North Raleigh Plastic Surgery Blog


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Implemented Safety Precautions Due to COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our clients, staff and our community, in general, is our top priority at this time.  As such, we are implementing the following precautions due to COVID-19. Our office will remain open, but anyone in the following categories is asked to re-schedule any appointments until after April 12, 2020:    -If […]

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How to Maintain Results After a Tummy Tuck

If you have recently had abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, or you’re considering having this procedure done, we know you want to keep your flatter, firmer midsection as you move forward and want to avoid jeopardizing the effects of your procedure. To help you, our tummy tuck plastic surgeon in Raleigh is sharing tips on […]

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What Does it Mean When a Plastic Surgeon is Board Certified?

You may have seen some plastic surgeons, like Dr. Ortiz, describe themselves as being “board certified”. But do you know what that means? Since cosmetic surgery is typically elective, board certification is an important factor in choosing your surgeon. Unlike other specialists, like cardiologists or ENTs, board certification isn’t a requirement for plastic surgeons. In […]

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What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

When you think of plastic surgery to tighten up your midsection, a tummy tuck probably comes to mind. It’s a popular procedure, especially for women who have loose skin or trouble getting rid of stubborn stomach fat. If you are physically fit and only have a small amount of excess fat or skin, you may think you’re not eligible for a tummy tuck. While a full tummy tuck may not be for you, a mini tummy tuck could be!

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How Often Should Breast Implants Be Replaced?

Most people know that breast implants don’t last forever and will need to be replaced every so often. What most people don’t know, is just how often breast implants need to be revised. Some think that if they get implants, they’ll need to have them replaced every few years. Fortunately, that’s not true. Here are […]

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Tummy Tuck vs Lipo: What is the Difference?

If you’re carrying extra weight around your midsection that you can’t seem to lose, you may be considering plastic surgery to help you get the sculpted physique you’re after. Lipo and tummy tucks are two popular procedures to address these concerns, but what are the differences between the two surgeries? In this post, we’ll talk about the differences between the two and how to tell which is right for you.

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7 Reasons to Get Plastic Surgery in the Winter

If you’ve been considering plastic surgery for a while, we’d like to let you in on a secret: winter is the best time to go under the knife. In this post, we’ll explain why winter is the best time to get cosmetic surgery!

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Mommy Makeovers: Not Just For Moms

Mommy makeovers are one of the most popular new plastic surgery procedures, but can you get one if you’re not a mom? The short answer: yes! Mommy makeovers aren’t just for moms and they’re not just for new moms. Learn more in this post.

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Recovering From a Breast Augmentation

Getting breast implants/a breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. The risk of complication is low and the recovery period is typically straightforward. If you’re considering a breast augmentation, what can you expect from recovery? Here is what the typical recovery period is like for patients that get breast implants.