Traci Temmen M.D. Blog

Female Plastic Surgeons – Traci Temmen, M.D. Tampa, Florida

I grew up on a working farm in rural Missouri.  My father was a row-crop farmer, and before that, a truck driver that hauled hazardous materials.  To say that I grew up in a male-dominated, masculine environment is an understatement.  I was usually the only girl in the feed store ordering soybeans and the only woman picking up a fertilizer…

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What Will My Breasts Look Like After Implant Removal

Breast implant removal or breast explantation is a procedure used to remove previously placed implants. Some women seek explant procedures in response to changes in their breast size over time while others choose to remove their implants due to dissatisfaction or regret after breast augmentation. While both breast augmentation and explantation require careful consideration, many patients make the decision much…

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Breast Implant Illness

The subject of Breast Implant Illness (BII) has gained recent attention among patients with breast implants and those considering breast augmentation with implants.  While little scientific research has been done on this controversial topic, a minority of patients with breast implants attribute certain systemic symptoms to their implants.  Some of these symptoms include mental confusion, joint pain, hair loss, dry…

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical or Liquid Rhinoplasty

Surgical Rhinoplasty Traditional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed when fairly large changes to the nose are needed or desired.  Surgical rhinoplasty is often performed through an “open approach” where a small incision is made at the base of the nose, but can also be performed through a “closed approach.”  Whether open or closed, the nasal bones, cartilage, and musculature…

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What is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a patient deciding to have plastic surgery for the first time, it can be overwhelming and confusing when trying to find the right surgeon. A variety of factors contribute to a patient’s decision on who to trust to perform their surgery. Although surgical experience, personality, training, and reliable references are all important factors to consider, board certification by the…

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Brazilian Butt Lift Safety

If you follow many plastic surgeons on social media or listen to the news, you will have heard recent safety concerns about the Brazilian butt lift surgery, also known as the BBL.  A Brazilian butt lift generally refers to liposuction of the trunk with transfer of the harvested fat to the buttocks and hips to create a curvier, more voluminous…

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Labiaplasty vs. Vaginal Rejuvenation

While labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are both surgical procedures of the female genitalia, they differ in several ways. Labiaplasty surgery is designed to reduce the size of the labia minora in order to decrease discomfort and improve cosmesis.  Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is a reconstructive procedure that tightens the vaginal opening and vaginal canal. Labiaplasty The labia minora are located inside…

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Rhinoplasty – Nose Job

Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures used today. Patients of all ages have the procedure to correct deformities which may have been caused by an accident, address structural problems that impair breathing, and/or to improve the overall physical appearance of the nose. In the past, there was little variation…

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Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery vs. Squats

Dr. Traci Temmen is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Today, Dr. Temmen compares the results a woman can expect from a Brazilian butt lift and the gains that can be made from sculpting the posterior with squat exercises. One of the most common questions I get asked by patients, and the most common comment I see on Instagram or Facebook, is…

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Dr. Traci Temmen’s October 15 Plastic Surgery Patient of the Month: Labiaplasty- Recovery

Postoperative Day 1-   Like usual, I saw October’s Patient of the Month on the day after her labiaplasty surgery. Because she had taken a little prescription pain medication, she was unable to drive herself, and thus her mother had driven her to her appointment. Patients who do not require preoperative anxiolytics (like Valium) or postoperative prescription pain medications (like…

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