6 Decisions for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

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The decision to undergo breast augmentation and the breast surgeon you choose is very important, but the decisions don’t stop there. There are many other factors to consider and choices to make regarding this surgery. During your breast augmentation consultation at Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics, your surgeon will discuss these decisions with you and…

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What is an Arm Lift Brachioplasty?

What is an Arm Lift Brachioplasty?

Weight fluctuations, heredity, and aging can all impact the arms. Loose tissue that hangs from the arms can cause you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, or prevent you from wearing certain types of clothing or participating in activities. When diet and exercise can’t resolve your cosmetic concerns, an arm lift brachioplasty at Chicago Breast &…

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What is a Breast Reduction?

What is a breast reduction?

Breasts that are overly large can be a source of discomfort, inconvenience or feelings of self-consciousness. A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, can resize the breasts to alleviate physical and emotional issues and create a more proportionate figure. Here is a complete guide to everything you may need to know before getting…

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How Much Does Fat Transfer To Breasts Cost

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Imagine you’re standing in front of a mirror, fat transfer to breasts consultation scheduled for the afternoon. We’ll explore how fat grafting to the breasts could provide physical enhancement and renewed confidence. What is Fat Transfer to Breasts? The process of fat transfer to breasts is a popular alternative to traditional breast implants, this technique provides a…

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Not Recommended Reviews on Yelp

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Yelp is a platform where users can share their reviews and recommendations of businesses. It’s important to know that Yelp filters these reviews, choosing to display only those it deems most helpful under the “Recommended Reviews” section. For example, Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics is listed with only 38 reviews, yet there are 72 reviews…

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

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A mommy makeover is a term that describes a combination of cosmetic procedures intended to address and improve the changes to a woman’s body contour following aging, childbirth or weight loss. Most commonly, this women who choose to undergo a mommy makeover undergo a tummy tuck combined with a breast lift or breast augmentation. Other…

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What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

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A mini tummy tuck is not the same as a full tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck, while similar to a full tummy tuck, differs primarily in the extent of skin and fat removal involved. In this procedure, a surgeon from Chicago Breast & Body will focus on removing extra skin and tightening of lax…

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What is Smart Lipo?

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Given that Smartlipo™, a cutting-edge procedure in the realm of cosmetic surgery in Chicago, it’s natural for patients to have questions about what the procedure can do for them. At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, a premier clinic for Smartlipo™ in Chicago, award-winning cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong will take the time to address any…

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Chicago?

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What is a Tummy Tuck? Abdominoplasty, better known as a “Tummy Tuck” is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and among many women.  A tummy tuck is also one of the most highly satisfying surgeries for both patient and the physician.  The reason for this is that…

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3 Different Types of BBL Shapes: Choosing the Best BBL

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When it comes to Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs), there’s no one-size-fits-all solution because there are 3 different types of BBL Shapes. The beauty of this procedure lies in its ability to cater to individual preferences and body types. One of the key decisions you’ll make when considering a BBL is the shape you want to…

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Tummy Tuck Before And After 6 Months Video

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Here is a video showing a result of a Tummy Tuck procedure by Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics. 6 Month Tummy Tuck Result Tummy tuck abdominoplasty with diastastis rectus repair, 6 months post op by Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong in Chicago, Illinois. Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

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Laser Treatment Options to Reduce and Improve Scarring

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As with other types of surgeries, tummy tucks and breast surgeries can often leave behind scars. Fortunately, advancements in laser treatment options offer solutions to minimize and treat these scars. Read on to learn how ICON1540 and PicoWay laser treatments can contribute to achieving smoother, flawless skin post-surgery! Understanding Scars Scars are a natural part…

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Lipo 360 & BBL Recovery Supplies

Essential Recovery Supplies for Lipo 360 and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Congratulations, you’ve chosen to undergo your Lipo 360 and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure! This process can be a transformative experience. It’s important to note that your final results will greatly depend on the post-operative care. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare for…

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What is the ideal age for liposuction and BBL surgery?

The ideal age varies from person to person. Rather than a specific age, it’s more important that you are in good health, and have realistic expectations. Are there age-related complications? Your age can influence the risk of complications. Older patients might have different considerations, such as skin elasticity, medical history, and overall health. Your surgeon…

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Should I Upgrade Implants from Saline to Silicone?

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If you currently have saline breast implants, upgrading from saline to silicone breast implants might be the next step you’ve been looking for. While both options offer their own unique advantages, newer silicone implants often bri Breastng an added dimension of natural feel and appearance. This upgrade can provide you with a smoother contour, increased…

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How to Massage Your Breast Implants

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The Best Breast Augmentation Massage. Why do you Need to massage your implants after a Breast Augmentation? Breast massaging is an important part of your breast augmentation recovery care. When breast implants are placed during your augmentation surgery, scar tissue can form around them, a process known as capsular contracture. The goal of breast augmentation…

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How Much Does Lipo 360 Cost?

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Are you dreaming of a toned, contoured figure? Lipo 360 is the latest trend in body sculpting that can help you achieve a slim waistline and figure. Not only does it offer amazing aesthetic results, but the methods used in liposuction allow for less downtime than traditional liposuction methods. But what will Lipo 360 cost…

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How Much Does Lipo 360 Cost?

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What is Lipo 360? Do you know how much does a lipo 360 cost? Lipo 360 is a minimally invasive surgical liposuction procedure removes fat from the waistline and abdomen. The term “lipo 360” means your surgeon will remove excess fat in a 360 degree fashion, targeting the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. Lipo 360…

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Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift Before & After Photos

A Skinny BBL is designed for a very thin patient with a low BMI (less than 24).  This takes skill to harvest fat in a very thin patient who is often turned down by other surgeons for not hanging enough fat. Brazilian Butt Lifts come in all different shapes and sizes. Some patients it completely…

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Can You Get Lipo 360 If You’re Already Skinny?

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360 Lipo is a very popular body contouring procedure that permanently removes fat cells from common problem areas including the abdomen, flanks and lower back. Lipo 360 is great for individuals who struggle with isolated fat deposits even when they’re already at a healthy weight but can’t seem to lose it no matter how much…

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Revision BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)

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What is a revision BBL? A Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves liposuction of fat from other areas of the body and transferring the fat to the buttocks and hips in order to enhance their shape, size and projection. A great result will leave you with the curves you want in…

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Plus Size Tummy Tuck Before & After Surgery Photos

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A plus size tummy tuck procedure is for candidates who have a body mass index (BMI) of 33 or more and have excess loose skin following major weight loss. Also known as a panniculectomy or abdominoplasty, a plus-size tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that trims excess fat and skin from the abdomen to create…

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Should I Get Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

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Should I get liposuction or a tummy tuck? Many patients ask whether they should get a liposuction or tummy tuck. Liposuction can only reduce fat. If your primary issue is extra fat without any loose skin or bulging belly due to muscle diastasis then liposuction may be a good option for you. However if you…

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7 Tips For Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

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You’ve made the choice to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), picked a surgeon, quit smoking, and maintained your ideal weight. Now, make these simple arrangements before surgery to help make your tummy tuck recovery a smooth one. Time off from work You’ll need about a week of tummy tuck recovery before you head back into…

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Round 2 BBL Surgery Procedure

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What is a round 2 BBL? A round 2 Brazilian Butt Lift, is when a second fat transfer procedure is performed at a later date in order to achieve a more dramatic result than was able to be achieved in the first BBL procedure.  Usually, patients can get much more dramatic results after a 2nd…

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Can a Tummy Tuck Have Medical Benefits?

Can a tummy tuck have medical benefits?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck is generally considered a strictly cosmetic procedure, however, recent evidence from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that tummy tuck have medical benefits to patients as well. Urinary Stress Incontinence Stress incontinence refers to a bladder control problem where urine can be released involuntarily, especially if the patient laughs, sneezes, coughs…

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What’s the difference between a Skinny BBL and Country Club BBL™?

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Many people are looking to achieve a more natural-looking result and a shape that is proportional to their natural body. A Skinny BBL is designed for thinner patients who have low body fat but want to add some curves and projection to their buttocks. A Country Club BBL is designed to achieve a more athletic…

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Liposuction Recovery & Lipo Foam

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Is using foam under compression garments after liposuction really necessary? Yes! Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong recommends lipo foam during your BBL & Lipo 360 recovery to ensure smooth results and minimize liposuction irregularities that may occur. The lipo foam should be worn under your compression garment; nothing should be in between the foam and your skin. How…

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Complications and Risks of Breast Augmentation

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What are the Risks of Breast Augmentation? The choice to have breast enhancement surgery is very personal and you’ll have to decide if the advantages will meet your objectives and if the potential risks of breast augmentation are acceptable. Although rare, complications and risks of breast augmentation surgery are possible. At Chicago Breast & Body…

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What Are The 3 Choices Breast Implant Incision Placement

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Getting breast implants is a major decision and it’s important to understand all of your procedural options including how and where would be the Breast Implant incision. Like all surgeries, breast augmentation requires an incision that will leave a scar, but with proper care and time, the scars usually fade to a point of being…

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How Much Does Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL Surgery Cost in Chicago, Illinois?

How Much Does Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL Surgery Cost in Chicago, Illinois? What is the average price of Brazilian Butt Lift & Lipo 360 procedure? A Brazilian Butt Lift is a body sculpting procedure has gained popularity in recent years. When you are considering getting a Brazilian Butt Lift, or “BBL” surgery, the BBL…

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Breast Augmentation Terms: Explained

Are you considering breast augmentation? How familiar are you with Breast Augmentation terms? This popular surgical procedure is intended to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, often to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing shape or size. Women may opt for breast augmentation to enhance their appearance, restore self-confidence, or improve body image. In…

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Dr. Miami Squad Member Now In Chicago, Illinois

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Doctor Miami Squad Member Now In Chicago, Illinois Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong officially joins Dr. Miami’s Squad network in October 2020. Dr. Truong is the first surgeon in Chicago, Illinois to become a member of Dr. Miami’s prestigious network of world-class cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Having Dr. Truong represent Dr. Miami’s network group of surgeons is a…

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Do I need to gain weight for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Do I need to gain weight for a Brazilian Butt Lift? It depends.  Since a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) is a fat transfer procedure, you will need enough donor fat to transplant to the buttocks.  The donor fat can come from your abdomen, sides, back, thighs, or arms.  Most of the time, even in thin…

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Breast Augmentation: What To Expect During Your Consultation

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The success and safety of your breast implant surgery depends on you being entirely honest about your medical history, concerns and aesthetic goals with your surgeon at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics. You’ll be asked a variety of questions about your health, lifestyle and what you want from your surgery. Some example questions may include:…

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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Tips

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What To Expect After Your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Dr. Truong at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics explains what you can expect after your Lipo360 & Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and provides some helpful Brazilian butt lift recovery tips on how to maximize your BBL results in this 1 week post-op visit video. What should…

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Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe?

Top Brazilian Butt Lift & Lipo 360 Surgeon Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong explains Brazilian Butt Lifts Safety during a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure in this video. What is a Brazilian Butt Lift & Lipo 360? Lipo 360 is a surgical procedure in which your fat is removed from unwanted areas such as the stomach and the…

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How Much Does Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Cost in Chicago, Illinois?

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What is the average brazilian butt lift surgery cost & lipo 360 procedure? A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL Surgery) is a body sculpting procedure has gained popularity in recent years. When you are considering getting a Brazilian Butt Lift, or “BBL” surgery, the brazilian butt lift surgery cost can be a factor in helping you…

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How to Care For Your Tummy Tuck Scar

Pregnancy, aging or fluctuations in weight can impact the abdominal area, creating a pooch or leaving behind loose, sagging skin can be eliminated through tummy tuck scar treatment. For men and women who want to improve how their stomach looks, a tummy tuck can create a flatter, more sculpted abdomen. It’s common for people to…

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The Truth Behind 3 Stubborn Tummy Tuck Myths

There is both myths and reality behind nearly every cosmetic procedure, and tummy tuck myths are no exception. Unfortunately, misconceptions about tummy tucks can steer some people in the wrong direction and prevent them from obtaining the flat, toned abdomen that the body contouring procedure can offer. Let’s dispel three persistent tummy tuck myths and…

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3 Hourglass Figures that Helped Shape Modern History

The iconic hourglass figures have long had a hold on us. Ample breasts complemented by a small waist and sizable hips are certainly a golden ratio in the glamour world. If Mother Nature didn’t bestow you with these natural assets, a trip to the cosmetic surgeon can help you augment your features for a more…

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Proportionate Breast Augmentation Is the New Ideal

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When many people think of breast augmentation, they imagine large, obvious implants that can stand out in a crowd but is that the proportionate breast augmentation for them. In fact, some women avoid the breast enhancement procedure because they wrongly assume that implants will look fake and over-sized. But the new trend of proportionate breast…

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What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Muffin Top?

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Language is always evolving and today, when people mention a muffin top, they’re usually referring to bulges of fat spilling out from the top of clothing waistlines instead of a bakery treat. Muffin tops are a common cosmetic complaint for women and the cosmetic woe can result from a number of factors. Causes of a…

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3 Possibilities for Future Breast Implants

Scientific advances are bringing new possibilities to the world of cosmetic surgery, promising a bright future breast implants opportunities. Innovative surgical techniques continue to emerge, offering women a variety of breast implant options. A look at what the future has in store for breast implants reveals promising future breast implants opportunities. 1. Micro-Implants for Future Breast…

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Does Incision Placement Impact Your Breast Augmentation Results?

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. Women today have a range of implants that they can choose from to meet their appearance goals. When performing the incision placement procedure, there are a few different incision locations that your surgeon may use depending on your anatomy, implant…

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3 Causes for Post-Pregnancy Pooch

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Pregnancy can be a life-changing experience for women, but some of the changes the body goes through during pregnancy can remain even after birth. Many women find that they’re left with a post-pregnancy pooch that won’t go away, even with a healthy diet or targeted exercises. But just what causes that tummy paunch or post-pregnancy…

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The Evolution of Modern Liposculpting

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Modern Liposculpting and liposuction has come a long way from its early beginnings. When it first came on the scene in the 1970s, the fat removal method was rather basic when compared with today’s standards. A blunt hollow instrument called a cannula was created to create tunnels between blood vessels and suck out unwanted fat.…

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How to Get Ideal Results from Your Breast Augmentation

There are a number of factors to get ideal results from your breast augmentation that can influence your breast augmentation results. From implant type and size to profile and placement, the elements of your individual procedure all affect the final outcome. Each woman has a unique anatomy and specific preferences about how she’d like her breasts to look,…

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When a Mini Tuck May Not Be Enough

Most people these days are familiar with the tummy tuck and its “mini” equivalent as ways to restore the appearance of your abdomen. However, although many patients opt for a abdominoplasty  results in search of less scarring and faster healing, mini tuck may not be enough always and be extensive enough to meet your appearance goals.…

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Arm Liposuction Using Smartlipo™

While liposuction is most often thought of as a solution for stubborn love handles or a muffin top, more and more people are turning to arm liposuction as an option to sculpt their upper arms. Traditional tumescent lipo could certainly be effective for this purpose, but there are a few reasons to consider Smartlipo™ for…

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How Breast Implants Drop as You Heal

If you spend any amount of time researching breast augmentation before your procedure, then you’ve probably run across the phrase “drop and fluff.” This is used to describe the healing process after getting breast implants: the tissues surrounding the implants slowly relax, allowing the implants to settle into their final position. Although often referenced, the…

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4 Questions Every Liposuction Patient Asks

With how common liposuction is these days, it’s natural for men and women to have questions about what the procedure entails. This is an important part of the process and the best candidates for cosmetic surgery will be fully informed every step of the way. To that end, let’s review some of the most common…

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Does Your Cosmetic Surgeon Have What It Takes?

There are few decisions in life as personal as those related to your cosmetic surgery. The decision to go ahead with a procedure must be made carefully—and with the right professional guidance. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic surgeon are created equal in this regard. You shouldn’t assume that just any cosmetic surgeon offering cosmetic contouring has…

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The #1 Post-Partum Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

One of the most popular procedures after pregnancy is the abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck). While being a new mom is one of life’s greatest joys, there are long-term physical tolls that pregnancy and nursing can take on the body. An abdominoplasty can help resolve post-partum cosmetic surgery which is one of the biggest problem areas…

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You Shouldn’t Have to Hide Your Cosmetic Surgery

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Though cosmetic surgery is rising in popularity, it’s understandable that some people want to keep their surgery private. But an increasing number of patients feel comfortable telling friends, family and even coworkers about their experience, and that’s a good thing. Growing Acceptance The good news is that cosmetic surgery is growing—and its fans are growing…

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Liposculpture vs Liposuction: 4 Important Distinctions

We dig deeper into liposculpture vs liposuction because sometimes, diet and exercise just isn’t enough. Everybody has areas of stubborn fat on their body that make them uncomfortable, and lifestyle modifications aren’t always enough to see results. In situations like these, liposuction can be an effective treatment to give your contours a sleeker definition. Liposuction…

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3 Advantages of Double Eyelid Surgery

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Double eyelid surgery, sometimes referred to as Asian eyelid surgery, is a procedure that creates an additional upper eyelid crease in individuals with a single crease in their upper eyelids. Men and women of East Asian descent are often born with only a single crease in their upper eyelids. While double eyelid surgery is certainly…

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3 Tips for Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Planning your breast augmentation is an exciting, if daunting task. While you have many factors to consider for your ideal breast augmentation results, no single one matters as much as your choice of breast augmentation surgeon. There are a few steps you can take to make sure you find the best cosmetic surgeon to meet…

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3 Little Liposuction Target Spots that Can Make All the Difference

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When most people think about liposuction, they tend to think of major liposuction target spots like the stomach, thighs and love handles. These are common areas for both men and women to store excess fat, but when it comes to some smaller problem spots, you might be surprised at what a noticeable difference a little…

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Why a Mini Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Have to Mean Mini Results

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Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the belly. While a full, or traditional, tummy tuck can provide the best contouring results for those concerned with their upper and lower abdominal appearance, a mini tummy tuck is a less involved form of abdominoplasty that can be…

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Will Breast Implants Give You the Perfect Breast Shape?

Breast implants can be an excellent option for women hoping to increase the size of their breasts and enjoy a curvier perfect breast shape. However, when it comes to a perfect breast shape, how much influence can breast augmentation have?  Natural Anatomy Affects Your Perfect Breast Shape Results  The primary goal of breast augmentation is…

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4 Benefits of Smartlipo™ for Specific Problem Spots

Not all pockets of fat can be slimmed down with diet and exercise alone. That’s why so many men and women turn to body contouring procedures like liposuction to help streamline their figure. However, when it comes to liposuction techniques, there are certain advantages and benefits of Smartlipo methods over others. Smartlipo™, which uses laser…

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4 Fashion Tips to Show Off Your New Breast Implants

For many breast augmentation patients, one of the most exciting things about getting breast implants is having a whole new set of wardrobe options. Your new curves will make clothing that may have looked boring on you before appear fresh and sexy. When you’re considering how to show off your new breast implants, keep these…

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Which Liposuction Method Delivers the Best Results?

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With a range of body contouring techniques and liposuction method available in the modern cosmetic surgery market, it can be difficult to choose the right liposuction method to meet your needs. When it comes to liposuction, two of the most popular techniques are traditional liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction. There are some major differences between the…

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3 Waist-Slimming Options for Your Tummy after Pregnancy

Pregnancy can have a lasting impact on your figure, and one of the most common body woes among women who have undergone pregnancy is their pudgy abdomen. Because pregnancy nearly always involves some amount of weight gain, lingering fatty tissue or baggy skin can affect the appearance of your midsection long after you’ve completed your…

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How to Pick the Perfect Breast Implant Size

Choosing the perfect breast implant size is a highly personal process, and there is no single answer for each patient. When preparing for your breast augmentation, it’s easy to get caught up in planning the perfect breast implant size for your goal appearance, but there are a couple of factors you shouldn’t forget to consider…

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Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Is there a difference?

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Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon—What’s the Difference anyway? You’re not alone if you’re confused what’s the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery. Often, the terms cosmetic surgery vs. plastic surgery are used interchangeably, especially by plastic surgeons who choose to focus their practices on cosmetic surgery.…

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Extreme Weight Loss Fix

It’s a brand new year and the top resolution is weight loss fix. Many are captivated by the will power of those shedding pounds and how they accomplished the goal. 100 or even 200 pounds lost has been done, but the weight loss fix goal doesn’t stop there. Extreme weight loss also means excess skin…

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