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Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates

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January 22, 2021
Do you wish your butt were rounder, fuller, or shapelier? If so, you may be an excellent candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure from Dr. Ben Brown of Restore Plastic Surgery. Over the past decade, Brazilian Butt Lifts have helped thousands of women enhance the shape of their backside. This simple procedure uses fat tissue from other parts of the patient’s body to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks. Although other butt augmentation surgeries use implants, the Brazilian Butt Lift is the most popular. What Makes a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift? In this procedure, we use liposuction to harvest fat from other areas like the thighs, stomach, or back. We then inject the… Read Full Post

Cosmetic Issues a Mommy Makeover can Fix

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December 28, 2020
Are you considering a mommy makeover in 2021? If so, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ben Brown. Dr. Brown will help you consider all of your aesthetic surgical options for achieving your goals. To arrange a consultation in Pensacola, FL, please call Restore Plastic Surgery at 850-500-7527.

How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?

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December 16, 2020
Waxing and shaving can really be a drag! In Pensacola, where you could find yourself throwing on a sundress in January, daily shaving can lead to rashy, irritated skin. Plus, there is the inconvenience of shaving in every daily shower. Waxing comes with its own costs, and the potential to tear skin if performed improperly. Laser hair removal is an ideal option for people in Florida who want lasting hair reduction. This popular procedure cannot guarantee permanent results, but the vast majority of patients find that they have mostly permanent results with the exception of a touch-up appointment every so often. Some people are interested in laser hair removal but afraid of what the… Read Full Post

Is Body Sculpting Permanent?

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October 27, 2020
Fast Facts: Body sculpting procedures like liposuction remove fat cells from the body Once fat cells are removed, they are gone for good It is possible for fat to return after body sculpting Diet and exercise can help maintain long-lasting body sculpting results Our bodies have a fixed number of fat cells. They are simply a part of who we are. When we gain weight, we aren’t creating new fat cells; the fat cells we already have are just getting bigger. When we lose weight, our fat cells get smaller. Body contouring procedures, like liposuction, remove unwanted fat cells from targeted areas. When those fat cells are gone, they cannot be replaced or regenerated. They are gone for good. By… Read Full Post
Category: Body Contouring

Can a Reconstructed Breast Get Cancer?

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October 19, 2020
Fast Facts: Breast cancer can return in certain cases, whether the breast has been reconstructed or not. Breast reconstruction does not increase or decrease the risk of recurrent breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment often requires a procedure called a mastectomy, in which part or all of one or both breasts is removed. Breast reconstruction rebuilds or reshapes one or both breasts following mastectomy to create a natural bust appearance. The term “recurrent breast cancer” describes the return of cancer to the same or opposite breast after time has passed in which cancer was not detected During a mastectomy or lumpectomy, all cancer that can be observed or felt is removed. However,… Read Full Post

Brow Lift – Coronal – Description and Recovery

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September 09, 2020
Fast Facts: A coronal brow lift or forehead lift gives your face a refreshed appearance by repositioning the tissues of the forehead. The procedure corrects sagging forehead skin, lifts heavy, sagging eyebrows, and smooths the forehead to give the upper part of the face a more youthful appearance. A coronal brow lift is best suited for women and men with thick hair. It is not recommended for men with male-pattern baldness or a receding hairline. What is a coronal brow lift? A coronal brow lift involves elevating the eyebrows through an incision along the top of the head, behind the hairline. How that’s done is basically an incision is made from ear-to-ear on the top of the head. The… Read Full Post

Botox vs. Juveau vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin

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September 09, 2020
Fast Facts: Botox, Juveau, Dysport and Xeomin are all neuromodulators or wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes or relaxes the facial muscles to smooth out dynamic wrinkles and give your face a more youthful appearance. Neuromodulator injections are used to treat dynamic wrinkles like frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. What is the difference between Botox vs. Juveau vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin? Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Juveau are all what we call neuromodulators. These neuromodulators function by weakening the muscles that we inject them into. By weakening those muscles temporarily, they improve the appearance of… Read Full Post

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty – Description & Recovery

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September 05, 2020
Fast Facts: Upper eyelid blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift is performed to remove excess eyelid skin and correct droopy eyelids. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes less than hour to complete. Recovery time is usually 7-10 days (it’s mostly a social recovery).   What is an upper eyelid blepharoplasty? With time and aging, we all develop extra skin on our upper eyelids. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift involves removing the extra skin of the upper eyelids to help them look crisper and more youthful and to make you look more awake and energetic. The goal is to create a centrally positioned eyelid without excess skin and excess fat pads and… Read Full Post

Are IPL and BBL the Same Thing?

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August 29, 2020
Fast Facts: IPL (intense pulsed light) and BBL (broadband light) are photorejuvenation or photofacial technologies. These technologies use bright light to rejuvenate the skin. IPL and BBL are used to treat a variety of skin problems such as sun damage, age spots, sun spots, rosacea, redness, acne scarring, uneven skin tone, fine lines, broken blood vessels visible beneath the skin, large pores, freckles, and sagging skin. IPL (intense pulsed light) is a type of light that penetrates deep into the skin. The energy of the light pulse causes blood vessels under the skin surface to constrict, thereby reducing redness. It also smooths out wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen… Read Full Post

BBL Treatment to Face – Description and Recovery

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August 29, 2020
Fast Facts: BBL (broadband light) is a photorejuvenation technology that is used to treat sun damage including age spots and sun spots on the face. BBL treatment to the face is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment with no downtime. Broadband light (BBL) treatment to the face involves using a very bright light with different filters to treat unwanted red spots and brown spots on the face. It is a non-ablative laser, meaning it doesn’t burn the skin. There is no downtime from this treatment. How does BBL treatment to the face work? What BBL does is it selectively injures the underlying red spots and brown spots. The top layer of that pigment, whether it’s red or brown, is charred on… Read Full Post