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Maintaining a toned, fit figure is hard work. You can put in countless hours at the gym and eat a healthy diet only to find that your efforts haven’t delivered the results you desire. This is actually quite normal. Our bodies are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain locations, and it’s common for some of these fat deposits to persist in spite of your most diligent workout efforts. In these situations, body contouring solutions can help you put the finishing touches on your fitness routine.
While liposuction has traditionally been the go-to option to eliminate targeted areas of fat, there are an increasing number of minimally invasive…Read Full Post
Gynecomastia is a common condition impacting roughly half of the male population. It results in the development of excessive male breast tissue. If you experience gynecomastia and feel self-conscious about the condition, you may benefit from a male breast reduction procedure.
Just as with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery period after male breast reduction…Read Full Post
If you would like to restore your pre-pregnancy figure, a mommy makeover may be an excellent option for you. A mommy makeover consists of several plastic surgery procedures performed in combination that will address the changes to your body that occur as a result of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. In many instances, a mommy makeover can help you put the finishing touches on your fitness efforts to restore aspects of your figure that cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone.
We’ve created a slide presentation discussing what you can expect before your procedure and during your recovery. We hope this presentation is helpful as you…Read Full Post
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to tone and tighten your midsection. Men and women in all different stages of life seek tummy tucks to give them flatter, slimmer stomachs. If you have one of the five following concerns, this body contouring treatment could be a good option for…Read Full Post
Many women are happy with their breast implants and the confidence that comes with looking their best. However, there are cases where women want their implants removed.
If you're considering breast implant removal, this quiz can help you learn more about the procedure and decide if it's right for you.
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Dr. Richard Lee is a board-certified…Read Full Post
A Word About Breast Implant Illness (BII)
My daughter’s school hosted a father-daughter dance last year. After dinner, they served up a delicious dessert called spumoni. Spumoni is an Italian ice cream made commonly with pistachio. My daughter dutifully asked the server if spumoni had any nuts in it. She was told no. My daughter is quite disciplined about asking if any food item has nuts in it since she has a severe allergy.
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Both facelifts and injectables can help treat the signs of facial aging, but they’re not created equal. While injectables are a non-invasive, temporary treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, a facelift offers lasting results for loose, sagging skin that injectables alone cannot fix. Learn which treatment is best for your needs.
What a Facelift Does
A facelift is a surgical procedure that can treat a wide range of facial and neck aging caused by time and gravity, including:…Read Full Post
Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding will often cause your body to undergo several changes. Unfortunately, these changes often make it challenging to restore the figure you enjoyed prior to having children. Eating well and exercising regularly can have a positive impact on your body’s appearance, but these efforts won’t be able to restore lost breast volume, tighten stretched abdominal muscles or eliminate stretch marks. In order to address these issues, you may need the assistance of plastic surgery.
The infographic below highlights many of the common ways your body will be impacted by the rigors of pregnancy. Dr. Lee offers mommy makeover…Read Full Post
It’s common to find that in spite of your most diligent fitness efforts, you still have a few stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away. This occurs because we are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain areas of the body, and this often may not be where you want this fat to accumulate. Liposuction can be an effective way to eliminate these stubborn pockets of fat in order to achieve the toned, sculpted figure you desire.
One of the most common questions Dr. Lee receives during a liposuction consultation is, “Will the fat cells come back after my procedure?” The good news is that fat cells removed during liposuction will never return.…Read Full Post
Motherhood brings many changes to your life. Most of these changes are joyous, as you get to revel in each milestone your child reaches. Watching your baby crawl, walk, and talk for the first time will put a smile on your face and remind you that the hard work you’re putting in as a mother is truly worthwhile.
However, not all of the changes associated with motherhood are desirable. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding will take a toll on your body, and the sacrifices required while taking care of a baby (you may lack proper sleep, nutrition and exercise for a while) often make it hard to regain your figure. Fortunately, a mommy makeover can help…Read Full Post