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Male Breast Reduction Surgery – 10 Things Men Need to Know

According to recent National Institute of Health (NIH) statistics, more than 70% of boys in early to mid-puberty experience enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia, due to natural hormonal fluctuations. Yet, for over 65% of men middle-aged and older, gynecomastia remains an embarrassing and continuous condition. As more men come forward and speak openly to their physicians about… Read Full Article

Dos & Don’ts of Recovery After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed in the United States. In 2019, over 207,00 people decided to reshape their noses with cosmetic surgery, according to that year’s Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Why is Rhinoplasty so popular? The nose holds a very prominent position on each of our faces.… Read Full Article
Smoking and Plastic Surgery

How Smoking Sabotages Plastic Surgery

It’s no news flash that smoking and surgery don’t mix, but putting an end to lighting up may be even more critical when it comes to the intricacies of Plastic Surgery. Your surgeon will undoubtedly tell you to quit the habit for at least six weeks before and after your surgery. The truth is, he… Read Full Article
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4 Reasons to Schedule Your Surgery Over the Holidays

Have you been considering plastic surgery but have always seen the downtime necessary for recovery as an obstacle? If so, the holiday season may be the perfect time to schedule your surgery. Although the end of the year is often synonymous with family get-togethers and holiday parties, it is also the season during which many… Read Full Article
Mommy Makeover Surgery

Mommy Makeover Surgery – It’s not JUST for Moms!

Don’t let the name fool you. Although “Mommy Makeover” surgery is a popular choice for tens of thousands of mothers each year looking to reclaim their pre-baby bodies, it is also an excellent option for non-moms! If some of the improvements you’d like to see in your appearance include a flatter tummy, more contoured midsection,… Read Full Article

5 Ways to Fade & Treat Your Tummy Tuck Scar

According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, more than 123,000 Americans decided to trim and smooth their waistlines with Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominoplasty) in 2019. Tummy Tucks are consistently one of the most requested plastic surgeries from year to year. Despite its popularity and high patient satisfaction, abdominoplasty does present a drawback for some people in… Read Full Article

The Beauty of Balance – The Golden Ratio in Plastic Surgery

It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” but what if those eyes are actually performing minute calculations to tell our brain what is beautiful? Is what we find attractive merely a personal preference, or can it be mathematically quantified and measured? Many believe that there are ideal dimensions when it… Read Full Article

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me? 3 Ways to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate

Think Plastic Surgery, and you’re probably more inclined to envision procedures that increase, not decrease a woman’s cup size. Yet, each year tens of thousands of women decide to undergo Breast Reduction surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons national plastic surgery statistics, 43,591 breast reduction procedures were performed during 2018. The procedure has tremendously high patient satisfaction and… Read Full Article

Removing Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Losing weight can transform your health and overall life. The rewards of reducing your Body Mass Index (BMI) extend well beyond a decrease in blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease; they can also include a major boost to your self-confidence! But, some unwanted side effects frequently mirror the results of significant weight loss. Sagging, deflated… Read Full Article

Removing & Replacing Your Breast Implants

Explore Your Options with Explant Surgery Breast implants are one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the world. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 313,000 breast augmentations were performed in the United States in 2018. Breast implants can restore youthful fullness and volume to the breasts, enhance the balance of your… Read Full Article

Feel Confident & Secure Going Sleeveless

Bare your arms proudly with Brachioplasty “Arm Lift” Surgery Are you fit and healthy, but the skin on your upper arms seems to sag with a deflated, flappy appearance? Have you lost a substantial amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery and are now left with large amounts of heavy, loose skin… Read Full Article

How to Get the Most Out of Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Tips on preparing and key questions to feel confident and ready! At Edina Plastic Surgery, we understand that scheduling a consultation with one of our surgeons is a big step for most people. Even if you have spent months researching the procedure you’re interested in, discussing it face-to-face with a real person can feel intimidating.… Read Full Article

What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover Surgery

Motherhood is one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have during her life, in both mind and body. After conception, the female body spends almost 40 weeks evolving to support the creation and growth of the life inside of her. Although small in size, babies can take an enormous toll on a woman’s body.… Read Full Article

Edina Plastic Surgery is Now Open

New COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff Our surgeons and staff are so excited to welcome you back to Edina Plastic Surgery! We want to extend our deepest gratitude for your patience and loyalty as our practice has navigated its way through the COVID-19 crisis. As of Wednesday, May… Read Full Article

Silicone VS. Saline

Gain insight into your breast implant options According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), there are currently over 3.5 million Americans with breast implants. Between the years 2000 to 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) identified a 48% increase in breast augmentation surgeries. In 2018 alone, 313,735 breast enhancement surgeries with implants were performed. There… Read Full Article

Top Tips for Preparing for Plastic Surgery

Deciding on the plastic surgery that will best meet your aesthetic goals, and finding the perfect plastic surgeon to help you achieve them, aren’t the only factors that go into planning for surgical success. YOU play a pivotal role. How well a patient prepares themselves weeks, if not months before their surgery, can significantly influence his… Read Full Article

Coronavirus – Facts Over Fear Series

Your most pressing questions about COVID-19 answered The unknown can be a powerful catalyst for anxiety. Because of the vast array of sources we now turn to for information and news in the 21st century, trying to obtain factual and un-sensationalized information can be difficult. For this reason, Edina Plastic Surgery will be addressing some… Read Full Article

9 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses & Increase Your Immunity

If the Coronavirus Pandemic has been causing you to take a second look at your overall state of health, you’re not alone. Over the past few weeks, the sale of certain dietary supplements has skyrocketed and home-based and online fitness programs are enjoying heightened popularity and subscriptions. Our current situation has prompted tens of millions of… Read Full Article

COVID-19 VS. the Flu

How the two viruses vary and why the differences matter Have your discussions with family and friends regarding the Coronavirus promoted the question, “What’s the big deal – isn’t COVID-19 just like the flu?” Many comparisons have been drawn between the two viruses that cause respiratory disease, but there are important differences between them. Understanding… Read Full Article

Virtual Consultations with our Surgeons – Now Available

New Clinic Strategies to Help Combat the Spread of COVID-19 The landscape of how we interact with the world around us is changing rapidly due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To safeguard the health of our patients and community, Edina Plastic Surgery is taking stringent measures of precaution and implementing new options for our patients to… Read Full Article

Simple Strategies

Help Prevent the Spread of the COVID-19 & Reduce Your Risk of Contracting it After the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a pandemic this month, many of us started taking a closer look at how we could safeguard ourselves from contracting the virus and help prevent its spread throughout the United States and World.… Read Full Article

Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

3 reasons why you may be. 3 reasons why you may not. There is one thing that ALL of us have in common regardless of our sex, race, income bracket, or the credentials behind our name. We are ALL getting older. Although we may be able to skirt the visible effects of the aging process… Read Full Article

Scar Tactics

The common causes of poor scarring after surgery and how you can heal beautifully If there is an incision, there will be a scar. Although advancements in surgery have made leaps and bounds over the past century, “scar-less surgery” is a medical frontier that has yet to be conquered. In plastic surgery, patients need to consider… Read Full Article

Update Your Profile with Rhinoplasty Surgery

5 important things to know about a nose job There is nothing standard about Rhinoplasty Surgery. Your nose is one of the most prominent features of your face, and the emotional toll of being dissatisfied with its appearance can be devastating to your self-confidence. Whether you are unhappy with an abnormally large nose that throws off… Read Full Article

The Perfect Pair

Plastic Surgery combinations that complement each other and enhance your results! There is a balance to beauty. Studies show that the human eye perceives specific ratios and proportions more attractive than others when it comes to the appearance of our face and body. A skilled plastic surgeon will consider these “aesthetic algorithms” during both your… Read Full Article

Is Fat the Filler of the Future?

The Benefits of Fat Transfer for Face & Body Fat. The word has a negative connotation for most of us. Whether it’s the inch we can pinch on our upper arms or the love handles we’d love to lose, fat is generally something we’d all like to get rid of. But, have you ever seen… Read Full Article

Reshape Your Resolutions with Liposuction

How surgical body contouring can help you reach your 2020 body goals Each year, millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and reshape their bodies through diet and exercise. Even with significant weight loss and muscle gains, many find that they still have stubborn pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to their efforts… Read Full Article

The Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

Top Trends to Watch for in 2020 The New Year is a time for reflection, reassessment, and self-reinvention for millions of people all over the world. With the dawn of an entirely new decade in 2020, the resolution to improve aspects of our lives like our health and appearance may feel even more significant. If… Read Full Article

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

What’s all the buzz “behind” this popular, yet controversial procedure? Unless you haven’t been “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” you’re probably aware that the new ideal dimensions for your derriere have grown in size. Gone are the days of waif-like supermodels with skinny legs that go for miles and extend up into barely-there bums. This… Read Full Article

Scheduling Plastic Surgery by the Season

Why “when” you schedule may matter. You’ve done it! After months of research, weeks of staring at before and after photos online, and multiple consultations to learn more about your desired procedure – you have decided to partner with a board-certified plastic surgeon and schedule your plastic surgery. Congratulations! The entire team at Edina Plastic… Read Full Article

(Mini)mal Downtime… Maximum Results

The Top 5 Questions about the “Mini” Facelift The dramatic rise in the popularity of cosmetic injectables like Botox Cosmetic® and the Juvéderm™ family of dermal fillers over the past two decades has changed the face of aging (pun fully intended). Not only have these innovative products given patients more versatile solutions to address the visible signs of aging… Read Full Article

Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia

Effective surgical solutions to restore your confident edge This morning, millions of both adolescent and adult men will wake up, look at their chest in the mirror, and feel embarrassed or concerned about the appearance of their breasts. Although rarely discussed in public or even amongst men themselves, Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is incredibly… Read Full Article

Body Lift Surgery After Extreme Weight Loss

You’ve done it! You set a goal to lose 60 to 90 pounds over the course of two years, and you accomplished it! You feel proud of your discipline and success, and all of your markers for health like blood pressure and cholesterol have improved. But, now it seems that there is something new to… Read Full Article

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon VS. Cosmetic Surgeon

The difference makes all the difference. This past February, the Florida Senate proposed a bill which would allow the Department of Health to have more regulatory power over the cosmetic surgery industry. If passed, the department would be able to take legal action against doctors and clinics in the case of serious injury or death.… Read Full Article

Elevate Your Body Confidence with Breast Lift Surgery

Each year, thousands of breast augmentations are performed to give women the breasts they have always wanted, but what about the millions of women who are simply seeking the breasts they used to have? The effects of pregnancy, nursing, aging, and the sheer force of gravity can take a toll on the appearance of a… Read Full Article

A New Chapter Begins as a Standard of Excellence Continues

Edina Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Christine Stewart this August A pivotal and exciting new chapter has begun at Edina Plastic Surgery as we proudly welcome Dr. Christine Stewart, starting August 1, 2019. We are excited to welcome a female surgeon to our team! Dr. Christine Stewart further elevates our high standard of surgical excellence and… Read Full Article

Reshape Your Body. Reshape Your Life.

Patient Profiles from Edina Plastic Surgery “I lost 72 pounds over 18 months and have never felt more proud of myself,” says Lisa, a 48-year-old high school teacher from Edina, Minnesota. “I worked out with a trainer three days a week, did my own workouts two days a week, kept a super clean diet, and… Read Full Article

Defy the “Dad Bod” with Surgical Body Contouring

Move over “Mommy Makeover!” More men are turning to surgical solutions to stay looking as young as they feel, especially after becoming new fathers. The term “Dad Bod” hit the mainstream a few years back and describes the body state of a man who has experienced weight gain, loss of muscular definition and a “softening”… Read Full Article

5 Reason Why You Should Choose Edina Plastic Surgery

Deciding to have plastic surgery may be easy, but navigating through your options of where and whom to go for your procedure can be confusing and intimidating. What makes one practice or physician superior to another? Will you be able to afford your surgery? How do you know if your physician is an expert in… Read Full Article

The Multiple Benefits of the “Mommy Makeover”

Motherhood changes a woman both mentally and physically. Some of these changes are readily embraced, like the joy of a growing family and the day-to-day wonderment of seeing your child’s personality blossom. But with those remarkable changes in daily life can also come some that make a woman feel unlike herself and diminish her confidence… Read Full Article

A Legacy of Leadership

Clinic Manager, Orla McClure retires after 42 years of service and dedication To most of us, the time of being committed to one job, company, or even career path for more than 20 years is an archaic notion of the past. Therefore, the idea of being employed with one institution for over 4 DECADES sounds… Read Full Article

Put a Fresh Face Forward this Spring with Facelift Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 120,000 patients chose surgical facelift as their solution for attaining a more youthful appearance in 2018. Although more and more non-surgical options such as injectables, lasers, and thread lifts seem to hit the market each year, none of these have had the high patient satisfaction rates,… Read Full Article

Plastic Surgery vs. Cosmetic Surgery: What’s the Difference?

Many think that cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are terms that can be used interchangeably, but that is not the case. Although closely related, they are not the same and vary greatly in the education and training behind them. Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists.… Read Full Article

Interesting facts about rhinoplasty

The demand for rhinoplasty remains very high. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2015 more than 145,000 people had plastic surgeons perform nose surgeries. Rhinoplasty isn’t always done simply for the cosmetic aspects. Often nose surgery is performed to correct medical issues. Many patients have breathing issues resulting from a… Read Full Article

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