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Top Tips for Choosing the Best Breast Implant Size


Each year, tens of thousands of women in the United States have breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size and shape of their breasts and elevate their body confidence. Breast implants continuously rank in the top five of the most popular plastic surgeries performed worldwide. With a satisfaction rate of over 98% and thousands of… Read Full Article

Breast Reduction VS Breast Lift Which One is Right for Me?


How a woman feels about the appearance of her breasts can have a significant impact on her confidence and self-image. Although genetics play a prominent role in both the shape and size of a woman’s breasts, several factors can dramatically change their appearance throughout her life, such as pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, aging, and even… Read Full Article

Breast Implants VS. Breast Fat Grafting Which One is Right for Me?


According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s (ISAPS) annual Global Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures, breast augmentation remains the most common plastic surgical procedure for women worldwide. In 2022, over 2 million women chose to enhance their appearance and confidence with breast implants. That is a 29% increase over 2021. It is not hard… Read Full Article

Do I Need to Be A Mom to Get a Mommy Makeover?


Each year, tens of thousands of women in the United States choose to have Mommy Makeover surgery to restore a more youthful-looking body and elevate their self-confidence. But that doesn’t mean that all of these women are mothers! It is a common misconception that Mommy Makeover surgery is reserved just for women who have had… Read Full Article

5 Common Myths About Breast Implants


Breast augmentation has been in the top three most requested plastic surgeries worldwide for decades. On average, about 300,000 women in the United States decide to enhance their confidence with breast implants each year. Even though breast augmentation enjoys immense popularity with patients, several circulating myths about the procedure may make some cautious about pursuing… Read Full Article
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The 5 Most Popular Plastic Surgeries for Men


Plastic surgery for men is becoming increasingly popular. Data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) has shown an approximate 55% increase in plastic surgery procedures in men from 1997 to 2018 and a 28% increase since 2000. The ASPS also reports that more than 280,000 men in the United States had elective… Read Full Article

5 Major Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery


Women’s bodies are capable of some awe-inspiring changes both during and after pregnancy. A woman’s body magically transforms to carry, deliver, and nurture her newborn child within one year. Although this metamorphosis is one of the most beautiful miracles of nature and can be the most meaningful experience of a woman’s life, she may also… Read Full Article

Breast Lift VS Breast Reduction – What’s the Difference?


Breast augmentation is currently the second most popular plastic surgery worldwide, but it is not the only option patients have when it comes to surgical breast enhancement. Although tens of thousands of women increase the volume of their breasts each year with breast implants, thousands more solely wish to lift or decrease the size of… Read Full Article

5 Plastic Surgeries to Consider After Major Weight Loss


Losing a significant amount of weight is an accomplishment to be proud of and can be life-changing, not only in how a person physically appears but also in how they feel and interact with the world around them. Frustratingly, losing 50+ pounds may not be the last step in people’s journey towards looking and feeling… Read Full Article

6 Things You May Not Know About Breast Implants


Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgeries worldwide. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistic Report, 365,000 breast augmentations were performed in the United States in 2021 alone. If you are considering enhancing the shape or size of your breasts with this popular surgery, here are six things you may not know about breast… Read Full Article

Getting a Mammogram with Breast Implants


In 2021, over 362,000 women enhanced the size and shape of their breasts with Breast Augmentation surgery (Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank). Of those women, 162,700 were between the ages of 17 and 35. These statistics suggest that many women who decide to get breast implants do so well before the age that their first… Read Full Article

6 Plastic Surgeries That Give Your Confidence a “Lift”


Sagging skin is a natural, albeit frustrating part of how our skin ages. But, skin can also lose its “snap back” for several other reasons that have little to do with the year we were born. Significant weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are some other factors that may contribute to excess or sagging skin on… Read Full Article

What Will My Scars Look Like After Breast Lift Surgery?


The popularity and interest in Breast Lift surgery have dramatically increased over the past two decades. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report of 2020, the number of Breast Lifts performed in the United States has increased by over 65% between the years 2000 and 2020. Yet, many women continue to feel reticent about pursuing… Read Full Article

Mommy Makeover – 5 Pieces of Advice from a Real Plastic Surgeon


Although the name may sound light and catchy, a Mommy Makeover is a serious surgery that requires an elevated level of skill and artistry from your plastic surgeon. Because it includes multiple procedures (typically tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction) performed during a single operation, a Mommy Makeover comes with a steeper financial commitment than… Read Full Article

5 Things to Avoid After Breast Augmentation Surgery


If you want to achieve the best possible result from your Breast Augmentation Surgery, you need to take your recovery seriously. Very seriously, in fact. It may surprise some patients to learn that they play a crucial role in attaining excellent plastic surgery results. This is because how well you take care of yourself after surgery… Read Full Article
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Balancing Asymmetrical Breasts with Plastic Surgery


Breasts are one of the most distinctly feminine and visible characteristics of a woman’s body. Although the size, shape, and positioning of breasts can vary greatly from woman to woman, a woman’s breasts generally match one another in appearance. Even though it is common for breasts to appear slightly different from each other, some women… Read Full Article
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7 Things to Consider Before Moving Forward with a Mommy Makeover


Although the name “Mommy Makeover” sounds light and simple, the procedure itself is actually one of the most complex performed in plastic surgery. Because it includes multiple surgeries during one operation, a Mommy Makeover takes intense planning and preparation on the part of the plastic surgeon and the patient! If you are a woman who… Read Full Article
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Exercise After Breast Augmentation Surgery


Exercise is essential to overall health and wellness, but it can also play a key role in healing and recovery if introduced slowly and steadily after surgery. Although Breast Augmentation Surgery can give patients a major boost to their self-confidence, it’s important to not rush back to strenuous activity or the gym too early to… Read Full Article
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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

Mommy Makeover – You have more options than you think!


The joys of motherhood are many. Unfortunately, several of the undesirable changes your body goes through during and after pregnancy are as well. Even if you are lucky enough to bounce right back after your first baby, subsequent pregnancies and deliveries can take a serious toll on your body. Loose abdominal skin, deflated breasts, and changes… Read Full Article
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Will I Lose Nipple Sensation After My Breast Augmentation?


The loss of nipple sensation after Breast Augmentation surgery is a significant concern for many women. After all, a woman doesn’t just want her breasts to look amazing after surgery; she also wants them to feel amazing! Although changes in nipple sensitivity are common, they usually don’t last. Here are some important things to understand… Read Full Article
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Real Tips for Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery


Having Breast Augmentation surgery can be one of the most exciting chapters in your life. For some, this surgery helps turn back the clock and regain the shape and fullness their breasts once had. For others, a Breast Augmentation can bring the body’s proportions into better balance and help them embrace the shape they’ve always… Read Full Article
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Should I Lose Weight Before Plastic Surgery?


Contrary to popular belief, plastic surgery cannot solve every issue you may have with your appearance. Although every plastic surgeon wishes that he or she could wave a magic wand and make any problems patients have with their weight disappear, the truth is that most of them will encourage you to be close to or… 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
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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
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Implant Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Cancer


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States after skin cancer. Each year, over 250,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer, roughly 1 in 8 women. Almost half of these women choose to have mastectomy surgery. Of these women,… 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 & 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

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

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

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

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

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

Patient’s Story: Breast Reduction Surgery


What made you decide to have breast reduction surgery? “I am a very active person. I enjoyed playing sports but my very large breasts made me uncomfortable. It was hard to swing a bat, difficult to run—my breasts were limiting my activities and that was very frustrating. The type of implant that is best for… Read Full Article

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