Our Beauty Blog

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

March 20, 2020
A facelift can be a great way to turn back the hands of time and reveal a fresh, youthful you. However, before undergoing a facelift, it’s important to be sure you are a good candidate. Just as with any elective cosmetic procedure, there are certain considerations that must be taken into account before deciding a facelift is a good option to achieve your goals. What Can a Facelift Do for You? A facelift is a great way to treat: Jowls Loose, sagging skin Deep wrinkles After a facelift, your skin will be tighter and smoother, and you’ll look more youthful. You’ll still look like yourself, just refreshed and with 5 or 10 years taken off of… Read Full Post

Suffer From Excessive Underarm Sweating? We Have a Solution

September 01, 2019
If embarrassing, excessive sweating and body odor are keeping you from living your best life, it’s time for a change. You should be able to work out or enjoy time outdoors without worrying about soaking through your shirt and causing people around you to edge away. At Beauty by Brueck, led by Robert J. Brueck, MD, we offer miraDryⓇ as a safe, FDA-cleared treatment for eliminating sweat and neutralizing odor glands under your arms. It’s an easy, non-invasive approach to the problem of pit sweat and smells. How miraDry works Around 15.3 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The most common… Read Full Post

The Secrets to a Natural-Looking Nose Job

August 12, 2019
No one wants to end up like the reality TV stars on ”Botched” — misfortunately misshapen and desperately seeking the help of corrective cosmetic surgeons.  Dr. Robert J. Brueck of Beauty by Brueck wants you to know what goes into a successful, natural-looking rhinoplasty, more commonly called a “nose job.” Of course, it’s mainly the surgeon’s job, but you play a role, too. Here are five secrets to getting a natural-looking nose job.  1. Tell your surgeon everything Seriously, we mean everything. The more you divulge during your consultation, the better Dr. Brueck will understand you, your health, your concerns, and your goals.  It’s… Read Full Post

Unhappy With Your Body After Pregnancy? Learn More About Mommy Makeovers

July 24, 2019
Pregnancy is an unpredictable journey that changes your life forever. Some women breeze through pregnancies with nothing more than a few waves of nausea, while others experience severe morning sickness, back pain, and a host of other physical problems. Still, the reward after nine long months is a beautiful, new life to love and cherish.   Once your precious baby has arrived, however, you notice the physical after-effects your body endured while you were growing a new human being — and you might not bounce back as quickly as you’d like. We understand your frustration, which is why our talented, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert… Read Full Post

We Answer all of Your Questions About Male Breast Reduction Surgery

June 27, 2019
For 25% of men with gynecomastia or male breast tissue enlargement, there’s no known cause. For another 25%, it’s the result of a condition that doesn’t resolve itself after puberty. Whatever the case may be for you, gynecomastia isn’t usually a serious health condition, but it can seriously affect your self-confidence and your emotional well-being.  When gynecomastia doesn’t resolve on its own, male breast reduction surgery may be a viable solution. At his practice, Beauty by Brueck, Dr. Robert Brueck, a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Fort Meyers, Florida, offers gynecomastia surgery for men who wish to do something about… Read Full Post

Why Blepharoplasty Remains Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries

May 16, 2019
When people think about cosmetic surgery, they often think of tummy tucks and nose jobs, but eyelid surgery, formally called blepharoplasty, ranks among the top cosmetic procedures in the United States, especially among those seeking anti-aging solutions. After all, blepharoplasty makes your eyes and face look more vibrant and youthful. At Beauty by Brueck, we understand the secrets to making women and men look and feel younger and it often lays in the eyes and eyelids, which show age well before the rest of the face. We’re here today to explain why eyelid surgery ranks as the fifth most popular procedure and to help you determine if it can… Read Full Post

Breast Implant Syndrome

April 25, 2019
A short while back there was a story on the evening news and on articles in the Newspaper about breast implant associated disease/syndrome. I guess the FDA wants to re-visit breast implant safety. I continue to feel strongly about their safety, but I also have patients coming and telling me they feel tired or fatigued, unexplained rash or hair loss, maybe aching joints. There are several non-specific complaints that patients bring in to me. There is no blood test or x-ray or even mammo that can diagnose this "breast implant syndrome."  I recently did a young lady who had saline implants in about 7 years or so and was complaining about not "… Read Full Post

5 Tips to Speed Your Face-lift Recovery

April 16, 2019
If your appearance on the outside no longer matches your youthful spirit on the inside, a face-lift is the perfect solution to bring everything into alignment. The road to this younger look, however, does require surgery, and how you negotiate your recovery can make all the difference. At Beauty by Breck, with Dr. Robert J. Brueck at the helm, our team is dedicated to helping patients in Fort Myers, Florida, achieve their cosmetic goals with the least amount of bumps in the road. If you’ve opted for a face-lift, or you’re simply weighing your options, your active participation in your recovery will help you meet your goals more quickly. To… Read Full Post

Are Your Abs Hiding? Abdominoplasty Can Help Reveal Those Cut Muscles You Already Have

March 21, 2019
When it comes to storing excess fat, most people fall into one of three categories: Those who are genetically endowed with a slim figure no matter how much they eat, those who are able to maintain a slender, sculpted shape through diet and exercise, and those whose bodies seem to retain every ounce of extra fat no matter how active they are or how well they eat. But no matter which body type you were blessed with, you may find it more challenging to maintain a svelte midsection as you make your way through your thirties, forties, and fifties, when shifting hormone levels start to have greater influence on where and how your body stores fat… Read Full Post

Beauty by Brueck: What to Expect When Recovering From a Tummy Tuck

February 01, 2019
It’s not true that you can’t have a flat and toned abdomen once you’ve had a baby or two, gained excess weight, or reached a certain age. The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, may be exactly what you need to flatten your tummy. It can also give you a good reason to rebuild your beach-friendly wardrobe, and there’s no end to what it can do for your self-confidence. But what’s the recovery process like? Is there a lot of pain and discomfort? How long does it take for the stitches to heal? And when can I go back to work or shop for that new wardrobe? Robert J. Brueck, M.D., is a well-respected and skilled cosmetic surgeon who’s tucked plenty of… Read Full Post