The origins of liposuction can be traced back to the 1920s, when French surgeon Charles Dujarier removed fat from the leg of a ballerina. Fortunately, the procedure has come a very long way since then. In the 1970s, two doctors working in Italy invented the cannula, which is the thin metal tube through which body fat is removed. In the 1980s, another French surgeon, Yves-Gerard Illouz, refined the technique even further by injecting fluid into the fat tissue, thereby breaking it up and...Read More

Hematomas are one of several complications that may occur following a breast augmentation procedure. They occur when blood pools in pockets under the skin around the incision site. According to the University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Surgery, approximately 1 to 6 percent of women who undergo a breast augmentation procedure will develop a hematoma within the first one to three...Read More

Liposuction for MenFebruary 11, 2015

One of the more common misconceptions that Drs. Crawford and Bailey hear about cosmetic surgery is that it is just for women. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men made up almost 10 percent of all surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in 2013 by doctors who are members of the ASPS. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men. It...Read More

Unfortunately, as we age, the eyes may begin to look tired and worn. Patients may develop fine lines around the eyes, along with puffy under eye circles, which result in an older looking appearance.

Some patients choose to undergo cosmetic treatment to refresh the appearance of the eyes. The surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery expertly perform lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) on patients who have developed puffy under eye circles.

What Causes Puffy Under Eye Circles?...Read More


Many patients who undergo liposuction surgery are already committed to a wellness lifestyle that includes healthy eating and exercise habits. They already have a regular exercise routine and eat a sensible, well-balanced diet. These patients turn to liposuction as a means to remove stubborn areas of fat that have not been diminished by exercise and diet. In essence, they are looking to put the finishing touches on their hard work to lose weight and be able to proudly show off the results of...Read More

Breast augmentation surgery has consistently remained the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, year after year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 290,224 breast augmentation procedures performed by ASPS surgeons in 2013. This was an increase of 37 percent from 2000, in which 212,500 procedures were performed.

Given the tremendous popularity of breast augmentation procedures, many women considering getting surgery may think that the implants...Read More

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed today. According to statistical data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), eyelid surgery was the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2013. Surgeons performed 215,641 eyelid surgery procedures that year, which represented a 6 percent increase from 2012 (204,015 procedures).

Given the popularity of eyelid lift surgical procedures, and that they are elective,...Read More

Breast augmentation has consistently been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for at least the last 10 years. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 286,000 breast augmentation cosmetic surgical procedures were performed. For further comparison, 212,500 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2000. It would seem to be obvious...Read More

Brow Lift and AgeDecember 18, 2014

While most people think that brow lift surgery is reserved for patients in their 40s, 50s, and older, younger patients in their 20s and 30s also choose to undergo the procedure. However, each age group has distinct goals for brow lift surgery. Older patients tend to undergo brow lift surgery to reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases, and drooping brows. Younger patients may elect to undergo brow lift surgery to adjust the level of the hairline and improve overall facial...Read More


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures were the sixth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2012. A total of 106,628 procedures were performed that year. Furthermore, there was a 70 percent increase in tummy tuck procedures between 2000 and 2012.

Given all of these patients who choose to undergo a tummy...Read More