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What is a “daddy do-over”?

What is a “daddy do-over”? Daddy do-over Charlotte Women who have finished having children may choose to undergo a “mommy makeover.” This is a set of procedures designed to address the changes that a woman’s body undergoes as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it’s not just moms who commonly experience changes in their bodies after having kids. Dads may also find their bodies changing during this period. Although men’s bodies don’t undergo the stresses of ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Should body lift be done in one or two stages?

Should body lift be done in one or two stages? Body lift Charlotte People who have lost a massive amount of weight, whether through lifestyle changes or through bariatric surgery, usually do so primarily for health-related reasons. At the same time, they’re generally hoping to look slim after the procedure. Unfortunately, this often isn’t what happens. In most people, the skin doesn’t shrink to cover the new contour of the smaller body, and the patient is left with excess folds of ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

When does nipple sensation return after breast augmentation?

When does nipple sensation return after breast augmentation? Charlotte, Lake Norman, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the US. While patient satisfaction rates after this procedure are high, there are certain side effects that can be associated with the procedure. After breast augmentation surgery, women may find that the sensation in their nipples has changed. Some women find ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Can fat come back after liposuction?

Can fat come back after liposuction? Liposuction Charlotte For those who have genetic good fortune, a healthy lifestyle alone is enough to achieve the body they desire. For others, stubborn pockets of fat remain, despite their best efforts. Some people turn to liposuction for help. This is a surgical procedure designed to remove fat tissue from particular parts of the body.Our patients may wonder what will happen after liposuction. Is it possible for the fat to grow back? What if you gain ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What are the scars like from a brachioplasty?

What are the scars like from a brachioplasty? Brachioplasty Charlotte There are many people who have concerns about loose, sagging skin on the upper arms. This is very common after achieving massive weight loss, but can also happen as a result of the aging process. Unfortunately, there are no exercises, creams, or supplements that will tighten the excess skin and get rid of those hanging folds. The only way to remove them and obtain a smoother upper arm appearance is through a surgical ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Does facial hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning?

Does facial hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning? Dermaplaning Charlotte Here at our office, we’re committed to offering the best in facial anti-aging treatments,  both surgical and nonsurgical. Among the most noninvasive treatments that we offer is dermaplaning. This treatment can be a stand alone procedure, though it is often combined with other treatments to enhance their effectiveness.One of the myths we hear about dermaplaning is that it will cause your hair to grow back ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Do you need a brow lift or eyelid surgery?

Do you need a brow lift or eyelid surgery? Blepharoplasty vs brow lift Charlotte The visible signs of aging can affect all parts of the face, including the eyebrows and upper eyelids. There are two common surgical procedures that can help to refresh the upper face. One is a forehead lift, also known as a brow lift. The other is an upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Some people are well served by one of these procedures, while others may benefit from having both. Brow lift In younger ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How the CoolPeel CO2 laser avoids tissue damage

How the CoolPeel CO2 laser avoids tissue damage CoolPeel laser Charlotte Laser treatments are a very effective non-surgical option for treating a variety of skin concerns. However, a traditional CO2 laser can also cause damage to the surrounding healthy tissues, leading to “social downtime” of up to two weeks. Although laser treatments produce great results, the need for this recovery time can be a barrier for many people.Fortunately, new technology has significantly reduced this ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What makes a VI Chemical Peel unique?

VI Peel Charlotte Most of us have enjoyed the sun for the last several months. Now that the weather has turned cooler, some of us will look in a mirror and see some lingering sun damage from all of that summer fun. Dark spots, texture abnormalities, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin issues can all be the result of sun damage. In today’s climate, many of us are also experiencing “maskne” from wearing masks for extended periods of time on a regular basis. Fortunately, you have ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Dermal fillers for the hands

Charlotte dermal fillersDermal fillers are the second most popular anti-aging treatment on the market. Most people know fillers as a treatment for the face. They can be used to reduce the appearance of deep grooves and wrinkles, or to replace lost volume in the face (such as in the cheeks, which tend to lose volume as we age).However, fillers have other uses, as well. One of them is in the hands. What happens to the hands as they age? Why might someone choose to get fillers placed in ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles