Swelling after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Swelling After Tummy Tuck Surgery Everyone complains about lower abdominal swelling and the discomfort that it causes after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery. The bad news is that lower abdominal swelling after tummy tuck surgery occurs in every patient. The degree to...

Aesthetic Surgery Costs

Most patients looked surprised when they see the price tag for aesthetic surgery.They want to know why aesthetic surgery costs a lot. In fact, it doesn’t. The truth is – aesthetic, or cosmetic surgery costs the same as reconstructive surgery – the patient just...

Driving after Breast Augmentation Surgery

Patients often question me:  When is driving after breast augmentation surgery allowed? I wish all patients were stoic, and smart, but they are not.  I love to see a patient driving after breast augmentation surgery to her first post-op visit, usually on POD #2. That...

Labiaplasty Surgery by Dr. Cherup: Part II

What is Labiaplasty surgery? In general, labiaplasty surgery involves the female perineum, which includes the vulva (labia majora and minora, and clitoris), perineal body (muscle between the vagina and anus), the vagina, and the anus. This anatomy  should look...

Labiaplasty by Dr. Cherup: Part I

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), which are the folds of skin surrounding the human female vulva.  I perform labiaplasty surgery on a regular basis at our Radiance Surgical...

Cancelled Plastic Surgery

Cancelled plastic surgery is something that we all try to avoid. When we have to cancel plastic surgery for patients, or when they cancel, it is always a disappointment for both sides. I really gear up for the surgeries that I have each day. I prepare and consciously...

A Different Kind of Office Visit

Today I saw a 60 yr old patient on which I had done a breast reconstruction for a follow up office visit. Our goal with the surgery was trying to improve some piecemeal work from a previous surgeon. On this visit though, she wanted to tell me about her abusive...

Tuberous Breasts

It’s kind of sad when you have breasts that just don’t compliment your body. It’s even sadder when your breasts do not have an optimal shape, and in fact are actually tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts refers to a breast shape that is developmentally abnormal, but not...

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery is something that we would all like to avoid. I have had to institute a number of actions to protect the interest of the patient and the plastic surgeon’s. First, we like to make it hard to schedule surgery flippantly and hard to...