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BOTOX® vs. Fillers – Which Do I Need?

Often people use the words BOTOX® and dermal fillers interchangeably. Yes, they are both injectables, but other than that, they are very different. BOTOX and dermal fillers at our Portland practice can be great ways to rejuvenate the face, but patients must understand the differences before choosing to undergo treatment. Being properly informed will help you achieve the best possible … Read more

What Causes a Double Chin and How to Get Rid of It

The double chin can be frustrating because it can affect anyone, regardless of weight. Patients often complain that their double chins make them look heavy, even though they are not overweight. In this post, we will talk about what causes a double chin—also called submental fat—and ways to remedy this issue, like an injectable called KYBELLA® offered at our Portland … Read more

CoolSculpting® 101: Answers to Your Top Questions

We offer CoolSculpting® at our Portland practice for patients who want to shrink stubborn pockets of fat, but aren’t keen on the idea of going under the knife. But what is CoolSculpting and how does it really work? In this post we will provide a crash course in CoolSculpting and answer some of the most common questions regarding the popular … Read more

Breast Augmentation at Every Age, Part 2 of 3: In Your 30s and 40s

In our last post, we discussed things to keep in mind when planning a breast augmentation in your 20s. Let’s now move on to women in their 30s and 40s. Fulfilling a Long-Standing Goal In my experience, there are many reasons why this age group often gets breast augmentation surgery here in Portland. At this point in life, many women … Read more

Breast Augmentation at Every Age, Part 1 of 3: In Your 20s

Breast augmentation in Portland and across the nation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. In part, it’s because it provides the same benefit to women of all ages, from college students to mothers to women in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Portland Plastic Surgery Group is dedicated to helping these women achieve the breasts that they … Read more

Injectables Vs. Eyelid Surgery — Which To Choose?

Let’s say a woman is bothered by puffy lower eyelids, or dark circles under the eyes, and she comes in for a consultation to discuss eyelid surgery at our Portland, Oregon, practice. She might be surprised to learn that in certain cases, injectable fillers might be a better treatment approach than having surgery. Fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections offer the … Read more

Talking to Friends & Family About Your Breast Surgery

Woman talking to friends about her breast augmentation over coffee.

Thinking about breast augmentation here in Portland? You already know you have a lot of decisions to make. Planning your surgery can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be a bit stress inducing as you consider whom to share your plans with or when to share them. Over the years, I’ve learned … Read more

What Makes Different Breast Implants More Expensive?

Woman saving for a breast augmentation procedure.

If you’re considering breast augmentation here in Portland, there’s no doubt that cost plays at least a supporting role in your decision. It may surprise you to learn that the cost of breast augmentation can vary quite a bit based on the type of implants you choose. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that play a role … Read more

The Ever-Evolving Silicone Implant

Silicone breast implants.

Like any other medical device, breast implants are constantly being refined and improved to keep up with technological advancements and the changing needs of consumers. While it may seem like the saline and silicone standbys we know today have always been there, that really isn’t the case. In this blog post, I want to take a deeper look at the … Read more

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