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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 and others. Who Certifies Plastic Surgeons? The American Board of Plastic Surgery, a sub-group of the American Board of Medical Specialties, certifies plastic surgeons. To qualify, the candidate must be a licensed medical doctor who graduated from an accredited medical school and completed a minimum … Continue reading

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 we offer, how the injections are performed, and the results you can expect. Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Go Away Nobody wants wrinkles, that’s a given and you don’t have to live with them! Truth is, the sooner you start treating those pesky signs of aging, the fewer … Continue reading

Liposuction: America’s Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure

Our Chicago area liposuction patients initially see me in consultation at my Indiana plastic surgery practice with lots of questions, naturally. How painful will this be? Can you get rid of the fat here, here and here? How quickly will I see results? Will the fat come back? Of course, as a board certified plastic surgeon in Indiana, I’ve done hundreds, if not thousands, of liposuction procedures and I have the answers to allay their fears and help them to look forward to their final results! Where Can Liposuction Be Performed? Liposuction can, literally, be performed anywhere on the body: the … Continue reading

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, and want a rejuvenated appearance to look as young as they feel on the inside. When men and women in their 70’s visit my plastic surgery in Indiana for a facelift consultation, however, they inevitably ask me if they are “too old” for a facelift. The truth is, we’re … Continue reading

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 of vitamins, as well as exotic ingredients such as gold nanoparticles, caviar, and silk microfibers, have been touted as the pathway to plump, youthful skin but, in reality, there are only a few proven methods to minimize skin wrinkling, and among them is laser skin resurfacing. The Problem … 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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    Community involvement is very important to Dr. Galante and his staff. We regularly participate in local events and non-profit organizations like Breast Oasis. Learn about how we give back.

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