What Makes A Good Breast Augmentation Candidate?
Thinking about breast implants? You are not alone.Last year almost 300,000 patients underwent this surgery for a variety of reasons, from genetic factors to anatomical changes following childbirth. Whatever your reason may be, the bottom line is it’s all about feeling great in your own skin. Before you continue on your journey, it’s important to understand what makes someone a good candidate for breast augmentation.
Top Three Tips to Help You Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery
After much thought and contemplation, you have finally decided to schedule your breast augmentation. You are likely experiencing some anxiety, excitement and every other emotion in between. Now that the surgery date is on the books, let’s take a look at what to do before your breast augmentation surgery. It is important to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically to ensure you have a smooth experience and best results possible.
A Facelift Guide: How to Maintain Your Results
Even with all the non-invasive options available such as injectable treatments and lasers, facelifts are still the strongest and most effective form of facial rejuvenation. While we never can “stop the clock from ticking,” there are definitely steps that should be taken to help your long- term results. Here is a quick guide to maintaining your facelift results by Scott Brundage, MD.
Camp Gorgeous Specials
Our "Camp Gorgeous" Event is just around the corner! Call us at 616-454-1256 or visit our online store to take advantage of these fabulous offers March 23-27.
Body Positivity and Plastic Surgery: Can They Coexist?
You may believe that body positivity and plastic surgery are mutually exclusive, and with unrealistic beauty expectations from both the media and societal pressure, we don’t blame you. However, here at the Centre for Plastic Surgery, we do believe that body positivity and plastic surgery can coexist. Let us explain.
How to Care for Your Breast Surgery Scars
For most women, the size and appearance of their breasts play a huge part in their self-confidence and how they view themselves. Having children, genetic factors, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and aging (thank you gravity!) can all negatively impact the appearance of women’s breasts. It is incredibly common for women to explore breast surgery as a means to feel more comfortable with their shape.
Get Beach Body Ready with CoolSculpting
Now that we survived the snowpacolypse, we can let our minds wander to the fact that Spring Break is just around the corner. And yes, even summer will eventually grace us with its presence again here in Michigan. When you daydream about sitting poolside or strolling down the beach, do you cringe a bit as you wonder if that swimsuit will still fit the way you would like? Perhaps you have worked hard over the winter to stay active and toned, yet there are just a few stubborn pudgy spots you can’t seem to get rid of. Or maybe you have been on a journey of substantial weight loss, and you need an extra boost to address those last little areas that won’t seem to disappear. If you are nodding your head in agreement at this point, CoolScultping may be the answer you are looking for to get yourself beach body ready.
Going Through Culture Shock at Centre for Plastic Surgery
As a new employee at Centre for Plastic Surgery, I can honestly say I have gone through a bit of culture shock. I was recently hired to assist the front staff as well as marketing director. Though I have experience as a skin care receptionist and a background with sales and marketing, I was hesitant to join a cosmetic plastic surgery office. I was concerned with what my friends and family might think about me working here. Will they start judging me or critique me with an eagle eye now that I work for a plastic surgeon?
A Special Note Regarding ALCL
This week the FDA released a statement regarding a possible link between a very rare type of cancer (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) and breast implants. ALCL is typically associated with the use of certain types of textured implants and has occurred in less than 0.1% of patients that have breast implants. The majority of the breast implants used at the Centre for Plastic Surgery are NOT the type of implants associated with this type of cancer.
How Do We Choose?
The medical aesthetic world is full of promises of a new and improved you. There are so many different modalities offering an enhanced figure, beautiful healthy skin, and a more youthful appearance. With all the information out there, it can be really difficult for a patient to decide what to choose. Truthfully, it can be pretty difficult for us too! While we are dedicated to offering you the very best, it can be very hard to pick and choose what is best for our patients when new technology and modalities are coming to the market almost daily. Here are the three most important things we consider before deciding what to offer.
What are the different types of Tummy Tuck procedures?
By: Dr. Brundage, MD It is my feeling there are 4 standard types of Tummy Tucks. The least common would be a mini tummy tuck. This entails working mostly on lower abdomen and only tightening the muscles from the belly button down. The most common tummy tuck procedure we perform is a regular (standard) tummy…
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5 Fantastic Tips That Will Help You Feel Prepared for Plastic Surgery
Are you preparing for an upcoming plastic surgery? Here are five incredibly useful tips from our staff to help you feel ready. Preparing for an elective plastic surgery procedure can feel very overwhelming. Our tenured staff and physicians at the Centre for Plastic Surgery have had almost 35 years to perfect the art of taking care of our patients and preparing them for what’s to come.
What to expect at the Centre for Plastic Surgery
By: Julia Weston- Marketing Manager Years ago, the staff and physicians at the Centre for Plastic Surgery made the decision to become a patient-centric concierge practice. What this means is that we are hyper- focused not only on the outcomes of the procedures and products that we offer, but the emotional and physical needs of…
The Safety of Gluteal Augmentation and Fat Grafting
Safety of Gluteal Fat Grafting The goal of Plastic Surgery is to correct deformities, repair injuries, or enhance appearance. However, most important is the safety of the patient undergoing any Plastic Surgery procedure. Popular demand for Gluteal Augmentation (widely known as a “Butt Lift” or “Brazilian Butt Lift”) has seen a remarkable increase in the…
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Considering Breast Augmentation Surgery? Here is what you need to know about Board Certification.
By Carlie Zervan on August 28, 2016 at 11:13 PM, updated August 28, 2016 at 11:16 PM We all know that there are certain things we want to save on and certain things we want to splurge on. Hunting for a new cell phone? You might explore money-saving options on websites like Amazon or EBay. Thinking about…
How Plastic Surgery May Effect You
by MLive Marketing on June 16, 2016 at 4:31 PM, updated August 25, 2016 at 11:36 AM People make the decision to get plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. Some are seeking a way to address a body issue they have had for a significant amount of time, and others seek a change after going through…
The “Why” of Before & After Photos
By: Liz Burgess Do I Really Have to Have My Picture Taken? It's the question we get asked most often when people come to us for a consultation. From family photos to capturing those precious memories like births, graduations vacations & weddings its common to have real anxiety over having our picture taken. And here at Centre for Plastic Surgery, we…
Trending Topics for Men: The Chin & Neck
By: Dr. Scott Brundage, MD Statistically in the past the most popular procedures for men have been improvement in the appearance of the nose and eyelids. However, today we are seeing a new trend. One of the top areas of concern has become the chin & neck. Most men naturally tend to have a more…
The Art of Rhinoplasty
By: Julia Weston As the Marketing Manager and a new employee at The Centre for Plastic Surgery I have had to spend much of my time learning about the office, the physicians, and our other providers. In this process, I found out that we are home to West Michigan’s foremost Rhinoplasty surgeon! Dr. Brundage is…
The Safety of Multiple Procedures
By: Dr. Rechner Patients often come to us with questions about combining procedures, especially after children. For many women a “Mommy Makeover” will involve having an abdominoplasty, breast surgery, and possibly liposuction. Whether or not these procedures are done at the same time is determined by multiple factors. Patient safety is our first and foremost concern when considering which surgeries…
A Mommy what? The skinny on a Mommy Makeover.
By: Carlie Zervan Note: Originally posted to blog.mlive.com on January 22, 2016 There isn't a feeling that can compare to bringing a child into this world. Childbirth is a peak experience that is joyous, exciting and unique. Women who go through labor and birth often emerge from the experience feeling as if they are an entirely…
Mommy Makeover Recovery Guide
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.…
How to find the “Best” Plastic Surgeon for You
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…