Patients who are considering liposuction may be concerned about excessive swelling and bruising, as well as scars from incision sites. However, there have been a number of advances in the procedure over the years, ranging from thinner cannulaes (the metal tube used to vacuum out the fat from the body), to less invasive anesthesia, to the use of ultrasound to help with liposuction. The latter is particularly important because not...Read More

Arnica montana is a common treatment option for those who have suffered a sudden fall or blow. Arnica montana is a flower that is made into a soothing ointment, gel, cream, or pill that helps people heal with comfort, and cures them from the core. The use of Arnica as a medical aid is rooted in time old traditions, and it is still considered one of the best ways to heal today.

The Arnica Plant

Arnica is a perennial plant with tall stems 20-60 cm high. It bears a single flower...Read More


Many women receive breast implants to get breasts that are bigger and fuller in size. There are quite a variety of different textures, shapes, and sizes for women to choose from when deciding how they wish to improve their appearance. Women also undergo surgery for different reasons. Learn more about the reasons for breast augmentation surgery, as well as the different options that are available to meet these needs....Read More


A tummy tuck cosmetic surgical procedure can be an excellent option for patients who may have excess abdominal skin following a pregnancy or sudden loss of a large amount of weight. However, some patients may wonder if a tummy tuck procedure can help reduce appetite, which may help with weight loss. The truth is that while a tummy tuck might change appetite, it is generally just temporary. In comparison, a lap band procedure is specifically designed to help reduce appetite.

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It can be difficult to pick the appropriate breast size, especially if a woman has had small breasts all her life. The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to which size to choose. It depends entirely on the woman’s body and her desired look once the implants have settled entirely. This can be difficult to determine fully until you meet with your doctor and see what suggestions he or she has. It may be helpful to bring pictures or ideas of the desired look along...Read More

Causes of CelluliteDecember 18, 2013

Cellulite is the rumpled, “cottage cheese” appearance of fat beneath the skin. The most basic cause of cellulite is fat beneath the skin. No matter how many hours a day a woman works out or how healthy she eats, there will always be some fat deposits on the body. They are necessary to maintaining the health of the entire body, and protect the body from falls, bumps, and scrapes. Usually, the fat deposits that a healthy woman retains are small and actually add to her appearance, giving her...Read More


It is much safer to get breast implants today than it was even five years ago. Technology has significantly improved, creating better implant shells, with sturdier and more natural constructions, to make them more durable and less likely to rupture once they are in the body. Though implant construction has improved greatly, there is still a risk of implant failure. Implant failure does not typically pose significant...Read More


Women that require a mastectomy and are seeking to undergo breast reconstruction may be curious about the techniques regarding reconstruction of the nipple and areola. Many options are available and should be discussed with the plastic surgeon.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomies

Some women are eligible for nipple-sparing mastectomies. This means all the breast tissue, except for the nipple, and sometimes the...Read More

Traditional tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess abdominal skin. The main difference between a traditional and extended tummy tuck is that, with an extended tummy tuck, the incision goes around each hip so that the surgeon may access the patient’s sides and back to contour their waist and flanks, as well as the abdomen. This does result in a longer scar.


As with a normal tummy tuck, the skin...Read More

Breast Implant RipplingNovember 21, 2013

Breast augmentation is an effective way to increase the size and reshape the breasts. Though the surgery generally produces excellent results, complications can occur. One complication associated with breast implants is rippling. The rippling that occurs with breast implants has two primary causes.

  • Traction rippling occurs when the breast implant is too large. The connective and breast...Read More