Why Smoking Needs to Stop Before Plastic Surgery

When plastic surgery is being planned, one of the important topics of conversation is how lifestyle can affect the outcome and recovery process of the intended procedure. Smoking, in particular, is a habit that surgeons encourage patients to kick before undergoing their elective surgery. This recommendation is nothing new, and it is well-known. That being […]


The Nuances of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic surgery procedure sought by men and women of all ages. While there are many reasons given for the interest in this nose-shaping surgery, it all boils down to this: rhinoplasty enhances the proportions of the nose. As such, it can improve aesthetics, and it can make it easier to breathe. […]



Can a Facelift Make much of a Difference?

  We meet with many men and women who are concerned about the cosmetic changes that are happening in the mid-stages of their life. Drooping brows, under eye bags, flat cheeks; these are all common frustrations that occur with age. And when they do occur, they make a person appear older than they are. Having […]


Are you Tucking Before Summer? Let’s Talk Exercise!

Regaining a fitter, slimmer waistline can be an enormous undertaking. Many of the men and women who visit our Bloomington office to discuss tummy tuck surgery express frustration that their intense efforts have not paid off. Diet and exercise are necessary to lose weight and keep it off, but that does not mean that eating […]


Thinking about Going Smaller? Here’s what you Need to Know about Breast Reduction!

Usually, it is breast augmentation with implants that we hear about. However, there are many women for whom enlargement would be very undesirable. In our Bloomington plastic surgery practice, breast reduction is actually a hot topic of discussion. When breasts are too large, they create unique challenges, such as finding clothing that fits well or […]


Head into the New Year with a Happier New You!

Do you know someone who has undergone cosmetic surgery? If you knew them prior to their procedure, you may have noticed an interesting side effect to their physical change – a bigger smile! Historically, we have tread lightly around the topic of how cosmetic surgery can improve one’s quality of life. We still do. There […]


Your Neck may be Revealing Secrets

We do a lot to look our best, because this helps us feel our best, and we don’t try to hide this fact. Several decades ago, men and women who were interested in turning back the hands of time may have done so with the help of a plastic surgeon. However, the few who actually […]


Addressing Facial Aging with Fat Cells

Fat transfer sounds like the “next big thing” because people are talking about it now. This innovative technique is the basis for the popular Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, and may also be a way to augment the breasts. Make no mistake, though, fat transfer is not new. This process has been a common part of […]


When Weight Loss Leaves Evidence

There are so many positives that result from reaching your goal weight! After putting in the work to create healthy eating and exercise habits, and maybe developing a truckload of self-discipline, you deserve to sit back and revel in the new you that you see in the mirror. When you imagined what your body would […]


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