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April 18, 2019

There is a lot of information about skin care and aging on the internet. Some of it is pretty good. Some of it is pretty bad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which type of article or blog you’re reading. Unfortunately, much of the advice and information that masquerades as fact can actually cause damage – through ineffective protection from harmful UV rays, poor-quality ingredients, unethical/unsustainable production methods, and much more – making it important that you trust your source of information about skin care and aging.

Below, we tackle some of the most common myths about healthy skin as you age. If you have questions about...

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April 04, 2019

Breast augmentation with implants will require an incision. Common breast augmentation incision options include around the nipple, in the crease between breast and chest, in the armpit, or in the belly button, all areas with features, such as skin tone variation or natural folds, which allow the incisions to be obscured.

Of course, the two options that don’t involve incisions on or underneath the breasts will eliminate the risk of scarring in that area entirely and reduce the risk of visible scarring at all. The tradeoff is fairly unfavorable, however, as the distance...

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March 04, 2019

The traditional liposuction technique, pioneered in 1974, uses a cannula attached to a suction machine to remove stubborn fat deposits from the body. This technique may require general anesthesia for patient comfort and, because there are no assists, such as ultrasound or laser energy, greater force is often needed to loosen and remove fat.

The tumescent liposuction technique, also known as the wet technique, uses a medical solution containing xylocaine and epinephrine to prepare the surgical area. This...

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February 20, 2019

Initial recovery from breast augmentation can take weeks. In some cases, work, social and/or family obligations have to be placed on hold for more than a month while the body recovers from breast enlargement.

Understanding that most women do not have the luxury of taking several days off following breast implant placement, Dr. Joseph Fata was one of the first Indianapolis plastic surgeons to offer the 24-Hour Breast Augmentation Recovery Program - a method that reduces pain and swelling, speeds the rate of healing, and helps women get on with their...

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January 15, 2019

How much do you know about plastic surgery? Take our short quiz to find out. If you are interested in learning more, call our office at 317-575-9152 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph Fata, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience.

Dr. Fata offers a range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments that can be used alone or in combination to create the firm, youthful, and attractive appearances our patients deserve. If you have been considering a cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to call our office for a consultation today.

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January 03, 2019

Abnormally large breasts (breast hypertrophy) is a serious medical condition that can result in physical and emotional discomforts including:

Persistent breast pain Neck, back, and shoulder pain Redness/skin irritation underneath the breasts Open sores, infection, or abscesses

Women struggling with overly large breasts may also suffer from painful indentations and skin irritation in the shoulders from bra straps and face postural changes as weight on the front of the body gradually rounds the spine. A loss of nipple sensation is also possible in women suffering from breast hypertrophy.

Dr. Joseph Fata understands that many...

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December 06, 2018

Breast lift surgery is designed to lift sagging breast tissue for a perkier, firmer, and more youthful appearance. Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata was one of the first in the area to offer the short-scar breast lift technique. This technique requires only a small incision be made next to the nipple and is ideal for women with mild breast sagging.

For more pronounced tissue sagging, incisions may need to extend around the nipple and, when needed, vertically from nipple to breast crease. During your initial consultation, it will be determined which option will produce the best results.

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October 10, 2018

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and produce a more youthfully appealing look. While sometimes referred to as facial fillers, “facial” is too limiting. Many of the injectable fillers offered by Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can produce stunning results in other parts of the body, including hands and decolletage, to provide a smooth and healthy-looking appearance.

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Many day spas and “medical spas” offer injectable fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane. At these locations, dermal...

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October 02, 2018

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to remove excess fat and unwanted skin from the midsection. During a full tummy tuck procedure, Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata will also reattach separated stomach muscles (diastasis recti) to further draw in the waist and to help prevent medical issues such as herniation.

The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are men and women who are close to their goal weight. Abdominoplasty will remove stubborn fat deposits and trim excessive skin to restore...

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September 05, 2018

You must be at least 18 years old to undergo breast augmentation with saline implants at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. For silicone breast implants, the FDA requires you be at least 22 years old. There is no upper age limit for this procedure.

Many women continue to develop into their early 20s - some developing well into their mid to late 20s - and it may be a good idea to postpone breast enhancement until that time. The best way to determine if now is the right time for your breast augmentation procedure is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr....

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