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When Can I Resume Exercise after Breast Surgery?

December 23, 2019

Rest is crucial in the early stages of your recovery from breast surgery, and it will take some time before you can resume exercising. Most women are able to begin cardio activities after about a month, but it often takes at least six weeks, and sometimes longer, before chest exercises and heavy lifting is safe.

That being said, every woman heals at a different rate after breast surgery, and the timeline for resuming exercise will largely depend on how quickly you heal. There are several factors which will dictate the specific length of time you will need to take off before starting to exercise again. These include:

  • The type of breast…
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5 Reasons the Holidays Are a Great Time for Plastic Surgery

December 02, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and while we’re sure you’re busy finding the perfect gifts for your family and planning holiday parties, this is also a great time to give yourself the gift of that plastic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic treatment you’ve been thinking about. Here are 5 reasons the holiday season is a great time to have plastic surgery. 

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Most Popular Body Contouring Procedures

October 31, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the most popular body contouring procedures are? We’ve created the following infographic to highlight the most commonly performed procedures over the last year. It’s not all that shocking to see treatments such as liposuction and tummy tuck at the top of the list, but some of the other most popular procedures may surprise you.

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Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures by Gender

August 28, 2019

While women still make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, the number of men seeking cosmetic treatments has been steadily increasing in recent years. Often, men choose facial plastic surgery procedures to either reverse the signs of aging or to improve a particular facial feature.

The infographic below illustrates which facial plastic surgery procedures are most popular for men and which are most popular for women. You can learn more about your desired procedure and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Lee in person.

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5 Steps to Take Before Revision Rhinoplasty

August 26, 2019

It can be extremely frustrating to achieve an unsatisfactory outcome from a rhinoplasty, especially due to the significant recovery time and cost associated with the procedure. In some instances, this unsatisfactory outcome may be related to aesthetic results that missed the mark. In other cases, it may be due to the development of breathing problems or other functional issues after surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with this poor outcome. Dr. Richard Lee can perform revision rhinoplasty to correct the problems associated with your initial procedure.

Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of experience performing…

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Can Breast Augmentation Cause Weight Gain?

July 31, 2019

It’s common to gain a small amount of wait (up to 5 pounds) immediately after breast augmentation. A small percentage of this is due to the weight of the implants. However, your breast implants rarely weigh more than 1-2 pounds, so the rest of this weight gain is due to other factors associated with your surgery. The good news is that this weight gain is typically temporary and should resolve within a few months as you heal and resume a normal routine.

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8 Plastic Surgery Myths Debunked

July 25, 2019

Plastic surgery is growing in popularity every year. While there is a wealth of information available regarding cosmetic procedures, not everything you hear is accurate. View our slide presentation below to discover the truth behind 8 common plastic surgery myths.

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The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

June 27, 2019

If you’re considering plastic surgery, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make involves choosing the surgeon you work with. When performed by a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, cosmetic procedures are very safe and deliver beautiful results. However, you significantly increase your risk of a poor outcome and/or serious complications when you work with an inexperienced doctor.

The infographic below provides an overview of the reasons why it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Richard Lee is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and…

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What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

May 29, 2019

Pregnancy, nursing, and the daily demands of being a mother can make it difficult to get your pre-pregnancy figure back. Even if you can make time to exercise and eat right, some physical changes to your body can’t be reversed with healthy lifestyle alone.

If you are healthy overall and have achieved a stable body weight, but have plateaued with seeing improvements in your figure after pregnancy, it may be time for a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Richard Lee.

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Is Emsculpt® Right for Me?

May 16, 2019

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…

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