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How to Prepare for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Recovery

After months of researching, internal debate, and consultations, the cosmetic surgery you’ve been dreaming of is fast approaching. You are excited to be that much closer to having the body you’ve been dreaming of, and even though you know that recovering from surgery may be uncomfortable, the results will be well worth it. Whether you’re […]

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What to Ask During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you’ve probably done quite a bit of research on your own to start with. However, it’s normal to have questions or concerns about whether it’s right for you or what kind of outcome you can expect. Fortunately, before having the procedure, you’ll have a one-on-one consultation with a plastic […]

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6 Benefits of Labiaplasty

No one likes to talk about oversized labia, but this is a concern for millions of women. If wearing a bathing suit or leggings fills you with worry or you feel embarrassed in front of your partner, this can affect your overall confidence and well-being. Fortunately, a simple cosmetic procedure can help. Dr. Ortiz, a […]

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Why Winter Is the Best Time for a Brazilian Butt Lift

You want a rounder, fuller backside and have decided the Brazilian Butt Lift is right for you! The problem you’re now facing is the timing – when is the best time to have a cosmetic surgery for minimal impact and disruption in your life? Dr. Ortiz, our renowned plastic surgeon in Raleigh, is sharing why […]

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From Piercing Scars to Pregnancy: How Umbilicoplasty Can Restore Your Tummy

Pregnancy, weight loss, a scar from a belly button piercing, an abdominal hernia, or even just genetics can affect how your belly button looks, whether it protrudes, stretched horizontally, or has other flaws. While exercise and diet can trim your abdomen, lifestyle actions don’t affect your belly button, but it can easily be repaired with […]

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Lifestyle Factors That Accelerate Aging and How a Face Lift Can Help

Wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin may be a natural part of aging, but why is it that people age at different rates? For example, two people can be the exact same age, but one person has smooth, unlined skin and the other is experiencing crow’s feet and drooping along the jawline. There are a […]

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What to Expect from Breast Implant Removal Surgery

For women with breast implants, it’s important to have them replaced usually between 10 to 15 years. While some women may choose to have a breast implant revision, replacing the implants with a different size or shape, some women choose breast implant removal, also called explant. If you’re considering this procedure, our Raleigh plastic surgeon […]

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Choosing a Full or Mini Tummy Tuck – Which One is Best for You

You’d love to have a flat, trim tummy, but no matter how much you diet or how many crunches you do, you still have a “pooch.” Often caused by pregnancy or weight loss, this slack area of loose skin and stretched muscle can usually only be fixed with a tummy tuck. The question is: Do […]

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Body Contouring and Plastic Surgery Options Following Extreme Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you should be proud of your accomplishment and of the work you’ve done to live a healthier life. However, if you’re not happy with how your body looks, you’re not alone. Many people who have undergone massive weight loss still lack confidence or express dissatisfaction with their […]