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2022

High-definition liposuction vs liposuction – what's the difference?

Ravi Somayazula, DO | Houston, TX Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Although it is a classic procedure, the various techniques and technologies used to perform liposuction have evolved over the last few decades.


Seven signs you need a breast implant revision

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, August 10, 2022

While it is expected for patients to replace their breast implants after 10-20 years, there are several reasons they may need to be replaced sooner.


What to do if your Botox gets "botched"

Eric R. Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Thursday, July 21, 2022

What can you do to fix a botched injectable treatment, and is there any way to prevent being unhappy with your results in the first place?


What will your mommy makeover scars look like?

Scot A. Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Mommy makeover procedures continue to be a popular option for women who want to tone, tighten and reshape their bodies after pregnancy.


What does "drop and fluff" mean after breast augmentation?

Eric R. Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Although you will undoubtedly be anxious to see your results immediately after breast augmentation, there are a few processes that need to happen during recovery in order to reveal your final look.


Scar Treatment 101: What are the first steps?

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Eric Shiah, BA | Boston, MA Thursday, June 9, 2022

Scar formation is a natural part of the skin healing process. It results from accidents, diseases, skin conditions and surgery. There are a variety of treatment options available that can help improve the appearance of scars and reduce associated discomfort.


What you need to know about a neck lifts

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Friday, June 3, 2022

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.


Can you speed up your recovery after plastic surgery?

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Thursday, May 26, 2022

While recovery times can vary from person to person and will depend on the procedure(s) performed, here are some general tips you can follow to help speed up your plastic surgery recovery.


Med spa treatments to consider if your plastic surgeon is booked

Brian Kobienia, MD | Plymouth, MN Friday, May 20, 2022

With an increased demand for surgical facial procedures, many board-certified plastic surgeons find their surgical schedule completely booked out for several months. People looking for a quicker fix for signs of aging can and should consider nonsurgical aesthetic treatments.


Facial feminization surgery improves gender dysphoria in trans women

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, April 28, 2022

Facial feminization surgery is a combination of procedures designed to soften the facial features and feminize the face. There are many procedures that are available to feminize the face.


When is the right time to consider a breast reduction?

Kevin J. Cross, MD | Philadelphia, PA Friday, April 22, 2022

Breast reduction is a common goal for patients who feel that their large breasts are affecting their personal or professional life in a negative way. It is also a good option for patients whose breast size is causing them physical discomfort, like back pain or neck strain.


The perfect pair: Your research and your plastic surgeon's advice

Frank E. Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Doctors love informed, empowered patients. For the best plastic surgery results, patients should do their own homework but come to their consultation with an open mind to discuss their options and hear what their plastic surgeon thinks will be the best approach.


What is LED light therapy and what are the benefits?

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, April 8, 2022

LED light therapy is mainly focused on skincare, promoting anti-aging effects and reducing inflammation. The purported benefits include an increase in the amount of collagen in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other stigmata of aging.


Brotox: What is it and why is it popular?

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Cosmetic procedures aren't just for women anymore. More men are now turning to Botox to help boost their confidence, sex lives and careers.


What's new in plastic surgery? A move toward individuality, not celebrity

Drew J. Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, March 9, 2022

In past years, it was not uncommon for people to see the changes in their favorite celebrities after a plastic surgery and think about how they would look with the same changes and procedures.


Is it time for a breast implant exchange?

Sean T. Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Today's silicone gel and saline breast implants are long-lasting devices. However, no breast implant is a lifetime device.


Spider vein treatment – now you see them, now you don't

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Eric Shiah, BA | Boston, MA Friday, February 25, 2022

If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, there are several options available to treat them.


Four questions to ask before you consider body contouring

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Whether you have achieved a significant weight loss goal, are struggling with separated abdominal muscles or are simply looking to fine-tune your workout results, you may be considering body contouring treatments.


Better breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, February 8, 2022

It's not uncommon for mothers who are no longer breastfeeding to feel that their bodies no longer look as voluptuous and youthful as they did pre-pregnancy.


Combining plastic surgery with nonsurgical treatments

Roy Kim, MD | San Francisco, CA Thursday, February 3, 2022

Plastic surgery is still the gold standard to achieve aesthetic results, especially in the face. However, there are some things that plastic surgery can't actually do!


How the tummy tuck has improved over the decades

Eric R. Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States in recent decades, but did you know that this procedure has been around since the early 1800s?


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.


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