20 Sep

Three Reasons Men Want Pec Implants

Pec or chest implants, as well as other procedures, are becoming much more commonplace among men. In fact, men are using cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance more frequently than ever before. One of the common procedures that men want is pec implants to make them appear more muscular and defined. Here are three reasons men opt for this procedure.

Reconstructive Surgery

Sometimes men want pec implants as a reconstructive surgery. They may have had a botched surgery in the past that affected the appearance of their pecs or has made it difficult to achieve definition through typical means. Some men also have a condition called Poland Syndrome, which results in one pec muscle being less defined than the other regardless of their efforts in the gym. About 35 percent of male cosmetic patients choose pec implants for this reason.

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10 Sep

What You Need to Know About Body Jet Liposuction

Almost everyone has heard of liposuction. It is the most common cosmetic procedure and the most talked about procedure, but did you know that there are different types of liposuction? Body Jet Liposuction is a newer form of liposuction that has been proven to be more effective and have lower recovery time. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure.

No General Anesthesia

Unlike other cosmetic treatments and some methods of liposuction, you do not need general anesthesia when getting Body Jet Liposuction. The procedure can be performed in your doctor’s office with local anesthetic and minimal pain.

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20 Aug

Four Elements of a Full Cosmetic Face Transformation

If you have noticed the signs of aging, including some sagging to your face, you might be considering a face lift. However, there are several procedures that are commonly done at the same time as a face lift for a total transformation. A face lift is really only the beginning of this process. You can get these procedures at the same time as your face lift. Here are the four cosmetic procedures that can transform your face.

Face Lift

Of course, you want to start with the face lift. A face lift will remove excess skin and tissue to firm up and lift your face so that it looks smooth and young again. A face lift really helps address the sagging that can sometimes happen around the eyes, cheeks, and mouth.

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10 Aug

Three Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

If you feel that your breasts are too large, or if you are having significant back or shoulder pain due to large breasts, you might want to consider breast reduction surgery. There are many benefits to having breast reduction surgery, some of which you may not have previously considered.

Decreased Pain

Large breasts, especially when on a smaller body frame, can cause significant back and shoulder pain. Depending on the type of bra that you wear, shoulder and back pain can be increased or decreased. The only real way to eliminate this type of back and shoulder pain is to have a breast reduction. When done for these medical reasons, the procedure can even sometimes be covered by health insurance.

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20 Jul

Three Reasons Your Surgeon Should Perform a Breast Lift

Having breast augmentation is a big decision, and you want to make sure that the entire process goes smoothly and gives you the results you want. One of the most important ways to make sure that this happens is to combine a breast lift with your breast augmentation procedure. We always do a breast lift with augmentation for several reasons. If your surgeon has not recommended a breast lift with augmentation, consider these three reasons to use a different surgeon.

Smaller Implants

When you get a breast lift with augmentation, you can usually get smaller implants for the same or better results. A breast lift moves the nipple and areola to a more prominent position, removes excess tissue and skin, and lifts the breast to make it perkier. All of this improves the overall shape of the breast, which may make smaller implants feasible.

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10 Jul

How Nova Threads Benefit the Lower Face

There are several nonsurgical treatments to fight the signs of aging on the upper and mid-face. Dermal fillers, Botox, and other treatments are available for this purpose, yet the lower face is often a problem area. With Nova Threads, you have the ability to lift, firm, and tighten your lower face, jaw, and neck with a minimally invasive and nonsurgical method. Here is what you need to know about Nova Threads and how they benefit the lower face.

What Are Nova Threads?

Nova Threads are small PDO threads that are strategically placed below the surface of the skin. The threads are made of polydioxanone or PDO. This material is the same material that was used for years in the cardiothoracic field and for other biomedical purposes. It is ideal for Nova Threads treatments because the threads are naturally absorbed by the body within six months, leaving no scarring in their wake. 

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20 Jun

Top Three Choices for the Mommy Makeover

When you are done having children, one of your first priorities is to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Many women use diet and exercise to try to lose that pregnancy weight and get back in shape, yet these methods are not always completely successful. A mommy makeover is a great way to get your body back to the shape you prefer. The process may include a number of different procedures depending on your personal needs. There are three main choices for a mommy makeover that are the most common.

Breast Lift with Optional Augmentation

Especially if you chose to breastfeed your baby, you may be experiencing some significant sagging of the breasts. This is completely normal after breastfeeding because the breasts go through so many changes in size during that time, and the skin and tissues become stretched. Some women also lose breast volume when they breastfeed. Most women choose to have a breast lift with their mommy makeover, with some also choosing to have augmentation.

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10 Jun

Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift for a More Youthful Look

Your eyes tell people a lot about you, even though some of it might not be true. Your eyes can make you appear ill or tired. They can make you appear as though you are not following the conversation or make people think that you don’t get enough sleep. Whether the problem is bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids and brows, or a combination, an eyelid and brow lift can make you appear healthier and younger almost instantaneously.

Open Up the Eyes

With an eyelid lift combined with a brow lift, your eyes will look much more open and alert. As we age, the skin around our eyes and brows begins to lose elasticity. Changes in weight or even just long hours at work can make the skin around your eyes begin to sag. With an eyelid and brow lift, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. These procedures can completely transform your look, making you appear healthier and more alert.

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20 May

Butt and Thigh Lift for a Total Transformation

Aging and weight changes can bring about the effects of something no one on earth can avoid—gravity. Over time, it is natural for the buttocks to sag a bit. It is also normal, especially during weight fluctuations, to get excess skin and fat on the thighs that detracts from the appearance of your jeans and skirts. A butt lift combined with a thigh lift is the best way to totally transform how you look in your favorite clothes.

What is a Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a complex procedure that combines liposuction with augmentation. Excess fat is removed through liposuction from the buttocks, hips, and upper thighs. Injections are then performed to give some shape and firmness to the butt. The entire procedure takes about an afternoon and is done on an outpatient basis. Recovery time is minimal.

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10 May

Top Considerations Before Breast Augmentation

You may think that once you have decided to get breast augmentation that your decisions are over, but there are a lot of things to consider before going through with the procedure. Getting information about these choices before your consultation can be helpful, but your doctor will be the one to help you make these decisions based on the results you want and your unique condition and situation.

Type and Shape of Implants

There are two main types of implants used in breast augmentation, primarily saline and silicone. Of these two types, there are many manufacturers, brands, shapes, and sizes. Not all manufacturers work within the same sizing structure, so it is beneficial to work with a cosmetic surgeon that works with many different types of implants to get the best fit for your goals. There are tear drop shapes, round implants, and other shapes and sizes.

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20 Apr

Signs Your Breast Implants Need to Be Replaced

When you first got your breast augmentation, you were likely warned that implants don’t last forever. Eventually, they need to be replaced. Most women have their implants replaced every eight to ten years. Some women have been known to go 20 years between surgeries. Even though the amount of time your implants last may vary, there are some critical signs you need to get your breast implants replaced.

Hardening

You may experience hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. This can sometimes cause discomfort, and may cause changes in the appearance of the breast. This is a sign you need to see a plastic surgeon to address the issue and possibly replace the implants.

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10 Apr

Benefits of Pairing a Breast Lift with a Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can be an important, life changing procedure. Many women having a breast reduction are doing so to prevent chronic back and shoulder pain. Although having smaller breasts is the ultimate goal, you also want your breasts to look natural and perky. Pairing your breast reduction procedure with a breast lift will help ensure your new look is attractive as well as beneficial.

Sagging Breasts

Most women who have large breasts have some sagging. While the breast reduction will remove weight, tissue, and even skin to make your breasts smaller, some sagging could still be evident without adding a breast lift to the procedure. The breast lift will give you perkier, firmer breasts.

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20 Mar

The Best Dermal Filler to Use with a Face Lift

The effects of aging can sometimes be cruel, and many women make the decision to get a face lift to bring back some of their youthful look. While a face lift can certainly tighten your skin and make you look younger, it does have its limitations. There are some excellent ways that dermal fillers can be used with a face lift to turn back the hands of time even more.

Why Use a Dermal Filler with a Face Lift?

There are some areas of the face that tend to lose volume as you age. While a face lift will raise and tighten your skin, it cannot replace this volume loss. Volume loss in the cheeks and around the mouth can result in more pronounced wrinkles before a face lift, and a hollow look after a face lift. Using dermal fillers in conjunction with a face lift addresses all of the issues that make you look older.

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10 Mar

Breast Reduction: A Solution for Back Pain

Many women experience back, neck, and shoulder pain due to large breasts. You may have developed back problems early in life if you developed large breasts before your spine and shoulders were able to efficiently bear the weight. Some women find that they get much larger breasts after bearing children and they do not reduce on their own. Whatever the reason for your back pain, one of the best solutions is to get a breast reduction.

What is a Breast Reduction?

In breast reduction surgery,  breast tissue, fat, and skin is removed to make the breast smaller. This is often combined with breast lift surgery, which can be done at the same time. Often, larger breasts are more prone to sagging, and in reducing the size the breast does not appear perky. Breast lift surgery will tighten the breast and raise it higher on the chest. The nipple can also be moved to be more centered.

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17 Feb

Breast Reduction: A Solution for Back Pain

Having very large breasts does more than make it hard to find clothing that fits properly. Large breasts are often the culprit of back, neck, and shoulder pain. If you are suffering from back pain due to large breasts, a breast reduction may be your best option to relieve pain.

Reasons for a Breast Reduction

Some women who have back pain from large breasts developed their breasts at a young age when they were still growing. The spine and muscle tissues can often fail to keep up with breast growth in these cases, causing extreme back pain at a young age. This can hinder your ability to perform in physical activity or daily tasks.

Other women have problems with back pain because their breasts grew as an adult, either due to pregnancy or weight gain. Often, breast size related to pregnancy decreases on its own, but sometimes this is not the case. Losing weight can also reduce breast size, but not always enough to make a difference in back pain.

Should Breast Reduction Be a First or Last Resort?

Breast reduction should not be your first resort to getting smaller breasts in some cases. If you are overweight, you should try to lose weight on your own before resorting to a breast reduction. If you get a breast reduction and then lose a significant amount of weight, your breasts could end in a size or shape that you do not find appealing.

If you are not overweight and you have large breasts that are causing you pain, over the counter medications and physical therapy can help relieve pain and build up muscles to help support the weight of your breasts. However, when these methods fail, breast reduction may be your only option to get some relief.

If you are suffering from back pain due to overly large breasts and you have tried other methods to cope, a breast reduction could be the answer you are looking for. Contact us today for a consultation.

10 Feb

The 3 Most Common Body Changes from Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is a wonderful thing, but there is no doubt that it wreaks havoc on your body. There are a lot of changes that will occur during and after your pregnancy. Some changes you just have to live with, but many of the changes your body goes through during and after childbirth can be rectified.

Breast Changes

Your breasts go through massive changes during and after pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, and immediately following the birth, your breasts can get significantly larger. Some women report gaining more than two cup sizes during and just after pregnancy. If you are not breastfeeding, your breasts after birth will begin to get smaller, but the skin and tissues will be stretched. This can cause significant sagging. A breast lift can really help bring your breasts back to the tight fullness that you once enjoyed before pregnancy.

Stomach Changes

Nearly every new mother has some stretch marks to show for her trials through pregnancy. While some stretch marks can be treated to be less visible, often these badges of honor are nothing to worry much about. The size of your stomach is another story. Unless you stayed very active during your pregnancy, you’re going to have some added flab to your midsection after birth. This can be very difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise, but a simple liposuction procedure can help bring you back to your pre-pregnancy size.

Vaginal Laxity

Childbirth stretches the tissues of the vagina and causes vaginal laxity, or a loosening of the vaginal tissues. Not only does vaginal laxity affect your sex life, it can also cause additional embarrassing problems. Stress incontinence, or urinating when you laugh or sneeze, can be quite common after giving birth. The more children you have had, the more likely you will have this problem. A vaginal rejuvenation with Geneveve is one option to get your life back to normal.

If you have recently given birth and want your pre-pregnancy body back to normal, we can help. Contact us today for a consultation.

20 Jul

The Best Cosmetic Treatments For Men

So much of the cosmetic industry caters to women, but we can’t forget about the men who want to enhance their appearance as well! Cosmetic procedures for men have become a special niche as more male patients are looking for solutions to their aesthetic problems.

The following three cosmetic treatments are popular among men of all ages, and they can help you look and feel your best.

CoolSculpting

This non-invasive procedure only takes about an hour. That’s the equivalent of one intense workout, yet just one session is all you need to freeze and naturally eliminate unwanted fat from your trouble spots. CoolSculpting achieves controlled cell death that destroys fat cells permanently, so it is best used on the pockets of fat that exercise and healthy eating never seem to improve. Your abdomen and love handles can become slimmer and more contoured effortlessly. Read More

10 Jul

3 Breast Implant Myths That Need to Be Busted

It’s often easier to find misleading and falsified information than it is to find the truth. This is especially true when it comes to plastic surgery. If you are one of the many women interested in undergoing a breast augmentation but confused about the reality of the procedure, the following myth busters will help you set the record straight.

Myth 1: All Implants Look Fake

False! The truth is that you can customize your breast implants to look any way you want. Some patients prefer a firmer, rounder shape for each breast, but many opt to receive innovative silicone implants that mimic the natural slope and feel of real breasts. You will work with your plastic surgeon to make the best choice for your body.

The quality of breast implants is highly influenced by the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Surgeons aren’t just doctors, but artists as well. They envision and create new breasts, so the best plastic surgeon knows how to augment breasts to look modestly enhanced within a patient’s existing contours. Read More

20 Jun

Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Many women will agree that the stomach is one of the most frustrating and troublesome body parts, especially after childbirth and extreme weight loss. The abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to help the stomach appear flat and toned. There is no doubt that the tummy tuck has become more popular by the year, with the total number of abdominoplasty procedures performed increasing by a full 90 percent in the last 15 years. Read More

10 Jun

Are Your Hormones Out of Sync? Try Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Hormones dominate your body and largely determine the state of your health. This is why excessive hormones cause acne during the teenage years and emotional fluctuations during pregnancy. Unfortunately, hormone production in the body decreases between 3 percent to 10 percent each year after the age of 30. This loss in hormones inevitably leads to a variety of unpleasant symptoms like irritability, loss of libido, weight gain, and more. Read More

20 May

Could Your Symptoms Be Resolved with an Ion Detox Foot Spa?

Whether you feel it or not, you are constantly surrounded by toxins that have the potential to diminish your wellbeing. The gradual accumulation of these toxins will eventually compromise your body’s natural detoxification system and prevent your body from adequately protecting itself against disease and illness. This is exactly why it is so important to utilize a reliable detox system to support your body in the effort to remove unwanted toxins. Read More

10 May

Women, This Treatment Will Give Your Sexual Wellness a Major Makeover

Vaginal health isn’t a topic that many women feel comfortable discussing, but it’s a major problem that impacts millions of women. In the past, vaginal tissue changes could not be reversed or resolved; they were simply a part of the aging process. Now, a new and innovative treatment called Geneveve has been developed to change all of that. In just 30 minutes, one Geneveve treatment has the power to renew vaginal tissue and responsiveness. Read More

20 Mar

If You’re a Man, Breast Reduction is Possible

Men are often expected to have smooth, toned pecs, but what if you have large male breasts instead? You aren’t alone! Gynecomastia is an embarrassing condition that causes enlarged male breasts. Though this condition is embarrassing and frustrating, it is actually easy to reverse with male breast reduction surgery. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about gynecomastia but were too afraid to ask!

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10 Mar

Saline and Silicone Breast Implants: What’s the Difference?

As you begin the process of getting breast implants, you are bombarded with a surplus of information and required to make many important decisions. One of the most crucial choices you will make is deciding the material of your implants: saline or silicone? Each material is well-known and widely used, but one might accommodate your augmentation vision better than the other.  

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20 Jan

A Quick Guide to Removing Your Breast Implants

If there’s one thing you can count on in life, it’s change. As you change careers, relationships, homes, hobbies, friends, and age, you may find that your need for implants changes as well. Some women experience a shift in desire from large, sensual implants to smaller and firmer breasts. Others were never satisfied with their first set of implants and want a second chance to achieve their ideal appearance.

Whatever the reason is for you, it’s important to become informed about breast implant removal and identify your options after removal. Read More

11 Jan

Considering Hormone Therapy? Pellets are the Way to Go

If you are missing the energy, drive, motivation, or endurance you once had to enjoy your favorite activities, you could have your hormones to blame. It is very common for men to experience diminishing testosterone levels with age, and unfortunately a lack of testosterone impacts not just sexual health but overall energy and wellness as well. Hormone therapy using tiny pellets under the skin offers a convenient, efficient, and safe method to restore your testosterone levels and embrace your life once again. Read More

22 Sep

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

Your body is constantly evolving, and that includes your breasts as well. However, that doesn’t mean you are necessarily satisfied with how they have developed. If having bigger breasts has become a priority for you, it’s important to understand the different options available to you through augmentation. Dr. William Adams serves the St. Petersburg, Florida area with premier plastic surgery procedures that can help every woman achieve the breasts she has always wanted. Read More

12 Sep

Everything You Should Know about Implant Removal and Replacement

Implant removal and replacement is the lesser known side of breast augmentation, but it is equally as important. Since priorities change over time, many women find themselves desiring a new or different look as they get older. It’s especially common for younger women to want bigger breasts while older women prefer smaller and firmer breasts instead. Breast implant and removal procedures make it possible for a woman’s look to evolve with her as she ages.

Why Might Implant Removal and Replacement Work For You?

There are two main reasons that you might find yourself contemplating implant removal and replacement: Either your aesthetic priorities have changed and you want to update your appearance, or you are experiencing problems with your existing implants.

Plenty of women make the decision to replace their current implants with smaller implants that better reflect their age and place in life. While a 26-year-old might be happy with D cups, that same woman at the age of 62 might desire a breast enhancement that is smaller, more subtle, and focused on lift and firmness instead of size. Fortunately, implant removal and replacement is a standard process that makes it possible for women to reinvent their appearance. Read More

20 Jul

The Butt Lift Just Went Brazilian

Do you love your backside? If your answer is “no,” and squats and lunges can’t fix the problem, buttock augmentation could be your solution. The Brazilian Butt Lift surgery has become incredibly popular in the last few years, because it effectively reshapes and enhances the size of your butt. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, buttock augmentation rates increased by a whopping 86 percent in 2014! Here’s what you should know about this favorite procedure. Read More

20 Jun

3 Ways to Determine if a Breast Augmentation is Right for You

Breast augmentation has always been a popular plastic surgery procedure, but today’s state-of-the-art technology makes it easier than ever to attain beautifully shaped, youthful, and natural-looking breasts. If you have always wanted larger breasts, breast augmentation could be the perfect way for you to love and embrace your body. Since breast augmentation requires a major surgery and significant recovery time, it is important that you take the time to ensure that it’s definitely the right choice for you. Read More

10 Jun

Your Insurance Might Cover These Plastic Surgery Operations!

There are plenty of medical procedures that can be covered by insurance, but plastic surgery operations don’t typically qualify. Believe it or not, there are actually a handful of plastic surgery procedures that insurance companies are more likely to cover because they can resolve legitimate health issues as well.

Breast Reconstruction

Insurance will not cover the expense of increasing your bust size for cosmetic reasons, but if you need to undergo breast reconstruction to address functional disabilities and deformities, insurance needs to help out. Most women choose to undergo breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, though it is also sometimes needed to recover from a faulty breast augmentation. Read More

23 May

Breast Implants: These Myths are Busted

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America. Millions of women are unhappy with their natural breasts, and breast augmentation offers a safe and effective way to enhance the breasts. Thanks to advanced implant technology, this procedure can be customized for each patient like never before. Nevertheless, quite a few myths still persist that confuse and concern potential augmentation patients, so it’s time that those myths got busted. Read More

16 May

Tackle Your Most Bothersome Body Problems with a Tummy Tuck

Women across the country agree that the stomach region is one of the hardest and most frustrating parts of the body to tone, contour, and slim down. For many women, even months of rigorous exercise can’t make excess skin and stretch marks disappear. This is why so many women are using the tummy tuck surgery to finally achieve an attractive and sexy abdomen.

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09 May

What’s the Difference between Juvederm and Radiesse?

Nobody welcomes the sight of wrinkles on the skin, but until recently, women had very few options if they wanted to minimize and reverse the wrinkles on their face. Fortunately, dermal filler treatments like Juvederm and Radiesse now make it possible for women of all ages to quickly, easily, and painlessly make wrinkles and other signs of aging disappear. Juvederm and Radiesse are both trusted dermal fillers that restore youth to the face, but how are they different? Read More

02 May

3 Reasons You Should Consider a Mommy Makeover

Mothers make the miracle of life possible, but often at the expense of their own bodies and self-esteem. Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and the busy life of a mom in general all have the potential to cause unwanted changes to the body. Many women experience stretch marks, lax skin, deflated breasts, and stubborn pockets of fat after their children are born. Rather than living with these changes and the self-consciousness they bring, new mothers are now seeking the Mommy Makeover procedure. Read More

20 Apr

It’s Now Possible to Get a Facelift without Going Under the Knife

The facelift has long been a favorite cosmetic surgery to help patients achieve youth and beauty by eliminating sagging skin, deep creases, crow’s feet, and jowls from the face. However, as non-invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures become more popular, many people find themselves searching for the results of a facelift without the requirement of surgery. A new treatment known as NovaThreads now achieves that goal by using an innovative and unexpected technique to fight signs of aging on the face

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06 Apr

Why Should You Detox?

Unfortunately, toxins have become an inescapable part of life. The water you drink, the air your breathe, the food you eat, and the products you use all have dangerous chemicals and toxins lurking inside. Though the effects of these toxins in your body might not be immediately noticeable, over time the gradual accumulation will compromise your body’s natural detoxification system and prevent your body from adequately protecting itself against disease and illness. This is exactly why it is so important to utilize a reliable detox system to cleanse your body, remove all dangerous toxins, and help your body thrive. Read More

20 Mar

Let the FOX Laser Handle Your Aesthetic Enhancements

It seems like there isn’t anything that laser technology can’t do in today’s world. From perfecting eyesight and blasting body hair to melting unwanted stores of fat, lasers have become man’s best friend. The FOX Laser by A.R.C. Laser in particular is at the forefront of laser treatment technology in many different realms of medicine. As the most powerful and precise laser in its class, the FOX Laser can be applied to achieve a variety of aesthetic improvements. Read More

11 Mar

Which “Lift” Will Best Enhance Your Appearance?

When it comes to fighting the signs of aging, the element of lift holds a great deal of power. This is because the many parts of the body, from the brows to the breasts to the thighs, start to sag and surrender to gravity over time. Fortunately, cosmetic and plastic surgeons have designed different procedures that make it possible to restore that youthful lift just about anywhere on the body. Which lift procedure is right for you? Read More