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Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Remove Stretch Marks?

October 12, 2021
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is used to remove excess skin from the belly while toning the hips and improving the overall appearance of the abdominal region. In the process, tummy tuck surgery can eliminate stretch marks, though this is a secondary benefit, not one of the goals of abdominoplasty. During tummy tuck surgery, loose and sagging skin, along with stubborn fat deposits are removed from the midsection. This helps to produce a firmer, more toned, and generally more appealing look to the belly. Depending on the type of tummy tuck, separated abdominal muscles may also be reconnected during surgery. This serves the dual benefit… Read Full Post

Does Eyelid Surgery Remove Crow’s Feet?

September 13, 2021
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is used to improve the appearance of the eyes by addressing cosmetic issues with both the upper and lower lids. With eyelid surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Brueck can lift sagging upper lids, eliminate lid wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags underneath the eyes. The procedure can help produce a more alert and youthful appearance and serve to complement all surrounding facial features. Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that extend horizontally from the corners of the eyes when we smile. These are typically dynamic wrinkles, meaning they likely only appear with facial… Read Full Post

Why Consider a Facial Filler?

August 18, 2021
Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, offer a non-surgical solution for several signs of aging. Different fillers are designed to address different concerns, each offering unique benefits in the treatment of: Fine lines and deep wrinkles Hollowness in the cheeks and underneath the eyes Skin laxity Some fillers can be used to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the lips as well, allowing treatment with fillers to rejuvenate and improve overall facial contours and create a softer, more youthful-looking appearance. Fillers vs. Neurotoxins Dermal fillers add volume to the skin and can produce results for several months.… Read Full Post

What Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures?

July 06, 2021
The most popular plastic surgery procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons are: Nose Reshaping Eyelid Surgery Facelift Liposuction Breast Augmentation These are the findings of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, a trade organization for board-certified plastic surgeons that collects data on all procedures performed each year to determine which are garnishing the most patient interest. The Most Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments In addition to the most popular surgical options, the ASPS collects data on non-surgical services performed by board-certified plastic surgeons. The most popular non-surgical… Read Full Post

Can Breast Augmentation be Financed?

June 07, 2021
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by medical insurance. This should not impede undergoing the procedure, however. In fact, there are a number of financing options that can be used to ensure you are able to have breast enhancement performed. Our Financing Options At Beauty by Brueck, we don’t want financing to be a barrier to reaching your goals. In addition to all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and bank checks, we have elected to work with two of the most trusted and reputable cosmetic surgery financing companies to assist patients who would prefer to finance their procedure secure the funds they need… Read Full Post

Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for Mommy Makeover Surgery?

May 13, 2021
Mommy Makeover surgery is a comprehensive combination of procedures intended to address the myriad ways pregnancy and nursing impact the physical and emotional comfort of moms. While each mommy makeover procedure is unique, treatments that may be combined include: Breast procedures to address volume loss, ptosis (sagging), nipple displacement, and stretch marks Body procedures to improve contours, remove stubborn fat deposits and excess skin, and reattach abdominal muscles Facial procedures to reduce jowls, contour the jawline, eliminate double chin, and lift sagging skin Each mommy makeover is slightly different and should be based on… Read Full Post
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Can Gynecomastia Go Away With Exercise?

April 06, 2021
Gynecomastia, the medical name for male breasts, can often be treated through lifestyle changes such as increased and enhanced exercise. However, in many cases, gynecomastia will self-correct even without these efforts – particularly if the condition is linked to hormonal changes. Common causes of gynecomastia include: Puberty Hormonal fluctuations Steroid use Marijuana use Tobacco use Excessive alcohol consumption Weight gain General inactivity Studies reported by the National Institutes of Health suggest that as many as 95% of gynecomastia cases that occur during puberty go away on their own within one to three years. When the… Read Full Post

Face and Neck Lift

March 30, 2021
Dr. Brueck put me at ease immediately upon meeting him.  He is very knowledgeable and never pressures you to make a decision, but advises you according to your unique concerns.  If he doesn't think a procedure will produce the desired results he will tell you in no uncertain terms.  His bedside manner is second to none.  I had him perform a Quicklift of face and neck and I am thrilled with the results! His nurse Chi is a treasure.

Am I Too Old for Liposuction?

March 08, 2021
You must be at least 18 years old to undergo elective plastic surgery. After that point, so long as you are physically and emotionally prepared for a procedure, there is no upper age limit for plastic surgery. To be a good candidate for liposuction, you should be: A nonsmoker (or willing to quit well in advance of your procedure) In generally good physical health Prepared to take time to recover Willing to follow pre and postoperative directions Realistic in your expectations Liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It can be used to remove up to 11 pounds of fat from targeted areas of the body, but it is neither safe nor effective… Read Full Post

Will a Facelift Correct Turkey Neck?

February 02, 2021
A facelift in some instances can be used to correct turkey neck. This condition occurs when the muscles of the neck begin to weaken, causing skin behind the chin to sag. In order to get rid of turkey neck, some patients find that they need a combination of a neck lift and a lower facelift to achieve their desired results.  If you are considering a face or neck lift to reduce sagging skin, call us today at 239-939-5233 to set up a consultation with Dr. Robert Brueck. He can help you explore your options for correcting turkey neck and provide you a treatment plan that addresses your concerns. Generally, patients opt for a platysmaplasty,… Read Full Post