Author Archives: Dr. Shannon O’Brien

A woman looks in the mirror and is happy with the results of her mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover 101: What You Need to Know

If you've been thinking about getting a Mommy Makeover after having children and feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information available online, you're not alone. It can be difficult to find a resource that provides an easy-to-understand overview of what patients should know, besides that the procedure usually includes a tummy tuck and …

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A mom in portland researches the benefits of a mommy makeover.

Is Getting a Mommy Makeover Selfish?

Even though many moms juggle work and raising a family with trying to take care of themselves by exercising and eating a healthy diet, some patients considering a mommy makeover procedure at our plastic surgery practice in Portland admit they have a twinge of guilt about putting their needs first. There's no need to feel …

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A woman poses at the gym after getting a tummy tuck.

Feel More Comfortable During Exercise With a Tummy Tuck

Bouncing back after baby or getting into shape can be a challenge. Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to tone the body, and you now struggle with loose, saggy skin instead. This extra tissue makes exercise uncomfortable and trips to the gym awkward. We believe no one should feel uncomfortable in their own bodies—especially when …

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Ideal Implants: Everything You Need to Know

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures in America—and for good reason. The procedure creates safe and satisfying results, and patients have many implant types to choose from. One of the new options now offered at our practice is the Ideal Implant. We’re excited to introduce this innovative device to our breast augmentation …

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Two women side by side comparing BOTOX® Cosmetic & Jeuveau™.

BOTOX® vs. Jeuveau™: A Year Later

It's been a year since BOTOX competitor Jeuveau arrived in aesthetic practices in the Spring of 2019. Nicknamed "Newtox" by its manufacturer, Jeuveau was the first anti-wrinkle treatment to emerge in 10 years, joining Dysport® and XEOMIN®, in addition to BOTOX. At our Portland, OR, practice, patients often ask about which is the better option. …

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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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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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