How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon For You

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


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

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

cheek fillers

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

fine lines and wrinkles

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?


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

botox vs fillers

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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Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and wonder who that old person is staring back at you? Aging can feel devastating, and you may find that you spend a lot of time trying to cover up or fight the growing number of wrinkles on your face. Do you ever…

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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

breast augmentation

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

what is otoplasty

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

cosmetic fillers

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

how to prevent wrinkles

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

filler treatments

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

benefits of botox

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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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Plastic Surgeons

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The top five cosmetic surgeries performed in 2020 were nose jobs, eyelid surgeries, facelifts, liposuction, and breast augmentations. Are you interested in undergoing one of these procedures this year? If so, you may be in the process of choosing plastic surgeons. Yet, considering the many options for surgeons, you may feel overwhelmed with your search. We want to…

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What to Expect When Getting Injectables


The market for injectables is growing. Injectables made up 24% of all minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2019. But in 2020, that percentage increased to 26%. Are you considering injectables for the first time? It’s normal to feel anxious about what to expect. Let us help ease your mind with this guide covering everything you need…

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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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The Health Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

The Health Benefits of Breast Reduction

It’s true that you can have too much of a good thing. If you are blessed with large breasts, it may feel more like a curse. Nearly 45,000 women choose to have a breast reduction for a variety of personal reasons. The choice is something these women do not regret as they reclaim their lives.…

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What You Need to Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery Recovery

breast reconstruction surgery recovery

Breast reconstruction is on the rise in America. The number of surgeries rose by 62% between 2009 and 2014, which is the largest increase in women 65 and older. Breast reconstruction surgery reshapes one or both breasts following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. There are different breast reconstruction options women can choose from. Breast reconstruction surgery…

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6 Reasons to Improve Weight Loss with Body Contouring

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Do you have your dream body? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is no. Around 80% of American men and women report being unsatisfied with their appearance, and wish that they looked a different way.  Chances are if you’ve ever considered changing your body you’ve thought about cosmetic surgery. Body contouring is an easy…

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What to Expect with Breast Implants Before and After

breast implants before and after

Are you thinking about getting breast augmentation surgery? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are a little over 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries each year.  And, these numbers are only growing. Breast augmentation surgery is improving each year, and more and more women are experiencing the psychological and physical benefits of this type…

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What You Need to Know About Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Surgery After a Mastectomy

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Some of the worst words a woman can hear are, “I’m sorry, but the tests came back, and they show that you have breast cancer.”  Typically, when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, their doctor refers them to a general or oncologic surgeon to undergo a mastectomy. A mastectomy is a major surgery that removes…

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Is a Breast Reduction Right for You? 10 Signs You Need a Reduction

Is a Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?

While breast augmentation surgery is one of the top cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S., breast reduction surgery is gaining in popularity. Breast reduction surgeries spiked by 11% in 2017 compared to 2016. And if you’ve been living with discomfort in your upper body for too long, it’s possible large breasts may be to blame for your aches…

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7 Out of the Box Ways to Reach Your Happy Weight

Ways to Reach Your Happy Weight

Losing weight and getting into a comfortable shape is something that people struggle with their entire lives. The idea is that it’s incredibly difficult to achieve a happy weight.  While it is tough at times, losing weight doesn’t have to take your entire life. No matter where you are on your journey, it’s possible to…

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Breast Reconstruction Options After a Mastectomy and What to Expect

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer. Many factors increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, including lifestyle decisions, hormones, and environmental factors. If you discovered you have breast cancer, you’re probably weighing out all of your options. Your doctor may recommend a mastectomy. A mastectomy is the removal of the breast and…

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How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?

how much weight can you lose with liposuction

People who want to lose weight often ask, “How much weight can you lose with liposuction?” However, this is a somewhat flawed question, because the purpose of liposuction is body sculpting, not weight loss. The goal is to help someone improve their physique. Problem areas include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs These are areas where…

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After Breast Implants: What If You Want to Go Bigger?

So you finally took the courageous plunge and got breast implants. Congratulations! That can be a long, sometimes emotional, and even scary journey. But you did it! After breast implants, it’s time to love your new body and hopefully embrace the new confidence your new breasts give you. But what if you want to go…

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Dr. Jeff Church IS la Belle vie Plastic Surgery

Dr. Church is La Belle Vie, Wilmington’s newest plastic surgery office. La Belle Vie wants to empower patients in every part of their journey with extraordinary patient care, state of the art equipment, and an exceptional team that has decades of experience.

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