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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 […]

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What Can You Expect from Your Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that adds shape and volume to your backside through a minimally invasive procedure. But, like any cosmetic procedure, there is a recovery period, and we wanted to provide more detail about that. If you’re considering a BBL, our plastic surgeon in Raleigh is sharing what you […]

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When Is It Safe to Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

During consultations with patients seeking breast augmentations, one of the questions our Raleigh plastic surgeon is asked frequently is when they can exercise after breast augmentation. Many of our patients work out regularly and don’t want a procedure to stand in the way of staying fit and healthy. If you’re wondering what the downtime looks […]

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Quitting Smoking & Vaping Before Plastic Surgery

If you plan on having plastic surgery or have started reading up on having breast augmentation or tummy tuck, you may have seen that you should stop using products with nicotine at least a month before the procedure. While we all know smoking is bad for your health, why is it absolutely necessary to cease […]