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Facelift vs. Non-Surgical Facelift

A facelift, technically called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that lifts sagging skin of the face and neck to restore a more youthful appearance. Non-surgical facelifts are a newer option, using multiple non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers and BOTOX to lift, tighten, and smooth face and neck. What is a facelift?  A […]


Should I wear a bra after my breast lift?

After your breast lift procedure, it is extremely important to follow the recommended postoperative directions, including wearing a surgical bra as directed. The aftercare and your decisions on supporting your new lifted breasts are an important part of achieving a beautiful final aesthetic outcome.  For the best results, and unless otherwise directed, you should wear […]


The Dr. Miami Effect: How Plastic Surgeons are Grappling with Snapchat

I’m a plastic surgeon and I make people feel better about their bodies.” If you’re one of the millions of people who follow Dr. Miami, aka Dr. Michael Salzhauer, on Snapchat, you’ll recognize this message as his cheerful daily greeting. Dr. Miami, who is 44 years old and has basically eschewed his given name in […]


Dr. Placik Wins RealSelf 500 Award

Chicago Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Recognized as Top Social Influencer in Cosmetic Surgery Chicago – March 01, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Placik is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people […]


A Prospective Evaluation of Female External Genitalia Sensitivity to Pressure following Labia Minora Reduction and Clitoral Hood Reduction.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26397263 Abstract BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted into the effects of labiaplasty on the sensitivity of external genitalia. This study aimed to determine the effect of labia minora and clitoral hood reduction using the edge resection technique on external genitalia sensitivity. METHODS: Female subjects electing to undergo labia minora and clitoral hood reduction were […]


Interview with Dr. Placik on breast reconstruction after mastectomy for Chicago Life magazine.

The number of mastectomies may rise further as genetic testing becomes more commonplace, surmises Otto Placik, M.D., an Arlington Heights plastic surgeon. As for the preponderance of implants, that surgery is less expensive, he says, “Unfortunately, reconstruction is sometimes guided by reimbursements. Reimbursement for using people’s own tissue is increasingly less covered.”


The risk of developing breast cancer and what we need to look out for. Interview with Lindsay Avener: Founder, Bright Pink.

This week at Ravishly, we are taking a look at breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we bring out is a beautiful sentiment, we need to be more active in helping women affected by breast cancer. And that doesn’t just mean women who have cancer, it also […]


Why You Shouldn’t Need 5 Boob Jobs for Great Results

When it comes to achieving your ideal breast appearance, you shouldn’t need as many procedures as Tamra Judge, the  “Real Housewife” star who openly discussed her succession of five breast enhancement surgeries before feeling satisfied with her results. If you follow a few sensible tips, you shouldn’t need five boob jobs to get beautiful results. […]


Is Jogging Bad for Your Breasts?

Breast sagging can be inevitable for some women as their bodies respond to changes brought on by age, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. For athletic women, however, sagging breasts can develop as a result of improper care. Jogging is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise and provides many men and women alike with a […]


Insurance and Labiaplasty: What You Need to Know

As more women become interested in labiaplasty to improve the appearance of prominent labia minora (inner vaginal lips), it’s only natural to wonder if the procedure may be covered by your existing health insurance policy. According to your insurance provider, does labiaplasty fall under the category of cosmetic, elective procedure or medical necessity? Beyond Appearances Labiaplasty […]



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