7 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon During a Plastic Surgery Consultation

When you’re considering plastic surgery, a consultation is an important step in your journey. It is an opportunity to learn important details about the procedure and to begin building a rapport with your surgeon. It’s also the ideal time to ask any questions you have about the process, procedure, and recovery. Questions on these topics are essential for easing your concerns and managing your expectations, and the answers might just give you a better idea of what you want. But with so much to address—on top of already having the first-appointment jitters—how can you be sure that you’ll leave with all the information you need to make your decision?

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How a Lip Lift Can Counteract Aging Lips

 

 

You have probably heard the phrase “turn that frown upside down.” As you mature, you may start noticing that you seem to be frowning more and more just because of the natural shape of your lips is changing. Lips fold in, turn down at the corners of the mouth, and become less full. The pink outline of your lips slowly diminishes over time. Fortunately, lip lifts and lip fillers can help   improve the appearance of your lips to create a more youthful

look, and the best fit is completely dependent on each patient’s unique anatomy and goals for results. 

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your lips and looking for a lasting solution, a lip lift might be exactly what you’re looking for. Learn what a lip lift is and how it compares to a lip filler treatment to decide which is the best choice for you.

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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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Fighting Hair Loss: Who Makes a Good Candidate for NeoGraft

Millions of people, both men and women alike, struggle with hair loss as they age. As a result, many seek out hair transplant treatments to help restore and replenish lost hair; however, traditional hair transplant techniques, such as the “strip method,” have a high potential for scarring, are infamous for long recovery periods, and can even cause long-lasting scalp numbness.

With that said, the good news is that there are now minimally invasive transplant techniques available that present minimal risks and achieve natural-looking results. This article provides an overview of the NeoGraft “MaxGraft” Hair Restoration procedure and what makes someone a good candidate to have it done.

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Facial Cosmetic Surgery: Benefits of Having More Than One Procedure at the Same Time

Many of the patients that we see for facial cosmetic surgery opt to have more than one procedure done at once—and there are many benefits to taking that approach. We’ve noticed that when patients move forward with only part of their recommended treatment plan, they’re sometimes not fully satisfied. Dr. Clevens, our specialist in facial plastic surgery, often compares getting one procedure done at a time to painting only half a room in your house. The job would be left unfinished and you would be far from satisfied with the results, right?

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Surgical vs. Liquid Rhinoplasty: Which Nose Job is Right for You?

Perhaps you’ve always been self-conscious about the shape of your nose, but you’ve been unsure about pursuing cosmetic surgery. Or you might have functional issues that make it hard for you to breathe normally through your nose—a condition which is less than ideal. Whatever the reason, thousands of people have rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” each year to reshape their nose and resolve any cosmetic or functional issues.

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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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