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What are the Differences Between Full and Mini Tummy Tucks?

woman's slim abdomenA trim and toned midsection is a coveted feature of a shapely, attractive figure. Abdominal exercises, an active lifestyle, and a healthy diet can go a long way in slimming the body, but for some people, these efforts have little to no effect on the waistline. Genetics, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss can make it impossible to achieve a slender abdomen using traditional approaches, and in these cases, a tummy tuck may be the only way to get the results you want. Continue reading

What is the Most Effective Skincare Regimen for Me?

woman smilingEstablishing an effective skincare regimen can seem impossible with so many products, claims, and conflicting messages out there. You may find yourself in a loop of seemingly never-ending questions, like: Are expensive creams and lotions worth it? What type of cleanser is best? How often should I exfoliate? How do I prevent signs of aging? Will a medical skincare treatment improve my skin?

The bottom line is that what is right for your favorite celebrity or your best friend could be completely wrong for you. Beyond that, more is not necessarily better. Overloading your skin with a myriad of products can backfire and cause irritation or breakouts.

To get answers on what your skin needs, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. A skin care assessment is a great way to learn about your skin type and your best options for daily care and medical skincare procedures. Continue reading

How to Get Rid of “Man Boobs”

fit man looking in mirrorThe condition of having enlarged male breasts is known as gynecomastia. Though not uncommon, excess breast tissue in men can cause discomfort and embarrassment.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the amount of tissue, so you can have a flatter, firmer, more masculine chest. In some cases, targeted exercise and weight loss can eliminate the unwanted tissue. In other cases, male breast reduction surgery may be necessary to achieve your desired results. Continue reading