Can You Be Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

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Can You Be Too Old for Plastic Surgery?
Today, people are living longer, working longer and generally being more active for longer. It’s no wonder that more people are choosing to have plastic surgery at an older age. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, people over age 55 received the second highest number of procedures in 2016. Those in the […]
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Are They “Ideal” For You?

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Are They “Ideal” For You?
Would you like to have a breast augmentation, but hesitate due to concern over the type of implant you choose? Your wait may be over. Let us introduce you to the Ideal Implant. Developed by Robert S. Hamas, MD, this revolutionary implant combines the “natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside […]
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Meet David Watson, Founder of Glowbiotics MD

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Meet David Watson, Founder of Glowbiotics MD
We’re big fans of Glowbiotics MD and were thrilled to be the first office in East Tennessee to offer Glowbiotics MD Advanced Probiotic Skin Care and their Probiotic Youthboost Treatment. Glowbiotics MD is the first medical skin care line to feature topical probiotic bioactives. Photo Courtesy of Liza Morong. Imagine our delight when we discovered […]
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Want a Flat Tummy for Summer?

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Want a Flat Tummy for Summer?
It’s possible! A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty as it’s formally called, is the procedure in which loose and/or excess skin is removed from the abdomen and the abdominal muscle wall is tightened and permanently sutured together. The result gives you the svelte, tight tummy you’ve always envisioned! As we age, lots of factors play a […]
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Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier

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Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier
The Plastic Surgery Group welcomes the newest weapon in our arsenal of products to combat aging skin. H.A. Intensifier is a product that uses Hyaluronic Acid to assist in the skins correction process, giving marked improvement to the overall look of firmness, smoothness and facial fullness. A “powerful natural humectant” is what gives Hyaluronic Acid […]
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3 Facial Wrinkles Botox Treats

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3 Facial Wrinkles Botox Treats
These days, Botox might seem like the granddaddy of minimally invasive, anti-aging treatments. It was first approved for treating wrinkles back in 2002. However, it’s been on the radar of medical professionals since the mid-20th century. But it seems like the uses for Botox continue to increase. For example, in October 2017, the FDA finally […]
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How Many Consultations To Get For Plastic Surgery

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How Many Consultations To Get For Plastic Surgery
Questions I get a lot from patients are “How many consultations should I have before surgery?”, and “How many plastic surgeons should I see?” Is one enough? Are five too many? As you might expect, there is no simple answer. It really depends upon the quality of the consultation, and whether or not you have what […]
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7 Hottest Trends To Beautify Your 2018

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7 Hottest Trends To Beautify Your 2018
I hope 2017 has been a good year for you, because it’s been a great year for our Knoxville plastic surgery practice in so many ways. At this time of the year I like to reflect back over the past year with an eye to the future to take stock of where we are, where […]
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Two Must-Have Ingredients in Your Skin Care Routine

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Two Must-Have Ingredients in Your Skin Care Routine
One of the most fun parts about working at our office is seeing Christy Ledford’s patients come to the front desk, absolutely glowing after she works her magic in the skin care room. With nine years working as a Licensed Aesthetician, Christy has a wealth of advice on the do’s and don’ts of great skin.  So […]
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Windows to the Soul

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Windows to the Soul
It’s said that the eyes are windows to the soul. We gaze into one another’s eyes for a variety of reasons, so it’s only natural to want your eyes to project the best impression possible. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it’s more commonly called, is one of the most rewarding surgeries you will ever have. […]
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My Plastic Surgery “Patients Of Courage”

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My Plastic Surgery “Patients Of Courage”
Each year at our annual meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recognizes several patients as their “Patients of Courage”. These remarkable individuals have had incredible journeys dealing with injuries, breast cancer, or congenital deformities with the help of plastic surgery. They have further gone on to “give back” to society through their experiences. […]
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Breast Lift, Reduction or Augmentation: Which One is Right for You?

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Breast Lift, Reduction or Augmentation: Which One is Right for You?
If you aren’t happy with the shape or size of your breasts or if your breasts cause you discomfort, what can you do? Several surgeries can change the size of your breasts, as well as their position on the chest. Whether you need a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction depends on your particular […]
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What You NEED to Know Before Getting Fillers

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What You NEED to Know Before Getting Fillers
Fillers may not be permanent, but deciding to get your first injection isn’t a decision to make lightly. There are a few things to think about before you take that first step. Knowing what to expect from your fillers and how to choose the right filler and the right surgeon can make the process much […]
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Teens and Plastic Surgery

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Teens and Plastic Surgery
The teenage years can be challenging. Along with the stress of school and extracurricular activities, there’s the potential anxiety and embarrassment caused by a body that’s changing. Many teenagers feel extra self-conscious during those years. In fact, many teens want to do what they can to feel better about their appearance and themselves. Some teens […]
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5 Areas CoolSculpting Works Better Than Liposuction

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5 Areas CoolSculpting Works Better Than Liposuction
When I began my training in plastic surgery, liposuction was just being introduced. Since that time, almost 35 years ago, we have seen significant improvements in how liposuction is performed. Recently we have seen the emergence of non-surgical fat reduction. Of all the different technologies that have been developed for this, CoolSculpting is clearly the […]
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When A Surgeon Has Surgery (What I Learned While Recovering)

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When A Surgeon Has Surgery (What I Learned While Recovering)
Very recently I had to have surgery on my neck, more specifically an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at two levels: C 3-4 and C 4-5. Neck problems are very common for surgeons and after 30+ years of operating, I was certainly due. Joni Mitchell’s iconic cover My symptoms came on in a relatively short period of time […]
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Sculptra vs. Brazilian Butt Lift

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Sculptra vs. Brazilian Butt Lift
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in recent years has been the butt lift, usually the Brazilian butt lift version. Round, full buttocks are “on trend” and many people are seeking out treatments to transform a flat backside into something considerably curvier. While a Brazilian butt lift is often considered the “go to” procedure for enhancing […]
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