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The cosmetic secrets of plastic surgeons: What procedures do they choose for themselves?

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Monday, June 10, 2024

Have you ever wondered what cosmetic procedures the experts themselves can't resist? Plastic surgeons have procedures to improve their looks, ranging from Botox to mommy makeovers. This allows them to better understand what their patients go through and maintain their aesthetic standards.


Understanding how medications interact with anesthesia and when to stop before plastic surgery

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Friday, June 7, 2024

Most people understand that prescription medications and anesthesia do not mix. However, as new classes of drugs enter the market, there can be some confusion about what medications you can take up until surgery and which ones you need to put on pause.


How plastic surgeons treat fat-freezing injuries

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is a rare and somewhat ironic condition that can happen after undergoing CoolSculpting treatments – a popular nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that freezes fat cells that are later flushed out of the body naturally.


Your face isn't giving away your age, it's your neck

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Monday, June 3, 2024

Sometimes, we look at our faces and notice the fine lines around our eyes when we smile. Or we see the creases around our mouth when we make a funny face. Some think these lines, creases and expression marks age our faces, making us look tired and older. Yet have you ever thought it's not your face aging you? It may actually be your neck.


A guide to preserving your mental wellbeing during your plastic surgery journey

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Thursday, May 30, 2024

Plastic surgeons are talking about mental health with patients before ever stepping into the operating room to make sure their expectations will match the actual results.


Uh-oh! It’s already swimsuit season: Procedures that will have you swimwear-ready fast

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Did you blink and suddenly find yourself staring squarely into swimsuit season already? Time moves fast! If you have been in an extended hibernation mode, you may not feel ready to hit the beach or hang out with friends by the pool, even when the excruciating heat hits.


An uplifting experience: The ins and outs of mini facelifts

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Many of us may be very familiar with the idea of a traditional facelift, but not quite as informed on a newly popular version of this procedure – the mini facelift. They are a less invasive variation of a traditional facelift with a quicker recovery.


Facial fat: The good, the bad and the confusing

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Friday, May 24, 2024

Fat may be responsible for adding a few pounds to your waistline or giving you a cherub face, but it also plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy and energized – and, believe it or not, giving our faces a more youthful appearance. It's time to unravel facial fat – the good, the bad and the confusing.


A deep dive into the cat eye and fox eye aesthetic trend

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, May 21, 2024

There's no doubt about it – social media is the true king of influence, especially within the world of plastic surgery. One area of this specialty that is being particularly influenced by the popularity of social media is that of facial aesthetics, especially the eyes.


Top five questions plastic surgeons want you to ask them

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Monday, May 20, 2024

Your plastic surgeon wants you to ask them questions. An open dialogue and transparent communication are crucial to getting the best results. These are the top five questions board-certified plastic surgeons want you to ask.


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