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  • Sometimes Plastic Surgery Isn’t The Answer

    It is human nature to strive for perfection, be it in our careers, education, and even when it comes to our appearance. However, there are times the desire to achieve so-called ‘perfection’ when it comes to our outward appearance crosses into unhealthy territory - one where an individual is preoccupied with self-perceived defects or flaws which are either unnoticeable by others or are viewed by others as variations of what can only be considered normal. This may be part and parcel to a disorder referred to as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or Body Dysmorphia. 

  • Minimizing Scarring, Swelling, and Redness After Plastic Surgery

    Visiting the plastic surgeon’s office is becoming a more routine and normal thing. There is no longer a stigma associated with some nips, tucks, or injections. However a few minor details are still getting in the way of some patients heading in for look-better, feel-better procedures. Aside from affordability, many potential patients cite concerns over post-procedure redness, swelling, and scarring. But is it really a necessary concern — one that is big enough to stop a person from a potentially confidence-boosting procedure? 

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

    After undergoing an emergency appendectomy a few years ago, I was frustrated lying prone for far too long and couldn't wait to get back to my stress-busting workouts. When my doctor gave me the go-ahead and said I could take short walks in my neighborhood, I was surprised at how long it took me to circle the block. What was previously a 5 minute brisk walk turned into a 40 minute trek that left me physically exhausted, but because I followed my doctor's orders I was able to build up my endurance over time without experiencing any complications. 

  • Winning a Plastic Surgery Contest Isn’t What It’s Cut Out to Be – Here’s Why:

    What should beauty pageants, sweepstakes and contests have to do with plastic surgery? Lately, I have seen a disturbing uptick in plastic surgery being offered as a “prize” for participating.  

  • Plastic Surgery: What’s age got to do with it?

    Most of us agree that age isn’t a number - it’s a mindset. We hope that our old age will be illustrated through earned wisdom and the care we’ve shown our bodies, not the number on our driver’s license.  

    Yet, no matter how much we tend to our physical self, there may still come a time when professional help is needed to get the exterior to match our inner sense of youth. From Botox to facelifts, eye surgery to skin tightening, procedures abound to get our physical appearance to reflect our youthful spirit. 

  • Time is on Your Side for Aesthetic Surgery

    One of the advantages of aesthetic plastic surgery is that it is an elective procedure. Unlike surgical emergencies of the ER, you have time to prepare.  

    If you’ve been considering a procedure, here are a few ways to get started: 

  • Why It’s Important To Have a Medical Exam Before Plastic Surgery

    We are conditioned to believe that cosmetic procedures aren’t “really” surgery and are inherently safer and risk-free. But ultimately, surgery is surgery, and a lot of the same precautions will exist whether you are getting a tummy tuck, nose job or an illness-related medical procedure. 

  • Plastic Surgery During Pregnancy – Is It Safe?

    It is no secret that a woman’s body changes drastically during the pregnancy process, and often leaves her with permanent reminders of the stresses caused by fluctuating weight, hormones, and other factors. It is also a time when many women feel less than confident and seek outside measures to restore the sense of their pre-pregnancy self. 

  • Beware: Plastic Surgery and Injectables Can Age You

    More and more of us are turning to plastic surgery and injectables to reverse the clock. We want to look younger and more vibrant and we want to remain competitive in an increasingly ageist marketplace. Likewise, our plastic surgeon’s office can often feel akin to the mythical fountain of youth. 

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