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A Brief History of Facelifts: More Than a Century of Refinements

Facelifts may seem like a relatively recent “invention,” but actually, they’ve been around for decades. In fact, the first facelift-type surgery was performed back in 1901 in Germany, when surgeon Eugen Hollander performed a modified procedure on a Polish patient who wanted her cheeks and mouth “lifted.” A few years later, the first book on […]

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Facelift Surgery in a Nutshell: What You Should Know

Are you considering facelift surgery? You’re in good company. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that in 2016, more than 131,000 women and men had facelift surgery to banish wrinkles and tighten sagging skin. But what causes facial aging in the first place, and how do facelifts “work” to reverse these signs?   Facial […]

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An Overview of Face Lift Surgery

Face lifts are among the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women in the country. There are many reasons why your face may show signs of aging as early as your thirties. Stress, UV rays from the sun, genetics, contaminants in your environment, alcohol, smoking, and gravity all play a role in the […]

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Recovery from Rhinoplasty (Aesthetic Nasal Surgery)

Here are some tips for your recovery period to make it much easier. Elevate your head at all times to keep swelling to a minimum. Apply ice bags to your eyes and cheeks as much as possible for the first 48 hours after the rhinoplasty. However, make sure not to get the nasal cast wet […]

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How Rhinoplasty Surgery Works and What to Expect

On the day of surgery, you will go to the surgery center where you are having the procedure done. There, you will be checked in by the nursing staff. This process consists of you filling out several forms asking for an emergency contact number, current information, and any new pertinent medical information. A member of […]

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Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery (Aesthetic Nose Surgery, aka “Nose Job”)

At your pre-surgical consultation that usually takes place two weeks before your actual surgery, you will receive an information packet that explains everything you should do and know before and after your rhinoplasty surgery. It will include information on where the surgery will take place, what time it will take place, and what time you […]

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An Overview of Rhinoplasty (aka “Nose Job” or Surgery to Reshape the Nose)

A rhinoplasty (also known by many as a “nose job”) is a surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During the […]

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Other X Factors That Can Influence Fat Tissue Health and Shape, Part 2: Life Changes

For both men and women, hormone levels change throughout the lifespan. Puberty and aging affect the hormones of both sexes, as well as pregnancy and menopause for women. And fluctuations in hormone levels, in turn, affect where and how our bodies store fat. Hormones such as leptin, insulin and ghrelin affect fat storage throughout the […]

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Other X Factors That Can Influence Fat Tissue Health and Shape, Part 1: Medication

After liposuction, it’s common for patients to focus on preventing the regrowth of fat. Understandably, you want the results to last, and you don’t want to start battling fat deposits in new areas of your body. While you can influence your body’s overall health, including its fat deposits, through attention to diet and exercise, there […]

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The Right Diet to Follow After Surgery? Part 2: Advice for Your “Un-Diet”

The mechanisms by which each human body manufactures, stores, and burns fat are complex, unique, and governed by genetics. While your diet and exercise choices contribute to your health, they don’t change your genes. So how much power do you have to control your body’s fat after your liposuction? The good news is that there […]

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