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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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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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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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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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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 …

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