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Understanding Cosmetic vs. Reconstructive Surgery

When you’re considering plastic surgery of any kind, it helps to know the difference between cosmetic vs. reconstructive surgery. Although the surgical procedures involved in both are similar enough, the purposes behind the two are significantly different. Check out our quick breakdown and feel confident understanding the difference between these two types of plastic surgery.

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Is it Time for an Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck?

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. (more…)

Woman with Under Arm

Am I a Good Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?

A common concern expressed by our patients is the saggy appearance of their upper arms, and whether or not arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, would be a good solution. Both men and women have shared frustrations with the excessive skin on their upper arms, even despite following a healthy diet and committing to a workout regimen.

Fortunately, body contouring has come a long way and arm lift surgeries are increasingly common, thanks to their overall effectiveness in improving the appearance and tone of the upper arm area. (more…)