Plastic Surgery

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What Do You Need to Know Before Having Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is the medical term for abnormal breast enlargement in men and refers to an excess of breast tissue, often caused by hormonal changes related to the male hormone testosterone. This condition can be challenging to correct on your own, but it can be treated using surgery if necessary. Gynecomastia can result from hormonal changes …

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What Are the Benefits and Uses of Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipo, lipectomy, liposculpture suction, or lipoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that extracts the fat from the body after breaking it up. This procedure is usually performed on the back, calves, chin, neck, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. The fat is extracted through a cannula inserted under the skin. Uses of Liposuction This …

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Anesthesia types

Three Types of Anesthesia Used in Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the world today. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Christopher Kovanda provide many types of surgical procedures, including breast augmentation and post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. These and other complex operations often require the use of anesthesia to ensure that patients remain safe throughout the procedure. Anesthesia …

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Cosmetic Surgery Vs Plastic Surgery

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?

It’s common to see the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” used interchangeably. While both cosmetic and plastic surgery can change your look and improve your confidence, there are some major differences between the two, including the types of procedures and your surgeon’s credentials. Here are some of the main differences and what to know …

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Costmetic Surgery Parent Information

Cosmetic Surgery For Teens: Information for Parents

Dr. Kovanda is a well-known, board-certified plastic surgeon with a great reputation for performing highly natural-looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery often includes procedures performed to improve self-confidence or image. On the other hand, reconstructive surgery is usually done to repair a complication that affects a person’s ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. In …

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Plastic Surgery Dr. Kovanda

What’s It Like to Have Surgery?

Knowing what to expect helps when you are preparing for an upcoming surgery. In addition to helping relieve the understandable nerves you may feel, being an informed and educated patient ensures you know what questions to ask and have a reasonable expectation of your outcome after surgery. In any case, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher …

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Compression Garments

Complete Guide to Wearing Compression Garments After Surgery

Did you know wearing compression garments after body contouring procedures like liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a mommy makeover is a critical part of the post-procedure process? Wearing compression garments after your procedure can speed up healing and lock in your results! Compression garments often don’t get the attention they deserve, which can lead to …

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4 Reasons Why Fall and Winter are the Best Time for Plastic Surgery

Just like you would consider the time of year you take a vacation; it is important to do so for surgery. According to Robert Tornambe, a plastic surgeon in New York City, “it is wise to plan according to the season,” when considering cosmetic surgery. 1. It’s sweater weather After surgery you are required to …

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