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  • Top Reasons to Get Upper Body Lift Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Most women and men find that following their weight loss, they are unhappy with their chest and upper back regions. An upper body lift treats problems such as excess skin on the upper arms, rolls on the ... Read More

  • What You Should Know About Lower Body Lift Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Losing a massive amount of weight can make you healthier, look better and feel better. But what if you have excess skin and fat on your stomach, hips, thighs and back afterwards? Luckily, with lower body ... Read More

  • Which Facelift Option Is Right for You?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Cosmetic surgery patients have a multitude of procedures to choose from. It could often be confusing and overwhelming to research and decide on which option could be the right fit for your needs. When ... Read More

  • Ready for Cosmetic Surgery?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Cosmetic surgery will change the way you look, feel and think. Procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck and facelift can make a difference, but they won't completely change your ... Read More

  • Your Road to Recovery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    You can never be prepared enough - especially when it comes to surgery. The road to recovery may seem long and arduous, but with some essential tips, you can help make the road to recovery process smoother. A ... Read More

  • Breast Lift Surgery Options and Techniques

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    As you age, loss of skin elasticity may cause your breasts to look saggy and droopy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, loss of elasticity is a result of breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, ... Read More

  • Great Results With Less Scars

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Our scars often tell a story - falling down, a basketball injury or the time you scraped your knee. Scars that result from cosmetic surgery however, are not ones you'd want to remember and see every day. ... Read More

  • Get A Second Chance With Cosmetic Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    First impressions don't get a second chance, but with cosmetic surgery, your look can. Looking and feeling great is essential to your health and self-improvement. When aging and unhappiness with the way ... Read More

  • Getting Rid of Wrinkles

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Aging is inevitable. At some point, we all need to come to terms with the aging process. We can't stop aging from happening, but we can do something about the signs of aging with cosmetic surgery. The ... Read More

  • Is Your Plastic Surgeon Right for You?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    You've done your research and found a plastic surgeon. You've scheduled a consultation and are ready to make a decision. Before you commit to your plastic surgeon, it is important to look out for several ... Read More

  • What to Know About Tummy Tuck Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Putting effort into dieting and exercising can be tedious, especially when you don't get the results you anticipated. Removing stubborn fatty bulges and the loose skin around your stomach is not an easy ... Read More

  • Facts About Cheek Augmentation

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Have you always wanted high cheek bones? With cheek augmentation, also known as cheek implants or malar augmentation, you could make that possible. Cheeks have a lot to do with the way you look. Cheek ... Read More

  • A Cure for "Jiggly Arms"

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Having loose, sagging skin on your upper arms can be frustrating and make you feel unattractive. Undergoing a brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, can be your solution. Liposuction can also be right for ... Read More

  • What You Should Know About Chin Implants

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Do you have an imbalanced facial profile and wish your chin was enhanced? Chin augmentation is what men and women choose to have done to correct their "weak" looking chins. Chin augmentation uses implants ... Read More

  • Fill in Your Wrinkles

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Injectable fillers can give your skin a plumper, smoother, less wrinkled appearance. Collagen is a widely-known filler, but it's not the only one that can work. Here's a closer look at collagen and other ... Read More

  • How Well Do You Know Your Plastic Surgeon?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Some plastic surgeons practice plastic surgery without having the license and training necessary. In the late 90s, an obstetrician-gynecologist performed liposuction on 3 patients - one died and the other ... Read More

  • How Is Liposuction Performed?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Liposuction is one of the top 5 most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed. It is an effective way to remove excess body fat, which is one reason why men and women turn to liposuction year after ... Read More

  • Breast Augmentation With Natural Results

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    What breast enlargement look are you going for? Drastic or natural? If you prefer a natural enhancement to your upper body, your surgeon could help accommodate you with the size, shape, implant and placement ... Read More

  • A Solution for Aging Eyes

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Your eyes - it's often the first thing people look at when they see you, and it's vital to your facial appearance. When your eyes change by wrinkling, sagging or developing bags, it can affect your overall ... Read More

  • Scarless Breast Augmentation

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    The scarless breast augmentation technique is a dream come true for women who want to increase and enhance the size of their breasts without being left with scars. This technique, Trans Umbilical Breast ... Read More

  • 3 Popular Procedures for Your 40s

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Youth is all around us. As the years go by, the slightest signs of aging often upset us. Nature's process can be reversed - thanks to cosmetic surgery. When you're in your 40s, you may be interested ... Read More

  • What Areas Can Liposuction Correct?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Dieting and exercising can be tedious and frustrating when you don't get the results you hope for. It can be nearly impossible to target specific areas of your body you would really like to see a difference ... Read More

  • Should You Get A Tummy Tuck?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Do you have excess or sagging abdominal skin? Is your abdomen not in proportion with the rest of your body? Have your abdominal muscles become loose after pregnancy? If so, you may be a good candidate ... Read More

  • How to Maintain Your Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Weight loss surgery is an effective way to help obese men and women lose weight. It can significantly help reduce health problems such as diabetes and sleep apnea. While weight loss surgery can be the ... Read More

  • I Had Liposuction - Now What?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    You went through with liposuction and are anxious to see results. Since liposuction is an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, keeping in mind what to expect after your surgery can be helpful on your ... Read More

  • Why Should I Quit Smoking Before Surgery?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    It's no surprise that smoking can cause serious health issues and even death. Not only do smokers expose others to high risk, they could make matters worse by smoking themselves, especially when it comes ... Read More

  • Rhinoplasty Recovery - What to Expect After Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, can change the size and shape of your nose for better proportion. The results can be minor or significant, depending on how natural or drastic you have asked your ... Read More

  • Don'T Leave Home Without It - Benefits of Sunscreen

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Most people believe that wrinkles happen overtime due to aging and genetics. Truth is, more than half of wrinkles are caused by the sun's UV rays. Fortunately, there is a way to protect your skin from ... Read More

  • How Is Scarless Breast Reduction Performed?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    After learning about the scars left behind from traditional breast reduction surgery, many women change their minds about going through with the procedure. With the scarless breast reduction technique, ... Read More

  • Are You Right for Rhinoplasty?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, has gained lots of popularity as a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects not only the proportion of the nose, but also breathing problems. The best candidates for rhinoplasty ... Read More

  • Financing the High Price of Beauty

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Your location, surgeon's expertise, anesthesiologist fees, operating room fees, the length of hospital stay, lab fees, equipment and time required for the procedure. These are some of the factors your ... Read More

  • Things to Know Before Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Breast augmentation surgery can be your solution to small breasts - but do you know enough about the procedure and what it involves? Since you won't know what the results will be until you go through ... Read More

  • Mommy Makeovers Making Their Way to the Top

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Having children can change everything in you world - especially your body. Not too long ago, moms didn't have a choice in the way their body looked after having a baby. They would diet and exercise only ... Read More

  • Do You Need A Breast Lift?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Age, genetics and motherhood - all the reasons why your breasts might not look the way they used to. You may even be experiencing stretching or sagging of your breasts after significant weight loss. The ... Read More

  • Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery After Weight Loss

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    If you have lost a significant amount of weight from diet and exercise or from weight loss surgery, your arms may have hanging skin and fat. Just like tummy tuck or liposuction, arm lift surgery is a ... Read More

  • Thighs You Can Show Off

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Reward yourself for putting hard work and effort into losing weight and getting healthy. Everyone deserves to have a body to be proud of - especially you. After significant weight loss, aging or gravity, ... Read More

  • What Is Otoplasty and How Is It Performed?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Otoplasty has become a popular cosmetic surgery procedure for those with protruding ears. Otoplasty means "the cosmetic reshaping of the ear" or "the change in the shape of the ears due to birth defect, ... Read More

  • How Long Does Plastic Surgery Last?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    What if you get a face lift, tummy tuck or breast augmentation? Would you know what you would look like in 10 years? While a face lift can make you look at least 10 years younger, according to the Society ... Read More

  • Can Plastic Surgery Boost Your Career?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Plastic surgery seems to be the staple in Hollywood, as actors and actresses strive to look their best. There is increasing belief that beautiful people get ahead by making more money and getting more ... Read More

  • Do Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery Mean the Same Thing?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Since these two terms are often used interchangeably, some people wonder - do cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery mean the same thing? Here is a breakdown of both: Cosmetic surgery: Enhancing appearance ... Read More

  • Why Do Teenagers Go Under the Knife?

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Year after year, the number of teenagers opting for cosmetic surgery procedures is rising. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, teenagers typically ask for rhiniplasty, otoplasty (pinning ... Read More

  • Men and Their Cosmetic Surgery Needs

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    No one likes a droopy chin, excess body fat and protruding belly - especially not men. While women are notorious for keeping up with self-images, men are increasingly opting for surgery to better themselves. Men ... Read More

  • What You Should Know About Cosmetic Surgery Risks

    Date Posted: 11/1/2012
    Thousands of patients undergo cosmetic surgery each year to improve their self-confidence and reverse the signs of aging. If you are about to join the thousands, there are lots of things to consider, ... Read More

  • Tips for Healthy Summer Living

    Date Posted: 7/28/2011
    Sunshine, fresh foods and fun activities – Summeris an inspiring season. With a few simple tips, you can refresh your lifestyle and feel your best this summer and throughout the year. 1. Eat light ... Read More

  • Body Contouring to Enhance Your Weight Loss

    Date Posted: 7/28/2011
    It is exciting to show off your new body after losing a significant amount of weight. But when you have heavy, left-over skin from your weight loss, it can make it difficult to find clothing to wear and ... Read More

  • The Gift of Lift: Mommy Makeover for the Holidays!

    Date Posted: 12/6/2010
    Zap stretch marks, tighten loose belly skin and lift sagging breasts! This holiday season, get back to the way you looked before pregnancy by giving yourself the gift of lift! Today, moms in their 20s, ... Read More

  • The Affordability of Plastic Surgery

    Date Posted: 11/2/2010
    The economy is affecting almost everyone negatively. Plastic surgery comes at a hefty price and although many people are still financially able to pay for their procedure(s), it could be costly for others ... Read More

  • Choosing A Plastic Surgeon for Your Procedure

    Date Posted: 10/4/2010
    There's no doubt that plastic surgery can change your lifestyle and make you feel good both inside and out. As this field is on the rise, it becomes increasingly important to choose a plastic surgeon ... Read More

  • Smoking and Plastic Surgery

    Date Posted: 10/4/2010
    Over 400,000 people die each year from smoking-related illnesses. Most smokers don’t realize the hazards smoking causes, especially when it comes to plastic surgery. Regular smokers, those exposed ... Read More

  • Your Top Rated Plastic Surgeon Destination!

    Date Posted: 8/2/2010
    Choosing a surgeon to perform your plastic surgery procedure is an important, life-altering decision. The surgeon should be qualified to perform the procedure you need and have compassion and understanding ... Read More

  • Investing in Yourself

    Date Posted: 7/1/2010
    Sometimes the best investments are the ones you make on yourself! The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that more than 450,000 people chose to invest in themselves with liposuction ... Read More

  • Finding and Getting to Know Your Plastic Surgeon

    Date Posted: 6/4/2010
    Choosing a surgeon to perform your plastic surgery procedure is an important, life-altering decision. The surgeon should be qualified to perform the procedure you need and have compassion and understanding ... Read More

  • Self-Reflecting Before Surgery

    Date Posted: 3/2/2010
    Having cosmetic surgery is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Reflecting on your need for cosmetic surgery can help you achieve a safe, successful and beneficial surgical experience. Reflect ... Read More

  • Cosmetic Surgery for Men Vs. Women

    Date Posted: 3/2/2010
    Men and women have different motivations for cosmetic surgery. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS), women are more concerned about looking younger and ... Read More

  • Blogging - Another Tool for Learning

    Date Posted: 3/2/2010
    To help consumers make an informed decision, 1800mySurgeon has put together valuable articles, patient stories, before and after photos, procedures in 3-D, virtual makeover tools and more. We offer the ... Read More

  • Mommy Makeovers On the Rise

    Date Posted: 2/2/2010
    In the past, moms didn’t have a choice in the way they looked after having children. They would try exercising and dieting, only to realize that their body doesn’t contour in the areas they ... Read More

  • Tv Influences Plastic Surgery Decisions

    Date Posted: 1/4/2010
    If you have watched shows like The Swan, Extreme Makeover, Dr. 90210, Miami Slice, or The Biggest Loser, you may be familiar with the life altering effects extreme weight loss and cosmetic surgery have ... Read More

  • Before and After Surgery Photos

    Date Posted: 12/1/2009
    With various plastic surgery options to choose from, you have a lot to evaluate. Among these considerations are finding the right procedure for your needs, funding the cost of surgery, recovery, potential ... Read More

  • Costs of Plastic Surgery

    Date Posted: 12/1/2009
    The cost of plastic surgery is most likely one of the most important variables you consider when it comes to having a procedure. The truth is, costs vary depending on the plastic surgeon you choose, where ... Read More

  • We Want to Hear From You!

    Date Posted: 12/1/2009
    1800mySurgeon offers the necessary tools and resources for patients to research and learn more about procedures and their surgeon's board records, credentials, experience and specialties. We also have ... Read More

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