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What’s the Difference between BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers?

In the world of cosmetic treatments, injections are one of the top choices because they’re minimally invasive, require no downtime, can be done quickly and offer amazing results. The two types of injections are BOTOX® and dermal fillers, but what is the difference between the two and how do you know which one is rightRead More

Why Fill with Y-Fill™

The Y-zone™ is the area of your face with all the expressive features you see when looking at someone; the eyes, upper cheeks and lips. If these areas are sunken or develop deep folds and lines it gives you an aged appearance, a tired look, the impression of being angry or sad. Adding volume andRead More

What Should You Do after Laser Skin Treatments?

You’ve made the decision to have a laser skin treatment to rejuvenate your skin and restore a more vibrant or youthful appearance. But what should you do to help your skin recover from the treatment and promote optimal healing and results? While the exact care depends on the specific treatment you’ll have, these general tipsRead More

Can’t You Just Remove a Tattoo at Home with Salt?

The answer, in short, is NO! While you may see stories online about tattoo removal with a mixture of salt and water, this practice not only does not remove the tattoo, but also increases your risk of skin damage, infection and permanent scarring. When it comes to saying goodbye to a tattoo, laser tattoo removalRead More

For a Better Cosmetic Surgery Consult, Watch What You Wear

There’s a lot to think about before your cosmetic surgery consultation. You’ll need to consider the questions you’ll want to ask, all of the information you need to get and, of course, details of the surgery itself. The last thing you want to do is waste time figuring out what to wear. Take clothing offRead More

Should You Start Getting BOTOX® in Your 20s, 30s or 40s?

BOTOX® has become one of the most popular wrinkle treatments currently available, but many people are unsure about when they should think about getting their first treatment. While the answer ultimately depends on your unique situation and goals, there are a few factors that go into deciding the best age to get BOTOX. What’s theRead More

Can You Have a Baby after Labiaplasty? Should You Wait until After?

While labiaplasty procedures are generally more common after pregnancy and childbirth, some women may consider having the surgery before having a baby or starting their family. In many of these cases, feelings of discomfort or even embarrassment are just some of the reasons they choose to not wait until after they are done having childrenRead More

A Look at the Pros & Cons of Your Breast Implant Options

When considering cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, you’ll want to take your time researching your options in order to get the best possible outcome. The decision isn’t always easy, so before you decide on which breast augmentation options to choose, take a look at our list of breast implant options pros and cons. SiliconeRead More

4 Tips for Better Liposuction Results

Liposuction is an investment in your body and in the figure you’ve always wanted. After surgery, you want to protect your investment by following these tips for better liposuction results. 1. Exercise Regularly If you’re a person who exercised regularly before your liposuction procedure, you’re already a step ahead of the game. While you will haveRead More

Dermal Fillers and Beauty

Fillers are not simply softening a fold here and there anymore. It is truly an exciting time to be able to provide precise facial enhancements. Freshen up and restore youth to your skin with soft tissue fillers. These fillers are made of a substance called HA , Hyaluronic acid, which helps to provide the cushionRead More

Lipofilling: Your New Best Friend

Are you looking for a way to smooth away signs of aging or enhance a certain area of the body without surgery? If so, lipofilling may be the right option for you. This procedure actually takes fat cells from one area of the body and places them into another, to give you a smoother, moreRead More

Ins and Outs of the Mommy Makeover

If you are looking for a dramatic way to restore your body after pregnancy and childbirth have taken their toll, a mommy makeover might be the right option for you. This surgery actually combines procedures to produce the specific results each individual patient is looking for. A mommy makeover is an attractive option for manyRead More

Which Breast Implants are Right for Me?

Women that have made the decision to undergo breast augmentation have many more decisions in store before they are ready for their procedure. One of the biggest choices they will have to make is the type of breast implant they want to use for their procedure. With a variety of implant options to choose fromRead More

No More Tattoo Regrets

As tattoos have become more prevalent today, so has tattoo regret. By some estimates, as many as 20 percent of people with body ink end up regretting their decision at some point. Fortunately, those suffering from tat regret can now say goodbye to that art more comfortably and effectively than ever before. At Ocean PlasticRead More

Social Media, Reality TV and Plastic Surgery

While plastic surgery has traditionally been linked to older patients, new research suggests that is not always the case. While many patients in their later years continue to look for ways to turn back the clock on their appearance, younger patients are also tuning into the benefits of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. WhatRead More

4 Workouts to Keep You Active through Fall and Winter

You may have been devoted to your workouts all summer long, but with cooler weather just around the corner, how will your exercise program fare? The good news is with a little bit of planning and creativity, you can easily transition your fitness regimen to the cooler months of the year. Check out these fourRead More

Options in Breast Enhancement

Breast enhancement is one of the most popular choices for women in plastic surgery today. Part of the draw is the variety of options that allow women to tailor procedures to meet their specific aesthetic goals. Whether women are not wholly satisfied with the size or the position of their breasts, Dr. Small at OceanRead More

Your Choices in Lip Enhancement

A full pout is a coveted feature today, thanks to manyHollywood stars that are flaunting their augmented lips for the camera. If you are considering lip augmentation for yourself, you have a number of good options. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer different approaches to lip augmentation to help you get the full, sensuous mouthRead More

Body Contouring from Head to Toe

Innovations in plastic surgery today have allowed us to sculpt and contour the entire body, from the head to the toes. A variety of procedures and techniques are not only customized to specific body areas, they are also tailored to the unique needs and desired results of each of our patients. Check out your optionsRead More

Why We Love Lasers!

Lasers offer innovative technology that can provide a host of benefits in the cosmetic realm. From eliminating specific skin concerns top roducing full skin rejuvenation, these procedures can be tailored to your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of laser treatments to meet nearly any need withoutRead More

3 Reasons to Consider Labiaplasty

When women consider plastic surgery, their focus is often on their face or body contours. However, the labia can also succumb to the aging process, resulting in excess skin and tissue that protrudes outside the vaginal opening to cause discomfort as well as embarrassment. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes that excess skin andRead More

Make the Most of Your Facial: Post Treatment Tips

Your facial is more than an hour of pampering – it is an investment into the healthy appearance of your skin. Make that investment even more valuable by practicing proper skin care after your treatment is completed. The right post-treatment skin care will enhance and extend the results of your professional facial, giving you theRead More

Vanquish the Body Fat!

If you want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat without surgery, Ocean Plastic Surgery has the procedure you have been looking for. Vanquish offers the latest technology in body contouring, with a non-invasive treatment that effectively eliminates unwanted fat cells without discomfort or downtime. In just a few treatment sessions, you can say goodbye toRead More

Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin with Kybella

A double chin is a cosmetic concern for many adults today, almost as much as those fine lines and facial wrinkles that begin to make an appearance all too soon. Now, there is an injectable treatment that effectively melts away fat that accumulates under the chin, giving you a more defined, youthful jawline. Kybella hasRead More

Spring Skin Care: What You Need to Know

We may still be in the throes of the winter season, but spring is right around the corner. Make sure your skin is ready to greet the new season in style by giving it a bit of extra pampering before the warmer temperatures roll around. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we have the treatments you needRead More

Laser Treatments 101

Lasers have made quite a place for themselves in the world of cosmetic treatments, with the ability to meet a wide range of aesthetic goals without the need for surgery. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of laser treatment options that allow us to customize treatments for our patients with little or noRead More

When Surgery is the Best Option

With many effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments available today, you may wonder why anyone would still opt for surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. The reality is that while non-surgical treatments offer a myriad of benefits, there are times when surgical procedures still offer the best results. If you are debating between plastic surgery and non-surgicalRead More

5 Tips to Beef Up Your Skin Care this Winter

Winter can be a tough season on the skin, with drier indoor climates the strip skin of its natural hydration and nutrients. Outdoor weather isn’t helpful either, with cold winds and temperatures to further dry skin and lead to significant irritation. Protect your skin from the elements this winter by changing up your skin careRead More

The Gift of Plastic Surgery

Christmas is nearly here, but you may still have a few on your gift-giving list to shop for this year. Perhaps a gift of plastic surgery would be the right choice for a special someone in your life? If you are considering this gift idea, there are a few guidelines to take into consideration. ReasonsRead More

3 Good Skin Tightening Techniques

No matter how well we care for our skin in the early years of life, there is no way to completely prevent the skin laxity that is bound to occur over time. The culprit in loose skin is primarily collagen loss, which naturally depletes as we age. The good news is there are many effectiveRead More

Trim the Fat by Christmas with Vanquish

Looking for a way to get your clothing to fit a bit better by Christmas? Vanquish may be the right solution for you. This innovative, non-invasive treatment destroys fat cells in problem spots like the hips and thighs without incisions, anesthesia or downtime. Start your Vanquish therapy now, and you may be enjoying visible resultsRead More

5 Reasons to Consider GentleMax Pro

You may think all cosmetic treatments using state-of-the-art lasers offer a similar experience and comparable results. However, some devices have effectively taken laser procedures to the next level in terms of efficacy, safety and versatility. One of those devices is the GentleMax Pro, which is now available at Ocean Plastic Surgery. Check out these fiveRead More

How Vectra XT is Changing the Face of Plastic Surgery

One of the most anxiety-inducing components to plastic surgery is the uncertainty of how your results will look after your procedure. Now, much of that anxiety can be put to rest, thanks to the addition of the Vectra XT computer imaging system. This 3-dimensional imaging of various areas where you are considering a surgical procedureRead More

Top Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Demand for plastic surgery is on the rise and it’s not just women visiting the offices of their plastic surgeons today. Men are also tuning into the many benefits of cosmetic procedures, from surgical options to non-surgical treatments that offer fast results with minimal downtime. While men have different aesthetic goals than female patients, theyRead More

What You Need to Know about Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Because breast augmentation is often a procedure sought by younger patients, concerns about breastfeeding after augmentation are common. Women want to know if their breast surgery could impact their milk supply or make their milk unsafe for their babies. The good news is breast augmentation rarely affects a woman’s ability to nurse, provided she takesRead More

Facial Implants or Lipofilling: Which is Right for You?

The aging process takes its toll on our skin. In addition to the appearance of facial wrinkles, loss of volume in the midface around the cheekbones can also make you look older than you feel. There are options for treating volume loss, including synthetic implants and facial fat grafting or lipofilling. How do you knowRead More

The Injectable Choice: Botox or Dermal Fillers?

Injectable treatments are a quick and relatively easy way to address a host of concerns and create a refreshed appearance. There are a variety of options in injectable formulations, designed to do everything from smoothing away wrinkles to restoring youthful volume. Dr. Stephen Small offers a number of these options at Ocean Plastic Surgery, whereRead More

Is Plastic Surgery a Good Idea for Smokers?

Few would argue that smoking is an unhealthy habit that can lead to a host of medical conditions. What many do not know is the amount of risk smoking can pose to a surgical procedure. If you are considering an elective plastic surgery operation, there are many reasons why your smoking habit could impede theRead More

Why Fall is the Best Time for Laser Treatments

As the fall season begins to loom, now is the time to consider cosmetic treatments you might have been putting off over the summer. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we typically perform the large majority of our laser treatments, including skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal, during the fall and winter months. Cooler weather and fewerRead More

Pros and Cons of a Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift, performed through a combination of injectable treatments, has become an effective way to reverse signs of aging without surgery. The procedure can address multiple concerns in a single treatment session, without excessive discomfort or downtime. While a liquid facelift can be an effective treatment for some, it is not the right choiceRead More

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

More patients are seeking out plastic surgery procedures, according to the latest numbers from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, (ISAPS). More than 20 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, with the U.S. leading the pack with more than four million procedures done. Both men and women are having moreRead More

Say Goodbye to Turkey Neck

It may be months until Thanksgiving, but thanks to loose skin and creases, you can’t get your mind off your “turkey” neck. While the face gets plenty of attention for the signs of aging that often appear long before you are ready, the neck may actually be the area that takes the brunt of theRead More

Questions to Ask before Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is an effective way to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance overall. This procedure is highly customizable to the unique needs of each patient, with the ability to focus on the lower lids, upper lids or both lids at the same time. If you have determined that eyelid surgery isRead More

The Rise of Brotox: Why Injectable Treatments Aren’t Just for Women

Botox injections continue to take the top spot for most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the U.S. In 2013, 6.3 million patients underwent Botox procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Six percent of those patients were men. While that might not seem like a significant number, it means 385,000 men in 2013Read More

Study Shows Plastic Surgery Could Up Your “Likeability” Factor

While most people seek facial plastic surgery to make themselves look and feel younger, there is another underlying benefit that may accompany those procedures. According to a recent Georgetown University study, enhancing your looks with plastic surgery may also affect the personality traits you are presenting to those around you. The findings in this studyRead More

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with Skin Rejuvenation Options

Summer is just about here, but your skin is still suffering the ill effects of the winter weather. Get your skin in shape for summer with skin rejuvenation options that will refresh and revitalize your skin with minimal discomfort and downtime. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation options that willRead More

Plastic Surgery Options after Bariatric Surgery

If you have undergone bariatric surgery to help you lose weight, you probably had high hopes for what your body would look like once you reached your target weight. While the scale may say you are considerably lighter, one look in the mirror confirms your worst fears – your new body contour is still farRead More

Say Goodbye to Body Ink with Laser Tattoo Removal

One in five adults in the U. S. have some type of body ink, according to a Harris Interactive Poll taken in 2012. As tattoos continue to rise in popularity, the desire to remove body ink has also risen. The same poll found that around 14 percent of those who get a tattoo experience “tattooRead More

4 Reasons to Consider Lipofilling

Lipofilling is a procedure that offers dual benefits in body contouring. Isolated fat cells are removed from one area of the body where there is an excess and injected into another area in need of additional volume. This procedure is taking the place of traditional augmentation procedures using implants for many patients, as lipofilling tendsRead More

Breast Augmentation: Making the Implant Choice

Breast augmentation today offers more choices than ever before. Implants now come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, allowing us to customize the implant to the unique size and desired outcome of each individual patient. When you make the decision to have breast augmentation surgery, you next step will be to select theRead More

Breast Reduction for Men: The Gynecomastia Solution

Enlarged breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, can be a traumatizing issue for men. In some cases, the breast growth can rival that of a woman, making the man self-conscious about wearing certain types of clothing or going out in public in a bathing suit. The good news is men have a permanent, surgical optionRead More

Turn Back the Clock with a Liquid Facelift

Refreshing the face and giving it a more youthful appearance doesn’t always have to mean surgery. For patients with mild to moderate signs of aging, a liquid facelift might just do the trick. This injectable treatment involves a combination of Botox and dermal fillers, strategically placed, to erase fine lines and wrinkles and restore youthfulRead More

Choices in Surgical Facelifts

Time takes its toll on the face and by the time you reach your 40s or 50s, you may not easily recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror. If you are ready to turn back time, a facelift procedure may be the perfect solution. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, Dr. Small offers aRead More