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What can you do about a double chin?

Liposuction and Kybella in Charlotte A double chin, medically known as “submental fullness,” causes many people to feel uncomfortable with their appearance. Because the areas where fat tends to accumulate are largely determined by genetics, a person may have a double chin even when they’re of normal weight overall. This is why losing weight through a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always fix the problem. It can be distressing to achieve your goal weight, only to find that you still don’t ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What is hyaluronic acid? – Dermal Fillers Charlotte

Fillers are a very popular group of treatments. They have a variety of uses, including filling wrinkles, correcting scars, and restoring lost facial volume. According to statistics collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 2.5 million people received treatment with fillers last year, making this one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. There are quite a few different dermal fillers currently available. Many of these products are made up of a substance called ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What type of facelift is right for you? | Facelift Charlotte

As people age, many become increasingly concerned about the visible signs of aging. Today’s population is remaining vibrant and active into their 50s, 60s, and beyond. However, the cumulative effects of sun exposure and gravity, combined with genetics, can sometimes make people look much older than they feel. This is why facelifts are one of our most popular procedures here at North Charlotte Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A facelift can help to erase some of the negative effects of ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Should you choose a tummy tuck or liposuction? – liposuction Lake Norman

A flat, toned abdomen is a nearly universal desire for both men and women. Although it’s always best to start with diet and exercise, genetics play a huge role in your body shape, and many people find that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t get them the body that they desire. Because they don’t like their body shape, a large number of people in our society feel uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit or even shopping for clothes. Plastic surgery is the only way for many people to achieve the fit, slim ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Labiaplasty offers rejuvenation for the vaginal area

You probably know that plastic surgery can help you with concerns about the appearance of the face, breasts, or tummy. However, you may not have realized that it can also help with certain issues of the vaginal area. Although many women suffer from problems in this area, it’s rarely discussed. As a result, many women are unaware that plastic surgery can be helpful. A procedure called labiaplasty can help women who have certain types of problems with their genitals. What is ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What can you do about forehead lines? – Botox Charlotte

Wrinkles are a very common side effect of aging. Many people begin to notice lines in the forehead in their 30s or 40s, and these often continue to become deeper and more obvious as the years pass. The most common concerns are vertical grooves between the eyebrows (which may create an angry or worried look) and horizontal lines across the forehead. What can you do to prevent or treat these lines? Botox may help to prevent forehead lines In general, wrinkles in the forehead are caused by ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Lip augmentation: Are fillers or lip implants right for you? – plastic surgeon Huntersville NC

Many people would like to have fuller lips. Some have lips that are genetically on the thinner side, and have always wished for more volume. Others have lost volume in the lips due to aging and want to restore their youthful appearance. In addition to leaving the lips looking thinner, volume loss in the lips may increase the appearance of “lipstick lines” (small wrinkles that extend out from the lip area and tend to “fill in” with color when lipstick is applied). Makeup often ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What causes bags under the eyes? – plastic surgeon Charlotte

Bags under the eyes are a common cosmetic concern. People who have bags under their eyes tend to appear tired, even when they’re well-rested. Many people have experienced the frustration of caring for themselves, only to have friends frequently say, “Are you okay? You look so tired.” Dr. Miles sees many patients (both men and women) at his practice who want to get rid of bags under the eyes. What causes bags under the eyes? Is there anything that you can do about them? Why do people ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Get beach body ready for the summer with a body makeover – plastic surgeon Huntersville NC

The weather is warming up, and you know what that means – swimsuit season is coming! With those first few warm, sunny days, many people start dreaming about going to the beach or the pool. These should be relaxing places, where you can enjoy yourself. Unfortunately, for many people, anxiety about how their bodies look in a swimsuit makes it hard to enjoy them. There are even some people who completely avoid wearing a swimsuit in front of others because they feel so self-conscious. Some ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Is liposuction the same as bariatric surgery?

Nearly everyone strives to have a thin, fit body. For some people (the genetically fortunate), diet and exercise alone are enough to achieve this goal. However, for others, these simply aren't enough. Despite a person’s best efforts, excess weight may persist. There may be stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas, or excess weight may be distributed all around the body. Those who struggle with their weight and body shape may turn to surgical treatment for help. Many such patients come to ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles