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Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

Melasma and pregnancy: what's the link?

by Yenny (SU)
Melasma is a skin condition where dark brown patches appear in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. It is almost always located on the face. Melasma is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” because it is a common condition for women to develop during pregnancy. Up to 70% of pregnant women may develop melasma. Although melasma makes your skin look different than it was before, it is not dangerous to your health and is not painful in any way.

Kybella: Getting Rid of Double Chin Without Surgery

Kybella: Getting Rid of Double Chin Without Surgery

by Yenny (SU)
Submental fullness – better known to most as the dreaded “double chin” – can be caused by a number of factors including weight gain, loss of skin elasticity, age, diet, genetics, and even sub-par posture. Those carrying extra fat around the chin may feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or simply feel like they don’t look like their best self.

Should You Choose Fat Transfer or Implants for Breast Augmentation?

Should You Choose Fat Transfer or Implants for Breast Augmentation?

by Yenny (SU)
Are you interested in having breast augmentation? It’s important to speak with a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon; they’ll provide you with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision. When weighing your options, consider what your ultimate goal is, the size of enlargement you’d like to achieve, daily lifestyle, health history, and the need for possible “touch-up” surgeries down the road. This will help you determine which method of surgery is most appropriate.

Do I need to replace my breast implants?

Do I need to replace my breast implants?

by Yenny (SU)
If you’re considering breast augmentation, or have already had one, you may be wondering when your breasts will require some “touching up”. Common hearsay points to 10 years as the magic number for when revision surgery may be required. However, a 2011 study by the FDA reported that only 1 in 5 people will require some type of modification at the 10-year mark – whether it be due to a broken implant, discomfort, malposition, Capsular Contracture, or a patient’s decision to change cup size.

Getting Your Fill: Understanding the Longevity of Injectables

Getting Your Fill: Understanding the Longevity of Injectables

by Yenny (SU)
Have you ever noticed one of your close friends or coworkers looking a little “fresher” than they did the week before? It could be the result of dermal fillers. While injectable fillers used to be synonymous with the “frozen” faces of aging Hollywood starlets – they’ve skyrocketed in popularity in recent years due to their convenience, safety, and the fact that they are less invasive than say, a facelift.

Can Exercise Eliminate Cellulite?

Can Exercise Eliminate Cellulite?

by Yenny (SU)
Do you suffer from patches of lumpy or dimpled skin that just won’t go away? Perhaps you’ve been eating healthy, exercising, and practicing proper skincare in high hopes that your skin will smooth out. You’re not alone; 90% of women have dealt with cellulite at some point in their lives. We know what it is, but what are our options for getting rid of that excess fat?

Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Know the Facts

Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Know the Facts

by Yenny (SU)
But because a wide range of congenital and traumatic deformities can cause of a host of problems for children, a highly specialized area of medicine – pediatric plastic surgery – addresses these types of ailments, which can range from blisters and burns to complex genetic deformities.

Rising to the Occasion: How Breast Lifts Can Make All the Difference

Rising to the Occasion: How Breast Lifts Can Make All the Difference

by Yenny (SU)
A mastopexy, or breast lift, can work wonders for breasts that have begun to look less-than-buxom. Unlike augmentation and reduction, which change the size of the breasts, this procedure repositions existing breast tissue for a perkier appearance.

Easy on the Eyes: How Blepharoplasty Can Give Lackluster Lids a Boost

Easy on the Eyes: How Blepharoplasty Can Give Lackluster Lids a Boost

by Yenny (SU)
People say that the eyes are the windows to the soul – but if you suffer from drooping, tired eyelids, yours might not be conveying the right message.

Post-Op Tips from Your Plastic Surgeon

Post-Op Tips from Your Plastic Surgeon

by Yenny (SU)
After months of research, debate, and consultations with plastic surgeons, you finally decided to go through with the plastic surgery of your choice. Your surgeon answered all of your questions and gave you pre-op instructions to follow before your surgery.