Rhinoplasty - May 2013

Rhinoplasty has long been one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures. Some people want their nose reshaped because they are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing. But one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one's appearance.

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Tummy Got You Down? April 2013

There used to be a time when women who had children looked down at their stomachs afterwards and thought “oh well, nothing I can do about that.” Likewise, men and women who lost weight and ended up with loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles also had the same problem. Instead of living with it, over 150,000 Americans last year had tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery and fixed the problem.

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Skin Procedures Are More Popular Than Ever, March 2013

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery just released their 2012 Cosmetic Surgery Statistics with a flurry of exciting new information and trends. While surgery makes up most of the almost $11 billion worth of plastic surgery last year, nonsurgical skin rejuvenation has made great leaps and bounds.

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Put Your Best Face Forward Online, February 2013

Nothing brings attention to self-image like social media has in today’s age of high definition and instant recall. Pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest can go from several hundred to multiple thousands. Even your professional LinkedIn profile asks for a headshot. This awareness has caused some to run to their plastic surgeon’s office for a ‘facebook facelift.’

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New Year, New You, January 2013

It’s another January and another month filled with lofty weight loss goals, gym memberships and resolutions to look better, act better and be a better you. If losing weight, quitting smoking and saving money are on your agenda, you can add plastic surgery to reasons why you should do all three. While some things may not stick, there are always small changes to help you move one step closer to your goals.

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What to Expect From Eyelid Surgery, December 2012

As the third most popular cosmetic surgery with more than 147,500 procedures performed last year, eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) has the ability to make you look more rested, refreshed and alert. You can have the upper eyelid, lower eye or both areas tightened in one surgery depending on the condition of your eye area. In many cases, droopiness in the upper eye can inhibit vision, while puffy bags in the lower eye create the appearance of constantly being tired or sad.

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Wild West of Injectables, November 2012

In the hands of a licensed, expert injector, wrinkle treatments like Botox and Dysport or a Hyaluronic Acid Filler like Juvederm or Radiesse could help you rejuvenate and refresh your look. However, in the increasingly competitive plastic surgery market, there are also an alarming number of unlicensed, unqualified individuals trying to pass themselves off as plastic surgeons. 

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