Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

If you have loose skin on your abdomen, you might be considering a tummy tuck. Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, this surgery removes excess skin that regular exercise cannot address. It also tightens loose muscles in the abdominal wall. In some cases, you may hear about a mini tummy tuck. This is a slightly different procedure … Continue reading “Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck”

What is Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Carpal tunnel surgery, or carpal tunnel release surgery, is a type of treatment that cures or eases the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition involves pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand and/or arm. Genetics may play a role and repetitive hand use or hand injuries due to sprain or fracture are common causes. … Continue reading “What is Carpal Tunnel Surgery?”

How Botulinum Toxin Injections Work

Botulinum toxin type A injections are one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed in the United States. The term Botox has become a generic term for an injection of botulinum toxin A. However, this is actually the brand name of one of the options the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves to treat … Continue reading “How Botulinum Toxin Injections Work”

How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is not a simple one. Whether you are getting a body lift, breast augmentation, or a mommy makeover, deciding to permanently change your appearance can cause anxiety. Not every cosmetic surgeon is qualified or experienced with every procedure. Choosing the right plastic surgeon requires time, patience, and research. While … Continue reading “How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon”

Signs You Might Benefit from Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce your breast size by removing excess tissue. The decision to undergo breast reduction surgery is a personal one. However, there are some common signs that indicate that this surgery may be helpful for you. Here are some reasons that breast reduction might be right for … Continue reading “Signs You Might Benefit from Breast Reduction Surgery”

Differences Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

For many women, breast size and shape can be a cause for self-consciousness. This is especially true as you age. Over time, your breasts may begin to sag or the size of your breasts may be smaller than they used to be. You deserve to feel fully confident in your body and a breast lift … Continue reading “Differences Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation”

How Eyelid Surgery Can Improve Your Appearance

Eyes are the windows to the soul. How your eyes look can have a great impact on how others perceive you. As you age, you may notice sagging skin or excess fat on your upper and lower eyelids. In some cases, droopy eyelids can enter your field of vision and cause sight impairment. Cosmetic blepharoplasty, … Continue reading “How Eyelid Surgery Can Improve Your Appearance”

Your Guide to Gummy Bear Implants

Highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants, otherwise known as gummy bear implants, are relatively new to the United States. However, other parts of the world have used them for over a decade. In this type of silicone breast implant, the particles are more cross-linked, which gives the implant the consistency and texture of a gummy … Continue reading “Your Guide to Gummy Bear Implants”

What to Expect From a Mastectomy and Reconstruction

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a traumatic occurrence that is more common than many people think. 1 in 8 women in the United States will have this condition at some point in their life. Mastectomy, the removal of breast tissue, is one of the most effective ways to treat breast cancer. This procedure removes … Continue reading “What to Expect From a Mastectomy and Reconstruction”

Breast Cancer Signs to Watch Out For

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Hess and Sandeen, we take breast health very seriously. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Knowing what to look for can help you detect the disease early. This will give you the best chance at successful treatment. Most of the … Continue reading “Breast Cancer Signs to Watch Out For”