Author Archives: Dr. Gus Galante

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Eyelid Surgery

Hundreds of men and women from NW Indiana come to our Schererville and Valparaiso plastic surgery offices to inquire about upper and lower eyelid surgery. This same-day procedure can take years off your appearance and, for some, even improve your vision!   What is Eyelid Surgery? Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is an outpatient plastic surgery …

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Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

If you are scheduled for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) at our greater Munster, IN, plastic surgery practice in Schererville or Valparaiso, you are likely excited about the prospects but concerned about the recovery. A Tummy Tuck is one of the most rewarding procedures undertaken by our patients, resulting in a high satisfaction rate. It's true, …

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Management of Breast Implant Problems

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world, with millions of women enjoying a more beautiful bustline thanks to the latest and safest FDA-approved implants. Implant removal is technically called “explantation” and is done for several reasons. The most common reasons are a desire for a different size or …

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How Did “Plastic Surgery” Get Its Name?

The term "plastic surgery" comes from the Greek word plastikos, which literally means sculpting. This term originally referred to clay sculpture. In fact, that's what plastic surgeons do: they sculpt the face, body and breasts of their patients to create a more pleasing aesthetic result. Did you know that the earliest attempts at plastic surgery occurred in …

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Guide to Post-Surgery Compression Garments

Depending upon the type of plastic surgery performed, a compression garment may be required after surgery for a specific period of time to aid in healing and reduce swelling. There are several benefits to these compression garments. Compression Garment Benefits Reduced Swelling Swelling is normal after any surgery. It is caused by the body’s increased …

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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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