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reasons to get cosmetic surgery

Top Reasons To Get Cosmetic Surgery

People consider plastic surgery for many reasons. Some want to change features that are not flattering, others may be lucky enough to possess aesthetically pleasing physical attributes, but find that over time these assets are subject to the harsh aging process, or to pregnancy, illness and even stress. There are a lot of reasons to get cosmetic surgery. Getting older isn’t for the faint of heart: the consequences of aging can actually be tougher on those who are initially better […]

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neck lift surgery - when is the right time?

When Is The Right Time For Neck Lift Surgery?

Will a neck lift while I’m younger keep my neck from looking like my mom’s? Is there such a thing as “preventative maintenance”? When is the right time for neck lift surgery? These are all great questions I hear often from my patients. The neck is an area of strategic importance during the aging process. It is often one of the first areas that reveal signs of aging—neck bands, fullness of the neck angle and wrinkled skin. Think of the […]

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fillers or a face lift - which is the best option

Fillers Or A Face Lift? What Is The Best Option For Me?

Who is the best candidate for a face lift or fillers? The gold standard procedure for facial rejuvenation has always been a facelift. In the past decade, the introduction of injectable fillers has ushered in a new alternative for facial rejuvenation. These fillers are characterized by a high success rate and few complications. However, they are not ideal for every patient. The purpose of this blog is to help determine who the best candidates are for either solution. Younger candidates […]

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The Ideal Candidate For A Breast Augmentation Is A Woman Who Doesn’t Need One

To the average person, this doesn’t seem to make sense, but it’s true. The ideal candidate for a breast augmentation is often a woman who doesn’t need one. As an experienced plastic surgeon, I’d like to offer my wisdom on one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed worldwide. The breast augmentation procedure has proven reliable, the safety profile of breast implants is acceptable for many women and the results are gratifying, if not life altering in many positive […]

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Facelift Recovery – What To Expect and How To Get The Best Results

What can you expect for recovery after a facelift? On thing for sure, at Westlake Plastic Surgery, we always give flowers afterwards! This is one of my facelift patients, who, in the comfort of her home, is recovering nicely just six days after surgery. This is a critical point in the recovery timeline because depression or frustration can start to set in. Not only does facelift recovery often take longer than anticipated, but it involves a sensitive part of your […]

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diversity in plastic surgery

Men, Women, And Everyone In Between – Diversity In Plastic Surgery

I take great pride in having a practice that celebrates the diversity in plastic surgery. Because of this diversity, I learn just as much from my patients as they do from me. I’ve seen men, women, and everyone in between. With every person that steps through my door, I become that much better at relating with the next. One of the more common patient profiles I see is that of undiagnosed gynecomastia. A young man recently came to my office […]

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