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Why Do I Need to Work Out after Plastic Surgery?

April 06, 2020

woman exercising on the beach after under going plastic surgeryPlastic surgery requires a significant investment in time, energy and money. The overwhelming majority of patients feel their efforts and money are well spent. That being said, it’s important to live an active, healthy lifestyle after plastic surgery to ensure you get the best return on your…

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Your Guide to Breast Augmentation

March 16, 2020

If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s important to understand every aspect of the procedure before moving forward. The more information you have regarding your options, the more likely you are to achieve your desired outcome.

We’ve created the following slide presentation to educate you about several important aspects of breast augmentation. Dr. Lee will discuss the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have during your initial consultation.

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Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting

March 03, 2020

There are a variety of minimally invasive, nonsurgical body contouring solutions available that get rid of unwanted fat. Two of the most popular options are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting. While these treatments address many of the same issues, there are significant differences in them. It’s important to understand how each of these procedures works in order to determine which one will be right for you.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a nonsurgical body contouring solution that simultaneously burns fat while building muscle. It utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to trigger a series of rapid, vigorous muscle contractions…

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5 Stages of Healing after Breast Augmentation

January 28, 2020

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of women experience the life-changing benefits associated with an improved breast appearance.

Before moving forward with your procedure, it’s important to understand what to expect during every stage of the process. Breast augmentation is major surgery, and there is a significant recovery period. While the overwhelming majority of women find that it’s worth undergoing this lengthy healing process, you should be aware of the road to recovery that lies ahead of you.

Stage 1: The Day of Your Surgery…

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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 weight (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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