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Facial Fat Grafting vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Should You Choose?

September 19, 2022
Dermal fillers and facial fat grafting are both used to add volume to the face. Issues that can be treated with these options include: Under-eye hollowness Droopy cheeks Sunken temples Fine lines Deep wrinkles Asymmetrical or undefined lips Facial fat grafting can also eliminate acne and surgical scars and add volume to the space between the eyes. Your Own Fat or Hyaluronic Acid? For facial fat grafting, fat must be taken from another area of the body. Therefore, good candidates for this procedure must have an area of the body with excess fat accumulations to obtain the donor material. Fat grafting may not be an option for patients… Read Full Post

What Causes Gynecomastia?

September 06, 2022
Gynecomastia is the medical name for male breasts. A condition common in adolescence, many young men will see the issue self-correct as they age. However, for others, gynecomastia may prove a more complex issue to address. The most common cause of gynecomastia is hormone changes. Additional causes of male breasts include: Weight Gain Inactivity/Sedentary Lifestyle Illicit and Recreational Drug Use Some Medications Anabolic Steroids Certain Herbal Products These causes of male breasts can often be addressed with male breast reduction surgery. Surgery is not always a good fit for men with enlarged breasts caused by hormone fluctuations… Read Full Post

Breast Augmentation Incision Options

August 16, 2022
There are three primary breast augmentation incision options: Periareolar. These are made around the nipple on the areola Inframammary. These are made underneath the breasts, in the crease where the breast and chest connect Transaxillary. These are made in the folds of the armpit A fourth option, TUBA, places incisions in the belly button. This incision is not often used. Dr. Brueck prefers the inframammary incision. This incision has the lowest instances of complications. It also allows direct access to the surgical site, helping to ensure the most natural-looking and pleasing results. What About Scars? With the periareolar incision… Read Full Post

Will I Have Scarring After a Body Lift?

August 03, 2022
Body lift surgery is a comprehensive procedure designed to remove loose and sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits from several areas of the body. Less one procedure than a combination of several, body lift may include: Liposuction to remove fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be used on any area of the body with excess fat Thigh Lift to remove excess skin and restore definition to the upper legs Buttock Lift to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the derriere Abdominoplasty to eliminate sagging skin, excess fat, and stretch marks from the belly. Abdominoplasty can also be used to reattach separated… Read Full Post

Which Treatment is Best for Under-Eye Hollowness?

July 18, 2022
As we age, depressions underneath the eyes are common. This can produce a somewhat ghastly appearance when accompanied by dark, puffy, and wrinkled skin. Fortunately, hollowness underneath the eyes is very simple to address with dermal fillers. At Beauty by Brueck, we offer dermal fillers from the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® families. The active ingredient in these fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance required for moisture retention in the skin. As we age, the amount of HA in our skin diminishes, allowing the skin to become lax and wrinkled. Restoration of HA through targeted application of these fillers addresses… Read Full Post

Three Reasons to Consider Breast Implant Revision

July 05, 2022
Breast augmentation can produce a fuller, more symmetrical, and ideally contoured bust. With the help of breast implants, augmentation can be used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, improve cleavage, and create complementary curves between the bust and the body, making it one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures year after year. While incredibly popular, breast augmentation is not permanent. Many women will, at some point, need to consider breast augmentation revision to maintain their results. Why Consider Breast Implant Revision? As with any cosmetic procedure, reasons for choosing breast implant revision can vary… Read Full Post

Will Tummy Tuck Fix Diastasis Recti?

June 15, 2022
Diastasis recti is a condition in which the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack” muscles) become separated. This is a common result of multiple pregnancies. It can also result from excessive weight gain. The rectus abdominis is divided down the middle by a band of tissue called the linea alba. When the belly expands beyond its normal range, such as during pregnancy or following weight gain, the linea alba stretches, thins, and begins to pull apart. In many cases, as weight is reduced, the linea alba will repair itself. In some, it simply cannot, leaving a gap in between these muscles. Symptoms of Diastasis Recti Symptoms of diastasis recti… Read Full Post

Helping Men Reach Their Goals

June 03, 2022
June is Men’s Health Month. This is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on ways you can optimize your physical and emotional health. Things like adopting a new exercise routine, adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, and reducing your intake of sugar and alcohol, which can sabotage your efforts, are all worth considering this month. If you traditionally struggle with healthy eating and finding exercises you are willing to do, talk to a personal trainer to find things that you enjoy. You are more likely to maintain efforts when you are enjoying yourself. Emotional health is linked to physical health. Inactivity can increase… Read Full Post

Can a Chemical Peel Treat Sun Damage?

May 16, 2022
Chemical peels are an effective, minimally invasive way to eliminate sun spots and related damage from UV exposure. At Beauty by Brueck, we are pleased to offer a range of chemical peels, enabling us to address sun and age spots in addition to: Fine Lines and Wrinkles Pigmentation Irregularities Melasma Textural Roughness Small Scars Active Acne And More The best way to learn if a chemical peel is the best fit for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation at our Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda, or Cape Coral office. Chemical Peels and Carcinoma Chemical peels can eliminate sunspots and actinic keratosis. They may also be useful in the… Read Full Post

Am I Too Young for a Mommy Makeover?

May 03, 2022
Mommy makeover surgery addresses those areas of the body that are hardest hit by pregnancy and nursing. Physical changes that occur during pregnancy may not respond to exercise and diet, even years after giving birth. These can cause both physical and emotional discomforts. If you would like to learn about surgical procedures that could be used to address these concerns, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a private and confidential consultation. Best Age for a Mommy Makeover The best age for a mommy makeover is whatever age you happen to be when you decide two things: You are unhappy with the way pregnancy has altered your… Read Full Post
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