Plastic Surgeons vs Cosmetic Surgeons: What to Know Before Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon for your cosmetic procedure is one of the most important decisions you make as a patient. One thing to consider is the difference between a board-certified plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon. While both surgeons offer cosmetic procedures, they are not one and the same. First, what does it mean to… Read More

5 Things to Know Before Your Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid lift surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is an effective way to resolve issues like drooping upper eyelids and prominent undereye bags. This straightforward procedure targets the delicate skin around the eye area, which is often the first place to show signs of aging. As a female plastic surgeon who believes in forming long-lasting relationships… Read More

Is There an Age Range for a Facelift?

During patient consultations, we often receive questions like, “am I too old for a facelift?” or “am I too young for a facelift?” Many patients believe surgical procedures are appropriate only for a particular age range. However, things are a bit more complicated than simply setting upper and lower age limits for the procedure. There… Read More

What Should Be Avoided After Breast Augmentation?

When conducted by an expert plastic surgeon, breast augmentation surgery offers many patient benefits. These include added volume and shape to the breasts, improved self-esteem and confidence, a more youthful appearance, and more pronounced curves and figure. However, to realize proper healing, no complications, and the best possible results, patients must steer clear of certain… Read More

Tummy Tuck Myths Debunked

While everyone dreams of having a tight, fit physique, the abdominal region can be one of the most frustrating areas standing between you and your aesthetic goals. Factors like genetics, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can cause muscle weakness, stubborn fat deposits, and skin that has stretched beyond its ability to bounce back. Fortunately, a tummy… Read More

When Can You Wear Contacts After Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance by removing sagging skin and undereye bags that give you a permanently fatigued expression. If you struggle with daily tasks like reading and driving because your upper eyelids obscure your peripheral vision, an upper eyelid lift even has the functional benefit of expanding your field of view. Many people… Read More

Pros and Cons of Medical Travel

Traveling can broaden your horizons by allowing you to meet new people and change your perspective. With the increasing popularity of medical tourism, you may wonder if it’s better to go out of town to visit a plastic surgeon who performs your desired procedure, or look for one closer to home. Consider these possible advantages… Read More

3 Tips for Recovering from Eyelid Surgery

We instinctively look for social cues in other people’s faces. If drooping eyelid skin and heavy undereye bags make people assume you are tired or angry, an eyelid lift can help bring you a more alert, friendly appearance. This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat and tightening what remains for natural-looking results that can… Read More

How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery

There are many surgical solutions for improving the size, shape, position, and projection of your breasts. For example, if you are seeking relief from the array of problems caused by overly large, heavy breasts, you may be exploring the benefits of breast reduction surgery. With this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephanie Teotia can provide… Read More

The Safety Benefits of Local Anesthesia vs. General

In 1846, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the world’s first successful surgery using ether to prevent pain during the operation. Since this historic milestone, anesthetics and techniques have continued evolving, giving physicians and patients additional options for a safer, more comfortable surgical experience. While general anesthesia is the first thing that may come to… Read More