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The “Why” of Before & After Photos

Apr 17, 2016 Uncategorized

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…

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The Safety of Multiple Procedures

Feb 21, 2016 Uncategorized

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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beware of Bargain Plastic Surgery

Apr 20, 2013 Uncategorized

Bargain plastic surgery. Just saying it out loud is enough raise eyebrows. Actually choosing it may, in fact, raise your eyebrows. Permanently. Even if you thought you were undergoing breast augmentation. Of course, that’s an extreme exaggeration, but not entirely off the mark as regards the results you can end up with when you choose…

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