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Breast Augmentation - Mariotti - May2022

Should You Have Goal Photos for Your Breast Augmentation?

Lots of women bring “goal” or “wish list” photos to their breast augmentation consultation to give their plastic surgeons a better idea of the kinds of results they’d like to achieve. This can be very helpful for a number of reasons. Dream photos help you translate your breast implant goals to your plastic surgeon, as well as help him or her better illustrate things like how cup size translates into implant volume.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best wish photos for your breast augmentation.

1. Choose Photos of Women With Similar Builds as Yours

It’s easier to get a more realistic idea of the kinds of breast implant results you can expect when looking through dream photos of women with similar builds and body shapes as yours.

Liposuction - Mariotti - Doctor Patient - April2022

3 Liposuction Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Heading into your liposuction consultation day, you will likely feel excited, maybe a little anxious and will have tons of questions. In all of the excitement of the day, it can be easy to forget to ask everything on your mind.

Jot down these three questions to ask about getting liposuction, as well as any others you may have, and bring them to your consultation so you have a productive, positive appointment.

1. What Liposuction Technique Is Best for Me?

Several liposuction techniques are available, each with its own set of benefits. Traditional tumescent liposuction remains a popular option,

Infographic on Breast Implant - Mariotti - March22

How Breast Implant CCs Relate To Bra Cup Size [Infographic]

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What’s the Difference between BOTOX® & Dysport®?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the anti-wrinkle injection space. But because the two are often discussed side-by-side as one-in-the-same, many people are left wondering what the difference is between the two, if any at all.

Here, we break down the main differences and similarities between BOTOX and Dysport to help you choose the best fit for your cosmetic goals.

BOTOX vs. Dysport

BOTOX and Dysport are both formulations of botulinum toxin that work by immobilizing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form on your skin.

Tummy Tuck

Why Do Things Feel Tight after a Tummy Tuck?

During the first few weeks of tummy tuck recovery, it’s normal to experience sensations such as tightness, tingling or mild discomfort. However, know that these side effects are only temporary and should continue to improve as your body heals. 

In the meantime, it can be reassuring to understand what’s causing feelings of tightness after a tummy tuck and what you can do to help speed up your recovery.

What Causes Tightness after a Tummy Tuck?

During your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Mariotti will create an incision across the lower portion of your abdomen so that excess skin can be removed and tightened.

Why Liposuction Isn’t For Losing Weight [Infographic]

Breast Augmentation - Mariotti - Jan 2022

3 Regrets Some Women Have about Breast Augmentation

When planning your breast augmentation, you want everything to go perfectly so that you can get the results you’ve been dreaming of. However, there are a few mistakes that some women make during the planning process that might lead to feelings of regret afterward. 

See how to avoid these top three causes of breast augmentation regret to get perfect results from the get-go.

1. Would Have Gone More Natural

One of the biggest challenges that many women have when planning their breast enhancement procedures is deciding what size of implants to get. While going as large as possible might seem like the way to get the most “bang for your buck,” going too big is one of the most common causes of regret after breast augmentation.

Liposuction - Lumps & Bumps

Lumps & Bumps Are Normal after Liposuction, Right?

Chances are, you wanted liposuction so you could get a smooth, sleek stomach. But what if you end up with lumps after lipo instead? Before you panic, know that some temporary unevenness after getting liposuction can be normal and, in most cases, will smooth out on its own. 

What Causes Lumps after Liposuction?

Lumps and bumps after liposuction or a tummy tuck with liposuction have a variety of causes, including swelling caused by fluid buildup, localized hematomas and residual fat that remains after your procedure. The good news is that in the vast majority of these cases,

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Thanksgiving Foods Your Skin Will Love

Skincare is a balancing act, and don’t we know it. A small slip (or extra piece of pie) can throw the skin’s pH levels out of balance, causing irritation, inflammation, and even acne. We took a deep dive into the Thanksgiving dinner table to share with you some skin food secrets that can help boost and balance your skin’s complexion – guilt free.

Turkey – Did you know that over 292 million Americans gather for Thanksgiving? That’s a lot of turkey! Have no fear turkey lovers, turkey is an excellent source of protein that aids in collagen and elastin formation.

Dermal Fillers - Mariotti - Nov 2021

Good News, Fillers Are Definitely NOT Just for Lines & Wrinkles

Injectable fillers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. While fillers are best known for their ability to temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles, though, you might not know that dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of these three unexpected spots. 

1. Hands

As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen and becomes thinner. One area of the body where thinning skin is often most noticeable is on the backs of the hands. Thin skin in this delicate area can make veins more visible,

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