Monday, November 22, 2010


Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS, a Fort Myers Board Certified Plastic Surgeon frequently blogs about matters of health and beauty.

I guess we are all creatures of habit. Certain things we like and well others, not so much. We have our favorite flavors-come Christmas time we like pumpkin spice coffee or cinnamon spice. Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors. Cinnamon has been around in Eastern & Western cultures for over 1,000's of years. It has been used for nausea, bloating, dyspepsia & even colic.
However new research on cinnamon has been uncovered with many "NEW" benefits. One area cinnamon helps is in maintaining stable blood glucose levels. Also in those subjects who had blood glucose levels studied, they found body fat decreased by 0.7% and lean muscle mass increased 1.1%
Another area of benefit has to do with triglyceride levels, LDL (low density lipoprotein) and cholesterol. Patients who took 1,3 or 6 grams of cinnamon daily for 60 days saw their levels of blood lipids decline. Another benefit was stabilization of systolic blood pressure.
The key ingredient? Poly phenols. Cinnamon contains poly phenols which are strong antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce the damage done to our bodies by free radicals.
So Christmas is almost here and time to stir our tea or coffee with Cinnamon sticks.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dr. Brueck appears on TV to discuss lip implants

Another Sunday morning and I had an opportunity to appear on Channel 5's American Health Journal. This time the subject was lip implants.

Lip implants can be a significant part of facial rejuvenation, providing a fuller, more youthful look to the mouth area. Here's what I had to say.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Dr. Brueck on Fox4 re: job security

I seem to be getting a lot of TV exposure these days.

Actually, I think it has more to do with the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery as a strategy for retaining your youthful looks - and keeping your job or getting that promotion.

Here's a link to an appearance on Fox4 in Fort Myers last week. The subject is face lifts using my Lunchtime Lift (c) technique. In about as long as it takes for a leisurely lunch, you can regain the confidence of a more youthful looking you.

Thanks to Fox for letting me explain this popular procedure.

To learn more about Lunchtime Lifts and other facial rejuvenation procedures, visit my web site at

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dr. Brueck discusses skin cancer on TV's American health Journal

I regularly report here on subjects of skin care and health.

In this excerpt from my recent appearance on the syndicated TV show, American Health Journal, I discuss the important subject of skin cancer.

No one is immune to this potential health hazard. But modifying behavior can improve your chances of avoiding it.

I also maintain a Web site at Beauty-by-Brueck. You are invited to visit and get updates on all things related to skin health and cosmetic surgery.

I hope you acquired some new information and understanding from this message. I appear on American Health Journal on Fort Myers WINK TV, Channel 5, each Sunday morning at 11:00 am. Please tune in. Thank you.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stem Cells and Fat Grafting - Word from Dr. Brueck, MD

Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS frequently contributes articles and thoughts about plastic and cosmetic surgery, skin care and general health. He also maintains a Web site at


One of the exciting aspects about plastic surgery is the never-ending cascade of new technologies and therapies. One topic is appearing more and more in the plastic surgery literature and in the headlines around the country.

This has to do with the concept of fat grafting and the more recent ideas of stem cells.

It is important to understand that these stem cells are NOT embryonic but stem cells found in one’s own fatty tissue. Just when you thought there was no use for your extra love handles.

For the last several years I have found myself doing more and more fat grafting when I do a facelift. I find that replacing the depleted soft tissue of the face at the same time of lifting enhances the end result and gives a more youthful appearance.

The areas we mostly address are the areas just under the cheek bones, around the corners of the mouth and the nasolabial fold areas or the "smile lines".

When we do fat grafting, we perform liposuction on the abdomen or the thigh and use this area as a donor site. We then spin the fat down and mix it with PRP (protein rich plasma) and some growth hormone. This “filler” cocktail is very successful in restoring volume to an aging face.

What is PRP?

This is derived from a patient’s own blood. We draw off 30 to 50 cc or sometimes more depending upon the need, spin the blood down and take what we call the Buffy coat/which is in the middle.

This contains essential growth factors that enhance the survival of the transplanted fat. By spinning the fat down you can concentrate the number of stem cells present in the fat. What is interesting is that the number of stem cells in our body fat remains fairly constant throughout our life span whereas stem cells found in our bone marrow will diminish as we age.

This advantage of fat is obvious; it’s your own tissue and lasts, unlike fillers that fade away with time. So this will be a new and exciting area to explore and do research on. Many more questions need to be answered.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dr. Brueck on Tumy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers

As part of his continuing appearances on The American Health Journal appearing locally on WINK-TV, Channel 5, Fort Myers, Dr. Brueck talks about Mommy Makeovers and Tummy Tucks in this appearance. You also find more information about the subject at Dr. Brueck's web site,

Thank you for viewing.

If you have any additional questions on this subject, you may find answers on Dr. Brueck's web site's
Frequently Asked Questions. Or you may contact Dr. Brueck directly at 239-939-5233.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS, Fort Myers Board Certified plastic surgeon,
uses this blog to report on news and information pertaining to health and cosmetic procedures.

Many times patients come in to see me and complain that the Botox treatment doesn't last. I always tell my patients the results will vary from one patient to the next depending on their particular metabolism.

Now, there may be an answer. I must state I have NOT tried this product. There is a new product called Zytaze, which is a patent pending zinc and phytase supplement.

In a study of 44 patients they found that patients who started the supplement 4 days before their injection showed improved efficacy and/or duration 93% of the time. The company producing this product is Ocusoft, so you can go to to learn more before making your decision.

Thank you for stopping by. Please make a note to watch WINK-TV, Channel 5, in Fort Myers at 11:00 am on Sunday, to see my interviews on subjects related to skin health and plastic surgery.

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Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS, a Fort Myers Board Certified plastic surgeon, uses this blog to provide information and news about skin health, plastic surgery and other health matters.

Asthma is something we all know about.

More than 22 million Americans suffer from it.

It usually is treated with medications. Now there is a SURGICAL procedure developed to treat asthma. It is called bronchial thermoplasty.

The procedure uses radio frequency waves to shrink the smooth muscle cells that cause the airways to narrow and create a "suffocating" feeling. This procedure is offered in 30 centers around the country. The procedure consists of 3 separate treatments.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dr. Brueck MD, Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon, talks about liposuction

On October 17, at 11 AM on WINK-TV, Channel 5 in Fort Myers, Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS was interviewed on the subject of liposuction. This was Dr. Brueck's second appearance on the American Health Journal TV show. Additional appearances are scheduled for coming Sundays. If you miss them, however, they will be up loaded to this blog and to Dr. Brueck's FaceBook page.
Dr. Brueck also is on the web at You are welcome to visit and learn more about plastic cosmetic surgery.

If you find this interesting and would like to learn more about liposuction, call Dr. Brueck at 239-939-5233 to arrange a free, confidential and private consultation.

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