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Drains After Tummy Tuck: What You Need to Know

Drains After Tummy Tuck: What You Need to Know

When it comes to a significant plastic surgery procedure like a tummy tuck, we want our patients from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York, PA, to understand the recovery process and what they can expect to experience after surgery. I have performed hundreds of tummy tucks throughout my career as a board-certified plastic surgeon and body …

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Rhinoplasty: Surgical vs. Nonsurgical

Rhinoplasty: Surgical vs. Nonsurgical

When you’re looking into options for rhinoplasty in Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, PA, you may come across two procedural approaches to choose from: plastic surgery and nonsurgical injectables. Deciding which path to select for treatment depends on your unique goals. Injectable fillers can temporarily solve certain concerns, while surgery is required to fully address others. …

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Woman in red dress contemplating breast augmentation surgery

Answers to Common Breast Augmentation Questions & Concerns

For plastic surgery patients interested in breast augmentation in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York, PA, one of the most common concerns I hear is uncertainty about what life will be like after surgery. Some women with active lifestyles are concerned about when they’ll be able to return to exercise, others worry about long-term back discomfort …

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Quick Recovery vs. Traditional Facelift: What's the Difference?

Quick Recovery vs. Traditional Facelift: What’s the Difference?

Women and men who come in for facelift consultations at Harrisburg, PA, practice often want to know what the term "quick recovery facelift" means. Some people may think it's a gimmick and not really surgery at all, but I reassure them that the procedure is indeed a safe and effective surgical procedure. It's sometimes called …

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Comparing EMSCULPT® Fat Reduction to Traditional Liposuction?

Comparing EMSCULPT® Fat Reduction to Traditional Liposuction?

Have you heard of EMSCULPT? It one of the latest additions to the lineup of non-invasive body contouring procedures introduced during the past several years. Other procedures such as CoolSculpting® and SculpSure® are also positioned as nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction. At our Harrisburg, PA practice, I consult with patients who aren't sure which procedure is …

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Facial Contouring: Dermal Fillers, Liposuction, & Facelift

Facial Contouring: Dermal Fillers, Liposuction, & Facelift

Remedies that minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging can range from minimally invasive treatments such as fillers to plastic surgery. At our Harrisburg, PA, practice, I can help patients choose procedures that best-suit their specific concerns and preferences based on a physical examination and the description of their aesthetic goals. Even though I believe …

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Sleeping After Breast Augmentation

Sleeping After Breast Augmentation

Sleep is rarely on the list of issues to worry about when women consider getting breast augmentation. But my Harrisburg, PA, patients learn that getting a good night's sleep after their procedures can help speed the healing process and avoid compromising the results. I'll explain in this blog post why sleep is important after getting …

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Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck Tips

Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck Tips

Think about the changes a woman's body experiences during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It's remarkable and something that women who have children endure with a mixture of joy and exhaustion. For many women, though, the excess abdominal skin that remains is a nuisance that undermines their confidence. Post-pregnancy tummy tuck surgery at our Harrisburg, PA, …

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Why Rhinoplasty Recovery Is Better Than You Think

Why Rhinoplasty Recovery Is Better Than You Think

One of the primary concerns of patients considering rhinoplasty at our Harrisburg, PA, practice is the recovery. They're generally surprised to hear that recovery following rhinoplasty surgery typically involves little pain. There's swelling and bruising and some discomfort, but those side effects usually resolve after about a week. Even though the recovery may be better …

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The Ideal Implant: for Breast Augmentation

The Ideal Implant: for Breast Augmentation

There are many options in choosing breast implants for breast augmentation. A new option has recently been added to the mix; the Ideal Implant. Breast implants can be filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel filled. The saline implants are filled at the time of surgery and the silicone gel implants come prefilled. The …

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