Category Archives Cosmetic Surgery

laser liposuction

Liposuction is the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with some 400,000 procedures performed every year on various parts of the body. Laser liposuction is one of several relatively new technologies that are now offered as a way to replace or enhance this classic body contouring procedure. Laser liposuction might seem like a great option on the surface. However, many plastic surgeons warn that…

Gummy Smile

If you’re self-conscious about your gummy smile, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear when you discover that there are several cosmetic treatments available to address the issue. Most people incorrectly assume that the only options to correct excess gum tissue are surgical procedures performed either by a periodontist, a cosmetic dentist or an oral surgeon. However, there are less invasive and…

Breast Augmentation Surgery

What is a breast augmentation? A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size and volume of the breasts, either by inserting implants under the breast tissue, or by grafting fat harvested from other parts of the body into the breast tissue, itself. Breast augmentation with breast implants is by far the most popular method. Is it…

Gummy bear implants promise to give breast augmentation patients a more natural look with fewer complications. Form-stable implants, also known as gummy bear or teardrop-shaped implants, are a compelling option for women seeking a low-risk breast augmentation technique, with a wide range of natural-looking shapes and sizes to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of this increasingly popular approach to…

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Most surgeons use silicone breast implants, which provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. Saline implants are sometimes perceived as being safer, although exhaustive studies have validated the safety and reliability of modern silicone implants. On average, silicone implants cost twice as much as saline implants. Saline or silicone? It’s one of the most important choices a woman…

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture can happen at any time, even years after surgery. There are many non-surgical methods for treating capsular contracture, but not all of them are effective. Surgery may be necessary to remove scar tissue. What is capsular contracture? Whenever there is a foreign object inside of your body -- a breast implant or pacemaker, for example -- your body…

drop and fluff

Since every patient is different, understanding the drop and fluff process is an important part of breast augmentation recovery. "Drop and fluff." It may sound like something out of a pillow care guide, but it refers to a process breast implants go through after breast enhancement. As the breast skin stretches and the muscles relax, the implants slowly shift downward…

abdominal separation

Diastasis recti can give your post-partum tummy a permanently bloated, puffy appearance, and is especially common among women who have given birth more than once If your abdominal muscles appear to be separated more than two finger widths, you will want to consider consulting with your doctor. Various at-home treatment options exist for new and longtime sufferers Abdominoplasty may be performed…

the plank

FUPA is a slang term for fatty upper pubic area. Another name for it is panniculus or pannus. Causes for the FUPA include genetics, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and stress. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to reduce the size of your FUPA. Plastic surgeons can treat your FUPA through surgery and minimally invasive procedures. Bikini season…

nose job recovery

The nose is made up of several bone, cartilage, and soft tissue components. Rhinoplasty is an intricate cosmetic surgery procedures that requires a great deal of finesse on the part of the surgeon. Following the surgeon’s pre-op and post-op recommendations has a significant impact on the procedure’s success. While in many cases nose reshaping serves purely cosmetic purposes, the procedure…

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