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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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Facelift vs. Lunchtime Lift

A facelift is designed to treat the signs of visible aging on the lower two-thirds of your face. It can be a complicated procedure that requires a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to achieve natural results. A properly performed facelift will provide years of correction for most patients. However, a poorly performed facelift can result […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016
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The Sun and Your Skin

The Sun and Its Rays The sun produces two major types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays are the main cause of sunburns and affect mainly the outer surface of the skin. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and affect tissue cells. Both UVB and UVA rays damage the skin, and getting a moderate to […]

  • Posted on: Jul 18 2016
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DermaSweep™ for Clearer Skin

Summer is nearly here, and the best complement to a summer tan and your bikini body is clear, smooth skin. If at-home treatments aren’t providing you with the bright complexion you desire, it might be time to consider a more effective option. At Dr. Austin’s plastic surgery practice, our experienced aesthetician, Jacqueline, uses the DermaSweep™ […]

  • Posted on: May 31 2016
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SIT-UPS NOT WORKING?

If you’re yearning for that flat, tight, youthful stomach you once had and sit-ups just aren’t working, a tummy tuck (medical term: abdominoplasty) can offer a viable solution.  A tummy tuck tightens abdominal muscles, removes fat, and eliminates excess skin from the abdominal region. Tightening the abdominal muscles helps to narrow the waist, and removing fat and […]

  • Posted on: Apr 5 2016
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“MOMMY MAKEOVER”

“Mommy Makeover,” is a term used to describe combined surgical procedures that allow women to restore their post-pregnant bodies back to their youthful pre-pregnancy figures. Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through numerous changes to accommodate the birth of a new, precious being. Not only does the abdominal wall have to stretch but breast tissue […]

  • Posted on: Mar 8 2016
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

*special thanks to Microsoft for the use of this picture. On this day dedicated especially for couples, it’s a wonderful excuse to indulge in wine, roses and a decadent box of chocolates. We thought you would delight in knowing that dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that offer tremendous health benefits. Studies show: 1. The […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2016
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DOES HOW YOU FEEL ON THE INSIDE MATCH THE WAY YOU LOOK OUTSIDE?

New surveys have found that women across generations experience a dis-connect between how young they feel and how old they look. More than 80% of the women in these surveys say their faces show signs of aging. Changes in the underlying structure of the face are the main culprits in facial aging. These are the […]

  • Posted on: Jan 27 2016
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A Healthier YOU is a More Beautiful YOU!

A Healthier YOU is a More Beautiful YOU! The joys of the Holidays can take their toll, especially on our skin. Over-indulging in too much sugar, too much alcohol, and usually too little sleep, causes a strain on the body’s natural ability to repair itself. Have you noticed that the natural moisture in your skin […]

  • Posted on: Jan 12 2016
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Wrinkle-less

In response to our last blog, many of you have asked, “What causes wrinkles?” Wrinkles are folds or ridges in the skin caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, in addition to other  various factors. Wrinkles are divided into two  categories: surface lines and deep furrows. As we age, the skin becomes […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2015
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Honoring Breast Reconstruction Appreciation Day

  Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy is not for every women; however every women has the right to be informed of surgical treatment options to best fit her goals. Help raise awareness and close the loop on breast cancer. usa.org/education/breast-reconstruction-quick-facts/

  • Posted on: Oct 21 2015
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“FALL” IN LOVE WITH YOUR FACE!

It’s that time of the year when Summer has left us, and Fall is in the air. As the leaves begin to “fall”, dry up and wrinkle away, it’s a great reminder to stay uplifted, well hydrated and youthful. There are wonderful treatments available to assist in this process. Cosmetic Botox is an exceptional treatment for […]

  • Posted on: Oct 10 2015
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