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  • The Different Levels of Plastic Surgery: An Easy-Peasy Explanation.

    The single best advice I’ve ever gotten and given in regards to healthcare decisions is to be your own best advocate. Sounds simple enough, but in an age filled with social media chatter and unreliable Google sources, arming yourself with accurate information—particularly when it comes to plastic surgery — isn’t always so easy. 

  • Cellulite: 3 Ways To Banish the Bumps?

    Lumpy, dumpy and bumpy - cellulite is likely that one multi-seasonal accessory you wish you could just take off already. Since it’s scientifically impossible to wish cellulite away or scrub it off in the shower—and they call us advanced!—we’re going to take a look at some of the things you can do to help rid yourself of this dimpled pariah. 

  • Your Surgery Scar: Does Your Plastic Surgeon Have A Plan?

    Once upon a time, scarring was a tell-tale sign that you’d “had work done.” Nowadays? Not so much. While a scar is a natural and inevitable byproduct of any surgical incision, today’s plastic surgeons are highly skilled at planning a surgical incision in order to minimize and/or hide visible scarring.  

    We sat down with board-certified plastic surgeon and ASAP member Dr. Michael Kulick, to discuss just how detailed surgical scar and incision planning has become. 

  • Exercise and Plastic Surgery: How Soon Is Too Soon?

    You: Wait a second… are you telling me that in order to recover from a surgical procedure that is meant to make me look and feel better, I must refrain from exercising which also makes me look and feel better?  

    SBG: Yes. That’s precisely what we’re telling you. And it’s in your best interest to listen.  

  • 9 Questions To Ask About Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

    Contemplating a cosmetic surgery is the exact opposite of an impulse purchase. There will be a lot of oversharing and there will be questions. Lots and lots of questions. 

  • 12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Plastic Surgery

    “Mirror, mirror on the wall… who’s the fairest, most-knowledgeable, best-informed, most self-aware of them all?” The Queen was really into introspection, and if you're considering any type of cosmetic procedure, you should be too. It’s important to ask yourself 12 vital questions before you make an appointment with your plastic surgeon—and while we’re at it, there's a whole slew of other questions you'll want to ask your doctor, too. 

  • Credentials 101: Is Your Surgeon Qualified Enough?

    Pressing questions like “do you brunch?” and “do you like animals?” are vitally important when judging the merits of a human being, but in choosing a plastic surgeon you’re going to have to go even further. So here’s what you do. 

  • Plastic Surgery: 5 Important Recovery Words You Need To Know.

    Words matter, right? Of course they do. So what happens when those same words are open to interpretation? This is exactly the type of quandary you don’t want to encounter when you’re trying to consider all of the fine details, side effects and recovery periods associated with any cosmetic procedure.  

  • Can You Claim Plastic Surgery On Your Taxes?

    Did you get a little nip and tuck last year? 

    It may be tempting to claim these expenses on your taxes, but be wary. The IRS is pretty blunt on where they stand on this issue. According to the IRS, Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, you generally cannot include medical expenses for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts, hair transplants, hair removal (electrolysis), and liposuction.  

  • Ever Wondered What Advice Plastic Surgeons Give Their Family and Friends? Here It Is.

    During a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, you will get an educated assessment of treatment options based on personal cosmetic goals. But have you ever wanted to know what the surgeon really thinks? Do you want to know health secrets he or she shares with family and friends? I do! 

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