Author Archives: Dr. Yale Popowich

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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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The Ever-Evolving Silicone Implant

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 …

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