10 11, 2022

Tummy Tucks vs. Liposuction: Which is Right for You?

2022-11-10T20:53:08+00:00November 10, 2022|

Overview of Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Patients often wonder if they should get a tummy tuck, liposuction, or some combination of the two. The answer to this question isn't always black and white; it varies depending on multiple factors that we will explore in greater detail below. The amount of excess skin and fat you have is one of the key factors in deciding which procedure to choose. If most of your problem area is extra skin, a tummy tuck will give you the best results. But if there's not much loose skin and mostly just fatty tissue, liposuction might [...]

12 09, 2022

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery – Relief and Restoration

2022-09-13T20:29:55+00:00September 12, 2022|

Plastic Surgeons are most associated with aesthetic surgery, procedures such as facelifts, tummy tucks and breast augmentations, surgeries performed to enhance one's appearance. The goal of reconstructive surgery, however, is to restore form and or function. This type of surgery is a significant part of every Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon’s training. All Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are Board-Certified and well versed in various reconstructive surgery procedures. These procedures include restoration of different parts of the body due to trauma, cancer, or chronic disease as well as procedures to reconstruct congenital conditions in children and adults such as cleft lip and [...]

22 07, 2022

Questions to Ask If You’re Considering a Breast Augmentation

2022-07-22T19:21:26+00:00July 22, 2022|

If you’re thinking about breast augmentation, you might have an idea of how the procedure works and what type of outcome you desire. Before you move forward with the surgery, however, you’ll meet with a plastic surgeon for a one-on-one consultation. We highly recommend seeking a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. These may include the following. Am I a good candidate? While breast augmentation is a great option for many women, it’s not for everyone. During your consultation, the surgeon [...]

23 06, 2022

How to Prepare for a Plastic Surgery Consultation

2022-06-23T13:34:18+00:00June 23, 2022|

A plastic surgery consultation is essential, no matter what type of procedure you’re considering. It offers the unique opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with a plastic surgeon so you can learn more about what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. Since a consultation may be just what you need to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the procedure, it’s important to come prepared. These tips can help ensure your consultation goes as smoothly as possible. Do Your Research Before you meet with a surgeon, you should have at least some basic knowledge about the [...]

26 04, 2022

The Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

2022-07-20T19:44:57+00:00April 26, 2022|

While the terms “plastic surgeon” and “cosmetic surgeon” often get used interchangeably, they’re not the same. In fact, there are significant differences between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. If you’re in the market for an aesthetic procedure, it’s important to familiarize yourself with how these two types of professionals differ. Keep reading to find out. Qualifications for Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgeons Plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, one of the 24 medical specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, have not earned certification from the [...]

15 02, 2022

Red Flags to Look For When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

2022-04-12T19:20:45+00:00February 15, 2022|

Not all plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic surgery are created equal. In fact, there are many differences among them. That’s why it's important to choose the right surgeon for your unique needs. By doing so, you can ensure you’re happy with your results. If you meet with a plastic surgeon and notice any of the red flags below, you might want to consider looking elsewhere. No Board Certification or Board Certification in Something Other Than Plastic Surgery You may be surprised to learn that it’s legal for anyone with a medical license to perform cosmetic surgery. The most highly trained [...]

4 01, 2022

Lose Fat and Look Great this Spring

2022-01-04T19:48:22+00:00January 4, 2022|

Does your New Year’s Resolution include looking and feeling your best by spring or summer? There are cosmetic solutions such as liposuction and a tummy tuck that can help you toward your goals! January is a great time to consider your options during a cosmetic consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To achieve your best body, there are many ways to reduce fat pockets and reshape problem areas to fit into your favorite clothes or swimsuits. Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to reduce the small pockets of stubborn fat most commonly found in your midsection and thighs. Liposuction [...]

13 12, 2021

Health and Safety Considerations Before Plastic Surgery

2021-12-13T22:36:08+00:00December 13, 2021|

Your health and safety should be of utmost priority before, during, and after any surgery. Before your cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will want to fully review your medical history and answer any questions or concerns. Candid communication with your surgeon and staff will support the best outcome of your surgery. Providing accurate answers when disclosing your general state of health will help your surgeon know what safety considerations need to be addressed prior to surgery. Your medical history should include: A full disclosure of health history including any illness, prior surgery of any kind and complications from prior surgery [...]

30 11, 2021

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon?

2021-11-30T15:56:53+00:00November 30, 2021|

You’ll achieve the best results from plastic or cosmetic surgery if you and your plastic surgeon communicate openly during your initial consultation. An understanding of your goals, expectations and motivation are essential to a successful partnership between you and your surgeon. This collaboration helps in setting realistic expectations which both of you can use to determine whether plastic surgery is the right choice for you. Here are some important questions to ask during your consultation: Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? All members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are board certified by the [...]

13 10, 2021

7 Facts vs Myths of Plastic Surgery

2021-10-13T13:42:26+00:00October 13, 2021|

Plastic Surgery creates mental images of movie stars undergoing various procedures to make themselves look younger and more attractive. It is often perceived as only aesthetic procedures; however, plastic surgery encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Helping patients look their best as they recover from injury or cancer is an important part of Plastic Surgery and is a significant component of the extensive training plastic surgeons receive. What are some facts versus myths of plastic surgery? Myth #1: Plastic surgeries are only cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is divided into two categories: cosmetic and reconstructive. Popular cosmetic surgeries (rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, [...]

24 08, 2021

What’s the Difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

2021-08-24T20:47:49+00:00August 24, 2021|

The largest difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon is that a plastic surgeon has at least six years of surgical training and experience, with at least two years specifically dedicated to plastic surgery whereas a cosmetic surgeon is typically a physician whose specialty training is in another area of medicine who has decided to add cosmetic surgery to his or her practice. An educated patient will make smart choices towards safety and a successful procedure. To be sure you have selected a surgeon with the surgical training and experience needed to perform cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, [...]

4 08, 2021

Educational Event helps Dallas Plastic Surgery Patients

2021-08-04T15:59:46+00:00August 4, 2021|

Members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons gathered recently to advance their education and continue their ongoing commitment to plastic surgery training, patient safety, and education. The mission of the society is to further the advancement of knowledge and patient safety in plastic surgery, confer on common interests, and promote camaraderie amongst Dallas area board-certified plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The DSPS members met for dinner, fellowship, and to learn from speakers; Dr. William P. Adams Jr., an Associate Clinical Professor of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Dr. Steven R. [...]

22 07, 2021

Daddy Do-Over: the Male Cosmetic Surgery Equivalent of a Mommy Makeover

2021-07-22T20:41:53+00:00July 22, 2021|

Men are seeking body contouring and facial procedures to boost confidence physically and to compete for career advancement. A “Daddy Do-Over” body contouring rejuvenation is similar to a “Mommy Makeover” in that both terms refer to a combination of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Facial procedures and treatments such as nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and Botox are also popular. For any cosmetic surgery, the best plastic surgeons in the Dallas Fort Worth area can be found in the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons member directory. Men do not go through the same physical changes as women experience as a consequence [...]

28 06, 2021

Skin Removal after Massive Weight Loss

2021-06-28T19:03:48+00:00June 28, 2021|

After massive weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, a board-certified plastic surgeon can remove excess sagging skin and fat surgically. Following substantial weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to “bounce back” to the reduced body size. Body contouring procedures on a woman or man will result in a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours. Feeling confident and excited about your weight loss accomplishments can be heightened once your loose skin is removed and you are able wear clothes that accentuate your new figure! To revive your youthful physique, a surgical assist can be [...]

24 05, 2021

Post-quarantine Body Contouring Options

2021-05-24T16:55:58+00:00May 24, 2021|

COVID quarantine orders have contributed to changes in dietary and exercise habits and are causing people to gain weight. If you are looking forward to getting your body shape back to looking your best, body contouring can help! Pent-up demand for cosmetic surgery is creating an influx of patients to plastic surgeons’ offices. The results of a national survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released in April “show that tummy tucks (22%) and liposuction (17%) are among the top procedures that women are extremely or very likely to consider within six months. The reason (for the higher demand) [...]

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