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Dr. Bruce Van Natta Discusses Important Elements of Breast Augmentation

Did you know that Breast Augmentation is the most common plastic surgery? Despite that, it also has the highest complication and re-operation rate. In our practice we do everything possible to minimize complications. Here is my latest Breast Augmentation video that covers many of the items we will discuss when you visit my office for your initial patient surgery consultation.


Spring Make-Up Is Coming to Spa 170 West!

Ready for an exciting beauty event? Join Jane Iredale Global Educator and Certified Make-Up Artist, Natalie Soto-Carlisle, for a Spring Make-Up 101 event at Spa 170 West on April 4th. Natalie conducts educational training and events for Jane Iredale. She has prior experience as a make-up artist on America’s Next Top Model as well as backstage on the runways of New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week.


What Is An Injectable?

What is an Injectable? Patients often use this catch phrase for non-surgical procedures involving a needle. But in reality, the term can be confusing and is somewhat misused. Neurotoxins (Botox and Dysport) and “fillers” have different functions. Here is a good video from the Plastic Surgery Channel explaining the difference between the two and what you need to know before considering them. 


Latest Plastic Surgery Statistics

The latest statistics published by the ASPS show that the Top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2015 were breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and tummy tuck. According to their survey, breast aug continues to be the top cosmetic surgery – and has been for almost 10 years. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting did not make the top 5, however it was up by 28% from 2014.


Weighing In On Lunch Time Cosmetic Surgery Fixes

Thinking about a “lunch time fix”? Think again. Here is my latest Plastic Surgery Channel video and article where we talk about these popular treatments. Be sure to set realistic expectations. Some of these treatments are good, but buyer beware. Non-plastic surgeons are doing these as well to make an extra buck and promising results that are not possible. My rule: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


The Debate Over Large Breast Implants

Have you ever wondered when a breast implant is just too large? View my latest Plastic Surgery Video and accompanying article to find out more. I weigh in on this hotly debated topic with my colleague, Dr. Clifford Clark. There are definite tendencies in implant sizes chosen depending upon the region of the country you live in. In Indiana, the trend toward smaller breasts is more evident.