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Breast Augmentation Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Breast Implants, Breast Enhancement, Breast Enlargement, Breast Augmentation or Augmentation Mammaplasty

Overview: Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed in order to increase the size and/or alter the shape of a woman's breasts through the use of breast implants. This plastic surgery procedure typically takes anywhere from 1-2 hours. Most patients are back to work in a few days. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different. Patients have a choice between saline or silicone breast implants.

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Breast Lift Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Mastopexy, Breast Lift

Overview: Breast lift is a surgical procedure performed that reshapes and lifts up sagging breasts. Your plastic surgeon will remove excess tissue, and with the remaining tissue, reposition your breast. This plastic surgery procedure typically takes anywhere from 1-3.5 hours. Most patients are back to work within 7-10 days. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different. Please also note, you also have the choice of having a breast lift with implants. This is a question that you can ask your plastic surgeon.

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Breast Reduction Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Breast Reduction, Reduction Mammaplasty

Overview: Breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed for women with very large breasts. Common problems caused by large breasts range from neck and back pain to breathing problems. This plastic surgery procedure removes fat, skin and tissue from the breasts, which in turn, makes them smaller, weigh less and more firm. The goal is to give women proportionate breasts to there body. This procedure is done typically to relieve the physical discomforts of very large breasts, the inactivity they can cause, and the pain as well. Most patients are back to work in a few days.

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Face Lift Overview

Commonly referred to as: Facelift, Rhytidectomy

Overview: Face lift is a surgical procedure which improves skin on the face which sags. This is done by removing extra fat on the face and tightening the muscles. This plastic surgery procedure takes a good amount of time, usually numerous hours. Most patients are back to work within 2 weeks. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different. This procedure is very common for men and women, 35 years or older. It is also important to limit your exposure to the sun for a couple months. Discuss this and other questions with your plastic surgeon.

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Liposuction Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Liposuction, Lipoplasty, Suction-Assisted Lipectomy

Overview: Liposuction is a surgical procedure which improves your body shape. A tube and vacuum device are used. There are different techniques that can be used for this plastic surgery procedure, including tumescent technique and the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Liposuction can be performed in many places on the body. The most common are abdomen liposuction, buttocks liposuction, hips and thighs liposuction, and upper arms liposuction. These are just a few of the common places, but of course, consult with your plastic surgeon to find out what is best for you. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours. It is dependant on the exact procedure being performed. Most patients are back to work within 2 weeks. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different. This procedure is very common for men and women.

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Male Breast Reduction -- Gynecomastia -- Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Male breast reduction, Gynecomastia

Overview: Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure which will reduce enlarged male breasts. This plastic surgery procedure can be done by either cutting out excess tissue or by using liposuction. In some cases, it is covered by health insurance. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1 hour to several hours. Most patients are back to work within 1 week. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different.

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Nose Surgery -- Rhinoplasty -- Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Nose Surgery, Nose job, Rhinoplasty

Overview: Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which remove bulges in your nose, change the shape of the tip of your nose, reshape the nose by increasing or decreasing its size, reducing the span of nostrils or changing the angle. This can also repair some breathing problems, which sometimes, will allow it to be covered by insurance. Check with your plastic surgeon about your specific case. This plastic surgery procedure takes anywhere from 1 to several hours. Most patients are back to work within 2 weeks. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different. This procedure is very common for men and women.

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Tummy Tuck -- Abdominoplasty -- Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty

Overview: Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure which will remove excess fat and skin, and tighten the muscles of your abdomen, making a more flat abdomen. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours. Most patients are back to work within 3-4 weeks. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different.

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Blepharoplasty -- Eyelid Surgery -- Overview
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Commonly referred to as: Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery

Overview: Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which will remove excess fat, skin, and muscle in order to fix saggy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Patients typically can begin reading again after 3 days, back to work in less than 10 days and wearing contact lenses after 2 weeks. Consult your plastic surgeon for details about your specific recovery time as every patient is different.

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