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Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for Cosmetic Care?

When selecting a practitioner for cosmetic enhancement, it is critical to understand the difference between a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a surgeon or healthcare professional who offers aesthetic treatment but is certified—or maybe not even certified—in a different medical specialty.  What Does Board-Certification Even Mean? […]

Allergan Breast Implant Recall: What You Need to Know

The recent breast implant recall has been widely reported in the media, and this update will help explain the details of the recall. A very small number of breast implant patients can develop a specific type of cancer that is thought to be caused by a particular type of breast implant. This type of cancer […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

Women and men interested in cosmetic enhancement frequently ask: “Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?” In general, patients of all ages can be good candidates for plastic surgery, but there are several criteria (aspects) that make some individuals better suited than others. These include: 1. Correctable Anatomical Concerns A primary consideration is the […]

Will I Have More Cleavage After Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation patients frequently ask if they will have more “cleavage” after surgery. Cleavage, in this context, is the area between a woman’s breasts that’s particularly evident when wearing a low-cut blouse, dress, or top. The cleavage space is bordered by the sternum (breast bone) in the deep aspect and by the breasts on the […]

What Causes Breasts to Sag?

As aging occurs, the tissues in the body change. These changes occur as a natural part of the aging process, and some parts of the body are affected more than others. Breast sagging is caused by two general mechanisms. The first is the natural aging process. This process is generally not controllable and occurs in […]

How to Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures and has a very high satisfaction rate. The breast capsule is a normal biological reaction to the breast implant, and it occurs with all breast implants. It is important to distinguish between normal capsule formation, which causes no problems, and problematic capsule formation, […]

Do I Need to Do Breast Massage After Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation goals include having soft and supple breasts after surgery. After breast augmentation, some surgeons recommend breast massage to help keep the breasts soft and supple. The breast massage is employed to help prevent and/or treat problematic “capsule” formation. Any smooth, non-reactive surface in the body—like a heart pacemaker—causes “capsule” formation. The “capsule” is […]

What Is the Recovery Period Following Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast reduction is one of the most commonly performed procedures by plastic surgeons. Patients seek breast reduction for many reasons, including neck and back pain, physical activity limitations, difficulty in finding clothing that fits, and psychological factors. In addition to the aforementioned, there are many other reasons patients seek breast reduction. A wide age range […]

How to Care for Eyelid Swelling After Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. Blepharoplasty typically involves correction of excess muscle, fat, and skin. In some circumstances, eyelid surgery also involves the correction of fascia and ligaments of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty is commonly done on the upper and lower eyelids. There is some […]

What’s the Difference Between a Full and a Mini Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a term that describes a procedure that contours the abdomen. There are many different variations of the tummy tuck that are commonly performed by plastic surgeons. One way that tummy tucks can be categorized is as a “full” abdominoplasty or as a “mini” abdominoplasty. When discussing tummy tuck with patients they […]