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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. Indiana men and women have an alternative to the forehead lift via careful injections of Botox®. As you likely know, Botox® has been used for almost 20 years to weaken certain muscles in the face, which can cause vertical lines between the brows and crow’s … Continue reading

Fat vs Fillers: Which is Best?

Over the past few years, autologous fat grafting (using the patient’s own fat) instead of dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and others, has gained in popularity. At my plastic surgery practice near Chicago, I have chosen not to offer fat transfer because I don’t believe it offers the best value to my patients. The Advantages of Fat Grafting Fat can be used anywhere a filler can be injected. Fat is an excellent filler for pitted acne scars, wrinkles and other “divots” in the skin’s surface. It can be used in place of fillers in the lips, nasolabial folds, marionette … Continue reading

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Giving Back in 2015 Over the years, the heart of our practice has always been about helping others, both in and out of the operating room. 2015 has been no different! So far this year, we’ve participated in numerous charitable activities, with Dr. Galante spearheading the effort. Here are a few highlights we’re proud to share: We Supported Women With Bras in January. That’s right, we sorted, packaged, and delivered bras to underprivileged women in Northwest Indiana, all thanks to your donations!     We Packed Away Hunger in April. Dr. Galante organized a Pack Away Hunger event with the … 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

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 and rhinoplasty top the list of surgical alterations, with microdermabrasion and laser hair removal the most popular non-surgical treatments. Many in this group begin investigating the benefits of Botox®. Indiana patients tend to reflect these national trends. Notwithstanding the budding interest in wrinkle reduction among … 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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