5 Things to Expect During Liposuction Recovery

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Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery treatment, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It’s a major procedure that removes unwanted fat in certain areas of your body. Your doctor performs this surgery by sculpting and contouring the areas of your body to permanently remove fat cells. However, understanding what to expect…

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What Is truSculpt Flex And How Does it Work?

Before and After truScultp

The pursuit of a sculpted, lean physique has evolved from being a mere indulgence of the rich and famous to a common desire among fitness enthusiasts, wellness buffs, and those embracing holistic health. Enter truSculpt Flex—a revolutionary body sculpting technology that’s redefining our approach to muscle toning and strength-building, tilting the scales towards a safer,…

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A Comprehensive Comparison of Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty

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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!

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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

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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)

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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

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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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Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

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

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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?

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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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How to Maintain a Flat Stomach After a Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

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 REDUCTION

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?

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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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How Can I Make My Lip Filler Last Longer?

Lip Filler

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

AAAHC Accreditation

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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Stretch Marks: What Are They and How to Treat Them

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, also known as striae distensae, are a common skin condition that affects both men and women. They are caused by a rapid stretching of the skin and can appear on any area of the body including places like your upper arms and most commonly on your abdomen. It’s common to develop stretch marks…

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Botox vs Fillers: What’s Best for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

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Do you have wrinkles on your face that you wish would disappear? Have you been feeling like you want to freshen up your look? If you’ve been looking at botox vs. fillers then you’re in good company as in 2020, Americans spent almost $16.7 billion on cosmetic procedures. Botox and fillers are not only affordable, but…

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A Fuller Face for Feminine Fun: How Can Filler Treatments Keep You Ageless?

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Ever wake up, glance in the mirror, and feel startled by the aging reflection staring back? Aging can be disheartening, leading to considerable efforts to conceal or combat emerging wrinkles. Ever long to rewind the clock and reclaim a youthful appearance? Fortunately, filler treatments offer a hassle-free solution to attain that coveted youthful glow. Delve…

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Seven Reasons to Get Cosmetic Surgery

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Are you thinking of getting cosmetic surgery done? Plastic surgery is becoming relatively widespread these days, and cosmetic procedures have increased by 429% for women and 273% for men since 1997. One of the reasons for this is that cosmetic surgery is more advanced and requires less downtime. Procedures are becoming more refined, and if you…

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7 Impressive Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Did you know at least 300,00 women in the US have breast augmentation surgery each year?  Many women don’t feel confident with their breast size and shape, and it has huge effects on their daily life and overall well-being. Breast augmentation is a life-changing surgery that provides numerous mental and physical health benefits. If you’re wondering…

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What Is Otoplasty? Benefits, Recovery and More

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When you think of plastic surgery, what’s the first surgical procedure that comes to mind? Maybe a facelift or a breast augmentation? While these are some of the most common, there are a variety of plastic surgery types that many people don’t know. One of them is otoplasty. What is otoplasty? Otoplasty changes the position,…

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Your Beauty Guide: What Sets Juvederm Cosmetic Fillers Apart

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When you look in the mirror each morning, do you wish you could get back some of the youthful beauty you used to have? Do you wish you could magically make your cheeks plumper, your eyes less lined, and your nose more defined? Do you want a solution that’s natural and nourishing, not one that…

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How to Prevent Wrinkles: 7 Important Tips

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Did you know that after aging, smoking, alcohol use, and excessive exposure to the sun are all associated with wrinkling? While aging is inevitable, there are plenty of things we can do to prevent wrinkles or delay the process. There are lifestyle changes, chemical treatments, and in-clinic procedures you can opt for today to see…

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The Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Filler Treatments

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You’ve likely heard of cosmetic filler treatments and that’s because they’re becoming more popular. So much so to where science has confirmed we see better facial rejuvenation results with fillers. Why are they so effective? They’re longer lasting than most anti-aging treatments and there’s little recovery time. You’ll also start seeing results very quickly. Are…

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6 Incredible Benefits of Botox

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Botox is the most popular form of cosmetic medicine in the world, and for a good reason: it’s safe, effective, and versatile. The list of the benefits of Botox is endless. Botox benefits range from reducing wrinkles to treating migraines. As experts in this field, we’re here to tell you about some of the best benefits that…

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