Symmastia is a rare condition marked by the apparent fusion of the breasts. This can make it appear as though the breasts have merged with one another. Women who have symmastia can schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to have the condition corrected.

Causes of Symmastia

Symmastia occurs when the breasts converge. It can be caused by a congenital condition or, more commonly, as a side effect of...Read More


Immediately after breast augmentation surgery, the implants will sit very high on the patient’s chest, especially if the implants are placed under the muscle. This is due to the initial swelling and the fact that gravity has not had a chance to influence their final position. Depending on the individual and her lifestyle, it can take up to six months for the breasts to sink a bit and look more natural, though in most...Read More


Clotting, or coagulation, is a part of hemostasis, and occurs anytime there is trauma to blood vessels. It is an immune response wherein platelets and fibrin in the blood stream gather and clump together at the site of trauma. This is how the body prevents excessive bleeding while it repairs the broken blood vessels. Some clotting is good. Scabbing is an example of this. However, a large clot can break off and travel through the blood stream and inhibit the function of an...Read More

Mini Tummy TuckOctober 31, 2013

Candidates for a mini tummy tuck, also called a partial abdominoplasty, have excess fat and skin or lax muscles below the navel. To be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure, patients should:

  • Be in good overall health.
  • Be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking. Smoking must be ceased for at least two weeks before and after the procedure to ensure proper circulation and healing.  Exposure to nicotine...Read More

One of the most noticeable signs of aging is the appearance of fine lines around the outer corner of the eyes. These are commonly referred to as crow’s feet. These fine lines can contribute to an older, more tired appearance to the face. However, there are some cosmetic options to lessen the appearance of crow’s feet and make the face appear more youthful, fresh, and rejuvenated.


A high quality sunscreen is really the first and best defense against crow’s...Read More


Whether due to chronic lack of sleep, illness, or aging, dark circles or bags under the eyes can make a person’s face appear tired and old. The eyes may also begin to look sunken in and hollowed out. Fortunately, there are now a variety of methods to reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes.

What Can Cause Dark Circles or Bags Under the Eyes?

As the body ages, the delicate skin under the eyes may become thinner, dry out, lose elasticity, or change color....Read More


Liposuction isn’t just for thighs and tummies. It can define the jaw line and give patients a more youthful face.

Ideal Candidates

Good candidates for liposuction of the chin and neck include those who:

  • Have relatively good skin tone. If fat is removed, it can lead to sagging of the jaw and jowls. If a patient with lax skin desires the procedure, it may need to be combined with a face...Read More

Nasolabial folds are folds of skin that span from the base of the nose to the side of the mouth and separate the lip from the cheek. Because they crease when a person smiles, speaks, or laughs, they are also sometimes called laugh lines, or smile lines. They become more pronounced with age, but many young people have quite prominent ones. 

There are many potential causes for the development of nasolabial folds. Aside from the normal expression of emotion, nasolabial...Read More


There are some cases in which patients may wish to combine surgical procedures to cut down on recovery time. For plastic surgery patients, they may wish to combine two elective cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift and an eyelid lift; others may wish to combine a cosmetic procedure with another type of medical procedure. Combining a...Read More


All patients who undergo cosmetic surgery want their procedure to be a success. They have invested a great deal of time and money in attempting to improve their appearance, and want to have the best possible results. Unfortunately, in a few cases, the initial surgery may not go as planned, so a second revision surgery is needed. This can be particularly frustrating for patients who have undergone a rhinoplasty (nose job), not...Read More