Sick of Acting Your Age? How You Can Get Rid of Age Spots

When you were little, all you wanted to be was an adult, aka an astronaut, teacher, firefighter, or whatever your heart fancied. And now that you finally are an adult, suddenly your age seems a whole less glamorous— especially when you have age spots to show for it. Typically age spots affect patients who are over the age of 50. They are small dark areas on the skin and are…

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Scarring Around Your Bra Line

A breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing surgery that can be done to help give you the larger, more symmetrical breasts that you have always wanted. And although you may have great results from your surgery, you may also suffer from some scarring on or around your breast line. If you would like to get rid of your scarring, consider trying some of the suggestions listed below. Moisturize If you…

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Scarring Around Your Bra Line

A breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing surgery that can be done to help give you the larger, more symmetrical breasts that you have always wanted. And although you may have great results from your surgery, you may also suffer from some scarring on or around your breast line. If you would like to get rid of your scarring, consider trying some of the suggestions listed below. Read on to…

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3 Things You May Not Know About a Breast Implants

Breast implants are and will continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. By enhancing a woman’s breast size, shape, and texture, breast implants can transform your appearance almost instantly. Even if you are familiar with this type of surgery, there are a few things you may not be aware of. Read on to learn more. They Have to Be Redone Unfortunately, breast implants aren’t a permanent…

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How to Get Rid of Age Spots On Your Hands

Your hands can show where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and worst of all, your age. If you have age or sun spots on your hands that are making you feel self-conscious, there are a few different ways for you to get rid of them. From a topical cream to laser resurfacing, this article will discuss a few different options that you have to choose from to get rid of…

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How to Prepare for a Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is a condition in which males produce breast tissues in their chest— leaving them with visible, female looking breasts. Typically caused by hormones, gynecomastia is a condition that can make men feel self-conscious all around. If you suffer from this condition, you are not alone. In fact, studies say that around 25% of men over the age of 50 have it. Luckily, here at The Plastic Surgery Group of…

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How to Prevent Your Scar From Getting Worse

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after any surgical procedure. Whether you just got a breast augmentation, a rhinoplasty, or an abdominoplasty, you are going to have a scar or two to show for it. As you are healing, however, there are a few things you can do to prevent your scar from getting worse or more prominent. From avoiding the sun to keeping the skin moisturized,…

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How to Get a Natural Glow This Summer

Nobody wants to head to the beach looking more pasty than tan. Having a healthy looking tan can not only make you look like you’ve been somewhere tropical but it can also make you look slim in the process. However, having that natural tan glow can come at a hefty price in the form of skin cancer. So, how can you get a natural looking tan without sacrificing the health…

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Plastic Surgery News: How Breast Sensation Can Be Restored Following a Mastectomy

Having breast cancer can really turn your whole world upside down. And although a mastectomy can remove cancer cells and put you in the clear, the sensory nerves in your breasts are often damaged— leaving you with a loss of breast or nipple sensation. Even though some of the sensation in your breasts will return over time, it’s usually nothing near to the sensation that you once experienced before surgery….

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3 Benefits of Reconstructive Surgery

When you typically think of cosmetic or plastic surgery breast implants, and rhinoplasties often come to mind. And although these surgeries continue to be popular amongst our patients at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, many of our patients come into our office for reconstructive surgery. Whether you need reconstructive surgery for a botched boob job, an injury, trauma, or disease, we can ensure that you get back to looking…

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When the Internet Lies: 3 Myths About Scar Removal

There are more benefits than downfalls to the internet: endless cat videos, the ability to Google just about anything at any time, and having video streaming at your literal fingertips. However, just like with anything that’s good, there’s usually something bad lurking behind the corner. For instance, when it comes to searching for things regarding your health and wellness online, you can come up with a slew of myths. If…

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How to Cover Up Your Face While It’s Healing from Skin Cancer Treatment

As one of the most common forms of cancer, skin cancer inflicts about 500,000 new patients every year. Luckily, even though there are a lot of people diagnosed each year if it is caught early on, it is treatable. Here at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, our doctors can diagnose and treat your skin cancer. Depending on the type of skin cancer and the location, we can either burn…

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Benefits of the ZO 3 Step Facial Peel

In a world full of responsibilities like a job, family, school, and bills, it can seem hard to find time to take care of yourself. However, as one of the best things you can do for your overall health, finding time to take care of yourself can do you wonders. As one of the best ways to take care of yourself, coming into The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester for…

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3 Things to Know About Your Face Cream

There are a few things that you should be doing for your skin on a regular basis including washing it and applying a moisturizing face cream. As one of the best ways to protect your skin from acne, and fine lines and wrinkles, wearing a face cream is a must for everyone. However, there may be a few things that you may not know about your face cream. This article…

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3 Spring Skincare Tips

Spring is just around the corner which means that you can get a new spring wardrobe, a new haircut, and even new skincare. To make sure that your skin stays dewy and glowing all spring long, try using these three skin care tips listed below. Read on to learn more. Detox Spring is a time of year for rejuvenation and detoxing your body both on the inside and out. When…

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3 Different Types of Face Masks

Treating yourself right is one of the best things you can do for your mind, body, and skin. As one of the best ways to pamper yourself after a long week, we encourage our patients to give themselves at-home facials by doing things such as face masks. But how can you tell what type of face mask is right for you and your skin? This article will discuss three types…

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Scared of Post-Op Scarring? 3 Things to Know

Scarring after any cosmetic surgery can be enough to leave people wanting to head for the hills— especially when it comes to surgeries like breast enhancement surgery. If you have wanted to get a breast augmentation but are too worried about the scarring, you are not alone. However, as one of the most natural parts of the healing process, scarring is often unavoidable. The Incision Site When you come into…

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The Art of Breast Revision Surgery

Undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy can make you feel less confident and feminine. If you have recently undergone one of these procedures, we at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester know just how life-changing it can be— that’s why we offer breast reconstruction surgery. By using a combination of procedures like skin expansion, breast implants, tattooing, and flap reconstruction, our surgeons can help you get back to looking and feeling…

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Smooth Sailing: 3 Easy Tips to Help You Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery

If your breasts cause you severe back pain or if they are simply too large for your liking, then you may want to consider getting a breast reduction. By surgically removing the excess fat and skin from your breasts, one of our surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester will help you to live a more comfortable and otherwise enjoyable life. To help ensure that you have a smooth…

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3 Ways to Combat Chapped Hands This Winter

Taking care of your skin is one of the things that is often neglected— especially when it comes to taking care of the skin on your hands. And with freezing temperatures upon us, your hands can quickly become dry, chapped, and can even start to bleed. Whether you are getting hand surgery done by The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester or not, it’s important that you keep your hands moisturized…

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Hand It to The Experts: How to Get Rid of Arthritis in Your Hands

You don’t realize how much you depend on certain parts of your body until you are suddenly left debilitated by a disease like arthritis. By causing your joints and tendons to become inflamed, arthritis is a condition that can affect different parts of your body including your hands. As one of the most common places to develop arthritis, arthritis in your hands can make simple things like typing, playing the…

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3 Reasons to Consider Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Although the concept of male breast reduction surgery might sound a bit foreign to some people, this type of surgery (known as gynecomastia) is actually a life-changing surgery that many men undergo from The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester in order to get their body into the best shape imaginable. As a procedure that is used to get rid of excess fat and tissue in the breast region of your…

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Rejuvenate Your Skin: How to Conduct an At-Home Facial

In between getting your Botox, chemical peels, or spa facials from The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, it’s important that you give your skin the rejuvenation it needs in order to stay as clear and healthy as possible. And although you may think that washing your face is enough, giving yourself an at-home facial once every few weeks will help you to feel as good as possible. Read on to…

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How to Know What Results You Can Achieve

It’s easy to look at pictures of your favorite celebrities and say, “I want those breasts” or “I want to have ab muscles like theirs,” but because everyone has a different body type, it can be hard to know exactly what you would look like with those additional assets. Luckily, we at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester are pleased to announce that with the Vectra System, you can see…

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Zap That Cancer: Understanding Skin Cancer Treatment

Did you know that every year more than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed? If you have recently been diagnosed with skin cancer and are now one of those statistics, then you know just how frightening it can be to hear that you do in fact have cancer. Luckily, as one of the most treatable forms of cancer, skin cancer is a form of cancer that is less…

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The Importance of Massage Following Breast Enhancement Surgery

If you are scheduled to get a breast augmentation done at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, nothing will make you look and feel more alive than seeing your results afterwards. However, in order to obtain the best results possible and to have a speedy recovery, it’s important to understand how to properly massage your breasts afterwards. Read on to learn more about the importance of massage and how to…

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Post-Op Mole Removal

Have you recently had a mole removed from The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, or do you have an upcoming appointment to do so? If so, it’s important to know what things you should do post-op in order to ensure that your skin heals properly from the mole removal and that you lower the likelihood of you scarring from the procedure. Read on to learn more. No Scratching Let’s face…

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Understanding Your Scars and How They Can Be Treated

Getting scars when you were little were once deemed as a right of passage— a symbol that you attempted to do something cool and now have proof to show it. However, there are some scars that you get as you get older that are less than flattering and that you will likely want to get rid of. Depending on the type of scar you have and how severe it is,…

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Beach Body Makeover

With summer in full swing, you’ll want to make the best of the rest of the season by spending as much time as you can at the beach with friends and family. Whether you live near the beach or you are simply taking a beach vacation, spending time near the water is not just fun, but relaxing. However, unless you have the perfect beach body then you might not be…

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2 Hand Surgeries to Help Bring Out Your Inner George Costanza

If you’re a TV fanatic, then you are likely familiar with the show Seinfeld. During one of the episodes of Seinfeld, George Costanza gets a job as a hand model only to burn his hands later on and never get the chance to get his hand career off the ground. It’s not likely that you are pursuing a career as a hand model, but your hands are one of the…

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The 3 Best Foods for Your Skin

When it comes down to taking care of your looks, yours kin is likely your number one concern area. If you are taking good care of your skin on the outside, by getting things like laser and Botox from The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, consider adding another element to your routine and help take care of your skin from the inside out through your diet. From yogurt to chocolate,…

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Get Help with your Aging Process

No matter where you are on the timeline of life, you want your appearance to be an accurate representation of how you feel on the inside. Due to the effects of an active outdoor lifestyle, stress, and numerous other factors, your skin may not be so agreeable. If the signs of aging have begun to make themselves apparent on your face and body, know that you are not powerless to…

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What Triggers Aging?

Age. It brings with it wisdom, perspective, and a host of cosmetic concerns. While the actual process of aging is partially responsible for the development of crow’s feet and other creases on the face, we now know that there are several other triggers to such problems. Sun, sand, and snow. Basically, every time we are in the sun, we are exposed to ultraviolet light. The UVA and UVB rays that…

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Want to Know how to Make the Most of your Tummy Tuck? Read This!

At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we don’t think you should have to “live with” physical attributes that do not make you feel your best.  When the abdominal muscles have become lax, and overlying skin has become too stretched to return to its previous condition, the tummy tuck procedure may be the key to a more attractive body, and a more confident you. Planning for plastic surgery Planning for…

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How to Properly Check your Skin for Skin Cancer

Giving yourself self-exams every month and visiting The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester on a regular basis are both important ways to ensure that you can detect any signs of skin cancer as early on as possible. However, when it comes to giving yourself a self-examination, you might not know exactly what to do and what to look for. Luckily, these following tips will lead you in the right direction….

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Redefine Your Body With Laser Assisted Liposuction

It seems like nowadays that there is a laser procedure used to help you with virtually any part of your body, including liposuction. Unlike, traditional liposuction which involves going under anesthesia in order to scrape and suck out excess fat from your body, laser assisted liposuction is a bit different and less invasive. Read on to learn more. What does the procedure entail? Before your procedure, the doctor will numb…

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Have Spider Veins? Two Types of Spider Vein Removal Treatments

Spider veins are not only unsightly to look at but they can be extremely uncomfortable as well. If you suffer from spider veins and can’t even seem to get yourself to wear things like shorts or sandals due to the embarrassment you might feel, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that anywhere between 30% and 60% of adults suffer from spider veins. Luckily, The Plastic Surgery Group…

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How to Feel Confident While Naked

It’s one thing to feel confident fully clothed while standing in a room full of people, but it’s another completely different feeling to feel confident while you’re naked and by yourself or with your significant other. Whether you lack body confidence because you are overweight, because your breasts aren’t as perky as they used to be, or simply because you don’t have very strong confidence, this article will address how…

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3 Acne Fighting Skincare Products

Acne isn’t just a plague that hits preteens and teens— in fact, many adults in their twenties and thirties also suffer from some sort of acne as well. If you have acne and just can’t seem to get rid of it, ensure that you are giving your skin the best care it needs with the following over-the-counter skincare products. Toner A toner is a must-have when it comes to acne….

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How to Accentuate Your Eyes After a Brow Lift

Getting a brow lift can feel like a life changing experience. As you age, the skin around your eyes and forehead loses elasticity and causes your eyes to appear a bit more saggy than you once remember. Once you have received an eye lift, it can be hard to learn how to apply makeup and accentuate your eyes in a way that’s flattering. Read on to learn more. Concealer When…

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3 Different Types of Breast Implants to Choose From

Just like with anything nowadays it seems like there is an option to choose from around every corner. From buying an apple to picking out what kinds of breast implants are right for you, it can sometimes seem overwhelming to make these decisions. However, as one of the most important decisions that you will make to your body, choosing the right breast implant will help to ensure that you get…

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How to Best Maintain Your Liposuction Results

Getting liposuction can give your body the slimmer looking appearance that you never thought you’d see. Used to treat areas in which you can’t seem to slim down— no matter how hard you try— like the upper thighs or abdominal region, liposuction helps individuals achieve a thinner physique. However, once you have liposuction, that doesn’t give you an excuse to sit in bed and eat Twinkies all day, in fact,…

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How to Best Protect Your Skin From Skin Cancer

There is no sure fire way to protect your skin and body from getting any type of cancer. And as one of the scariest things to be diagnosed with, the “c word” can drastically change your life and the lives of everyone around you. In order to protect your skin from getting skin cancer, try these following tips. Sunscreen This might sound like a no brainer to most people but…

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Just Got Breast Augmentation Surgery? 3 Types of Bras to Invest In

Getting breast enhancement surgery can feel like a rite of passage for just about any female. Not only can it give you the self-esteem that you never knew was possible, but it can also make you feel more like woman. One of the most important things you can do after you receive breast enhancement surgery is to invest in some high-quality bras to help ensure that you receive the support…

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Hitting the Slopes? How to Properly Take Care of Your Skin

Winter sports are in full-swing as the nation’s largest ski resorts have opened their doors to skiers and snowboarders alike. If you like to participate in winter sports and just can’t wait to hit the slopes this season, make sure that you are protecting your skin. Read on to learn more about the most effective ways to protect your skin this winter. Wear a Face Mask Yes, face masks are…

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3 Non-Surgical Treatments to Add to Your Christmas List

With the holiday season just around the corner, your kids aren’t the only ones who are excited about Santa Claus coming to town. As a gift that keeps on giving for months to come, non-surgical plastic surgery treatments are a great thing to include on your Christmas wishlist this year. From Botox to laser hair removal, this article will discuss the 3 must-have surgical treatments you should consider begging your…

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Tone Up: Male Breast Reduction Surgery

When you think of breast reduction surgeries, you likely imagine an older, overweight women opting to reduce her breast size due to the strain it is causing her back. However, breast reduction surgery is gaining popularity not only among younger women, but men as well. Read on to learn more about male breast reduction surgery. Why Breast Reduction Surgery? Men who have either lost a suddenly large amount of weight,…

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How to Combat Dry Skin This Season

With fall in full swing and winter just around the corner, it has people everywhere fearing the dreaded snow and added chill to the air. And although these kinds of attributes can be charming during the holiday season, the charm can quickly diminish when you’re faced with painful things like chronic dry skin. Combat your dry skin this season with these following steps. Hands Nothing is quite as painful is…

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3 Things to Avoid After a Rhinoplasty

If you either hate the appearance of your nose or simply hate having breathing problems, then you might need to get a rhinoplasty (most commonly referred to as a nose job). As a fairly basic cosmetic procedure, nose jobs  can be done within a few hours and you will typically be sent home by the end of the day. However, once you are home, you need to properly treat and…

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Gear Up for Dryer Weather with New Skin Care Routine

With fall in full swing and winter just around the corner, your skin is likely trying to suck up every last bit of moisture that it can receive. As one of the most damaging seasons to your skin, winter can leave you with dry, itchy patches all across your body and face. This season, instead of suffering through the dry skin, combat it early on and try this new skin…

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Paint on Longer Lashes

With everyone heading to their local eyelash girls to get eyelash extensions, it can leave you feeling a bit envious of those eye-popping beauties. However, due to the expensive upkeep and the probability that your natural eyelashes just might fall out too, eyelash extensions aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. However, with Latisse, you can paint on lashes and get results in just a few months. Read on…

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Tummy Tuck? How to Stay Toned

Although getting a tummy tuck can make you look and feel like you just received a miracle procedure, the work doesn’t stop directly after surgery. If you don’t already have healthy habits to support your new found flat and taut tummy, it’s time to make some changes. From your diet to doing crunches, these three tools will help your tummy stay firm and toned.   Diet Just because you got…

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How to Know if Breast Implants are Right For You

Breast enhancement surgery is the most common form of plastic surgery undergone each day. And it is one of the easiest to recover from. If you’ve been considering getting breast enhancement surgery, but still aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself. Who Are You Doing It For? As one of the most important questions to ask yourself, the answer to this question will…

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4 Ways to Combat Acne

Yes, braces, permed hair, and a face load of acne may all be things that you thought you could leave in your 7th grade yearbook, however acne affects millions of adults every day. If you suffer from acne due to either hormonal imbalances (queue that time of the month), stress, or oily skin, gather in the reigns and start to take control of your skin with these four techniques. Wash…

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Want Plastic Surgery? 4 Things to Ask Yourself

Some forms of plastic surgery like fillers and injections aren’t permanent. However, if you’re considering have a more invasive type of plastic surgery like breast enhancement surgery or a facelift, it’s crucial to not be hasty. Take time to think about whether or not it’s the right thing for you, and ask yourself the following questions. Why? It might sound like a no-brainer, but asking yourself why you want to…

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Exercise After Breast Reduction

Recovery following plastic surgery plays a crucial role in achieving desired outcomes. Questions about when it is OK to begin exercising again are typical. While each individual is different, there are certain general rules on when it’s best to return to exercise when recovering from breast reduction. Patients are generally advised not to engage in any strenuous physical activity during the first three to five days after breast reduction. Seven…

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Crow’s Feet: Can They Be Prevented?

“Is there a way for me to delay the appearance of unsightly lines on the outermost corners of the eye?” A woman in her late 20s came to visit us for a consultation the other day and asked the aforementioned question. We have also noticed an increasing number of patients who are quite concerned with the appearance of such lines, also known as crow’s feet. Luckily, the appearance of crow’s…

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Blepharoplasty Fixes Tired Looking Eyes

The skin around our eyes is very fine, and as we age the skin loses elasticity and has the tendency to sag, droop and wrinkle. The muscles supporting our eyelids can become weak over time, and excess fat sometimes stores itself under our eyes. The unfortunate effect is that we are left looking tired, and older or more worn out than we really feel. This problem can also affect our…

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How to Reduce Swelling After Eyelid Surgery

According to recent figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is the third most frequently performed cosmetic surgery. This should not be a surprise because the eyes, particularly the eyelids, are often the first to show signs of aging. The upper eyelids may become hollowed and droopy due to the gradual loss of natural creases, while the lower eyelids tend to become puffy with excess…

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Seromas Following Plastic Surgery

As with all types of surgery, complications are a possibility after plastic surgery. At the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, your safety is our prime concern, but we still want our patients to be aware of possible complications. The formation of seromas is something to look out for following major plastic surgery. A seroma can form when large amounts of tissue were removed in the procedure, such as during a…

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Managing Your Rhinoplasty Expectations

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose-reshaping surgery, is a very delicate. Like all types of cosmetic surgery, managing your expectations in rhinoplasty is extremely important. The goal can never be perfection, but rather aesthetic improvement. Not one size fits all A nose that looks good on someone you know, a celebrity, or a public figure isn’t necessarily good for your face. It’s all about proportion and taking the rest of your…

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Why Undergo Breast Reduction When Everyone’s Having Implants

Currently, breast enhancement surgery remains one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures alongside liposuction and the Brazilian butt lift. While a majority of women are contemplating breast implants, there’s a smaller yet equally significant number of women who want to undergo breast reduction. Why would these women want to reduce their breast size when other women are having surgery to have their breasts increased? It turns out that bigger…

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Foolproof Ways to Heal Quickly from a Facelift

Facelift surgery is a delicate procedure, but you have a role to play in the success of your facelift. You’ll need to carefully follow your post-surgery instructions to maximize your results. At the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we advise facelift patients to take the following steps to promote quick healing: Elevate your head while sleeping for at least two weeks post-surgery by using two pillows or a recliner. This…

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Take Years Off Your Face by Lifting Those Drooping Brows!

The brows frame the entire face and an aging brow can dramatically affect your entire look. Men and women visit us at The Plastic Surgery Group to learn more about their cosmetic options for fixing droopy brows and hooded eyelids. They can either opt for the surgical route via a brow/forehead lift or choose the non-surgical approach through Botox injections. Quick fix with Botox and dermal fillers Botox or Dysport…

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Why Avoid Sun Exposure During Your Facelift Recovery

There is significant downtime when recovering from standard facelift surgery. However, many patients who have undergone the procedure at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester have expressed that the long recovery period following surgery is actually a good thing. Avoiding sun exposure is one of the crucial things to do during recovery for the following reasons: Swelling is a typical occurrence following a facelift. Although it will gradually resolve on…

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Dealing with the First Signs of Facial Aging

Facial aging is largely composed of three main components: volume loss, textural changes, and droopiness due to the natural effects of gravity. In some of our patients, the first signs of aging may be noticeable as early as their mid-20s to their early-30s. If you’re one of those individuals, the good news is something can be done to reduce the early signs of aging. Below are the subtle yet still…

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How Well Do You Know Your Cosmetic Injectables?

Recent figures by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that Americans spent more than 2.5 billion dollars last year on injectables for facial rejuvenation alone. The increasing popularity of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures is proof that more people are investing in the way they look. The instant results and minimal downtime are what appeals to people choosing injectables over surgical procedures. With all the injectables out there, people…

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Otoplasty – Best Way to Reshape Your Ears

Children sometimes unfortunately have ears that are misshaped, overly large, or protrude from the head. Because of their ears, these children can be the subject of taunts and teasing at school. Their self-esteem can take a bit hit as a result. But otoplasty, or ear surgery, can correct any issues with the ears, whether on a child or an adult. For children with unusually large ears, they need to wait…

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Spider Vein Removal – What Are My Options?

Spider veins are small blood vessels located near the skin. These veins have red, blue, and purple coloring and are visible through the skin. The spider veins usually show themselves on the calves, thighs, and feet of women. There is no exact reason for the creation of spider veins. However, there are a number of factors that can result in their formation. Obesity, hormonal imbalances, and working at a job…

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What the First 24 Hours of Rhinoplasty Recovery Will Be Like

Rhinoplasty or a nose-reshaping procedure at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester usually takes an hour or two, depending on the cosmetic goals and the degree of skin elasticity in the nasal area. If you’re about to undergo the procedure and wonder what your recovery will be like the first day after the procedure, read on. It is important to note, though, that not everyone heals at the same rate;…

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Can I Have Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast enlargement, also known as gynecomastia, is estimated to occur in roughly 60 percent of the male population. Although the condition is not a serious health threat, its negative effects on self-esteem is one of the reasons why there has been increased attention paid to the condition and its treatment. During initial consultations, men often ask about their eligibility for the procedure. Aside from having abnormally enlarged breasts, male…

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Rhinoplasty – Will It Help Me?

Why choose Rhinoplasty? Beyond its role in breathing, the nose is also one of the most important features of our facial appearance. It provides stability and symmetry to our face. However, the nose needs to be proportionate to the rest of the face. A disproportionate nose can come from genetics, a birth defect, or can be the result of trauma or injury to the nose. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a…

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Have You Been Considering a Mommy Makeover?

Motherhood is certainly one of the greatest joys in a woman’s life. However, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding may actually take its toll physically on the woman’s body. Majority of women post-childbirth often find it difficult to restore their pre-baby body weight despite strict adherence to diet and exercise. Good thing there’s a Mommy Makeover! What’s exactly a Mommy Makeover? By and large, a Mommy Makeover is a collective term of…

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Liposuction is Growing in Popularity

Generally speaking, plastic surgery is seeing a lot more acceptance in today’s society than it did a few years ago. People now think nothing of saving up to change the things which make them feel self-conscious about their bodies. Not only is this mindset helping the industry, but it’s providing a great support system for those that have undergone plastic surgery. Instead of staying inside and hiding the work they…

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Can Plastic Surgery Help Reduce Bullying?

A story published earlier this year about a non-profit organization paying for a bullied teen’s nose-reshaping surgery prompted a lot of discussions online about the possibility of reducing bullying via plastic surgery. Here at our Rochester plastic surgery practice, we are glad to hear of such developments as we are aware of how serious bullying has become. Although a lot of things have been done at present to reduce bullying in schools…

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Do You Look Perpetually Upset or Angry? A Brow Lift May Lighten Up Your Day!

One of the most common concerns of men and women who seek our facial rejuvenation services here at our Rochester cosmetic surgery practice is that they’re often perceived as angry, tired or upset all the time by the people around them. Every so often, these people find themselves asked with “What’s wrong” when there’s actually nothing wrong in the first place. The Case of the Too Low Brows Although there…

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What Happens in a Facelift?

There are tons of information online concerning the facelift procedure. However, there are individuals who end up confused after browsing through the Internet concerning the procedure. Every so often, they visit us here at our Rochester cosmetic surgery practice with a lot of questions about the procedure. One of their most common questions when it comes to a face lift surgery is what exactly happens during the procedure.  Understanding the…

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Deciding Between a Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck for a Flatter Tummy

Body-contouring cosmetic surgeries are one of the most sought after procedures we have here at our Rochester plastic surgery practice. Every so often, men and women who have tried both diet and exercise to improve the appearance of their abdominal area and haven’t achieved the results they want are the ones who show keen interest in body contouring procedures such as as liposuction and a tummy tuck. During the initial…

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When to Make the Decision to Have Eyelid Surgery

A combination of factors such as advancing age, hereditary reasons, and exposure to harsh environmental elements such as ultraviolet radiation almost always is the culprit of puffy eyelids and the appearance of increasingly loose skin surrounding it. Here at our Rochester cosmetic surgery practice, men and women seek our expertise in eyelid surgery to help them improve the appearance of their tired and aging eyelids which tend to add more…

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Choosing the Right Size for Your Breast Implants

Most women dream of having bigger breasts. Larger breasts make them more attractive and boost their confidence. Here at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, you can have a bigger cup size with the use of breast implants in Rochester. For optimal results, your implants need to have the right size. What do you have to consider in choosing implant size? Consider the current size of your breast. Your current…

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Recovering from Tummy Tuck

A protruding belly that does not go away even with regular exercise and a strict diet is a problem for many people. Abdominal skin and muscles that are stretched out because of pregnancy give women headaches, too. Fortunately, excess fat and skin can be removed and abdominal muscles can be tightened through abdominoplasty, a procedure commonly known as tummy tuck. Here at our Rochester plastic surgery practice, you can have…

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Fillers in Rochester: Facial Rejuvenation Without Surgery

If you are not comfortable about going under the knife to rejuvenate the face and reverse the signs of aging, you can opt for fillers. Here at our Rochester facial rejuvenation practice, you can take advantage of different fillers to look younger and fresher. Fillers have a lot of benefits and have become the choice of many when it comes to looking years younger. Below are the benefits of these…

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Change Your Shape With a Body Lift

When most people are considering hvin cosmetic procedures done, they tend to think of each procedure separately. Some people elect to go under quite a few procedures, having to go through multiple surgeries. But a new option is now making waves that can correct even the toughest trouble spots, all in one procedure. It’s called a Body Lift. A Body Lift can include having multiple a teas that are the…

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How to Maintain Breast Lift Results

Breast Lifts are very popular procedures for firming and lifting the breasts to a natural, youthful position. But years after getting a lift, many women are disappointed that they begin to see the visible signs of gravity taking place once again. Although these effects are eventually unavoidable, there are ways to keep your great results lasting longer, and delay the signs of aging in the breasts. If you’re considering, or…

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Maintaining Liposuction Results

Every year thousands of people elect to get a liposuction procedure done. Liposuction is such a sought after surgery because of the way it can instantly get rid of fat that diet and exercise can’t seem to. Not only does it get rid of the underlying fat, but it completely eliminates the fat cells, which makes it more difficult to regain fat in that spot. But if you’re not careful,…

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Breast Reductions Helps Both Men and Women

When we think of breast reduction, we tend to think of women with larger breasts who need to reduce their size for medical reasons or to improve quality of life. But what most people don’t know is that many men also undergo the procedure every year. Male breast reduction can help men who have sagging in the pectoral area genetically — a condition known as gynecomastia — or who have…

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Treating Unwanted Scars in Rochester, NY

Scars, particularly those on the face and hands, can be unsightly. If you’re considering having a cosmetic procedure to address a scar, it is important to keep in mind that there is no way to completely get rid of a scar. But there are ways to make a scar much less noticeable. With the right surgeon and the right techniques, you can virtually eliminate the visibility of a scar. Steroid…

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Keep Those Brows Up

Sagging eyebrows could immediately change a person’s facial expression. Eyebrows that are positioned in undesirable directions could make you appear sad, tired, or even angry. That is why a brow surgery in Rochester, NY could make a huge difference. This procedure involves raising the eyebrows to maintain a normal and refreshing appearance. What makes the procedure more appealing is the availability of a new technique – the endoscopic approach. What…

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Stop Keeping Those Flaps

Losing weight could sound like a really good idea, but what comes after the weight loss could be pretty undesirable. Weight loss, along with gravity, may result to excess skin hanging lose everywhere in your body. This unwanted effect of weight loss could be greatly countered with a body lift surgery. Body lift in Rochester, NY could help you remove those unwanted flaps on several areas from your body. Ideal…

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Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

As you get older, your lower and upper eyelids begin to sag. Bags beneath the eyes start to show and upper lids droop. At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we want to help you look younger and fresher through blepharoplasty in Rochester. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the eyelids for a more youthful appearance. Who are good candidates for eyelid surgery?…

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Exercising After Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty in Rochester is a body contouring procedure that helps in getting rid of a big belly that just won’t go away even with exercise and diet. It is appropriate for people who have lost a lot of weight from weight loss surgery as well as mothers whose skin and muscles were stretched during pregnancy. During a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen….

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Rhinoplasty in Rochester: Open and Closed Approach

The nose has a lot to say about your overall facial appearance, and this is why many people opt to have a Rhinoplasty in Rochester. Getting a nose job can be the key to improving your look. There are two ways to do a rhinoplasty – the closed and open approach. Which is right for you? Here’s a closer look at these two rhinoplasty techniques. The Open Approach In an open…

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Psychological Benefits of Breast Reduction

Most women want to have big breasts, but there are also others who dream to have smaller bosoms. Having huge breasts is not always good. It can be very appealing to men, but women with huge chests often experience discomfort. It also makes it hard for them to fit in their blouses. Overly big breasts can cause back and neck pain too. At the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we…

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It’s as plain as the Nose on Your Face

Not all people are blessed to have the nose shape that they want.  But thanks to breakthroughs in cosmetic procedures, we now have a way to help our patients improve the contours of their nose and make it look as natural as possible.  A rhinoplasty is a very common procedure here at our facility at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester.  It could be a very minor improvement or a…

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An Ear Makeover

Probably one of the parts of the head that we pay less attention to are the ears and we are often unaware of how much of an impact they have in making a person more attractive.  If you are hiding your ears behind your hair and if this makes you insecure then otoplasty might be an option that you might want to consider.  Some people may not know that there…

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The Truth about Male Breast Reduction

It is a common misconception that plastic surgery applies mainly to women and their need to stay physically easy on the eyes. Realistically though, men, just like women, have imperfections that they want to address, and we make sure that they know that we are right here to help them.  Over the years, more and more male patients have dealt with issues regarding their breasts and in that same amount…

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The Essentials of Breast Reconstruction

For all the time that I have been working as a plastic surgeon, I have come to know how much importance the residents of Rochester NY place on their overall appearance and how this consequently affects their self-image and self-confidence.  So I feel for those that have lost their breasts due to a mastectomy or lumpectomy procedure.  A good thing about our practice at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester…

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Filler Up

It’s very common to see patients at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester coming in for consultations about getting fillers as a solution to their facial wrinkles and fine lines.  For a more natural look, I recommend Restylane and Perlane to all my patients.  The Restylane family of products is known for smoothing away wrinkles and lines and improving a patient’s facial contours.  Unlike other fillers, Restylane and Perlane create…

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The Truth about Breast Reduction

Bigger isn’t always better.  Of course, as a plastic surgeon, I have patients in Rochester NY wanting a bigger cup size and wanting to look like celebrities who have fuller breasts.  On the other side of the spectrum, we also have patients that make appointments to have their full-sized breasts reduced.  Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that we offer to help reduce a woman’s breasts by removing any excess…

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The Gift of Breast Lift

I have always believed that women are God’s special creations!  Not only do they bring life into the world, they are definitely nicer to look at!  And in my profession as a plastic surgeon, my goal is to keep it that way.  Childbirth and aging can take a toll on a woman’s appearance and they often come in at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester complaining of sagging breasts that…

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The Amazing Spider Vein Removal

I have been treating patients in Rochester, NY for a long time now and in my practice at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, not only do I help patients who want to improve their appearance and look youthful, I also assist patients with conditions that affect their day to day activities.  One perfect example of one such porcedure is spider vein removal.  Spider veins or telangiectasia are thin purple…

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Facelifts

At some point one looks into the mirror at the face that looks back and realizes that over the course of time those familiar features have changed. Wrinkles, folds, blemishes, pigmentations and sagging skin are all characteristic of an aging face. While these features might be considered distinguished, or can be worn as the proud badge of a life full of experience and wisdom, more often it just seems like…

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Farewell To Collagen, You Gave Me My Start

This year marks an end of an era for me.  Hi.  My name is Julie Sylvester.  I am a Physician Assistant at Finishing Touch at the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester.  I began working here in August of 2001 and I began cosmetic injections one year later.  Back then, it was Zyderm and Zyplast collagen.  That is all I had.  I trained and used it for unwanted wrinkles of the…

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Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammoplasty Reduction mammoplasty is a procedure that results in some of the most satisfied plastic surgery patients.  The functional benefit from reducing the weight of a woman’s large breasts cannot be overstated.  It commonly results in a dramataic reduction in back, neck, and shoulder pain and often allows a woman to lead a much more active lifestyle. Breast reduction surgery typically lasts around 2 1/2 -3  hours and patients…

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