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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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See Beyond the End of Your Nose with Rhinoplasty

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People decide to get cosmetic or functional nose reshaping surgery – medically known as rhinoplasty – for various reasons, ranging from straightening a broken nose to fixing a breathing issue. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose jobs are one of the most-popular plastic surgeries. In 2019, more than 207,000 procedures were performed. Patients pursuing cosmetic rhinoplasty often say that asymmetry is something they want to fix. For instance, a nose that leans too far to the left or right can draw unwanted attention from the rest of the face. There are various ways that a board-certified plastic…

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Facial Enhancement Procedures That Can Make A Big Difference

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This era of unflattering video calls is the perfect time to consider facial enhancement procedures that can create a lifted, youthful appearance. There are numerous procedures and treatments that a board-certified plastic surgeon can implement to improve aesthetics for the face. Some that can make the most impact include treatments or surgeries that address the forehead, cheeks, lips and chin. Here’s a breakdown of some of the options available: Brow lift: Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift can reduce wrinkles, improve frown lines and raise sagging skin that hood the eyebrows. There are several types of procedures,…

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What Age Can I Get a Facelift?

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Instead of turning back the clock in their 60s or 70s, many facelift patients today are deciding to stop the clock several decades earlier in their 40s and 50s. Younger people are increasingly having facelifts to assure they never actually look like they need a facelift. Patients under the age of 54 accounted for 34% of the 123,685 facelifts performed in the United States in 2019. Their relative youth at the time of their surgery provides some advantages, such as less tissue to be repositioned or adjusted and a quicker recovery time. A facelift, or rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure…

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Can I Recover from Eyelid Surgery Before the Holidays?

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The delicate skin of the upper and lower eyelids can gradually sag with age, resulting in eyes that look tired. A board-certified plastic surgeon can perform eyelid lift surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, to address the signs of aging around your eyes. Your recovery time will be about one month, which means there is still time to have the procedure performed before the holidays! Even if you are celebrating on Zoom, you can have youthful looking eyes by Thanksgiving or Christmas! Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate lax tissue around the eyes, creating a brighter, more awake look….

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Fat Transfers Enhance and Add Volume to the Face and Body

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Fat transfers are changing the face of plastic surgery. While plastic surgeons have long been extracting fat from the stomach or thighs to inject into breasts and buttocks, the latest trend is to use similar techniques to add a youthful fullness to the face. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, helps to revitalize and rejuvenate skin quality while adding fullness to the injection site. Surgeons remove a patient’s own fat from a donor location and inject it into a spot that could benefit from some volume. Increasingly, fat transfers are accompanying facelift procedures to increase volume in such areas…

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Mommy Makeover: Who is a Candidate?

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While childbirth is considered one of the greatest joys in life, many women would prefer to have their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Sixty-two percent of mothers said they would be interested in reshaping their bodies if cost was not an issue, according to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey. That is why the “Mommy Makeover,” a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures, is increasingly an option for women looking to restore their appearance after they have had their kids or lost significant weight. Pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding and massive weight loss all can lead to stretched skin, droopy breasts, thickened waists,…

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