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Take a load off your back with a breast reduction

Sara R. Dickie, MD | Skokie, IL Monday, January 10, 2022

Breast reduction surgery is rated amongst the highest out of all plastic surgery procedures when it comes to patient satisfaction. Not only can it reduce or eliminate upper back, shoulder and neck pain from heavy breasts, a reduction can also help enhance self-esteem, get you back to exercise and improve the fit and shape of off-the-rack clothing and bras.


What should you ask a plastic surgeon before having a neck lift?

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A neck lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the neck, tightening the skin, removing fat and repairing the muscles. However, just like with any other form of plastic surgery, you don't want to jump into getting the procedure before you are fully informed.


Facelifts for men are trending

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, December 14, 2021

While it's true that noninvasive procedures still reign in popularity, the fact is that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and facelifts are more popular than ever. Plastic surgeons performed over 234,000 facelifts in 2020.


How to put your best face forward when the age of Zoom ends

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Zoom meetings and Slack chats have certainly taken over the workplace in the last year or two, but we are finally starting to see a gradual shift back to the office and in-person meetings. While that is great news for some, others of us may feel that their appearance could use a little pick-me-up after staring at themselves on Zoom for so long.


Is plastic surgery after weight loss a 2022 trend?

Drew J. Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Weight loss became a focus for some during quarantine, and many are predicting that plastic surgery after weight loss may be the new trend in 2022.


Body positivity and plastic surgery

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Tuesday, October 19, 2021

When tastefully done, plastic surgery is a way to optimize someone's body to make them as comfortable as possible in their own skin.


How working from home is fueling a desire for facial plastic surgery

Drew J. Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Thursday, October 7, 2021

Since the pandemic began and people started working from home rather than the office, there has been a sharp increase in individuals seeking facial cosmetic procedures. This includes both med spa options and plastic surgery.


Can stress affect our skin?

Sara R. Dickie, MD | Skokie, IL Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Over and over again, medicine and media remind us to protect our skin by applying sunscreen, and, of course, this is vital, but what about protecting our skin from internal stress and illness?


If you start injectables young, can you prevent aging?

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Younger Millennials, and even the older members of Gen Z, are looking to be proactive and prevent aging from ever occurring.


Could liposuction become more popular than breast augmentation?

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Thursday, September 9, 2021

Some surgeons and organizations are predicting that liposuction will surpass breast augmentation in 2021. But what exactly are the pros and cons of liposuction and why do they believe that liposuction trends are changing?


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