Category: Body

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]