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Don’t Forget About Skincare!

What’s the largest organ in the human body? If you guessed the skin, you’re correct. Furthermore, experts have concluded your skin can start aging as early as age 25! While various cosmetic procedures can augment the body, only vigilant skincare, including the use of skincare products, can keep you looking youthful, refreshed, and vibrant! Here are a few tips for maintaining radiant-looking skin!

Moisturize

The human body is made up of more than 70% water. You’ve probably heard that hydration is key, but did you know staying hydrated does more than keep your body running smoothly? That’s right-it can keep your skin looking soft, moist, and healthy. In addition to drinking 8 glasses of water a day, try to limit bathing time and use soaps that won’t dry out or irritate your skin. 

In the winter months especially, use a humidifier to keep the air moist and your skin from becoming rough, red, or cracked. Choose a laundry detergent that won’t dry out or irritate your skin and avoid dressing too often in wool or synthetic fabrics, which will further exacerbate dry skin conditions. 

Be gentle to your skin and your skin will be gentle to you! While the above tips will help your skin look better, a regular skincare routine will have your skin feeling better too!

Skincare Products & Day/Night Regimens

When it comes to taking care of your skin, there are a number of over-the-counter products to freshen and invigorate your skin. Let’s take a look at what a typical skin-care routine might look like, including what kinds of products to use.

Daytime Routine & Skincare Products

The morning should start with a good cleanse. Wash your face with warm water and apply a mixture of water and cleansing cream to your face, avoiding the area around your eyes. After you cleanse, at least once or twice a week you should be exfoliating. Target the areas with clogged pores, like your nose, cheeks, or forehead. 

guarding it against harmful pollutants and UV rays and preserving your youthful, radiant-looking skin. The hyaluronic acid especially will keep your skin hydrated and the Vitamin C will keep it elastic and smooth!

What part of your face betrays your age the most? That’s right: the eyes. The right eye solution will minimize dark circles, age lines, and puffiness, as well as keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and youthful. Finally, apply the right moisturizer to seal in the above steps, and get ready to take on the day!


Nighttime Routine & Skincare Products

Getting your skin ready for the day is just half the battle. At the end of a long, stressful day, your skin has been through the ringer. With the right steps, however, you can peel back the years and delay the signs of aging one day at a time. 

When you’re ready for bed, the first skincare step should be removing your makeup, if applicable. Use a makeup remover or cleansing product to clear it all away. Be sure to get everything, including lipstick, mascara, smoky eye, and more. Just like you did when you woke up, apply a coat of cleanser and warm water to give yourself a clean canvas with which to work. 

Again, like in the morning, you should next apply your nighttime serum. Essentially, as it did in the morning, it helps you absorb the rest of your skincare products and seal in its effectiveness. The goal is to lock in moisture and keep your skin from becoming dehydrated when you sleep.

A nighttime mask of hyaluronic acid and retinol can additionally help your skin breathe without clogging pores and keep it moisturized, protected, and beautiful all night long. If you choose to u

For a complete line of skin-care products, be sure to check out Ageless Millennial Aesthetics by Ésteticoceuticals!

Diet, Exercise, & Nutrition

What you take into your body and how you treat your body both affect the appearance of your skin. For instance, a diet high in sugar and fat can exacerbate dehydration, prematurely aging, and stretching out your skin. Alcohol and smoking can worsen these effects as well.

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When it comes to exercise, the increased blood flow can help give you that healthy, radiant glow, but be sure to shower afterward and avoid wearing makeup while you work out, as it can clog your pores and cause problems.

The more you take care of your body, the more it will thank you. That means eating right, working out, and avoiding alcohol and smoking can keep you looking and feeling better than your vice-wanton contemporaries. 

Change With The Seasons

The right skincare routine changes depending on the seasons. In summer, for instance, you can expect to be exposed to more UV rays. In the winter, your skin is probably more prone to drying out. Adapt your regimen as necessary to account for changes in weather, including your exposure to the sun and water. For instance, if you spent all day swimming, your skin is more likely to be dried out. There are even skincare products designed for folks who spend all day in the water!

Healthy, youthful-looking skin is the cornerstone of feeling confident about your appearance. Keeping to an effective routine, staying hydrated, exercising, eating right, and using the right skincare products can all work together to keep your skin looking beautiful for years to come. 


A Guide to Combination Procedures

When exercising, putting on makeup, and even dressing up, we improve the aesthetic of multiple areas of the body. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to combine procedures to improve multiple problem areas without needing multiple surgeries? While you can’t pick your procedures a la carte, your surgeon can work with you to plan out combination procedures that fit your goals, health, and budget. 

What Kinds of Procedures Can You Combine?

The most common of the combination procedures is the Mommy Makeover. Aimed at restoring your body to its pre-pregnancy state, the classic mommy makeover combines a tummy tuck with breast surgery-namely a breast lift, contour, or augmentation. 

With that said, there is no “one-size-fits-all” mommy makeover. A modern mommy makeover can include anything from the aforementioned procedures to additional surgeries like liposuction and even vaginal rejuvenation. You and your surgeon can develop a comprehensive plan to target your specific problem areas.

In addition to classic and modern mommy makeover combination procedures, patients can combine procedures on the face and eyes, arms and legs, liposuction and buttocks, and other procedures involving fat transfer. Talk to your surgeon about what combinations would be suitable for your body and your goals. 

Not every procedure can be combined. Some combinations simply don’t make sense. Only your surgeon can determine which procedure combinations are possible. 

Are Combination Surgeries Safe?

In addition to saving time and money, combining cosmetic procedures can be safer than undergoing multiple procedures separately. Patients only have to undergo anesthesia one time. Additionally, combining multiple procedures into one decreases overall recovery time compared to separate procedures. 

Combining multiple procedures can also mean less time off work. Your surgeon will let you know what to expect with regards to recovery time. Importantly, times can range from a few days to a few weeks, depending on what procedures were performed.

Ultimately, your surgeon will advise on what procedure combinations are available to you based on your overall health. Due to a number of factors, not every procedure is advisable for every patient. 

Combination Procedures Can Mean Better Results

Arguably the biggest benefit to combination plastic surgery is the spectacular results. After a short recovery time, you’ll be able to dazzle your friends, family, co-workers, and even complete strangers with your new-and-improved look. Anyone can overlook a gradual change in your overall look, but no one will be able to stop themselves from commenting on the dramatic, sudden change in your appearance.

If you’re interested in dramatically altering your look, saving time and money, and wowing your friends and family, contact us today for a consultation. We can develop and implement a customized strategy to get you the look you want inside your time and budget specifications. Call us, read previous patient success stories, and schedule an in-person, phone-in, or instant email consultation today!


Quick Cosmetic Fixes For Summer!

Summer is here, which means the weather is heating up and the clothes are coming off. For many people, however, body insecurity can mean the difference between soaking up the summer rays in style and hiding behind covering, bulky, hot clothes. Fortunately, there’s a solution! With advances in cosmetic surgery, you can get ready for summer in a pinch with minimal recovery time!

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Get That Beach Body With Minimal Recovery Time

If your body insecurities are keeping you from enjoying activities like swimming or exercising, there’s relief. Patients can undergo liposuction to the arms, love handles, and neck with recovery time no longer than a couple of weeks. 

Liposuction is the perfect, minimally-invasive way to give yourself the body you want with minimal downtime and scarring. After a couple weeks of compression and downtime, you’ll be ready to display your new body-before we even hit the dog days of summer!

For women, summer is a great time to finally get that breast augmentation. Now you can have the beach body you’ve always wanted in time for the hottest days of the summer. Through breast augmentation with fat, you can be back to exercising as little as one week after the procedure, with a return to full activity in four short weeks. 

There’s Time to Get the Body You Want This Summer

It’s never too late to get the body of your dreams. Contact our office to set up a consultation today, and we’ll discuss how to get you into a body you can be proud to show off this summer!

From liposuction to breast augmentation and more, DeLuca Plastic Surgery can turn your body insecurity into body positivity. Read about past success stories, set up a consultation, and change your life forever today!


More Than a Number: A Personalized Approach

A report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States has been rising steadily for the past decade. Put simply, never before have folks had easy access to personalized cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and more. 

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While these procedures continue to stay in-demand, how can you make sure you find the right fit for your individual goals?

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Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Right For You?

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Typical breast enhancements involve the use of either saline or silicone gel placed under or over the muscle through an incision in the breast. Breast augmentation surgery with fat, on the other hand, is a newer procedure and could be a great option for patients looking for a relatively modest increase in breast size and more natural-looking results.

What is fat transfer breast augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation involves using liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body, like the belly, waist, back, or legs. That fat is then cleaned, filtered, and transferred to the breasts. This allows patients to enjoy double results; excess fat is trimmed from unwanted areas and used to increase the volume of breasts naturally. In a nutshell, it’s just what the name suggests: transferring your own fat to make your breasts bigger. 

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Is Wide-Awake-Surgery right for you?

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DeLuca Plastic Surgery are experts in Wide-Awake-Surgery–performed under local anesthesia right here in our office! That means less downtime, no nausea, and a much less stressful procedure! With local anesthesia, you’ll be comfortable, relaxed, and awake for the whole procedure!

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Virtual Consultations: What You Need to Know

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As COVID19 continues to rear its ugly head, it’s understandable if you have concerns about where in public you want to go. At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we hear you loud and clear. We’re committed to providing you the optimal level of service, satisfaction, and care. That’s why we’re proud to offer virtual consultations!

Safe, secure, and similar to our traditional consultation process, virtual consultations are a perfect way to get the personalized private cosmetic consultation you’re looking for without the worry and hassle of having to leave the house.

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Skin Care In The Age of COVID-19

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The cornerstones of skincare at home are cleansing, detoxification, hydration, Vitamin A, and antioxidants, and sunscreen. This approach to anti-aging doesn’t change with quarantine or social isolation. If anything, the stress of these uncertain times will only accelerate the aging process. This post breaks down our secrets for keeping your skin young and healthy-looking – with a focus on the premium skincare line developed by Dr. David Tauber – Ageless Millennial Aesthetics by Estéticoceuticals.

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How Young Is Too Young for a Nose Job?

You might be considering rhinoplasty or have a young adult who already thinks they need a nose job. Or you may be someone who has trouble breathing properly due to the structure of your nose. Rhinoplasty procedures can be effective for achieving that certain aesthetic you’re aiming for or solving your breathing issue, but at what age is it appropriate to start seriously considering a nose job? Similarly, is there an age too old for rhinoplasty?No matter how long you’ve been considering having a procedure, it’s good to understand how it’s done and how long the recovery will take.

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The Top Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

Although you often hear about women getting lip fillers, tummy tucks and Botox, they’re not the only ones who are concerned about their appearance. More people than ever are getting cosmetic surgery nowadays. Many of those patients are men.

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