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Could Breast Implants Pop?

Breast augmentation has been a popular procedure for many years. Though techniques and breast implant types have evolved, the ultimate outcome of this body-shaping procedure has remained consistent. Women who undergo breast augmentation typically report many uplifting benefits, such as feeling at home in their body, more in tune with their body, and more confident […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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Botox: What’s Your Approach?

As we go through life, we associate certain milestones with age. Getting our driver’s license, for example, or gaining the ability to go to a nightclub. Recently, we have filed something else under events that make us hyper-aware of our age: lines and wrinkles. We all know that we are going to notice crow’s feet […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Mommy Makeover Treatment: What You Need to Know

Motherhood presents a woman with numerous fulfilling and meaningful experiences. As satisfied as a woman may be with her parental role, she may also be equally dissatisfied with the way her body has changed after carrying a child. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, there may be no going back to what was once the norm. There […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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Treating Breast Asymmetry

It is so easy to assume that breasts fit into a nice category of shape. Sure, it is common knowledge that some women don’t like the size of their breasts. Some wish to have their breasts enlarged, and others want to reduce breast size. This is widely accepted as normal. What most people don’t consider […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2018
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Are You Ready for Your Plastic Surgery Journey?

Over the years, plastic surgery has become far more of an “accepted” thing than ever before. These procedures are no longer reserved for the select few. Now, both men and women are benefitting from cosmetic enhancements, whether it be breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, facelift surgery, or a combination. While the increased accessibility of […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2018
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How the Facelift Procedure Meets the Unique Needs of Men

Facelift surgery has long been a favorite method of correcting moderate facial aging. This procedure has been consistently performed more than 100,000 times a year for several years running. It has been encouraging to witness the transformation of facelift surgery from a practice in over-correction to one that beautifully restores younger-looking facial contours without looking […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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When Are You Ready for Reconstruction?

“Cancer” is one of the most devastating words that any person can hear, and for women diagnosed with breast cancer, the news can have different implications. Not only is there a significant threat to a woman’s health and life, but there is a high chance that the appearance of a woman’s breasts will be drastically […]

  • Posted on: May 22 2018
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Can Plastic Surgery Recovery be Expedited?

There’s no denying the fact that we have come to expect a certain degree of speed from the normal processes of life. For example, we rarely wait more than a few minutes for a good meal or good entertainment. This expectation of quickness in (almost) all things even extends into many people’s ideas about cosmetic […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2018
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Youthful Skin Starts From Within!

From creams to lasers to injectables, there is no shortage of treatments that offer results of youthful and healthy skin. However, while many of these treatments provide desirable results, many of them only offer surface-level results, which may not be what you are genuinely interested in. To truly treat the underlying causes of wrinkles and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 27 2018
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When BOTOX® Cosmetic and Facial Fillers Aren’t Enough

BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers seem to be the gold standard in fast and easy ways to eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines that make us look and feel older. These are the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures for a good reason: they show results. However, there may come a time when even the power […]

  • Posted on: Feb 27 2018
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10 Things to Know About Tummy Tuck Recovery

A tummy tuck is designed to reduce unwanted sagging skin to look and feel better with the shape of your body. Tummy tuck surgery can restore the confidence of people after weight loss or pregnancy—the two most common reasons people develop excess skin. While choosing a qualified surgeon is necessary for achieving amazing results, your […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2018
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Breast Augmentation Recovery

If you are considering a breast augmentation, planning ahead for your recovery can help ensure that the process goes smoothly. The first few hours of your recovery will take place in our surgical center as you wake up from the general anesthesia. Your surgeon will have already supplied you with detailed care instructions and a […]

  • Posted on: Dec 10 2017
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How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

The eyes are the most telling things on your face, and as the adage goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, as the skin on the eyelids is among the thinnest and most delicate on our bodies, the eyes are often the first area to be affected by the aging process. Time, […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2017
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Having a Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

If you have been on a weight loss journey, there’s one negative side effect that you may already be aware of—excess skin. While losing weight is about becoming healthy and transforming your lifestyle, you probably want to look amazing at the end of it. It’s no secret that many people live with excess skin following […]

  • Posted on: Oct 23 2017
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Know Your Options As a Breast Cancer Patient

About 12 percent of women will develop some form of breast cancer in her lifetime. Getting a breast cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest and most confusing times in your life. However, new technologies combined with early diagnosis means that a breast cancer patient has numerous options. There are a number of treatments […]

  • Posted on: Sep 14 2017
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New Implant Choices Offer Patients More Variety

In early 2017, the FDA approved a new line of implants produced by Allergan. NATRELLE INSPIRA® SoftTouch breast implants join the ever expanding family of products offered by Allergan. These new implant options come with one important thing for patients—choices. With more sizes, shapes, textures, and designs, you have a wider variety of options, which […]

  • Posted on: Aug 28 2017
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Breast Augmentation Myths Debunked

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you may have come across some possibly unsettling information in your research about the safety and longevity of your results. However, many of these notions surrounding breast augmentation and implants are misleading or even downright false. Over 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation surgery each year, and it is […]

  • Posted on: Jul 27 2017
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Refyne and Defyne Your Appearance

Have you starting noticing fine lines or wrinkles settling into your face? Genetics and not keeping up with your skin care routine can lead to unwanted wrinkle formation. Injectables are a common solution for people of any age who have wrinkles, but with a saturated market, how are you supposed to choose the best one? […]

  • Posted on: May 31 2017
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Treating Excess Skin After Weight Loss

The weight loss journey can be a struggle. You’ve spent countless hours in the gym shedding pounds and building muscles. You dramatically changed your lifestyle and what you eat. You worked hard, and it can sometimes feel like it was all for not when your body doesn’t reflect that goal weight on the scale. Being […]

  • Posted on: Apr 28 2017
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5 Reasons to Enhance Your Breasts

For women, the breasts can play an important role in creating beautiful curves and a balanced body shape. If you are dissatisfied with your breast appearance, you may be struggling to be happy with your overall appearance. Breast enhancement surgery is designed to improve the size or shape of your breasts, creating a natural and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2017
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Tummy Tuck Techniques

Having an abdomen that lacks definition can have a significant impact on how you view your body. Weak abdominal muscles or excess skin can contribute to an undesirable abdominal contour. There’s a world of reasons that your belly may not have the firmness you desire. Many men and women struggle to maintain a toned abdominal […]

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2017
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New Year, New Mom

Let’s just say it: being a mom is hard. Whether being exhausted from late night feedings or from chasing after your little ones, many moms feel that there is little time to take care of themselves. Compound this feeling with the permanent changes your body may have undergone during your pregnancy, and it is easy […]

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2017
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6 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy During the Holidays

When thinking of the holidays, you might envision decorations, your family, lots of laughter, and most definitely party after party of food. Many people choose to throw their diets out the window once Thanksgiving hits, thinking that they will resume eating healthy and smaller portions after the new year. While resolving to be healthier in […]

  • Posted on: Dec 19 2016
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Insurance Coverage for Eyelid Lift

People who seek out blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery, are typically looking to restore a brighter, more youthful facial appearance. For some patients, eyelid sagging has become so severe that it is impairing their vision. Traditionally, plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons isn’t covered by medical insurance. However, patients who require blepharoplasty to correct vision […]

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2016
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer for women. However, since the early ‘90s, the death rate for breast cancer has steadily decreased. Most believe it is due to technological advancements as well as awareness and early screening. It is important that women remain ever vigilant when it comes to […]

  • Posted on: Oct 7 2016
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Do I Need a Lift With My Breast Augmentation?

Women generally choose to undergo breast augmentation when they feel that their breasts lack the volume they desire. Implants are often used to enhance breasts, but they can also improve the shape and appearance of breasts following pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Younger women who wish to enlarge their breasts typically have firm breasts with […]

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2016
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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Event: October 19, 2016

Dr. Austin is proud to be an advocate for breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction awareness. One in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime, and it has a very real impact on the lives of Salem women. Dr. Austin believes that the best way to battle breast cancer is to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 31 2016
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