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JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ Now Available at Parva Plastic Surgery

We are pleased to announce that JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™—Allergan’s newest dermal filler in the JUVÉDERM® family—is now available at Parva Plastic Surgery! This advanced injectable is designed with Vycross technology to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles with effects that can last up to 18 months. Once the increased volume in the targeted area(s) begins to fade, touch-up treatments can generally be received to maintain an optimal outcome. Which Soft Tissue Filler Is Right for Me? With the number of […]

How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is characterized by an enlargement of breast tissue in boys and men. Though gynecomastia typically affects males at the onset of puberty, the condition can develop at any age. In some cases, gynecomastia that coincides with puberty will resolve on its own. However, in many instances, an excess of breast tissue and fat accumulation in the chest persists in spite of diet and exercise efforts. The exact cause of gynecomastia is not always known, but factors that can contribute […]

What Is the Difference Between Gynecomastia and Pseudogynecomastia?

In some cases, the symptoms of gynecomastia may be misleading. Not all boys and men who have overly large breasts have true gynecomastia—a condition characterized by the development of excess glandular breast tissue. Some instances of overdeveloped breasts may be the result of accumulated fatty tissue instead. This condition, which in many ways mimics gynecomastia, is known as pseudogynecomastia. Visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon and determining the cause of enlarged male breasts is essential for selecting the best treatment plan. […]

Treatment for Diastasis Recti Following Pregnancy

An aesthetic concern many women experience following pregnancy is an apparent bulge in the abdomen that remains immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Depending on its severity, this bulge can be so prominent that new mothers feel they still appear pregnant, particularly when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Medically referred to as diastasis recti, this relatively common condition occurs when pressure put on the abdominal wall during pregnancy is so significant that the muscles separate down the middle, creating […]

When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover can be an excellent surgical solution for many women desiring to restore their pre-pregnancy figure after having one or multiple children. Aesthetic concerns that patients most frequently seek to address with this combination treatment include stretched skin in the abdomen, loose abdominal musculature, sagging and/or lost volume in the breasts, localized pockets of fat, and stretch marks throughout the midsection. Depending on each individual’s specific needs and cosmetic goals, a Mommy Makeover generally consists of two or […]

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