Botox for Men: Everything You Need to Know

October 19, Dr. Susan MacLennan

The majority of my aesthetic treatment patients are women, but a growing number of men are choosing plastic surgery or nonsurgical procedures. Botox is one of the most popular. There are a few things that men should know before they schedule their first appointment. How Does Botox Work? Botox’s active ingredient is a diluted form of botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin…

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Answering Four of Your Most Common Labiaplasty Questions

September 3, Dr. Susan MacLennan

As a female plastic surgeon, I have seen an increasing numbers of women requesting labiaplasty. Many labiaplasty patients have the same questions before their procedures, particularly when it comes to the recovery process. Before you come in for your consultation, here are a few answers to the most common questions about labiaplasty. How Long Will Swelling and Itching Last? After…

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Why Choose a Breast Lift?

September 1, Dr. Susan MacLennan

We talk about breasts all day long in our all-women office! One of the most common concerns is droopy breasts and what can be done about them. If you’re interested in a breast lift but unsure about whether it’s right for you, here are a few things you should know. What is a Breast Lift? A breast lift (“mastopexy”) is…

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How to Prepare for Transgender Top Surgery

September 1, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Gender-affirming top surgery is a life-changing procedure. If you’re ready to pursue transgender top surgery, here are some steps to take to prepare. Review Your Insurance Coverage Transgender top surgery is covered by most health insurance plans in Vermont. Insurers have different requirements for approval, so before your consult it’s helpful to call your insurance to get their policy. For…

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Your Facelift Recovery: From Day 1 to Day 30

July 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

The facelift remains the gold standard in facial rejuvenation and achieving your youngest, most refreshed self. This makes it an excellent option for achieving your cosmetic goals, but it’s common to have questions about your recovery period. If you’re wary about undergoing surgery— especially when it comes to your face— then it can be helpful to know what to expect….

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Everything You Need to Know about Breast Reduction

June 18, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast reduction surgery is a relatively common procedure which is popular for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Many patients find that their large breasts cause problems for their comfort and self-confidence. Breast reduction surgery is an effective solution for these patients, helping them to feel empowered and confident. What is Breast Reduction? Breast reduction surgery is exactly as it sounds…

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What You Should Know About Recovering from Breast Augmentation

April 23, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast augmentation is one of our most popular procedures; every office day we see women who want to reshape, resize, or recontour their breasts. Our patients report more self-confidence and improved body image postop. It’s important to us that our patients are fully educated about what to expect from their breast surgery and the recovery period. How Long is the…

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Do I Need a Blepharoplasty?

March 9, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Aging eyelid appearance is a common part of the aging process. The eyelids begin to sag, and fat pads behind the eyes can loosen to create bags under the eyes. Vision can be affected if the upper eyelid skin sags over the eye, and puffiness can create a tired appearance. Blepharoplasty can help with these concerns. What is Blepharoplasty? Blepharoplasty,…

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Choosing to Have Breast Implants Removed

February 4, Dr. Susan MacLennan

More and more patients have been coming to me for breast implant removal. Even among those choosing a first-time breast augmentation, the trend is for smaller, subtler breasts that are easier to manage where fitness routines and other activities are concerned. Regardless of the reason, the choice to have breast implants is incredibly personal. Your implant removal options Many patients…

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What You Should Know Before Trying Dermal Fillers

January 13, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular. They are a great, non-surgical way to enhance your appearance by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles or adding volume to the lips, cheeks, or temples. Before you try them for the first time, here are a few things you should know. Dermal Fillers are Made With Naturally Occurring Ingredients Most dermal filler…

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