Yearly Archives: 2018

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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Why Is Breast Augmentation So Popular in the West?

Breast augmentation is popular, period. It's consistently among the leading cosmetic surgery procedures performed every year in the U.S. But a recent study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that breast augmentation is more popular in the western U.S. than anywhere else in the country. We can certainly attest to the popularity …

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What Makes A Male Chest Masculine, Anyway?

The popularity of male breast reduction, called gynecomastia, at our Portland plastic surgery practice increased sharply during the past few years. And our practice isn't alone. Statistics show male breast reduction procedures rose 30% during the past five years as men come to view plastic surgery as a legitimate solution to their physical concerns. Getting …

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Saving Up for Plastic Surgery: Financing Helps Patients Pay

It's no secret that plastic surgery can be expensive, especially combination procedures such as a Mommy Makeover. Our Portland, Oregon, practice helps make these cosmetic procedures accessible to as many patients as possible by offering attractive financing options for patients. Because saving enough money to pay for a surgical procedure in cash can be extremely …

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Surprising Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Many women who are finished having children get frustrated because they can't get rid of the excess abdominal skin that often follows pregnancy. Getting a tummy tuck at our Portland, Oregon, practice removes that skin and creates a slimmer tummy. But a recent study shows that when tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, includes repairing damaged abdominal muscles, …

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Why Our CoolSculpting® University Grads Make a Difference

We recently celebrated the graduation of 2 members of our staff from CoolSculpting University, where they received advanced training for performing the popular fat reduction procedure. Their dedication to learning as much as possible about the science behind the technique and the skills needed to produce excellent results directly benefits our CoolSculpting patients in Portland. …

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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 …

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