Gustavo E. Galante, MD Blog

Woman happily tries on dresses after breast augmentation.

5 Things You Should Know Before Breast Augmentation (According to Real Patients)

When I perform breast augmentation here in Schererville, IN, I do my best to give women all the information they need before surgery and then some. Over my years of practice, however, I’ve become familiar with a few things some women say they were surprised about after going through the experience themselves. In this blog …

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Psychological Benefits of Plastic Surgery

If you’re thinking about plastic surgery to change something on your body, perhaps a breast augmentation, facelift or liposuction, you do so because you have a desire to look better. What you might not know is that you likely will not only look better but feel better about yourself after your plastic surgery with our …

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The Importance of Board Certification

Although I'm likely to be "preaching to the choir" with this post, you may have friends and family members who are seeking plastic cosmetic surgery and are uninformed about the differences between a "plastic surgeon" and a "cosmetic surgeon." Since the cosmetic surgeons have their own organization (AACS) and their own "board certification" process, this …

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The Benefits of Telemedicine for Plastic Surgeons and Patients

When the Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, plastic surgeons all over the world, including our NW Indiana plastic surgery practice, began utilizing telemedicine to care for patients. Before this, we occasionally would use video conferencing or other methods outside the office to “meet” with prospective patients about their goals but, this was (and still …

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Woman searches for the best facelift surgeon for her.

How To Choose the Best Facelift Surgeon for You

When it comes to facelift surgery, you deserve only the best. Fortunately, there is no shortage of experienced plastic surgeons in Munster, Schererville, and other surrounding areas. While this is great news, it may feel difficult to decide which surgeon is right for you with so many practices to choose from. Which credentials should you …

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Breast Augmentation Revision

Over 300,000 cosmetic breast augmentation procedures are performed by US plastic surgeons annually. This does not include the number of breast augmentation surgeries performed for reconstructive purposes in women who have undergone mastectomy. Almost all of these procedures result in a sense of immense satisfaction on the part of the patient, including our breast augmentation …

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Breast Lift Procedures Increasing

While breast augmentation is still the #1 performed plastic surgery for American women, both across the US and in our Schererville and Valparaiso plastic surgery practice, what might surprise you is that breast lift procedures are gaining in popularity, with an increase of 70% since 2000. I'd like to share some reasons for this phenomenon. …

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The Benefits of Exercise

As you undoubtedly know, exercise is a vital component for your general health. What you might not know is that regular exercise is also a vital component to looking--and feeling--young. THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR EXERCISE Weight Control: Exercise helps control your weight by burning calories--as well as paying close attention to your daily diet. Reduction …

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