Tag: mommy makeover

Here are FAQs regarding Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. WHAT IS BIA-ALCL? BIA-ALCL is a rare spectrum of disease that has been linked to textured breast implants.  It can range from a painless fluid collection around the implant to a form of lymphoma when diagnosis is delayed.   This disease is currently classified…

Here are FAQs regarding Breast Implant Illness. WHAT IS BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS (BII)? Breast Implant Illness (BII) is NOT an official medical diagnosis.  Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term that has recently been used by women who have breast implants who describe a variety of symptoms that they feel are directly connected to their…

Every week, Dr. Hall sees many women from Knoxville who are interested in having breast implants placed, and many of those women are not completely sure about what is involved with the procedure. If you have been unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts for years, or you’re just ready to turn a…

Botox has become a product that is widely known in Knoxville and the rest of the United States. In fact, more and more men and women are choosing to receive Botox injections to treat various types of aging – crows feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines – just to name a few. If you’ve been increasingly…

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening has just recently become all the rage, though it’s been used for non-surgical Skin Tightening since 2001. I guess we can thank social media and high-profile celebs for making the general public more aware of this amazing technology. Radiofrequency Skin Tightening allows men and women in Knoxville the chance to enhance their…

If you’ve been researching non-surgical solutions for skin tightening to improve your complexion, chances are you’ve come across the acronym PRP. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has become quite the rage among men and women in Knoxville who are looking to improve their skin’s overall appearance. But what exactly is PRP and does it really work as…

Why, oh why do we have to deal with aging? Why can’t we just gain wisdom and knowledge and still keep the tight, smooth skin of our youth? Well, until someone finds the Fountain Of Youth hidden somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, we’ll have to deal with the inevitable – wrinkles and deep lines. Thankfully…

Many men and women in the Knoxville area know about Botox. And many men and women enjoy the benefits of having regular Botox treatments to treat their moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. But do you know at what age you should start getting Botox injections? Many people assume the right time to have Botox…

If you live in the Knoxville area and have had Botox on your mind lately, Dr. Hall of Jason J. Hall, MD, FACS can help! As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hall knows how to care for his patients and help them become the best version of themselves – regardless of whether he’s using…

If you’ve been researching tummy tucks, you may have heard that in some cases, it’s necessary for plastic surgeons to tighten the abdominal muscles during the procedure. You may have even come across the terms “diastasis recti” or “separated abdominal muscles.” What does this all mean? Read below as we explain. The 411 on Separated…

If you’re a Knoxville woman who’s thinking about getting a breast augmentation, you may already be researching the cosmetic procedure online. And through this research, you may have discovered that in the 1990s and early 2000s, silicone breast implants, which are filled with a silicone gel, were banned for usage in the United States by…

Most Knoxville men and women who are considering getting a tummy tuck are doing so because they’re displeased with the current look of their abdomen. Whether they have a big bulge that just won’t go away caused by diastasis recti (also known as separated abdominal muscles), or they have loose and sagging skin as a…

Every year, Dr. Hall sees several men and women not because they want to go under the knife and have plastic surgery, but because they want to know if microneedling is right for them. A popular treatment option for rejuvenating the face and other areas, microneedling has become a must-have procedure for many Tennessee patients…

Some people mistakenly believe that the goal of plastic surgery is to make you look like someone else. As Dr. Hall will tell you, that simply isn’t the case. Dr. Hall’s goals for his plastic surgery patients isn’t to make them look unrecognizable compared to their former selves. In contrast, his goal is to make…

We get it. If you’re a Knoxville woman and you have microneedling performed on your face, the most common place to have the procedure done, you want to know how soon you can get back to your normal skincare and makeup routine. After all, some women want the results of microneedling, but do not want…

When Knoxville women decide to have a breast augmentation, they have so many choices to make. What types of implants will they get – silicone or saline? How big do they want to go? Do they want teardrop or round breast implants? The list goes on and on… One of the most important decisions a…

 Whether they desire breast implants as part of a total body rejuvenation procedure (commonly known as a mommy makeover) or as a standalone surgery, many new mothers decide to augment their breasts after they’ve had a baby. And there are many reasons why. Pregnancy causes a woman’s breasts to swell in preparation for her body…

When Knoxville women consult with Dr. Hall for breast enhancement, they have a lot of choices and considerations to make. In fact, there are so many different decisions to make regarding your breast augmentations surgery that at first, it may seem overwhelming! Don’t worry. Dr. Hall is here to help walk you through all the…

Many Knoxville women desire breast enhancement surgery. Some want to undergo the procedure because they’ve never been happy with the natural size of their breasts. Other women desire breast augmentation due to changes in their breasts that have occurred during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging. Regardless of the reasons you want breast implants, Knoxville plastic surgeon…

As many of Dr. Hall’s past and current Knoxville plastic surgery patients will tell you, their decision to undergo their elective plastic surgery procedure has brought them a huge boost of self-confidence. Whether they’ve never been happy with the appearance of a certain aspect of their body, have recently lost a significant amount of weight…

Any time a woman visits me for a breast enhancement surgery consultation, there’s a motivator behind it. But, just what pushes women from desiring larger breasts to actually taking the next step by scheduling a consultation to discuss the surgery? Below is a list of 3 main motivators for breast enhancement surgery.  1 .You’ve never…

I’m 23 and have already started botox. Yes-you read that right. There are so many misconceptions when it comes to botox and fillers, whether you’re 24 or 54. My idea of botox prior to being educated, was that you only got botox over the age of 50 when you tend to have more visible wrinkles…

One of the hardest decisions that women have to make during the consultations for breast augmentation is the size of their breast augmentation implants. Knoxville women often spend a considerable amount of time deciding which size is best for them and trying to imagine what their bodies will look like afterward. We love when our…

Undergoing any kind of surgery is a big deal, including breast augmentation. Knoxville women that are thinking of getting breast implants often ask us about the recovery period for this kind of procedure. While many patients spend a lot of time thinking about the preoperative decisions, it’s just as important to plan ahead for the…

For our patients that suffer from uneven and asymmetrical eyes, it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one in the world that is dealing with it. But the truth is that facial asymmetry is incredibly common. There are a huge range of factors that can influence how our appearance develops which is why asymmetry…

Beginning the process of getting a breast augmentation is a little like opening Pandora’s Box: you’ll often discover more questions than answers. One of the most difficult and confusing decisions for our patients is about breast implant placement. This decision has massive implications for the procedure, the recovery period, and also for the appearance of…

Our patients spend a lot of time considering which size implant is right for them. Patients tend to struggle with this decision because they want to get enough volume to be noticeable, but they don’t want to go “too big” and get an unnatural look with their breast augmentation. Knoxville women almost always ask us,…

Your eyes are one of the main focal points of your face. If you’ve started to notice drooping skin around your eyes, then you’ve almost certainly started to think about the option of getting eyelid surgery. Knoxville men and women can not only improve the appearance of their eyes with a blepharoplasty (the technical term…

Getting any kind of plastic surgery is a huge decision and making sure you know every detail of the procedure is critical. Dr. Hall is one of the most patient and understanding surgeons in the region. One question that he spends a great deal of time discussing with patients is the difference between silicone and…

One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is breast augmentation. Knoxville women that are unhappy with their breasts and women who have had a mastectomy can feel more feminine and get a huge boost to their self-esteem with breast implants. The procedure is safe and, thanks to many advancements in technology and surgical techniques,…

Our breast augmentation patients often tell us that as they start to do their research they often uncover more questions than answers. While that is obviously frustrating to our potential patients, it is great news for us! We love when our patients come to their consultations prepared with a bunch of questions. One of the…

The loose skin under your eyes can make you look tired and older than you actually are. Many of our patients report that this loose, sagging skin under their eyes is often the first thing they look at in the morning and the last thing they notice at night. It doesn’t have to be this…

One of the most common questions we get asked by our patients is about replacing their implants after 10 years. We absolutely love when our patients come prepared with a list of questions for Dr. Hall. But one of the biggest pieces of misinformation out there is this idea that after 10 years or so,…

The patients that come to Dr. Hall for breast augmentation usually have a couple of top priorities: they want to get a noticeable boost in breast volume, but they also don’t want their new breasts to look unnatural. One of the biggest concerns for women is that people will be able to see “rippling” along…

As any mom can attest to, pregnancy is an amazing but painful experience with often permanent effects on their body. A very common issue after childbirth is something called diastasis recti. Pregnancy stretches the skin and muscles on the stomach to such a degree that the muscles on the left and right sides can separate….

We truly live in incredible times. Our patients now have more options than ever before to help freshen their appearance and take years off of their face that never existed before recently. One of the most popular, non-invasive treatments for facial wrinkles and creases is Botox. Knoxville men and women can get safe, natural-looking, and…

Crow’s feet are some of the most noticeable wrinkles on the entire face. Since our eyes are one of the primary focal points on the face, seeing those crooked wrinkles streaking out from the corners of the eyes can be distracting and unattractive. Many patients ask us what actually causes those wrinkles, and the answer…

There are 43 muscles in your face, and each of them has a unique job to help you speak, smile, frown, and make every other facial expression. Some of the most active of these muscles are the orbital muscles located around the openings of your eyes. These muscles are the main culprits behind the infamous…

Botox is one of the most popular forms of non-invasive treatment for facial wrinkles. It works quickly; it lasts a long time, and it is incredibly safe. But one of the questions that we frequently get is whether or not wrinkles can be prevented by Botox. Knoxville men and women that are hoping to freshen…

When we look at another person’s face, we usually notice the eyes and the mouth. But when it comes to the nose, we typically only focus on it only when there is something unusual about it. One of the most common issues that patients call us about is a short, upturned nose. This is sometimes…

You may remember first time they started to notice the wrinkles on your face. You probably also remember when you started to wish you should completely smooth them out. One of the most popular non-invasive methods to treat wrinkles is with Botox. Knoxville men and women can get terrific, fast, and natural-looking results with Botox….

Many patients don’t realize that the rhinoplasty has been around for a very long time. But over the last few years, a great debate has emerged among doctors and plastic surgeons about the technical aspects of the rhinoplasty. Knoxville patients that have started to look into getting a so-called “nose job” will undoubtedly come across…

When it comes to getting breast implants, Knoxville women often find there are many more questions and decisions than they initially anticipated. Women often come to our offices with an idea of the size of implant that they want and maybe even the type of incision they want to use. But something that patients often…

As you start to do homework and research on breast augmentation, Knoxville women often come face-to-face with a difficult decision: where the incision and resulting scar should be. There’s no way around it: if you’re ready to move forward with breast augmentation, there’s going to be a scar. The big choice is where and how…

One of the biggest decisions that our patients have to make when it comes to their breast augmentation is the type of breast implants they will choose. Knoxville women usually come prepared to their consultations with the size of implant they want and the type (silicone or saline). However, there is one major consideration that…

Think of the last time you had a conversation with someone. Where did your eyes focus? While you probably spent most of the time looking at the eyes or the mouth.  Chances are, you probably don’t remember much of what someone’s nose looked like. If your nose is too large or an unusual shape, it’s…

  In the past few years, we have seen a quantum shift in the treatment of breast cancer.  Medical treatments for breast cancer – chemotherapy, hormone treatments, and genetic treatments – have changed significantly, and although no cancer treatment is “easy”, newer therapies are much more effective and patient-friendly than in the past.  Likewise, radiation…

Do you take all your photos from an upper angle to avoid the look of squishing or rolling that happens when you see your image from a lower perspective? Do you walk around with your head held high – only to avoid making the excess fat and skin beneath your chin more noticeable? People who…

Knoxville patients considering blepharoplasty surgery often ask our staff about recovery time after an eyelid procedure. Most patients will have about a week of recovery time, and a few weeks following to see the full results. Blepharoplasty can correct a number of issues you may be experiencing around your eyelid area. If you look in…

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” -Eleanor Roosevelt   Aging isn’t what it used to be. Stories of mature celebrities casting off the stigma associated with growing older are becoming more prevalent in the media with each passing year, confirming that aging doesn’t have to be…

Do you feel that you always seem to look “old and tired” even though you’re wide awake? You’ve tried getting more sleep each night. You’ve used every under-eye cream or serum available, and you still have bags under your eyes every day. If you want to restore a more alert and youthful appearance, you should…

Are you considering breast implants, but have questions like, what size, what shape, and what material is best for me? What looks the most natural? You aren’t alone – these are some of the most frequently asked questions about breast implants in our Knoxville, TN plastic surgery practice. Size & Shape of Breast Implants Knoxville…

Knoxville eyelid surgery patients who choose Dr. Hall as their doctor have often already tried non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance of their eyelids and under-eye area. If you’re not sure what type of treatment is right for you, and are concerned about getting results that can stand the test of time, we encourage you…

When people look at your face, one of the first things they stare at is your nose. As the central focal point one your face, having a crooked, bumpy, or oversized nose can cause you serious anxiety and really hurt your self-confidence. Obviously, your nose isn’t just for looks. One very common issue that our…

Your spouse, your first house, your first child: these are all monumental life events that fundamentally change you forever. But deciding on your plastic surgeon is another one of those huge decisions that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Here at Dr. Hall’s practice, when our patients decide to work with…

Only a mother can understand the incredible toll that pregnancy puts on your body. Unfortunately, after your pregnancy, getting your body back can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Even with grueling workout regimens and restrictive diets, things like stretch marks, stubborn areas of fat around your tummy and legs, and the lost fullness of…

We’ve all seen celebrities with plump, luscious lips and felt a surge of envy for that pouty, bee-stung look. For our patients in Knoxville, lip augmentation is a fast and safe option to help them get full, natural-looking lips and feel better about how they look. If you’ve spent any time looking online for information…

For many of my patients in Knoxville, breast lift surgery can be one of the best and fastest ways to improve the appearance of drooping breasts. Whether it’s from pregnancies, breast feeding, or just time and gravity, when you start thinking about getting surgery, one of the first questions you probably have is “how long…

For a woman, a regular exercise routine is simply part of taking pride in your appearance. As a natural extension of this, you may find yourself considering breast augmentation surgery. However, one of the biggest concerns my breast augmentation patients have is how much time they will have to take off from exercise after surgery….

Suppose you have a favorite dress – a dress makes you feel comfortable, confident, and looks better on you than anything else you own. Of course, you want all your friends to be able to look and feel just as good as you do when you wear that dress, but can they all just go…

Chances are you may have seen pictures of lip augmentations gone wrong on television or in the tabloids. While it’s true that these things can happen, all the negative press surrounding these mishaps has served to sully public perception of what can actually be a very positive cosmetic treatment. In truth, the entire look and…

It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what do you do when your eyes don’t at all reflect what you’re feeling inside? You may be experiencing frustration at the way your emotions and energy don’t match what your eyes are telling those around you. If you have droopy upper…

For some people, the mere mention of the word “surgery” is enough to send them running for the door. In truth, cosmetic procedures – especially ones like eyelid surgery that can be performed in an office setting – are very safe and have been performed successfully countless times. Nonetheless, you may find yourself asking if…

Few experiences in life can rival the joy a woman gets the first time she sees her baby. Creating new life brings a sense of awe and wonder that culminates when you give birth, but it also takes a heavy toll on your body. Weight gain, the stretching of skin, and other changes your body…

Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin, has become famed the world over for its ability to help soften and minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Even more attractive is the fact that Botox® injections are a non-surgical treatment that can be administered in minutes, most often without even the need for anesthetic. Despite…

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we now all have health insurance, since it’s essentially illegal not to. One of the things you may have noticed over the past few years is that each year, you see an increase in the amount you pay out of your pocket every month. And, if you try to…

As a woman, your breasts are more than just an indication of gender – they’re a symbol of your femininity and beauty. Unfortunately, age, weight loss, and child birth can cause your breasts to sag and lose volume, leaving you feeling less beautiful than you once were. Thankfully, you don’t just have to accept these…

Your face is the first thing people notice when they meet you. Like any cosmetic procedure, we understand that a decision to have chin surgery is very personal and not one you make lightly. You want to know that your surgeon will recognize the unique contours of your face and give you a result you…

Botox® injections have been in use for many years for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and are generally considered to one of be the safest and least invasive solutions to these problems. That said, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks involved. Thankfully, these risks can be minimized…

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can give your upper and lower eyelids the youthful appearance they have lost with age. The eyes are often the first to show signs of aging in the form of: Puffiness Bags Excess skin Drooping eyelids Dark circles By removing skin (and sometimes fat) from the eyelids, your plastic surgeon can…

Chances are you may not pay much attention to your nose…unless, of course, you’re unhappy with it. A nose that’s ill-suited to your face can cause everything else to look unbalanced and give you no end of grief in self-consciousness. Thankfully, a variety of cosmetic and even functional issues of the nose can be remedied…

There are three main types of incisions used for breast augmentation. The first two that go through the breasts and give Knoxville patients the best results are: Periareolar: Placed at the border of the nipple. The scar is the least visible but can prove problematic when you breastfeed. Inframammary: Placed in or slightly above the…

Facial contouring provides the structure and shape for an attractive face that communicates health and beauty. Handsome men are noted for their strong chin and defined jawline. Beautiful women have softly continuous curves and a chin balancing other features that define the proportions of beauty. Knoxville patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their…

Dark circles under the eye are a common complaint and are caused by many different things from poor sleep hygiene to allergies to your genetic makeup. Treatment for under eye circles can include: eye creams, chemical peels, lasers, injectable fillers, or surgery. Many people want improvement with facial aging and would like to improve their…

The elasticity of skin on all parts of our body starts to wear out as we get older. Breasts are no exception and begin to droop: After pregnancy and breastfeeding. During and right after menopause. From the weight of large, heavy breasts. A breast lift can bring your breasts up to an ideal position by…

Most Knoxville patients who want to reshape their nose will automatically consider a rhinoplasty without knowing about the non-surgical options. Minor problems with the structure of your nose can be corrected by using fillers such as Juvederm or Voluma to reduce the size of bumps and fill in areas lacking volume. The plastic surgeon typically…

Full and luscious lips add sensuality to your overall appearance. Though recognized as a feminine standard of beauty, men can also benefit from lip enhancement that refines their chiseled looks. Two commonly used procedures are injecting fat into the lips or using filler to enhance definition and volume. Both of these techniques produce excellent results…

There are a number of reasons Knoxville patients develop bags under their eyelids. Despite getting enough sleep at night (we should all be getting 6-8 hours!) you may still suffer from puffy eyes that don’t seem to go away. The most frustrating and number one cause of eyelid problems is: genetics. Your parents and family…

After having kids your body can look much different than before pregnancy. Becoming a mom is rewarding, but many Knoxville women are left feeling less confident about their bodies than before children. A mommy makeover combines treatments to reshape the breasts and body to your ideal. Before considering a mommy makeover, it’s important to keep…

Botox is the best-known non-surgical option for treating lines and wrinkles on the face. While other options exist, Botox has proven effective for nearly thirty years and does not lose its effect with follow-up treatments. This means you can keep up your Botox treatments and maintain your youthful look. But how long will the treatment…

With the rising popularity of plastic surgery, a growing number of doctors have started to specialize. Unfortunately, not all “cosmetic” surgeons take the time for proper training and certification needed for surgical excellence and quality patient care. Knowing your plastic surgeon’s specializations and background prior to going under the knife is a step that eager…

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, can open up your eyes by removing excess skin and fat from your upper or lower eyelids. Many Knoxville patients develop forehead wrinkles because they are using their forehead muscles to lift upper eyes that droop. Constant use of the forehead muscles can create permanent lines and wrinkles over time….

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plas-tic (’plas-tik) adj. 1. capable of adapting to varying conditions 2. able to be shaped or molded As with no other specialty in medicine, plastic surgery embraces the art and science of change. As a plastic surgeon, I am given the opportunity to change bodies, change outlooks, and change lives on a daily basis. It…

I frequently get questions about rhinoplasty (aka: a “nose job”). Specifically, many people who are interested in changing the shape of their nose want to know what the down-time following a nose job will be. The answer is: it depends. Typically there are a few things that anyone who has a rhinoplasty can expect, and…

Brazilian Butt Lift Knoxville

In recent years, the buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL for short) has rapidly become one of the most requested procedures in many plastic surgeons’ offices. The well publicized posteriors of women such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have, no doubt, been a major contributing factor to this trend. A question I get…

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on either the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. The general goals are to reduce visible signs of aging, puffiness, and sagging skin. In general, the approach most commonly used is to make incisions where scars will be concealed within the natural folds and creases of the…

The patients that I see for mommy makeover surgery typically fall into one of two categories: those who have recently had a child and those who had their last child several years before. If you’re in the first category, one of the big questions you likely have is, “When can I have the procedure?” As…

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I think that if most of us had the choice between having surgery and not having surgery, we’d choose the latter over the former most days of the week. The question is: How do you get the benefit of surgery without the “surgery” part? My grandmother had a saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth…

an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Here is a list (and brief description) of some of the products that I recommend to help keep your skin looking healthy, clear, and youthful. These products are ideal for younger patients (20-40 years old) who want to preserve, protect, and enhance the youthful radiance of their skin. If you have sun damage or color…

I’ve said it before on my Facebook page (and on Twitter, too): “Children are a wonder: they make you wonder what happened to your figure.” Any woman who has had children can attest to the fact that having children can wreak havoc on even the best physiques. Some women are able to bounce back like…

Do I need a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift? Many women come into the office asking about cosmetic breast procedures, but there is confusion about which procedure women need (or want, as the case may be). A breast lift and a breast augmentation are two different operations with two different goals: A breast augmentation…

I love using Yelp for online searches.  My wife and I started using it when I was a fellow at Stanford for pretty much everything – restaurants, dry cleaners, barbers, kid places…It was awesome.  After awhile, I quit being a Yelp voyeur and started Yelp-ing myself – reviewing places that I went. I still look…

dr hall doing yoga

I’m stepping out on a limb here…but – nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’ll be the first to admit that I initially discovered yoga because of fitness.  Really, I discovered yoga because of a lack of fitness.  I remember it vividly – we sat down as a family and my wife suggested I sit “Indian style”…

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I trained forever.  I’m happy where I ended up, but it took me forever to get here.  I took the long road – a full general surgery residency before starting plastic surgery.  One of the many things I credit my general surgery training with is making me (I hope) a good doctor.  I took care…

Medicine has always been a “hands-on” specialty.  The “laying on of hands” is and always has been a crucial and vital part of the diagnostic process.  There is no CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, or blood test that can substitute for your doctor sitting down with you, listening to what is wrong, and examining you with…

The other day, a friend of mine and I were discussing whether or not we were going to use the term “princess” to address our respective daughters.  He does not want his daughter growing up with the label of “princess” because he thinks it causes girls to develop a sense of entitlement and an obsession…

What makes a face look old?  What makes a face look tired? Conversely, what makes a face look young and refreshed? Within seconds of meeting someone, we formulate a subconscious opinion of them based on their appearance: Young or old? Friendly or mean? Someone we can trust or someone we should avoid? Recall the last…

An article in the October edition of the white journal (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – “the” plastic surgery journal) made the news recently.   In it, the authors claimed that patients who underwent body contouring after gastric bypass had better long-term weight control than patients who just had weight loss surgery without plastic surgery. Big News,…

After losing massive amounts of weight, getting rid of all the extra skin that is the final step in many of my patients’ transformation into their “new self”.   There is a common perception that plastic surgery after massive weight loss is covered by most insurance plans.   This article will describe what procedure is – and…

Everyone has those mornings – you get a terrible night’s sleep and feel awful the next day.  You feel tired…and you look just as tired as you feel.  The reasons for this are many, but one of the main giveaways happens around the eyes.  Puffy or swollen eyelids almost go hand-in-hand with a terrible night’s…

Nothing betrays the effects of a healthy lifestyle like bags under the eyes.  They leave you looking tired, older, or (arguably worse) like you had a few too many the night before.  None of these are things you want to convey to a co-worker, boss, or potential suitor. There are three main reasons for lower…

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In 2012, over 286,000 breast augmentations were performed in the United States. In May of 2013, two major breast-health announcements hit the news. First, a study published in the British Medical Journal suggested that women with breast implants have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. What garnered more media attention (including the cover of…

A recent PR piece from MD Anderson about the use of the DaVinci operating robot to perform a muscle-flap breast reconstruction got me thinking about the technology that I use in my own practice and the more important question: Why do I use the “advanced” technology that I do? I’ll be the first to admit…

Look around on the internet for plastic surgery after massive weight loss, and chances are that you’ll see lots of references to a “Body Lift”, a “Total Body Lift” or a “360 Lift”.  Many people think that this is the only procedure that is done to reshape the trunk after a weight loss procedure. While…

Despite being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, there are lots of myths and rumors about liposuction and who may be the best candidates. Is liposuction good for getting rid of a few extra pounds before a social function or to “trim up” for swimsuit weather? Is liposuction a good…

Weight loss takes a toll on your body, and in no area is this more apparent than in the breasts. Many of my female patients were happy with the size and shape of their breasts before their weight loss surgery, and find that the youthful shape and size of their breasts are the first things…

Let’s face it – most of us have made New Year’s Resolutions that we break about  a week later.  Last year, though, I made what is probably the most common one: lose weight/get healthy. The difference is: I KEPT it!  Rather easily, I might add.  I dropped 25 pounds and 4 inches from my waist…

Breast Augmentation is once again in the news – but this time for something positive! A paper published in the July edition of the most widely read plastic surgery journal (disclaimer: I review potential papers for this journal but had nothing to do with this one) found that women who have undergone breast enlargement surgery…

There has been lots of talk in the news recently highlighting a number of courageous patients who have undergone transplants of part or all of their faces.  Both they and the team of doctors that are taking care of them are to be commended – these operations are pushing the boundaries of what is medically…

I recently posted a comment on my Facebook page asking for topics that would make good blog posts.  I got some private messages with requests which I will honor, but will answer the lone public post first (to encourage more of you to post public comments, as much as anything else). Prominent leg veins are…

As I kissed my wife and daughter good-bye at the security checkpoint, I was wracked with guilt and uncertainty.  Why, exactly, was I getting on a plane bound for Zimbabwe and leaving two crying women – the two most important people in my life – behind?  I kept telling myself that I was going because…

With all the money, connections, and “inside information” that TV and film celebrities seem to have, why do many of them end up looking fake (or downright odd) after plastic surgery? As I was sitting in my dentist’s office the other day, we started talking about this subject, and it really got me wondering: WHY?…

‘What size should I be?’. That is the question nearly every woman I see asks very early on in their breast augmentation consultation. Most ask already knowing what size they WANT to be (it’s usually a ‘small C’, in case you were wondering). Breast implants, both silicone and saline, are sold by volume, ranging from…

The “Mommy Makeover”.  The often talked-about but difficult-to-define plastic surgery operation.  The term can mean different things to different people, and no two “mommy makeovers” are alike.  In essence, the goal is to reverse the havoc childbearing wrecks on a woman’s body. For most women, a “Mommy Makeover” means: Breast Rejuvenation Abdominal enhancement Now…I don’t…

I love what I do. I think that I may have one of the coolest professions on the planet…take a look into a day in my (work) life and perhaps you will see why. From a plastic surgery standpoint, my practice is unique, and that’s exactly the way I want it. Yes, I do cosmetic…

I love taking care of children. It’s a great part of my job. Yes – kids terrorize the office. They empty the jar of lollipops on the front desk. And we’ve had more than one room-clearing newborn poop (which usually happens right when I’m trying to examine them). But it’s great, and I wouldn’t have…

The internet and social media are changing the way medicine is practiced.  If you’re reading this, then you and I are on the forefront of that change. However, at the core of the practice of medicine is the doctor-patient relationship, which is arguably the most sacred and trusting relationships two relative strangers can place themselves…

You hear lots of buzz these days about making sure your doctor is “board certified”.  What does that mean? Let me start by saying that I am board certified in 2 specialties – general and plastic surgery.  I’m proud of it.  It took lots of hard work to get there.  Now, I’m not going to…

I get a lot of questions from friends and patients alike about the different ways to add “fullness” to the lips.  It is fairly obvious that there are lots of celebrities and people walking in the grocery store who have had various fillers injected into their lips.  One of the telltale signs is the “bicycle tire”…

I’m happy to announce my affiliation with Knoxville’s first and only comprehensive weight management program – The Davis Clinic. Lead by Drs. Robert Davis, Garth Davis, and John Primomo, The Davis Clinic has been helping to change the lives of Texans and patients from all across the country with their approach to both surgical and…

I’m a plastic surgeon based out of Knoxville, TN with additional training in craniofacial surgery (which is surgery of the bones and soft tissues of the face).  While it seems like a fairly narrowly defined field, what I do runs the gamut from cleft lip and palate to corrective jaw surgery to fillers and facelifts….