Recent Posts by Amy Simon, MD, FACS

 

Top 5 Common Plastic Surgery Procedures After Massive Weight Loss

Congratulations! Losing a significant amount of weight is a life-changing accomplishment. For many weight loss patients, having plastic surgery is the exciting final step of a long, rewarding journey. But knowing which procedures to get (and when you should get them) can be tricky. 

When our patients are considering plastic surgery following massive weight loss, they often have questions about the right time to begin. The best time to have cosmetic surgery procedures after massive weight loss is once you've lost most, if not all, of the weight you're planning to lose and your weight has been stable for several months after you’ve reached your goal weight. 

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5 Cosmetic Procedures to do in your 30’s to Extend your Youthful Appearance

As we age, regular upkeep is needed to ensure we continue to look and feel like our very best selves. This upkeep begins at a young age and changes with each new decade—but with so many cosmetic treatment options available, it can be difficult to determine which are a fit for you. If you’re in your 30s, it’s the perfect time to begin an anti-aging routine that will help you age gracefully.

Here are common cosmetic procedures recommended in your 30s.

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A Perfect Combo: Procedures to Combine for Full Body Contouring

Cosmetic procedures are an excellent option for targeting problem areas and achieving your ideal body shape—but sometimes reaching the desired outcome requires more than one treatment. Pairing multiple plastic surgery procedures is a great way to accomplish full-body contouring and to achieve the specific results you’re looking for, without needing to undergo and recover from multiple surgeries. 

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Breast Augmentation 101: Determining the Implant Shape & Type For You

From silicone to saline and teardrop to round, there are many factors that play into the aesthetic outcome of a breast augmentation. If you’re considering having a breast augmentation procedure done, you’re probably curious about the different types of implants that are available to you. Selecting which implant type, shape, and size you want is an important decision—and being informed about the pros and cons of your options is the key to making the right choice.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: The Skinny Between These Two Procedures

If it seems like nothing is working to improve the extra cushion in your midsection despite your best efforts, you might find yourself researching popular cosmetic surgical procedures such as tummy tucks or liposuction to address your concerns. Both of these options are highly effective, but they target different areas and ultimately provide different results—which is why it’s important to know your options and learn which procedure is best for meeting your unique goals before making a decision. 

Do you know the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction? We’ll give you the skinny on these two procedures, including what they treat, common misconceptions about each, the benefits of a combined approach, and details to help you better determine which procedure will provide the results you want.

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Finding a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon: What's the Difference Between a Generalist and a Specialist?

When you’re considering cosmetic surgery—specifically, when you’re trying to select the right cosmetic plastic surgeon to perform your procedure—it’s critical to know the difference between a generalist and a specialist. By choosing a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in your area of interest, you can move forward with complete confidence in your decision and in the results you can expect.

In this article, we break down the difference between generalist and specialist surgeons as well as the reasons why choosing a specialist in cosmetic plastic surgery is so important for achieving optimal results.

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Arm Lift Procedures: Considerations, Expectations, and Recovery

If you have a hard time with sagging skin along your upper arms, you’re definitely not alone. Throughout the aging process, natural occurrences such as weight changes and the force of gravity have an impact on the body, creating this common concern.

Many people opt to have an arm lift to remove both sagging skin and fat and restore the toned, youthful appearance of their upper arms. If you’re researching options for getting rid of loose skin, here are some significant considerations and expectations to weigh before you determine the right arm lift solution for you.

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Customizing Your Mommy Makeover: What Procedures to Consider

Although there’s no doubt that becoming a mother can be one of the greatest joys in life for many women, pregnancy can be a different story. Pregnancy is hard on a woman’s body as the muscles and skin tissue expand to accommodate the baby—particularly in areas such as the abdomen, breasts, and hips.

A “Mommy Makeover” is a great solution for women who have gone through labor and breastfeeding and want to return to looking and feeling their best. One woman might elect to have a Mommy Makeover soon after giving birth, and another might wait until years down the road when her children leave the nest and she has more time to focus on herself. There’s no right or wrong time to have a Mommy Makeover—it all comes down to the best choice for each individual.

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The Who, What, and How to Prepare for Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast implants have improved dramatically in quality. With procedures today offering better results than ever before, an increasing number of women are opting to have breast implant exchange surgery. If you’re one of them, it is to your benefit to come to your consultation prepared to ensure you can accurately answer your plastic surgeon's questions—and allow time to ask a few of your own important questions as well. This content will cover what breast implant exchange is, who is a good candidate, and how they can prepare for the procedure to achieve ideal aesthetic results.

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