Gustavo E. Galante, MD Blog

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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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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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4 Unexpected Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is best known for flattening the midsection and removing rolls of loose, saggy skin. However, there are more benefits to this popular procedure than you might expect. I remind my own tummy tuck patients in Schererville and Valparaiso that they have so much to look forward to after surgery. And with these …

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The Best Post-Surgery Foods

If you’ve scheduled a plastic surgery procedure with my Indiana plastic surgery practice, you might be wondering if there are any dietary restrictions associated with your procedure. Although there are no specific recommendations either before or after cosmetic surgery, I do have some suggestions that can contribute to your sense of well-being during recovery, and …

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The “Right” Age For Botox®

BOTOX® Cosmetic patients at my Indiana practice usually start using this wonder-injectable in their 40s or older. They want to eliminate the ever-increasing fine lines and wrinkles that are an unwanted symbol of aging. While BOTOX does eliminate these wrinkles and folds after they’ve developed, by injecting sooner, you can keep them from appearing in …

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Minimize Your Risk for Spider Veins

All of my Valparaiso, Merrillville, Munster, and Crown Point plastic surgery patients want to have a youthful, smooth facial complexion and, to that end, they rigorously care for their skin with frequent facials and, when appropriate, Botox and dermal fillers to fight against facial aging. For most of these patients, particularly women, shaving, laser hair removal …

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Myths & Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Even though laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S.—it enjoys a 94% "worth it" rating from patients on the RealSelf website—it's also among the least understood procedures. In this blog post, we're going to clear up some misconceptions about laser hair removal, which attracts women and men from …

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Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? What You Need to Know

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? What You Need to Know

When it comes to laser hair removal, worries about discomfort can sometimes prevent people from giving the treatment a try. It’s understandable to be nervous, but thankfully there is nothing to be afraid of. Our practice keeps discomfort low in a number of ways, including advanced devices and highly trained providers. We use our technology …

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