Yearly Archives: 2013

Your Breast Surgery Team

That sentence from a recent comment posted to our Facebook Page by a patient means so much to me. That's because at my plastic surgery practice in Birmingham, we are guided by our dedication to the team approach in caring for women who come in for breast surgery, whether you are considering a breast augmentation, …

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The Changing Reputation of Plastic Surgery

I have the benefit of receiving direct feedback from plastic surgery patients in our community, and I constantly use this information to develop my approach as a cosmetic surgeon. At my Birmingham practice and across the United States, there has been a noticeable improvement in the public's understanding and perception of plastic surgery. While there are …

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Reviewing a Plastic Surgeon’s Website

Once you’ve decided on plastic surgery, you'll face the task of choosing from among the many plastic surgeons in Birmingham to find the best one for you—but where to start? The Internet is a great resource, and many surgeons have their own websites. When looking at a surgeon or practice website, be sure to sort …

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See Your Procedure in 3-D

Many of my patients travel for plastic surgery from areas such as Huntsville or Tuscaloosa. Before they come to Birmingham for plastic surgery, many of them learn about their procedures by watching 3-D animations on our website. These videos provide detailed information about the surgery process, from pre-operative preparation to results. The realistic animations provide …

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Breast Augmentation

Women who are interested in breast augmentation come to my Birmingham practice from Huntsville, AL, and beyond having done varying levels of research. Some have taken pages of notes and have dozens of questions, while others are less prepared. I welcome questions and encourage women to ask as many as they can think of during …

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Does Asymmetry Affect Breast Augmentation Results?

Many women who come to me for breast augmentation here in Birmingham, Alabama, are bothered by breast asymmetry. Some worry about whether unevenness between their breasts will affect the outcome of their augmentation surgery. The truth is actually the opposite. Breast Surgery Can Improve Balance Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can actually make the breasts …

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The non surgical way to youthfullness: the liquid facelift

Several of my earlier blogs have described what has been popularly coined the "Mommy Makeover".  This grouping of procedures include a breast lift and or augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction.  All are surgical treatments aimed at correcting the remnants of childbirth, gravity, and time.  However, the beginning signs of aging to our faces can be just as distressing as those that occur to our bodies.  Most people will begin theorizing the affects …

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The Best in Breasts

I am excited to be one of the few plastic surgeons in Birmingham, AL who offers a superior breast implant: the Natrelle® 410 highly cohesive, anatomically shaped silicone implant, also known as a "gummy bear" implant. Why the "Gummy Bear" Name? "Gummy bear" is not an official name for these implants; it’s a nickname they’ve …

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Let’s Get Real About Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a very popular option for individuals who want to enhance their appearances, and Birmingham plastic surgery patients have a number of great options. However, it's important to maintain reasonable expectations about your results. My staff and I are committed to making sure each person is thoroughly educated about his or her procedure. We …

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