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12.9 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2014, which is an increase of 2% over 2013. The top five cosmetic procedures are breast augmentation, nose reshaping or rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery and facelifts. Breast augmentation remains the leading procedure since 2006. Silicone implants now compose 77% of all primary […]

Breast Implants — Saline Houston Silicone

Breast Implants

There are two basic types of breast implants approved for use today by the FDA: silicone and saline. Both feature a silicone shell, and the material within the shell is either silicone or saline. Saline breast implants are available in a smooth or textured surface, a round or teardrop shape and with a high, medium […]

Forehead Surgery — Houston Coronal Brow Lift

Forehead Surgery

As we get older, many of us experience sagging eyebrows that can make us appear tired or sad, leaving deep creases horizontally across our forehead. In addition, the frown lines between our eyebrows are more pronounced. If this sounds familiar, you might be a good candidate for forehead surgery that lifts and tightens the skin. […]

Health Risks From Smoking

Ring in the New Year with healthy habits. Stopping smoking should be a number one priority. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. The average loss of lifespan for smokers is around 14 years. Smoking has been linked to many cancers including lung, gastrointestinal, liver and other cancers. Tobacco users […]

Body Sculpting — Tummy Tuck Surgery Houston

Body sculpting is a general category of procedures that reduce areas of the body in volume. This category includes techniques like liposuction and the tummy tuck. Aging can bring some undesired changes to your body’s overall shape, especially around the stomach. Sagging skin and laxity of the abdominal wall can leave you feeling self-conscious. A […]

Power-Assisted Liposuction — Houston Fat Removal

Typically with liposuction, patients are looking to shed those last remaining pounds rather than relying on the procedure for significant weight loss. Now, thanks to advancements in technology, larger patients with more fat to lose can opt for tumescent liposuction in combination with power-assisted lipo. Highly skilled medical professional Dr. Donna Rich offers this combination […]

Breast Augmentation — Inframammary Houston

The potential incision sites for a breast augmentation procedure are generally discussed at the time of the patient’s consultation with their plastic surgeon. One basic principle of surgery is good access, and the inframammary site is an option that is very close to the area the implant is placed. The inframammary site is located in […]

Blepharoplasty — Eyelid Lift Surgery Houston

As gravity exerts its pull on the skin over the years, sagging begins to occur. Couple this with a slow loss of collagen protein and you have wrinkles, fine lines, and drooping skin that won’t go away. To remove fine lines and trim excess skin from the eyelids, many patients undergo blepharoplasty surgery. Blepharoplasty can […]

Implant Exchange — Houston Breast Revision

Implant exchange

Dr. Donna Rich is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic breast surgery. Even though breast augmentations with saline or silicone implants generally yield rewarding results, sometimes the patient’s preferences change after the augmentation is complete. It’s also important to note that breast implants may change shape or rupture over time. For […]

Breast Lift Healing — Houston Mastopexy Recovery

Each phase of a mastopexy, or breast lift procedure, is important. The phase where patients have the most control over their results is the breast lift healing phase. Breast lifts are surgical procedures that provide lift and firmness to the breasts without requiring implants. A good approach to post-operative recovery will likely be measured by […]