Posts by Kirby Plastic Surgery

What is Upper Pole Fullness?

Understanding upper pole fullness can help women seeking breast augmentation in Fort Worth communicate with their plastic surgeon to more clearly define their surgical goals. The upper pole of your breast is the top portion of breast tissue located above the nipple and areola; upper pole fullness refers to the volume and shape of the […]

How do I know if I have a seroma? Watch for these signs of fluid accumulation after a tummy tuck

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is popular with men and women for its transformative powers and is a safe, dependable option when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. That said, it is natural for extensive surgical lifting and shaping procedures to require special attention during recovery, as the body must cope with healing the underlying musculature […]

4 Mental Health Benefits of Taking Walks

You likely know the benefits of aerobic exercise for your physical health. But sometimes, it is more convenient to fit a neighborhood walk into your daily routine: walking requires no special equipment or gym membership, and it can serve as an opportunity to clear your head or catch up with a loved one. For many […]

How close to my wedding can I have plastic surgery? A board-certified plastic surgeon explains how to time surgery, injectables, and more

Your wedding will be one of the most-photographed days of your life, so it is natural to want to look your personal best. For many, this means scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon. If you have been thinking about a procedure, but wondering how to time surgery with an upcoming wedding, this blog is […]

Fort Worth Physician Assistant is Named an Allergan Medical Institute CoolSculpting Faculty Trainer

Marianita Vela, PA-C of Kalos Medical Spa will train medical professionals in the clinical use of the non-surgical fat freezing treatment. FORT WORTH, Texas, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Certified Physician Assistant Marianita “Mari” Vela, PA-C has been named a CoolSculpting® Faculty Trainer by Allergan Medical Institute (AMI). In her role as a trainer, Ms. […]

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Explains the New FDA Breast Implant Guidelines

In October of 2021, the FDA announced new guidance for breast implant manufacturers and plastic surgeons. The guidance is primarily intended to help you make a fully informed decision about breast augmentation. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Kirby explains what you need to know about these changes, whether you are considering breast implants or […]

Can Exercise Boost Collagen Production?

From burning fat and building muscle to improving mood and reducing stress, most of the benefits of exercise are well-known. But, if you need yet another reason to hit the gym, research suggests that exercise can boost collagen levels, helping you tone not only your muscles but also your skin. What is collagen and how […]

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