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What's new in plastic surgery? A move toward individuality, not celebrity

Drew J. Davis, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, March 9, 2022

In past years, it was not uncommon for people to see the changes in their favorite celebrities after a plastic surgery and think about how they would look with the same changes and procedures.

Is it time for a breast implant exchange?

Sean T. Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Today's silicone gel and saline breast implants are long-lasting devices. However, no breast implant is a lifetime device.

Spider vein treatment – now you see them, now you don't

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Eric Shiah, BA | Boston, MA Friday, February 25, 2022

If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, there are several options available to treat them.

Four questions to ask before you consider body contouring

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Whether you have achieved a significant weight loss goal, are struggling with separated abdominal muscles or are simply looking to fine-tune your workout results, you may be considering body contouring treatments.

Better breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, February 8, 2022

It's not uncommon for mothers who are no longer breastfeeding to feel that their bodies no longer look as voluptuous and youthful as they did pre-pregnancy.

Combining plastic surgery with nonsurgical treatments

Roy Kim, MD | San Francisco, CA Thursday, February 3, 2022

Plastic surgery is still the gold standard to achieve aesthetic results, especially in the face. However, there are some things that plastic surgery can't actually do!

How the tummy tuck has improved over the decades

Eric R. Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States in recent decades, but did you know that this procedure has been around since the early 1800s?

Take a load off your back with a breast reduction

Sara R. Dickie, MD | Skokie, IL Monday, January 10, 2022

Breast reduction surgery is rated amongst the highest out of all plastic surgery procedures when it comes to patient satisfaction. Not only can it reduce or eliminate upper back, shoulder and neck pain from heavy breasts, a reduction can also help enhance self-esteem, get you back to exercise and improve the fit and shape of off-the-rack clothing and bras.

What should you ask a plastic surgeon before having a neck lift?

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A neck lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the neck, tightening the skin, removing fat and repairing the muscles. However, just like with any other form of plastic surgery, you don't want to jump into getting the procedure before you are fully informed.

Facelifts for men are trending

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, December 14, 2021

While it's true that noninvasive procedures still reign in popularity, the fact is that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and facelifts are more popular than ever. Plastic surgeons performed over 234,000 facelifts in 2020.


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