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Do I Really Need A Tummy Tuck?

What Happens to My Belly During Pregnancy? The pregnant abdomen undergoes many changes as the growing fetus and weight gain associated with pregnancy stretches the abdominal skin and underlying musculature. Delivery of the baby releases this pressure and the skin … Continue reading

Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery

Post-operative care surgery helps patients achieve their optimal results. Most surgical patients experience some bruising and swelling that usually peaks at 3 days from surgery. Using our unique combination of tumescent technique, limited undermining, and carefully attention to bleeding, however, … Continue reading

Mommy Makeover – Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

What Happens to My Belly During Pregnancy? The pregnant abdomen undergoes many changes as the growing fetus and weight gain associated with pregnancy stretches the abdominal skin and underlying musculature. Delivery of the baby releases this pressure and the skin … Continue reading

Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery) Basics

What is a Rhinoplasty? A cosmetic rhinoplasty is a surgery removes and repositions tissue in the nose for better aesthetics. This often involves straightening the dorsal profile, removing dorsal humps, reshaping the tip, and possibly narrowing the width of the … Continue reading

Breast Augmentation Basics

  What is a breast augmentation? A breast augmentation (insertion of implants) is often performed to replace volume lost from weight loss, breast-feeding, or age or to increase the size of the breast for aesthetic reasons.  It is most appropriate for … Continue reading

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Basics

What is a breast lift? A breast lift (mastopexy) is powerful procedure that can lift the nipple, remove excess skin, and reshape the breasts to sit higher on the chest in a more youthful position. A breast lift is appropriate for patients with … Continue reading

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Basics

What is a “FULL” tummy tuck? The full tummy tuck (full abdominoplasty) operation is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia and begins with elevating a layer of belly skin and fat; separating it from the belly muscles all … Continue reading

Do I Really Need A Breast Lift?

The decision to do a breast augmentation by itself versus a breast augmentation with a breast lift, however, is less based on patient preference and more dictated the saginess, the nipple position, and the ratio between the breast volume and … Continue reading

Hollow Cheeks – Treatment with Implants, Fat Transfer, and Fillers

The aging, hollow face is typified by soft tissue decent and volume loss. These stigmata of growing older are manifest by the development of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls combined with a sunken mid-face and hollow cheeks. In recent years, DeLuca … Continue reading

The Brazilian Butt Lift – Baby Got Back

There has always been a fascination with the posterior of women, however, over the last few years plastics surgeons have seen the demand for the Brazilian Butt Lift to skyrocket. This new found focus has still not eclipsed breast augmentation or liposuction … Continue reading