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Cosmetic Medicine
Understanding Breast Implants
Sep 12, 2018 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

While many still think of breast implants as comically large, fake-looking breasts, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Today, breast enhancement is highly customizable, allowing you to decide the size, shape and projection you want. If you’re considering breast augmentation, understand your breast implant options so you can make the decision that is right for you.

What You Need to Know

Consider choosing a qualified plastic surgeon as your first step, rather than your last. Involving them early in the process can help you understand the process, and get the results you want. Your plastic surgeon will review the aspects of implants with you, explain your options and provide you with the best recommendation to great the results that you want.

Filler Material

Implants can be filled with either silicone gel or saline (salt water). But the vast majority of implants are made [...]

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Lip Rejuvenation for Beautiful, Natural-Looking Lips
Aug 21, 2018 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

Cropped shot of a gorgeous young woman on a couchNothing beats beautiful lips — with great proportion, volume and shape. Since your lips are one of your most prominent facial features, they can play a large role in how you look. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with great lips. And as you age, your lips can lose their fullness. Sun exposure or smoking can also create lines on and around your lips that add years to your appearance. So, what can you do to get your lips looking great? With all the advancements in cosmetic procedures, there seems to be a treatment for anything that bothers you. Thankfully, your lips are no exception. Whatever your reason for wanting lip enhancement, there are several treatments available that offer a variety of results. The final goal of any procedure should be beautiful, natural-looking, kissable lips.

Lip Rejuvenation Techniques

There are many options for lip rejuvenation — ranging from [...]

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5 Things to Know Before Getting Liposuction
Aug 9, 2018 By Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

There’s a reason liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It’s a great body-contouring procedure and offers immediate results. But before you jump in, you need to understand what it can and cannot do. Here are five things that you should consider as you make your decision and plan.

Facts About Liposuction

1. Liposuction Is for Shaping, Not for Weight Loss

A common misperception about liposuction is that it’s a way to “get skinny.” So, if you’re considering liposuction as a way to resolve a weight issue, unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way. When you gain weight, the extra fat tends to spread throughout your body. Liposuction targets specific problem areas, such as love handles or a belly bulge, but it cannot effectively treat the whole body. There’s also a limit to how much fat can be safely removed at one [...]

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Anti-Aging Skincare Tips
Jul 25, 2018 By Emory Aesthetic Center

Your skin doesn’t have to show your age. An ounce of prevention goes a long way when it comes to skincare. Check out these easy and inexpensive ways to continue putting your best face forward.

1. Get Enough Sleep

It’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason. Getting about eight hours of sleep a night is essential for a healthy lifestyle and healthy skin. When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re likely to see dark circles or bags under your eyes. Your skin may also look puffy, washed-out or saggy. None of that sounds very youthful, does it? Sleep deprivation also causes your body to produce more of a hormone called cortisol. If you have a high level of cortisol, it can affect your appearance and lead to serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. So, make sure you catch those zzz's.

2. Drink Plenty of [...]

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Functional vs. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Jul 10, 2018 By Anita Sethna, MD

Some people choose to get a “nose job” (rhinoplasty) because of breathing difficulties, including snoring or sleep apnea. Others, because they aren’t comfortable with the appearance of their nose. Whichever the reason, rhinoplasty can provide life-changing results.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Some people’s nasal valves are just naturally narrow, while others become impaired through injury or collapse as they age. Functional rhinoplasty involves repairing the cartilage in your nostrils and correcting any structural defects that obstruct your airway to help you breathe better.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty’s purpose, on the other hand, is to improve your appearance. Your nose is reshaped to be more symmetrical and proportional to your other facial features. It can be used to make your nose smaller, narrower, more/less angled, and to reshape the size and position [...]

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Aging Eyelids: What to Expect with Blepharoplasty
Jun 26, 2018 By Vincent Zubowicz, MD

As skin loosens and muscles weaken around your eyes, your upper and lower eyelids can begin to drop. The unsightly bags and sagging eyelids that happen as a result are not only a bothersome sign of aging, they can interfere with your vision. But aging is not the only cause of baggy or drooping eyelids — it can also be hereditary. If your mother, grandmother or aunts had excessive skin around their eyelids or dark circles, you may be more likely to experience the condition as well. Blepharoplasty tightens the skin around your eyes, creating a younger, refreshed appearance and improving your vision. Learn more about this popular surgical procedure, including what you can expect before, during and after surgery.

Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

In general, as long as you’re a healthy adult, you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. You may want to consider [...]

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Breast Augmentation: 5 Things to Know Before You Make a Decision
Jun 12, 2018 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

Breast augmentation — an effective method for improving breast shape and cup size for women that want larger breasts — is the most popular aesthetic breast procedure performed by plastic surgeons. In fact, in 2017 more than 300,000 women opted to have this procedure, which was up 3 percent over 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Your decision about whether or not to have breast augmentation is a big one and should be made slowly and deliberately. Reviewing the five things you should know before you make your final decision is a great place to start.

1. Breast Implants are Safe

Numerous studies have demonstrated the safety of breast implants. Made from medical-grade silicone bags filled with either saline or silicone gel, implants can vary in shape and size. Your surgeon will work closely with you to determine the best implant type and placement [...]

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Mommy Makeover: Things to Know
May 24, 2018 By Vincent Zubowicz, MD

It’s no secret that pregnancy can take a toll on your body. And those physical changes can sometimes make new moms feel uncomfortable. The good news is there are ways to restore your confidence and look like yourself again. But before we talk about that, let’s first take a moment to appreciate your body. Even though you may not like the post-baby changes to your belly or breasts, it’s important to take a moment to acknowledge what your body just accomplished with pregnancy and childbirth. It’s served you well. Be patient and kind to yourself— healing and getting your body back into shape, takes time. When you’re ready, diet and exercise can help your body shift back to the way it was before you had your baby. But if you just aren’t getting the results you want — and it’s affecting how you feel about yourself — it may be time to talk with a doctor. A [...]

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The Difference Between Botox® and Dermal Fillers
May 8, 2018 By Gabriele C. Miotto, MD, MEd

Have you noticed that you just don’t look quite like yourself anymore? Maybe your eyes always look tired, no matter how much rest you get. Maybe you have furrow lines between your brows that make you look unfriendly. Perhaps your once pouty lips have become thin? Great news! There are two injectable treatments that can restore your young, vibrant look — without a big price tag or a long recovery period. Botox and dermal fillers are popular nonsurgical treatments that can be used individually or in combination to give amazing results.

Botox

Botox® is the commercial name of the most popular botulinum toxin used for cosmetic purposes. Other well-known brands include Dysport® and Xeomin®. Botox is used for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles and lines that appear when we make certain facial expressions, such as frowning and smiling. It works by partially limiting the movement [...]

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Welcome to the Cool Club with CoolSculpting®
Apr 24, 2018 By Emory Aesthetic Center

We all feel a little self-conscious when it’s time to bring out our summer bodies. But, if you’re dealing with stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t respond to diet or exercise, there’s good news. Through an FDA approved procedure called CoolSculpting®, we can remove the unwanted fat and have you swimsuit ready in a matter of weeks. There are no needles, special diets or supplements — and since it’s a non-surgical procedure, no downtime.

Am I a good candidate?

If you’ve been able to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, but have targeted areas of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting could be ideal for you. Since it’s a noninvasive, outpatient technique, you can avoid the risks, cost and downtime associated with surgery. Once the fat cells in those trouble areas are exposed to extreme cold through the CoolSculpting procedure, a [...]

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