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Are There Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

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November 03, 2020
Profile of a Woman

Rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of the nose. The procedure can be used to address myriad aesthetic imperfections such as:

  • Nose width
  • Nasal tip projection
  • Nostril shape
  • Humps and bumps on the bridge

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Category: Face

Does Insurance Cover Mommy Makeover Surgery?

October 05, 2020
Mother holding her infant

Mommy makeover surgery focuses on the parts of the body that are impacted most by pregnancy. Common treatment areas include the legs, hips, buttocks, waist, abdomen, low back, and breasts. Some mommy makeover procedures also include treatments for the arms, neck, and face.

What will…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face

Will I Lose Weight After a Breast Reduction?

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September 14, 2020
Woman on scale, celebrating weight loss

Breast reduction can help improve physical comfort. During breast reduction surgery, heavy, lumpy, and asymmetrical fat and tissue is removed from the breasts before loose and sagging skin is excised. The end result is smaller, more comfortable, and more complimentary breasts that no longer cause back pain or…

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Category: Body, Breast

How Can I Make My Butt Bigger?

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September 03, 2020
Woman doing squats

One of the most reliably effective ways to make your butt bigger is with a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). With this procedure, fat from another area of your body is carefully injected into specifically targeted portions of the buttocks, ultimately…

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Category: Body

Fat Transfer Plastic Surgery Treatments

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August 04, 2020
Torso and buttocks of fit woman

Fat transfer is an incredibly effective way to add volume, structure, and symmetry to areas of the body that may be lacking. Using fat from your own body serves the dual purpose of sculpting a donor site and providing a filler that is quickly accepted, entirely compatible, and able to produce results much longer than…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face

When to See a Cosmetic Dermatologist Over a Traditional Dermatologist

July 20, 2020
Cosmetic vs. Medical Dermatology

Traditional or medical dermatologists tend to focus on issues revolving around health. Skin cancer, contact allergies, warts, eczema, psoriasis, and other issues that would fall under the banner of general healthcare.

Many of the services offered by traditional dermatologists can improve the appearance of…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers, IPL, Skin

The Most Common Treatments for Stretchmarks and Scars

July 07, 2020
Laser treatment for stretch marks

Scars are the natural result of wound repair. Created out of collagen, scars are fibrous and often much thicker than surrounding skin. They can also be highly visible, distracting, and, for some, embarrassing.

Many scars require an open wound, but stretch marks are a type of scar that forms when the skin…

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Category: Body, IPL, Skin

Can Liposuction Remove Visceral Fat?

June 08, 2020

Visceral fat is found primarily in the abdominal cavity. Wrapping around organs, this type of fat can cause the waist to expand and produce a larger overall frame. It can also increase risks for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. 

In some individuals, visceral fat can be found in the arteries as well.

Targeting visceral fat helps reduce your risks for various illnesses and diseases, and is necessary for peak physical health.

Subcutaneous fat is the visible, jiggly, and squishy fat you can feel through your skin. This type of fat produces aesthetic inconsistencies, but poses no threat to physical health. It is this type of…

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Category: Body

Transform Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

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May 08, 2020
A mother a daughter, hugging, laughing, and wearing crowns

Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing will change your body. The daily impact of taking care of, nurturing, and raising children can also cause physical changes. Many of these changes, such as fat accumulations and sagging skin, may not respond to diet, exercise, and similar efforts, leaving many…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face

How Often Should I Massage My Breast Implants?

April 02, 2020

Woman in Blue Bra Massaging Breasts Following Breast EnhancementFollowing breast enhancement, your body’s natural healing response will form a capsule around each breast implant. This capsule, made of primarily of collagen, can contain some scar tissue which, over time, may harden and squeeze the implant. This condition, known…

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Category: Breast