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Plastic Surgery: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
The Female “Package”
Do you have excess fat in your pubic area? Is it so noticeable that you avoid certain types of clothing? Learn what you can do about that problem area.
Cellulite Treatments: Do They Really Work?
Sick of your cellulite? Spent hundreds on creams, lotions, and injections claiming to cure cellulite? Wondering if surgical treatments such as Cellulaze and VASERsmooth are all they’re cracked up to be in terms of getting rid of cellulite? Read the truth about these procedures here.
How to Care for Your Breasts After Breast...
Find out tips on how to care for your breasts after augmentation surgery.
Neck Lift Surgery - What You Need to Know About...
A neck lift, also known as platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which tightens the skin and the underlying muscles of the neck to lift the neck and improve and sharpen the contour of the jawline. It is often performed in conjunction with a face lift, but may be done as a stand-alone procedure.
How Can I Tell If I Need a Tummy Tuck?
Are you looking to improve the shape of your tummy? Sit-ups and crunches aren’t working and that “10-Minute Tummy Tuck” device isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? You may need a tummy tuck. Read here for six signs that you may need a tummy tuck to get that nice flat tummy you’ve always wanted.
Are Non-Surgical Face Lifts a Smart Option?
Learn about non-surgical, non-invasive procedures which tighten and lift sagging skin. These new technologies include Thermage, Titan, Lux-IR, and Aluma. They employ radiofrequency, laser, or infrared energy to promote tightening of lax or sagging skin on the face, neck, jaw line, upper arm, abdomen, thighs, or other body parts.
The Difference Between Different Types of...
Learn all about the difference between different types of facial dermal fillers.
Butt Lift Surgery - What You Need to Know
Butt lift surgery, or gluteoplasty, is designed to remove excess skin and lift and tighten the skin of the buttocks. A butt lift is often desired after extreme weight loss along with other types of post-bariatric cosmetic surgery. Body contouring after extreme weight loss includes not only butt lift surgery, but tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast lifts, and body lift surgery as well.
Are Liquid Silicone Injections Safe?
Liquid silicone injections are the subject of much controversy, thanks to sensational news stories about celebrity cosmetic procedures gone wrong. Yet there are some doctors who swear by the benefits of liquid silicone as a dermal filler and/or lip plumper. Is liquid silicone safe to inject for cosmetic purposes? Learn more about liquid silicone injections.
Understanding What Causes Cellulite
The majority of adult women are affected to some degree by cellulite. However, most people don't really understand what causes cellulite or what it really is.
Is Nerve Damage After Plastic Surgery Serious?
What is one of the most dreaded complications after plastic surgery? Two words - nerve damage.
How to Care for Your Incision After a Tummy Tuck
Read all about how to care for your tummy tuck incision and abdomen after tummy tuck surgery.
Today’s Most Commonly Used Breast Lift...
Explore the various techniques and incision patterns used in today's breast lift surgeries. Includes information on the traditional anchor incision, the lollipop technique, the benelli lift or donut lift, the crescent lift, and newer procedures touted as
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of My Plastic...
Many people want to know if their health insurance plans will cover the cost of plastic surgery procedures, whether cosmetic or reconstructive in nature.
Choose the Right Size Breast Implants With the...
Choosing an implant size is an important decision when considering breast augmentation. One method some women use to help choose is the rice test.
What Are the Labia Minora? Labia Majora?
What parts of the body are involved in labiaplasty surgery? Find out here.
What May Help Get Rid of Cellulite
Did you know that 85-95% of all adult women are at least somewhat affected by cellulite? There are hundreds of products, procedures, and treatments promising to get rid of cellulite. There are cellulite creams, cellulite massage treatments like Endermologie and Velasmooth, and even liposuction, Smart Lipo, and other forms of cellulite surgery. But do any of them actually work? Find out which cellulite treatments help, which ones don't, and which treatments are still unproven.
Top Tips for Recovering After a Tummy Tuck
If crunches, sit-ups, and a restrictive diet have not improved your waistline, a tummy tuck may be the answer. This is especially true for those women who have exchanged their once taut abdomen for the blessings of children. A tummy tuck is an intense procedure. Read here for recovery advice after tummy tuck.
What Is A Cleft Palate?
Close-up photo of the anatomy of a normal palate, along with a detailed description of the different parts of the palate.
What You Need to Know About Laser Skin...
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is one of the most powerful anti-aging tools at the plastic surgeon's disposal. Similar to a chemical peel or dermabrasion procedure, it helps reduce or eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and more while it helps to tighten the skin. However, it offers some advantages over these earlier methods of skin resurfacing.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty - Can You Get a Nose...
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, 15-minute nose job, or injection rhinoplasty, is a less invasive alternative to traditional surgical rhinoplasty for those who wish to correct asymmetry or contour defects of the nose.
Skin Grafts in Reconstructive Surgery
Skin grafts are a staple of reconstructive surgery for trauma survivors, burn victims, and patients who have undergone breast reconstruction or other cancer surgery.
What Causes Enlargement of the Labia?
What causes enlargement of the labia in some women? Learn more about how and why this occurs and why labiaplasty might be the solution.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
The skin of the eyelids is quite delicate. Eyelids surgery can cause a great deal of swelling and stretching of the delicate eye area. It is critical that you know how to care for your eyes after surgery so that you can get the best possible result.
Capsulotomy
Complications following breast augmentation sometimes require breast revision surgery. One common complication, capsular contracture, is sometimes improved with a procedure called capsulotomy.
How to Care for Your Liposuctioned Areas and...
Even though liposuction does not involve large incisions, it is important to know how to care for your body after liposuction. Read here for tips on care after liposuction for your incisions and your liposuctioned body areas.
Tummy Tuck Surgery: What You Need to Know
While some people can thank genetics or hard work at the gym for a flat stomach, others seek tummy tuck surgery to help them achieve washboard abs. Pregnancy, significant weight loss, and the hormonal fluctuations of menopause can all take a devastating toll. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people each year get abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery.
The Best Time to Resume Activity After Tummy...
Exercising after a tummy tuck? Sex after tummy tuck? Read all about which activities you can perform and when you can start them after a tummy tuck.
Botox Alternatives
Despite its popularity, Botox isn't for everyone. Some people may actually develop a resistance to the toxin, rendering it less effective, while others may grow tired of having to go back for more injections every 3 to 4 months. The problem is that many people are unaware of the fact that there are alternatives to Botox when it comes to smoothing frown lines and expression lines on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Read more about Botox alternatives.
Breast Implant Rupture and Deflation
It's true - breast implants are not forever. Implants deflate and rupture all the time. Learn why breat implant deflation and rupture happen, and find out how you can know if your breast implant has ruptured.
Laser Lipolysis (Smart Lipo): Everything You...
Smart Lipo is what some believe to be the most powerful new weapon in the war on fat and cellulite! The procedure is the kinder and gentler cousin of traditional liposuction, and the best part is that it can not only help patients lose inches, but can also help reduce the look of cellulite and sagging skin!
Caring for Wounds After Surgery
Many patients want to know how to properly care for their wounds after surgery in order to speed healing and minimize the chance of infection. Proper post-operative wound care is also important in reducing the appearance of post-op scars.
The Use of Flap Techniques in Reconstructive...
If you have suffered tissue loss as a result of a traumatic injury, skin cancer excision, or mastectomy, your doctor may recommend a flap technique to be used in your reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery employs many types of skin flaps to replace lost tissue. Learn more about the use of flap techniques in reconstructive surgery.
Vanquish
Learn all about the newest technology for easy fat removal.
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?
Blepharoplasty, eye lift or eyelid lift surgery, is the third most-popular cosmetic procedure in the United States today. Eyelid surgery can include the upper lids, lower lids or both, and its goal is a more alert, rested appearance of the eyes.
Body Lift Surgery - What You Need to Know
With the rise of bariatric surgery and extreme weight loss, body lift surgery is more in demand. Body lift surgery - also known as a belt lift, belt lipectomy, or lower body lift - is meant to address loose, hanging skin that exists as a result of massive weight loss, pregnancy, or age and sun damage.
Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
For many women who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction, the process is not complete until after the complete reconstruction of not only the breast mound itself, but of the nipple and areola. A combination of techniques, including grafts, flaps, and micropigmentation, are used to simulate as closely as possible the appearance of the natural breast.
How to Get Bigger Breasts Without Implants
What are the advantages, disadvantages and complications of breast augmentation with your own fat?
Why Laser Treatments Might Not Help Your...
Lasers are most effective on immature stretch marks, and many doctors say that they are nearly useless on more mature (white) stretch marks.
Recovery After Liposuction
As excited as you may be for your liposuction transformation, it is important to remember that plastic surgery is real surgery and there will be a recovery period. Read here for recovery advice after liposuction.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
The use of injectables known as dermal fillers is becoming increasingly popular, and in fact, was the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. last year. These products are injected underneath the skin to fill in and relax facial lines and wrinkles, and to plump up and re-contour facial features, as well as reduce the appearance of sagging skin. There are many different products offered as options in the world of anti-aging wrinkle fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse.
How to Tell If You Need a Breast Lift
Learn how to perform breast measurements to see if you need a breast lift. All you need is a tape measure.
Risks of Infection After Plastic Surgery
Infection is a potential risk of plastic surgery. An infection can slow your healing after surgery. Learn how you can avoid an infection after plastic surgery.
All About Pressure Ulcers
A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when constant pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction, is placed against the skin. This can be treated by plastic surgery.
How Long Will My Liposuction Results Last?
Many people want to know if the results from liposuction surgery are permanent. As with many questions relating to plastic surgery, the answer is yes...and no.
Cosmetic Laser Procedures - Decoding Laser-Speak
Cosmetic laser procedures are performed using a wide variety of different types of lasers to address a wide variety of cosmetic skin concerns, which include skin tightening, skin resurfacing and more.
How Is a Tummy Tuck Done?
Wondering how low your tummy tuck incision should be so that you can wear low-cut pants, underwear or bikini bottoms? Find out here.
Tummy Tuck Pain Management
Read all about how to manage your pain after a tummy tuck.
At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Glycolic Acid Peel
Considering glycolic acid for skin resurfacing? Learn all about the glycolic acid peel as well as it's benefits and risks.
The Liquid Face Lift
The liquid face lift uses injectables known as dermal fillers, along with Botox, to help plump up, relax, and fill in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It also can restore youthful volume to the face, reduce sagging of the skin by filling it up from the inside, and re-contour drooping facial features or hollow eyes. It is one of the latest anti-aging trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and is touted as a less expensive and less risky alternative to a traditional face lift.
Why Would a Woman Get a Labiaplasty?
Why would a woman get a labiaplasty? Find out why.
Liposuction: What You Need to Know
A cosmetic surgical procedure in which fat is suctioned out of the body from specific areas of localized fat deposits.It's not seen as weight loss surgery.
Breast Reconstruction Before and After Photos
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy.
11 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
It's important to know the right questions to ask when making a decision about something as important and potentially life-altering as plastic surgery. Find out what you really need to know and why before choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your cosmetic procedure.
How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?
Learn where the markings are located for a Braziian Butt Lift.
Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation (aka augmentation mammaplasty) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. today. Despite the cost and recent controversy over the use of silicone breast implants, women have shown a continuing and growing eagerness to surgically enhance the size and shape of their breasts.
What Happens During Post-Mohs Reconstructive...
After having Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer, you may require post-Mohs reconstructive surgery. This type of reconstructive plastic surgery can performed immediately after any skin cancer lesions are removed using the Mohs surgery technique. Learn more about what happens during post-Mohs reconstructive surgery.
Capsular Contracture
Meaning of Capsular Contracture. Plastic Surgery.
All Hail to the Buttocks
How can I make my butt look bigger? Learn all the different ways to enhance your assets!
Tummy Tuck Patient 1 - Front View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery.
Silicone Implants v. Saline Implants
There are many key differences between silicone and saline breast implants. Each patient should sit down with her surgeon discuss the options.
Tissue Expansion - What You Need to Know
Tissue expansion is a technique used in reconstructive plastic surgery which enables the body to grow new skin adjacent to an area in need of repair. Tissue expansion can be used in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, or in facial recontructive surgery following almost any type of injury or trauma.
Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
A New Facial Filler: Juvéderm Voluma
Learn more about the new facial filler, Juvéderm Voluma!
Botox Resistance – When Botox Doesn&rsquo...
Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure performed today worldwide. Yet it doesn't work for everybody. Some doctors will tell you it is impossible to be immune to Botox. However, it is indeed possible to develop a resistance to Botox, thanks to antibodies which act to neautralize the effects of the toxin.
Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) - What You Need...
In the age of the mommy makeover, breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, is becoming a more and more popular option for cosmetic enhancement. Today's breast lift options include not only the traditional approaches, but also the Benelli or donut lift, the crescent lift, and even a few options that are touted as scarless breast lifts.
Tummy Tuck Patient 2 - Front View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 3.
Reverse Tummy Tuck
What is a reverse tummy tuck? How do you know if it’s right procedure for you? How much does a reverse tummy tuck cost? Get the answers to these questions and more.
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone augmentation mammaplasty, aka cosmetic breast augmentation surgery.
Skin Resurfacing with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can be a good way to improve the appearance of your skin without plastic surgery. Learn all about this type of skin resurfacing and how it’s different from dermabrasion.
Sex Reassignment Surgery
Sex reassignment surgery, also known as sex change surgery, continues to be a taboo topic. The basics of sex reassignment surgery are described here.
Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery is a growing plastic surgery specialty, and a large percentage of breast augmentation patients will eventually need or desire breast revision. From implant size changes and implant rupture to capsular contracture and undesirable cosmetic issues like rippling, drooping, double bubble, symmastia, and bottoming out, women are coming in to surgeons' offices requesting a breast augmentation re-do.
Plastic Surgery After Baby
How soon after you have a baby can you have plastic surgery? Learn all about the appropriate timing for breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction, and vaginal surgery after having a baby.
Liposuction Is an Option for These Body Parts
Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from various body parts. It can be used on the upper and lower body. Find out which lower body parts are amenable to liposuction.
What You Need to Know About Lip Augmentation
It seems almost everyone wants fuller lips. The good news is that there are many options today for creating fuller lips through cosmetic procedures. Lip plumping can be achieved through injections of many different types of fillers, or through permanent implants or other types of lip surgery.
Hypodermis
What is the hypodermis? You've probably heard of the top two layers of skin, the dermis and the epidermis, but many people have never heard of the layer of connective tissue and fat known as the hypodermis.
Before and After Face Lift, Neck Lift and Fat...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift and neck lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift and neck lift surgery. Page 22.
Facelift Before and After Photos - Front and...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone facelift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery. Page 23.
Face Lift Before and After Photos
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery.
The History of Plastic Surgery
In the broadest sense, plastic surgery has been a reality ever since the first primitive tribal tattoo, ritualistic body modification, or crude attempt at reconstruction to repair facial injuries. However, it wasn't until the late 1800s - early 1900s that the world began to see significant scientific advances in the ancient art of plastic surgery.
Things to Consider Before Cellulite Reduction...
Are you tired of always wearing a sarong, towel, or cover up at the beach or pool to hide your cellulite. Thinking about cellulite surgery? There are a few things to consider before having the Cellulaze or VASERsmooth treatments.
Actinic Keratosis
Definition of actinic keratosis. Plastic Surgery.
At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Retinoids
Are retinoids such as Retin A, Tazorec, Adapalene,or Isotretinoin a good home treatment for wrinkles?
Liposuction Before & After Photos
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone liposuction. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your about.com guide to plastic surgery.
Plastic Surgery Apps
Are online body morphing apps or plastic surgery apps a good idea? Learn the pros and cons of this plastic surgery tool.
Permanent Blindness After Cosmetic Facial...
Thinking about facial rejuvenation with facial fillers? While mostly safe, there is one devastating, but extremely rare complication to consider.
What's the Best Age to Have Surgery to Repair a...
Cleft lip and palate are two of the most common birth defects worldwide today. Therefore, surgery to repair a cleft lip and/or cleft palate is one of the most common reconstructive procedures performed by plastic surgeons around the world. Many question the age at which it best to have the reconstructive procedure performed to repair this defect.
Limitations of Liposuction
Learn all about the limitations of liposuction.
Plastic Surgery and The Vagina - Reshaping of...
Learn all about genital enhancement and the different types of plastic surgery on the vagina.
Which Body Parts Can Be Treated With Liposuction?
Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from various body parts. You may be surprised at just where liposuction can be used on the body.
Botox: What You Need to Know
The injection of botulinum toxins in order to reduce the apperance of facial lines and wrinkles has become the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the US today, with over 4 million procedures performed last year alone. Learn all about the wonders of Botox.
Q & A with Will Kirby, DO, FACOS
With tattoos becoming more and more commonplace, laser tattoo removal is becoming more and more popular. Yet a lot of people don't really understand how laser tattoo removal works. Have your questions answered by world-renowned laser tattoo removal expert and star of Dr. 902010, Dr. Will Kirby.
Risks & Rewards of Plastic Surgery
The potential rewards of plastic surgery are varied, and to some patients, great. However, so are the potential risks. Explore both sides of the plastic surgery debate, and perhaps you will have an easier time deciding if it could be right for you.
What is Plastic Surgery?
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At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Facial Scrubs
Wondering just how effective facial scrubs are at removing facial lines and wrinkles? Read about their effectiveness here!
Bad Plastic Surgery
Nobody wants to be a victim of plastic surgery gone wrong. We see news stories about bad plastic surgery all the time. In fact, there are entire websites devoted to awful plastic surgery or celebrity plastic surgery. But what is the reality of bad plastic surgery?
Flabby Pubic Area After Weight Loss
Is your pubic area skin hanging low after weight loss? Find out how to rejuvenate that area.
Breast Lift Before and After Photos
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone mastopexy, aka breast lift surgery.
Face Lift, Neck Lift, and Lip Augmentation...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift neck lift and lip augmentation surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery. Page 18.
Vampire Facelift
Using your own blood to look younger and remove wrinkles from your face? Find out all about the different types of Vampire Facelifts.
10 Things to Stop Doing If You’re...
10 Things to Stop Doing If You’re Considering Plastic Surgery
Panniculectomy
When is a tummy tuck more than a tummy tuck? When it's the post-bariatric surgery called a panniculectomy.
Charitable Organizations Providing Free or...
Reconstructive surgery is generally the most complex of all types plastic surgery. Therefore, it can also be the most expensive. However, many of the people in need of reconstructive surgery do not have the means to pay for it. These people often seek out charitable organizations who perform pro bono reconstructive surgery. Of course, free plastic surgery is not available to everyone. To find out more, check this list of charitable organizations that offer pro bono or reduced cost surgery.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Breast reduction can be a life-changing event, especially for women who experience back pain and shoulder grooving from bra straps caused by big breasts. Read here for simple tips on how to make your breast reduction recovery go more smoothly.
Hermaphrodite
What is a hermaphrodite? Is it an offensive word to use? Read all about it here.
Traditional Face Lift v. The Liquid Face Lift
The liquid face lift, while increasingly popular, will not be replacing the traditional face lift any time in the foreseeable future. Both options offer distinct advantages and disadvantages in the anti-aging arena. However, non-invasive procedures are becoming more and more popular with those who want to avoid or postpone having cosmetic surgery. The debate grows in an effort to compare the benefits and risks of these newer treatments vs. the traditional surgical approach of a face lift.
Tummy Tuck Patient 1 - Side View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 2.
Minimizing Post-Op Scarring
Minimizing the appearance of post-surgical scars is a great concern to most patients, especially in the case of plastic surgery. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to reduce the appearance of scars after surgery.
Tummy Tuck Patient 4 - Side View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 7.
Skin Resurfacing With Chemical Peels
Wondering how to improve the appearance of your skin without plastic surgery. Learn about the different types of chemical peels performed by plastic surgeons.
What You Need to Know About Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery is often desired after massive weight loss, due to large amounts of loose hanging skin. With the recent boom in weight loss surgery, thigh lift surgery joins other post-bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures as one of the fastest growing types of cosmetic surgery.
Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, is a popular surgical body contouring option in post-bariatric surgery for patients who have experienced massive weight loss.
Tummy Tuck Patient 4 - Front View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 6.
Don't Let The Beautiful New You Go Up in Smoke
Pretty much everyone knows that smoking is a danger to your health in general. But did you know that smoking significantly compromises your body's ability to heal and recover after surgery? Smoking accelerates the aging process, and smokers have a higher risk of infection and other complications when they smoke before and/or after surgery.
Traditional Face Lift: Step-By-Step
Have you ever wondered how they do a face lift? Learn the exact steps involved in what is technically known as a rhytidectomy... But please, don't try this at home.
Lower and Mid-Face Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Brow...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone lower face lift and mid-face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after lower face lift and mid-face lift surgery. Page 7.
Venous Ulcer
What are venous ulcers? (also called varicose ulcers or stasis leg ulcers)
Liposuction Pain Management
You will have some discomfort or pain after liposuction. Read all about how to manage your liposuction pain.
Laser Tattoo Removal - What You Need to Know
Thanks to laser tattoo removal, tattoos no longer have to be a life sentence. Laser tattoo removal is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic laser procedures. While getting a tattoo should still be considered a permanent commitment, cosmetic laser technology has now made it possible to rid yourself of your old boyfriend's name which you so naively had inked on your lower back. Learn more about laser tattoo removal and how it can help you say goodbye to your old ink.
When Will I Be Able Sit, Walk, and Exercise...
Are you wondering how soon you'll be able to sit, walk and exercise post-labiaplasty? Here are some general guidelines.
Breast Reconstruction Photos - Reconstruction...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone TRAM flap breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. Page 3.
Herbal Supplements to Avoid Before Surgery
Did you know that taking some herbal supplements in the two weeks before or after having surgery can be dangerous? Most people don't think about the risks of mixing herbal supplements and surgery, but surgeons are trying now to make patients more aware of the dangers.
Upper and Lower Eye Lift
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Nonlaser Cosmetic Procedures
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Tummy Tuck Patient 3
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 5.
Tummy Tuck Patient 2 - Side View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Images are brought to you by Natalie Kita, your About.com guide to plastic surgery. Page 4.
Fillers Gone Wrong
Leaning towards getting a facial filler? Learn tips on how to avoid having too much filler injected into your face.
Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After Pictures...
See before and after pictures of patients who have undergone deep plane face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery pictures taken before and after deep plane face lift surgery. Page 14.
How to Get Rid of Bra Bulge
Bra bulge and fat rolls of the back can be a very embarrassing problem for some women. So how does a woman get rid of bra bulge? There are three different solutions to this problem.
What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty
The surgical reshaping of the nose aims to bring about harmony among all the features of the face by creating more aesthetically pleasing proportions. Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest plastic surgery procedures to be performed for purely cosmetic reasons, even though there are physiological problems that can be helped through rhinoplasty as well, such as breathing problems caused by a deviated septum.
Eyelift Patient 1 - Close-Up View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Page 3.
Reconstruction After Skin Cancer
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone reconstructive plastic surgery after skin cancer removal (Mohs surgery).
Facelift Recovery
If you're considering facelift surgery, you also need to know about the recovery process. Read all about how to properly care for your face after a facelift procedure.
At-Home Skin Resurfacing with Microdermabrasion
Wondering just how effective at-home microdermabrasion is at improving facial lines and wrinkles? Read about it's effectiveness here!
Financing Plastic Surgery
With the exception of many reconstructive surgery procedures, the cost of plastic surgery is generally not covered by insurance. This leaves many people wondering how to go about financing their cosmetic surgery. Some pay for surgery with their credit cards or home equity, while others finance plastic surgery through specialized medical financing programs.
Is There a Difference Between a Labiaplasty and...
What is the difference between labiaplasty or vaginoplasty?
Quill Threads
Definition of quill threads. Plastic Surgery.
History of Plastic Surgery
In the broadest sense, plastic surgery has been a reality ever since the first primitive tribal tattoo, ritualistic body modification, or crude attempt at reconstruction to repair facial injuries. However, it wasn't until the late 1800s - early 1900s that the world began to see significant scientific advances in the ancient art of plastic surgery. Page 2.
Sagging Pubic Area
Effect of Pubic LiftPhoto © Millicent Odunze, M.D., M.P.H. After a significant amount of weight loss, a lot of obvious body parts may start sagging - your
How Much Does Plastic Surgery Really Cost?
Wondering how much plastic surgery really costs? Confused by advertisements that promote a low price but then you end up paying twice what was advertised? Learn all about the true costs involved in plastic surgery.
How Is a Stem Cell Facelift Done?
Find out what the markings look like for a stem cell facelift.
Liquid Face Lifts: Assessing the Costs, Doing...
More and more doctors and patients are seeking to improve the appearance of the aging face not through stretching the skin tighter, but by filling it up from the inside. Meanwhile, minimally invasive procedures in general are becoming more and more popular with those who want to avoid or postpone having cosmetic surgery. Enter the age of the liquid face lift, mad possible by dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others. Page 2.
Skin Resurfacing With Lasers
Do you have wrinkles but don’t want to have surgery? Have you wondered if laser resurfacing or laser peels are right for you? Learn more about the different methods of laser skin resurfacing to improve your skin.
It’s Not Real Surgery, It’s Just...
Don't be fooled! Liposuction is a real surgery.
Bad Plastic Surgery: What to Do if It Happens...
How do you know if you've been a victim of bad plastic surgery? And what should you do if it happens to you? There are steps you can take if you think you've been a victim of plastic surgery gone wrong.
Capsulectomy
The most common complication of breast augmentation is capsular contracture. One of the ways to fix the problem is capsulectomy.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Done?
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