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9 Places to Relax in Asheville (Now That the Kids Are Back in School!)

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Parents, rejoice—school is back in session. Many of us here at Dr. Conway’s office have kids ourselves, and we understand the fatigue that can set in after three months of family trips, poison ivy, and “Mom, I’m bored!” Now that you’re settled into a school-year routine, we’re betting you could benefit from some self-care. Taking time for yourself is important—replenishing your mind, body and spirit periodically can help you better […]

Can You Reduce Breast Size Without Surgery?

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Having ample breasts isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. In fact, having large, heavy breasts can be a literal pain for many women, causing chronic back, neck and shoulder problems or unwanted stares on a day-to-day basis. If you would like nothing more than to get smaller, lighter breasts, chances are you would love to find a way to do it without surgery. This is understandable—breast reduction surgery […]

What One Author Wishes She’d Known Before Her Rhinoplasty

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If you’ve been thinking about getting a new nose, chances are you’ve spent some time Googling your way through mounds of information on rhinoplasty surgery and recovery. While looking at before and after photos and FAQs are a great way to learn, it’s also helpful to hear first-hand accounts from patients who’ve undergone a nose job themselves—and we’ve found a fantastic example. In this article from Refinery 29, author Jacqueline […]

Not Your Mama’s Facelift: How Plastic Surgery Has Improved Over the Years

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Cosmetic medical procedures are at an all-time high. Over 17 million procedures were performed in 2016—that’s a whopping 180% increase since 2000, and averages to a procedure for 1 in every 20 Americans, just in the last year. Given this surge in popularity, it’s likely that at least a few people you know have had work done. But if you haven’t noticed, don’t be surprised: cosmetic enhancements are much harder […]

Does BOTOX Make You Happier?

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BOTOX® has become a household name for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving migraine pain, and even halting overactive sweat glands—and apparently it also has the power to make you feel happy. Yes, you read that correctly: according to a study published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research, there could be a link between mental health and BOTOX use. How does BOTOX work? BOTOX is an FDA approved injectable neurotoxin […]

Planning a Wedding in Asheville? Here’s Where to Start

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With our lively food and art scene, award-winning hotels, and a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop, Asheville has become a top wedding destination. The number of couples from out of town tying the knot in our city grows every year—according to a recent story in the Asheville Citizen-Times, 2,750+ couples applied for marriage licenses in Buncombe County in 2016, and nearly 30% of those came from out of state (a […]

Tummy Tuck Recovery FAQ: Answers to Your Questions About Life After Abdominoplasty

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If you are considering a tummy tuck, you probably have seen what dramatic improvements this classic body contouring procedure can achieve—a flatter belly, a better-defined waistline, and a slimmer, firmer torso that looks more attractive in clothing and swimsuits. You may also know that that a tummy tuck requires a few weeks of recovery. Because a tummy tuck reshapes muscle tissue in addition to removing excess skin and fat, the […]

What is the best age for a facelift? And other common questions about facelift surgery

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Wondering if it’s time for a facelift? If you’re bothered by loose jowls and deep facial folds, you’re on the right track. When it comes to restoring a more youthful, refreshed appearance, facelift surgery remains the gold standard procedure—an expertly performed facelift can reduce jowling and firm sagging skin, taking around 10 years off a patient’s appearance. While consulting with an experienced facelift surgeon is the best way to learn […]

Answers to Our 3 Most Common Breast Augmentation Questions

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Thinking of improving or enhancing your breasts this year? If so, chances are you have some questions about breast augmentation—we are here to help! Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures at our Asheville plastic surgery practice, and Dr. Conway and our staff have helped hundreds of women like you navigate the surgery process and get the beautiful breasts they always wanted. To help you move forward in […]

When Can I Show Off My Facelift Results?

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There’s nothing like a special occasion to motivate a person to spruce up his or her appearance. If facial aging is a concern for you, an upcoming wedding or school reunion may have you considering a facelift. If so, you’re not alone. Facelift patients often decide to move forward with the procedure when a big event looms on the calendar. And, when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, a facelift […]

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