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What is Beauty

What is Beauty?

What is Beauty

Beauty isn’t about looking like the supermodel on the cover of a magazine, but feeling happy and confident in who you are and sharing that light with others. Unfortunately, many women feel like an aspect of their appearance is preventing them living their lives to the fullest as the gorgeous goddesses they are inside. Part of the reason for this…

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Breast Lift

Breast Lift vs Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift

For many women considering cosmetic plastic surgery, the key area they wish to change to feel more confident and beautiful is their bust line. Patients may have many different reasons for wanting to change the appearance of their breasts. Some women feel like their breasts are too small for their frame, and believe they would feel more feminine and attractive…

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Saline vs Silicone Implants

Saline vs Silicone Implants

Saline vs Silicone Implants

For many women considering cosmetic surgery, the feature they are most interested in enhancing is their breasts. Full, round breasts are closely associated with notions of femininity, fertility, and desirability, which unfortunately leaves many women who weren’t lucky enough to inherit the perfect pair feeling less confident and attractive than they would like. Some women feel like their breasts are…

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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Should I gain weight for a BBL?

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that has become very popular with patients because it does what many women have always dreamed about – moves some of your very own fat from your tummy to your rear! In this post, I will explain this procedure in greater detail before delving into a common question many patients have…

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When should I remove or replace my breast implants?

For patients who already have or are considering getting breast implants, a common question that may be on their minds is, “When should I remove or replace my breast implants?” Breast implant removal, also known as explantation, is a procedure many women choose for a variety of reasons. Some women may find that as their bodies change with aging, pregnancy,…

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Am I Too Skinny for a BBL?

As everyone celebrates the beginning of the new year, many people may feel like now is the perfect time to take a step towards getting the body of their dreams! And while living a healthy lifestyle can certainly go a long way, sometimes you need a little bit of extra help to overcome genetics or aging, and finally get the…

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How do you choose the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation or breast implant surgery?

The decision to undergo breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is a big one for many patients, and it’s important to find a plastic surgeon that is a perfect fit for you! In this post, I will discuss some key things to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon. First and foremost, it is extremely important to choose someone to…

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What is the Difference Between En Bloc Implant Removal, Total Capsulectomy, and Partial Capsulectomy in Breast Implant Removal Surgery

For many reasons, I am seeing an increased number of patients for consultation on breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery. Some of these women are concerned about breast implant illness, others simply prefer to avoid the future ‘maintenance’ associated with breast implants, and some women and interested in breast implant removal for cosmetic or lifestyle issues. Either way,…

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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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