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Hand Rejuvenation

While many men and women focus their anti-aging treatments and procedures on the face and neck, our hands often give away our age! Look at your hands—right now. Do they give away your age? Fortunately, making your hands look younger is pretty standard procedure here at my NW Indiana plastic surgery practice. Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation Radiesse® is a dermal filler most often used to smooth facial wrinkles, and has become the gold standard to increase volume in the back of the hands, instantly giving a softer and more youthful appearance. Composed of minute calcium microspheres (similar to the minerals … 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

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Warmest Wishes to You and Yours With the holidays upon us, we want to take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude for your warmth and support over this past year. You are the reason our plastic surgery practice continues to thrive in Northwest Indiana. May your holiday season and New Year be filled with happiness, health, and success. We look forward to spending another beautiful year with you. See you in 2016! – Dr. Galante Gorgeous & Hydrated Winter Skin This season, combatting the effects of dry skin is simple with SkinMedica® Dermal Repair. This luxurious, ultra-rich moisturizer helps … Continue reading

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


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...about their positive experiences with Dr. Gus Galante as their plastic surgeon. As they take the time to share via online review sites, we take the time to read them and post them, in their own words, on our Patient Reviews page.

  • Real Patient Stories

    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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