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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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Patients often undergo body contouring surgery to reduce fat in certain areas of the body, or remove areas of excess skin that have developed as a result of weight gain. When patients don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery, they run the risk of gaining weight and stretching out the skin again, reversing the results of the cosmetic surgery procedures. In most cases, this is because of a lack of proper diet and exercise. Women who have undergone...Read More

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After plastic surgery, many patients experience a temporary loss of sensation at or around the incision site. Many patients report a feeling of numbness and tingling after surgery. Each patient’s experience will be different, but in general, some numbness and tingling are common side effects of plastic surgery.

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The most standard sensation is either no sensation at all (though the patient may feel the weight of the skin, he or she may not be able to feel the skin...Read More

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It is becoming more common for prospective cosmetic surgery patients to select a surgeon based on his or her skills and reputation, rather than geographical convenience. This means that more patients may be traveling long distances, many times by plane, to have their surgery done. Whereas previously, patients were not necessarily concerned about how soon after their cosmetic surgery they could safely fly, this is becoming a growing concern. There are safety concerns to keep in mind when...Read More

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Patients who decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery have a certain idea in mind for how the procedure will improve their appearance. They may picture themselves with fuller breasts that will give them the cleavage that they did not naturally have. With this in mind, it can come to a shock for some patients to discover that the reality of the results of their breast augmentation did no match up to what they had in...Read More

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Most doctors recommend that patients stop drinking alcohol a full week before undergoing plastic surgery. This is true of any medical procedure, but is especially true before cosmetic surgery. Many people question this practice, as alcohol is so common and such an integral part of their lives. There are very serious medical reasons, however, that dictate why a patient should stop drinking at least a week before plastic surgery.

Lowered Immune System

Alcohol compromises the...Read More

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