Dr. Fata's Plastic Surgery Blog

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June 06, 2019

BOTOX® has shown to be a powerful treatment for men and women who suffer from chronic migraines. By relaxing muscles that compress nerves, BOTOX® injections act as a preventive treatment, helping to stop migraine headaches before they even occur. Different than acute treatment, BOTOX® for migraines does not work immediately, but most patients report marked improvement in comfort after their second treatment.

Acute treatments for migraine headaches address the symptoms. Preventive treatments address the source. When used as intended, typically on a 12-week schedule, BOTOX® works to...

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May 21, 2019

Labiaplasty is designed to restore comfort and appearance to the vaginal area through a gentle reduction of bulky, loose, and sagging labial tissue. Reasons to consider labiaplasty include:

Discomfort when engaged in physical activity Pain from the twisting or pulling of labial tissue Interference with sexual comfort or climax Aesthetics

Elongated labial tissue can make riding a bike, jogging and running, and even the simple task of walking very uncomfortable and may even result in skin conditions, like a rash or open sore, when persistent. Not all women...

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May 02, 2019

Good candidates for liposuction should be:

Nonsmokers In generally good health Within reach of his or her goal weight Prepared for a surgical operation Able to take time off from work and other obligations to recover Willing to follow pre and postoperative directions

While liposuction will remove some weight, it is a body contouring technique, not a safe or effective method of weight loss. Overweight men and women can still have liposuction, but the results will not be as profound as those that can be achieved by...

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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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