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Why is Board-Certification so important?

Jan 5, 2016 Uncategorized

January 5th, 2016 "What does Board-Certification in Plastic Surgery mean for patients? By: Dr. Leppink The process of attaining Board-Certification in Plastic Surgery is rigorous and necessary. Having a group of Plastic Surgeons recognized by their peers (The Board) who certify that a new Plastic Surgeon is good enough to be part of the specialty…

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Introducing the CoolMini for Double Chin

Nov 18, 2015 CoolSculpting

NEW TREATMENT TO ELIMINATE YOUR DOUBLE CHIN! The #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment, Coolsculpting can now treat under the chin! Results in just 1-2 visits Requires no needles, surgery, or downtime IN A RECENT CLINICAL STUDY USING THE COOLMINI™ APPLICATOR: 83% of patients were satisfied with their results 8 out of 10 patients would recommend the procedure Schedule…

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Closed or Open Rhinoplasty? What is the difference?

Nov 10, 2015 Nose Reshaping

Closed or Open Rhinoplasty? What is the difference? By: Dr. Leppink I believe that most Plastic Surgeons prefer the Open technique Rhinoplasty approach for most of their patients.  When I was in my residency a Closed technique Rhinoplasty approach was used most commonly. This meant that the surgery was performed through incisions on the inside…

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What are the best foods to eat leading up to and after plastic surgery?

Oct 8, 2015 Uncategorized

Benjamin P. Rechner, MD Question:  What should I eat before and after surgery, and why? This is a great question! For most people undergoing standard cosmetic procedures a healthy well balanced diet consisting of low fat proteins, fruits and vegetables is excellent. As the surgical date approaches (2 weeks prior) one should consider avoiding NSAIDS and…

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What is the best placement for breast implants on a female athlete?

Sep 30, 2015 Breast Augmentation

What is the best placement for breast implants on a female athlete? By: Douglas Leppink, M.D. When considering breast augmentation, choosing an implant type and style is a unique and personal process for every patient. Choosing an implant position, whether under the breast gland only or under the breast gland and partially under the pectoralis…

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Fat Transfer

Aug 26, 2015 Uncategorized

Also known as fat grafting or fat injection, a fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year,…

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Which is better, implants or fat transfer for breast enhancement?

Aug 26, 2015 Breast Augmentation

By Scott Brundage, MD Doctor Answer: Fat grafting is an option for breast enhancement.* It is not commonly performed for breast augmentation but some surgeons are doing it.  It is much more time consuming of a procedure but with micrografting techniques the results can be long lasting and the problems of lumpiness are a thing…

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How do I “choose” my Plastic Surgeon?

Aug 12, 2015 Uncategorized

By: Douglas M. Leppink, MD The process of choosing a Plastic Surgeon to help you achieve your goals can be confusing! The first thing to check is the Board-certification that the surgeon has, as this confirms that their type of practice, education and experience has been examined by an independent board. Most Plastic Surgeons continue…

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COOLSCULPTING FOR MEN

May 19, 2015 CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting for Men Get rid of stubborn fat for good! The CoolSculpting procedure safely and effectively eliminates fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, without surgery or downtime. The treatment is 35 minutes to an hour and can done quickly in between meetings or even on your lunch hour. The best part is that…

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3 ways to get the Breast Augmentation Results you want

Apr 1, 2015 Breast Augmentation

By: Scott R. Brundage. MD One of the biggest decisions in breast augmentation is choosing the size you want.  Simply telling your surgeon you want to be a “C” cup often is not enough since “your idea of a C-cup” may not be the same as your surgeons “idea of a C-cup”.  At the Centre…

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Nipple Sensation after Breast Augmentation

Feb 17, 2015 Breast Augmentation

By: Douglas M. Leppink, MD Many woman are worried they will lose sensation in their nipples following breast enhancement surgery;* while the loss of sensation is rare there is a risk of a change. When the “pocket” or space for the breast implant is made the surgeon effectively pushes the breast gland and muscle back to develop the…

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Mommy Makeover Recovery Guide

Jan 13, 2015 Breast Augmentation

  By: Douglas Leppink M.D. A “Mommy Makeover”, which often includes a “Tummy Tuck” and Breast Surgery, is a common and effective way to restore a youthful contour to a woman’s figure after pregnancy or weight loss. The “Tummy Tuck” procedure involves both removal of excess skin as well as tightening of abdominal “core” muscles.…

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Advantages of having your surgery in an office based operating room

Oct 15, 2014 Uncategorized

By: Dr. Scott Bundage Office based surgical facilities have grown exponentially in recent years. Statistics have shown that the number of office based surgeries have doubled with ten million procedures having been performed as recent as 2010. So what are the advantages of having your surgery done in an office based setting? Probably the biggest advantage…

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Coolsculpting – Ready or Not!

Jun 11, 2014 CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting – Ready or Not! By: Emily Mersman PA-C  Do you remember playing hide and go seek as a kid? If you were the “seeker,” you would count to 20 and shout “Ready or not, here I come…” as a way of warning those that were hiding from you that you were coming looking for…

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How to find the “Best” Plastic Surgeon for You

Mar 13, 2014 Uncategorized

We all want the “best” plastic surgeon when it comes to having surgery to improve our appearance.  So how do you find the right plastic surgeon for you?     Here is a guide to help you when making this important decision.   – At a minimum the plastic surgeon should be Board Certified by…

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It’s a New Year – Is it Time for a New You?

Jan 14, 2014 Uncategorized

The beginning of the new year is an appropriate time to consider—even embrace—change. Many people set specific New Year’s resolutions or otherwise vow to make personal improvements in their lives. If you started 2014 feeling unhappy with aspects of your appearance, perhaps now is the right time to discuss your cosmetic surgery options. The board-certified…

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Choosing the Optimal Breast Implant Size

Jan 7, 2014 Breast Augmentation

Choosing the Optimal Breast Implant size: If you are considering Breast Augmentation, one of the most important questions is ”What is the best size for me?”  You probably have an idea of the size that you would like for your breasts to be, but you won't know exactly what implant size fits your body.  The…

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Living Healthy

Sep 18, 2013 Skincare

Living Healthy, Living in Harmony with Nature. We all know in order to look your best, you need to feel your best.  Starting the journey to live healthier and practice wellness not only benefits us internally, but will affect us externally as well.  As you begin to make healthier choices you will not only notice…

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Under Eye Rejuvenation – Surgical and Non-Surgical

May 1, 2013 Eyelid Surgery

As we age it is not uncommon for fullness under the eyes to become more prominent. This occurs because fat pushes against weaker eyelid muscles, and can contribute to a face that looks tired and prematurely aged. A redistribution of cheek fat below the eyelid can accentuate the fullness, and the result is a crease…

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Exercise with Breast Implants

Apr 22, 2013 Breast Augmentation

Leading an active lifestyle is a key part of looking and feeling great. For many women, so too is breast augmentation, a procedure in which the breasts are enhanced to better match the rest of your frame. If you are considering breast implants in the Holland, Michigan area, you may wonder how they will impact…

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