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How Much Time You’ll Need to Take Off Work When You Have Plastic Surgery

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One thing I love about being a plastic surgeon is that every patient has different needs and goals, and every case is different. But if there is one question nearly all of my patients ask at their consultation, it’s this: how long is the recovery? In fact, I’d be surprised if a patient didn’t ask. Every plastic surgery procedure requires some time out of your regular work and activity schedule […]

7 Facts About Cosmetic Injectables

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With just shy of 10 million treatments performed last year alone according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), it may seem like everyone around you is in the know about cosmetic injectables: BOTOX, Dysport, and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. Injectable treatments are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. for good reason—they offer a quick, cost-effective and zero-downtime option to smooth wrinkles and plump […]

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Lose A Lot of Weight?

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Losing weight can be intensely challenging, particularly for those who want to shed 100 pounds or more. While finally reaching your target weight can feel wonderful, in addition to improving a number of health conditions or mobility issues, it’s not always a simple process emotionally. In fact, many weight loss patients find they are still unhappy about aspects of their body long after the extra weight is gone. If you’ve […]

Do I Have Gynecomastia?

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Whatever nickname they get, enlarged male breasts can feel anything but fun to men who have them. The correct name for this condition is gynecomastia, and it’s estimated that over half of adult men in the U.S. experience it. While occasionally I’ll meet a man who has come to terms with gynecomastia, few are perfectly comfortable with it, and most would gladly achieve a firmer, flatter chest they feel confident […]

How Your Skin Changes as You Age

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When we think of aging skin, three things likely come to mind: wrinkles, wrinkles and more wrinkles! But the skin is a complex organ that endures significant wear and tear over the course of our lives. Sun exposure, air pollution, stress, nutrition, and hormonal fluctuations—not to mention your daily skincare habits—all influence how your skin looks at any given age. Oprah.com recently published an article outlining how your skin ages, […]

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 […]

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