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2021

Weddings and plastic surgery – a likely marriage

Michele A. Shermak, MD | Lutherville Timonium, MD Wednesday, June 16, 2021

In considering all of the details associated with your wedding day, thoughts might drift toward plastic surgery. The bride and groom (and their families) may pursue what plastic surgery can offer to meet the special day with improved levels of confidence.


Getting ready for the summer we've all been waiting for

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Tuesday, June 8, 2021

It's finally here! The long-awaited summer of 2021. With vaccine rollout underway and restrictions loosening, there is so much to look forward to! There are celebrations, date nights and even vacations on the schedule, and people are more excited than ever to look their best for their big post-quarantine reveal.


Live your breast life – answers to your breast reduction questions

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Elizabeth Laikhter | Boston, MA Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Normal breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes large breasts can be bothersome and interfere with daily activities and lifestyle goals. A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces breast size to manage symptoms resulting from large breasts.


How long do dermal fillers last?

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Having a graceful, well-defined neckline is a small thing that can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. Yet factors like age, weight loss and genetics can all contribute to problems like loose neck skin, sagging jowls or a double chin.


Plastic surgery treatments to eliminate cellulite

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Though the summer season always promises to lighten and relax moods for many, it can also be a time of dread. The prospect of having to wear swimwear once again that reveals stubborn and dimpled cellulite can be daunting.


Will your breast implants last a lifetime?

Drew Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Breast implants do not last forever, and there are many reasons why women will choose to have their implants removed, usually anywhere from 10 to 20 years after their initial surgery.


How to prepare for your traditional facelift

John LeRoy, MD | Atlanta, GA Wednesday, April 14, 2021

If you’ve been considering getting a traditional facelift, you are not alone. In 2019, over 68,000 facelifts were performed, making facelifts the seventh most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the United States.


The ABCs of gynecomastia surgery – three components your plastic surgeon considers

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Elizabeth Laikhter | Boston, MA Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in men. There are several different causes of gynecomastia, and it is important to understand the probable cause and the extent of tissue growth in order to receive the most effective treatment.


Fat grafting for breast augmentation

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Wednesday, March 24, 2021

While most of our patients choose an implant for their breast augmentation, newer techniques and natural options are now available. Fat grafting – or fat transfer – is growing as an exciting and natural option for small breast augmentation.


How much does a facelift cost?

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Wednesday, March 17, 2021

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 130,000 Americans choose to have cosmetic plastic surgery to rejuvenate their faces every year.


Will the plastic surgery boom last after the pandemic?

Lee Daniel, MD | Eugene, OR Tuesday, March 9, 2021

On the surface, the idea of COVID-19 and lockdown leading to greater interest in plastic surgery may seem odd. However, once you dig a little deeper, it starts to make sense.


The basics of a neck lift

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Having a graceful, well-defined neckline is a small thing that can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. Yet factors like age, weight loss and genetics can all contribute to problems like loose neck skin, sagging jowls or a double chin.


Everything you need to know about chemical peels

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Eric Shiah, BA | Boston, MA Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A chemical peel for the face is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove damaged skin cells, treat wrinkles and correct scar and sunspot discolorations. Chemical peels contain different types of acids that have varying depths of skin penetration.


What you need to know about arm lifts

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Wednesday, February 3, 2021

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can tighten, lift and smooth the skin and tissues of your arm for a more sleek and sculpted shape. It can also remove fat deposits that aren't responsive to exercise.


Three contouring options for your post-quarantine body

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Tuesday, January 26, 2021

If quarantine has been hard on you, there's still plenty of time to get in shape in 2021, and some body contouring options that can help you feel your best in what we all hope is a more joyous and satisfying post-COVID world.


Botox to the jawline – what you need to know

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

A sharp jawline can give a face the structure it needs and help you look strong and healthy. And in the world of selfies and social media, we are spending more time analyzing our facial structure and improving our appearance.


Benefits of having plastic surgery in the winter

Frederic Corbin, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, January 12, 2021

To ensure that your recovery will not interfere with your summer plans, consider scheduling your plastic surgery procedure during the winter so that you have plenty of time to heal.


The positive impact of telemedicine in plastic surgery

Oscar Ochoa, MD & Courtney Floyd | San Antonio, TX Tuesday, January 5, 2021

During the current global COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons from across the nation are utilizing telemedicine to care for their patients. Long-term, it is reasonable to suggest the positive impact of telemedicine in plastic surgery will continue.


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