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News & Events

Losing weight is a healthy thing to do. There's no question. Weight loss decreases your chances of heart disease, diabetes, joint problems and a host of other ailments.


March 3, 2017– Plastic Surgical Center of Rapid City, Prof., L. L. C. has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory surgical center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

With the recent warm weather, more people are thinking of summer. And for a lot of women, that means wondering how they will look in a bikini this year.

Tattoos, once a relatively rare adornment reserved for Navy men and folks on society’s fringes, have gone mainstream in a big way. In 2016, it was a $2.3 billion industry, and today an estimated 21 percent of Americans have tattoos. (38 percent of 30- to 39-year-olds).

Motherhood is a life-changing experience that brings joy in untold ways. But any mother will tell you that pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding do take a toll on a woman’s body. That’s why the mommy makeover is a popular procedure. Breasts can sag or deflate, and the abdomen skin and muscles can become lax and loose.

If you’re getting plastic surgery, it’s important that you stay away from nicotine. Not just smoking, but nicotine gum, patches, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, pipes, cigars or e-cigarettes.

That’s because nicotine shrinks the small blood vessels close to the surface of your skin. That means your cells receive less oxygen, which is important for the healing process. With less oxygen, your skin has a harder time healing.

Over time, your upper arms can droopy or flabby looking, even if you exercise. Causes can include aging, weight changes or even your genetics.

An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove fat and sagging skin under the upper arm to create a firmer, toned appearance. An arm lift is appropriate for people who, despite exercise, may still be bothered by loose hanging skin between their armpit and elbow.

Arm lift procedures can be an outpatient procedure or require a short hospital stay, depending on the extent and areas of treatment.

The surgeon makes an incision between your elbow and armpit, on the inner side or back of the arm. Fatty deposits are removed surgically, with liposuction, or both.

Sutures are placed inside the arm tissue to tighten and reshape it. The incision is closed with sutures. In some cases, temporary drainage tubes are placed under the skin to help prevent fluids from collecting under the skin.

As your swelling resolves, your new look is immediately apparent and will continue to improve. You can help maintain your new toned arms by maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

The wall between your nostrils, called the septum, has an important job. Its combination of bone and cartilage give your nose its shape. It also assures that the flow of air through your nasal passages remains constant.

But sometimes, either through genetics or injury, the septum is deviated -- too crooked or lopsided to do its job. The results can include breathing problems, headaches, sinus infections and snoring. Fortunately, it’s usually easy to fix.

A lot of people think of plastic and cosmetic surgery as something that women have done, but that’s not true. Not anymore. Men are getting plastic surgery in increasing numbers.

A common procedure to remove excess fat from beneath the skin is liposuction. The surgeon uses a hollow needle attached to a vacuum to remove small clusters of fat.

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