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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

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

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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

    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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