North Raleigh Plastic Surgery Blog


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Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery During Quarantine

Making the choice to get a cosmetic procedure can be difficult, but now, you’re ready to take action to get the body you’ve dreamed of having so you can live life with confidence. If this is you, the stay-at-home orders may be especially frustrating because you’re ready to move forward into a more confident life. […]

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Protecting Your Skin While Outdoors

While we are currently under stay-at-home orders, I know more people are going out for walks, gardening, and spending time outdoors. This is certainly a great way to get exercise and maintain social distancing, but if you normally work during the day, you may not be used to taking the dog for a walk at […]

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How We Can Help You Avoid the Emergency Room

During the current outbreak of coronavirus, we know how important it is to minimize visits to the emergency room and ensure our doctors and nurses have the resources necessary to care for patients. We are doing what we can to reduce overload at the emergency rooms by providing urgent surgical care at our surgical center. […]

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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’s the Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift?

Over time, most women experience changes in their body that affect the shape and size of your breasts which can lead to both physical discomfort and insecurity in how their bodies look. Some of the more common concerns are sagging and drooping or a large breast size that causes discomfort and even back pain. For […]

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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 […]