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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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January 08, 2020

New Year, new you? Cliché, sure, but succinct – and a clear rallying cry for men and women who have decided it’s time to move in a different direction.

For many people, the New Year brings with it fresh exercise routines and a renewed commitment to eating healthy. Indeed, taking those two simple steps can have a profound impact on your emotional and physical health. They may not, however, produce the exact results you desire.

Plastic Surgery in the New Year

The number of people seeking cosmetic surgery increases in the first few months of the year. The dark and cold winter months are perfect for snuggling in and taking it...

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November 18, 2019

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) ranges in price depending on factors that are unique to the individual. On average:

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery costs $4,850 Standard Tummy Tuck Surgery costs $6,200 Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery costs $7,200

Because techniques and modifications can alter tummy tuck costs, the best way to get an accurate quote is through a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this visit, be sure to find out what is included in the cost of your procedure to make sure you will not be faced with any unexpected fees or charges.

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September 05, 2019

Mommy makeover surgery combines various breast and body procedures to target the areas most impacted by pregnancy. While each mommy makeover is unique, common combinations during the procedure include:

Breast lift to improve nipple position and remove loose and sagging skin Breast augmentation to restore lost volume and symmetry Tummy... Read More
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August 20, 2019
Pregnancy and the Appearance of the Breasts

Breast augmentation improves the size and shape of the bust, producing a look that is more consistent with natural curves and in-line with individual aesthetic desires. Many things can impact the appearance of the breasts, but few as much as pregnancy and nursing. Because of this if you are planning on having children in the future, it is important to discuss these plans with Dr. Fata before moving forward with your breast augmentation procedure. While future pregnancy plans do not rule you out as a candidate for breast augmentation...

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August 06, 2019

Plastic surgery is intended to improve and enhance various area of the body. When performed well, breast procedures like augmentation and lift, body procedures including tummy tuck and liposuction, and facial procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelift can have a profound impact on the appearance, confidence, and overall happiness of the patient. Performing these things well, however, is not something that is easy to do.  

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