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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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A mini facelift is a less invasive way to improve the appearance of the face without undergoing an extensive surgery. Overall, the mini facelift is less expensive, less drastic, and a great option for men and women looking to improve the appearance of the face and neck area. Mini facelifts offer excellent results for the right patient. A full facelift offers more dramatic results and is best suited to patients with more severe...Read More

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Both the science and the art of facial rejuvenation have come a long way over the years. In the past, a facelift cosmetic surgical procedure almost invariably left the patient with a very tight, pulled back look to the face that did not appear natural. No matter how skilled the cosmetic surgeon, the results appeared obviously artificial.

However, today’s facelift procedures are far more refined, giving the patient a rejuvenated...Read More

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Liposuction has consistently been among the top 10 most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for a number of years. Over that time period, several liposuction techniques have greatly improved, allowing for more precise and rapid removal of fat, with less severe side effects and a shorter recovery time for patients, as well as more precision and less effort on the part of the surgeon. Power-assisted liposuction is one such...Read More

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During liposuction surgery, the cannula is used to suction fat out of the body. When the cannula was first designed, it was simply used as a suctioning tool. Since then, manufacturers have developed more advanced cannulas to make it even easier to remove fat from the body. Some cannulas use ultrasound technology to break up fat, and others use vibrations (the power-assisted technology) to more gently suction out fat. In recent...Read More

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The most difficult period of breast augmentation surgery is the weeks after surgery, as patient heals and starts to return to normal activities. Plastic surgeons will provide patients with a specific list of post-operative instructions, including what needs to be avoided, a general timeline to help patients determine when it is safe to resume normal activities, and how long the side effects of the surgery are likely to...Read More

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