Portland Plastic Surgery Group Blog

A woman receives a coolsculpting treatment.

What Is DIY CoolSculpting® & Why Is it Dangerous?

Many people who hear about CoolSculpting at our Portland practice come to us with the same question: “If CoolSculpting works by freezing fat, why can’t I freeze my fat myself at home?” The deceptively simple science behind the treatment has inspired some people to take a DIY approach, using ice packs and other homemade devices …

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A woman feels a bra while shopping after her breast augmentation surgery.

Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

Many of our breast augmentation patients at Portland Plastic Surgery say that the chance to shop for new bras is one of the perks they really look forward to. They talk about the excitement of buying styles that they ignored or felt wouldn't fit them well before getting breast implants. But there are some important …

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A close up of a woman's skin after receiving a vampire facial.

5 Things to Know About “Vampire” PRP Facials

Ever since Kim Kardashian's 2013 selfie put the Vampire Facial® on the aesthetic map, the interest in using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate skin and promote hair growth has steadily increased. The phrase "vampire facials" caught people's attention, but the concept of using the growth factors in PRP to stimulate the body's natural healing process …

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A woman looks happy as she puts on her pants after receiving a mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover: It’s Not Just for Moms

Though the name seems self-explanatory, the reality is Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for moms. While moms can certainly benefit from the combination of liposuction, breast augmentation, and a tummy tuck, our Portland team of doctors often performs the group of procedures on all kinds of patients who want major transformations without multiple operations. By combining …

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CoolSculpting®: The Areas You Didn’t Know You Could Treat

When patients ask about CoolSculpting at our Portland practice, they’re most commonly interested in how effective the treatment will be at slimming down their abdomen and thighs. However, the body contouring treatment is capable of sculpting so much more than just these areas, and we want patients to be aware of the other possibilities. What …

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The New Era of Injectable Fillers

There is no denying the growing popularity of injectable dermal fillers. At our Portland practice and across the country, patients take advantage of these minimally invasive treatments to re-contour their facial features without committing to surgery. As more people discover the possibilities dermal fillers offer, the perception about their use is changing. Patients are no …

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Why Tummy Tucks Aren’t as Scary as You May Think

While a tummy tuck can be a confidence booster for anyone struggling with the appearance of their midsection, the procedure does come with various risks associated with a surgical procedure. I often meet with prospective tummy tuck patients at our Portland practice who are excited about the results the surgery can achieve for them—but are …

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Your Options for Overcoming Dad Bod

With summer around the corner, many male patients are asking about ways to work on their “dad bods,” a combination of concerns related to aging, stubborn fat, and excess breast tissue in men—a condition called gynecomastia. At our Portland plastic surgery practice, these patients want to feel young, sculpted, and confident as they get ready …

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