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What is a Thigh Lift?

What is a Thigh Lift?

by Stephanie Meadows
Losing a significant amount of weight can be an accomplishment to be proud of, as well as giving yourself the gift of a healthier body. Becoming healthy and being proud of the skin you are in, can help your confidence and self-esteem soar. Unfortunately, for many people, that excitement and that moment when they step on the scale and see their goal weight can be short lived. Instead of seeing all the amazing progress they have made, when they look in the mirror all they can see is the excess skin that has been left behind.

Product Spotlight: CoolSculpting

Product Spotlight: CoolSculpting

by Stephanie Meadows
Body contouring has quickly become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure, both for effectiveness and the lower risk than a surgical procedure. With today’s new and innovative technology, CoolSculpting provides the option for a minimally-invasive, and painless fat reduction procedure. Patients are turning to it more and more, as it is more accessible than surgery and produces effective results. For those who cannot shed pounds with conventional methods of healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting provides patients with an alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction, and requires minimal recovery time.

What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

by Stephanie Meadows
All children become sick or injured at some point, and most of those problems can be examined and treated by a pediatrician. However, pediatricians are not the only type of doctor with special training for treating children. A pediatric plastic surgeon is qualified to treat children who need surgery to fix a deformity caused by birth defects, injury, illness, and tumors.

Medical Reasons to See a Plastic Surgeon

Medical Reasons to See a Plastic Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years among both men and women opting for procedures for a number of reasons, including: boosting confidence and self-esteem, medical reasons, health reasons, reconstructive reasons, and aesthetic/enhancement reasons.

Is there an Age Limit to Mommy Makeovers?

Is there an Age Limit to Mommy Makeovers?

by Stephanie Meadows
Mothers are the true heroes of the world. There are many times as a mother, where you might not be thinking about yourself. Understand that being a mom, and sacrificing things for your children or partners, comes with the territory. While it can be tough to maintain a healthy image or weight, there are still many options available.

Craniofacial Surgeons vs. Plastic Surgeon

Craniofacial Surgeons vs. Plastic Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
Unlike other medical procedures (like hip or knee surgery), plastic surgery can be one of the most misunderstood surgical procedures in the healthcare industry. While it is true that many people undergo plastic surgery for purely cosmetic and aesthetic reasons, popular culture and general misconceptions tend to use the terms plastic and cosmetic surgery interchangeably. There are a variety of sub-specialties that revolve around cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. All of them focus on a specific outcome for the patient, but can often be integrated with each other to provide the best outcome for the patient.

Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting

Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting

by Stephanie Meadows
Whether your exercise routine isn’t getting you the total results you desire, or your body has gone through major changes from weight loss, not losing stubborn fat can be distressing and frustrating. Feeling uncomfortable about your body image can have serious psychological effects, such as a lack of confidence in our bodies, and low self-esteem.

What is Brachydactyly?

What is Brachydactyly?

by Stephanie Meadows
We are all born different and unique. People have different hair, eyes, and an overall unique genetic make-up. Being different is what makes us who we are, so we may as well embrace it, right? We are not perfect, as we all have our own quirks and problems that we are born with, or develop overtime.

Correcting Old Breast Augmentations

Correcting Old Breast Augmentations

by Stephanie Meadows
Revision breast augmentation is a surgical option available to women who are not happy with the look or feel of their breasts from a previous surgical procedure. For many patients, size is the issue, whether too small, or too big. Some people decide to change the type of breast implant, or have them removed altogether and return to their natural breasts. As you age, your skin may lose some elasticity, or in some cases the body can change due to pregnancy or drastic weight fluctuations.

Breast Lifts and Pregnancy: Are There any Risks?

Breast Lifts and Pregnancy: Are There any Risks?

by Stephanie Meadows
Our skin tends to lose its elasticity as we get older, and not just on our faces. This also happens around the breast area, but pregnancy can also be a big factor for saggy breasts. As a result, many women may notice a change in their breasts before and after their pregnancy. For women with smaller breasts, changes may be subtle drooping; for those with larger breasts, they may begin to sag and alter in shape. In many cases for women, after pregnancy the breasts often lose their shape and firmness, and begin to sag