Author Archives: Dr. Gus Galante

The Skinny on Excisional Liposuction

Did you know that there is a type of liposuction that offers you results that are closer to a tummy tuck than “just” liposuction? It’s called excisional liposuction or liposuction with skin excision. What is Liposuction? Liposuction, although not a weight loss technique, permanently removes fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to exercise and …

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Is a Lunchtime Facelift Right for You?

Many of my Indiana plastic surgery patients wish to have an improvement in their facial appearance, but aren't quite ready for a facelift. For those patients, a Lunchtime Facelift, also known as a Liquid Facelift, can provide improvement that, although temporary, is less expensive than a traditional facelift and has virtually no downtime. It's often …

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also called injection rhinoplasty, is a method to reshape the nose through the use of dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvéderm and others. The benefits of this nose-reshaping technique are that it’s less expensive and has a faster recovery than does traditional, surgical rhinoplasty. While it doesn’t work for everyone, for those with …

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Hand Rejuvenation

While many men and women focus their anti-aging treatments and procedures on the face and neck, our hands often give away our age! Look at your hands—right now. Do they give away your age? Fortunately, making your hands look younger is pretty standard procedure here at my NW Indiana plastic surgery practice. Radiesse for Hand …

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Trends in Plastic Surgery

Members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) perform an annual survey of its members to procure statistics on the previous year’s surgical and nonsurgical procedures to identify trends—what’s up and what’s down. According to data submitted about last year’s activities (2015), men are consistently increasing their participation in aesthetic enhancements and refinements—an …

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The Botox® Forehead Lift

Many men and women find that, as they age, their eyebrows begin to droop. This aging pattern creates the impression of anger or fatigue, even if the individual is neither, and is often coupled with deep furrows in the forehead. The plastic surgery procedure most often chosen by these patients is called a forehead lift. …

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Fat vs. Fillers: Which Is Best?

Over the past few years, autologous fat grafting (using the patient’s own fat) has gained in popularity over dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. At my practice in Valparaiso and Schererville, Indiana, I have chosen not to offer fat transfer because I don’t believe it offers the best value to my patients. In this post, I'll …

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9 Tips to Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

If you’re considering elective plastic surgery in Indiana—or anywhere for that matter—there are some things you need to consider in order to make the right choice. Here are 9 tips to help you pick the right plastic surgeon for your cosmetic surgery procedure. #1: Know What You Want Everybody likes the words “natural,” but not …

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Ageless Beauty

It’s no surprise to my Indiana plastic surgery patients that looking good is important! Have you ever wondered which cosmetic enhancements are the most popular for specific age groups? According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, of which I’m a member, they include the following: For the youngest group, aged 19-34, breast augmentation …

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Medical Tourism Update

According to a recent article at Bloomberg.com, duty-free shopping is no longer limited to perfumes, alcohol and cigarettes in South Korea, which has expanded the list of non-taxable tourist purchases to include breast augmentations, facelifts and other elective aesthetic procedures. Further, tourists will enjoy a 10% rebate of the amount paid for their procedures. This tactic follows on the …

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