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Nine tips from a plastic surgeon and patient for a smoother recovery

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, December 27, 2021

There's no way around it: Recovery from plastic surgery is uncomfortable at best. Discomfort during the acute recovery phase, meaning the first few days post-op, should be expected, but pain should not be – especially not now, given all the advancements in technology and technique.


Six of the most common areas that plastic surgeons do fat transfers

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Thursday, December 23, 2021

Fat grafting is known by many names, most often referred to as fat transfer, it is also analogous to fat injections, and the technology behind this procedure has accelerated at a whiplash pace.


Everything you need to know about hand rejuvenation

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, December 20, 2021

It’s surprising to many, but one of the first places on our body that begins to show signs of aging is our hands. And if you stop and think about it, perhaps that's not unexpected given the daily beatings our hands take it's no wonder why the skin on our hands would break down first.


Five procedures to get now to be ready for the holidays

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, December 7, 2021


Seven most popular procedures men are booking

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Thursday, November 4, 2021

Another plastic surgery stigma is biting the dust: More men are getting plastic surgery. And they aren’t being shy about it anymore, either.


A breast reconstruction patient recounts the highs and lows of recovery

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, October 27, 2021

When Merry Maddox Rogers was first diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, reconstruction was the last thing on her mind. "I didn't care," she recalls. "I was just thinking, 'get it out, get it out, get it out.'"


Seven ways to undo sun damage, discoloration and other sins of summer

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Friday, October 15, 2021

In the summertime when the living's easy, it's also easy to brush off that second application of sunscreen, or to not think twice about a peeling sunburn. Yet, these seemingly innocent choices can accumulate into serious trouble for your skin for years to come.


Recovering from body contouring after significant weight loss

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Katie Coco was 31 years old when she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She had been considering the surgery for many years and finally pulled the trigger.


Facial fat is precious: Why your plastic surgeon shouldn't be too aggressive with buccal fat removal

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Throughout history, women around the world have committed to lengthy, sometimes dangerous practices in an attempt to accentuate their cheekbones – from the ancient facial massage techniques of China to Marlene Dietrich’s rumored removal of her upper molars.


What to expect after your breast augmentation surgery

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Small or large, round or narrow, side set, teardrop or asymmetrical, breasts come in any number of shapes and sizes. But for those who aren't happy with the breasts they were naturally dealt, breast augmentation has long offered an opportunity to change them.


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