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What does it mean for a plastic surgeon to be “board certified”?

Board certified plastic surgeon Charlotte NC If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon, then you might have received the advice to look for a surgeon who is “board certified.” What does it mean for a plastic surgeon to be board certified? What’s required to earn this certification? Why does it matter whether your plastic surgeon is board certified or not? Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires rigorous training and testing For medical professionals in the field ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Miles Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings

Dr. Erik Miles Named Among the Top 1,000 Aesthetic Doctors on RealSelf Dr. Miles is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honor recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the leading online marketplace to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic providers.For eight years, the annual RealSelf 100 and 500 awards recognized doctors with outstanding records of high patient ratings who have given ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

What are highly cohesive silicone implants?

Women who have chosen breast augmentation now have more choices than ever before. This makes the procedure highly personalized, with each woman able to choose exactly the implants that are best for her. One of the more recent developments in the field of breast augmentation has been the development of “highly cohesive” silicone breast implants, sometimes known as “gummy bear” breast implants. The first brand of these was FDA-approved in 2012, and there have now been many thousands of ... Read More
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Can breast reduction be accomplished through liposuction?

Breast reduction Charlotte Breast reduction can have a major impact on the quality of a woman’s life. This procedure has a very high satisfaction rate, with nearly all women who have a breast reduction reporting that they’re happy with the results. While some women choose breast reduction for purely aesthetic reasons, others experience discomfort from their overly large breasts and seek relief from back pain, skin irritation, and other concerns.Usually, breast reduction is done via a ... Read More
Dr. Erik J. Miles

Body contouring after bariatric surgery

Body lift Charlotte NC Bariatric surgery is designed to promote weight loss. It’s used for patients who are severely overweight, and have not been able to manage their weight through lifestyle changes. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can significantly benefit the health of those who undergo such a procedure. After having bariatric surgery, patients often lose 100 pounds or more. Most people don’t undertake this surgery primarily for its aesthetic benefits. ... Read More
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Skin cancer removal and reconstruction

Skin cancer surgery Charlotte It’s summer, and everyone wants to enjoy the sunshine. We love some fun in the sun as much as anyone! However, we have unfortunately also seen the effects of too much sun without enough sunscreen. Besides causing premature aging, it can also lead to skin cancer.Most types of skin cancer can be treated through surgical removal. This is a fairly simple procedure and has an excellent cure rate, but it does leave scars. Skin that is frequently exposed to the ... Read More
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Healing Your Scars Faster with Silagen Huntersville

Your skin is a very delicate organ that requires daily care to remain soft and smooth. Whether opting for an elective cosmetic surgery or undergoing a medically necessary procedure, an incision must be made to achieve the desired outcome. While every effort is made to reduce visibility of your scars, from positioning to the skilled methods of plastic surgery, some level of scarring may remain.The resulting effects are a darkened and sometimes raised area where scar tissue builds as part of ... Read More
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Dr. Miles Earns Respected RealSelf 500 Award For Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

RealSelf Names Huntersville, NC Plastic Surgeon Among Leading Doctors of Cosmetic and Aesthetic MedicineHuntersville,NC – April 25, 2018 – Dr. Miles has been announced as one of 500 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 honor, an esteemed accolade recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world’s largest online aesthetics community to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with doctors and other clinicians.The RealSelf 500 ... Read More
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Why breast reduction surgery can change the lives of men

Male breast reduction Charlotte NC Many people associate breast surgery with women, and it’s true that many women have experienced dramatic benefits from breast procedures. However, there are also men who receive a huge benefit from breast surgery. For some, it can change their lives.These are men who have a medical condition known as gynecomastia. Though the medical term isn’t widely known, it’s actually very common, affecting about half of all men at some point in their ... Read More
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Tummy tucks may help with back pain and incontinence

Charlotte tummy tuck It’s very common for women to experience changes in the appearance of the abdomen after pregnancy. For most women, these changes cannot be reversed with exercise or other healthy lifestyle changes, which can’t address separated muscles and stretched out skin and connective tissue. To get back the flat, sleek appearance of the abdomen after pregnancy, women may choose abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” either on its own or as part of a mommy ... Read More
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