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Spring 2015 Newsletter

Enter Our ‘Beautiful Like You’ Contest With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we want to know: What makes your mom or daughter beautiful from the inside out? Celebrate the beautiful women in your life by entering our Beautiful Like You contest for a chance to win our grand prize – a $500 gift certificate for a beauty visit with Dr. Galante. Plus, we’re also giving away incredible second- and third-place prizes – gift certificates to Vanis Salon and Ciao Bella Ristorante! 3 Treatments for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day as a brand-new mom or a … Continue reading

Summer Skin

After this year’s tough winter, all of us at my Indiana plastic surgery practice are delighted to see and feel the signs of spring, knowing that summer isn’t far behind! For most of us, summer brings lots of outdoor activities like swimming, picnicking, camping, working in the garden and going to the park with the kids. While these activities feed the soul they, unfortunately, also feed sun damage, as the sun’s UV rays attack our skin. How the Sun Damages Skin As we age, both collagen and elastin, the building blocks of youthful skin, begin to diminish, causing our skin to lose … Continue reading

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

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    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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