Cosmetic Procedures

FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone

The FDA recently issued a warning to caution against the dangers of injectable silicone for cosmetic enhancement. Although silicone breast implants and other similar medical devices are FDA-approved to be placed inside the body for cosmetic use, it is dangerous to have the substance directly injected. According to the FDA warning, silicone can cause several health risks if injected, such as permanent disfigurement, tissue damage, ongoing pain, stroke, and death. In some cases, patients have unknowingly been injected with silicone—these patients were led to believe they were receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®. The individuals performing these unsafe…

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What to Expect for a Tummy Tuck Recovery

tummy tuck recovery

After deciding which type of tummy tuck to have, understanding what to expect during the recovery process is an important next step. When planning for this procedure, patients should consider every angle; from the day of the surgery, to the end of the recovery. A safe and healthy healing process is what our practice strives to educate our patients on, enabling them to be as prepared as possible. Most individuals are able to return home shortly after surgery, but we recommend taking one to two weeks off from work, school, and/or other daily activities—although this can vary based on individual…

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Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients may consider a tummy tuck to remove excess skin, as it cannot be addressed with exercise. This procedure can also tighten abdominal muscles that have separated, something that even strenuous activity cannot accomplish. While a tummy tuck is usually best for patients who have been pregnant or undergone a significant weight loss, it can also be appropriate for individuals seeking to eliminate loose skin on their abdomen, which can be addressed with a panniculectomy. Panniculectomy (with or without abdominoplasty, which addresses loose muscles) may be helpful for women who wish to transform their post-pregnancy body into a leaner, more…

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What Age is Best for a Facelift?

The simplest answer to this question is that there is no “perfect” age to get a facelift. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, our facelift patients fall into various age groups—this is because the aging process is different for everyone. Genetics, health history, and daily lifestyle choices make the biggest overall impact on the progression of facial aging. Depending on how these factors have affected the skin, some individuals may need a full facelift, while other patients of the same age might only need a mid-face lift and/or non-invasive injectables. To find out which procedure is best for addressing your concerns, it…

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Liposuction: Costs Vs. Benefits

Liposuction can be a safe and effective way to eliminate excess fat and achieve a more sculpted figure. Though most of my patients are aware of the benefits of liposuction when we sit down for the initial consultation, many wonder how the cost of the procedure might fit into their budget. To demystify the costs of the procedure, I’ve decided to break down exactly what makes up the total cost of this life changing procedure. My aim is to inform each of my patients about exactly what you are paying for, allowing you to make educated decisions about your finances…

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