As we age, our skin loses collagen, a protein that is essentially the “glue” that holds together the human body. The result is that the skin looks less full. This can be particularly evident around the cheeks. Gaunt or hollowed cheeks make a person look old and tired. However, there are techniques that can fill out the cheeks, restoring a more youthful look to the face. Today’s options for cheek augmentation are much more varied than they were just a few years ago. Patients can now choose...Read More

Patients who are considering a facelift cosmetic surgical procedure may be particularly worried about incision healing and scars. After all, if a patient has decided to spend the money for a facelift procedure, they are doing so in an effort to improve their appearance. Unsightly or obvious scars detract from that. Dr. Marcus Crawford and Dr. Steven Bailey can help patients reduce the appearance of facelift procedure scars. Below are some risk factors for scarring, as well as what can be...Read More


A nose job (rhinoplasty) can make a tremendous difference to a person’s appearance. It can correct for overly large, long, or wide noses, those with bumps, or even droopy nasal tips. A proper nose job can put the facial features back into proper proportion, thereby minimizing the focus on just one feature of the face.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Nonsurgical Nose Job?

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Facelift AlternativesSeptember 14, 2013

A facelift can do wonders to tighten and tone the face, giving it a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Unfortunately, it may not be the best option for all patients. Those with certain chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes may not be good candidates for a surgical procedure. Those patients who have a history of a bad response to anesthesia, antibiotics or pain medication, or are prone to poor wound healing or excessive scarring may wish not to undergo a...Read More

Despite outward appearances, the human body is not completely symmetrical. One eye may be slightly larger than the other, or one leg might be a bit longer or shorter than the other leg. The same holds true for the breasts. One breast may be slightly larger or smaller, or sit a bit higher or lower on the chest. In most cases, breast asymmetry is almost undetectable. However, in some cases, there may be a discernable difference in breast size, shape, or placement on the chest. This may not...Read More


Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids. It makes up about 30 percent of the human body, and is generally considered to be the glue that holds the body together. As the face ages, it begins to lose collagen. This is what can lead to lines and wrinkles, as well as thinning of the lips. Collagen is very important for lips and the skin surrounding it, as it gives that full, rounded appearance. People with thin lips and lines around their mouth may wish to look at dermal skin fillers as a...Read More


Many patients may find that, despite a vigorous exercise regime and a low-fat diet, there may be areas on the body where the fat remains. One of the most common of these areas is the abdomen. Patients may find that despite their toned arms, thighs, and buttocks, they somehow cannot get rid of that stubborn “spare tire” around the middle. In such cases, liposuction may be the answer for patients seeking a completely toned and trimmed figure.

Candidates for Stomach Liposuction

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Neck Lift BenefitsAugust 27, 2013

As people age, the supportive tissue under the neck may begin to sag or become loose. This leads to excess skin around the neck, giving the “turkey wattle” effect. It can also make the chin look less defined, and sometimes lead to a double chin. Any of these can cause a person to look old, tired, or worn. A neck lift cosmetic surgical procedure can treat these aging issues by removing excess skin around the neck, restoring a youthful, fresh appearance to the face.

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Patients who have undergone a mastectomy due to breast cancer are likely to be particularly anxious about undergoing a deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP) procedure to reconstruct the missing breast or breasts. After having been diagnosed with cancer, undergoing a mastectomy, and possibly starting a course of chemotherapy, these patients are likely to be reticent to consider yet another surgery.

What Is DIEP Flap Reconstruction?

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Many women who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer opt to undergo a reconstruction procedure for the missing breast or breasts. There are currently three main procedures that can be done in order to reconstruct a missing breast: TRAM (transverse rectus abdominus muscle) flap, DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator), or breast implant reconstruction. The TRAM procedure, which involves reconstructing the...Read More