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Unhappy with Your Chest? Consider Breast Reduction Surgery Nov 1st, 2022

When people hear the term “breast reduction surgery,” they typically think about large-chested women who struggle with things like persistent back pain from holding up the excess weight in front, rashes and yeast infections on the underside of the breasts from moist skin, and limitations on physical activities. What if...

Injectables vs. a Face-Lift: Which Should I Choose? Oct 6th, 2022

If you’re starting to notice the visible signs of aging on your face — fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, and nasolabial folds — you’re probably trying to decide which of the many available options out there are right for you. Well, it really depends on your aesthetic goals. At PNW...

5 Popular Benefits of Fat Grafting Sep 6th, 2022

Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a surgical procedure where fat is removed from one area of your body and placed in another. The process has a long history and many applications, and has become one of the fastest-growing cosmetic treatments around. At PNW Plastic Surgery in...

What to Expect From Pediatric Ear Molding Aug 1st, 2022

A child can be born with any of a number of types of ear anomalies (congenital). These can be divided into two major groups based on how they’re treated. Ear malformations occur when elements of the ear are missing. These conditions generally require surgery to correct them later in life....

What Rhinoplasty Can (and Can't) Accomplish Jul 1st, 2022

Rhinoplasty, often called a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that changes the shape or structure of your nose, improves facial symmetry, repairs damaged tissues, or corrects structures that impair breathing.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed each year, making it the most common facial...

How to Support Your Skin Through Another Summer Jun 1st, 2022

Your skin is the largest organ in your body — and perhaps the most fragile. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays, the heat and the cold, and environmental toxins like cigarette smoke all conspire to do a number on it, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, deep creases, lax or...

Why Would My Child Need Plastic Surgery? May 1st, 2022

Children aren’t just small adults. They have their own unique anatomy, physiology, and psychological needs. As a result, if they need plastic surgery, it makes sense to go to a pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Leo Urbinelli at PNW Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon is not only a board-certified plastic and...

How Pregnancy and Delivery Changes Your Body (And How We Can Help) Apr 1st, 2022

During the nine months of pregnancy and subsequent delivery, your body goes through a lot of changes to support the developing fetus. It's a wonderful time, but after giving birth you may find it difficult to get your body back to its pre-pregnancy state. At PNW Plastic Surgery in Portland,...

Do Face-Lifts Look Unnatural? Mar 1st, 2022

It used to be a great spectator sport — gawk at celebrities to see who got a face-lift. You could always tell because the faces looked too tight, too unnatural to be real. Today, though, with advances in plastic surgery techniques, a face-lifted face can look as natural as one...

What Caused My Child's Cleft Palate, and What Can Be Done? Feb 1st, 2022

A cleft lip and a cleft palate are two related conditions, where the tissue growing from either side of the face in a fetus fails to join together. Affecting 1 in 1,000 babies every year, the cleft is the fourth most common birth defect in the United States. It occurs...

Why a Facelift Is Better Than Fillers and Botox® Jan 1st, 2022

Dermal fillers and Botox® are great anti-aging options if you want to see what your de-aged face looks like before committing to a more invasive surgical procedure with a longer recovery time. However, neither option can give you the long-term results that a surgical facelift provides. At PNW Plastic Surgery...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons for Ear Surgery Dec 1st, 2021

Ear surgery, medically known as otoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure that reshapes the outer ear (pinna). According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2018, around 23,000 people opted to have their ears pinned back, reshaped, or resized.  Because otoplasty is usually considered an elective, cosmetic surgery, most...

How Liposuction Can Help Men Look and Feel Their Best Nov 1st, 2021

Even in our appearance-obsessed culture, it may seem that only women get plastic surgery to enhance their looks, but from liposuction to neck lifts to nose jobs, men are jumping on the bandwagon. In 2017, men accounted for over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures, an increase of 29% since 2000. At...

Restoring Your Youthful Appearance With Eyelid Surgery Oct 1st, 2021

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, what does it say about you if they’re droopy, hooded, or sagging? And since many people notice another person’s eyes first, do you really want yours to broadcast fatigue, anger, or aloofness? That’s what happens when you develop droopy eyelids, whether...

Rhinoplasty: It's More Than Just a Nose Job Sep 1st, 2021

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure designed to change the shape or structure of your nose, improve facial symmetry, repair damaged tissues, or correct structures that impair breathing.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates over 220,000 rhinoplasties are done every year, making it...

Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back With a Mommy Makeover Aug 15th, 2021

You were thrilled to get pregnant and to deliver your child safe and sound. You’re not so thrilled, though, to see the shape your body’s in. Even if you’ve been watching what you eat and exercising regularly, you may discover that now you have a flatter rear, wider hips, a...

Greet Summer With a Smile Through Body Contouring Jul 2nd, 2021

You’ve lost a significant amount of weight — finally reaching your weight loss goal — but you’re unhappy with loose, excess skin that doesn’t enhance your new figure. It’s time to consider the body contouring services available that can help reveal the slimmer you. At PNW Plastic Surgery in Portland,...