Woman with plastic surgeon, discussing concerns about scarring.

Should You Be Concerned About Scarring?

Will I end up with a scar following cosmetic surgery, and are there ways to make it less noticeable? When someone considers having cosmetic surgery or any type of surgery, for that matter, ending up with a visible and unattractive scar is always a concern. Scarring is a natural part of healing. This is true…

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Woman receiving treatment after rhinoplasty.

Can Rhinoplasty Improve Sleep Apnea?

Is surgery an option for sleep apnea? Ancient documents that include descriptions for repairing damage to the shape of a nose tell us that there may have been versions of rhinoplasty being performed as long as 5,000 years ago. It’s quite possible that sleep apnea has been around just as long, if not longer. There…

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Plastic surgeon holding surgical tools.

Male Breast Reduction

What causes men to have breasts that are considered larger than normal? If a friend or family member told you that he struggled with gynecomastia, would you know what he meant? And, even if you do know that it refers to having excessive breast tissue in men and boys, do you also know that half…

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Is Rhinoplasty Worth the Cost?

How do I know if I am making the right decision to have surgery done on my nose? The most recent statistics put out by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most sought after forms of cosmetic surgery being done today. Taking the top slot in the…

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Body Contouring with Liposuction

What are the benefits of liposuction if it doesn’t actually cause weight loss? Summer is coming! Let’s be honest. Whether the temperature outside is in the teens or setting records during heat waves, summer is always coming. And that means that, before you know it and quite likely before you’re ready, you will be forced to abandon the baggy…

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What Do Popsicles, Pigs and CoolSculpting Have in Common?

How was CoolSculpting developed and how does it work? CoolSculpting, or what is technically known as cryolipolysis, has become a popular cosmetic procedure for reducing the body’s fat cells by putting them through a process that freezes them. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not require any incisions, which results in minimal recovery time. This, coupled with the fact that…

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Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

What are the most important things to look for when choosing the right plastic surgeon? There is a saying that has been around for as long as I can remember that is some variation of “you get what you pay for”. It is straightforward enough and normally taken to mean that the more you spend the…

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How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck

Are there things that I can do to prepare for my tummy tuck procedure? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in their last annual report, there were 17.7 million cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. last year. This number showed an increase of more than 275,000 over the previous year. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)…

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Baby Boomers Look to Plastic Surgery for Help with Dating

What is causing the increase in face lifts and other types of plastic surgery among baby boomers? You have no doubt heard about millennials using “okay, boomer” as today’s version of the constantly recycled criticism of one generation toward another. If you don’t quite understand exactly what the phrase is supposed to mean, you are not alone….

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