Posts by Donald Conway

What the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 Mean for You

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The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) was released earlier this year, and there’s a lot to be excited about, from a personalized approach to eating that considers individual characteristics, to customized eating for different stages of life. In honor of National Nutrition Month—and because we know how important proper nutrition is when it comes to the aging process—we’re diving into what the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines mean for you. […]

How Can I Get the Most Natural Facelift Results? Dr. Conway Answers Your Top 6 Questions

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Facelifts are among the most popular plastic surgery procedures, but not every surgeon knows how to deliver natural-looking results. There are also misconceptions regarding what a facelift procedure actually includes, and the answer may surprise you. Asheville-based plastic surgeon Dr. Conway is here to help with answers to your top six facelift questions. 1. What does a facelift procedure actually include? The word “facelift” is popularly used as a catch-all […]

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 […]