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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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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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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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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 […]

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Brazilian Butt Lifts & Other 2020 Plastic Surgery Trends

Cosmetic surgery juxtaposes beauty with medicine, so as beauty trends change and medicine continues to evolve with new procedures and techniques, we see how these affect the popularity of certain procedures. Our plastic surgeon in Raleigh is dedicated to staying on the forefront of how cosmetic surgery evolves, and we wanted to take the opportunity […]

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Will a Tummy Tuck Treat Diastasis Recti?

If you’ve had a baby within the last 12 months or later, you may still have a round belly and people may be asking you when you’re due, it may not simply be baby weight causing the problem. You may have diastasis recti, and diet and exercise often don’t solve this condition. Often, the only […]

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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. […]