Dr Livingston’s Blog

Why Does Plastic Surgery Make People So Happy?

Ever notice how refreshed and rejuvenated some people seem once they’ve undergone cosmetic surgery? There’s a reason for it! Plastic surgery has been proven to infuse patients with a long-lasting positive feelings when they see the results and experience the difference those results make in their daily lives.

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Should You Undergo a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the country. Patients seek the surgery for a variety of reasons, everything from restoring a preferred breast appearance after childrearing to correcting asymmetry. Despite its prevalence, the procedure isn’t without risk, and you should go into your initial consultation a firm idea of what to expect.

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Summer Skin Care

Summer is here, and that means time to hit the beaches and pools under the warm sun. However, it is important to remember that even though the sun is a source of life and fun, its rays can cause serious skin damage. Effectively protecting your skin during the sunniest days of the year should be a major priority.

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What Goes Into a Mommy Makeover?

Mother and daughter playing with makeup while wearing bathrobes

Mommy Makeovers, as we’ve mentioned before, help restore confidence – and even romance! They’re becoming increasingly common among moms who want to return to the workforce and project a more youthful, professional image, or who simply desire to return to looking and feeling their best after the exhaustion of raising kids. As almost anyone can attest, when mom’s mood elevates, so too does the mood of her children and partner. Mommy Makeover benefits have some positive repercussions for the whole family, too!

Please note that the usual rules for an ideal cosmetic surgery candidate apply, but with one additional caveat: Mommy Makeovers are normally only given to women who have finished giving birth. This way, they may enjoy the benefits longer. In many cases, these services can be a la carte, with a wide range of procedures that mothers may pick and choose, depending on what areas they’d like to work on. Some of the most popular surgeries performed include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Diet & Exercise Habits for Surgery Prep

A man and woman out running

Once you’ve committed to undergoing plastic surgery and have talked to your doctor about what you need to do to prepare, it’s time to commit yourself to some healthy habits. Eating well, not smoking and working out regularly both help you recover faster and maintain your results for longer.

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Gynecomastia Treatment for Men


Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue development, is the result of a hormonal imbalance, obesity or genetics, and can affect men of all ages. While gynecomastia is not a life-threatening condition and may correct itself over time, cosmetic surgery is a safe, effective step men can take to remove excess chest fat and skin. Gynecomastia surgery is also known as “breast reduction surgery” or “reduction mammoplasty.”

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