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Plastic Surgery: Most Popular Articles

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Wave Goodbye (Confidently) to Sagging Arm Skin
Does flabby arm skin have you feeling insecure? Read the facts about brachioplasty, written by celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Fiorillo.
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.
How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?
Learn where the markings are located for a Braziian Butt Lift.
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.
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 Is Eyelid Surgery Done?
Find out where the markings are made for upper and lower eyelid surgery.
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.
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.
How Is Fat Transfer Done?
There is one situation in which having excess fat can be advantageous – fat grafting. Using your fat to enhance other areas of your body can be done. Read all about the process step by step.
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.
The Chilly, Non-Surgical Alternative to...
Looking to reduce stubborn pockets of fat, but not willing to go under the knife? CoolSculpting is a new, noninvasive way to tackle this issue.
How to Tell If You Need a Breast Lift
Looking to improve the appearance of your breasts? Think you need a breast lift, a breast augmentation, or both? Find out how to tell which procedure(s) you may need!
The Difference Between Different Types of...
Learn all about the difference between different types of facial dermal fillers.
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.
Take That, Stubborn Fat! Liposuction to the...
Celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Fiorillo, separates liposuction fact from fiction.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
3D Face Lift, Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after facelift and blepharoplasty or eye lift surgery. Page 19.
What Is A Cleft Palate?
What exactly is a cleft palate and what does it look like? Learn all about cleft palate.
Before and After Face Lift and Neck Lift - Side...
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 21.
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.
How Is a Breast Lift Done?
Wondering what types of incisions are involved in a breast lift incisions? The incision will depend on how much lift your breast needs as well as the surgeon’s preference. Read hear to learn more about the specifics of the breast lift procedure.
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.
Is Nerve Damage After Plastic Surgery Serious?
What is one of the most dreaded complications after plastic surgery? Two words - nerve damage.
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.
How to Get Bigger Breasts Without Implants
What are the advantages, disadvantages and complications of breast augmentation with your own fat?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanquish
Learn all about the newest technology for easy fat removal.
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.
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.
Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After - Profile...
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 15.
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.
Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift - Profile...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and facial rejuvenation procedures such as bleparoplasty, brow lift, and neck lift. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery. Page 10.
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.
Deep Plane Face Lift Before and After Photos -...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone deep plane face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after deep plane face lift surgery. Page 11.
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.
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.
Deep Plane Facelift and Perioral Dermabrasion -...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and deep plane face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after deep plane facelift surgery. Page 16.
Deep Plane Facelift Before and After Photos -...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone deep plane face lift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after deep plane face lift surgery. Page 13.
Flabby Arms After Weight Loss
Get rid of loose arm skin after weight loss.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Deep Plane Face Lift and Perioral Dermabrasion...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone facelift surgery and deep plane facelift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after facelift surgery. Page 17.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
How to Care for Your Breasts After Breast...
Find out tips on how to care for your breasts after augmentation surgery.
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.
How Is a Stem Cell Facelift (Fat Injection To...
Find out what the markings look like for a stem cell facelift.
Face Lift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Chin Liposuctio...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone facelift surgery. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after facelift surgery. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
What Is A Cleft Lip?
What exactly is a cleft lip? What does a cleft lip look like? Learn all about the different types of cleft lip.
Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Fat...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and fat injections. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery and fat injections.
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.
Face Lift, Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Fat Injections,...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and fat injections. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery and fat injections. Page 2.
A New Facial Filler: Juvéderm Voluma
Learn more about the new facial filler, Juvéderm Voluma!
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 Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Done?
Just how low and how long is a mini tummy tuck incision?
How Is a Breast Augmentation with Fat Done?
Just where are the incisions for fat transfer to the breast located? Find out here.
Facelift Recovery - Incision Care After Facelift
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.
Face Lift, Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, Chin...
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone face lift surgery and chin liposuction. Compare plastic surgery photos taken before and after face lift surgery and chin liposuction. Page 3.
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.
Before and After
Plastic Surgery. Page 2.
Capsulotomy
Complications following breast augmentation sometimes require breast revision surgery. One common complication, capsular contracture, is sometimes improved with a procedure called capsulotomy.
What Are the Labia Minora? Labia Majora?
What parts of the body are involved in labiaplasty surgery? Find out here.
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.
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.
It’s Not Real Surgery, It’s Just...
Don't be fooled! Liposuction is a real surgery.
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.
Hyperpigmentation
Definition of Hyperpigmentation. Plastic Surgery.
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.
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.
Reconstruction After Skin Cancer
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone reconstructive plastic surgery after skin cancer removal (Mohs surgery).
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 You Need to Know About Lip Augmentation
There are many options today for creating fuller lips through cosmetic procedures. Understand how they work and see before and after photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hermaphrodite
What is a hermaphrodite? Is it an offensive word to use? Read all about it here.
Tummy Tuck Pain Management
Read all about how to manage your pain after a tummy tuck.
How Is a Breast Reduction Done?
Wondering where your breast reduction incisions will be? It all depends on the type of breast reduction you have. Learn more.
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.
Flabby Pubic Area After Weight Loss
Is your pubic area skin hanging low after weight loss? Find out how to rejuvenate that area.
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.
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.
Zap Away Imperfections With Laser Therapy
Considered a major breakthrough in cosmetic surgery, laser therapy is a safe, quick and effective solution to a wide variety of issues.
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.
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.
Selective Photothermolysis Definition
Selective photothermolysis is the key to success in laser tattoo removal and other cosmetic laser procedures. In fact, it's one of the main reasons today's technological advances in plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology are possible. Learn what selective photothermolysis is and how it works.
Back Rolls After Weight Loss
How to get rid of back rolls after weight loss.
Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
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.
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.
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.
Scar Tissue
Definition of scar tissue. Plastic 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Does Plastic Surgery Cost So Much?
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? Why does plastic surgery cost so much? Learn all about the true costs involved in plastic surgery.
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.
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.
Facial Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Surgery
After a battle with skin cancer (including successful surgery to remove the skin cancer, reconstructive surgery is often needed. This is especially true when cancerous lesions have been removed from as visible and important an area as the face. Learn more about facial reconstructive surgery after skin cancer removal.
Eyelift Patient 1 - Close-Up View
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Page 3.
Breast Lift Before and After Photos
See before and after photos of patients who have undergone mastopexy, aka breast lift surgery.
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.
Excess Skin After Weight Loss
Learn about your options for loose skin after massive weight loss.
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.
All Hail to the Buttocks
How can I make my butt look bigger? Learn all the different ways to enhance your assets!
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.
What Is Silicone?
In the world of plastic surgery, the word silicone stirs up controversy. But what is silicone? Learn more about silicone.
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.
Why Would a Woman Get a Labiaplasty?
Why would a woman get a labiaplasty? Find out why.
10 Things to Stop Doing If You’re...
10 Things to Stop Doing If You’re Considering Plastic Surgery
Fillers Gone Wrong
Leaning towards getting a facial filler? Learn tips on how to avoid having too much filler injected into your face.
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.
Breast Implants 101: Everything You Need to...
Considering breast implants? Some of the most important questions patients ask their surgeons prior to the procedure, answered by celebrity Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Fiorillo.
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.
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.
Can Permanent Makeup Be Removed?
Removing permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, is tricky. Because of the colors used and their placement on the face, removing these cosmetic tattoos presents increased risk and liability which may cause many doctors to shy away from attempting removal.
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.
Bare Your Belly Confidently! Achieve a Flat...
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Mommy Makeovers: Some of the Most Common...
A woman's body goes through a lot during pregnancy, and these changes can leave her feeling unhappy about the way she looks. Read up on the most common procedures women seek post-pregnancy.
Athletes and Big Breasts
Photo © Millicent Odunze, M.D., M.P.H. With the onset of the French Open, the topic of breast reduction surgery has come into the spotlight due to Simona
Blepharoplasty Before & After - Oblique View -...
See before and after photos of plastic surgery patients who have undergone eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Page 2.
Panniculectomy
When is a tummy tuck more than a tummy tuck? When it's the post-bariatric surgery called a panniculectomy.
Plastic Surgery and The Vagina - Reshaping of...
Learn all about genital enhancement and the different types of plastic surgery on the vagina.
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.
How Many Sessions Will it Take to Remove My...
Laser tattoo removal is not like a magic wand to get rid of unwanted ink. Almost all tattoos require multiple sessions for removal. How many times will you need to go under the laser? The answer is not that simple.

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