Cosmetic Procedures

My CoolSculpting Journey, Part Three: The Results

In our last blog two posts, My CoolSculpting Journey, Part One: The Consultation, and My CoolSculpting Journey, Part Two: The Treatment, we followed real Garcia Plastic Surgery patient Emily undergo her initial CoolSculpting consultation and two treatments. Today, Emily will discuss her results! My CoolSculpting Results Journey My final reveal was ten weeks after my second treatment day. I was already seeing and feeling the effects of the treatments, so I was so anxious to…

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My CoolSculpting Journey, Part Two: The Treatment

In our last blog post, My CoolSculpting Journey, Part One: The Consultation, we introduced Emily*, a Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery patient who recently underwent CoolSculpting with our Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Sonja Balcom. After undergoing her initial consultation, Emily decided to undergo two CoolSculpting treatments, as she will walk you through below. My CoolSculpting Treatment Story My first treatment day was about a month after my consultation. I was a little nervous going into…

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My CoolSculpting Journey, Part One: The Consultation

We sat down with a recent patient {we will call her Emily for privacy purposes}, a Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery patient who recently underwent CoolSculpting treatments with our Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Sonja Balcom. In the next few blog posts, we will follow Emily on her CoolSculpting journey, from initial consultation, to treatments, to check-ups, to the final results. Today’s blog post starts at the very beginning… My CoolSculpting Consultation Story I had heard…

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Body Contouring After Weight Loss: Your Questions Answered

You did it! Great job! You worked hard and lost a significant amount of weight, but now you’re left with excess skin and/or leftover fat deposits that can leave you feeling even more self-conscious than you were before. Rather than flattening the excess skin in uncomfortable spandex, there is a permanent solution to remove excess skin and fat: body contouring surgery. Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss Also known as a body lift, rather than…

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Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift: What’s the Difference?

There are a variety of options when it comes to breast surgery. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, it’s important to understand your surgical options and their benefits, whether it’s to add size, increase firmness, or reduce sagging. Two of the most popular cosmetic breast surgeries are the breast augmentation and the breast lift. Here, we’ll break down the two procedures and their benefits so you can begin familiarizing yourself with your options….

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: What To Expect Immediately After Surgery & In the Coming Weeks

Breast augmentation is one of our most popular breast surgeries, and typically the questions we hear most often in consultations is regarding breast augmentation recovery. After your surgery, Dr. Garcia will let you know how to care for your incisions and based on individual circumstances, will develop a recovery plan regarding when it’s okay to return to work, exercising, etc. or engaging in other strenuous activity. The truth is every woman’s body is different, so…

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Tummy Tucks After a C-Section: What You Need to Know

After pregnancy, many women are bothered by their C-section scars and elect to have a tummy tuck as part of their mommy makeover to remove stretched skin and scarring, and regain their pre-pregnancy body. But how soon do you have to wait and what should you expect? Below, we’ve answered some of the top questions we hear from recent mothers regarding getting a tummy tuck after a C-Section:   Tummy Tucks After a C-Section FAQ’s…

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Breast Reduction FAQs

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is a corrective procedure designed to reduce the size of breasts by removing excess skin, fat and breast tissue to women with overly large breasts. While it can be done for aesthetic reasons to make breasts appear fuller and more youthful, breast reductions are often done for health reasons, to help women whose large breasts negatively impact their bodies and lifestyle. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of…

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How to Prepare for Eyelid Surgery

Want fresher, younger looking eyes? There’s a reason why eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the top facial procedures for men and women. Whether you’re looking to get rid of those stubborn under-eye bags or lose the excess skin on the upper eyelid to improve your vision, eyelid surgery is a subtle procedure that results in a rested, more youthful appearance that gets people saying: “I don’t know what’s changed about you,…

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How to Decide on a Breast Implant Size

Whether you’ve never felt quite comfortable with your breast size, or you’re looking to regain lost breast volume after motherhood, a breast augmentation—sometimes referred to as breast enlargement—is a great procedure that can enhance your breast size, shape, and volume. But how do you know which breast implant size is right for you? The truth is: everyone’s body and daily activities are different. And the breast implant size you think you want may not actually…

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