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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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Leave It Behind You: Brazilian Butt Lift

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One of the newest trends in cosmetic surgery is the Brazilian butt lift. Individuals, usually women, who elect for this procedure, seek a more balanced, projected shape. Others would like to correct a defect such as unevenness between buttocks, or better proportioning with the breasts. Although a common procedure, it’s experienced a significant surge in popularity over the past couple of years. Anyone considering a Brazilian butt lift should know the basics of what the surgery entails.

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How You Know You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery


Are you wondering if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic surgery? The choice must only be made after educating yourself about the types of plastic surgery available and what you can reasonably expect. Consider the following five important questions first. Doing so will help you gather all the plastic surgery facts you need to guide you toward the healthiest decision.

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The Benefits of Chemical Peels

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Over time, a person will endure several skin-damaging events that can make a person look old before their time. Outer layers of skin on the face, neck, and hands can become wrinkled, rough, and scarred due to dermatological issues or spending too much time in the sun without sunblock. And while many people may be willing to consider a surgical solution for smoother, more radiant skin, the cost and recovery time involved with a facelift can be off-putting. A chemical peel is a safe, non-surgical and cost-effective alternative to a facelift.

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How to Prepare for Surgery


Even the most minor of cosmetic procedures will require some level of surgery preparation. Before you meet with your doctor to discuss your pending surgery, it can be helpful to read up on the basics of what you can expect. Ask your doctor for more personalized instructions about how to care for yourself before and after your surgery, and feel free to ask questions.

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Fat Transfers for Breast Reconstruction

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In the last seven to 10 years, an increasing number of plastic surgeons have begun grafting fat to improve breast reconstruction results. This grafting, commonly known as a fat transfer, uses fat cells to contour the breasts.

Fat transfers typically occur during another cosmetic procedure like liposuction. The surgeon can take the fat cells from areas like the thighs or abdomen and transfer the cells to the breast.

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