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What Will My Tummy Tuck Surgery Scars Look Like?

One of the many benefits of tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is that it can help patients achieve an abdomen that appears flatter and firmer following childbirth or weight loss. During the procedure, the excess skin is removed via an incision that is placed low on the abdomen. Where exactly this incision is located and how ...
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Should I Get Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

One of the hardest areas of the body to tone is the abdomen. Fortunately, there are a number of advanced procedures that can help contour the stomach with beautiful results. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) and liposuction from our board certified plastic surgeon are designed to address a wide range of common concerns affecting this region. ...
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How Long Do Facelift Surgery Results Last?

One of the most popular aesthetic procedures, facelift surgery is designed to help turn back time and restore a more youthful appearance. In addition to this benefit, a facelift also offers long-lasting results—but how enduring are they? Unlike dermal fillers that are intended to be temporary, surgery is a different thing entirely. Dr. Mark Richards, ...
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How Long Should Swelling and Numbness Last After a Facelift?

There is always some downtime following surgery, and a facelift is no different. While healing rates vary from person to person, most individuals will go through similar stages of recovery. Dr. Mark Richards, our experienced plastic surgeon, will go into detail about what to expect during your initial consultation. Some patience during this process will ...
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What Is the Best Age for a Facelift?

Once you’re an adult, typically there are no hard and fast rules about when you can get a facelift. However, the best time to get a facelift usually narrows the age window. Many patients choose to consider this procedure when they are in their 50s, but every person has unique circumstances, rates of aging, and ...
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Should I Combine Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift Surgery?

The forehead and eyes work together to express a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Usually you have a lot of control over the expressions you’re revealing; however, the natural aging process can leave others with an impression that’s different from what you intended. For instance, under-eye bags, puffy or droopy eyelids, and a heavily ...
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What Can a Brow Lift Do for Me?

The forehead allows people to show a variety of emotions. If the brow area begins to descend as a result of the natural process of aging, however, this can cause one to appear tired, sad, or upset regardless of their emotional state. To address this common concern, Dr. Mark Richards, our board certified plastic surgeon, ...
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How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

While you may not be familiar with the medical term, gynecomastia, enlarged breasts in men is more common than you may realize. This condition can occur in boys and men of all ages, and it can also be the source of extreme discomfort and self-consciousness. There are many causes of male breast development, including hormonal ...
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How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

Many plastic surgery procedures are primarily designed to enhance the appearance. Breast reduction, on the other hand, also seeks to relieve the physical pain and emotional discomfort, as well as the interference caused to healthy daily activity, that can come from having overly large breasts. As a result, this procedure can sometimes be considered a ...
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When to Consider Breast Reduction

Having too little of something can be a problem, but so can having too much. Women who suffer from overly large, heavy breasts often experience physical and social discomfort. They may not be able to participate in certain activities or wear certain types of clothing. Large breasts can be painful and can negatively affect your ...
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