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Winter 2015 Newsletter

The Perfect Time for a Toned Tummy Winter weather is here in Indiana, and it’s the perfect time to cuddle up in sweaters and scarves while you work on a flatter, more sculpted abdomen – after all, this is the most popular time for plastic surgery procedures. If you’ve been eating healthy and staying active but are still not satisfied with a sagging and protruding abdomen, a tummy tuck could be the key before the warmer months come back around. Here are some quick facts about this treatment: Who’s a good candidate: At our Indiana practice, a tummy tuck, or … Continue reading

Eyes: The Window to the Soul

William Shakespeare said it first: “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Scientists have actually validated this in revealing personality traits and mood. Our eyes give a message to others when we’re happy or sad, defeated or purposeful, and when we’re frightened. Some of us have eyes that give the wrong message–drooping in the brow or upper lid can give the message that you’re tired or angry even when you aren’t. If you happen to be one of those people, I have several ways to open up your eyes to reveal a younger you. Causes of Drooping Upper Eyelids Besides medical conditions … Continue reading

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure to re-design a woman’s breasts and tummy. It treats sagging and/or deflated breasts, tightens the abdominal muscles, and jettisons excess drooping skin and tissues in the abdomen, while simultaneously eliminating most, if not all, stretch marks. This combination procedure includes a breast enhancement (breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction), and a tummy tuck. Depending on the woman’s needs, liposuction may also be performed. Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is an adult woman who desires firmer, uplifted breasts and a flatter abdomen. It’s … Continue reading

Men and Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery for men has been increasing steadily over the past 20 years. Men are embracing plastic surgery to regain a more youthful figure and to eliminate some of the facial signs of aging via procedures such as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation and liposuction. As this infographic (courtesy of Male Plastic Surgery New York) shows, over 1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2012, an increase of 106% since data was collected in 1997. Why Men Choose Plastic Surgery One of the primary reasons men report that they chose to have cosmetic enhancements is a perceived need to appear as young and virile as … Continue reading

New Year: New You?

My plastic surgery society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has forecast the top cosmetic enhancements for 2015. While some of these may apply to you and some may not, it’s exciting to know what’s available! The Cell Phone Photo Trend In the past, people brought their cameras to special events but with the advent of cell phone photography, we essentially have a camera with us 24/7! Cell phone photography has “instantized” the photos that chronicle our lives. Prior to that trend, photos tended to be more “formal,” in that they were often staged. People lined up in a group, … Continue reading

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    Julie's Breast Augmentation

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    Dina's Tummy Tuck

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