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Is There a “Right Age” for a Facelift?

If you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sags, jowling and a flat cheek area, and find yourself using your fingers to lift your facial skin to reveal a younger appearance, you’re likely the “right age” for a facelift because—in all reality—there is no “right age.” Can You Be “Too Young” for a Facelift? Some of my NW Indiana patients come to me in their mid-to-late 30s wondering if having a facelift at their age might create trouble later on. They worry that having an early facelift will mean repeated lifts every 10 years or so. Depending on the … Continue reading

Dr. Galante Named to the 2016 RealSelf 500

Dr. Galante is one of 500 doctors out of approximately 13,000 American board certified specialists to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 award for 2016. RealSelf.com is a leading online forum that helps men and women choose elective cosmetic procedures. Dr. Galante and his staff have inspired their patients to share their stories with the RealSelf community to make informed decisions about their health and beauty. In an era in which 25% of US adults share various health experiences on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks, the Real Self 500 physicians are recognized by the site as medical professionals (including … Continue reading

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 increase of 25% in 2015 over 2014 in gynecomastia treatment, for example. Gynecomastia is “doctor-speak” for excess fat and tissue in the male breast. However, men are also showing an increased interest in other procedures, such as liposuction and facial rejuvenation. Plastic surgery procedures increased … Continue reading

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 everybody shares the same meaning for the word. What looks natural to you might not look natural to your plastic surgeon. Perhaps you have a distinctive nose that runs in the family. While that nose might look natural to you, your plastic surgeon might suggest … Continue reading

Liquid Facelift: Turn Back the Clock in an Hour!

Have you ever heard the saying that aging brings wisdom? According to the late cartoonist, Tom Wilson, “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” And, as you know, wrinkles and other signs of facial aging show up by themselves, too! Patterns of Facial Aging Each of us ages in a specific pattern determined by our DNA. In other words, if one of your parents looked young for their age, you’re likely to be lucky enough to inherit that tendency. If one of your parents developed a turkey neck, you’ll probably do likewise. Lifestyle … Continue reading

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    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    Julie's Breast Augmentation

    "I'm proud of what I did. I've never felt so good about myself in my life. It may sound funny, but I'm complete now. I have my two kids, my husband, and I'm healthy."

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    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    Dina's Tummy Tuck

    "I was in and out in a few hours. It seems funny to say this, but overall it was honestly a pleasant experience."

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