Dr. Fata's Plastic Surgery Blog

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October 02, 2020

Your initial consultation is your opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions about the treatments that may help you reach your goals. It gives your plastic surgeon an opportunity to provide you with honest answers and useful information that can help you decide if a procedure is right for your needs.

During each consultation, plastic surgeons are presented with a choice: be honest and upfront with the patient or tell the patient what they want to hear. These are not always mutually exclusive. In fact, many times they are the same thing. It is, however, the ethical duty of the surgeon to choose honesty in every...

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August 07, 2020

Breast reduction surgery focuses on the removal of excessive breast tissue and skin, with the goal of producing a better contoured and more complimentary appearance to the entire upper body. In the process, breast reduction surgery can relieve the pain that overly heavy breasts may cause to the neck, back, and shoulders. A smaller and more proportional breast size will also reduce strain on bras, eliminating painful indentations and irritation from straps and underwire.

Am I a Good Breast Reduction Candidate?

Breast reduction surgery addresses heavy, overly large, and pendulous breasts. If...

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July 21, 2020

Breast implants are designed to add volume to the chest, improve breast symmetry, and generally enhance the bust. Some older breast implant models may produce these results for 10 or more years. Newer options, such as form-stable implants, may retain their shape and feel even longer, but no breast implant is meant to last forever.

Signs Your Breast Implants Need to be Replaced

If you have saline breast implants, one of the biggest signs indicating a need for replacement is deflation. Silicone implants do not lose volume as rapidly as saline when ruptured. Slow leaks may need to be detected through...

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July 10, 2020

Mommy makeover surgery focuses on the areas of the body that have been impacted by factors including aging, pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Because every woman responds differently to these things, every mommy makeover is unique.

Which Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

The mommy makeover procedure may include:

Breast Surgery. Breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of the two can address breast symmetry, size, shape, projection, and perkiness Liposuction. Fat removal from the legs, hips, back, arms, neck, and... Read More
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June 08, 2020

Are you happy with the appearance of your skin? Dr. Fata offers a full range of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that are ideal for summertime rejuvenation. If you are dissatisfied with the way age, environment, and genetics have impacted your skin, we welcome an opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns and assess your problem areas, to help you select the treatment that will best meet your needs.

Our Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments available at Renaissance Plastic Surgery include:

Fraxel® Laser Treatments.... Read More
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May 13, 2020

Liposuction is permanent. Once removed, fat cells do not “grow back.” You can, however, gain bulky and form-obscuring weight after liposuction if you don’t take steps to maintain your results.

Does Liposuction Remove Fat?

The sole purpose of liposuction is the removal of fat. Newer liposuction techniques, such as ultrasonic liposuction and laser-guided options, may encourage the skin to tighten as well, though the primary goal of liposuction is the elimination of diet-and-exercise-resistant fat accumulations.

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April 23, 2020
Am I a good candidate for breast implants?

The best candidates for breast implants are women who are:

Over the age of 18 Nonsmokers In good health

Good candidates for this procedure should be dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts and have a full understanding of the benefits and limitations of breast augmentation.

What is recovery like?

Recovery from breast augmentation is an individual experience. By closely following all pre and postoperative directions, you can help to reduce risks and improve your recovery experience.

Most women can...

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April 09, 2020

The Mayo Clinic reports that around 20% of women have their breast implants removed within 10 years, though implants are designed to last for up to 20.  Newer implants, such as the cohesive gel (gummy bear) implant, may last longer and it is entirely possible for even older models to last for a lifetime, but by and large, you can expect to have to replace breast implants every few decades.

Signs of Breast Implant Failure

There are several things that can impact the look and...

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March 05, 2020

Diastasis is the medical term for separation. Recti refers to the rectus abdominis – the vertical muscles most commonly called "abs." Diastasis recti is the separation of these muscles – an issue common during pregnancy or periods of rapid weight gain.

Diastasis recti may produce a bulge or “pooch” in the center of the abdomen. It may also contribute to:

Poor balance and posture Weak core Pelvic floor dysfunction Urine leakage Chronic back pain Hiatal hernia

Diastasis recti may also cause constipation and bloating in some individuals.

Do Core Workouts Treat Diastasis Recti?

Core exercises like crunches, sit-ups, and...

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February 20, 2020

Juvederm is a dermal filler that is used to add volume to the face and lips. The active ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in every tissue and fluid of the body. The primary job of hyaluronic acid is to provide cushion and lubricant in joints and tissue. When concentrated and injected directly into the skin, this same substance has been shown to add volume, eliminating fine lines, reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles, and producing a softer, fuller, and more youthful appearance.

How Does Juvederm Work?

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