May 2010

Dr. McCormack on Lip Plumpers

Lets face it…most of us would die to have Angelina Jolie’s full pouty lips. And the explosion of over the counter lip plumping products affirms that most of us are willing to try just about anything achieve them. Australian based Well Being ™ – a natural health and living magazine recently came to Reno plastic surgeon Dr.Tiffany McCormack for a feature article entitled “Lip Service” which aimed to answer the question, “Do they work and how safe are they?” Interested in the details? Simply click on the magazine cover below to view the article.

To learn more about the lip plumping options offered at McCormack Plastic Surgery, we invite you to contact our office to arrange your complimentary consultation with Dr. McCormack today! (775) 284-2020

Mommy Makeover – A Plastic Surgery Trend?

The term “Mommy Makeover” has gained a great deal of popularity over the past couple of years and many believe that it is the latest trend in plastic surgery. Calculating statistics on the number of women who undergo post-pregnancy plastic surgery procedures may be difficult to come by however. This is because a mommy makeover involves a combination of procedures and is considered a marketing term rather than a surgical one. Official numbers aside, Dr. McCormack’s most popular procedures involve combinations of breast surgery, body contouring and abdominoplasty.

As a mother and board certified plastic surgeon, media outlets naturally come to Dr. McCormack for her insight when reporting on the latest mommy makeover trends. Her latest feature – a full page spread in New Beauty Magazine, a national publication heralded as the The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide.

Simply click on the image below to view all the details.  If you have any questions about the “mommy makeover”, or would like to arrange your private consultation with Dr. McCormack, please call our office at (775) 284-2020.

McCormack Plastic Surgery Featured in NewBeauty

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Tiffany McCormack who has been featured in NewBeauty, a national magazine which has been heralded as The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide. The Summer / Fall 2009 edition of NewBeauty magazine is due on newsstands the last week of June, and features Dr. McCormack in a stunning full page spread complete with information about her philosophy towards plastic surgery and an overview of our boutique Reno plastic surgery practice. Below we offer a sneak peak at the issue which you can click to see Dr. McCormack’s feature!

(click on the magazine cover to see the McCormack Plastic Surgery feature)

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What Causes Facial Aging?

What causes facial aging? In addition to the accumulation of years, genetics play a major role,
along with sun exposure, smoking, and harsh weather.For some people the eyes become the earliest indicators of facial aging. Excess upper eye skin can be smoothed with surgery. Under-eye hollows are caused by the loss of fat or volume, resulting in a gaunt, older look. These flaws can sometimes be corrected with fillers, although eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) often offers the best solution when both the repositioning of under-eye tissue volume and the removal of excess skin are called for. Under-eye “bags” are caused by too much volume or the weakening of tissues over the fat. Surgery is usually required to correct this condition as well.

Changes in facial volume — gain and loss of fat in certain areas on the face — are generally responsible for later effects in facial contour and skin laxity. Attention to these changes in volume is an essential part of a successful facelift. The power in the lift is achieved with repositioning the underlying supporting tissues. Gentle removal of excess skin completes the restoration of the facial contour.

Today’s media buzzes with reports of the “lunchtime” facelift and other short procedures that entice those who want a fast and easy path to facial improvement. Plastic surgeons are advising a combination of less invasive treatments whenever feasible. With more options now available, it is sensible to start small and stage further procedures as dictated by time and need. However, prospective patients should know that injectables and lasers have their limits. A facelift still provides the longest-lasting results and corrects the widest array of concerns for many patients.

It’s essential to me as a plastic surgeon that my patients feel comfortable with their choice of procedure from their first visit onward. I devote special attention to educating patients about their various treatment options as well as helping them understand the risks and benefits of each. My goal is to guide every patient through through a treatment experience that will affirm their choice to feel better about their appearance and themselves.

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