Author Archives: Dr. Gus Galante

The “Right” Age For Botox®

Here at my plastic surgery practice in Indiana, Botox® patients usually start using this wonder-injectable in their 40’s 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 …

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Breast Asymmetry

Did you know that nearly 90% of women have one breast that’s larger than the other? It’s called breast asymmetry and, as you can see, it’s quite common. In some women, the difference is so slight that you can barely tell but, for others, the difference can be a full bra size or more, causing …

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Latisse vs. Lash Extensions

Do you want longer, thicker lashes? In addition to false lashes and ample applications of mascara, there are two more options for thick, long lashes: lash extensions and Latisse. Lash extensions have become the rage over the past few years. Local salons and “eyelash extension” establishments offer a range of lengths and colors. Initial application takes about …

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Luscious Lips in Less Than an Hour

While some women are genetically gifted with full lips and a well-defined Cupid’s bow, many women have spent a lifetime (and thousands of dollars) in a quest to create the illusion of fuller lips via lip liners, lip exercises, applications of spicy substances to “swell” the lips, and even permanent lip implants. You’ll be delighted …

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Summer Skin

After this year's tough winter, all of us at my Indiana plastic surgery practice are delighted to see and feel the signs of spring, knowing that summer isn't far behind! For most of us, summer brings lots of outdoor activities like swimming, picnicking, camping, working in the garden and going to the park with the kids. While …

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Board Certification

What is Board Certification? Board certification is a mechanism to assure consumers that their board-certified physician has been tested and proved competent by a group (board) of other physicians in that field. There are 24 sub-specialty boards in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) including, but not limited to, family physicians, internists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, cardiologists, neurosurgeons …

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An Injectables Primer

Patients new to the world of BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers are, naturally, curious about which injectable does what, how quickly the results appear and how long the results last, as well as injection discomfort and recovery time. This Injectables Primer will give you the scoop on all the injectables at our Indiana plastic surgery practice: what …

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How Old is Too Old for a Facelift?

Men and women come to me inquiring about a facelift at various stages in their lives. Some are in their middle 40s, and wish to start facial rejuvenation early in order to stave off some future wrinkling. The majority of those requesting a facelift in my Indiana plastic surgery practice are in their 50s and 60s, …

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