Dr. Fata's Plastic Surgery Blog

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana

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January 30, 2009

You would have to be living in a cave not to know that the economy is in bad shape. No one has been spared from this collective pain and in case we forget about it for a minute, someone on the news is there to remind us.

It is therefore only natural to want to get the most out of the money we do spend and "get a good deal", and why should cosmetic surgery be any different? There are certainly deals to be had as plastic surgeons struggle with decreasing patient volume, thus giving birth to the "plastic surgery discount." Some the these opportunities are a genuine recognition of the more limited resources of their patients, and...

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November 06, 2008

It has been widely believed by both plastic surgeons and the non-medical community that breastfeeding is the main cause of later breast sagging, a condition known as breast ptosis. A recent study, which appeared in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (published by the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) , showed results that surprisingly challenged this long-standing belief. The study evaluated 93 women who came to plastic surgeons requesting the procedure of Breast Lift to correct breast sagging (breast ptosis). The results showed...

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September 25, 2007

Every plastic surgeon has a philosophy about how he or she will care for patients and this philosophy will directly affect you the patient. Somewhere in the background of every consultation with a new patient, a plastic surgeon must decide if he will tell the patient what she wants to hear or what she needs to know. If I were to poll any number of plastic surgeons and ask how this issue should be addressed, the answer would be: "Tell her what she needs to know?" After all, it's the only honest thing to do.

Yet every day consultations are being conducted in plastic surgeons' office in which exactly the opposite is occurring. Plastic...

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May 24, 2007

As you probably already know, the FDA approved the return of silicone gel implants for general use for cosmetic breast augmentation this past November. Initially there was some reluctance on the part of our patients to consider this option over saline implants, but over the past few months the number of women choosing silicone has steadily increased. It would therefore seem a good time to pause and share my general impressions regarding the differences between silicone and saline.

My overall impression is that silicone implants are a lot nicer than I expected. They are definitely...

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May 12, 2007

Most of the news and excitement about breast surgery was, as expected, the availability of silicone breast implants. As you probably know, the FDA approved the newly designed silicone breast implants for general use for cosmetic breast augmentation last November. The general consensus was that after a short period of hesitation on the part of the patients, more and more women are requesting silicone implants despite the increase in cost when considering breast augmentation.

Many plastic surgeons were also a little hesitant...

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March 31, 2007

Breast reduction is a procedure that, as its' name implies, reduces the size of breasts that are too large and too heavy. It is performed to relieve the severe back, neck and shoulder pain associated with large, heavy breasts. Ideally a woman will have this surgery before the weight of her breasts cause secondary changes in her spine, such as herniated discs, which cannot be reversed.

Breast reduction is seldom cosmetic because the goal is to relieve pain and it has a very high success rate, a position supported by extensive research and...

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