20 Jun

Advantages and Benefits of a Traditional Face Lift

With the increasing popularity of nonsurgical facelifts like those offered by PDO threads, a traditional surgical facelift might seem less appealing. However, there are some major advantages to getting a traditional facelift that just aren’t there with nonsurgical treatments.

Tighten Facial Muscles

Although nonsurgical facelifts will tighten your skin and make you look younger, they don’t do anything for the underlying tissues. As you get older, the muscle structure of your face can also get weaker or loose. During a surgical facelift, the plastic surgeon will tighten the underlying muscles and tissues as well, which can also help your facelift results last longer.

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10 Jun

Three Procedures to Combat Stubborn Fat

Have you worked hard to improve your health, lose weight, and get in shape, but you just can’t seem to get the results you want? Unfortunately, it is often that a patient is not able to rid themselves of stubborn fat no matter what they try. Certain areas of the body are more prone to stubborn fat and excess skin, including the tummy or lower abdomen, upper thighs, and upper arms. Luckily, there are some cosmetic surgical procedures that you can get to combat stubborn fat.

Tummy Tuck

The lower abdomen or tummy is one of the places that can be the hardest to slim down. Especially if you have been overweight for some time, are nearing middle age, or going through natural hormonal changes, tummy fat can be impossible to melt away with diet and exercise alone. Part of the problem may be that it is not stubborn fat at all, but rather excess skin tissue. Sometimes, when you lose a lot of weight, the skin is not elastic enough to bounce back, and the only way to remove it is with a tummy tuck.

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20 May

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Have you ever wanted a firmer, rounder butt? Or did you have a great butt when you were younger, but with age and fluctuating weight it has begun to sag? The good news is that you don’t have to live with that flabby, flat butt anymore. A Brazilian butt lift is a minor cosmetic surgical procedure that will give you a firmer, rounder, shapelier butt that you can be proud of. 

But what exactly is a Brazilian butt lift? Even if you have heard of it before, you may not know exactly what the procedure entails. Did you know that a Brazilian butt lift actually includes liposuction? That makes this procedure even more appealing for many people.

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10 May

Why Exercise Is Important Before and After Plastic Surgery

Most people know that they are supposed to get at least some exercise or physical activity every day. Doctors recommend that everyone does at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise at least 3 times per week. While it is important for all adults to get exercise as a normal rule, there are some things you will need to consider when you are planning to have plastic surgery.

Before Surgery

Before your surgery you should maintain your exercise routine right up until the day before your procedure. You will want to talk to your surgeon before your procedure about resuming your activity level and exercise routine. They will be able to tell you how long to wait before getting back to exercising. They may also advise you to ease back into your workout routine as your healing progresses.

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20 Apr

Staying at Home: Using the Time to Plan Ahead

The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders mean that more and more people are stuck at home. It is very easy to become depressed in times like these. You are cut off from friends, family, and social circles. You are restricted in your shopping. You may be out of work. Finances could be tight or seem impossible, and there is the fear of getting sick and fear of the future. 

The best way to cope with these issues is to look forward to the future. What can you do for self-care when all of this is over? What do you want to accomplish when you can once again leave your home as normal? For some people, that includes plastic surgery that they’ve been putting off.

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10 Apr

Why You Should Plan Early for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

As a society, we have a tendency to want the things we want right now. We have gotten so used to having everything at our fingertips that we don’t like to wait. Once you make a decision, you want to act on it immediately. However, you should not rush into plastic surgery. A successful procedure requires early planning to determine when the right time for the surgery might be. Here are some tips to help you plan.

Research Plastic Surgeons

You may have been referred to a plastic surgeon by a friend or family member, but most of the time you won’t know very much about plastic surgeons without research. Allow yourself some time to Google different plastic surgeons in the area. Look at reviews and their online reputation and presence. You may also want to call them with a few questions before making your decision.

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20 Mar

Why and How You Should Train Yourself To Sleep On Your Back Before Breast Surgery

Regardless of what type of breast surgery you are having, it will be important to sleep on your back during recovery. Whether you are getting a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast implant revision, the tissues of your breast will not be able to heal properly if you sleep on your side or tummy. Fluid can build up, swelling and inflammation can increase, and bleeding can occur. 

Most people do not naturally sleep on their back. If you are one of the many side or tummy sleepers, you are probably going to have a very hard time making the adjustment to sleeping on your back. It will take time and practice to make it happen, so you should start making the change as soon as you have solid plans for breast surgery.

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10 Mar

Tips for Faster Plastic Surgery Recovery

Regardless of what type of cosmetic surgery you are having, there are some things that you can do at home to speed up your recovery. It is important to follow all of your doctor’s recovery and post-op instructions, including taking any prescribed medications. Here are some other things you can do to recover from plastic surgery faster.

Avoid Sun Damage

Exposure to the sun’s damaging rays can slow down the progress of your recovery. This is especially true if you have had rhinoplasty or a face lift. Avoiding the direct sun as much as possible will speed up your recovery and reduce scarring. If you do need to be outdoors, make sure you use a full-spectrum sunblock.

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20 Feb

What You Need to Know about Strattice for Capsular Contracture

Just like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation comes with some risks. One of those risks is capsular contracture. Although this condition affects about one in six women who get breast implants, it is a very treatable condition. In some patients it can even be avoided. Here’s what you need to know about capsular contraction and how Strattice is used in its treatment.

What Is Capsular Contracture?

Whenever an implant is placed in the body, whether it is for medical or cosmetic reasons, the body naturally surrounds it with scar tissue. This capsule of scar tissue is the body’s way of isolating a foreign object that it feels should not be there. Most people get this capsule of scar tissue around their breast implants.

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10 Feb

When Is the Right Time for a Tummy Tuck?

The decision to get a cosmetic surgical procedure like a tummy tuck is not one that you make lightly. Once you have decided that you need or want this procedure, it is important to make sure that you choose the appropriate timing to have it done. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right time for a tummy tuck.

After Diet and Exercise

It is important that you wait to get a tummy tuck until you have achieved a healthy weight and tried to tone your abdomen using diet and exercise. Although a tummy tuck is a great procedure for ridding yourself of excess skin and unwanted fat, it is not a replacement for diet and exercise in toning your body and losing weight. 

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20 Jan

Four Procedures That Make Up the Mommy Makeover

Mothers make many sacrifices over the years, starting with the moment that they become pregnant. While most mothers are happy to make these sacrifices, it is nice when a mother is able to do something for herself to reverse the damage of the sacrifice of giving birth. 

There are many different procedures that can be included in a Mommy Makeover. The following four procedures are the most common ones included. You can discuss your personal goals and determine which procedures should be part of your rejuvenation strategy when you have your consultation.

Liposuction

All women gain some extra fat and tissue around their abdomen, thighs, and buttocks during pregnancy. While diet and exercise are important for getting your body back to normal, they don’t always allow you to get the body contouring that you are looking for. Sometimes fat is simply resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can reduce the fat in these areas.

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10 Jan

What You Need to Know About Implant Removal and Breast Lifts

The decision to undergo breast augmentation is an important one that most women do not take lightly. Yet even when weighing all of the risks and benefits carefully, some women find that they want to have their implants removed after some time has passed. There are a few different reasons that you might want to have your implants removed. Here is what you need to know about implant removal and why a breast lift is important.

Reasons for Implant Removal

There are many different reasons that a woman might decide on implant removal. The most common reason to remove implants is age of the implants. Doctors are warning women that implants should not last a lifetime and should be removed or replaced after 10 to 20 years, depending on the type of implant. 

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20 Dec

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation? Making the Right Choice

If you wish that your breasts were perkier, larger, or firmer, you might think at first that you need a breast augmentation surgery. However, there are some very good reasons to get a breast lift instead. Here is more about these two procedures and how to make the right choice for you.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a surgical procedure in which excess or stretched skin can be removed from the breast, and the breast can be repositioned to be higher on the chest. The nipple is also often repositioned during a breast lift so that your breasts look and feel natural. 

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10 Dec

Three Important Reasons to Get a Mommy Makeover

There is no job more important than being a mother. You made sacrifices to bring your child into the world, and you will continue to make sacrifices for them as they grow. It is important that you do some things for yourself to stay happy. A Mommy Makeover could be just what you need to get back to loving your body. Here are a few other reasons to get a Mommy Makeover.

Self-Confidence

Getting a Mommy Makeover will help you regain your self-confidence in your appearance. Many women are dissatisfied with their bodies after giving birth. A Mommy Makeover can boost your self-confidence and help you feel like a woman again, instead of just a mother.

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20 Nov

Face Lift Before the Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving is here, you might be looking forward to the winter holidays with either excitement or trepidation. Everyone has their own feelings about seeing family over the holidays. If you want to look your best and be ready to wow your friends, family, and acquaintances at a holiday party, you might consider a face lift in the near future.

There Is Still Time

The total recovery time for a face lift is about two to four weeks. Your face will look fabulous after two weeks, but you may be instructed to wait four weeks before resuming normal activity. Still, if you schedule your face lift within the next week or two, you will have ample time to recover before the Christmas parties start.

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10 Nov

Tummy Tuck Vs. Liposuction: Varying Results and Benefits

If you have excess skin, fat, or both on your abdomen, you might be trying to consider your options. While a tummy tuck or liposuction are not effective for managing your weight, if you are at a normal weight and have stubborn areas that are unaffected by diet and exercise, a tummy tuck or liposuction might be right for you. Here are the differences between these two procedures.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. As excess skin and fat are removed, old scar tissue and stretch marks can be removed. A tummy tuck has a long recovery time of several weeks or months before you really enjoy the benefits of the procedure, and you may have a brief hospital stay. 

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20 Oct

Fall Is the Time for a Lift: Breast Lift or Augmentation

Fall is a great time to consider a breast lift or augmentation. There are some great reasons to consider these procedures in the fall. If you act quickly, you can be through your recovery and back to normal activity well in time for the holidays. But should you get a breast lift or a breast augmentation? Here’s what you need to know to make your decision.

What a Breast Lift Can Do For You

You might think that you need to have larger breasts to be happy with your physique, but often a breast lift can do the trick. A breast lift can make your breasts appear larger because they are firmer, more supple, and perkier. Often, this is enough to improve the appearance of your breasts. A breast lift is also a simpler procedure that has less downtime and more successful results.

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10 Oct

Four Types of Fox Laser Treatment Available

Laser treatments have advanced quite a bit in the last decade, and the Fox laser is one of the most technologically advanced laser therapies for aesthetics and much more. There are actually four different uses for the Fox laser treatment and four conditions that can be treated. Here’s what you need to know.

Cosmetic Surgery

The Fox laser treatment is one of the preferred methods for minor cosmetic surgery or aesthetics. Everyone is concerned about how they look. The Fox laser treatment can treat vascular and changed skin and unwanted fat pads. It can also help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with skin rejuvenation.

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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

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 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 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

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

20 Feb

Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

Plastic surgery is common associated mainly with women, but men can capitalize on everything that plastic surgery has to offer as well! After all, women aren’t the only ones who seek to improve and enhance their bodies.

What Is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a combination of procedures and techniques that work to enhance a patient’s appearance. Enhancements might include improving symmetry, proportion, and aesthetic appeal. Modern technology has made it possible to complete cosmetic surgery just about anywhere on the body, especially the head, neck, and body. Examples include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. For men in particular, breast reduction and pec implants are two popular options that can create sexy, attractive chests. Read More

10 Feb

Your Most Pressing Questions about Breast Lifts

Breast augmentation is one very popular enhancement option for women, but many patients prefer to improve their natural breasts without any implants. This option is formally known as mastopexy, but commonly referred to as breast lift surgery. It’s a procedure that allows women to embrace their own bodies with a sexier and more confident attitude. If you’re curious about a breast lift surgery for yourself, these questions will help get you started.

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