Patients considering breast enhancement surgery have an exciting journey ahead of them! A world of self-confidence awaits — but first, it’s important to do some research. Once it’s decided a patient would like to undergo breast enhancement surgery, it’s still a question of which one will work best for their body. After some research, most patients find that one option suits them better than the rest. … Read More »
Gynecomastia is a physical condition which only affects biological males. It is characterized by a puffy, soft-appearing chest which resembles breasts. Though gynecomastia is not dangerous, many patients experience psychological distress, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, or bullying as a result of their condition. These can impact one’s mental health, and sometimes lead patients to research ways to treat their gynecomastia symptoms.
While researching treatment options, many men wonder, “can gynecomastia go away with exercise or healthy eating?” After all, hitting the gym and cooking nourishing meals are generally thought to be the fastest ways to a trim physique. However, because gynecomastia is the result of excessive glandular and stromal tissue rather than actual fat, this answer is less straightforward than one might imagine.
Dr. Lapuerta has been working with gynecomastia patients for years — and we’re happy to share our knowledge of the condition with you. Read on to learn more about working out with gynecomastia, and how to most effectively treat the condition.… Read More »
The Difference Between Gynecomastia and Pseudogynecomastia
Gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia are two conditions that affect males, with key differences. These conditions both refer to the appearance of men having breasts, characterized by excessive fat or swollen tissue in the chest area. Both conditions can show up in males of any age, but they are most common amongst newborns, teens, and seniors.
Though gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia patients share the same primary symptom — the appearance of breasts — what differentiates them is the type of tissue. Gynecomastia is characterized by excessive glandular and stromal tissue, with a number of potential causes. Alternately, pseudogynecomastia is due to an excessive amount of fatty tissue.… Read More »
Every year, the Dr. Lapuerta performs many tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck procedures. Some of our clients go on to have babies later — which, inevitably, means they come back to Dr. Lapuerta with questions about how pregnancy might impact their results.
Though having a pregnancy after tummy tuck can feel like a complicated decision, many women do go this route. Whether you’re considering tummy tuck surgery and want to know how getting pregnant later on will affect your procedure results — or if you’ve already had one and are trying for a baby — we can help.… Read More »
Learn The Different Types of BBL Shapes
The Brazilian Butt Lift, or the BBL, is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery out there. Patients love how the BBL works as a “two-for-one” procedure, as it both adds volume to the buttocks while also sculpting and trimming another part of the body. This method allows for a massive transformation in one fell swoop.
However, potential BBL patients should know that not all Brazilian Butt Lift results are the same. In fact, there are a variety of BBL shapes and results. These varying results will depend on the personal goals of the client. The technique which a surgeon utilizes for a BBL procedure will be determined by the type of shape the client naturally has, as well as their desired outcome.
If you are considering trying a Brazilian Butt Lift, it’s a good idea to first identify what you ultimately want your butt to look like. This is where shape comes in. First, figure out what the natural shape of your rear is, and from there you can start pinning down which of the BBL shapes will work best with your proportions.Our guide to different types of BBL shapes and results is a great starting point for your research.… Read More »
Life After Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is one of the most well-known and popular forms of plastic surgery. Patients choose this procedure for a number of reasons, both aesthetic and medical. Some may have breathing issues they’re seeking to address, while others want a particular shape or silhouette for their nose. … Read More »
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments in the country. Patients love the BBL for it’s resourceful “two-for-one” structure, which involves harvesting excess fat from one body part, and then injecting it into one’s buttocks. As a result, patients receive the benefits of two types of plastic surgery: liposuction and a butt lift.
However, there is not just one type of Brazilian Butt Lift. Patients can choose between several techniques to get the outcome they desire. Two of the most popular versions are called the Slope and Shelf BBL, respectively. These two types, named for the intended shape they are each designed to create, will appeal to patients based on their preferred aesthetic.
If you are considering a butt lift, but aren’t sure which version is best for you, we recommend that you get in touch with an experienced plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation, you will be able to share your vision and desired outcome from a procedure. This includes discussing with your doctor what shape you’d like to get from your BBL: slope or shelf.… Read More »
A tummy tuck, also known as a abdominoplasty, is a form of plastic surgery focused on the midsection — the tummy. This procedure can accomplish a lot: tightening loose skin, reducing fat, managing bloating, and minimizing stretch marks on the stomach.
The abdominoplasty procedure can be performed in two different ways, known colloquially as the tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Though the regular vs mini tummy tuck are similar in many ways, there are notable differences. For potential patients, it’s helpful to know the difference between full and mini tummy tuck procedures so you can have an informed consultation with your surgeon.… Read More »
Could 2021 be the BEST Time to Get Plastic Surgery?
Let’s face it — so far, the ‘20s have been pretty rough. Living through a global pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of the way most Americans live their lives, leading to increased stress and other negative effects. It’s not all bad news, though; there have been a few silver linings to our new way of living. Many of us have enjoyed the extra time at home with our families and pets. We’re staying in touch with more of our friends and loved ones thanks to enhanced technology like Zoom, and it’s no longer socially acceptable (or even legal) for someone to breathe down your neck in the supermarket line. And, as many of our patients at Look Younger have shared, this unique and strange period in global history is also the perfect time for a cosmetic procedure. … Read More »
The Difference Between Buttock Augmentation and a Brazilian Butt Lift
Many of our patients ask us questions regarding having a Brazilian butt lift vs implants. This is understandable — though the two procedures are distinct, they deliver similar results to the same body part. However, this is where most of the similarities end.
When learning the intricacies of BBL vs implants, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: these are two very different procedures that require different surgical techniques. Both procedures involve injecting a substance into the buttocks to increase volume, but what is injected varies between treatments. … Read More »