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How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

Sometimes life can feel like a race. It’s you and Time, running neck and neck, trying to stay ahead of each other, the same race that every human being on Earth is running. And sometimes that race can feel harder than it should, because your body goes through changes that can slow you down and make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that you can keep running that marathon with your head held high: There are some changes you can turn back the clock on with a tummy tuck! At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, tummy tucks are one of our most popular treatments. Tucks can turn back that clock and correct changes to your body that you may have no control over. If you’re wondering how getting a tummy tuck can help you, read on as we breakdown what they are and what they can do for you.
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4 Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeovers

4 Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeovers

Sometimes becoming the “new you” means getting back to the “old you”. Any mother can tell you: Bringing a child into the world changes you. And some of those changes might not be ones you want sticking around for the rest of your life. That’s where getting back to the “old you” comes in: Thanks to mommy makeovers, you can restore your body back to its pre-childbirth state! At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about mommy makeovers. It’s a very popular procedure AND a highly misunderstood one. A lot of misconceptions surround this life-changing, life-enhancing process. Let us clear up the confusion by debunking four of the most common misconceptions about mommy makeovers.
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Breast Reduction Surgery

5 Signs a Breast Reduction Surgery is Right For You

As the old saying goes, less is more. The truth is that for certain body types large breasts can be a major inconvenience and source of discomfort. For many women out there, having a breast reduction surgery is a life-changing procedure, freeing them from mental and physical stress and allowing them to do activities and pursue goals they couldn’t have done with a larger bust. If you’re wondering if a breast reduction surgery is right for you, we can help! Dr. Richard J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast reductions and helping clients grow into the bodies that best suit their health needs and lifestyles. If you find yourself nodding along as you read about these five signs, a breast reduction surgery may be right for you.
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What You’ll Gain From A Breast Reduction

You’re Not Losing Anything: What You’ll Gain From a Breast Reduction

When people think of breast reductions, they often think of loss. “Reduction” makes it sound like something is being taken away. The truth is that breast reduction surgery does the exact opposite: The surgery adds a tremendous amount of freedom, comfort and options to your life by reducing the size of your breasts. It’s not a question of what you’ll lose: It’s all about what you’ll be gaining after your surgery. Breast reductions can be life-changing procedures in the best possible way. At the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, we’ve seen firsthand just how much it can enhance the lives of our patients. If you’re wondering what you can gain from getting a reduction, read on to see what you can look forward.
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things to know before a mommy makeover

5 Things to Know Before Having a Mommy Makeover

Few changes are as fulfilling, meaningful and powerful as giving birth to a child. It’s a great big change to your life, to your family and to the world itself. But it also means a bunch of small changes for your body, as well. You may end up with more weight, you may get stretchmarks, or your breasts may change shape or lose volume. You feel grateful for the big change you’ve brought into the world but wishing you still had the body you had before it happened. But like the old saying goes: change is good. Mothers who want to get back in touch with the active bodies they had before pregnancy may not have access to a time machine, but they have the next best thing available to them: a mommy makeover! A series of surgical procedures, mommy makeovers use a combination of tummy tucks, liposuction and breast surgeries to restore mothers back to their pre-childbirth bodies.
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benefits of breast augmentation

3 Unexpected Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations can do more than just change your body: They can change your life! While the physical changes and benefits brought on by getting breast implants, lifts or reductions are easy to see, what isn’t immediately apparent is the psychological and social benefits of breast augmentation. But studies have shown that there are very real psychological benefits to augmentation surgeries — you won’t just be a new you on the outside.
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tummy tuck boost your health

5 Ways a Tummy Tuck Can Boost Your Health

If you’ve recently had a major weight loss or pregnancy, then you’re likely familiar with the loose, baggy skin, scarring, or stretch marks that a body change like this often leaves. The skin is an amazing organ with some truly wonderful defensive and regenerative properties, but it simply doesn't always have the ability to shrink itself after a weight loss or childbirth.
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Decrease the Healing Time

5 Ways to Decrease the Healing Time of Your Plastic Surgery

At the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown, we want nothing more than for patients to recover as quickly as possible. Most plastic surgeries take months to completely heal, though in most cases patients can resume normal activity within six weeks of surgery. However, there are a few ways for you to decrease the healing time of your surgery.
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Healing Tips After Plastic Surgery

cup-779284_1280 Once your plastic surgery is over, the primary focus should be healing as quickly and as effectively as possible. Here are some tips on what you can do to ensure the healing process goes smoothly:
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When Should I Have My Breast Implants Updated?

BEAUTIFUL FIT BLONDE WOMAN AT THE BEACHThere are many misconceptions out there about when breast implants should be replaced. Some women are under the impression that, in order to see the best results, they will need to have maintenance surgery every 10 years. The idea of having to have surgery every 10 years is  a deterrent for women considering breast implants. They fear that they will face a long road of recovery from surgeries and high costs.
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