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Medical Tourism Update

According to a recent article at Bloomberg.com, duty-free shopping is no longer limited to perfumes, alcohol and cigarettes in South Korea, which has expanded the list of non-taxable tourist purchases to include breast augmentations, facelifts and other elective aesthetic procedures. Further, tourists will enjoy a 10% rebate of the amount paid for their procedures. This tactic follows on the heels of the MERS epidemic that decimated 2015 summer tourism in South Korea. Although Hong Kong and Taiwan fared much worse, losing almost 80% of tourists as a result of the MERS outbreak, only South Korea has taken steps to foster a dramatic influx of tourists … Continue reading

The “Right” Age For Botox®

Here at my plastic surgery practice in Indiana, Botox® patients usually start using this wonder-injectable in their 40’s or older. They want to eliminate the ever-increasing fine lines and wrinkles that are an unwanted symbol of aging. While Botox® does eliminate these wrinkles and folds after they’ve developed, by injecting sooner, you can keep them from appearing in the first place! What is Botox®? Since botulinum toxin was first identified in 1895, medical researchers have continued to find uses for this paralytic agent. Purified botulinum A toxin is used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, tension headaches, teeth grinding, excessive sweating, … Continue reading

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Thank You for Voting Us ‘The Best Cosmetic Surgery Center’ Thank you for voting us ‘The Best Cosmetic Surgery Center’! That’s right, our practice is thrilled to have once again been voted Best of the Region for the Beauty and Wellness category by The Times of Northwest Indiana. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in the area, and, it means even more knowing that it is an award voted on by you, members of our local community. When it comes to our patients and giving back in Valparaiso, Schererville, Crown Point, and … Continue reading

Breast Asymmetry

Did you know that nearly 90% of women have one breast that’s larger than the other? It’s called breast asymmetry and, as you can see, it’s quite common. In some women, the difference is so slight that you can barely tell but, for others, the difference can be a full bra size or more, causing social and sexual embarrassment, difficulty finding bras and blouses that fit, and low self-esteem. If your breasts as asymmetric and you’re looking for options for correction, I can help you. During your private consultation at my Valparaiso or Schererville plastic surgery office, I will assess … Continue reading

Latisse vs. Lash Extensions

Do you want longer, thicker lashes? In addition to false lashes and ample applications of mascara, there are two more options for thick, long lashes: lash extensions and Latisse. Lash extensions have become the rage over the past few years. Local salons and “eyelash extension” establishments offer a range of lengths and colors. Initial application takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours, and “fills” (maintenance/reapplication) require about 45 minutes to an hour in the technician’s chair about every 3-4 weeks. Result: long, dark, thick lashes. Since Latisse was approved by the FDA in 2006, it has effectively lengthened, darkened and thickened the lashes of … 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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    Dina's Tummy Tuck

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