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How Weight Gain Affects Breast Augmentation

How Weight Gain Affects Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery can enhance your curves and do wonders for self-esteem. Many patients wonder what they can do to make sure the results of their surgery last. In addition, one of the keys to long-term plastic surgery results is maintaining a consistent...

Dangers of Having a Cold before Cosmetic Surgery

Dangers of Having a Cold before Cosmetic Surgery

You are finally ready for what seems to be one of the most important days of your life: your cosmetic surgical procedure. You’ve had your consult, filled all necessary prescriptions, gotten medical clearance from your primary care physician, taken care of everything...

Subcutaneous versus Visceral Fat: Which Can Liposuction Remove?

Subcutaneous versus Visceral Fat: Which Can Liposuction Remove?

You have a wellness routine that involves five days a week of at least 30 minutes of exercise designed to burn fat, combined with a balanced, low-fat diet. You may have already made excellent progress toward your weight loss goals. Nevertheless, there may still be...

Combining a Tummy Tuck Procedure and a Hernia Repair

Combining a Tummy Tuck Procedure and a Hernia Repair

It is not unusual to combine an elective surgical procedure with a medically necessary one in order to save on the cost and recovery times from two different procedures. A tummy tuck that is performed at the same time as a hernia repair is an excellent example of such...

Are BOTOX® or Dermal Filler Injections Safe During Pregnancy?

Are BOTOX® or Dermal Filler Injections Safe During Pregnancy?

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers offer a less invasive alternative to facial plastic surgery as a means to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips, as well as deeper lines, such as those on the forehead or between the brows....

Tightness and Itching after Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tightness and Itching after Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy tuck procedures (otherwise known as abdominoplasties) are among the top 10 most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) annual survey of its members, more than 111,000...

Loss of Nipple Sensation after Breast Lift Procedure

Loss of Nipple Sensation after Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift procedure (mastopexy) will lift up sagging breasts, providing them with more support and making them look more young and full. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of breast lift procedures grew by 70 percent between...

When Is it Safe to Fly After Plastic Surgery?

When Is it Safe to Fly After Plastic Surgery?

Many patients do not know how soon after plastic surgery they can safely travel and fly in an airplane. Because plastic surgery causes trauma to the body, it can be dangerous to get on a plane and endure the extreme altitude shift and forces that are associated with...

Causes and Treatment for Double Bubble after Breast Augmentation

Causes and Treatment for Double Bubble after Breast Augmentation

Most patients who opt for breast augmentation are very happy with their results. However, there are some circumstances in which patients are not happy with their new breasts. In some cases, they may decide that they want larger or smaller implants, or may want them...

Subcutaneous versus Visceral Fat: Which Can Liposuction Remove?

Skin Irregularities after Liposuction

After liposuction, some men and women experience irregularities in the skin, especially if liposuction is performed on older patients with poor skin elasticity. These irregularities usually come in the form of dimples or pockets in the skin where the fat removal was...

Inverted Nipples Causes and Treatment

Inverted Nipples Causes and Treatment

Inverted nipples occur when the tissue of the nipple is retracted into the tissue of the breast, instead of pointing outward. Often, this occurs spontaneously and can be reversed simply by manually stimulating the nipples, though in rare occasions, the nipple will...

Loss of Nipple Sensation after Breast Lift Procedure

Loss of Sensation After Surgery

Some patients experience a loss of sensation at the incision site after plastic surgery. For most patients, loss of sensation lasts for a few days or weeks during the healing process. In rare cases, loss of sensation is permanent. Minor procedures that require only...

Five Ways to Get Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance

Five Ways to Get Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance

The most common desire among women today is a reduction in their overall body weight. Women today realize that there are a number of issues connected with obesity. As a result, individuals will notice more and more women hitting the gyms and practicing alternate...

Signs of Silicone and Saline Breast Implant Rupture

Signs of Silicone and Saline Breast Implant Rupture

Saline and silicone gel breast implants are designed to last for many years. However, they will not last forever. The silicone shell that holds the saline and silicone gel solution will eventually wear out, resulting in small leaks, complete deflation, or otherwise...

Breast Implant Profiles

Breast Implant Profiles

When considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to think not only about the size and placement of the implants, but the degree to which they should project from the body. While it is absolutely necessary to discuss these factors in detail with a trained...

Tips to Reduce Scar Tissue Buildup after Plastic Surgery

Tips to Reduce Scar Tissue Buildup after Plastic Surgery

Any time there is any type of damage to the skin, even a controlled incision, there is a potential risk of scarring. While most patients expect scarring on the skin, many are surprised to learn that scar tissue can build up under the skin as well. When scar tissue...

How to Reduce the Risk of Hematoma after Plastic Surgery

How to Reduce the Risk of Hematoma after Plastic Surgery

Many patients want to change the way something about the way that the body looks, whether it bothers them for medical or cosmetic reasons. Plastic surgery is one way that patients can accomplish this goal. Although plastic surgery requires some planning and recovery...

When to Start Using Makeup after Facial Surgery

When to Start Using Makeup after Facial Surgery

Facial plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures usually leave scars, bruises, redness, or other discoloration on the skin. After a facial procedure, you may be tempted to put on makeup right away to cover the scars, but it is best to wait. Putting on makeup too soon...

When and How to Shower after Plastic Surgery

When and How to Shower after Plastic Surgery

After plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation of tummy tuck, showering can help keep your wound or incision area clean, as well as help you relax and rest while recovering. However, you should not shower immediately after surgery. It takes...

Sun Exposure after Plastic Surgery

Sun Exposure after Plastic Surgery

Exposure to heat and the sun after plastic surgery can worsen certain side effects after plastic surgery. For this reason, Dallas plastic surgeon Mark Deuber recommends that patients avoid excessive exposure to the sun or any other type of heat source after plastic...

Tightness and Itching after Tummy Tuck Procedure

How to Reduce Itching After Plastic Surgery

If you have chosen to undergo plastic surgery, one side effect you probably weren’t expecting during your recovery is the itchy feeling that occurs around the incision site and bandages. Although this feeling may come and go, it can be a source of aggravation in the...

Reducing Post-operative Bruising and Swelling

Reducing Post-operative Bruising and Swelling

Although our Dallas plastic surgery patients are advised that they will experience some bruising and swelling in the weeks after surgery, many find themselves counting down the number of days until these side effects will dissipate. Further, many patients find...

Breast Implant Sizes and Profiles

Breast Implant Sizes and Profiles

Women that wish to undergo breast augmentation surgery generally play an important role in making decision about the type of implant that will be placed during the procedure. For many, the most important choice they make is the implant size. Although this decision is...

Breast Implants and Pregnancy

Breast Implants and Pregnancy

Plastic surgeons see many women who are interested in getting breast implants but are planning on getting pregnant at some point in the future. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2008 plastic surgery statistics, breast augmentation is the most...