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Panniculectomy

A Comprehensive Comparison of Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty

January 29, 2024

In many patients, the primary problem is an overabundance of fatty tissue underneath the skin, which can be addressed with weight loss either from dieting, exercising, or in more severe cases weight loss surgery. But when it comes to a substantial weight loss journey, the unsightly presence of the excess skin seems to be quite…

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Happy New Years!

January 5, 2024

This is the time of year when a lot of people make their New Years Resolutions. I think one of the most common resolutions people make is to start working out and getting into shape. Working out can help you lose weight and tone or build up your muscles. But did you know that you…

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Why Hydrafacials Are Becoming the Go-To Skincare Treatment for Many Celebrities

December 19, 2023

Celebrities are always looking for new and innovative ways to take care of their skin, and there’s one treatment that’s become particularly popular in recent years – the Hydrafacial. This facial treatment uses a unique technology to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin all in one go, leaving it looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.…

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CASE STUDY – GYNECOMASTIA (MAN BOOBS OR MOOBS)

December 14, 2023

This 25-year-old man had always been self-conscious of his chest. Ever since puberty, he felt that his breasts were too big. He worked out a lot, especially on his pecs, but could not improve the appearance. About 1 out of every 3 guys get enlargement of their breasts/glands at puberty (gynecomastia) due to hormonal changes.…

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The Power of Morpheus8 Skin tightening: A Revolutionary Way to Rejuvenate Your Skin

December 5, 2023

Are you tired of aging skin that just won’t go away? Have you ever heard of Morpheus8? It is a revolutionary way to rejuvenate skin that is fast gaining popularity in the beauty industry. This treatment helps to improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.  In this blog post, we’ll…

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BREAST AUGMENTATION – SALINE OR SILICONE

November 8, 2023

350cc Silicone Implants 325cc Silicone Implants Which breast implant is better – saline or silicone? In the United States, about 80% of all breast implants are silicone. I am about 50% saline and 50% silicone. I used to say that if done correctly, the look and the feel are the same. I really don’t believe…

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CASE REPORT – MOMMY MAKEOVER

November 4, 2023

This 28-year-old patient had 2 children over the last 8 years. She noticed that having babies had changed Mama’s body. She felt that her breasts had lost fullness, especially on top, and that they had become saggy. She was, however, happy with her cup size. Her belly had changed also. She had that “pooch” of…

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Nonsurgical “liquid” Rhinoplasty

November 4, 2023

By Greg Lee, MD, PhD This is a very beautiful patient who wanted to have minor improvements in the appearance of her nose. She already had a very cute nose but there were minor details that bothered her in photos, and she wanted her nose to be slightly more harmonious with her face without changing…

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Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

October 23, 2023

A man’s masculinity can be questioned when he develops enlarged or swollen breasts. Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of the breast tissue in a male’s chest, is a prevalent medical condition affecting many men. While not a serious health threat, gynecomastia may cause emotional distress, low self-esteem, and embarrassment in some cases. Therefore,…

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CASE STUDY – BREAST AUGMENTATION

October 5, 2023

This 44 year old lady had always had breasts that she felt were too small. She felt self-conscience about her small breasts and wanted to have larger breasts. She had very good breast tissues with little or no sagginess. Her skin tone was good, and her breasts were fairly symmetric. Many patients want natural appearing,…

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Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck? What’s The Better Option For Me?

September 28, 2023

There’s no denying that unwanted fat on your tummy can be frustrating, especially if you’ve tried your best to exercise and eat healthily. But the good news is that with advancements in medical technology, there are now several options to address unwanted belly fat. Two of the most common treatments include tummy tuck surgery and…

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Tummy Tuck

How to Maintain a Flat Stomach After a Tummy Tuck

September 6, 2023

Getting a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a great way to achieve the desired body contour that you’ve been wanting for years. The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightening the muscles of your abdominal wall. It’s a serious surgery and it requires a significant amount of recovery time.…

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CASE STUDY – BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL WITH BREAST LIFT

August 21, 2023

This 39 year old lady had breast implants placed 21 years ago because she desired larger breasts. At the time she had them placed, her breasts were fairly small compared to her body, and she wanted to be more proportional. She gained breast tissue over the years due to aging, body changes, and babies. She…

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CASE STUDY – BREAST REDUCTION

July 15, 2023

This 56-year-old patient had always had large breasts. Over time, she developed back, shoulder and neck pain. She felt that her breasts were very heavy. She also felt self-conscience about the size of her breasts and had trouble finding clothes and bras that fit. Her breasts were very large, heavy, and dense. She was thought…

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How Does Body Contouring Work?

June 29, 2023

Body contouring is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you achieve the body shape you desire. Body contouring procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years, with a growing number of people undergoing this type of surgery to remove excess skin or fat following significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. If you are…

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Lip Filler

How Can I Make My Lip Filler Last Longer?

May 29, 2023

Lip fillers have become one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments, especially for those looking to achieve fuller lips, improve the shape of their lips or restore volume loss. While a lip filler treatment can provide immediate results, it can be frustrating when these results start to fade. Fortunately, there are various ways to make…

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Jennifer’s Testimonial Video

May 22, 2023
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AAAHC Accreditation

la Belle vie receives accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAHC)

May 22, 2023

All of us at la Belle vie Plastic Surgery are pleased to announce that recently we were awarded accreditation for 3 years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the…

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Brian’s Testimonial story

May 19, 2023
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Breast Lift vs Breast Reduction

May 17, 2023
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OR Tour

May 15, 2023
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Is Liposuction Right For You?

May 13, 2023
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Mommy Makeover

May 11, 2023
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All About Probiotics

May 11, 2023
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CASE STUDY – BREAST LIFT/MASTOPEXY

May 3, 2023

This pleasant …. year old patient was very happy with the size of her breasts, but not with the sagginess of her breasts. She had ….  children and noticed that after her last child was done breast feeding, her breasts lost fullness on top and became saggy on the bottom. She wanted her breasts to…

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TUMMY TUCK AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS

CASE STUDY – TUMMY TUCK AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS

May 2, 2023

This is a 25 year old lady who was always significantly overweight as a child and as an adult. She underwent weight reduction surgery (bariatric or gastric bypass surgery) and lost 100 pounds. Although she lost significant amounts of fat, she did not lose any skin. There are elastic fibers in the skin. They are…

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5 Things to Expect During Liposuction Recovery

April 27, 2023

You have decided to have liposuction surgery. You are committed to looking great and feeling better around yourself. That’s fantastic news! Liposuction is the second most popular form of plastic surgery. It isn’t as serious as some surgeries, but there are still things you need to be aware of. You probably have questions about the…

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Brian’s Testimonial Story

April 24, 2023
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Cosmetic Face Procedure

What Are Cosmetic Injectables? Your Complete Guide

March 30, 2023

If you’ve heard of cosmetic injectables, but are not sure what they are or how they work, then this guide is for you. Cosmetic injectables are a popular non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and restore volume to create a more youthful appearance. This guide will walk you through what these injectables…

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Formal Tummy Tuck

Are There Different Types of Tummy Tucks?

March 13, 2023

There are several types and variations of a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty). These include: Formal Tummy Tuck – This is probably the most common form of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Skin and fat are removed from the lower part of the belly, tunneling under the upper belly up to the rib cage is performed, and the…

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