Author Archives: Dr. Gus Galante

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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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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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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