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Is Surgery Necessary for a ‘Perfect’ Body?

  Many of the patients we see who want a slimmer, more contoured body ask if it’s possible to get the desired results through non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting®, rather than a tummy tuck or liposuction. At our Louisville practice, we spend a lot of time during consultations both assessing patients’ physical condition and discussing their goals before recommending a specific procedure to meet their needs. That being said, technological advances in recent years have made non-surgical body contouring a safe, viable, and effective option for many patients who want to avoid more invasive procedures. CoolSculpting and truSculpt™, for example, … Continue reading

A ‘New’ Injectable for Lip Enhancement

It’s always exciting when we’re able to offer new treatments at our medical spa. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that we are one of the first practices to provide the new dermal filler Restylane® Silk in the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, area following the product’s recent approval by the FDA. The approval of Restylane Silk gives our patients who want fuller lips an excellent option and adds to our menu of non-surgical facial enhancement choices. I call it a “new” product (in quotes) because it’s actually a new twist on a favorite filler we’ve used successfully for years. Restylane … Continue reading

VISIA®: A Simple Breakdown of Your Complex Complexion

Many patients who visit our day spa from Louisville, Lexington, and other nearby communities say that a highlight of their appointment is their complexion analysis with VISIA®. The VISIA system uses a special camera to help you visualize different elements of your skin to pinpoint damaged areas and see potential trouble spots before they flare up. A VISIA analysis is completely comfortable and non-invasive. The experience is comparable to having X-rays taken at the dentist’s office. Once the photo of your face is taken, VISIA renders several images of your skin to help us map areas of sun damage, aging, … Continue reading

What Does the ‘Ideal’ Breast Look Like?

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, has confirmed what I’ve heard from my breast augmentation patients from Louisville, Lexington, and other Kentucky cities. Apparently, the breast shape that most people prefer is the most natural one. The British study showed photos of several different breasts to 1,315 respondents and asked them to grade the aesthetics of each. Although the respondents came from different ages, sexes, and ethnic backgrounds, the overwhelming majority said that the photo of breasts showing a 45:55 ratio of upper pole volume to lower pole … Continue reading

Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist: Whom Should You Visit?

If you’ve spent any time researching non-surgical aesthetic treatments in our area, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of overlap between Louisville and Lexington’s many plastic surgery and dermatology specialists. So how can you be sure you’re seeing the right practitioner for your desired procedure? There are differences between us that may make one better than the other for certain types of procedures. In addition to skincare knowledge, plastic surgeons such as myself and my colleague, Dr. Calobrace, also have a comprehensive understanding of the muscles, bones, and other structures beneath the skin. Of course, this knowledge is indispensable when … Continue reading

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