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Before Your Breast Implant Consultation: 5 Smart Questions to Consider

When considering breast implants, many patients have questions about the consultation. After all, there are many variables to consider. Here are some of the top questions my patients are considering when planning for a consultation before their breast augmentation surgery.

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Three Cosmetic Procedures for Your 40s to Look Your Best

Being in our 40s is an exciting decade, filled with countless milestones and moments to remember. They’re also a great time to get serious about skin care. By taking proactive steps to create a routine focused on anti-aging, you can slow down the signs and preserve the youthful features that you love. 

In this article, we’ll share the common signs of aging to expect in your 40s, along with surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures to help you look your best.

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The Signature Neck Lift™ Surgery Patients Love

There are more perks to getting older than you ever anticipated. You’re happy, healthy, self-assured, and feeling more and more comfortable in your own skin. And while you still look and feel young, you’ve noticed in photos and the mirror that your neck is starting to tell a different story.

Sagging skin beneath the chin, or “turkey neck,” is a telltale sign of aging, but it’s not one you have to live with if it’s keeping you from feeling your best. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures available that can give you back the youthful neck and jawline you deserve. That’s why our facial plastic surgeon, Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, designed his Signature Profile Neck Lift™ to help people say goodbye to the turkey neck and muscle banding that come with age.

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The Transition from a Masculine to Feminine Appearance

Making the decision to transition from male to female (MTF) is a monumental moment for a transgender woman. It is an exciting opportunity to align how you feel on the inside with the reflection you see in the mirror.

Of course, to say that transitioning is a big deal is an understatement. It is a complete transformation inside and out, and the process can undoubtedly seem daunting at first. However, the end result—feeling completely confident and secure in your own skin—is life-changing and profound.

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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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Understanding Your Options When Paying for Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering having cosmetic plastic surgery, there’s a good chance you’re excited about achieving your goals and also wondering how you’ll cover the cost. Contrary to a common misconception, plastic surgery is not just for the rich and famous, but rather something many people can afford. A study by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that the mean annual household income per cosmetic patient was $60,976. Plastic surgery is a long-term investment in yourself, and like any good investment, it may take some time to plan for financially. The good news is that many different options are available to help you pay for the cosmetic procedures that interest you.

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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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