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7 Facts vs Myths of Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery creates mental images of movie stars undergoing various procedures to make themselves look younger and more attractive. It is often perceived as only aesthetic procedures; however, plastic surgery encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Helping patients look their best as they recover from injury or cancer is an important part of Plastic Surgery and is a significant component of the extensive training plastic surgeons receive. What are some facts versus myths of plastic surgery? Myth #1: Plastic surgeries are only cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is divided into two categories: cosmetic and reconstructive. Popular cosmetic surgeries (rhinoplasty, breast augmentation,…

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What’s the Difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

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The largest difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon is that a plastic surgeon has at least six years of surgical training and experience, with at least two years specifically dedicated to plastic surgery whereas a cosmetic surgeon is typically a physician whose specialty training is in another area of medicine who has decided to add cosmetic surgery to his or her practice. An educated patient will make smart choices towards safety and a successful procedure. To be sure you have selected a surgeon with the surgical training and experience needed to perform cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery,…

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Educational Event helps Dallas Plastic Surgery Patients

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Members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons gathered recently to advance their education and continue their ongoing commitment to plastic surgery training, patient safety, and education. The mission of the society is to further the advancement of knowledge and patient safety in plastic surgery, confer on common interests, and promote camaraderie amongst Dallas area board-certified plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The DSPS members met for dinner, fellowship, and to learn from speakers; Dr. William P. Adams Jr., an Associate Clinical Professor of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Dr. Steven R….

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Daddy Do-Over: the Male Cosmetic Surgery Equivalent of a Mommy Makeover

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Men are seeking body contouring and facial procedures to boost confidence physically and to compete for career advancement. A “Daddy Do-Over” body contouring rejuvenation is similar to a “Mommy Makeover” in that both terms refer to a combination of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Facial procedures and treatments such as nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and Botox are also popular. For any cosmetic surgery, the best plastic surgeons in the Dallas Fort Worth area can be found in the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons member directory. Men do not go through the same physical changes as women experience as a consequence…

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Skin Removal after Massive Weight Loss

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After massive weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, a board-certified plastic surgeon can remove excess sagging skin and fat surgically. Following substantial weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to “bounce back” to the reduced body size. Body contouring procedures on a woman or man will result in a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours. Feeling confident and excited about your weight loss accomplishments can be heightened once your loose skin is removed and you are able wear clothes that accentuate your new figure! To revive your youthful physique, a surgical assist can be…

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Post-quarantine Body Contouring Options

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COVID quarantine orders have contributed to changes in dietary and exercise habits and are causing people to gain weight. If you are looking forward to getting your body shape back to looking your best, body contouring can help! Pent-up demand for cosmetic surgery is creating an influx of patients to plastic surgeons’ offices. The results of a national survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released in April “show that tummy tucks (22%) and liposuction (17%) are among the top procedures that women are extremely or very likely to consider within six months. The reason (for the higher demand)…

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Considering breast implants for swimsuit season? Here is what to consider before your cosmetic surgery.

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As summer approaches, you may be thinking, “I want to look amazing in my bikini!” A breast augmentation with fat transfer or breast implants can enhance your breast size and shape. For safe, natural-looking results, your breast augmentation should be performed by a well-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. During your cosmetic consultation, your surgeon will guide your decision to have silicone or saline implants, or your own fat transferred. If you want to increase a cup size or larger, implants are a great choice. To know what size of implants will be best for your body type, your surgeon will take…

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Want bigger or smaller breast implants? A breast implant exchange may be the answer

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While most women are pleased with their initial breast implants, for some, the changing appearance that comes with age, can create a desire for perkier, more youthful looking breasts. The implants that may have looked great at 20 years old may now feel and look too large at age 40 or 50. If size is the main concern, going bigger or smaller with your breast implants can usually be easily achieved with a breast implant exchange, also known as breast augmentation revision. Reasons for breast implant exchange Displeasure with the appearance of your initial breast implants, however, is only one…

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What is included in a Mommy Makeover?

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Throughout pregnancy a woman’s abdomen transforms through the stretching of muscles and skin as the baby grows. Breasts enlarge and then get even bigger with breast feeding. Unfortunately, this stretching can create havoc on a woman’s ability to regain her taut, pre-baby body shape no matter how much exercise and dieting she does. The combination of cosmetic procedures performed in a “mommy makeover” typically includes procedures to restore the appearance of the breasts and tummy. These are the areas of the body that tend to suffer the most after pregnancy; hence, the term “mommy makeover”. Your plastic surgeon’s goal will…

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What are Options for My Aging Neck?

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A neck lift is a long-lasting option for improving the visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that should be performed by a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. For more subtle results, nonsurgical options, such as a combination of injectables and laser treatments, can be considered as a good option for the right patient. After a cosmetic consultation, your plastic surgeon may recommend a combination of both surgical and nonsurgical options to restore your youthful appearance. The most noticeable signs of aging of the neck begin in the 40s or 50s…

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