Portland Plastic Surgery Group Blog

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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Getting the Most Out of Your Injectable Fillers

You know that maintaining a good skincare routine is always important, but solid habits are important for more than just a clear complexion. A regular routine, bolstered by effective products, can actually help you maintain the results of your clinical treatments, including injectables. We'll discuss here ways to maximize the return you get on your …

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Life After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Women who see me for breast augmentation with implants here in Portland, Oregon, are often intensely focused on the immediate "after" of the procedure, which means they want to know about recovery, healing, and getting back to normal. But the long-term "after" comes with its own set of questions, too. Many of my breast augmentation …

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction: What’s Best?

Both CoolSculpting and liposuction are popular here at Portland Plastic Surgery for their notable effectiveness at reducing unwanted fat. Often, our patients ask if 1 or the other is universally considered "better." In my experience, the answer depends on whom you ask—and what is being treated. Let's break it down, question by question, so you …

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Don’t Miss It: Skin Peel Boot Camp!

Join us for our Skin Peel Boot Camp on Thursday, November 1 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Our master aesthetician, Holly, will be available to help attendees determine which type of peel is right for your skin. Peels are ideal for patients who are looking to treat sun damage, extreme hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, deep lines …

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6 Common BOTOX® Myths—Busted!

Even though BOTOX® Cosmetic is more popular at our Portland plastic surgery practice than virtually every other cosmetic procedure we offer, misconceptions persist about the treatment. These myths sometimes keep people from pursuing  the benefits of BOTOX, even though they believe their appearance makes them look constantly tired, worried, or older than they are. In …

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