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How Long Does Swelling Last after Breast Augmentation?


Swelling is an inevitable part of recovery after any surgical procedure, including breast enhancement. But many women are surprised to learn how quickly swelling after breast augmentation subides, gradually revealing their final outcome. 

This timeline of the early stages of breast augmentation recovery can give you an idea of when you can expect swelling and bruising to start dissipating, as well as when you might be able to get back to your normal activities.

1 to 5 Days after Breast Augmentation 

During the first few days after getting breast implants, you’ll want to take it easy at home.

When To Get Moving After Breast Augmentation [Infographic]


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How Liposuction Can Slim Your Waist into an Hourglass Shape


For many women, achieving the coveted hourglass figure is the ultimate fitness goal. Unfortunately, however, getting rid of fat pockets in your midsection is often difficult, as this area is known to be particularly resistant to exercise. 

The good news is that liposuction and other body contouring options can help you fine-tune your workout results, so you can finally achieve that hourglass shape. Read on to discover whether liposuction alone or in conjunction with another cosmetic treatment could be the best solution for you.

When Lipo Could Be Right for a Smaller Waist

If your goal is to eliminate a few isolated areas of fat here and there to help you achieve your desired body shape,

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Why Fillers Are Going to Be Even Bigger in 2021


Injectable fillers remain one of the most popular plastic surgery trends year after year, and 2021 isn’t expected to be any different. In fact, fillers could be even more popular this year than in the past, and these are just a few of the reasons why.

  1. Masks Can Camouflage Bruising and Swelling

    Face masks will likely carry over into 2021, and many people are finding that the coverings make it easy to temporarily hide bruising or swelling after getting lip filler. So even though you may have to mask up now, you could use this time to get fillers so you can fully enjoy your results a bit later.

4 Quick Tummy Tuck Facts [Infographic]

4 Quick Tummy Tuck Facts [Infographic]


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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.

The Best Candidates for Liposuction [Infographic]

The Best Candidates for Liposuction [Infographic]


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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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