Scars: The Not-so-Pretty Side of Plastic Surgery

There are many reasons why people have plastic surgery.  Maybe you lost a lot of weight and having that loose skin cut off of your abdomen was the final step to reaching your hard-earned transformation. Maybe you’ve always been self-conscious about the size of your breasts and that breast augmentation has liberated you from your insecurities. Maybe that mommy makeover was a gift to yourself after years of raising a family.

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Stop The Shame: Having Cosmetic Surgery Is Not Embarrassing

When people imagine someone who has had plastic surgery, too many times the image of a woman with a stretched face and too round, pushed up breasts appears. Many women who long for a positive body change won’t even step into the doors of a surgeon’s office because they fear they will be seen as too vain, lacking character, having the wrong priorities, and superficial.

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The Likeable Effects of Facial Rejuvenation

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Facial plastic surgery may do more than help you appear younger. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that individuals who underwent some sort of facial rejuvenation were perceived as more likable—emphasizing the role that facial rejuvenation can play in facial profiling. The study illuminates what Dr. Castor already knows, facial rejuvenation can extend far beyond beauty and has a greater influence throughout all dimensions of a patient’s life.

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More than Enhancement—a Breast Lift Can Restore Your Silhouette

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With a changing silhouette, many maturing women hope to evoke a breast line of their youth. All expressing a similar sentiment, Dr. Castor’s patients explain, “I like the size of my breasts, but their shape and position has changed.” Aptly named and designed to do just this, a breast lift seemingly lifts the breasts—allowing them to appear both shapelier and perkier.
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Be Beach Ready with VASER® LipoSelection

Castor, VaserLipo - ImageAlthough the sun shines nearly year round here in Tampa, there is something about the long summer days that have even us Floridians flocking to the beach. As we shed what little layers we wear, it is only natural that we each want to look our best. For many men and women, this may include banishing bulges that now plague their figure.
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Explaining Your Mommy Makeover to Your Family

Castor, MM - ImageReady to restore their after-baby body, women come to Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center excited to start their Mommy Makeover journey. While eager to regain their pre-pregnancy physique, some women remain hesitant—questioning how their decision will affect their family. Coming into their consultations with Dr. Castor, many women express their concerns as to what impact this will have on her children.
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Trend Alert! Backsides Are In: Benefits of The Brazilian Butt Lift

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It would seem, the backside has it! According to recently released statistics by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2015, the Brazilian Butt Lift saw a 28 percent increase over 2014. Dr. Castor explains that “the Brazilian Butt Lift transfers fat from areas that you don’t want it to your buttocks to lift and improve the shape.” Being a relatively new procedure, long term statistics are unavailable. However, highlighting the trend for a more bodacious booty—similarly enhancing one’s backside, the buttock lift has seen a 252 percent in the past 15 years. Continue reading “Trend Alert! Backsides Are In: Benefits of The Brazilian Butt Lift” »

4 Unique Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

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Long been a patient favorite—at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, the tummy tuck is one of our most popular surgical procedures. For men and women alike, the midsection can be a troublesome area. Regularly holding unwanted fat, due to a number of factors like age, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy, often, the stomach area can also begin to annoyingly sag. Known for its tummy toning ways, many overlook the many benefits a tummy tuck can offer. Continue reading “4 Unique Benefits of a Tummy Tuck” »

Part II: Preparing Your Mind & Emotions for Breast Augmentation

In our last blog post, we learned how to physically prepare our bodies for breast augmentation. This month, we examine ways to prepare your mind, your mental state, and overall emotional well-being. Often overlooked, being mentally and emotionally prepared is just as important as being physically ready.

As you think ahead to your better bust, you can expect to feel a mix of emotions. Whether excited or anxious—it is important not to let your nerves get the best of you.
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Part I: Preparing Your Body for Breast Augmentation

Deciding to undergo a breast augmentation is an exciting decision! No doubt, you have long thought about a fuller, more buxom bosom. As you approach your augmentation, it is important to be physically and emotionally prepared. So important, we have decided to take a two part approach. This month, we will focus on the importance of physically preparing your body for what is to come.
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