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Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

December 19, 2016

The holidays are filled with temptations.  It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when going from party to pot-luck to family dinner.  We have put together a few of our favorite tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season without feeling deprived.

  1. Practice moderation. Sugary drinks, cookies, cheeseballs: we’ve all been tempted! There is no reason you should skip out on any of your favorite holiday treats!  We recommend having a little of all of your favorites but don’t overdo it.
  1. Don’t graze. It’s so easy to see a beautiful spread of holiday treats and to have a cookie here and a…
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Your Top Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

December 15, 2016

One of the most rewarding things about Plastic Surgery is making our patients feel confident and beautiful.  Often times, women come to us with hopes of filling out their little black dress better than they did at the holidays last year.  We know all procedures can seem a little intimidating, so today we are going to answer all of your questions about Breast Augmentation Surgery.

  1. Am I a good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

The ideal candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery is over the age of 18 and is in good physical and psychological health.

  1. What is the recovery period like?

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Recovery: What you can expect

December 05, 2016

Are you thinking about a procedure over winter break?  We are going to break down the recovery time for various types of procedures so you can plan accordingly.

Breast Augmentation:  Expect to be off of work for 2 weeks.  You will most likely need assistance with routine tasks for 1-2 days’ post procedure, but you may be sore when bending or lifting for a couple of weeks. You may resume regular exercise after six weeks.

Hair Restoration with NeoGraft:  Usually the recovery period after NeoGraft is relatively short.  The day following your procedure you may experience some redness and discomfort in the donor area.…

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Part 3: Our Favorite Skin Care Products

November 28, 2016

We can’t stress enough about how important skin care is.  So many factors can affect our skin.  Changes in season, what we eat, smoking, sun exposure, how much sleep we get, and even environmental factors can play a part on the condition of our complexion. A proper skin care regimen can help combat some of these issues and give your skin a youthful, healthy glow.

When deciding on a skin care regimen you should first ask yourself some questions:

  1. What is your skin type?
  2. What elements do you face in your day to day life that might affect your skin?
  3. What “problem areas” do you have? (Maybe you have a specific area that breaks out or an…
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Part 2: Botox

November 22, 2016

As we age, we start to see fine lines appear on our face.  These lines typically creep up around our eyes, mouth, and forehead and are often caused by facial movements such as laughing, smiling or frowning. The older we get, the deeper these wrinkles can become.   Botox Cosmetic is used to improve these dynamic wrinkles.   It works by blocking nerve transmission to a muscle and relaxing the muscle that contracts to cause a wrinkle.

So what should you expect when you get your first Botox treatment?  Once the muscle is injected, it can often take up to 24 hours before you will start to notice a difference, and the full effect on the muscle won’t be…

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Part 1. Laser Skin Rejuvenation

November 17, 2016

It’s no surprise that our patients want healthy, younger looking skin.  Since the face is one of the first things people notice, having fine lines, sun spots, dull skin tone, or acne scaring can be very frustrating.  Even as we start to take preventative measures now, sometimes the damage has already been done to the skin.  When this is the case, Laser Therapy Rejuvenation is an option to help repair your skin.

At Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we offer DOT Therapy Laser Skin Rejuvenation.  This is an advanced new laser that makes skin resurfacing faster, easier, and more effective.  As a result, you will see a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and…

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National Healthy Skin Month

November 08, 2016

This month we are going to focus on skin. After all, it is the largest organ of the body and deserves our attention. Day after day we see patients who want to have healthier looking skin. Who doesn’t?  How we care for our skin not only affects how it looks now, but what it will look like down the road.  Too many late nights in college?  Don’t worry! If the damage has already been done, there are still things you can do you achieve younger, brighter, healthier looking skin.  In this three-part blog series, we will cover Laser Therapy Rejuvenation, Botox, and we will talk about some of our favorite skin care products.  During Healthy Aging Month, we talked about…

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Kybella vs Liposuction: Your best chin yet.

November 01, 2016

Here at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we understand how important your chin can be.  A fatty double chin can create a round facial appearance and could significantly age your face. There are several different options out there to help you combat the double-chin and have your most defined jawline yet!

Plastic Surgeons of Lexington is proud to offer Kybella.  Kybella is an injectable that is administered in the soft tissue just below your chin. Not only does it correct fullness under the chin, but it is a safe and effective method that is performed in our office.  The perfect candidate for Kybella is someone with subtle fullness and good quality skin under the chin…

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Rhinoplasty

October 26, 2016

Did you inherit Aunt Alice’s nose?  We get it.  The nose is the central, most prominent feature of the face and a major factor in defining balance among facial features.  When you look in the mirror, we want you to see a nose you can be proud of.  Cosmetic surgery of the nose is an individualized procedure. There is no “one size fits all” nose surgery.  We take into account the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the nose and its relation to other facial features. This procedure may consist of:

– alternation or reshaping of the nasal bridge
– reducing the shape or width of the nose
– reshaping the nasal tip…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 20, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so many of us know someone in our lives who has been affected by this cancer. According to research done by The American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  Since the year 2000, there has been a decrease in the breast cancer incidence rate and it continues to drop year over year.   At this time, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the US alone.   There are several risk factors of breast cancer including being a woman, getting older, genetics, and having dense breast tissue…

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