The transgender female-to-male mastectomy may not be a new procedure, but significant strides have been made to provide increasingly natural-looking results that match the anatomic details and characteristics of natural born males.
It’s not often that you hear a world-class surgeon talk about the importance of reexamining plastic surgery techniques to provide patients with even better results. Yet, that’s exactly what Dr. James Grotting does to ensure he delivers the highest quality results in the safest and least-invasive ways.
The fact that you are reading an article on this topic is a testament to the innovation of plastic surgeons like Dr. Jennifer Walden who continually search for ways to bring satisfaction and healing to both women and men in her practice.
Dr. Paul Zwiebel—a board-certified plastic surgeon with a long history of transforming bodies and lives—has a message for moms who feel self-conscious about their post-pregnancy bodies: Don’t be ashamed to ask for help getting back your pre-baby body!
In the past, women considering breast implants were faced with a difficult choice: Did they want the safety and peace of mind that came with less-attractive saline implants or the realistic look and feel of more risky silicone gel implants?
The end goal for facelift patients is typically very straightforward—look younger without looking fake. Still, even with significant advances in surgical techniques, many people shy away from the surgery because they don’t trust that the results will match their expectations.
Think about this. Before 1992, botulinum toxin A (which would later come to be known simply as BOTOX) was primarily used to treat eye muscle hyperactivity. Then a doctor by the name of Alastair Carruthers and his wife Jean reported it might be useful for cosmetic purposes. Little did they know just how right they would be.
It’s not hard to get excited about anti-aging techniques when you speak with Dr. Steven Cohen. His deep understanding and passion about the latest scientific advancements and how they are transforming lives are contagious.
Judging from the rise in popularity of face-changing apps like Snapchat, FaceApp and Face Changer, people sure do love to see how they look with some subtle facial adjustments. But those changes aren’t real…once the app closes, the changes disappear.
Form and function are hallmarks of great design. Architects study it. Website designers strive for it. Home builders, engineers, and even cell phone developers live by it. Plastic surgeons, too, seek to strike a perfect balance between these two complementary ideas.
Numerous studies reveal that eyes are the most attractive facial feature to both men and women. Yet—with wrinkles, bags, form lines, crow’s feet, and sagging skin—it seems like Mother Nature and Father Time are teaming up to prove this research wrong.
The term “nose job” is so commonplace and widely-recognized today that many believe just any doctor with a “plastic surgeon” sign can successfully and safely recreate a beautiful nose. This just isn’t true.
Most of us wouldn’t trade a life well-lived for anything. But family trips to the beach, charity walks, health complications we’ve overcome, and other events that make us who we are can etch themselves on our faces.
Anyone with back pain knows how it can negatively impact their quality of life. From getting out of bed to putting on socks or shoes, sitting at a desk or standing at the water cooler, the pain is always there. It’s more than frustrating; it’s debilitating.
In years past, spinal fusion was the best surgical option for patients with a herniated cervical disc—the primary cause of the intense neck pain, as well as headaches, shoulder and arm pain, muscle weakness between the shoulder and hand, and tingling in the arm and fingers. Today, however, more patients are benefiting from artificial cervical disc replacement.
Years ago, the phrase “spine surgery” would send shivers down…well…the spine. In recent years, however, technological advances have progressed so far that many back conditions can be treated with procedures that deliver excellent results through much smaller incisions with less risk.
Ouch! You’ve broken your wrist – probably from a fall, sports injury or other accident – and now you’re at the ER, where doctors will likely set the fractured bone back in place manually and send you home in a cast.
Age certainly isn’t kind to our eyesight … especially once we hit our 40s. That’s when many of us begin to have difficulty with our up-close vision—and head to the local drug store to pick out multiple pairs of reading glasses.
Tired of wearing glasses and contacts? Prefer to wake up seeing everything picture perfectly? Want to toss your reading glasses in the garbage? If you are over 40 and have been told that everyone must wear glasses eventually, forget it. Get ready to see clearly now thanks to procedures that can correct your vision and make your glasses a thing of the past, like the pet rock.
Each year, millions upon millions of Americans choose to have cataract surgery. And with good reason… the surgery is a wonderful way to improve a patient’s eyesight and, in most cases, reduce their dependency on glasses.
Despite the immense number of cataract surgeries performed each year—about 4 million in the United States alone—there is still confusion about laser-assisted cataract surgery and a lack of clarity around its benefits.
If you know someone dealing with chronic joint pain, get ready to be their hero because the information you’re reading about Regenerative Injection Therapies, commonly referred to as stem cell therapies, could considerably improve their way of life.