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Overcome Your Male Breast Inhibition With Reduction Surgery

As a man, when you have exhausted all avenues to reduce your large breasts through diet, exercise, and living a healthy lifestyle – reduction surgery can be the answer. Overcome your inhibitions and revive your self-esteem. Worries about recovering from surgery should not deter you from making the choice to undergo a male breast reduction.… Read More


Reconstructive Surgery After Skin Cancer Removal – Mohs Technology

To reduce a self-conscious appearance after melanoma removal, cancerous tissue is only removed in small sections during Mohs micrographic surgery. This lifesaving procedure also offers the potential of restoring your appearance using post – Mohs skin cancer reconstructive surgery. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edwin Austin is skilled in performing Mohs surgery to effectively treat melanoma… Read More


Reasons People Have Plastic Surgery

Beauty. Every person has a personal definition of what this means and how they want to look. Aging isn’t the most severe thing to happen to the face and body, but it can have a significant impact on the way a person feels as they go about their life. Plastic surgery procedures have regained a… Read More


Breast Augmentation: Big Changes Ahead for Your Shape!

About 200,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed in the United States every year. While the primary goal of this surgery is to increase breast size, there are several additional benefits that stem from that. From our perspective, we see breast augmentation as a life-changing decision that can enhance your shape in numerous ways. We’ll discuss… Read More


Is Breast Augmentation Painful?

We regularly meet adults of all ages who are interested in breast enhancement surgery. In many cases, this involves breast augmentation to help accentuate the chest area in relation to the rest of the body. When meeting with patients, we tend to field one question more than many others. That question involves some form of… Read More


Want a Lift without Surgery? Check out These Details about Novathreads!

Facelift surgery has been around for decades. It is known to achieve outstanding, long-term results. As the facelift technique has evolved over time, results have only gotten better. No more windblown look, provided that your surgery is performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon. As beneficial as a facelift can be, we understand the… Read More


Are NovaThreads Your Ideal Facelift Treatment?

Loose and sagging skin is an inevitable consequence of getting older. Regardless, it isn’t necessary to endure the frustration that jowls, flattened cheeks, and creases cause. If you address these concerns early, it also may not be necessary to consider surgical options for facial rejuvenation just yet. Here in our Salem, OR office, we’ve helped… Read More


Dermaplaning: About that Stubble

As cosmetic treatments go, dermaplaning is still somewhat of the new kid on the block. As such, it’s still facing more than a few misconceptions. We’ll discuss them here. First, What is Dermaplaning, Anyway? New cosmetic treatments have a way of garnering special attention. Dermaplaning has done so not only because it’s innovative but also… Read More


Let’s Talk Breast Augmentation and What You Need to Know

Breast augmentation is a leading procedure that many women have heard about. A large number of women who consider this surgical enhancement know someone who has had it and loves their results. Still, one cannot know exactly what to expect until they go through the process themselves. The way we see it, an informed patient… Read More


Facial Rejuvenation: To Operate or Not?

The availability of nonsurgical treatments in medicine has made facial rejuvenation more accessible for adults of all ages. One example of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation that has changed the landscape of treatment options is the Liquid Facelift. This procedure may utilize two or more injectable products to smooth dynamic wrinkles and fill in areas where volume… Read More


Getting Back to Your Normal Routine after Liposuction

Judging by what we see on social media, it may seem as though getting and staying in shape is a piece of cake. Judging by what we see in our plastic surgery office in Salem, OR, we know that is not the case. Many people struggle to reach their ideal body shape. Even when one… Read More

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2021
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DermaSweep: Your Ticket to Gorgeous Summer Skin

In our Salem, OR office, we believe that beauty is the result of a strong offense, not just a good defense. We are proud to offer both. As we head into the summer months when more people may be getting more sunshine on their skin, we turn our attention to building that strong offense with… Read More

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2021
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Three Things You Must Do After Plastic Surgery

We recently discussed three things a patient should have after plastic surgery. Here, we look at three things that one must do to ensure their body has the resources necessary to heal optimally. These must-do tips are relevant across all plastic surgery procedures. We encourage you to take them to heart as you get your… Read More

  • Posted on: May 15 2021
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Reframing Thinking Around Breast Reduction

Breast surgeries are among the leading plastic surgery procedures ever performed. When we consider the term “breast surgery,” though, where many people go is the concept of breast enhancement via implant surgery. We more readily understand why a woman may want to enlarge her breasts. We even understand the value of a breast lift for… Read More

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2021
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What Contributes to Facial Aging and What Can I Do About It?

Many adults are at least somewhat concerned about how their appearance is changing with age. The biological process of aging cannot be stopped. From what scientists have learned, though, there are ways that it can be slowed. This is especially relevant to cosmetic aging. Studies have shown us a few factors that strongly contribute to… Read More

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2021
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Healthy Motivation and Expectations for Abdominoplasty

Human beings make many decisions in a given day. We may not realize how many choices we make because we make many of them subconsciously. We like cream in our coffee, so choose to add it. There is no thinking that needs to happen in such a choice. Then there are other decisions that some… Read More

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2021
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Three Things You Must Have After Plastic Surgery

Of all the patients who visit us, the vast majority are looking forward to achieving their desired improvements. Regardless of whether you are planning to have a facial procedure like blepharoplasty or a body procedure like a tummy tuck, chances are you are envisioning your final results already. This is the fun part of plastic… Read More

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2021
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Is a Nonsurgical Facelift Right for Me?

Facelift surgery had been the only option for reducing the signs of aging for so long that many people don’t realize all the options they have available to them. If you’re troubled by concerns like a shapeless face, sagging jowls, deepening creases around your nose and mouth, and sagging tissue beneath your chin, you may… Read More

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2020
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Is Too Much Botox a Thing?

Botox is one of the leading beauty treatments among adults of all ages. It has been for nearly two decades. With this cosmetic drug being a household name, there is often very little question about its safety and efficiency. Most people who get Botox are extremely happy they have this solution to dynamic wrinkles. Still,… Read More

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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Here’s How to Approach Breast Augmentation

Millions of women have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Every year for several years running, nearly 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed. With this surgery being so “routine,” some patients may assume that all they need to do is find a good plastic surgeon to help them enhance their shape. This isn’t the case. Finding a… Read More

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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Liposuction and Healthy Habits: It’s Not One or the Other

Liposuction has been a popular plastic surgery procedure for many years. Why? Because it works! This fat-reducing technique is often misperceived. Some mistake it for a weight-loss procedure. Some think that fat-reduction through liposuction is an easy way to bypass a healthy diet and exercise routine. This idea about liposuction being an easy way out… Read More

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2020
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So Long, Saddlebags!

Some women are said to have “big hips.” Some describe themselves as having “thunder thighs.” Neither of these descriptions is complementary and neither suggests that a woman should change her appearance if she is happy with it. For many, though, these two problems meet somewhere in the middle. We refer to the accumulation of fat… Read More

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2020
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What Can I Do About My Double Chin?

We need a certain amount of fat stored in the body, but we tend to not like too much. Usually, when we talk about the problems that excess fat causes, we’re talking about areas of the body like the thighs, the back, the stomach, and the hips. It isn’t often that we hear people talk… Read More

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2020
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7 Details You Should Know about Dermaplaning

Many of us dream of having baby-soft skin, especially as the signs of aging start to appear on the face. Whether to smooth out fine lines or to remove peach fuzz and brighten the complexion, dermaplaning is a treatment that more and more people are seeking. The treatment takes less than an hour and produces… Read More

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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Why Face-Shaving is Ideal for Women, Too

Of the many tips we receive about keeping the skin healthy and vibrant, shaving certainly seems like an odd one. And yet, this is exactly what many celebs do before big events. It is what Dr. Terry Dubrow of Botched fame recommends for women wanting a quick refresher for their skin. Here, we discuss the… Read More

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2020
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Are Saline Breast Implants Better Than Silicone?

The prospect of loving your body more can be very exciting. For decades, women who have been unsatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts have had the option of enlargement with breast implants. As popular as silicone breast implants have been for many years, the recent recall of a small number of these… Read More


Jowls: Why We Get Them and How to Get Rid of Them

Though the eyes are often the first part of the face to show signs of aging, the most significant impact of the aging process may occur across the jawline. Here, tissue and skin that have fallen from the mid-face due to volume loss and laxity first soften the angles of the jawline, then cause the… Read More

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2019
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Is Your Merriest Holiday Hanging by a Thread?

The time of year that many people look forward to the most is about to emerge after months of waiting. Once it does, all bets are off in terms of self care. As much as we tell ourselves that we will get our allotted number of hours of sleep and rejuvenating downtime, we may quickly… Read More

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019
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How Much Filler Is Necessary?

Each year, thousands of dermal filler treatments are performed across the country. Due to such common usage, and the evidence of dermal filler treatment we see all over social media, some people have misconceptions about what can be achieved with a few injections. For example, there were many months where a large number of patients… Read More

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2019
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The Breast Implant Matter to Discuss

Breast implants have been a hot topic of discussion for many years. More often than not, the tone of conversations is on the lighter side. Breast augmentation with implants is something that many women look forward to or look back on with satisfaction; a sense of “I’m glad I did that for myself.” There is… Read More

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2019
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