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Life After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Two women having a conversation about breast augmentation

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 patients worry about the same … Read more

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 the sculpted, well-defined chest that … Read more

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. If you’re not familiar with … Read more

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 you achieve the best possible … Read more

Breast Augmentation at Every Age, Part 2 of 3: In Your 30s and 40s

In our last post, we discussed things to keep in mind when planning a breast augmentation in your 20s. Let’s now move on to women in their 30s and 40s. Fulfilling a Long-Standing Goal In my experience, there are many reasons why this age group often gets breast augmentation surgery here in Portland. At this point in life, many women … Read more

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 BOTOX® Cosmetic injections offer the … Read more

The Ever-Evolving Silicone Implant

Silicone breast implants.

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 a deeper look at the … Read more

Let’s Keep Portland Beautiful

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Portland’s natural beauty is something that we — along with most of the region’s residents — greatly value. And at our plastic surgery practice in Portland’s historic Albers Mill building on the Willamette River, we strive to create results that look natural, whether a patient is getting breast augmentation or eyelid surgery. In Portland, we are often asked why we … Read more

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