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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

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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

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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,…

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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

Lip Fillers

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March 03, 2020

Profile of Young Woman with Plump LipsPlump, full lips are highly attractive. They are not, however, always provided by genetics.

If your lips are too thin for your face or if you simply desire a more voluminous pout, lip augmentation with a dermal filler may be the best…

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Category: Face, Fillers, Skin

How Long do Tummy Tucks Last?

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February 14, 2020

By leading a reasonably active lifestyle and eating a healthy and nutritious diet, your tummy tuck results could last for a lifetime. Of course, the opposite is also true: if you become inactive or make food choices that are known to cause health and weight problems, you can quickly undo the results of your procedure.

So, exactly how long do tummy tucks last? As long as you are willing to make the effort to maintain your results.

What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?

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Category: Body

Top Cosmetic Procedures of the Past Decade

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January 27, 2020

From 2010 – 2019, the five most popular plastic surgery procedures were:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
  3. Liposuction
  4. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  5. Facelift

Tummy tuck surgery and facelift alternated as the fifth most popular surgical procedure…

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Category: Body, Botox, Breast, Face, Fillers, IPL, Skin

Mommy Makeover Recovery: What to Expect

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December 10, 2019

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Recovery from a mommy makeover is slightly different for every woman. Factors including the number and type of procedures that were used for your makeover, your body’s natural response to surgery, and your commitment to following pre and postoperative care instructions will all play a role in your experience and final results. The average recovery time is two to four weeks. Some women may need more, a few may need less.

As a general rule, you can expect some fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties performing routine tasks for a few days following…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face