Sunday, June 28, 2009

updated plastic surgery computer programs webpage

Updated our plastic surgery computer programs webpage. This webpage includes links to downloadable computer programs and websites and services that have helped grow our plastic surgery practice. It includes things like free faxing service to computer memory upgrades. I guess I should include Skype on there as well.

Monday, June 22, 2009

new laser / Velashape 2

Velashape isn't really a laser. But sometimes it's just lumped into those devices used to make the skin look better "laser" then...

The new Velashape just made itself known to me by our Syneron Sales Rep. It's called the Velashape 2. I have a webage dedicated to listing a bunch of fat shrinking, cellulite busting devices, including lasers.

We haven't gotten the Velashape 2 yet, but it's on our list of things to get eventually. But we want to see results from other colleagues in plastic surgery first. Visit our plastic surgery modesto webpages or our Laser Modesto webpage.

VelaShape is the 1st FDA-cleared non-invasive medical solution for circumferential reduction* and the 1st FDA class II cleared platform for cellulite reduction. The VelaShape platform has also received the CE mark for non-invasive body contouring via temporary circumferential reduction and for temporary reduction of cellulite.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Natrelle breast augmentation kits

Size up your options!

Natrelle newly announced for $50, patients interested in breast augmentation can order a kit and try on different breast sizes. The kit includes educational DVD and educational booklets in addition to four different mock-implants (I believe these are two different sizes). These aren't actual breast implants nor do they have actual sizes such as 650 cc's etc. What's great about the kit is that you get $50 off your natrelle implants if you chose to have natrelle as a brand of implants, and also $120 dollars in rebates for other Allergan pruducts: Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. You can find this Natrelle pre-consultation kit on the Natrelle website. has asked if we wanted to be on their website - so that patients can find us there. For now, we haven't signed on. We think they have a good product - for now we are searchable through the web via terms:

Modesto Plastic Surgery -
Natrelle Breast Implants -
Natrelle Modesto -
Plastic Surgery Modesto, CA -
Breast Augmentation Modesto
Breast Implants Modesto
Bay area plastic surgeon
bay area plastic surgery
Plastic Surgery Stockton
Plastic Surgery Sacramento
Plastic Surgery Sacramento, CA
Running with breast implants
After Breast Augmentation is it normal...

There are many more ways to find us. We are located in Modesto, CA. Where is Modesto, CA?
We think this is a good idea, but our patients in general do not need the kit - we are able to provide all the education available.

And of course: Juvederm, Botox, and Latisse are available at our office, Surgical Artistry, Inc.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Disclaimer: No specific advice here. Please see your plastic surgeon in person. Reading this doesn't form a patient - doctor relationship.

Excerpted from Breast Implants Modesto page, click on running and breast implants.

“Dear Blanch, I ask my runner breast implant patients to refrain from running for a total of 4 weeks following surgery. During the first three weeks, they may walk LEISURELY ONLY, no power walking or walking with weights on their ankles or hands. Starting about the third week, they may do some light aerobic workout on a stationary bike. I ask that they do no more than 30% of their usual workout routine at this time. After the 4th week, they may do whatever they want to do. However, I always caution them to be careful and start out slow. As a runner myself, I find that if I do not run for 2 weeks, I lose quite a bit of what I had prior to the two weeks, even with regular running. Therefore, I ask that they then build up slowly week by week, taking time to reach their preoperative workout level by about the 10th week following surgery. A good supportive sports bra, which may be a bit uncomfortable initially is the Enell sports bra. This bra provides very good support following surgery during workout sessions. You may search the Enell sports bra on the internet. Best of luck to you and enjoy! Dr. T. Wu

Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation

Changes have been made recently to our webpage for Plastic Surgery Modesto - this particular webpage has more information regarding breast implants. There are links on the bottom of the page which are slightly blog style and sometimes off topic. But it's always related because it usually regards things that happen in our office. Also visit our other page regarding breast implants in Modesto, CA.

Dr. Calvin Lee is getting interviewed about Acupuncture

I'm in the process of answering email interview questions regarding acupuncture for an article about alternative medicine which is going to appear in Central Valley Biz Journal. They are also sending over a photographer for photographs of acupuncture taking place in our office (Modesto, CA).

Some of my web pages (Calvin Lee) related to acupuncture and our plastic surgery practice are:

Acupuncture Modesto
Plastic Surgery Modesto

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Design Premium vs. Master Collection for Adobe

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium

InDesign CS4
Photoshop CS4 Extended
Illustrator CS4
Flash CS4 Professional
Dreamweaver CS4
Fireworks CS4
Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe Bridge CS4
Adobe Device Central CS4
Version Cue CS4

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (xx = included in Design Premium)

InDesign CS4 xx
Photoshop CS4 Extended xx
Illustrator CS4 xx
Acrobat 9 Pro xx
Flash CS4 Professional xx
Dreamweaver CS4 xx
Fireworks CS4 xx
Contribute CS4
After Effects CS4 xx
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Soundbooth CS4
Adobe OnLocation CS4
Encore CS4
Adobe Bridge CS4 xx
Adobe Device Central CS4 xx
Dynamic Link
Version Cue CS4 xx

So the missing items are:

Premiere Pro
Dynamic Link

CS 3 Master collection is available at our Plastic Surgery Office in Modesto we used it to design our Botox Modesto Ad.

Dysport is out - now available in Modesto

Dysport (I think was at one point supposed to be called Reloxin) is an alternative to Botox. It just came out and we were just visited by the reps. We are awaiting feedback from other plastic surgeons who use Dysport. I was told that it is already available in some cosmetic surgery offices in Modesto.

For now, look for our updates on our Botox Modesto web page.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cancer Survivor's Celebration at Doctors Hospital Modesto

This is the third year that I participated in this event at DMC (Doctor's Medical Center), Modesto. It featured guest speakers and I was the musical entertainment on the violin. I had tried to play the piano this year, but I didn't have the time to buy a portable digital piano - one that was portable enough for me. I'm not great a hauling heavy instruments. The event was run by Sima Nazi, RN who always pours her heart into these events. The turnout as before has been great. I even added a plug about the Docs play the pops fundraiser for Modesto Junior College . That's an even that I also participate in every year and attempt to co-organize. It actually rained a few drops today, but for the outdoor portion of the celebration event, it was sunny and without rain. I played a few selections: Theme from the God Father, Dance theme song from Scent of a Woman (Pour Una Cabeza), an excerpt of a violin show piece: Zigeunerweisen, and finally the Bach piece - Presto unaccompanied Sonata #1. We didn't this year make a mention of the Plastic Surgery Modesto practice that I'm involved with. But that's ok. So much press this year - we sometimes need to take a breather from the practice.

Another website related to our plastic surgery practice:
Plastic Surgery Modesto