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Treat Dynamic Wrinkles Now for Optimal Results by the Holidays

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November 04, 2021
There are two types of wrinkles: static, those that are present regardless of facial expression, and dynamic, those that change along with expressions. The former are best treated with dermal fillers that can add volume to the area and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and lines. The latter can be treated with options like Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, which serve to reduce muscle tension, allowing the overlying skin to remain smooth regardless of facial movement. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can both be used to soften dynamic wrinkles such as: Forehead creases Frown lines Crow’s feet In some instances, these injectables can also be used to treat pebbly chin, skin laxity along the… Read Full Post

Is Breast Reconstruction Covered by Insurance?

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October 12, 2021
Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is a reconstructive procedure that, by an act of Congress, is covered by insurance, including Medicaid. Coverage is not dependent upon when you undergo reconstruction, but due to variances from plan to plan, it is a good idea to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage your plan offers. If you have undergone mastectomy or if you have one scheduled, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss breast reconstruction, helping to ensure you have the right information to make the best decision for your needs. We can even work with your oncologist to minizine surgical and recovery time in some instances. We will… Read Full Post

Five Reasons to Consider Injectable Fillers

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September 16, 2021
Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, can have a profound impact on the appearance of the face. Non-surgical and non-invasive, injectable fillers offer a range of benefits that cannot be achieved through other methods – and many can produce results for 12 months or more. If you are curious to know what injectable fillers can do for you, use the contact form on this page or call our Pensacola office to schedule a consolation today. What Can Injectable Fillers Do? Injectable fillers offer a range of benefits. Five of their most common uses include: Eliminating Fine Lines & Deep Wrinkles Adding Volume to Sunken Cheeks Providing Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation Filling Out… Read Full Post

What Causes Gynecomastia?

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August 18, 2021
Gynecomastia is a condition experienced by males, marked by excess tissue or fat that produces the appearance of female breasts. This condition is often related to hormone fluctuations – particularly during adolescence – and may self-correct once hormones level out. It may also be related to weight gain, genetics, or even the simple act of aging. Gynecomastia may be related to physical changes or hormones. It may also be a result of the use of illicit drugs, including marijuana, alcohol use, steroid use, and certain medications. In some cases, gynecomastia is the result of an underlying health condition such as certain types of cancer, liver or kidney disease, or thyroid disorders. Can… Read Full Post

Is Breast Augmentation Worth It?

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July 26, 2021
Breast enlargement continues to be a popular procedure in the U.S. A few hundred thousand people undergo it most years. But will it be worth it for you? Some of the reasons it may be worth your time and investment include: Time-tested enhancement. Breast augmentation has been a sought-after procedure for generations because of the beautiful results it produces. The breasts are enlarged and made to be more symmetrical. The final look is tailored to suit your tastes, whether you want a subtle enhancement, large and round breasts, or something in between. Feel at the top of your game. Many women choose breast enlargement to provide that extra “oomph.” Many women love the way they look even… Read Full Post

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

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July 01, 2021
If you are considering breast lift surgery to correct sagging, ptotic breasts, you probably have some questions about the procedure itself. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is generally performed in an outpatient facility under general or local anesthesia. In most cases, patients are allowed to be driven home right after their surgery. Some patients may be instructed to stay for an extra day or two to be monitored.  The procedure itself takes about 1 ½ to 3 ½ hours to complete depending on the amount of tissue being removed. At Restore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ben Brown uses three different incisions depending on the severity of the sagging: a donut incision, a lollipop incision, and… Read Full Post
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How to Maintain Your Tummy Tuck Results

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May 25, 2021
Having a tummy tuck is a major investment in your wellbeing. As a result, many patients who undergo a tummy tuck want to make their results last as long as possible. While maintaining your tummy tuck results may seem challenging, there are a few simple lifestyle choices that can ensure your new look is long-lasting. Here are some ways you can protect your investment and enjoy your tummy tuck results for the years to come. Exercise Regularly To keep your tummy toned, you should have a consistent exercise routine. Try performing at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day. Aerobic exercises, such as walking, jogging, biking, or swimming, will provide the most benefit. Stretching is… Read Full Post

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

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April 22, 2021
Whether you want to eliminate your love handles or improve your overall body contour, there are a number of signs that you may be a good candidate for liposuction. This procedure offered by Dr. Ben Brown can be used to remove excess fat from multiple areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, back, arms, chin, and neck. In general, you may be an ideal candidate for the procedure if you meet the following criteria. You are near your goal weight. While liposuction can be performed on men and women who are overweight, it works best for those who have a BMI lower than 30. Weight fluctuations can greatly affect the outcome of your procedure, and removing large amounts of fat can cause… Read Full Post

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

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March 11, 2021
Whether you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or want to enhance their shape, breast augmentation is a great choice. There are several benefits to having a breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Ben Brown. At Restore Plastic Surgery, we can create a custom breast augmentation plan that leaves you feeling beautiful and confident. Some of the most notable benefits of breast augmentation include: Looking better in clothing: Since women’s clothing is designed with an average bust in mind, your favorite bras, bathing suits, t-shirts, etc. may not fit you. Augmentation makes your breasts similar to the average size. As a result, you will have more cleavage and be able to fit out… Read Full Post

What is Composite Breast Augmentation?

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February 17, 2021
Composite breast augmentation is a technique that combines the use of implants and fat transfer to increase breast size. This method is great for petite women who do not have enough breast tissue to cover an implant. At Restore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ben Brown can use composite breast augmentation to fine tune your look and achieve natural feeling results. Combining fat transfer and breast implants is an effective way to: Increase overall breast size Improve the shape and symmetry of breasts Produce a natural breast appearance During your composite breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Brown will place the implant in your breast pocket and then harvest fat from another part of the body using… Read Full Post