Combining a Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation

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It is customary for a woman’s breasts to lose their youthful perkiness and shape over time. For women who have breastfed or lost significant amounts of weight, there may also be a noticeable lack of fullness and sagging, as the skin and underlying tissue becomes more lax and stretches. Fortunately, breast rejuvenation can improve the appearance of the bust line …

Do Breast Implants Need to Be Changed Every 10 Years?

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There’s a lot of misinformation about the supposed shelf-life of breast implants, prompting many patients to ask “when do I need to have my breast implants replaced?” Saline, silicone and gummy bear implants do not have an expiration date — nor are they lifetime devices. The short answer is there is no hard and fast timeline for breast implant removal. Ten …

Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Whether you’re considering Botox injections or a tummy tuck, there are many important decisions when selecting a plastic surgeon. To reduce the risk of experiencing complications or an unfavorable outcome, it’s crucial to find a doctor who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Board certification signals that the surgeon has met several demanding requirements, has …

Visualize Plastic Surgery Outcomes with 3D Imaging

In the offbeat 1985 Disney movie “Return To Oz”, Princess Mombi had a chilling glass case full of different faces she could put on as she pleased. Some days, don’t we all wish we could choose a different face? Now, with the potential of plastic surgery, you can look as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside. …

5 Things to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Botox, breast enhancement, lip augmentation and other cosmetic procedures are on the rise, according to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2015, 12.5 million patients had “minimally invasive” treatments and another 1.4 million patients had plastic surgery. For anyone who is contemplating getting a nip and tuck, or perhaps some subtle facial rejuvenation, there are some important …

Report: Breast Augmentation Is Now a Widely-Accepted Science

US plastic surgeons have convalesced around widely accepted standard techniques for breast augmentation surgery. A new survey published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that surgeons agree on the best implant types, sizes, incisions and placements of implants. They also found that surgeons are slow to adopt some of the newer technologies due to “a perceived …

Rising Number of Millennials Seeking Plastic Surgery

An article in The New York Daily News spotlights a rising trend in plastic surgery among millennials – people who are barely into their 30’s. There are approximately 80 million millennials in the United States, and though few are old enough to sport a furrowed brow or wrinkled forehead, they are seeking cosmetic enhancements in droves. In a survey conducted by …

Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolution with Plastic Surgery

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January 1st welcomes a new year and yet another chance to live a healthier and happier life. For many people, New Year’s resolutions are announcements of hope. Some want to exercise more and eat better diets; others vow to quit smoking or stop other bad habits. Perhaps two of the most popular resolutions across both genders are to lose weight …

Outlook for 2016 Plastic Surgery Trends

With 2015 nearing to an end, RealSelf asked board-certified plastic surgeons across the county about their predictions for the coming year. Which procedures and cosmetic enhancements will be in high demand in 2016? According to the experts, this year will be more focused on neck and jawline procedures, thanks to new injectables like Kybella. In fact, 70 percent of the …

Gifting Plastic Surgery this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, we begin the hunt for the most thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. But what about that person in your life who already has it all — from the latest kitchen gadgets to a few new wrinkles? Have you ever considered the gift of plastic surgery? If so, you’re not alone. Since this trend …