Dr. Conway’s Blog

Combining Eyelid Surgery and Non-Surgical Treatments for Optimal Results

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Eyelid surgery is on the rise: according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it was the third-most-performed cosmetic surgery in 2019. And while this surgery alone can help patients look significantly younger, refreshed, and more alert, its results can be further enhanced (and extended) by non-surgical treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, laser skin treatments, and chemical peels. What are my eyelid surgery options? Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, as […]

Does it matter what brand of breast implants I choose?

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Thanks to decades of continuous research and advances in implant materials and design, today’s FDA-approved breast implants are among the safest and most well-tested medical devices on the market. But is one brand safer than another? And is there a difference in the breast augmentation results you can get from various brands of implants? If you are considering breast augmentation, it is natural to have questions like this. While learning […]

Brow Lift or BOTOX? Understanding Your Options for Rejuvenating the Upper Face

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No matter how much joie de vivre you possess, a furrowed brow and drooping eyelids can make you appear tired, unhappy, angry, or simply give you a worn-out look. Since the eyelids and brow are closely related, both areas are often simultaneously affected as skin laxity sets in and tissues in the upper face begin to droop downward. Fortunately, both surgical and non-surgical techniques can be used to help turn […]

Can BOTOX Treat Depression? A New Study Suggests Yes

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We call injectable botulinum neurotoxin “BOTOX,” just like we call tissues “Kleenex.” But there are a variety of botulinum neurotoxin formulas that are used to treat wrinkles, chronic headaches, and excessive sweating, among other conditions. And we have new reason to believe this family of injectable neurotoxins may have antidepressant effects. Here in our Asheville plastic surgery office, I offer patients both BOTOX® and Dysport®—onabotulinumtoxinA and abobotulinumtoxinA, respectively. When injected, […]

Do I Need to Wear a Mask to My Plastic Surgery Consult? Plus Answers to Important Questions About Cosmetic Surgery During COVID

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COVID-19 is still very much with us. How will that impact your visit to our Asheville-based Plastic Surgery office? Here are some answers to the most common questions we’ve received. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for here please don’t hesitate to call us at 828-210-9333 or email us. Can I have a cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery in North Carolina during COVID-19? Yes, at this time elective […]

A Doctor’s Tips for Staying Safe from COVID-19

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Living in the US, we usually have enough medical care to go around. The novel coronavirus is changing that for the time being—and doing your part to “flatten the curve” of transmissions is critical to all those working on the front lines of this pandemic. As a doctor, I want to offer the following pieces of advice. Note that this list is not intended to be complete. You should follow […]

Should You Get a Cosmetic Procedure from Your Primary Care Doctor?

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Over 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018. The top two minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®) at 7.44 million and soft tissue fillers at 2.68 million. With a rise in demand for these cosmetic procedures, some primary care physicians are choosing to offer treatments at their practices. While it may be convenient to visit […]

Can I Get Liposuction on My Legs? A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Answers Your Top 7 Questions About Fat Reduction

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Liposuction reigns as one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options year after year—and it’s not surprising why. This versatile fat reduction procedure can yield dramatic results nearly anywhere on the body, helping patients reduce stubborn areas of fat and improve body contours. While its popularity is unquestionable, there are still many things about liposuction that patients wonder about. To provide a bit more detail about the procedure, I’ve answered […]

Is Age Discrimination Motivating More People to Have Plastic Surgery?

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Well over 200,000 Americans had some type of facial plastic surgery last year; more than 3 million underwent a non-surgical aesthetic treatment, such as Botox, fillers, or laser resurfacing. It seems safe to assume that a large percentage of these men and women chose to have a procedure to help them look a few years younger, or at least to help them maintain a more youthful appearance into the future. […]

What to Know About Allergan’s Recall of BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants if You’ve Had Breast Reconstruction

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Breast implants are a popular option for breast reconstruction patients, as they provide a natural look and feel, often in a less invasive operation than autologous tissue procedures. Patients are typically very happy with their results and enjoy a renewed sense of self-confidence. With this in mind, I understand how news of the recent Allergan breast implant recall may alarm breast reconstruction patients. Allergan issued a global recall, halting the […]

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