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4 Things You Need to Consider to Get a Better Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation. At first thought, it sounds pretty self-explanatory: the goal is to get larger breasts. This is true, but if my Fairfax breast augmentation patients are any indication, I’d say there’s a 100% chance that your true goal is to get breasts you love. Ensuring you love your breast augmentation results first requires choosing…

Double chin fat-melting injection might be the next big non-surgical breakthrough

Some serious buzz is growing around a fat-melting injection called ATX-101, a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs within the body that breaks down dietary fat. 1600 people participated in the clinical trial, which according to The Daily Beast and other sources, yielded positive results for reducing submental (under the chin) fat. The ATX-101…

Sneak preview of CoolSmooth, coming soon from the makers of CoolSculpting

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Here’s a look at what’s next from the makers of CoolSculpting, the wonderful fat-freezing device that we have here at our Fairfax office. CoolSmooth is not available in the US yet, but it is in the UK and reporter Ingeborg von Lotringen for Cosmopolitan UK did a pretty great job describing the new treatment in this…

Your Botox secret is safe with us

Because of the confidential nature of many DC-area jobs, most of us in Northern Virginia area understand why someone would want to keep their Botox (or any appointment with a cosmetic surgery professional) under wraps. Northern Virginia, if you want a little Botox, we’ll keep your secret safe. Video: Plastic Surgery Confessions: I Hide Botox…

A cautionary tale about old breast implants

File this one under “WTF.” Sometimes the stories are really scary. A surgeon in Houston put these breast implants with no serial number or manufacturer on them in a patient decades ago, and was sued for malpractice many times before losing his medical license in 2001. The surgeon died in 2011, but many patients are…

Pre-wedding plastic surgery trends – Bridalplasty or Botched?

Remember the show ‘Bridalplasty’? According to this recent news story, about 10% of brides see a plastic surgeon before their wedding. If you’re thinking about having surgery before your own wedding, timing is the most important consideration. You want to be finished healing long before the big day. But you also want to choose your…

Girl Bullied Due to the Shape of Her Ears

This family shared their story about their daughter’s struggle with her ears. For much of elementary and middle school, Samantha was taunted and bullied about the shape of her ears. She finally decided she’d had enough and went to see a plastic surgeon about an otoplasty. Plastic surgery isn’t always about face lifts and breast…

Plastic surgeon regrows ear for Michigan girl

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Plastic surgery can be truly amazing. For a Michigan girl who was mauled by a raccoon as a tiny baby, a plastic surgeon has created a new ear by taking rib cartilage, then implanting it in her arm to allow skin to grow. When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying…

Extreme Makeover: Plastic Surgery for Better Selfies?

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There’s a new app out there called Perfect365 that lets you edit your selfies and make yourself beautiful before posting the photos to your social media… but some people are even going further and having plastic surgery to fix they way they look. Plastic surgery isn’t the only option for facial rejuvenation though, there are…

Infographic: Surprising Facts About Male Plastic Surgery That Will Impress You

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This beautifully done infographic shows the world of plastic surgery for men and highlights the most popular procedures for men, which are liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and face lift surgery. Credit: https://maleplasticsurgerynewyork.com/male-plastic-surgery-facts-costs-and-figures-infographic/