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Heal Faster after Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery patients want to have their procedure and return to work and life quickly. Even non-surgical liquid lift patients may have some recovery. Fortunately, the recovery after plastic surgery can be sped up in certain cases. Cosmetic surgery patients may proactively help heal faster via a variety of natural methods. Be sure, however, to follow the care …

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2.5 years after Upper Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)

Despite the huge popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments (ex. liquid facelift), surgery has not been replaced. Some facial areas still do better with surgery, especially for long-term results. Certain skin conditions, such as skin laxity or loose skin, are also better candidates for surgery. The upper eye area is one region that patients choose surgery commonly. …

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Treating Dark Under Eye Circles and Eye Bags

Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one's attention to this facial area. As a result, we frequently see patients who request cosmetic improvement of their darks under eye circles and lower eye bags. Patients range in age, as cosmetic eyelid treatments are not just for "older" patients. People in their 20's …

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Tips to Hide Plastic Surgery during Recovery

Cosmetic surgery can improve a person's appearance in the long-term. However, patients should also be prepared for the initial appearance after surgery, with anticipated bandages, stitches, bruising, distortion, and swelling. Prepare for a short period of "looking worse" before getting better. It's easier to hide breast augmentation or body liposuction surgery from others, as compared to …

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Can Cosmetic Surgery help you Quit Smoking?

Even with the common knowledge that smoking (and vaping) is bad for your health, quitting smoking is difficult for many people. Recent research suggests that cosmetic surgery may help convince some patients to quit for good, if not at least reduce the smoking habit. Smoking predisposes you to facial aging First, smoking makes you look older. Many …

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Incisions and Approaches in Lower Eyelid Surgery

Puffy lower eyelids and dark circles are common reasons to see a plastic surgeon. Some are born with excess fat or skin, while everyone develops cosmetic changes from natural aging. We've reviewed some options to improve the lower eyelid region, including nonsurgical filler injections for eye bags. Lower eyelid surgery, however, remains the standard for …

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Anesthesia in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Washington DC plastic surgery patients consider many factors when deciding on facial cosmetic surgery, and the type of anesthesia is a frequent question during consultation with a plastic surgeon. The decision on anesthesia is determined by multiple factors, including specific procedure, patient preference, and physician preference. Regardless, safety is always the primary factor. Anesthesia is generally …

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The Photo Gallery: Before and After Photographs in Cosmetic Surgery

The photo gallery of any cosmetic surgery's practice website is the most popular area. Seeing before and after cosmetic surgery photographs is popular for a variety of reasons. Prospective patients want to see potential results with their eyelid or facelift surgery. Washington DC patients enjoy seeing others with rejuvenated necks and eyes and anticipate their own improvements …

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Greater success and improved health after facial cosmetic surgery?

Washington DC patients have many reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery. Patients should express their specific reasons for having cosmetic surgery to their surgeon, but most hope to appear younger and more rested after facial cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons will perform facelift and eyelid surgery with the goal of an improved appearance. But are there additional potential benefits from …

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Cosmetic upper eyelid surgery may modify skin, muscle, and/or fat

Cosmetic surgery of the upper face and eyes is generally considered earlier as compared to the lower face. For many, the eyes show the signs of age first. Wrinkles, loose skin, excess fat, and sagging tissue may create a hooded appearance and smaller eyes. Patients often ask to remove all the excess tissue. However, plastic surgeons carefully modify …

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