Can You Have Surgery on Your Period?

September 7, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many women are concerned about getting their period on the day of their surgery – sometimes it feels like your period starts at the most inconvenient time. However, there is no need to stress since accommodations can be made if you are on your period at the time of surgery. Preparing for Surgery While on Your Period The short answer…

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How Did Plastic Surgeons Get Their Name?

August 11, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are new to plastic surgery, you probably have some questions about common terms used in the field. Many patients also have misconceptions about the term “plastic surgery” itself, associating it with the plastic material used in everyday items. Learn more about the history of plastic surgery, how plastic surgeons are trained, and more. The History of Plastic Surgery…

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Cost & Plastic Surgery: What You Should Know

July 19, Dr. Susan MacLennan

One of the most common questions we receive during a plastic surgery consultation is “how much will this cost?” As a general rule of thumb, cost is related to the amount of time we spend in the operating room. Because every patient has different anatomy and we customize care, each patient will have a different surgical plan and time estimate….

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Health Risks of Plastic Surgery and How to Avoid Them

June 20, Dr. Susan MacLennan

While plastic surgery is considered very safe in general, as with any type of surgery there are some associated risks. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, our first priority is your health and safety. We take steps to help patients avoid common risks and make sure that you are informed and prepared for the procedure and recovery process. Below are a…

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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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