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6 Lifestyle Changes to Make Before a Tummy Tuck

Preparing for Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

4 Minute Read: A tummy tuck provides incredible benefits to those seeking body contouring and body sculpting improvements.  Before your surgery, there are several lifestyle changes you can and should make to ensure your operation and plastic surgery recovery goes smoothly.  Preparing for plastic surgery is not an intuitive process. There are many factors to […]

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6 Lifestyle Changes to Make Before a Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation, Preparing for Plastic Surgery

3 Minute Read: When preparing for a breast augmentation surgery, you can take specific steps to ensure your procedure goes smoothly and produces ideal results.  Some of these steps are simple, while others require a bit more planning and effort, yet all can help make a breast surgery easier. 1. Stop Smoking Two Weeks Before […]

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6 Advantages of a Virtual Consultation for Your Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Plastic Surgery, Virtual Consultation

2 Minute Read: Thanks to advances in video conferencing solutions, virtual consultations have become more popular with doctors and plastic surgeons in recent years. If you are considering a virtual consultation, keep reading for a complete list of all the advantages. What Is a Virtual Consultation? First, we should define what a virtual consultation is. […]

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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery, Preparing for Plastic Surgery

3 Minute Read: Choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most vital decisions you can make when preparing for a cosmetic procedure. But, how do you find the best plastic surgeon? There are several factors to consider when looking for the right doctor. Among the list are plastic surgeon’s experience, referrals, and credentials. […]

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What Foods Should I Avoid Before My Plastic Surgery?

Preparing for Plastic Surgery

3 Minute Read:  Many surgeons will advise you to avoid consuming certain things when preparing for a plastic surgery procedure—usually starting six weeks before your operation. Most doctors will cover the basics: consume no alcohol or nicotine, check your existing medications—especially blood thinners—to ensure they will not create additional complications, and take similar precautions. These […]

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Why Is It Important to Have Pre Surgery Lab Work?

Preparing for Plastic Surgery

2 Minute Read:  I have recently read numerous plastic surgery blogs that state that multiple plastic surgeons do not require any testing prior to the patient’s surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I want to stress how important it is for a patient to have bloodwork done prior to any elective surgery in which they […]

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