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Center For Plastic Surgery Blog

Deciding Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction for a Flatter Midsection

A flatter, firmer, and well-toned midsection is of the most common cosmetic goals of men and women who visit us here at our Highlands plastic surgery clinic. Majority of these patients have done their homework and have looked for information online regarding procedures that can possibly help them achieve such goals. During the initial consultation, Read the Rest   ▶

 

Will Fat Come Back After Liposuction?

Liposuction was 2013’s most popular procedure in plastic surgery! According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction went up by 16.3 percent last year from that of 2012. Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, we have observed a similar trend as more men and women are showing keen interest in the Read the Rest   ▶

 

Bill empowering FDA on sunscreen ingredients gets House panel nod.

The FDA has been very slow in approving new sunscreen ingredients and in informing the public the importance of wearing on a daily basis a sunscreen that blocks UVA. They did, as of 1 and a half years ago, require sunscreen makers to label whether they block UVA, the rays that cause skin cancer and Read the Rest   ▶

 

Want Instant Results From Fillers? Try Radiesse!

A combination of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin provides support and suppleness that is responsible for naturally youthful skin. Too little of the aforementioned substances will most likely lead to volume loss, resulting to the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, men and women seek Read the Rest   ▶

 

How to Avoid Rippling After Having Breast Implants

Although a lot of women all over the world have benefited greatly from breast implants, it has also its own set of possible risks and complications, one of which is rippling. Here at our North Carolina breast enhancement surgery practice, breast implant rippling or wrinkling is one of the most common concerns of women who Read the Rest   ▶

 

Liposuction safety

Reuters (5/29, Doyle) reports that several Maryland and Delaware weight loss clinics may have infected patrons with A Streptococcus because of substandard infection control. All infected patients underwent liposuction at the same medical spa chain that was not subject to state regulation. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was notified at the time Read the Rest   ▶

 

Tanning salon associated with higher rates of melanoma.

Because tanning beds use UVA light that,when natural, has been associated with skin cancer including melanoma, we at the Center for Plastic Surgery have been preaching avoidance for many years. Now there is enough evidence that tanning beds cause cancer that the fact is making it into the non-medical media. Reuters (5/29, Seaman) reports on Read the Rest   ▶

 

Cognitive engagement, intellectual activities may stave off dementia.

The Los Angeles Times (6/24, Healy) “Science Now” blog reports that in people “at higher genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, completing more school and going on to a lifetime of mentally challenging work and leisurely pursuits can delay the onset of dementia by close to nine years,” according to a study published June 23 Read the Rest   ▶

 

3 Most Important Steps to Take Before Deciding on Plastic Surgery

There are hundreds of guides out there on how to prepare for plastic surgery — from quitting smoking to making sure that you have your prescriptions filled. While all those guides can prove to be very helpful on your end, we would like to emphasize here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice the 3 Read the Rest   ▶

 

Why Dr. Buchanan in Macon and Jackson Counties?

When someone is considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure in Macon or Jackson County, they are often referred to Dr. Buchanan, and with good reason! When considering a procedure as risky as cosmetic surgery, it’s important to fully trust your doctor. Dr. Buchanan not only has a long history of satisfied patients, he is also a Read the Rest   ▶