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Cosmetic Medicine
What is a Liquid Facelift?
Feb 8, 2018 By Foad Nahai, MD, FACS

A facelift without surgery? A “liquid facelift” may sound like a dream, but it’s a real. Simply put, it’s a nonsurgical facelift. So, if you’re bothered by signs of aging, but aren’t quite ready to make the jump to cosmetic surgery, this may be your answer.

How Injections and Fillers Can Give You a Whole New Look

As you age, your skin loses elasticity and volume. This can cause sagging skin, hollowed eyes, and wrinkles. With the availability of injectables and dermal fillers, surgery is no longer the only option for combating these common signs of aging.

Injectables

Repetitive movements, like smiling or furrowing your brow, eventually create wrinkles. Injectables are used to relax and limit the movement of specific facial muscles that are responsible for wrinkles. Injectibles are commonly used to temporarily soften or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the forehead and [...]

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Treatment Options to Get Rid of a Double Chin
Jan 25, 2018 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

Double chins go by many names, and some of them sound pretty funny. Whether you call it a turkey neck, wattle or something else, one thing is certain—there’s nothing fun about having one. So first of all, let’s start with ‘what is a double chin’, really? Primarily, it means that there are fatty deposits in the central area of the neck starting on the underside of the jaw bone going downward. Generally the fat is just in the middle of the neck, but sometimes it goes more widely from side to side. Because the fat pushes the skin outward, it creates a change in the normally sharp angle between the underside of the chin and the neck when looking from the side. Typically, it looks worse when someone is looking down, or bending their neck downward. In order to address a double chin, it means we need to reduce the fat in this area. Today, there are more options than ever [...]

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Low Down Time, High Impact Plastic Surgery Procedures
Jan 9, 2018 By Dr. Anita Sethna

Plastic surgery no longer means heavily wrapped faces and weeks of recovery while you hide away in your home. Today, you can choose from a wide range of procedures to help you get the results you want—and get back to the life and activities you love quickly. If you are looking to refresh your appearance in the New Year, Emory Aesthetic Center has low downtime, high impact plastic surgery options to help you look your best.

Facial Peels

Performed in a spa setting so you can relax and enjoy the experience, mild facial peels offer an opportunity to refresh and brighten your skin with very little redness or discomfort. Medium or deeper peels can target scarring, lighten dark spots and even tighten skin. But these peels can make your skin a little red, so be sure to talk to your doctor about your activity calendar.

In-Office Procedures

In-office procedures, such as [...]

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Four Ways to Remove Tummy Fat
Dec 19, 2017 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

One of the most common questions we get about cosmetic surgery is “What is the best way to remove tummy fat?” But there isn’t an easy answer. The truth is that it’s different for everyone. Fortunately, there are many different ways you can effectively slim down your waistline, including diet and exercise, CoolSculpting, liposuction and tummy tuck.

Diet and Exercise

If you’re reading this, chances are you already tried diet and exercise. Research suggests that eating certain foods, and avoiding others, can help you lose belly fat and avoid packing it on in the first place. Here are a few tips:
  • Avoid sugar
  • Eat more protein
  • Cut carbs
  • Eat more fiber
Keep in mind that not all exercise programs are created equally when it comes to removing belly fat. Aerobic exercise – activities that get your heart pumping, like running, swimming, walking or biking – are [...]

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Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants: Which Do I Need?
Nov 29, 2017 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

You may know that you’re not happy with the appearance of your breasts, but do you know exactly what you need to get the results you want? How do you know whether you need a breast lift (mastopexy) or breast implants (breast augmentation)?

Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can use to determine which procedure, or procedures, is right for you. The first step is having a clear picture of what you want. The second, and perhaps most important step, is choosing a plastic surgeon you can trust, and communicating that picture effectively.

Aesthetics of the Breast

There are many factors that can affect the aesthetics of the breast. Here are a few that are important for your cosmetic surgeon to consider, and for you to understand, before making a decision about your treatment plan:

Skin vs. Volume

Think of your breast as being composed of two parts: an "envelope,"

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Planning Cosmetic Surgery in Time for the Holidays
Nov 16, 2017 By Dr. Anita Sethna

Holiday Plastic SurgeryHoliday gatherings, office parties and catching up with old friends are all a part of what makes the holidays so much fun. But if you’re not feeling good about how you look, these activities can also be a part of what makes the season stressful. You may be thinking, “I don’t feel older, why do I look it?” Or maybe you’re simply dreading all of the photo opportunities with friends and family.

Whatever your specific situation, if you feel your outward appearance doesn’t reflect how great you feel on the inside, maybe it’s time to consider a cosmetic procedure.

Will I Be Fully Recovered Before the Festivities Begin?

If you’re thinking about having a cosmetic procedure, talk to a cosmetic surgeon to discuss your options. Be sure you’re clear about the results you want and the timeframe you’re working within. Ask specifically about when any bruising or swelling

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Which Type of Liposuction Is Best?
Oct 26, 2017 By Vincent Zubowicz, MD

types of liposuctionLiposuction is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat from specific areas of your body. Everyone is different, and it can be difficult to know which liposuction technique is appropriate for you. Liposuction may be right for you if you:

  • Are at or near your desired weight
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have certain areas that are out of proportion with the rest of your body, and are not improved with diet and exercise

Types of Liposuction Procedures

While everyone has heard of liposuction, many may not know there are actually several different techniques available to help you achieve your desired results. Regardless of technique, in most cases, the fat is prepared for removal by inflating it with a balanced saltwater solution that often contains lidocaine for pain relief and epinephrine to minimize bruising. This instillation of fluid is referred to as the [...]

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Choosing a Cosmetic Surgery Center
Oct 11, 2017 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

View of Emory Aesthetic Center Building EntranceWhy Choose Emory Aesthetic Center? If you've been thinking about cosmetic surgery, you probably have a lot of questions like "Why choose Emory Aesthetic Center." "How do I find the right doctor for me?" "How do I know it will be safe?" "What kind of procedure do I need?" Then, like most people, you’ll likely turn to the internet for answers. But is the information accurate? Who and what can you believe?

Emory Healthcare: A Name You Can Trust

Emory Healthcare is the region's most comprehensive academic healthcare system. It’s home to highly-regarded doctors who conduct innovative research and are ranked among the top for patient care. But is Emory the right place for cosmetic surgery? Absolutely. With an aesthetic center dedicated solely to surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, how could you go wrong?

Specialized Cosmetic Surgery Team

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How Botox® Works
Sep 26, 2017 By Dr. Anita Sethna

botox checking eyes imageBy now, we’ve all heard about Botox – one of the most widely-used nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S. Men and women alike are turning to Botox to get rid of frown lines and crow’s feet for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Millions of treatments are performed every year and the satisfaction ratings are high. If you’re thinking about getting Botox, read more to learn how it works and what you can expect if you have Botox injections.

 What Is Botox and how does it work?

Over time, normal, repetitive facial movements like laughing, smiling or furrowing your brow can cause permanent wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be injected directly into small muscle groups of your face to reduce, and sometimes eliminate those wrinkles. These toxins stop the normal chemical transmission between nerves and muscles; causing temporary paralysis of the targeted muscles and [...]

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Optimize Scars from Plastic Surgery
Sep 13, 2017 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

optimize scarsIf you’re considering plastic surgery, you’ve probably thought about potential scarring. Maybe you have scars that haven’t healed well, or maybe you’ve seen pictures, and worry that you might get the same result. While there’s a possibility of poor scarring after any surgery, the good news is that most scars created during cosmetic procedures heal well and are minimally visible. Today, plastic surgery procedures are designed so that scars are positioned in areas that are mostly hidden. There are also surgical techniques that can give scars a better chance of healing well.

What your surgeon can do to reduce or hide scars

Position the scars well

Cosmetic surgeons take great care in positioning scars in inconspicuous areas. With rhinoplasty (nose surgery), for example, the scars are sometimes entirely inside the nose or barely noticeable between the nostrils. For [...]

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