As a plastic surgeon, I often encounter a number of misconceptions about my practice. The most common is the assumption that plastic surgeons only perform cosmetic surgery. In reality, plastic surgery involves cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. While I tend to focus my efforts on aesthetics, I have and do perform critical reconstructive surgeries.
What is the difference between reconstructive and plastic surgeries? Are you a candidate for either?Continue Reading
For a number of reasons, many women feel like gravity has taken over their bodies, specifically their breasts. Sagging breasts, often accompanied by enlarged areolas can be confidence- crushers, not to mention physically uncomfortable.
We look at how you can get back at gravity with a breast lift, which will reduce the size of both your breasts and areolas. If you’re ready to fight back against gravity’s persistent pull, check out what’s involved with a safe and effective breast lift.Continue Reading
If you’ve recently lost weight, you might notice that your chin suddenly seems out of place. Significant weight loss can be something to celebrate, but sometimes comes with unforeseen consequences. In this case, and in order to put your best face forward, you might consider a chin implant, also known as chin augmentation, mentoplasty, or simply chin surgery.
No matter what you call it, this procedure was created to change the contour of your chin. Although you can elect to just have a chin implant, sometimes patients opt to combine their chin surgery with a nose job to achieve a greater overall effect.
Check out what’s involved with a chin implant and consider whether you might be the perfect candidate for this popular procedure.Continue Reading
Many women consider having a labia reduction, or labiaplasty, in order to find relief from the discomfort experienced because of a common condition that occurs when the labia minora stretches below the labia majora. Often this includes pain or irritation from twisting, itching, or the overall irritation of the labia during daily or routine activities, like exercise or intercourse. A simple labia reduction is a very common and effective procedure designed to decrease the length of the labia minora and provide relief from these painful symptoms.
Is a labia reduction right for you? What can you expect from this popular procedure? Check out the following overview of what a labia reduction involves and how pursuing one might put an end to any suffering you’re experiencing.Continue Reading
One of the most popular body contouring procedures is an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck.” Although women, particularly postpartum, are more likely to have an abdominoplasty, men also explore this avenue to remove loose abdominal skin.
To give you a better idea of this procedure’s popularity, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a total reported 129,753 abdominoplasties were performed in 2017, up 2% from 2016, making this a top five cosmetic surgery in the U.S.Continue Reading