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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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Total Body Makeover

October 11, 2016

A common request from our patients is for a Total Body Makeover.  What exactly does this mean? Often times, it means different things for different people.  Depending on the situation, we would recommend different procedures to achieve the best results for our patient. Usually, optimal results can be achieved with either a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction.  So, how do you know which procedure you are a candidate for?

Liposuction:

-Patient experiences stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise won’t eliminate

-Patient is unable to achieve slim and toned body contours

-Patient is seeking custom-shaping results

-Patient is seeking a…

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Breast Augmentation: From A to a D. (Part C)

September 28, 2016

Another question you have probably been asking yourself is which type of implant do I choose? In this post, we will dive into the similarities and differences of Silicon and Saline Breast Implants.

Part C. Saline vs. Silicone

Silicone breast implants are filled with Silicone gel which can be a thick, sticky fluid or a semi-solid depending on the generation of the gel.  Silicone breast implants come in a variety of shapes including round and teardrop shaped.   When you use a silicone implant, you decrease the risk of the breast implant ripping and it has been said to feel more natural.  The flip side to a silicone implant is it may…

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September: Healthy Aging Month

September 28, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and we all know there are many more factors to aging than appearance alone. We don’t just want to age well physically, but mentally, socially, even financially. Although diet and exercise can play a crucial part in how we age physically, some factors, such as genetics or sun exposure can have visible effects on our skin.  As we grow older, we often see our skin become rougher and start to sag due to a loss of elasticity. Over time our skin may become more transparent and wrinkles may start to form around our eyes and mouth. Some may even experience a loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area that may result in…

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September: Healthy Aging Month

September 28, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and we all know there are many more factors to aging than appearance alone. We don’t just want to age well physically, but mentally, socially, even financially. Although diet and exercise can play a crucial part in how we age physically, some factors, such as genetics or sun exposure can have visible effects on our skin.  As we grow older, we often see our skin become rougher and start to sag due to a loss of elasticity. Over time our skin may become more transparent and wrinkles may start to form around our eyes and mouth. Some may even experience a loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area that may result in…

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