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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.

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), eyelid surgery remained one of the top five surgical procedures performed in 2013. The procedure was ranked as the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in 2013, with 204,000 procedures performed. This was up by 4 percent from the previous year.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to lift sagging upper eyelids, and minimize the appearance of sunken eyes, dark circles, and bags under the eyes. The end result...Read More

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Patients who decide to undergo any body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or liposuction, often have specific goals that they would like to achieve with treatment. In many cases, they maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a sensible diet, a regular work out routine, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. A tummy tuck or liposuction puts the “finishing touches” on the results of all their hard work.

Tummy Tuck and Flank Liposuction Procedures...Read More

It is a basic biological fact that skin loses its elasticity as it ages. This, along with excessive sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors can result in wrinkles and loose jowls. One of the most obvious places in which skin laxity will be noticeable is the area where the lower cheek meets the jaw. If the skin and underlying tissue and fat become loose, they may hang down over the jaw line, forming jowls around the mouth and chin.

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Deciding to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is a highly personal decision for each patient. After all, the patient is the one who will live with the result of the procedure. Because this decision is so personal, no two patients will have the same reasons for wanting to undergo plastic surgery. In some cases, patients may wish to offset the aging process and achieve a more youthful appearance. In other cases, patients may need a reconstructive procedure, such as breast reconstruction...Read More

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Breast reconstruction procedures can rebuild the breasts and restore a woman’s appearance after undergoing mastectomy or lumpectomy to treat breast cancer. The procedure can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and self-esteem by giving her back the feminine figure she once had. Indeed, the decision to undergo breast reconstruction can be difficult, but after reaching this final stage of recovery, patients can finally move on with their lives. 

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is perhaps best known for its ability to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. However, BOTOX® Cosmetic originally started out as a treatment for tremors. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also approved BOTOX® Cosmetic for yet another medical use in October of 2010. Based on the results of two large studies published first online in the March 2010 issue of the clinical medical journal Cephalalgia, the...Read More

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When prospective patients come to see the surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation visit, they will be asked why they made the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. Almost universally, patients respond that they want to improve their body image. Whether patients are unhappy with the size of their breasts or the shape of their nose, they all want to feel better about the shape and size of their bodies. This concern with body image would seem to be true for all cosmetic...Read More

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Society has long held that certain facial features were undesirable or unattractive. An undefined chin is seen as evidence that the person was weak or untrustworthy. Somebody with a gaunt appearance to the cheeks is seen as ghoulish or creepy. For women, a long, hollowed face was seen as unattractive. A person with an undefined chin or very hollow cheeks may feel self conscious about his or her appearance. This can eventually lead to embarrassment and even social anxiety about the appearance...Read More

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In recent years, liposuction has been shown to be more popular than tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures. In 2011, 149,410 tummy tuck procedures were performed, as compared to 325,332 liposuction procedures. Liposuction is generally much less invasive than tummy tuck surgery, with fewer risks for complications and a shorter healing time. Furthermore, patients who opt for liposuction procedures are generally only looking to target a specific area of the body for removing stubborn pockets of...Read More

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