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Plastic surgery and New Year's resolutions

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It's quite possible that a carefully planned plastic surgery can help many people in achieving their New Year's resolutions going into 2017.

How nicotine sabotages plastic surgery

Heather Furnas, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Monday, December 12, 2016

Having plastic surgery? Then your plastic surgeon probably told you not to smoke. That’s good advice. But that doesn’t mean you can reach for a substitute. Nicotine wears several masks that may seem seductively harmless, but don’t let them fool you!

Tummy tuck or liposuction?

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Monday, December 5, 2016

Tummy tuck or liposuction? Arguably, this is the most common question of patients who want to do something about their flabby stomach.

Giving plastic surgery as a gift

Heather Furnas, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Friday, November 18, 2016

If a loved one has been dreaming of having a procedure but can't afford it or has always prioritized others' need first, plastic surgery can be a life-changing gift.

Liposuction: Tell me all about it!

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Monday, November 14, 2016

Do you have questions about liposuction? We have answers!

Team-based approach to breast reconstruction

Terri Coutee Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The team-based approach to breast reconstruction, who is involved in your care and what each team member does is an important part of the process if you decide to have reconstruction after a breast cancer diagnosis.

The top five procedures to help you look your best for the holidays

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Who doesn't want to look fabulous during the holidays? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that summer is over, it is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

Breast implants recovery stages and the issue of pain

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, October 28, 2016

The breast implants recovery stages involve some pain, although it is generally "manageable" with the right pain management treatment.

Being an affiliate for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Terri Coutee Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Terri Coutee, two-time breast cancer survivor and current breast reconstruction advocate, describes the importance of being an affiliate for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

Plastic surgery tourism: Proceed with caution

Francisco Canales, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Good plastic surgery happens not only in the USA, but also around the world. However, if you are an American citizen planning to travel out of the country for a short period of time to have an elective cosmetic procedure, caveat emptor.

All about breast implant profiles

Cameron Craven, MD | Austin, TX Monday, August 29, 2016

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."

The basics of dermal fillers

Tito Vasquez, MD | Southport, CT Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

The five factors of breast augmentation

Cameron Craven, MD | Austin, TX Friday, July 29, 2016

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.

Mommy makeover – is it right for you?

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Monday, July 25, 2016

Many women lament that despite dieting, exercising and lots and lots of willpower your body is never the same as it was prior to childbearing.

How to achieve the perfect pout

Smita Ramanadham, MD | Boston, MA Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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.

What is a reverse abdominoplasty and who needs it?

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reshaping the contour of the abdomen is frequently requested in plastic surgery consultations.

Four key things to know before your buttock augmentation consultation

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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

Different tummy tuck techniques

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Importance of patient safety in plastic surgery

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Please do your homework and find out if your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon by visiting the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Board of Plastic Surgery websites.

Plastic surgery consultation tips

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A 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.

Liposuction on the hips and buttocks: Could it deliver the idealized deminine silhouette?

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, June 9, 2016

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.

Minimally invasive Kybella may improve your neckline

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Monday, June 6, 2016

Kybella a noninvasive injectable that can reduce fat under the chin.

Ultrasonic liposuction vs traditional liposuction

Raffi Hovsepian, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, June 2, 2016

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.

Botox around the eyes and its results

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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.

Why an accredited surgery center matters

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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.

Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift

Kamran Azad, MD | San Diego, CA Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's no secret that the popularity of buttock augmentation is on the rise. If you are considering buttock augmentation, know what to expect during your recovery.

The bottom line on fat grafting for buttock augmentation

Jay Lucas, M.D | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Plastic surgery for the buttock enhancement is increasing in popularity, and fat grafting may be an option for buttock augmentation surgeries.

Which tummy tuck is right for me?

Shahram Salemy, MD | Seattle, WA Thursday, April 21, 2016

There is more than one type of tummy tuck. Discover how to select the appropriate tummy tuck for you.

Gynecomastia after weight loss

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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.

Worried about skin rolls around your bra line?

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You may want to consider there treatment options if self-concious about skin rolls around your bra line.

Consider custom solutions for a sagging neckline

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What options can plastic surgery offer if you are self-concious about a sagging neckline?

Breast reconstruction myths debunked

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD & Courtney Floyd | San Antonio, TX Monday, March 14, 2016

You may have heard some of these common myths regarding breast reconstruction. Make sure you know what the facts are.

Plastic surgery and regenerative medicine

Ricardo Rodriguez, MD | Baltimore, MD Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Regenerative medicine is a growing new field of 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.

Breast reconstruction tweet chat and the value of social media

Terri Coutee Thursday, February 25, 2016

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

Options and resources for breast reconstruction after mastectomy

David Song, MD, MBA, FACS & Terri Coutee | Chicago, IL Monday, February 22, 2016

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.

Ask your doctor: Radiation and DIEP flap breast reconstruction

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD & Courtney Floyd | San Antonio, TX Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Researching your breast reconstruction options? Get professional answers to common questions about radiation and DIEP flap breast reconstruction.

Breast cancer to reconstruction and your healthcare team

Terri Coutee Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Breast cancer survivor Terri Coutee emphasizes the importance of your healthcare team from your breast cancer to breast reconstruction.

New year, new you and plastic surgery: Is there something to this slogan?

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Wednesday, January 27, 2016

These plastic surgery procedures can help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.

10 features of a safe operating room

Heather Furnas, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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.

Look as good as you feel in 2016

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Want to look as good as you feel in the new year? These are the procedure you'll want to consider.

Using digital imaging to help plan facial cosmetic surgery

Terrence Murphy, MD | Englewood, CO Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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.

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