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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.


A Less Painful Tummy Tuck

Considering a tummy tuck? Take a look at my latest Plastic Surgery Channel video and learn about a number of things that have improved with this procedure. I’m using advanced surgical techniques that produce dramatic results, including more effective abdominal shaping and low scar placement. I also use lipo sculpting to reshape the lower back, thighs and hips, as needed. And, patients are bouncing back much quicker from this surgery than before. 


Join Us For Our Spa 170 West Holiday Open House

Need ideas for holiday gifts or just want something special for yourself? Drop by our Spa 170 West holiday open house on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 between 1:00-6:00 pm to check out our goodies. The Jane Iredale makeup artist will be with us to share their exciting holiday eye and lip products. We’ll also be offering special discounts on our best skincare procedures, products and makeup items.