Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) is October 19th. An annual event, this year’s BRA Day is slightly different, coming almost one year after the passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA). The BCPEA, passed in December 2015, required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create and implement an...Read More
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Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia
Facelift surgery gently lifts skin and underlying tissue in the neck and lower face to produce a look that is smoother, tighter, and more youthful. The techniques used for this procedure have evolved over time to allow for highly natural-looking results that can last for several years, making facelift an appealing choice for many of our patients. But can a person be too young for a facelift? And, if so, are there alternatives for addressing unbecoming signs of aging?
Love handles, those bulges of excess fat and skin on and around the waist line, can be both unsightly and embarrassing. These collections of fatty tissue can also limit clothing options and impact physical ability, and even the most vigorous of exercises may prove useless at reducing their appearance or bulk.
If you have struggled with...Read More
Breast implants, particularly advanced options like the gummy bear implant, are designed to last for years. They may not, however, last for a lifetime, making breast implant revision surgery an eventuality for many women who have undergone breast augmentation.
While there are many reasons you may wish to consider breast implant revision or replacement, five of the most common are:
Cholesterol is primarily stored in special fat cells called adipocytes. These fat cells comprise adipose tissue, a connective tissue that also serves to insulate the body and store necessary energy. HDL, sometimes called “good cholesterol,” can be increased through exercise, not smoking, eating a healthy diet high in colorful fruits and vegetables, avoiding sugar and trans fats, and limiting meat consumption. LDL, sometimes called “bad cholesterol,” is found primarily in fatty, processed foods and red or fried meat, and increases risks for a range of serious and life threatening diseases.
Breast lift tape is an adhesive that can be used when wearing clothing that does not lend itself to a more traditional bra. As such, yes, breast lift tape works very well for its intended purpose. Is breast lift tape a preferable or even suitable alternative to breast lift surgery? In this case the answer is no, breast lift tape simply cannot offer the lasting and aesthetically ideal results offered by surgical options.
It is summertime in South Carolina, which means many of us will be heading to mountains, lakes, and beaches in addition to simply spending more time outside. This makes it particularly important to remember that sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of premature aging. The care you take of your skin every day can help reduce your risks...Read More
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nonsurgical skin care treatments now outnumber plastic surgery procedures in popularity by a ratio of 5:1. This increase in popularity may partially be due to the increased number of younger men and women looking to enhance their appearance before surgical intervention is entirely necessary. However, nonsurgical options offer a safe and effective way to restore a balanced and appealing look no matter what age you may be.