Regardless of Age Group, Patients Face Same Risks, Study Suggests

A recent study presented to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that patients in their 40s and patients 65 years and older share a relatively same rate for risk of plastic surgery complications. The differences in complication rates between the age groups was negligible in relation to all plastic surgery procedures, except for […]

Common Misconceptions about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the world today. Despite the popularity of this procedure, there are still many misconceptions that surround it. Let’s now dispel some of the most common breast augmentation myths and misconceptions. I will need to replace my implants every ten years. Unless there is […]

Reality Plastic Surgery Shows May Have a Negative Impact on Patients

Before considering cosmetic plastic surgery, many patients conduct their own research for the procedures they are interested in. However, sometimes patients choose unreliable or unrealistic sources for their research. For example, patients may watch reality plastic surgery TV shows to gain more familiarity with the procedures they are considering. A study released by the American […]

A Brief History of Breast Augmentation

An estimated 5,083,717 American women have breast implants, however it wasn’t always such a safe and popular procedure. To follow is a brief history of breast augmentation, highlighting important events that have lead breast augmentation to be the number one plastic surgery performed annually. 1940s The first women to surgically enlarge their breast size were […]

Breast Augmentation Ratio Universal Appeal, New Study Suggests

The American Society of Plastic Surgery released a summary and video of a new study that was conducted to determine a universal ideal breast augmentation result. The results weighed heavy in favor of an aspect ratio of 45:55, meaning that the slope or “pole” of the chest was at a 45 degree angle met with […]

Is It Too Soon To Get A Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and early motherhood are some of the most exciting phases of a woman’s life–and also the most challenging. The mind and body undergo rapid and dramatic changes during pregnancy, to prepare the mother for childbirth. Once the baby arrives, many mothers are eager to get back into shape and achieve their “pre-pregnancy” body. While […]

When is it the Right Time for Breast Reduction?

Many women with overly large breasts that cause neck and back pain turn to breast reduction surgery. This procedure is a viable option for many women that suffer greatly from pain, and have lost the ability to be physically active because of their breasts. However, many women are unsure of how breast reduction will affect […]

Four Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

When it comes to breast augmentation, there are endless options in surgical technique, implant size, shape, and feel to achieve each individual patient’s desired look. To follow are a look into 4 things all patients should consider when thinking about enhancing their breasts. Silicone or saline implants? Overall, more silicone implants are placed annually than […]

FAQ: Mommy Makeover, Part Two

Mommy makeovers are a grouping of surgical procedures intended to rejuvenate a woman’s appearance after maternity with shorter and less painful recoveries. Here is the second installment of the most frequently asked questions regarding the mommy makeover procedure. How much weight do I have to lose before a mommy makeover? The general healthy rule is […]

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