The world of plastic surgery has seen many advances in techniques and available procedures in the past decade, but one of the greatest became available very recently. CoolSculpting, the latest innovation in losing unwanted fat, is steadily growing in popularity in the U.S. and around the globe. Already over 1.5 million treatments have been administered worldwide. Plastic surgery doctors and practices are adopting and offering this amazing technology to their patients, and Basile Plastic Surgery is no exception. [Read more…]
There are many things a patient needs to do to get ready for any plastic surgery procedure, such as getting enough sleep and eating well.
One of the most important things, though, is avoiding smoking in the weeks leading up to the big day.
Cigarettes are common among adults, especially in social and cultural settings, but they also increase a patient’s risk for complications before, during, and after surgery. [Read more…]
Are there areas of your skin that are darker than others? Are any of these areas on your face or neck? Do you find yourself having to wear additional makeup to hide these patches? You may have a skin condition known as hyperpigmentation, in which extra deposits of melanin cause parts of your skin to appear darker. Here at BasileMediSpa, we can help you treat this condition with our customized facial peels. [Read more…]
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures chosen by both men and women. Most are under the impression that an abdominoplasty is a procedure conducted on the entire abdomen. While this is true for the majority of patients, a tummy tuck can be performed on specific regions for a handful of patients who need only those areas targeted. [Read more…]
In the past couple decades, plastic surgery has become mainstream. Patients are able to find information about procedures, doctors, and even other patient experiences with ease.
A major trend that continues to gain traction is traveling for plastic surgery.
People travel near and far to get the procedure they want from the doctor they like best. For patients looking to travel for surgery, here are a few tips on planning the trip. [Read more…]
Being healthy is a lifestyle. Making a commitment to eat right, exercise, and take good care of yourself is hard work and requires sacrifice to yield reward. One of those sacrifices doesn’t have to be living with loose or flabby skin after you’ve lost a great deal of weight. When you lose 100 pounds or more, your body goes through some pretty dramatic changes, including losing tone and contour. Plastic surgery can give you a more defined and shapely body following a major weight loss so you can feel proud to show off your accomplishment. [Read more…]
Eyes are considered to be one the most expressive features on the face. People can tell a lot from your eyes – how you are feeling, your mood, even your opinion. It’s little surprise that you can become self-conscious about your eyes as you age. An eyelift, or blepharoplasty, can lift and tighten the skin around your eyes to make them brighter and younger-looking. What is less commonly known is that an eyelift can also improve your vision by lifting or removing folds of skin that can impede your sight.
The skin around your eyes is extremely thin, making it easy to get wrinkles, dark circles, and puffy areas. This condition can give you a tired appearance or make you appear older than you really are. When you get older, your skin also loses elastin and collagen, which maintain firmness. As a result, your skin may start to loosen and cause your upper and lower eyelids to droop. Drooping upper eyelids can block your vision or make it harder to wear glasses. [Read more…]
There are many reasons that women want to get a breast augmentation. Some are unhappy with their small breasts, some are looking to restore their breasts after childbirth, and some are looking to make their breasts the same size. This condition, known as breast asymmetry, is actually fairly common among women. In fact, one study found that almost 90 percent of women have naturally asymmetrical breasts.
Breasts develop during puberty and sometimes they develop at different rates, which can cause one breast to be one or more cup sizes smaller than the other in adulthood. Breast surgery can restore symmetry to your breasts while also making them aesthetically pleasing. [Read more…]
Breast augmentation is the most requested plastic surgery among women. Last year, nearly 300,000 patients underwent the procedure, an astounding 37 percent increase since the year 2000. Getting larger breasts is not quite as simple as walking into a doctor’s office and saying, “I want this size” though. Choosing the size implant for your breasts requires some serious consideration and basic research. Here are a few tips to help you pick the best size for you. [Read more…]
We all have areas on our bodies that seem impervious to exercise and healthy eating habits. Our upper arms are no exception. Extra pockets of fat and excess or loose skin can create flabby and unattractive arms. This can make us feel self-conscious when wearing short-sleeved shirts, tank tops, bathing suits, or strapless dresses. A surgical arm lift, or brachioplasty, can provide some much needed shaping to your upper arms and give you the confidence to leave them bare.
How Can a Brachioplasty Help Me?
The procedure is similar to a tummy tuck. A plastic surgeon can eliminate those stubborn fat deposits, reduce the amount of excess skin, then tighten and smooth out the remaining skin tissue all in one appointment. After recovery, your arms will look naturally more contoured and toned. [Read more…]