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How long is the recovery for a breast reduction?

A breast reduction is one of the more common plastic surgery procedures today. A patient with very large breasts usually complains of  back and shoulder pain,  shoulders with grooving from the bra support and itching of the breast crease. The surgery may take 3-6 hours to perform under general anesthesia. There are scars on the… Read More »


8 Secrets to a Quicker Recovery from Rhinoplasty

People undergo rhinoplasty (also called a nose job) for several reasons. Some want to improve their appearance and feel better about themselves. Others get the surgery for medical reasons, such as difficulty in breathing. For whatever the reason, with the growing popularity of rhinoplasty, more and more people want to learn about recovery from the… Read More »


Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?

Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed to improve a normal functioning part of the face and body. Reconstructive surgery corrects an abnormality caused by a birth defect, tumor, trauma or infection. For patients having plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, insurance does not cover that service. When plastic surgery is performed for reconstruction, such as following a… Read More »


What is "tumescent" liposuction?

The tumescent technique is a liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. It can be used with all cannula techniques such as Vaser, Ultrasonic and Smart lipo. In the tumescent technique, areas of the excess fat deposits are filled with a large amount of anesthetic fluid before liposuction is performed. The… Read More »


CAN YOU TREAT FACIAL WRINKLES WITH YOUR OWN PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma is A PATIENT’S OWN blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets by centrifugation.  The rejuvenating plasma   is a concentrated source of platelets.  The PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that rejuvenate skin wrinkles. There are several areas of skin around the eyes and mouth that respond to PRP to… Read More »



Does a facelift remove all the wrinkles?

The skin ages by losing its elasticity and volume. A facelift or the removal of excess elastic skin and tightening of the underlying muscle greatly decreases the density of wrinkles However, only the stretching of the skin has been removed with a “lift”. A patient can now address the volume of the facial skin with… Read More »




What is the recovery time for a tummy tuck?

A Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the removal of excess skin and fat of the abdomen. Laxity of the “six pack” muscles or rectus abdominus can also be tightened  to bring in the waistline. A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The size of the… Read More »


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