What You Need to Know About Brachioplasty

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A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove sagging skin and fat from underneath the upper arm between the armpit and the elbow. Patients can develop saggy upper arm skin with age or after they lose a large amount of weight, especially if they’ve had weight-loss surgery.

While some patients choose to get a brachioplasty for cosmetic reasons to create a more toned arm appearance, it is often recommended for medical reasons. Loose, saggy skin can cause problems. Some people have trouble washing thoroughly, and the rubbing skin can cause irritation and rashes, which in turn could lead to open sores and infection.

With all of this in mind, here’s what you need to know about the brachioplasty procedure.

Decisions to Make Before Your Brow Lift

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If you’re concerned about the tiny frown lines cropping up between your eyebrows or the drooping skin on your forehead, you may consider getting a brow lift in the future. However, you may have a few questions about the brow lift procedure that may or may not delay your decision to move forward with it.

The information below can answer some of your concerns about the brow lift procedure and whether or not it’s the right cosmetic beauty treatment for you. 

Breast Implants: What to Expect Before and After the Procedure

Breast ImplantsIf you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, breast implants can help improve your look and self-confidence. Knowing what to expect before committing to the procedure is key to making sure you heal well and are happy with your results.

Before the Procedure

Before you schedule a surgery date, you’ll have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss exactly what you want from your breast augmentation. Your surgeon can help you decide on the size and implant material that’s best for you.

Your Top Eyelid Surgery Questions Answered

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is one of the top five cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with more than 209,000 performed in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you have considered eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty), take a look at the questions to ask first.

What Type of Eyelid Surgery Do You Need?

Three main types of eyelid procedures exist: Upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and double eyelid blepharoplasty. The specific type you choose depends on several factors and the doctor’s recommendation.

Thigh Makeover Tips for Women

If you struggle with inner thigh fat, outer thigh fat, or both, don’t despair just yet. Thigh fat is one of the most difficult types of body fat to eliminate for women. Not only can thigh fat make you feel uncertain about your appearance, it can also cause skin problems.

Improve your self-image and eliminate your inner and outer thigh fat with the makeover ideas and tips listed below.

Do More Than Just Thigh-Targeting Exercises

Many women try to fight thigh fat with targeting exercises, such as deadlifts, squats, and lunges. Although these types of toning exercises can revive the muscles in your thighs, the exercises might not melt the fat hiding beneath your skin. You must do more than just thigh-targeting exercises to achieve the look you desire.

Breast Droop After Childbirth: Prevention and Solutions

If you are pregnant or plan to conceive a child soon, then you likely know that pregnancy can change a woman’s body, including her breasts. After pregnancy or breastfeeding, some women’s breasts will appear more saggy or droopy. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent post-baby breast sagging and, if this sagging does occur, you can get your pre-pregnancy breasts back by obtaining the right cosmetic surgery procedures.

Read on to learn how to prevent post-baby breast droop and your body recontouring options if you currently experience this problem.

Your Guide to Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

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You’ve worked hard for months or even years to reach a healthy body weight; after spending so much time, financial resources, and mental dedication working towards your goal, you may still be unhappy with portions of your body. Though an individual who loses a large amount of weight (more than 100 pounds) literally adds years to their life, they may be left with loose, sagging skin.

Or, they may have fat deposits that refuse to budge, even though they’re at a healthy weight. Plastic surgery is an option to remedy both issues. Keep reading for everything you need to about body contouring after massive weight loss.

Post-Baby Tummy Tuck: Timing Is Everything


Having a child is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do as a woman. Unfortunately, the miracle of childbirth can take a toll on your body.

A lot of women experience a separation of the abdominal muscles and stretching of the abdominal skin during pregnancy. For some, the skin and muscles can bounce right back and have no effect on the outward appearance. Other women are left with stretch marks and sagging skin that can compromise their confidence.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that many new moms who want their pre-baby bodies back consider. A tummy tuck will help sculpt your body and create a shapelier figure, but only if you time the procedure appropriately.

What Is Normal After Breast Augmentation?

After Breast Augmentation

The most common questions people ask before and after breast augmentation always start with, “Is it normal for . . .” This guide will help you understand which side effects are more common than others and which ones you should be more concerned about.

Is It Normal Your Breasts Don’t Sit Naturally?

Many women experience shock soon after breast augmentation because they notice that their breasts sit unnaturally high. You may discover recovery for breast augmentation takes weeks and months, so your breasts should settle in with time.

What Every Patient Should Know About Neck Lifts

What Every Patient Should Know About Neck Lifts

For many men and women, the neck is a common spot for the signs of aging to occur. As you age, you may begin to notice the contours of your neck and the lower portion of your face change. These changes often occur due to genetics, weight changes, stress, and environmental factors.

If you have considered getting a neck lift for yourself to combat the physical results of aging, read on. This guide will answer some of your questions.