Posts by Donald Conway

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 […]

3 Interesting Pieces of Plastic Surgery News You May Have Missed

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While sites like Buzzfeed and US Magazine feature plenty of plastic surgery stories, some of the more interesting and nuanced news gets overlooked. We’ve rounded up a few fascinating items we’ve come across over the last few months so you can learn more about what’s going on in the world of plastic surgery. “Does Editing Your Selfies Make You More Likely To Want Plastic Surgery?” on Forbes Last month, Forbes […]

Can Rhinoplasty Make You More Instantly Likeable? A New Study Examines the Impact of Nose Surgery on First Impressions

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While people choose to have cosmetic surgery for many reasons, most simply want to feel more confident in their own skin. What others will think is rarely the main motivation. That said, many of our Asheville cosmetic surgery patients have reported more positive social interactions after certain procedures, and there is new research to back up this anecdotal evidence. Can getting a new nose help you make a better first […]

Is It Too Late for Body Contouring if I Want to Look Great By Summer?

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After a chilly, damp Appalachian winter, it seems that warm weather is finally here to stay. As we begin swapping our fleeces and jeans for tank tops, shorts, and swimsuits, many of us also start noticing lumps and bumps we’d rather not show off come summer. If you have areas of persistent fat or loose skin, a healthy diet and exercise is often not enough to improve your shape and […]

How Can I Prevent Scarring After Surgery? Scar Care Tips from Dr. Conway

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Many of my Asheville plastic surgery patients ask how to prevent scarring after their procedures. Naturally, they want their results to look like a natural part of them, and do not want scars to call attention to the fact that they had a procedure. I want this for them too; as a plastic surgeon, I am trained to consider the location, length, and orientation of incisions to minimize their visibility. […]

Could Fish Skin Be the Key to Improved Wound Healing in the Future?

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When it comes to any kind of surgery, it’s normal for patients to ask questions, such as “will I experience any pain?” and “are there potential complications?” While those are important things to know, the top inquiry I hear is “how will my scars look after cosmetic surgery?” Refined surgical techniques make a difference, though a lot will depend on following your surgeon’s instructions. These typically include avoiding certain supplements, […]

Want Beautiful Skin? Revisit the Basics, Starting With Learning How to Properly Wash Your Face

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It’s fair to say most people who care about their skin’s appearance understand the importance of daily cleansing and skincare, but according to Self, many of us use outdated habits and could improve even the simplest aspects of our routines. Here are a few areas where Self wants to challenge your assumptions, plus ideas for how to master the basics. Wash your face before bed and again in the morning […]

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 […]