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The Bartsich Butt Lift

The BBL is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States today. Social beauty ideals have drawn attention to the gluteal region, and it seems like the bigger the better. But the original butt lift is not what it has become today, and the procedure itself is a risky proposition, one

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Is Breast Reduction Surgery Covered By Insurance?

In the health insurance arena, there are procedures that are clearly medical, like an appendectomy, and others that are clearly cosmetic, like a facelift. Medical procedures, provided they are indicated and the patient meets criteria, are generally covered by insurance. Cosmetic procedures are considered non-medical, and they are usually not covered. Breast reduction surgery is

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants, like all products, have a lifespan. They age slowly, and as they get older, the risk of an implant-related complication gets bigger. The exact time at which they should be considered “too old,” however, is not an exact science. This can lead to significant confusion when patients try to figure out whether or

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Why Nearly Everyone Has a Deviated Septum

The nose is made up of cartilage, soft tissue, and bone. The nasal bones make up the upper third of the nose, and the middle and lower thirds are cartilage and soft tissue. The nasal septum is a wall of cartilage that sits in the middle of the nose, holding up both sides. It divides

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The Ballerina Breast

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and few elements define the female form as they do. They attract, they feed, and they change. In the years that I have been focusing on cosmetic breast surgery, I have come to reinforce my long-held belief that shape is a lot more important than size when it

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

In the last decade, and with the advent of so many amazing injectable products, there has been a move toward non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Marketed with low (or no) downtime, lower cost, and lower risk these procedures become very appealing. But sometimes the appeal of the non-surgical option masks the reality of its ultimate success. Often,

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Why Is There Another Breast in My Armpit?

Ever wonder why your breast is supposed to be in front of you, but sometimes it ends up in your armpit? Well, there are two reasons why that may be happening. The first possibility is that your breasts are too large or too wide for your frame. In that case, some of the tissue might

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