Patient undergoing anesthesia

What to Know About Anesthesia

If you’re preparing for surgery, you’ve probably done a lot of research into the procedure you’re planning for: but what about anesthesia? Anesthesia is used to refer to any medication or medications that are used during a medical procedure to make you unconscious or insensate. They are a vital part of any surgery and many inpatient procedures. Learn what to expect before, during, and after a medical procedure involving anesthesia.


Injectables vs. Facelifts: Four Things You Should Know

Whether you’re just seeing the first signs of fine lines or you’ve been frustrated by sagging skin for years, there’s a good chance you have wondered about the differences between facelifts and injectables. You may have heard recommendations or generalizations: but how do you determine which option is right for you? Here are four differences between facelifts and injectables that can help you decide.


Four Tips on When To Get Plastic Surgery

Choosing to pursue plastic surgery can be a big decision, and once you have, you might want to jump right in with both feet. But wait! Plastic surgery procedures can have a wide range of recovery times and can impact your life for months after the surgery, even if you don’t have any unexpected experiences. Planning your surgery date carefully can help you to have less stress during your recovery period! Read on for four tips on how to plan the timing of your procedure.


How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consult

Any medical procedure is likely to be overwhelming, and plastic surgery is no exception! One of the early stages in the process of getting plastic surgery—but probably a long while after you first started considering cosmetic surgery—is your first consultation with a plastic surgeon. A consult gives the doctor an opportunity to make recommendations based on your body and medical history, and it gives you an opportunity to get a sense of how that doctor and clinic approach their work. Read on for five tips to help you prepare for your consultation.


All Eyes on Ears: The Recent Increase in Adult Otoplasty or Ear Pinning

As we now know and have experienced, the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we think about almost everything. Between how we work, socialize and move around the world, there isn’t much that COVID-19 hasn’t called into question. 

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Our ears, specifically whether or not we need an otoplasty. Maybe we’ve always needed one and just never noticed… or have our masks somehow made a slightly protruding set of ears now unmistakable. 

Labia reduction: Solving a very private postpartum problem

Labia Reduction: Solving a Very Private Postpartum Problem 

As if pregnancy and delivery — whether natural or via c-section — wasn’t stressful and transformative enough… 

Most, if not all, women struggle with the physical changes that commonly result from the whole experience. While many women worry about the appearance of loose skin following rapid weight gain and subsequent loss, others are very aware and concerned with the changes to their breasts, particularly if they opt to breastfeed their babies. 

The Mind-Body Connection

The Mind-Body Connection: How to Mentally Prep for Plastic Surgery

The decision to pursue plastic surgery is personal and the factors motivating each patient are different. Some are eager to correct a perceived flaw that has bothered them since childhood; others are anxious to restore their appearance after an injury, accident or prolonged illness. Pregnancy can be a big push (get it?) for many women to elect cosmetic surgery. 

Whatever the reason, it’s imperative that you prepare mentally before your surgery in order to support a smoother healing process. We have a few tips to help support the powerful mind-body connection before you head into surgery and during your recovery.

Areola reduction

Reasons to Opt for an Areola Reduction

Like any cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery, the decision to opt for areola reduction is a personal one. Motivated by a variety of factors for both men and women, areola reduction is a procedure that minimizes the size of the areola or nipple; in some cases, both. 

While some of our patients elect to have an areola reduction as part of a breast lift or breast reduction, some book an areola reduction exclusively. 

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Which is best? Silicone vs. Saline Implants

If breast augmentation is on your holiday wish list, you might be wondering which type of breast implant is best — silicone or saline? As with most cosmetic procedures, there isn’t a single answer to this question. Often, the best option is dependent on each patient. Even so, there are some important distinctions to know between the two, which might help you decide which type of implant you prefer. 

Check out our helpful guide and graphic to learn the difference between silicone and saline breast implants.