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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]

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.

Liposuction Treatment Areas [Infographic]

Liposuction Treatment Areas [Infographic]


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How a Tummy Tuck Consultation Beats Online Research Anytime


Preliminary online research is great if you are just starting to consider getting a tummy tuck and want to know basic information like what it does, who’s a good candidate and what recovery is generally like. But for more customized recommendations and professional advice, you’ll want to sit down with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck consultation.

These are just a few of the benefits of an in-person consult over Internet research.

  1. Get Personalized Recommendations

    One of the biggest benefits of talking with your plastic surgeon face-to-face is that you can get personalized recommendations about your unique situation.

The Best Plastic Procedures For Each Season [Infographic]

The Best Plastic Procedures For Each Season [Infographic]


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What’s Liposuction Revision & Could It Happen to You?


In some instances, liposuction may cause a bumpy, uneven appearance of the treated area. This is most frequently caused by an inexperienced provider, as removing too much fat from the area or using the wrong technique can cause this undesirable result.

The good news is that uneven liposuction can be fixed — just be sure you choose your liposuction plastic surgeon wisely.

What Is Liposuction Revision?

Also called liposuction correction, liposuction revision uses various techniques to correct uneven contours caused by a previous liposuction procedure. The extent of correction necessary, as well as the techniques used,

How Much Facial Filler Do I Need?

How Much Facial Filler Do I Need?


One of the questions we most commonly get from MSpa patients who are considering injectable fillers to remove lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume is “how much product do I need?” It’s a simple question, but the answer varies depending on many factors.

What You Want to Treat

Fillers come from the manufacturer in a pre-packaged, sterilized syringe. A syringe of Juvederm®, for instance, contains one cc (cubic centimeter) of the product. Your total treatment cost will depend on how many syringes of product you need.

  • If you’re only looking to correct very minor wrinkling or hide a scar or blemish,

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