Pull Out The Short Shorts, Ladies!

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Summer is already here and maybe you’ve experienced the dreaded short shorts staring back at you in the closet. Whether you have been working all year for your summer body or time just got away from you this year, many women just like you are not pleased that bathing suit bottoms and shorts are back again to highlight their insecurities around their butts and upper thighs. Dr. Castor and the team at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center are here to let you know that the summer isn’t over yet!  Continue reading “Pull Out The Short Shorts, Ladies!” »

The Popular Way Women are Rejuvenating the Looks of their Hands


Let’s face it, our hands often get overlooked when it comes to fighting off the signs of aging. When we decide to treat ourselves or rejuvenate our look, we often go straight to our faces and necks, or maybe that area of stubborn fat. However, like many women know, signs of aging are just as evident on our hands. The reduced production of collagen as we get older creates tired, aged skin. If you are looking for a way to pamper yourself and maintain a youthful appearance, consider Radiesse® fillers offered at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Continue reading “The Popular Way Women are Rejuvenating the Looks of their Hands” »

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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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” »

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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This Winter, Restore & Revitalize


We are fortunate here in Tampa that the sun shines nearly year round. However, the continual sun exposure can wreak havoc on the skin’s external appearance as well as its internal make-up. While we may not experience a typical winter, December, January, and February provide a great opportunity to restore and revitalize sun-damaged skin.

Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate and even reverse skin damaged by the sun’s powerful UV rays. One such treatment: Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL). Commonly known as photorestoration, IPL effectively targets and combats sun damage at a cellular level.
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Spreading the Cheer


The holiday season is a time to give thanks. As we reflect on the past year, we know that we have a lot to be thankful for. Dr. Castor has always believed in giving back to his loyal patients, friends, family, and community. He exhibits a benevolent goodwill toward humanity and has always shown sincere generosity and helpfulness, especially toward the needy and suffering. 
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Slim Your Stomach as Part of Your Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and childbirth take their toll on the whole body—but perhaps no place is quite as affected as the stomach area. Many women find that as their body recovers, their so-called pregnancy belly persists. A Mommy Makeover can help restore a woman’s body to her pre-pregnancy shape. Focusing on commonly affected areas, a Mommy Makeover includes a Tummy Tuck to help flatten and tighten the abdominal area.
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