Gustavo E. Galante, MD Blog

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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Uncover a New You with Laser Skin Resurfacing

For centuries, men and women have sought methods to reduce or erase the signs of aging. Men wish to maintain the appearance of virility, while women desire that young glow of unblemished, smooth skin. Various lotions and potions abound in stores, all promising a virtual Fountain of Youth for the price of a bottle. A variety …

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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 …

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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 …

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