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What You Really Want to Get Right about Your Tummy Tuck


For most people who’ve had a tummy tuck, the experience has been life-changing in the best possible ways. However, many men and women have noted some key points they wish they would have done to make their experience even better.

Here is some tummy tuck advice we have heard from previous patients that we want to pass along to you.

Don’t Wait too Long

Many people come to Dr. Mariotti after years of dieting and exercising, trying to fix muscles and loose skin that can only be addressed with surgery. Once it is clear that hitting the gym and eating well won’t fix it,

How Fillers Really Show Up For You [Infographic]


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Why Breast Augmentation Can Be Better with a Friend


Now that you’ve scheduled your breast augmentation consultation, you might be wondering whom — if anyone — you should bring along with you.

While this decision is entirely up to you and will depend on your personal preferences, some women find that it’s helpful to bring a friend to their breast implant consult for these reasons.

You’ll Have Moral Support

It can be a bit nerve-wracking to go to a new doctor’s office by yourself, so bringing a supportive friend along can help to calm any butterflies you might have. He or she can also offer moral support during your consultation and help you decide if breast enhancement could be right for you.

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It’s Been a Very Long Year, You Deserve a Liquid Face Lift


Do you feel like lines and wrinkles have crept up on your face a little faster than usual with added stress? Maybe you’ve been working from home and saving up for a cosmetic procedure or two, while your frown lines have been working overtime.

If you’re thinking about getting a face lift but aren’t quite sure you want to dive into the deep end of a surgical procedure just yet, consider treating yourself to a liquid face lift and reaping many of the same benefits.

What Is a Liquid Face Lift?

A liquid face lift uses injectable wrinkle treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® to smooth away the appearance of lines,

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Your Breast Augmentation Recovery [Infographic]


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3 Super Easy Tips to Speed Up Your Liposuction Recovery


Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that helps you eliminate stubborn, exercise-resistant fat in many areas of your body. While recovery is generally smooth and most people can get back to work in about a week, there are ways you can speed up your lipo recovery even further.

1. Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day

For the first few days, try eating several smaller snacks throughout the day, rather than the traditional three meals. This will help to keep nausea and bloating at bay while you rest and heal.

You’ll also want to pay attention to what foods you’re eating.

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So You Want to Get Fillers But You Don’t Like Needles?


A large portion of the population is afraid or anxious about needles — one poll estimated about 20%. But if your fear of needles is the only thing keeping you from getting injectable treatments, you may find it relieving to know that there are lots of things you can do to ease your mind.

Put these four tips into practice to help make your dermal filler appointment go smoothly, even if you don’t like needles.

1. Schedule an Office Visit First

This gives you a chance to discuss your anxieties about needles with your plastic surgeon,

Tummy Tuck Benefits [Infographic]


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3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery


Even after having done your research about what to expect after getting breast implants, it can be hard to tell which temporary side effects are normal once you’re in the recovery phase of your journey. To help ease your mind, these are three common symptoms that are typically considered to be normal after breast augmentation.

1. Your Chest Feels Tight

It will take some time for your body to adjust to your new implants, so your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable during the initial state of recovery. For most women, tightness begins to dissipate during the first 1 to 2 weeks after breast augmentation.

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How BOTOX® Can Fade Wrinkles from Your 30s & Beyond


While some men and women choose to start BOTOX® in their 20s to help prevent future wrinkles from forming, many others prefer to wait until they see the first signs of aging on their faces. Truthfully, the best age to start BOTOX depends on your personal preferences and goals—there really is no hard-and-fast rule for when you should get treatment.

If you’re thinking about getting BOTOX, use this quick guide to help you plan your procedure for the right time in your life.

BOTOX in Your 30s

For many people, the first signs of pesky wrinkles and creases start to show up on their skin in their 30s.

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