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2015 Plastic Surgery Trends

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is an elective cosmetic surgery procedure to redesign 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 often includes breast augmentation and a tummy …

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New Year: New You?

My plastic surgery society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has forecast the top cosmetic enhancements for 2015. While some of these may apply to you and some may not, it’s exciting to know what’s available! The Cell Phone Photo Trend In the past, people brought their cameras to special events but with the advent …

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