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Cosmetic Medicine
CoolSculpting®: A Nonsurgical Way to Remove Fat
Feb 24, 2020 By Emory Aesthetic Center

You eat right, you exercise, but you still can’t get rid of that stubborn trouble zone. It may not feel like it, but there is a way to get rid of those frustrating pockets of fat — without surgery. If you’re looking for a noninvasive option to reduce fat, it’s time to consider CoolSculpting.

What Is CoolSculpting?

You’ve tried fat burning, but how about fat freezing? CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved, controlled cooling treatment that removes stubborn pockets of unwanted fat. There are no needles, no special diets, no supplements, and no downtime. The procedure cools and freezes unwanted fat—without damaging surrounding tissues. Once the fat has been frozen and crystallized from the treatment, your body will slowly break down the unwanted cells and dispose of them, resulting in gradual fat loss over several weeks.

Who’s It For?

CoolSculpting is great [...]

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New Year, New You at Emory Aesthetic Center
Jan 23, 2020 By Emory Aesthetic Center

woman looking at self in mirrorWouldn’t it be nice if 2020 was the year you turned back time? A new decade is the perfect opportunity for fresh starts and fresh faces. At Emory Aesthetic Center, we’re ready to help you kick off the new year right — with healthy, glowing skin. Speaking of fresh starts, we’re happy to welcome our newest aesthetician, Dawn Bellard, to our team. Throughout her career, Dawn has worked with renowned dermatologists and surgeons in the Atlanta area. She’s passionate about helping people look their best and now she’s going to share her skincare knowledge with you. Learn more about Dawn.

How to Get the Healthiest Looking Skin

There are certain things that everyone can do at home to improve the appearance of their skin. Simple lifestyle habits such as getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and applying sunscreen daily are three of the most impactful. But why [...]

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How Long Will Your Facelift Last?
Nov 20, 2019 By Foad Nahai, MD, FACS

mature woman smilingFacelifts can give some pretty amazing results — firm, youthful skin, sculpted features, and a rejuvenated glow. But how long can you expect the results to last? While most people can expect their facelifts to last about eight to 10 years, some factors can influence the longevity of your results.

What Areas Are Involved in Your Facelift

The first thing to consider is that facelifts are actually a combination of facial procedures customized to give each patient their desired results. Some people choose to have just the skin lifted in the lower half of their face. Others choose to have work done on their eyes, forehead or neck as well. Each procedure yields different results that last varying amounts of time. For instance, the lower cheek area is typically the first place you’ll see a relapse, while the neck, eyelid and eyebrow areas typically maintain their results for much [...]

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All About Breast Lifts
Oct 31, 2019 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

breast lift mastopexyAs women age, they often notice changes to their breasts, especially following childbirth and breastfeeding. While it’s true that changes like sagging or drooping are part of the normal aging process, the good news is that if you are unhappy with the look of your breasts, there is a relatively simple procedure called a breast lift that can help reposition, reshape and rejuvenate your breasts to restore a more youthful appearance.

What is a breast lift?

If you’re happy with the size and volume of your breasts but want a perkier look, then a basic breast lift (mastopexy) -- a procedure that reshapes and lifts your breast tissue -- may be just right for you. During this procedure, your surgeon will likely remove a substantial amount of skin to help your breast go back to a more aesthetically pleasing position. If you also want to reduce the size of your nipple and its [...]

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Facial Injectables During A Facelift: 3 Things to Know
Sep 26, 2019 By Anita Sethna, MD, FACS

Facial Injectables It can seem tempting to try to do more than one procedure at a time when it comes to cosmetic surgery. And often, that approach makes sense: Some patients, for example, opt to have breast augmentation and a breast lift or a tummy tuck during breast augmentation. One common question from patients is whether it’s possible to have facial injections during a facelift. But before we dive into the answer, let’s first take a minute to clearly define the purpose of each of these procedures.


A facelift gives individuals a more youthful appearance by tightening sagging skin and smoothing lines and wrinkles. During a facelift, your surgeon will make several small incisions around your ear. Then, your surgeon will very carefully remove excess skin and slowly pull the skin up around your jawline and to your ears. This helps smooth the neck, add volume to your cheeks, and [...]

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Avoid Facelift Scarring with the Right Surgeon, Experienced Approach
Aug 16, 2019 By Vincent Zubowicz, MD

woman looking at skin in mirrorA facelift can restore a youthful appearance and make you feel younger than your age by adding volume to your cheeks, erasing lines from around your mouth and eyes, and smoothing the skin around your neck. Done properly, your scars won’t even be noticeable. So why do so many facelift patients have red and swollen scars on their face in plain sight? The answer is an unfortunate truth: Because poorly planned and executed facelifts are far too common. If you’re considering a facelift, learn more about proper facelift technique — and the importance of finding a skilled cosmetic surgeon — so you can experience the best possible results.  

Proper Facelift Technique Erases Aging and Scars

Facelifts should not, and generally do not, leave noticeable scars. However, if a patient’s skin is pulled too tight, it can distort the earlobe, and cause scars to spread and turn [...]

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Optimizing Your Recovery After Cosmetic Surgery
Jul 22, 2019 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

surgery roomPeople love what cosmetic surgery can do to enhance their appearance and self-esteem, but nobody looks forward to the recovery period. Maybe you’re worried about pain or not being able to complete your normal activities. You might be concerned about missing work, caring for your children, or even the possibility of gaining weight when you’re not able to exercise. Fortunately, recent advancements in surgical and postsurgical care help to enhance the recovery period — with benefits like less pain, improved mobility and a quicker return to your normal activities.

Advancements in Surgical Techniques

The field of cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving. Several new techniques have been developed that make for a much smoother recovery. The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure is a great example. With traditional methods, a tummy tuck requires the use of one or two drains. [...]

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Is a Neck Lift Right for You?
Jun 26, 2019 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

woman caressing neckIt’s no secret that as you age your appearance will change, too. Over the years, as your skin loses its elasticity it can wrinkle and sag, making you look older than you actually are. A neck lift can help erase signs of aging and restore your youthful appearance with a smoother, slimmer profile. Learn more about neck lifts so you can decide if this common procedure is right for you.

Who’s a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

A cosmetic surgeon can make treatment recommendations based on your specific goals and needs. All of those options should be considered before creating your treatment plan. There are a number of options available today, from minimally invasive techniques, such as Botox®, Kybella® injections and dermal fillers, to more traditional neck lift surgery. While less invasive techniques may work well for most, neck lift surgery will likely provide more dramatic [...]

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Is Liquid Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
May 16, 2019 By Anita Sethna, MD, FACS

liquid rhinoplastyWhile rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide, it can be extremely complex. Liquid rhinoplasty, on the other hand, offers a nonsurgical option to help improve the shape of your nose while avoiding costly surgery and a long recovery. This relatively new, nonsurgical alternative may not be the best solution for everyone, though. That’s why it’s important to consult with a cosmetic surgeon before deciding between liquid or surgical rhinoplasty. During a consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions, share concerns and discuss the outcomes you hope to achieve — all of which will help you make the best possible decision.

What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves using dermal fillers (also used in many other facial procedures to reverse signs of aging) to fill in or lift parts of the nose. This form of injectable can [...]

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Facelift or Injectables: Which is Right for Me?
Apr 17, 2019 By Foad Nahai, MD, FACS

facelift or injectablesIn the not-so-distant past, invasive surgery was really the only option for fighting the signs of aging. Thankfully, today we have more options for treating patients than ever before. New therapies and treatment options, such as injectables, offer solutions for those not quite ready for (or not quite ready to commit to) traditional cosmetic surgery. When you're ready to consult with a cosmetic surgeon, having a better understanding of your options will help you ask better questions — and ultimately help you be better equipped to make the best decision for you.

What is a Facelift?

Facelifts offer unparalleled results. They can correct volume loss, remove sagging skin and eliminate wrinkles — resulting in a dramatically refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. It’s a common misconception that the term “facelift” refers to one specific procedure. Really, [...]

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