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Natrelle 410 by Allergan Gets FDA Approval

The latest highly cohesive silicone filled gel implants from Allergan have a teardrop shape that resemble the human breast in feel, shape and weight. With a textured surface, these implants provide more volume in the lower breasts and less volume in the upper breasts. This method helps the gel implant maintain its shape. These implants … Read more

Associates in Plastic Surgery Virginia Beach

We at Associates in Plastic Surgery are committed to providing our patients with the ability to enhance and restore harmony between how they feel and how they look. We have grown to be the largest plastic surgery facility and center for plastic surgery in the Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads area. Our focus at Associates in Plastic Surgery is … Read more

New! No-Touch Silicone Implant Insertion

Our doctors at the Associates in Plastic Surgery are now using the Keller Funnel™ for breast augmentation procedures involving silicone gel implants. The Keller Funnel™ is a device designed by a plastic surgeon to help improve the insertion process of silicone breast implants. Before the Keller Funnel™ was invented, surgeons would place the silicone implant … Read more

Good News! Fat Does Not Return!

Liposuction patients can now rejoice! Previous studies reported that fat can regrow in areas of the body that have been treated with liposuction or direct excision. However, recent findings from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons proved that there is no evidence to support fat regrowth. It was found that fat cells excised from the body through liposuction and procedures … Read more

Buttock Enhancement – Long Lasting Results

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Recent advancements in surgery have made buttocks enhancement very popular. The most common technique is direct transfer of the patient’s own fatty tissue by injection. Fat is harvested from donor areas on the body that are out of contour, most commonly the abdomen or areas over the greater trochanters (saddle bags). That fat can then be concentrated … Read more

Breast Implant Contamination Prevention

These days, when performing breast augmentation surgeries, plastic surgeons take every precaution necessary to prevent breast implant infections caused by bacterial contamination. That’s why infections after breast augmentation with implants are rare. Encapsulation is commonly caused by bacterial contamination. The current rate of occurrence of encapsulation is low, perhaps less than 5%. If a breast implant becomes encapsulated it … Read more

Scar Reduction: Silicone Based Creams & Other Solutions

Scarring is a big worry for many cosmetic surgery patients. Fortunately, scar treatments have been developed to reduce the severity and duration of post-surgery scars resulting from breast augmentation, breast lift, body lift, face lift,tummy tuck, mommy makeovers and many other cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Methods to prevent scarring include eliminating contamination around suture lines and eliminating tension on wounds. Some … Read more

Breast Reconstruction

According to a recent article posted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, a research and polling company, found that less than a quarter (23%) of women know the wide range of breast reconstruction options available. Only 22% of women are familiar with the quality of outcomes that can be expected. … Read more

Lessen the Signs of Aging with Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures

With cosmetic surgery becoming so popular over the past couple of decades, those who thought they would never turn to cosmetic surgery to combat signs of aging on the face and neck area are now vying for noninvasive cosmetic procedures such as exclusive skin care products that target treatment of the signs of aging, laser treatments and injectable fillers. Skin care regimens … Read more

Exparel

Exparel (bupivacaine/depofoam) is a recently developed, unique, long-lasting anesthetic. Prior to the arrival of Exparel, local anesthetics were injected at the time of surgery and lasted for only several hours after surgery. Exparel is injected around the surgical incisions while the patient is under anesthesia. This anesthetizes the surgical area and markedly reduces post-operative pain … Read more