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How to Feel More Comfortable after Eyelid Surgery

Posted on December 29, 2020

Short blond-haired woman reading a book on a gray couch.Easily, the most worrisome part of any surgery for patients is the recovery period. You need to arrange for help, set up your home for your comfort and gear up for the post-surgery period. All of this can feel overwhelming.

However, if you head into recovery with the right mindset and a few key eyelid surgery recovery tips in mind, the process should be fairly smooth.

  1. Keep Your Head Elevated

    Swelling is a natural part of the post-surgery period, but it isn’t ideal. Too much swelling can slow your healing and make you feel very uncomfortable. To minimize this, keep your head elevated above the rest of your body,

3 Nose Job Facts You Definitely Didn’t Know

Posted on December 15, 2020

Woman adjusting her nose bandage after nose surgery while looking in the mirror.Rhinoplasty is one of the most common forms of plastic surgery in the United States. But despite its popularity, there are still many nose job facts the general population is unfamiliar with.

To help clear up some misconceptions, here are three nose job facts you probably don’t know.

  1. Nose Jobs Aren’t Just about Vanity

    Sometimes, rhinoplasties are strictly cosmetic in nature — this is true. But in many cases, they are used to correct serious issues that impact breathing.

    Deviated septums and large turbinates can make it hard for people to breathe properly and can even disturb their sleep, which can lower their quality of life.

Does a Mommy Makeover Treat Loose Skin after Pregnancy?

Posted on December 10, 2020

Dr. Scott Martin Mommy MakoverAfter pregnancy, many women work to get back their figure. However, diet and exercise can’t always fix the changes to your body. As such, many women are turning to mommy makeovers to give them back their pre-pregnancy curves. But can a mommy makeover help treat loose skin after pregnancy?

That all depends on the procedures you decide to include in your mommy makeover.

A Tummy Tuck Addresses Loose Abdominal Skin

One of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover is the tummy tuck. This procedure targets the abdominal changes that occur during pregnancy or even after excessive weight loss. While not a weight loss procedure, a tummy tuck removes the excess fat and skin in the tummy area while also helping to restore weakened abdominal muscles.

What to Do the Night before Having a Facelift

Posted on December 4, 2020

Senior couple using a digital device in a living roomYou’ve had your consultations, scheduled your facelift procedure and now, the day of your facelift is fast approaching. While your longer-term prep has likely been ongoing for several weeks now, there are some things you need to do directly before your surgery day.

Here are some facelift prep tipsto keep in mind.

  1. Fast Before the Surgery

    While the specific timeline may vary based on your needs and the time of surgery, the rule is usually to stop eating and drinking before midnight. This includes water. Ask your plastic surgeon about any medications you take and if those will be an exception to the rule.

  2. Shower the Night Before

    While you could also shower the morning of your procedure,