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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

Winter 2015 Newsletter

The Perfect Time for a Toned Tummy Winter weather is here in Indiana, and it’s the perfect time to cuddle up in sweaters and scarves while you work on a flatter, more sculpted abdomen – after all, this is the most popular time for plastic surgery procedures. If you’ve been eating healthy and staying active but are still not satisfied with a sagging and protruding abdomen, a tummy tuck could be the key before the warmer months come back around. Here are some quick facts about this treatment: Who’s a good candidate: At our Indiana practice, a tummy tuck, or … Continue reading

Eyes: The Window to the Soul

William Shakespeare said it first: “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Scientists have actually validated this in revealing personality traits and mood. Our eyes give a message to others when we’re happy or sad, defeated or purposeful, and when we’re frightened. Some of us have eyes that give the wrong message–drooping in the brow or upper lid can give the message that you’re tired or angry even when you aren’t. If you happen to be one of those people, I have several ways to open up your eyes to reveal a younger you. Causes of Drooping Upper Eyelids Besides medical conditions … Continue reading

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure to re-design a woman’s breasts and tummy. It treats sagging and/or deflated breasts, tightens the abdominal muscles, and jettisons excess drooping skin and tissues in the abdomen, while simultaneously eliminating most, if not all, stretch marks. This combination procedure includes a breast enhancement (breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction), and a tummy tuck. Depending on the woman’s needs, liposuction may also be performed. Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is an adult woman who desires firmer, uplifted breasts and a flatter abdomen. It’s … 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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