CASE REPORT – MOMMY MAKEOVER

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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

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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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How Often Do You Have To Get Breast Implants Redone?

Silicon Implants

Breast implants have been around for quite some time, and they have become increasingly popular in recent years. If you’re considering getting breast implants, you’ve probably wondered how often they need to be replaced. The answer depends on a variety of factors, including the type of implant you choose and your body’s natural aging process.…

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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

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I get asked this question, or a variation of it, on almost a daily basis and it is a good question. Many of my patients have an area or areas of their body that they would like to have reduced or, at least, better contoured. I have been performing liposuction for 26 years, and the…

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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

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Obesity has become a significant problem in today’s world. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 American adults, or over 93 million people, meet the criteria for being labeled as overweight or obese. The health consequences associated with being obese, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, are more pronounced compared to non-obese…

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Do I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Reduction?

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Women are often confused about these two procedures and the answer is really simple. If you are happy with your cup size but not the sagginess of your breasts, then you need a breast lift. If you feel that your breasts are too large, then you need a breast reduction. The procedures are very similar…

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

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Although pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are all natural parts of most women’s lives, having children usually changes a mother’s body.  Many body parts can be affected, and these changes often occur in a mother’s breasts and belly. About 40% of mothers end up with smaller breasts after childbirth and breastfeeding than they had before pregnancy.…

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Tips for Preventing Enlarged Pores

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Many people struggle with enlarged pores, as some are born with them or have them due to age, genetics, or other biology-related factors. It is quite common for those with naturally oily skin, due to overactive sebaceous glands, to be more prone to having visible pores; however, the good news is that there are steps…

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How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon For You

How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision. It requires research, due diligence, and lots of questions. Plastic surgery is a medical procedure and should not be taken lightly. By following these steps to choose the right plastic surgeon for you, you can ensure that you are making an informed decision about your health.  Research…

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The Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery

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Rhinoplasty surgery, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is a popular cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the look of your nose. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you. Rhinoplasty can help to correct In addition to improving the appearance of…

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years, as patients seek to improve their appearance and boost their self-confidence. While some people view cosmetic surgery as a risky and unnecessary procedure, the truth is that it can provide many benefits. For example, cosmetic surgery can correct physical deformities and imperfections, such as a cleft…

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Your Guide to Getting Cheek Fillers

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Do you wish you had high cheekbones or more definition to your face? Cheek fillers have become a popular option for women and men hoping to enhance their facial features. As we age, changes in the skin, bone, and soft tissue occur. This can leave your face looking a bit deflated with flat or sagging…

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3 Strategies You Can Use to Combat Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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Did you know that in 2021, the popularity of non-surgical procedures to treat fine lines and wrinkles increased by 44%? Your age, chronic diseases, and sun exposure can all affect the appearance of your skin, leaving your confidence in the dumps. It can be challenging to know where to start if you’re looking to rejuvenate your…

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Your Filler Guide: How Long Does Juvederm Last?

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Are you unhappy with crow’s feet, smile lines, other facial wrinkles, or recessed scars? Do you feel like your lips are too thin? Juvéderm® dermal fillers help restore fullness and volume to correct these issues. In 2021, The Aesthetic Society reported that 1,857,339 dermal filler procedures were performed. People choose this treatment to reduce signs…

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Radio Frequency Skin Tightening: A Safe and Effective Treatment

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During a recent survey including 2,000 Americans, approximately 59% reported feeling uncomfortable in their skin or body. Out of that 59% of surveyed individuals, 67% stated that skin problems were their biggest concern.  Signs of aging can make women (and men) feel less confident and lower self-esteem. If you have wanted to find natural ways…

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Votiva Vaginal Rejuvenation

La Belle Vie now offers a state-of-the-art device called VOTIVA. VOTIVA is an FDA approved platform which employs radio frequency (RF) technologies for certain aesthetic applications. Radio frequency energy is commonly used in cell phones, as well as radio and TV broadcasting. The platform has two systems, FORMA V and MORPHEUS 8. FORMA V is…

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How Body Contouring Can Help After Your Weight Loss Journey

Body Contouring

When you lose a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise, surgery, or a combination of all three, it is an incredible achievement. A lot of work and personal investment goes into this type of weight loss, and it should set you nicely along the path to a happy, healthy lifestyle for many years to…

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Is Mommy Makeover Right For You?

Mommy Makeover Abdominoplasty Wilmington NC

Have you heard of a Mommy Makeover? It’s possible that the term was mentioned in a PTA or Perhaps a Pilates class. You might have even noticed the buzz while at the salon and we’re sure it has piqued your curiosity. A Mommy Makeover is exactly as it sounds, providing women who have had children,…

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