Breast Augmentation After 40

It is not frequent that women over 40 come to me with the explicit desire for a breast augmentation . When they do, I have to determine immediately to classify their needs.  There are 2 kinds of breast augmentation after 40: those that need volume and those that need...

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...