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Scars and Plastic Surgery: The 101 on How to Minimize Scars

You’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure that would no doubt be a life-changing and transformative experience. And although you’re excited to move forward, there are a few areas of concern holding you back—one of which is the potential for scarring.

Scars are naturally a concern for many patients considering plastic surgery. However, you may be surprised to discover the multitude of ways that scarring can be minimized or prevented after a cosmetic procedure. Fortunately, in the hands of an experienced specialist, scars can be reduced until they are barely perceptible, or even invisible. 

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8 Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Aging is a natural and universal part of life—men and women alike want to continue to look and feel their best as they age. Contrary to the common misconception that only women have cosmetic treatments, there are several nonsurgical procedures for men.

Nowadays, there are modern nonsurgical treatment options with little to no downtime and very few risks, an increasing number of men are getting cosmetic procedures done each year. In fact, the 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018, and that number is on the rise.

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Why the Cost of Plastic Surgery Shouldn't Be the First Question You Ask

Plastic surgery can be a truly transformative experience, both inside and out—and not only for the rich and famous.

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Addressing Family Members' Concerns About Your Cosmetic Procedure

Millions of people explore cosmetic procedures to enhance their natural beauty and boost their confidence. Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a highly personal choice—but it’s a choice that some people close to you may not understand. This article will address the natural concerns a loved one may feel when their parent, partner, or family member is considering an elective cosmetic procedure.

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How to Stop or Reverse the Effects of Sun Damaged Skin

Living in the sunshine state, it can be challenging to stay away from those ultraviolet (UV) rays. Plus, who doesn’t love to get some vitamin D? But despite all the good the sun does for our mood, it can be quite damaging to our skin.

Whether you love to soak up the sun or mostly stick to the shade, the effects of sun damage can be significant—which is exactly why it’s necessary to take the proper precautions to protect your skin from UV rays. Here are some ways to stop or even reverse the effects of sun damage on skin.

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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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How Different Skin Types Affect the Aging Process

Your ethnicity and your skin’s type, color, and texture all play a part in how you age and what issues you may encounter down the road. Understanding the unique benefits and challenges associated with your skin type will help you prepare for what’s to come and take the right preventive measures to slow fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin and other signs of aging. This blog post will break down the different skin types and their typical aging process.

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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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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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Paying for a Cosmetic Procedure: How to Compare Different Quotes

Because a cosmetic procedure is often an out-of-pocket investment, it’s important to understand each quote you receive and what the differences are. Why is one plastic surgeon’s quote significantly higher than another surgeon’s? Of course, you have questions, and you should—you’re making a big investment in yourself!

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