Category: Patient Information

Considering plastic surgery? Signs you’re in good hands, and red flags that say “walk away”

The elective nature of cosmetic surgery can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have complete freedom to choose your doctor, without referrals or networks restricting your options. On the other hand, you, the patient, are responsible for ensuring the doctor you choose has the training, experience, and skills to provide a safe […]

Are Essential Oils Safe Before Surgery?

Peppermint, cinnamon, thyme, lavender. They all sound good enough to eat, right? Containing familiar, friendly ingredients that we can actually pronounce, essential oils are enjoying a surge in popularity as a natural alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals and harsh chemical cleaners. When used properly, essential oils are usually not harmful and may indeed help ease stress, […]

Things to Consider Before Traveling Abroad for Plastic Surgery

International medical tourism—patients traveling abroad for plastic surgery procedures—is growing in popularity as more and more patients seek out procedures at a lower cost in exotic locales. This trend particularly concerns board certified plastic surgeons, as they are well aware of the life safety risks patients are taking. Though it may seem appealing to have […]

Yes! You Can Find a Sports Bra That You Like

Did you know that an unsupported breast can move up to 3 inches in each direction with every stride when a woman runs? This isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also place a lot of stress on Cooper’s ligaments, the connective tissue that provides a natural support structure to the breasts. That’s why it is important […]

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