fifty years ago at...

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We Look Our Best When We Look Refreshed

We Look Our Best When We Look Refreshed

We Look Our Best When We Look Refreshed Dr. McClure wrote an article for St. Helena Living Magazine outlining the positives of a "refresh" without shame. We humans are programmed to respond positively to those who look energetic and refreshed. As plastic surgeons who...

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Surfing with the Sharks

Surfing with the Sharks

Surfing with the Sharks While growing up in Hawaii and California, plastic surgeon Dr. McClure never developed the leisure activities that occupy many physicians; tennis, skiing, golf. He was devoted to surfing. The limited leisure time Dr. McClure currently has...

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