All About Breast Implant Profiles

When it comes to breast augmentation there are many different options to choose from. Implants come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. However, the most commonly misunderstood characteristic of breast implants is their "profile."  Read more

The Basics of Dermal Fillers

Today both injectables and fillers are commonplace treatments to eliminate facial wrinkles. However, unlike injectables, such as Botox® and Dysport®, which temporarily paralyze active muscle, fillers are used to plump the problem area to lift and soften the appearance wrinkles.  Read more

The Five Factors of Breast Augmentation

The final result of any breast augmentation procedure is determined by a series of choices that the patient (with the counsel of their surgeon) will make. Here are the five main factors to consider regarding breast augmentation.  Read more

The Mommy Makeover – Is It Right For You?

Dr. Jay Lucas, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), explains the "Mommy Makeover" and whether or not it's right for you.  Read more

How To Achieve The Perfect Pout

What do Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Garner, and Kylie Jenner all have in common? The perfectly plump sexy pout that women of all ages are seeking. Lip augmentation procedures are currently a highly publicized and trending treatment thanks to these celebrities.  Read more

What Is A Reverse Abdominoplasty And Who Needs It?

Dr. Jay Lucas, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), shines the spotlight on the "Reverse Abdominoplasty" – what is it and who needs it?  Read more

Four Key Things to Know Before Your Buttock Augmentation Consultation

Gluteal augmentation, more commonly referred to as a buttock augmentation, is a common procedure designed to improve the size/shape of the buttocks.  Read more

Different Tummy Tuck Techniques

The ideal tummy tuck techniques are determined by the patients’ underlying anatomies, the location and amount of redundant skin, and even their clothing preference.  Read more

Importance of Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Josef Hadeed, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), emphasizes the importance of patient safety in plastic surgery and shares advice to help patients do their homework in order to ensure a safe surgical experience.  Read more

Plastic Surgery Consultation Tips

Plastic surgery consultation is an opportunity for patients to evaluate potential surgeons and to learn more about their options, benefits of each surgical maneuver, and possible risks and their appropriate contingency plan should they occur.  Read more

Liposuction On The Hips And Buttocks: Could It Deliver The Idealized Feminine Silhouette?

Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not about removing the optimal amount of fat. What is more important is how much fat is left after surgery to make sure that the natural contours of the body are preserved.  Read more

Non-Invasive Kybella May Improve Your Neckline

ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas highlights Kybella, a non-invasive injectable material that can dissolve fat under the chin.  Read more

Ultrasonic Liposuction vs Tumescent (or Traditional) Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries in the United States and has helped millions of patients improve their initial shape or achieve their ideal look.  Read more

Design for Natural Breast Augmentation: The ‘ICE’ Principle

Natural breast beauty in breast augmentation may be achieved consistently using simple ‘ICE’ principle for surgical planning, says study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Read more

Botox Around Eyes and Its Results

Botox around eyes can smooth out the wrinkles, although it must be repeated four to six months to maintain the rejuvenated look. This treatment is an ideal option for patients who want to avoid [eyelid] surgery that results in downtime.  Read more

Why an Accredited Surgery Center Matters

Are you sure you chose an accredited surgical facility with a clean background? This is a detail that many people overlook, assuming the operating room will be fine. However, choosing an accredited facility is vital for a safe experience.  Read more

Recovering From A Brazilian Butt Lift

It’s no secret that the popularity of buttock augmentation is on the rise. If you are considering buttock augmentation, learn what to expect during your recovery with these excellent insights from Dr. Kamran Azad.  Read more

The Bottom Line On Fat Grafting For Buttock Augmentation

ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas discusses the growing interest in plastic surgery for buttocks and highlights fat grafting as an option buttock augmentation.  Read more

Which Tummy Tuck Is Right for Me?

ASPS member Dr. Shahram Salemy explains the different varieties of tummy tucks and offers insights about selecting the appropriate one.  Read more

Gynecomastia After Weight Loss

Gynecomastia after weight loss often requires longer incisions and more contouring due to the presence of redundant skin, tissue, and fat. The goal is to create a masculine, natural-looking chest in which the scars are positioned discreetly.  Read more

Worried About Skin Rolls Around Your Bra Line?

ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas highlights treatment options for women to consider if they are worried about skin rolls around their bra line.  Read more

Consider Custom Solutions for a Sagging Neckline

ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas highlights several options to consider if you are thinking about plastic surgery for a sagging neckline.  Read more

Breast Reconstruction Myths Debunked

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo debunks several common myths regarding breast reconstruction.  Read more

Plastic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is a growing new field in medicine that is based on the concept that physicians can harness the body’s own powers to heal itself rather than relying exclusively on drugs or invasive surgical procedures.  Read more

Breast Reconstruction Tweet Chat and the Value of Social Media

Breast reconstruction advocate Terri Coutee recaps the #BCSM tweet chat that she did with ASPS President Dr. David Song discussing breast reconstruction options and resources.  Read more

Options and Resources for Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Breast reconstruction is an option for women and men after having a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast reconstruction is a personal choice, a choice that is not for everyone, but a choice that everyone deserves to know about.  Read more

Ask Your Doctor—Radiation and DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo answers common questions about radiation and DIEP flap breast reconstruction.  Read more

Breast Cancer to Reconstruction and Your Healthcare Team

Breast cancer survivor Terri Coutee shares her experience battling cancer and undergoing breast reconstruction with ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo.  Read more

Why the "One and Done" Approach to Breast Reconstruction Can Be Misleading

ASPS member Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo discusses the new "one and done" approach to breast reconstruction and why this term can be misleading to patients as over 30% of women will need further surgery.  Read more

“New Year, New You” and Plastic Surgery: Is There Something to This Slogan?

ASPS member Dr. Karen Horton highlights a few plastic surgery procedures available in 2016 that can help your exterior reflect your very best self and reach your New Year's resolutions.  Read more

10 Features of a Safe Operating Room

If you’re having plastic surgery, you’re probably putting 100% of your focus on choosing your surgeon. But where you have your surgery is as important as who does your surgery.  Read more

Look As Good As You Feel In 2016

ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas recommends procedures for patients to look as good as they feel in the new year.  Read more

Using Digital Imaging to Help Plan Facial Cosmetic Surgery

In today’s high-tech world, top plastic surgeons have access to digital imaging software that can help patients to communicate their desires to their surgeons more effectively prior to facial cosmetic surgery.  Read more

What Can Plastic Surgery Offer Men?

What can a comprehensive plastic surgery center offer to men? ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas shares the answer!  Read more

Fat Grafting History and Applications

Fat grafting, also referred to as fat transfer or fat injections, is the surgical process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another area.  Read more

The Skinny on CoolSculpting

The leader in non-surgical fat reduction has emerged, and it is known as CoolSculpting.  Read more

Restoring Facial Volume: Fat Grafting vs. Fillers

What is the best option for restoring volume to your face? ASPS member Dr. Jay Lucas discusses fat grafting vs. filler agents.  Read more

Female-to-Male Gender Confirmation Surgeries

For patients with severe gender dysphoria, or gender incongruence, surgery has been a mainstay of treatment for decades.  Read more

Breast Augmentation: Size & Proportion

Successful aesthetic breast surgery, including breast implants, is all about a keen understanding of appropriate breast size and proportions.  Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Labioplasty

Labioplasty, the surgical reduction of the labia minora, the inner lips of the vaginal lips, is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure.  Read more

Couples Plastic Surgery By The Decade

Couples plastic surgery has never been more “in”. Here we compiled a list of Couples Plastic Surgery by the Decade.  Read more

Want To Restore Aging Skin? Try Micro-Needling

What is micro-needling and why is it a great tool for restoring aging skin?  Read more

Body Contouring Completes Weight Loss Journey

Liberate your body and spirit with body contouring after bariatric surgical weight loss.  Read more