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The Skinny on Excisional Liposuction

Did you know that there is a type of liposuction that offers you results that are closer to a tummy tuck than “just” liposuction? It’s called excisional liposuction or liposuction with skin excision. What is Liposuction? Liposuction, although not a weight loss technique, permanently removes fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to exercise and diet. Once removed, the fat cells are gone forever. I routinely perform liposuction in Indiana at my Valparaiso and Schererville plastic surgery practices near Merrillville and Munster. Where Can Liposuction Be Performed? Although liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body, the … Continue reading

Is a Lunchtime Facelift Right for You?

Many of my Indiana plastic surgery patients wish to have an improvement in their facial appearance, but aren’t quite ready for a facelift. For those patients, a Lunchtime Facelift, also known as a Liquid Facelift, can provide improvement that, although temporary, is less expensive than a traditional facelift and has virtually no downtime. It’s often called a “lunchtime” facelift because the entire session can usually be completed over ones lunch hour. What is a Lunchtime Facelift?  A Lunchtime or Liquid Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that involves the injection of dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane and/or Restylane … Continue reading

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also called injection rhinoplasty, is a method to reshape the nose through the use of dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvéderm and others. The benefits of this nose-reshaping technique are that it’s less expensive and has a faster recovery than does traditional, surgical rhinoplasty. While it doesn’t work for everyone, for those with specific nose configurations, it is a viable option. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Addresses These Concerns A nasal bump that can be “hidden” by filling out the area around the bump Grooves, dents or other depressions in the nose A droopy nasal tip A flat nasal bridge A … Continue reading

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

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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

    "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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