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Determining if Labiaplasty Is Right for You

Designed to reduce the appearance of excess labial skin, labiaplasty can often do more than correct a functional concern, such as discomfort during exercise or intercourse, or an aesthetic concern, such as self-consciousness due to visible labia through thin clothing. This procedure can potentially help qualified candidates regain a sense... Continue Reading

Comfortable in Your Skin: Benefits of Labiaplasty

Many women feel self-conscious about discussing their reproductive and sexual health, even with doctors. They may be worried that they’re abnormal or alone in having a specific concern; however, the majority of perceived issues are conditions numerous women experience. One example is labial hypertrophy, which refers to excess skin of... Continue Reading

How to Approach Ethnic Rhinoplasty

When approaching any rhinoplasty surgery, both function and aesthetics always need to be considered. First and foremost, our patients at Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas are questioned about breathing difficulties, history of trauma, severe allergies, or frequent sinus headaches. When discussing aesthetic concerns, it is critical for the patient to... Continue Reading

Open Vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

The nose is the central focal point of the human face. When we converse with one another, our eyes invariably and subconsciously drift between the eyes, the nose, and the lips. Because the nose is such a prominent feature of our face, it is critical that the nose not only... Continue Reading

New Dermal Filler Technique Produces Photoshop-Like Results

Dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables are traditionally used to add volume, reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, and fill deep creases; however, fine lines often prove difficult to treat. When placed closer to the surface of the skin—called the dermis—injectables can leave unsightly bumps or discolorations, something most patients wish to... Continue Reading

Revision Breast Surgery

Many women undergo breast surgery, be it breast augmentation for cosmetic enhancement (which is the most common), breast reduction for large, heavy breasts (the second most common), breast lift for sagging or droopy breasts, or breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy for breast cancer. Though most achieve optimal outcomes from... Continue Reading

How Breast Sizers Can Increase Patient Satisfaction

In part one of our two-part blog series, Dr. Ram Kalus explained how his unique before-and-after photo gallery assists his breast augmentation patients in selecting the ideal implant size. In this follow up discussion, he will describe how sizers are used during surgery to achieve optimal results. At my plastic... Continue Reading

Recovery Tips After Tummy Tuck

Most patients are understandably eager to return to their daily routines and show off their slimmer, sleeker body contour following... Continue Reading

Why Do Breasts Sag?

Breast sagging or droopiness—medically referred to as breast ptosis—develops naturally as the body changes and ages, with the descent of... Continue Reading