Financing Options for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

May 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many people believe that plastic surgery is unaffordable for them because they are unaware of the many options that are available to help finance a procedure. We believe that cost should not be a barrier to achieving your cosmetic goals, reducing uncomfortable symptoms, or boosting your self-confidence. This is why Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery accepts various payment options including medical…

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Will My Implants Affect Breastfeeding?

March 23, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US every year. This procedure is often performed as part of a “mommy makeover” to restore volume to deflated breasts, but it is equally popular for young women who have never had children. For these women, a common concern is how breast implants might affect their ability…

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Will a Breast Lift Help My Back Pain?

February 25, Dr. Susan MacLennan

At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, our patients schedule breast lift consultations for a multitude of reasons. Some want to restore the body they had before pregnancy or the natural aging process, while others want to adjust the natural shape of their breasts without the use of implants. Since we usually think about the cosmetic outcomes of plastic surgery, you may…

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What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

January 24, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on the body and can result in unwanted changes in your appearance. However, these changes can vary from patient to patient, which is why a mommy makeover is not one-size-fits-all. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, we offer customizable mommy makeover procedures to meet each patient’s unique needs. Continue reading to learn more about this…

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Plastic Surgery for Teens: What to Expect

January 7, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If your teen asks for plastic surgery, it can bring up a lot of emotions all at once. Cosmetic surgery can be a touchy subject for many people, and the question of whether it’s appropriate for teens can be a very polarizing one. If there’s one piece of advice we give parents of interested teenagers, it’s to schedule a consultation…

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Is Facial Plastic Surgery Permanent?

November 16, Dr. Susan MacLennan

One of the questions that usually comes up during consultations is how long the results of surgery will last. This answer will vary from patient to patient, but each procedure will have an average expectation for results. During a consultation, I can give you a more detailed explanation, but here are some of the basic answers.   How Long Do…

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What’s the Difference Between Breast Augmentation And Breast Implants?

October 29, Dr. Susan MacLennan

There are so many ways to enhance, rebuild, and shape the breasts and because of that, there are a lot of terms to grapple with. Beyond simply referring to the surgery as a “boob job,” lots of other medical and technical terms that we always make sure our clients understand thoroughly before making any decisions about surgery. This includes delineating…

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What is the Difference Between a “Cosmetic surgeon” and a “Plastic Surgeon”?

October 29, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you’re new to plastic surgery, understanding different terms can be confusing. Many people mistakenly believe that a “cosmetic surgeon” and a “plastic surgeon” are the same, for example. While they are somewhat similar, there are some differences in training and the procedures performed for cosmetic surgeons vs. plastic surgeons. Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is a general…

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The Ultimate Guide to Compression Garments

August 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you’re considering having cosmetic surgery, you have likely done your research about the procedure itself, seen before-and-after photos, and read about what to expect during recovery. During that time, you’ve likely stumbled across instructions for wearing compression garments, which is often a point of confusion among plastic surgery patients. In this post, I’ll walk through why we use compression…

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Why is it called “Plastic Surgery”? I don’t want to look plastic!

July 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many people have misconceptions about the term “plastic surgery”, associating it with the plastic material we know in everyday life. Learn more about the history of plastic surgery, how we are trained, and more.   The History of Plastic Surgery The English word “plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos” which refers to modeling or sculpting like an artist. Plastic…

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