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Breast Reconstruction Topic: Tissue Expander Exchange Surgery

March 16, 2020

What Is Tissue Expander Exchange Surgery? The tissue expander exchange surgery is the process of removing the existing tissue expander and replacing it with a permanent implant. Typically, this procedure is done through the same incision as for the initial surgery and the reshaping of the breast may be performed at the same time as well. The patient has multiple options when considering permanent implants and in

Permanent Dermal Fillers

March 05, 2020

As we age, we start to naturally lose subcutaneous fat or the fat that is just under the surface of the skin. We also lose collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. As this happens, the skin starts to lay over the muscle, with less padding between the delicate skin tissue and the muscle. The muscle moves all day with facial expression, and soon the skin starts to wrinkle, stretch, and sag. Permanent dermal fillers

Preparing for Breast Reduction Surgery

February 16, 2020

Oversized breasts can be a source of real pain and frustration. While some say they wish they had this problem, women who have dealt with them over many years know that it can interrupt normal functioning. From difficulty during physical activities to back pain to ill-fitting clothing, oversized breasts can really get in the way of living a comfortable life. If you think you might be a candidate for reduction

Breast Augmentation FAQ

February 14, 2020

The goal of breast augmentation is to restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy, to achieve a more well-rounded breast, or simply to improve natural breast asymmetry by means of a breast implant or a fat transfer. The procedure can be done either subpectoral or prepectoral. There are many reasons why patients decide to undergo breast augmentation and the decision is completely personal. If you are

Common Tummy Tuck Myths

February 04, 2020

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a popular procedure, largely done by women, to flatten the abdomen and increase muscle tone. Since it’s a relatively invasive surgery, it’s not a decision to make lightly. There are a lot of common tummy tuck myths out there. Consider the facts and determine whether you are a candidate for this surgery in an informed way. MYTH: There is only one kind of

Expectation VS Reality – How to Set Yourself Up For Success When Getting Plastic Surgery

January 31, 2020

People choose to have plastic surgery for a number of reasons. Some are happy with their appearance and wonder "what if?", others have a very detailed list of what they want. Some are looking for help maintaining a healthy body weight with liposuction. Others are looking for a more distinguished look with breast augmentation surgery. Whatever your reasoning for plastic surgery, it's important to realize the

Plastic Surgery Trends for 2020

December 10, 2019

Plastic surgery has been on the up and up for years. With that, so has its technology. With a new year comes new trends, new advancements, and new ideas. 2019 is almost over, therefore, we can predict the rising trends in 2020. Read more about the predicted plastic surgery trends for 2020 below. Top Procedures in 2019 According to The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the top 5 cosmetic procedures in

How to Avoid Scarring After Surgery

November 28, 2019

Our bodies work to heal wounds after an injury or surgery. The appearance of the wound depends on how well the wound heals. Often times, scars form, and this is simply a natural part of the healing process. Some scrapes and cuts on locations of your body such as on your knees or elbows are often destined to leave behind scar tissue. However, there are some efforts you can take advantage of and know how to order

Preventative Botox

October 30, 2019

I think it's safe to say we all know the benefits of using Botox to get rid of deep wrinkles, but what about preventative Botox? Can the early use of Botox actually prevent wrinkles? What is Preventative Botox? First, let's start with understanding Botox. Botox (botulinum toxin) is used to temporarily paralyze muscles most commonly on the forehead, around the eyes, and frown lines. It blocks signals from

Breast Implants After Nursing

September 18, 2019

Breast implants and nursing. A lot of questions arise for women who see the effects of pregnancy in areas of their bodies that were once comfortable and familiar. First and foremost, if there's a chance you'll have another child, you want your baby to be able to breastfeed without risk. Secondly, you want to be happy with your body. During pregnancy, your breasts swell in size due to the production of milk