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1906, 2019

Benefits of Aesthetic Care from a Plastic Surgery Practice

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Skin Care|Comments Off on Benefits of Aesthetic Care from a Plastic Surgery Practice

Have you ever wondered whether the deals at your local day spa were too good to be true? Do you have a friend who recently told you that they felt duped into buying large and expensive skin care packages and products that were largely ineffective? Well we have - unfortunately, we hear this complaint all too often from patients.  We have been told more often than we would like, “I wish I would have just come here first.” We then see the skepticism that these patients bring when presented with our own tried and true medspa treatment options. With [...]

1906, 2019

What Do We Mean When We Talk About “Botox?”

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Injectables & Fillers|Comments Off on What Do We Mean When We Talk About “Botox?”

Since its initial FDA approval in 2002, Botox has become the Kleenex of wrinkle-reducing injectables; a brand name virtually interchangeable with the category itself. This non-surgical method of reducing fine lines and wrinkles is extremely popular, with more than 6 million treatments performed each year. The prominence of the Botox brand has led many patients to incorrectly assume that every injectable product for the face is in fact “Botox.”  So when we refer to Botox, what do we actually mean? Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatment Options Neuromodulators are a class of injectables that are commonly used to relax forehead wrinkles, frown [...]

1806, 2019

How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift?

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Breast Procedures|Comments Off on How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift?

Have your breasts changed over time?  Do you notice your breasts don't fill bras or clothing the way you would like?  Perhaps you’ve come to realize this consequence after weight fluctuations or pregnancy.  Or perhaps you’ve always felt this way! A breast lift is a common cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses these very common breast issues, including asymmetry and sagging, thus restoring your breasts to a more youthful and perky appearance. A breast lift is an excellent option for many women, so read on to learn more about whether a breast lift is right for you! Asymmetrical Breasts are [...]

1306, 2019

Breast Lift Incision Types

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Breast Procedures|Comments Off on Breast Lift Incision Types

Did you know that there is more that goes into the consideration of a breast lift than simply determining if it is the right option for you? Once you decide that you are interested in a breast lift, you will need to work with your plastic surgeon to determine which incision type is best for you. Each type varies in technique and impact, and the decision will depend largely on the current state of your breasts and the type of results you are looking for. Below, we outline the three breast lift incision types and the process of choosing [...]

2405, 2019

Summer Skin – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Skin Care|Comments Off on Summer Skin – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness It is likely that you, a close family member, or friend of yours has suffered a diagnosis of skin cancer at some point in your lifetime. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Some forms of skin cancer are even life-threatening; the American Cancer Society reports that 7,230 Americans died from melanoma last year. Fortunately, the vast majority of skin cancers are treatable, but they can cause distress , discomfort, and the potential for  unwanted scars on the affected area after they are removed. [...]

1305, 2019

Breast Reductions: Everything You Need to Know

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Breast Procedures|Comments Off on Breast Reductions: Everything You Need to Know

Do you feel that your breasts enter the room before you do?  Do you deal daily with under-boob sweat, back or shoulder pain, chafing, and painful bouncing? Do you have trouble finding clothes that fit or find yourself only wearing loose, boxy tops?  Are “granny bras” the only kind that fit you? The struggle is REAL and the all-female team of Blaine Plastic Surgery gets it!  Reduce your breast size with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Christine Blaine. She is a woman who understands you and is here to help. Who Needs a Breast Reduction? Are you are unhappy [...]

1502, 2019

YOUR Customized Breast Augmentation Treatment Plan

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Breast Augmentation, Breast Procedures|Comments Off on YOUR Customized Breast Augmentation Treatment Plan

Part 1: Implant Type Here’s a very common scenario: Your friend had a breast augmentation and looks great! You think to yourself, “I’ll have what she had!” You ask her for all the details and you come to your consultation armed with this information knowing exactly what you want. From implant size to placement and incision type, you know what you want from your procedure. The only problem is, her body is not your body. There are some surgeons who will perform the same surgery on every patient. But prospective patients should be wary of a one-size-fits-all approach when [...]

502, 2019

Dr. Blaine Approved as a Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: News & Announcements|Comments Off on Dr. Blaine Approved as a Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Blaine Plastic Surgery is thrilled to announce that Dr. Christine Blaine has been approved as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). This highly-regarded organization is made up of The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). They are board-certified plastic surgeons who are dedicated to the art, science, and safe practice of aesthetic surgery and cosmetic medicine. The over 2,600 members of ASAPS must be certified in their field and have extensive training, as well as adhere to a comprehensive code of ethics. Only around one-fourth of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons [...]

301, 2019

Lunchtime Lipo: Learn the Basics

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Body Procedures|Comments Off on Lunchtime Lipo: Learn the Basics

“Lunchtime Lipo” may be a newer term, but the procedure itself is the same tried and true liposuction that has been performed across the world for decades. Lunchtime Lipo refers to a liposuction procedure performed under a local anesthesia in a relatively quick procedure time. Often times when a patient thinks of liposuction, they assume it must come with general anesthesia, pre-surgical testing appointments, lots of downtime, and a hefty price tag. Whereas traditional liposuction performed under general anesthesia is still the best solution for some, many patients are candidates for a quicker but still very effective fat removal [...]

1312, 2018

Safety Standards for Office-Based Surgery

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Plastic Surgery Safety|Comments Off on Safety Standards for Office-Based Surgery

When a patient is considering undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure, there are many factors to consider as part of the decision-making process. Due diligence requires prospective patients to seek out the best possible balance between these following factors: aesthetic goals, medical risk, and financial investment. One of the most important factors in selecting a surgeon is to consider his or her skill, training, and expertise; first and foremost ensuring he or she is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Secondly, it is important to consider your surgeon’s bedside manner, which is known as the capacity to listen and understand your [...]

1506, 2017

Breast Reduction Surgery: Weighing the Options

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Breast Procedures|Comments Off on Breast Reduction Surgery: Weighing the Options

Image via Pixabay Undergoing breast reduction surgery is not talked about nearly as much in mainstream media as breast augmentations. Regardless, breast reduction surgery is more common than most women think. In 2012, the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank reported that just over 112,000 women had a breast reduction procedure in the United States, and that number is expected to grow each year. There are many reasons a woman may decide to undergo a breast reduction procedure. At Blaine Plastic Surgery,  we believe it is important for our patients to weigh the options before jumping into surgery. Below are [...]

2305, 2017

Which Injectable Is Right for You?

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Injectables & Fillers, Skin Care|Comments Off on Which Injectable Is Right for You?

Image via Pexels Choosing the Best Injectable Treatment Safe, effective injectable treatments are common among all plastic surgery centers. Depending on the areas you wish to enhance and what type the plastic surgeon uses, men and women alike can gain results that seemingly reverse the aging process, create volume and bring about a more youthful appearance. Receiving these almost painless injectable treatments are the easy part – the difficult part is choosing exactly which ones are the very best for you, and what you’re looking to achieve. Botox Getting older is completely inevitable, whether we like it or not. [...]

1105, 2017

Blaine Plastic Surgery Welcomes Newest Team Member

By |May 11th, 2017|Categories: News & Announcements|Comments Off on Blaine Plastic Surgery Welcomes Newest Team Member

We are extremely excited to welcome our newest team member, Joanne Vitale, to Blaine Plastic Surgery! Joanne joins our team as a board certified Physician Assistant. She will be performing injectable treatments, laser therapy and assisting Dr. Blaine in the operating room at various surgical locations for each patient’s convenience. Joanne’s Diverse History in Plastic Surgery Joanne is passionate about her career in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine, which has brought her great success throughout her 15+ year career. Prior to joining Blaine Plastic Surgery, Joanne worked for a private practice in the Huntington area where she consulted and [...]

1005, 2017

How Nicotine Sabotages Plastic Surgery

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Pre-Surgery Advice|Comments Off on How Nicotine Sabotages Plastic Surgery

Image via Pexels Here at Blaine Plastic Surgery, one of the first pieces of advice Dr. Blaine gives during her plastic surgery consultations is to not smoke. But just because you’re no longer reaching for cigarettes doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. If you’re thinking about getting a procedure done, you need to avoid all forms of nicotine, which include gum, patches, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. While it may sound difficult to do, especially if you are a regular smoker, nicotine can cause many negative impacts on your procedure. Learn more about nicotine’s effect on plastic surgery below. Nicotine’s [...]

1005, 2017

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Cosmetic Surgery Results

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Post-Surgery Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Cosmetic Surgery Results

Image via Pexels Getting a plastic surgery procedure is a big deal, no matter which way you spin it. It means that you’ll need to set aside an amount of time away from work, school or any other scheduled activities to allow yourself an ample recovery period. While there are certainly cosmetic procedures that promise longer-lasting results than others, there is hope for all plastic surgery patients for an extended, beautiful appearance – regardless of which type of procedure you get. Here are five easy ways to maintain your cosmetic surgery results: 1. Treat Your Skin to a Healthy [...]

302, 2017

6 Benefits of CoolSculpting

By |February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Body Procedures|Comments Off on 6 Benefits of CoolSculpting

Image via Vimeo About the CoolSculpting Procedure in New York When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with CoolSculpting! A completely innovative treatment that contours your body by freezing unwanted fat, the procedure does not involve surgery. Celebrities like Molly Sims have tried it out, openly praising the treatment’s stunning, quick, and natural-looking results. No wonder why it’s known as “Hollywood’s best kept secret!” Besides A-list stars, men and women have been undergoing the CoolSculpting technology and coming out the other side with noticeable results. Here are six reasons why [...]

1909, 2016

6 Tips to Get Your Glow Back

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Skin Care|Comments Off on 6 Tips to Get Your Glow Back

Have you noticed your skin losing its natural glow? Years of damage to your skin, including exposure to the sun, menopause, unhealthy eating, stress and cigarette smoking can all be contributors to your now lackluster complexion. Although you can’t control the way age affects your skin, you can control the other factors that leave your skin looking dull and tired. Improve your skin and get your natural glow back by following these six great skin care tips! Tips for Natural, Glowing Skin 1. Practice Sun Safety Sun exposure is a major contributor to damaged skin, but with the right [...]

1609, 2016

How Fillers Can Restore Your Youth

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Injectables & Fillers, Skin Care|Comments Off on How Fillers Can Restore Your Youth

Do you ever look in the mirror and see someone different than yourself? You might not believe it, but that older man or woman standing in front of the mirror is you. As we age, we tend to lose our youthful appearance due to factors we can’t control. Our skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to produce natural collagen and elastin. The amount of Hyaluronic Acid also decreases in our body, leaving our skin more vulnerable to developing fine lines and wrinkles around our nose or mouth. However, there is a solution to getting back your youthful appearance! [...]

1609, 2016

Plastic Surgery Consultation Tips

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Pre-Surgery Advice|Comments Off on Plastic Surgery Consultation Tips

Things You Need to Know Before Your Plastic Surgery Consultation Choosing to have a procedure done is a big decision. The next step is scheduling your cosmetic consultation! A plastic surgery consultation is not only an opportunity for a surgeon to learn about you, but it’s a great opportunity for you to evaluate your potential surgeon, while also learning the benefits, possible risks, and recovery time of the procedure you are interested in. Get the most out of your consultation with our help. What to Bring to Your Cosmetic Consultation You’ve completed your research about your desired procedure and [...]

609, 2016

When is the Best Time For a Mommy Makeover?

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Body Procedures|Comments Off on When is the Best Time For a Mommy Makeover?

Image via Pixabay Having a child is one of the best rewards that life can give. However, some of the negative side effects that come after childbirth, such as weight gain and body distortion can have new mothers feeling uncomfortable in their own skin. Even with a strict diet and exercise routine, some moms cannot get rid of loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. That’s why they choose to restore their youthful appearance with a mommy makeover procedure! What is a Mommy Makeover? A mommy makeover procedure consists of a combination of procedures to help new moms [...]

1407, 2016

To Tell or Not to Tell: Keeping Plastic Surgery a Secret

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Post-Surgery Tips|Comments Off on To Tell or Not to Tell: Keeping Plastic Surgery a Secret

Image via Pexels Over the years, plastic surgery has been accepted more and more by society. Even with this new acceptance, many people struggle with telling their friends and family in fear of their loved ones’ reactions. Should you keep your plastic surgery a secret? It all depends on what’s the right decision for you and your body. Why You Want to Keep Plastic Surgery a Secret Privacy Many people choose to not broadcast their plastic surgery procedure because they consider it a private matter. You are entitled to your privacy! Keep in mind that it will be easier [...]

812, 2015

5 Must-Have Procedures Before the Holidays

By |December 8th, 2015|Categories: Body Procedures, Breast Procedures, Pre-Surgery Advice, Skin Care|Comments Off on 5 Must-Have Procedures Before the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. That means parties with family and friends, plenty of memories to be made and pictures that will last a lifetime. You want to look your best for those holiday parties and all of those photos. If you are not happy with your appearance and want to improve it, then give yourself an early Christmas present. With Dr. Christine Blaine, you can get fast results right before hosting your loved ones to celebrate the season. Here are five quick procedures you can have before the holidays at Blaine Plastic Surgery. 1. Breast Augmentation Have [...]

3108, 2015

Why Winter Is The Best Time for Plastic Surgery

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Pre-Surgery Advice|Comments Off on Why Winter Is The Best Time for Plastic Surgery

So you’ve decided that you want to get plastic surgery, but you’re not sure when you should go forth with the procedure. While you may be anxiously awaiting your transformation, it’s important that you take the time to plan accordingly. Here are a few reasons why winter is the best time for plastic surgery. The Perfect Time for Recovery Winter is a great season for plastic surgery because it’s the perfect time for recovery. With the weather being cold and not many activities taking place, it’s the perfect time to stay at home and recover from your procedure. Recovery [...]