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Given that the baby boom generation is now reaching maturity, it should not be surprising that the surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery are seeing an upswing in cosmetic surgical procedures, especially among older patients. A facelift procedure is a good example of this trend. A facelift can transform the appearance from old, tired, and worn, to fresh, alert, and youthful. 

The Surgical Facelift Procedure

There are a number of specific areas on the face that can be addressed...Read More

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There are many different factors that make a person a good candidate for a breast augmentation surgery. Age and health are two major factors when it comes to breast augmentations, but there a few other factors that may affect a patient’s candidacy. Consulting a plastic surgeon is the best way to be absolutely sure that a patient is a good candidate for a plastic surgery, but here are a few guidelines that can help individuals know whether or not they might be able to have a breast...Read More

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The weeks before a breast augmentation surgery can be very stressful, especially if the patient does not know how to prepare for the upcoming surgery. While every plastic surgeon may have his or her own list of specific instructions, the general instructions for pre-op breast augmentation surgery are generally the same no matter where a patient is having her surgery or who is performing it.

Three Weeks Prior

Most surgeons will check the health of the body, discuss the patient...Read More

Women who have breasts that are too large for their body are often told that they are lucky to have such naturally large breasts, even though, in many cases, they can cause serious pain and contribute to a lack of confidence. If a woman thinks she might have overly large breasts, she should examine the following list of symptoms to determine whether or not she might be a candidate for breast reduction surgery.

Pain

A woman’s body is usually equipped to handle the weight of...Read More

While genetics generally dictate where body fat accumulates, there are areas specific to both men and women that are more likely to be affected by excess fat, whether or not the individual is being conscientious about a diet and exercise routine. No matter how hard a person works out or how balanced his or her diet is, there is still going to be some fat accumulation.

Fat is essential for the body to function properly, which is why women who do not have a high enough fat percentage...Read More

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It is not uncommon for patients who come to see Dr. Crawford for a consultation about a breast augmentation procedure to be concerned about possible excessive scarring from the procedure. After all, the reason many patients opt for cosmetic surgery is to enhance their appearance. Unsightly scars might very well detract from that. One way in which the possibility of excessive scarring can be reduced is by using a transaxillary procedure to place the breast implants rather than the...Read More

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There are a number of choices that women who wish to have breast augmentation will need to make. Among these are implant size and profile (the ratio of the width to the height of the implant), if the implant will be placed in front or behind the pectoral chest muscles, as well as the technique for inserting the implants. However, the first, and perhaps most important, decision will be whether to go with silicone or...Read More

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There are many men and women who don’t like the way their nose looks. They may be embarrassed about a specific feature of the nose, such as the tip. For these patients, they can change the appearance of the nose with rhinoplasty surgery. There are many different types of rhinoplasty (nose) surgery, depending on what part of the nose the patient wants to change. This blog post covers the basics of tip rhinoplasty.

What Is Tip Rhinoplasty?

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When it comes to getting breast implants, patients have two basic filler choices. After selecting the size of the breast implant, the patient must choose between silicone or saline filled breast implants. Patients, in conjunction with their plastic surgeons, must determine which type will better suit their needs, which feels more natural, and which is less likely to produce complications. In reality, both types of implants are effective, safe, and feel natural when implanted correctly....Read More

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Butt augmentation using fat injections, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the contours of the body, producing a higher, firmer, and shapelier butt. An increasing number of men and woman are undergoing the butt augmentation procedure to get a more defined rear end through simple fat injections. Fat injections can help create a more proportional look in men and women who have...Read More

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