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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

Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Charlotte, Lake Norman, Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville, Huntersville breast augmentation For younger women who are considering having breast augmentation, one of their concerns may be about whether the surgery will impact future breastfeeding. A woman in her 20s or 30s who chooses to get breast implants may be planning to have children in the future, or at least considering the possibility. She may be concerned that breast implants will interfere with her ability to breastfeed her ... 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

Breast augmentation for athletic women

Breast augmentation for athletic women Lake Norman plastic surgeon Breast augmentation in athletic women can pose unique challenges. The choices that a woman and her surgeon make before the procedure as well as during the recovery period can have a significant impact on the results, including the aesthetic result as well as her athletic performance after the procedure. If you’re an athlete and considering getting breast implants, what factors might you want to consider as you make your ... 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

Most visible signs of aging are actually caused by sun damage

Laser treatments Charlotte As people age, they often become more and more concerned with the visible signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and other problems can make us look older. As people live longer and healthier lives, many are concerned that they look much older than they feel. Although it may seem that the visible signs of aging are entirely caused by the ravages of time, the truth is a little bit different than some people imagine.  Studies show that 80% of ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

New study shows the significant functional benefit of Labiaplasty Surgery

Charlotte labiaplasty Although breast augmentation and abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) are relatively well-known and popular procedures, there are other types of plastic surgery that can also be very helpful to some women. Some women choose to have a labiaplasty, a procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia minora (the inner “lips” of the vulva). Women may choose this procedure for purely aesthetic reasons, and it is of course a woman’s prerogative to make that decision for her ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

How does Latisse work to achieve fuller, darker lashes?

Latisse Charlotte Dark, full eyelashes are a hallmark of beauty. After spending years applying mascara daily, many women begin to desire a more permanent solution. Latisse offers this possibility. It’s a pharmaceutical that encourages eyelash growth.  What is Latisse? Latisse is a medication called bimatoprost. It was originally developed as a drug for glaucoma and was administered as eyedrops. Patients and their doctors started to notice that eyelash growth was a side effect of the ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles