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3 Ways the Drainless Tummy Tuck Wins Hands Down


When planning your tummy tuck, lots of different factors should go into your decision. These include choosing the right plastic surgeon, deciding whether or not to combine other procedures with your abdominoplasty and looking into the best surgical techniques.

When it comes to the latter, the drainless tummy tuck technique is worth asking your plastic surgeon about. This technique comes with a whole host of benefits, including these three big ones.

1. An Easier Recovery Process

During a drain-free abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon will use a layered suture technique rather than drains to control fluid build-up.

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How Long Can Swelling Last after Liposuction?


Swelling is a natural response to injury, which makes this symptom inevitable after any type of surgical procedure. While swelling can last for several months after liposuction, the majority of the swelling should be resolved in the first 3 to 4 weeks.

There are some things you can do both before and after liposuction to help reduce swelling and speed up your body’s healing process.

1. Talk to Your Plastic Surgeon about Surgical Techniques

If you’re planning to include liposuction with a tummy tuck, consider talking to your plastic surgeon about the drainless tummy tuck technique.

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3 Tips for the Days before Your Breast Augmentation


As your breast augmentation draws nearer, it’s perfectly normal to feel both excited and a little anxious. One great way to help calm your nerves and ensure that your breast enhancement goes smoothly and seamlessly is to prepare for recovery ahead of time.

Not sure what to do before breast augmentation? These tips are a helpful place to start.

1. Stop Taking Blood-Thinning Supplements and Medications

Dr. Mariotti will provide you with detailed guidelines to help you prepare for your upcoming breast augmentation. Included in those instructions is a list of common supplements and medications that are known to thin your blood,

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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,

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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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