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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: How Are They Different? Dec 1st, 2021

When you’re getting breast implants, you have a lot of significant decisions to make. One of the most important decisions is one of the most basic: saline or silicone implants for your breast augmentation.  Silicone implants sometimes bring up negative connotations, but these concerns are based on outdated beliefs about...

Can An Eyelid Lift Help My Dark Circles? Nov 1st, 2021

Do people often think that you’re tired when you’re not? Dark circles under your eyes can make you look permanently tired and more disinterested in others. They can even make you look older than you are. If you’ve tried all the over-the-counter eye creams and nothing has helped, you may...

All About HD Liposuction Oct 5th, 2021

You know that you can do a lot to try to change your physique. You can regularly work out and eat a healthy diet, and it might produce dramatic results. But sometimes, it doesn’t produce the results you want. If you have already put in the effort to eat right...

Perk Up Your Breasts with a Mommy Makeover Sep 1st, 2021

Having children is often one of the highlights of a woman’s life, but it changes your body in ways that you may not like. Everything about your body may feel softer and may sag. If you miss your pre-baby body, you’re not alone; many women feel the same way. After...

Rejuvenate Your Face with a Fat Transfer Aug 4th, 2021

If you think that the only natural way to change your facial appearance is with dermal facial fillers like Restylane® or Juvederm®, think again. You can still smooth out the appearance of wrinkles, fill in sunken cheeks, or even plump up your lips by undergoing a facial fat transfer procedure....

What to Expect During CoolSculpting® Jul 4th, 2021

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t seem to get rid of, a procedure called CoolSculpting® can help. It works by freezing your fat cells in a targeted area of your body. Even better, this procedure doesn’t require any downtime, so you won’t have to face a...

High Definition Liposuction vs. Traditional Liposuction Jun 15th, 2021

When you’ve been working hard in the gym and still can’t see the results you want to see, high-definition liposuction might be the right answer. You may be able to get the much-wanted “six-pack abs” with a little bit of surgical help. Traditional liposuction still has its place in helping...

5 Benefits of a Mommy Makeover May 5th, 2021

Having children is one of the most rewarding parts of a woman’s life. While there’s no question that pregnancy and childbirth are highly worthwhile, you may be less than thrilled by the resulting changes to your body. Fortunately, these changes don’t have to be permanent. A series of cosmetic procedures,...

When to Consider Eyelid Surgery Apr 1st, 2021

If the skin around your eyes is sagging, it can make you look older than you are. In addition to looking older, it can also make you look tired, angry, or sad, even when you’re happy and well-rested. An eyelid lift can be the solution that transforms your appearance. The...

Fat Transfer to Breast Contouring: What to Expect Mar 4th, 2021

If you have small breasts, you may be considering breast augmentation surgery with saline implants. However, you do have an alternate option that offers the benefit of a shorter recovery period. Using the fat transfer to contour your breasts can add volume without implants. While the results aren’t usually quite...

The Different Types of Facelifts Feb 8th, 2021

Few things can make you look as dramatically younger as a facelift. While it’s usually considered a fairly significant procedure that also comes with a substantial recovery, most people find that the results are well worth it. A facelift can erase many cosmetic issues like loose and sagging skin, jowls,...

Who Is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck? Jan 1st, 2021

If you’ve tried everything to lose weight and still have an unappealing tummy bulge, you may have wondered if you’re a good candidate for a surgical procedure called a tummy tuck. Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes the excess fat and loose skin from your tummy and...

Are You Considering a Nose Job? Dec 1st, 2020

A nose job or rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It can do everything from reshaping your facial symmetry to correcting breathing problems. However, it’s vital to know what to expect from the procedure. It’s also important to know that a couple of different procedures can be...

What to Expect From Your Breast Reduction Surgery Nov 1st, 2020

While many women wish for bigger breasts, women who are large-busted know that it’s not always all that it’s cracked up to be. Larger breasts are heavier, which means that you often experience more back and shoulder pain just carrying their weight.  Many women with large breasts, especially those who...

Emotional Perks of Body Contouring Oct 1st, 2020

Plastic surgery procedures can have a dramatic impact on your body’s appearance. One of the procedures we perform includes body contouring, which can eliminate unsightly bumps and areas of loose skin. Almost any area of your body that needs improvement can benefit from body contouring. In addition to helping you...

Choosing Appropriate Breast Implants: What to Consider Sep 4th, 2020

Choosing to get breast implants is a big decision in itself. You may already know that you’ll likely feel more attractive and self-confident when you have a fuller bustline. But the decision to get implants is only one part of the process. Another aspect that you’ll have to consider is...

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover Aug 17th, 2020

Giving birth is one of the most significant moments of your life. But as proud as you may be of your children, most women are often less than thrilled with their bodies’ changes after childbirth. Even if you lose all the weight you gained during pregnancy, your body’s shape has...

Does Permanent Makeup Look Natural? Jul 14th, 2020

If you love the way you look when wearing makeup, it seems like a worthwhile hassle to put it on. There’s no question that it can be time-consuming to apply makeup every day. Permanent makeup seems like the perfect solution: after just one procedure, you can look put-together every day....

Tighten Up Your Skin with Ultherapy Jun 10th, 2020

You may have noticed some signs of aging started to creep up on you. Perhaps the skin on your neck and chest has gotten a bit looser, or you’ve noticed more sagging on your face. While the only old solution would have been to get a facelift, now you have...

Understanding High-Definition Liposuction May 8th, 2020

When you hear the phrase “high-definition,” the first thing that may come to mind is of plasma television. While you may not yet be familiar with high-definition liposuction, you should--its results are much sharper than traditional liposuction. That well-defined, even chiseled physique you often seek just can’t be found in...

Should I Get a Lip Lift? Apr 17th, 2020

You may be noticing more visible signs of aging and wondering what you can do about it. Aside from spending a lot of money on expensive creams, you may not think there’s much that can be done to make you look younger. But a procedure called a lip lift is...

Considering Liposuction? Here’s What You Need to Know Mar 1st, 2020

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Nearly 500,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2017, a 5 percent increase over 2016. If you’ve been thinking about getting liposuction, you’re in good company. But like all types of cosmetic surgery, liposuction should be approached with caution and well-informed expectations....

Mommy Makeover: Taking Back Your Body Feb 3rd, 2020

You love your kids, and there’s no question having them was worth it. However, pregnancy and nursing change your body in some ways you might not particularly love. For as much as you love your kids, you’re not alone if you miss your old body. Today’s moms want to look...

Why Tummy Tuck Is Still the Best Choice for that Unwanted Belly Fat Jan 1st, 2020

If you’ve been losing weight, regardless of whether you’re on a medically supervised diet, had bariatric surgery, or are just doing this on your own, having stubborn fat and loose skin on your abdomen can be frustrating and disheartening. The fact of the matter is that everyone has a “trouble”...

Common Questions Regarding Breast Reconstruction Dec 16th, 2019

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer   Patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer face many choices with regard to both their cancer treatment and reconstruction. During your consultation with Dr. Economides, you will have time to ask any questions that may come to mind to fully understand your reconstructive options. The goal...

Allergan Implant Recall Dec 13th, 2019

Recently, certain textured breast implants have been linked to an extremely rare lymphoma called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  While the incidence of BIA-ALCL is exceedingly rare, it has been found to be roughly six times higher in Allergan Biocell textured implants.  Accordingly, Allergan has recalled all Biocell...

5 Things to Know About Isolaz® Acne Treatment Dec 12th, 2019

If acne is getting in the way of achieving healthy and radiant skin, Isolaz® might be right for you! Isolaz®  helps clear existing acne while preventing further breakouts for a healthier looking complexion. Here are five important things to know about our favorite acne treatment: The treatment can benefit all...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Dec 2nd, 2019

If you’re considering breast augmentation to enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence, you’re not alone. Approximately 400,000 women get breast implants each year, and 75% of those cases are for cosmetic reasons alone. In the D.C. area, many women have trusted our talented team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center...

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY Nov 11th, 2019

What is breast reduction? Reduction mammaplasty, or breast reduction, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breast while reshaping and lifting the breast into a more upright and youthful position. For most women, the surgery may be performed as an outpatient and the patient goes home that...