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Comparing upper facelift, mid facelift and lower facelift

John LeRoy, MD | Atlanta, GA Friday, June 15, 2018

There are countless different types of facelifts, but the three of the most important terms for patients to understand are upper facelift, mid facelift and lower facelift.


What is capsular contracture and how can it be treated?

Kevin Tehrani, MD | New York, NY Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In some breast augmentation patients, a capsule of scar tissue can become unusually hard and contract around the implant. This can lead to both aesthetic problems and, in extreme cases, pain in the breasts.


Your checklist to a better tummy tuck

Shahram Salemy, MD | Seattle, WA Tuesday, June 05, 2018

If you're considering a tummy tuck to help optimize your appearance and confidence, understanding the fundamentals of this procedure can mean the difference between a good tummy tuck experience and a great one.


Thinking about plastic surgery? Here is what you need to ask yourself before you go

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, May 30, 2018

If you are one of the thousands of people thinking about plastic surgery, carefully weigh out all of your options before committing to an invasive procedure.


Is a breast augmentation right for you?

Heather Rocheford, MD | Woodbury, MN Tuesday, May 22, 2018

There can be a lot out there to read about breast augmentations. If you’re simply looking for where to begin with your decision-making progress, here are some things to consider.


What causes hair loss and what hair restoration procedures are available?

Richard Chaffoo, MD | La Jolla, CA Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hair restoration procedures can restore a natural hairline and add density to bald or thinning areas on the scalp.


Cosmetic procedures for the nipples and areolas

Olivia Hutchinson, MD | New York, NY Friday, May 11, 2018

Many patients who are dissatisfied with some aspects of their nipples or areolas may not be aware of the cosmetic procedures designed to improve their appearance.


Liposuction: 10 things to know and 10 questions to ask

Shahram Salemy, MD | Seattle, WA Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Here are 10 things you should know about liposuction and 10 questions your should you ask your plastic surgeon before undergoing this procedure.


How a drainless tummy tuck packs a double punch

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for both women and men.


What is included in a mommy makeover?

Ravi Somayazula, DO | Houston, TX Friday, April 27, 2018

The mommy makeover is one of today's most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, designed specifically to address common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Cardi B's horrifying story serves as a reminder of the dangers of illegal buttock injections

Steven Williams, MD | Dublin, CA Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cardi B recently revealed that she had black market buttock injections and detailed the horrifying story of what she went through on a quest to obtain better curves.


Is plastic surgery right for you?

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, April 20, 2018

Men and women of all ages choose to have plastic surgery for several reasons. Whatever the reason, plastic surgery can be a life-changing experience that can improve patients' lives.


Important things to know about breast augmentation

Shahram Salemy, MD | Seattle, WA Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cosmetic plastic surgery has consistently been on the rise, but breast enhancement is by far the most popular procedure. In 2017 alone, there were 300,378 breast augmentations performed.


How to get rid of a cleft chin

Daniel Liu, MD | Zion, IL Friday, April 13, 2018

There are a few ways to improve the appearance of a deep chin cleft, which vary in permanence, invasiveness and cost.


Six questions every woman should ask at her mommy makeover consultation

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Tuesday, April 10, 2018

To help give you peace of mind and make sure you're completely prepared at every step of the way, be sure to ask these six questions during your mommy makeover consultation.


The elements of a tummy tuck

Kaveh Alizadeh, MD, MSc, FACS | Jericho, NY Friday, April 06, 2018

When it comes to a tummy tuck, I frequently explain to patients that the procedure is not a single surgical step, but rather a series of elements that can be combined to create customized results.


Botox injections can alleviate chronic migraine headaches

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, April 03, 2018

In recent years, the use of Botox has been expanding. In 2010, the FDA officially approved the use of Botox to treat chronic migraine headaches, which is defined as having a headache 15 or more days a month.


Not as simple as saline vs silicone – Things to consider before having a breast augmentation procedure

Jacob Unger, MD | Nashville, TN Tuesday, March 27, 2018

While most patients tend to research the procedures of their interest online before coming in for a consult, some breast augmentation candidates are surprised by the number of factors they need to keep in mind when planning their surgery.


What a tummy tuck can and can't do

Ryan Dodde, II, MD | Holland, MI Friday, March 23, 2018

Things like pregnancy and significant weight gain or loss can create excess skin or weakened abdominal muscles, which can most easily be corrected by a tummy tuck procedure.


Inside the 'Angelina Jolie effect' on breast reconstruction

Jay Orringer, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Angelina Jolie's reconstructive breast surgeon shares his insight five years after her preventative mastectomy and breast reconstruction.


Facial rejuvenation treatments that are right for you

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, March 16, 2018

How do you know whether facial rejuvenation is right for you? What are your options for facial rejuvenation?


10 things to know about permanent hair removal

Daniel Liu, MD | Zion, IL Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It's not too early to start planning for summer! Laser hair removal is a noninvasive option for women and men to remove unwanted hair to help you look your best.


What is the best abdominal procedure for your goals?

Laura Gowen, MD | Bryn Mawr, PA Friday, March 09, 2018

From post-pregnancy laxity to extra weight in the midsection, both women and men in the United States choose to undergo plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their midsection.


Tips to prepare for your plastic surgery consultation

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Wednesday, March 07, 2018

You have decided to have plastic surgery, found your prospective plastic surgeon and booked an appointment for a consultation. What now?


How to get rid of gynecomastia

Ramon Garza III, MD | San Antonio, TX Friday, March 02, 2018

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the breast in adult males caused by excessive growth of the breast tissue. Although it does not cause any major health problems, it can lead to poor self-image and have psychological effects.


What does an FDA approval mean for cosmetic treatments and devices?

Terence Myckatyn, MD | St. Louis, MO Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates cosmetics and medical devices, which covers the bulk of what is available at a typical plastic surgery office.


Five things to consider before getting a tummy tuck

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Friday, February 23, 2018

The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is an extremely successful surgical procedure, designed to sculpt the waistline and smooth the stomach.


Tips for choosing a plastic surgeon

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Wednesday, February 21, 2018

If you are considering plastic surgery, you have some decisions to make. The most important is choosing the right plastic surgeon.


How can plastic surgery rejuvenate your cheeks?

Stephen Chidyllo, MD, DDS, FACS | West Long Branch, NJ Friday, February 16, 2018

"Doctor, my cheeks are falling!" This is a comment I hear often in my practice. "I used to have high, full cheekbones and now my cheeks are flat."


What to consider before you get a breast augmentation

Owen Reid, MD | Richmond, BC Tuesday, February 13, 2018

While breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in North America, patients should be aware that there are several factors to consider before choosing to receive a breast augmentation.


When is plastic surgery appropriate for teenagers?

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, February 09, 2018

A recent trend shows that not only are plastic surgery patients getting younger, the number of teens seeking plastic surgery is increasing. When should the answer be "yes" to plastic surgery for teenagers?


Modern approaches to the traditional facelift

Kathleen Waldorf, MD, FACS | Portland, OR Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Data gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that facelift surgery has consistently been one of the top five cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the United States.


Understanding the breast cancer gene and how it could affect your family

Christopher Shale, MD | Ogden, UT Friday, February 02, 2018

Working with breast cancer patients during breast reconstruction is both challenging and incredibly rewarding. While watching my patients suffer can be tough, I am often inspired by their strength, resolve and selflessness.


Ten common misconceptions about liposuction

Wayne Carman, MD, FRCSC | Toronto, ON Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lposuction is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States and around the world.


What everyone needs to know about the aging process

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Friday, January 26, 2018

Understanding the aging process throughout your lifespan is necessary if you plan on slowing or reversing it.


Will you need to replace your breast implants?

Tenley Lawton, MD | Newport Beach, CA Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A common myth suggests breast implants need to be replaced after 10 years, but this is a misrepresentation of the facts. The truth is that every patient is different.


Is breast reduction covered by health insurance?

Stephen Chidyllo, MD, DDS, FACS | West Long Branch, NJ Friday, January 19, 2018

It is very important for patients to do their homework regarding their insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery.


Four common questions women have about recovery after labiaplasty

Shruti Tannan, MD | Raleigh, NC Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Excess tissue in the labia minora can be difficult for women, causing pain, discomfort, irritation and self-consciousness. A labiaplasty procedure targets that extra tissue to address all of these concerns.


What's the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic procedures?

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD | San Antonio, TX Friday, January 12, 2018

The field of plastic surgery can be broken down into two main categories – reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. Both are generally considered sub-specialties of plastic surgery.


Understanding your options for breast reconstruction

Kent Higdon, MD & Christopher Tokin, MD | Nashville, TN Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Advances in microsurgical techniques have allowed plastic surgeons the ability to offer a myriad of different breast reconstruction options for optimal results.


Is plastic surgery part of your 2018 resolutions?

Steven Williams, MD | Dublin, CA Friday, January 05, 2018

The new year is always a time for reflection and plans for self improvement. It's also a great time to think about plastic surgery!


Everything you need to know about a mommy makeover

Kevin Tehrani, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, January 03, 2018

In today's culture, we're bombarded with images of celebrities who look inexplicably trim just months after giving birth. This has led to a heightened demand for the series of procedures called a "mommy makeover."


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